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2017 SABAA SENIOR NATIONALS


On behalf of SABAA and the Eastern Division, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on being selected by your respective Divisions to participate as one of the Top 55 Bass anglers in South Africa, in the 2017 SABAA National Senior Championships.

The tournament will be held at Wriggleswade Dam from the 16TH to the 20TH October 2017. The event will be run from the Stutterheim Aquatic Club. The dam will be closed to ALL SABAA members from sunset on the 25TH September. The dam is home to largemouth bass with a number of smallmouth having been caught over the last couple of seasons. The dam record of 5.01kg is held by Roy Douglas-Henry caught at the Nationals in 2007.

Every effort has and will be made to make sure that this will be a memorable national championship event. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all anglers the very best for the tournament.

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Eastern Division organizing committee should you have any questions, contact details can be found below:

 

Designation

Name

Tel. contact

Eastern Division President

James Rea

082 453 7455

Tournament Director / Organizing committee

Tyrone Schwartz

082 468 3945

Weighmaster / Organizing committee

Graham Richter

083 282 5705

Organizing committee

Cyril Schwartz

082 492 4779

Organizing committee

Brett Edmunds

082 875 6026

 

Pre tournament registration:

Pre-tournament registration requirements will be for each divisional president / team captain or team manager to check and verify the following:

Every angler participating is:

These items will be checked to ensure that there is no personal liability transferred to the organizing committee before, during or after the event.

NNB - Any angler that does not have all of the above in order before or at the official registration on the 15TH of October, will not be eligible to fish the event. There will be no exceptions. The tournament director’s decision will be final.

The dam will be closed to ALL SABAA registered anglers from Sunset, 25TH September 2017.

Entrance / registration fee:

As a committee, we have done everything in our power to ensure that we have kept the costs for this event down to a bare minimum. The registration cost per angler for this event will be  R 1 850.00.

The registration fee includes access to the venue, boat permits, fishing licenses, welcoming dinner and Awards evening dinner.

 

Account details are:

Wriggleswade Bassmasters

FNB Stutterheim (Call Account)

Account Num: 62145179637

Branch Code: 210421

Please ensure that each Division submits their “Entry Form” and makes a single deposit and not individual deposits made by anglers. Please ensure that if extra meals are required that they are clearly marked on the “Entry Form”.

 

ORDER OF EVENTS


Sunday the 15TH October - Tournament registration:

We are asking that all anglers are present for the registration, please bring a colour copy of your passport.

Official tournament registration will take place at the Stutterheim Aquatic Clubhouse, the registration will be held between 15:30 and 17:30.

If there is an emergency and you have a problem with getting to the registration on time, please make prior arrangements and/or please use the contact list provided to inform the organizing committee of your request.

 

Captain’s meeting:

There will be a briefing from 17.45 to 18.15 AT THE Stutterheim Aquatic Clubhouse by the tournament director and weigh master, where a full briefing on the tournament procedures and rules will be explained, this is to be attended by the Team Manager and Captain only.

 

Monday 16TH October - Practice day (1 Bag of Ice per Boat will be provided at the Weigh Station):

Practice day will be run as if it were an official tournament day. Anglers will be on their respective pegs at a pre-determined time ready to have their safety equipment inspected, live-wells checked and their tags handed to them.

Each of the respective flights (Red, Blue and Green) will leave one after the other at a time that will be presented to all anglers at the Captain’s meeting, and only then due to the time of the year, taking sun rise, mist etc. into consideration.

All flights will return to the weigh station at the same pre-determined time. (Red, Blue and Green). The time will be confirmed at the Captains briefing. Please make sure that your tag is returned to the weigh station and placed on the tag board.

 

Monday 16TH October - Welcome function will be held at Stutterheim Aquaic Clubhouse:

This will be held on Monday evening after practice day. Starting at 18h30 until late. There will be a full cash bar available.

 

Tuesday 17TH October – Scanning and prep day (No Ice is provisioned for this day):

The official scanning practice will take place from 08h00 to 14h00. Boats will be checked, please ensure that no rods are on your deck or in your hatches. Each angler will be required to report to the Weigh Station for Inspection and collection of their respective disk. All anglers must return their disk to the tag board prior to the removal of their boat.

 

Wednesday 18TH October through Friday 20TH October – Tournament days (Ice available):

All anglers would have been allocated their numbers and put into the three flights (Red, Blue and Green) as per practice day. Your number and flight will remain constant throughout the tournament, all that differs will be your starting order and return, which will rotate each day.

As per the Captain’s meeting, launch and start times will be communicated to all anglers. Competitors will be able to launch at leisure in the morning prior to the start, i.e. the ramp will be open well before the cut off time, but please note, it is very important that all boats are to be on their respective jetties / pegs by the pre-determined time. Any anglers launching late, or for whatever reason are not on their peg, will be moved to the back of the field.

Live well inspection will be conducted once your boat is on the bank prior to the start of the day’s fishing. Once your live wells have been inspected, each angler will receive their tag.

Below please find the order that flights will be released:

 

Practice day – 16TH October:

Flight

Red

Blue

Green

Start

TBC (07h00)

TBC (07h05)

TBC (07h10)

Return

16H30

16H30

16H30

 

9 Hours 30 Min

9 Hours 30 Min

9 Hours 30 Min

Tournament day 1 – 18TH October:

Flight

Red

Blue

Green

Start

TBC (07h00)

TBC (07h05)

TBC (07h10)

Return

16H00

16H30

17H00

 

9 Hours

9 Hours 25 Min

9 Hours 50 Min

Tournament day 2 – 19TH October:

Flight

Blue

Green

Red

Start

TBC (07h00)

TBC (07h05)

TBC (07h10)

Return

16H00

16H30

17H00

 

9 Hours

9 Hours 25 Min

9 Hours 50 Min

Tournament day 3 – 20TH October:

Flight

Green

Red

Blue

Start

TBC (07h00)

TBC (07h05)

TBC (07h10)

Return

15H30

16H00

16H30

 

8 Hours 30 Min

8 Hours 55 Mins

9 Hours 20 Min

Total hours fished:

Flight

Red

Blue

Green

Hours

27 Hours 45 Min

27 Hours 45 Min

27 Hours 45 Min

 

Awards dinner – Friday 20TH October

The Awards Evening will be held in the Stutterheim Aquatic Clubhouse.

The 2017 SABAA Senior Nationals will finally draw to a close at the awards dinner on Friday evening. The function starts at 18:30 with pre dinner drinks, after which we will ask that you are seated so that we can start with proceedings.

There will be a full cash bar available.

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS TO TAKE NOTE OF


  1. Evening meals: A caterer has been arranged for all anglers on, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, being served from 19h00 sharp at a cost of R110.00/head per night for Tuesday and Thursday nights and R120/head for Wednesday night. We know anglers are focused/tired and need to get themselves a decent meal and back to bed as soon as possible thus the meal will be ready to be dished from 19h00 sharp. The meals being served will be as follows: Tuesday, Pasta dish with salads and rolls, Wednesday, Steak, chips, salad, rolls and a sauce and Thursday, 2 burgers and chips. Should you wish to take this option, please select accordingly on the entry form and pay in advance.
  2. Coffee and rusks will be available at the weigh station each morning (practice day and 3 tournament days)
  3. There will be ice available for anglers each day (Excluding Scanning day.)

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


This event will be hosted using the facilities of SAC (Stutterheim Aquatic Club) and which are situated right on the water’s edge. Please contact the caretaker, Amanda (083 752 4545), for accommodation options.

Alternate accommodation in the surrounding area can be viewed here: https://acomsa.co.za/stutterheim

 

OTHER IMPORTANT USEFUL NUMBERS:

Collett’s Pharmacy in Stutterheim -  (043) 6831212 or Taki Kyriacos A/H 083 272 6646

Stutterheim Hospital – (043) 6831313

Dr S. Pretorius in Stutterheim – (043) 6831122 or cell 082 332 5702

Stutterheim Garage – (043) 6831401

Amatola Motors – (043) 6831307

Bose Tyres – (043) 6831661 / 6832035 or Donald Kemp 073 427 2119 

Tournament Rules

 


Albeit that there will be a comprehensive briefing given at the captain’s meeting, please take note of the following:

 

Please refer to the SABAA tournament rules that form part of your angler pack, these rules will apply at all times

During the competition days there will be only 1 competitor per boat for the duration of the event. The Reserves must be accommodated on one of the allotted Divisional Team Anglers Boats, for the practice days. No other persons may fish.

Each boat has its own numbered peg on the bank and must be parked exactly on that spot, PLEASE do not drive your boat half way up the bank, rather gently beach your boat, we have volunteers that will be pushing each boat off.

Do not push your own boat off. The marshals will push off boats in the correct number order.

You will idle to and through the two buoys at low idle speed, further detail will be given at the briefing.

When anglers return to the weigh station in their allocated flight time slots, it is the angler’s responsibility to ensure that their tag is on the board before the weigh master sounds the horn for that respective flights closure. Once your fish have been weighed, please could we ask that your boats are removed from the bank and taken off the water as soon as possible so that the next flight can repeat this process without creating congestion.

There is ample space to remove your boat from the water and park within the designated area adjacent the Weigh Station and come down to the weigh station to watch other competitor’s weigh in, and at the same time enjoy a cold one!!

 

DISPUTE / PROTEST


In the event of a dispute or transgression, a dispute committee will be in place and named before the tournament starts. This committee will consist of the tournament director, the weigh master and a SABAA member.

A transgression / complaint forwarded to the committee on that same day will be accompanied by a R250.00 fee, which will be refunded if the offender is found guilty of the said offense. The angler in question will be notified of the hearing (time and place), and will be afforded the opportunity to comment or defend themselves, at the same time being accompanied by one of the following, their team captain or the team manager or an angler of their choice.

The outcome of the hearing will be final, and the committee’s decision will stand.

•      See rule 19 on page 8 in the SABAA tournament rules

 

Tournament Details
NameSABAA Senior National Championships 2017 - Wriggleswade Final Day
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
VenueWriggleswade Dam
Number of Competitions1
How many Competitions will count1
Minumum Anglers on a boat1
Maximum Anglers per boat1
Start Time06:00
End Time16:00
Tournament Ties1 Most Fish 2 Heaviest Bag 3 Heaviest Fish - Not linked to competitions used to calculate Grand Prix Points
Next Competition Date2017-10-18
Species, Points, Divisions and Categories
SpeciesCompetition PointsProvincesNA
BASS,1,
shortfish=-1.5
deadfish=-1
fishlength=0
fishweight=1
latepoints=0
bagsize=5
tourbonus=0
bonusbigfish=0
bonusbigbag=0
dailywinner=0
nofishbonus=0
nofishbonustype=0
max=100
min=0
attendancebonus=0
tourpenalty=0
reset=0
tourterm=SABAANATIONALS
tie=0
bonusfrequency=0
gptype=0
pointintervals=[1,100,1]
speciespoints=
EASTERN
WESTERN
SOUTHERN
NORTHERN
NATAL
SABAA INVITATIONAL
ANGLER=0
ROOKIE=0
COMEBACK=0
Anglers
Entry #NameProvinceCategoryANGLER1
1James ReaEasternANGLERJames Rea
2Mark GibsonEasternCOMEBACKMark Gibson
3Ulrich WeimersSabaa InvitationalROOKIEUlrich Weimers
4Colin TillEasternANGLERColin Till
5Guy PauletWesternANGLERGuy Paulet
6Dean SearleEasternANGLERDean Searle
7Clint LentzEasternROOKIEClint Lentz
8Dudley FourieSouthernROOKIEDudley Fourie
9Gregory SchluepSouthernANGLERGreg Schluep
10Allan BakerSouthernANGLERAllan Baker
11Vincent De BoerWesternANGLERVincent De Boer
12Rowan TimmerWesternANGLERRowan Timmer
13Pierre Vd MerweWesternANGLERPierre Vd Merwe
14Stephan BritzWesternANGLERStephan Britz
15Charlton HewittSouthernANGLERCharlton Hewitt
16John RhodesWesternCOMEBACKJohn Rhodes
17Andrew NienaberWesternROOKIEAndrew Nienaber
18Cyril SchwartzEasternANGLERCyril Schwartz
19Kieron SamkinNatalANGLERKieron Samkin
20Freddie SteynWesternANGLERFreddie Steyn
21Brett EdmundsEasternANGLERBrett Edmunds
22Shaun JohnNatalROOKIEShaun John
23Neels BenekeNatalANGLERNeels Beneke
24Richard EldridgeEasternANGLERRichard Eldridge
25Dirk CoxenEasternANGLERDirk Coxen
26Frans SwanepoelSouthernANGLERFrans Swanepoel
27Pierre TheronSouthernROOKIEPierre Theron
28Todd CamonsEasternCOMEBACKTodd Camons
29Andrew LockeWesternROOKIEAndrew Locke
30Craig FraserWesternANGLERCraig Fraser
31Mike HassanSabaa InvitationalROOKIEMike Hassan
32Justin De SouzaSouthernANGLERJustin De Souza
33MARTIN DE KOCKNatalANGLERMartin De Kock
34Kevin NaidooSabaa InvitationalROOKIEKevin Naidoo
35Shane EstranNatalANGLERShane Estran
36Japie BothaNorthernCOMEBACKJapie Botha
37Charl EngelbrechtNorthernANGLERCharl Engelbrecht
38Johan CloeteSouthernROOKIEJohan Cloete
39Hennie Du PreezSouthernROOKIEHennie Du Preez
40Jonathan SchroderNatalANGLERJonathan Schroder
41Reed EastmanNorthernANGLERReed Eastman
42Kobus RetiefNorthernANGLERKobus Retief
43Mzi TyhokoloSabaa InvitationalROOKIEMzi
44Gareth PotgieterNatalANGLERGareth Potgieter
45Lollius NiemackSabaa InvitationalROOKIELollius Niemack
46Darryl QuintonSouthernANGLERDarryl Quinton
47Michael CannonNatalANGLERMichael Cannon
48Pieter EspagNorthernANGLERPieter Espag
49Wayne LouwNorthernANGLERWayne Louw
50Michael MattheeNorthernANGLERMichael Matthee
51Tinus BarnardNorthernANGLERTinus Barnard
52Robert OlivierNatalANGLERRobert Olivier
53Trevor BrownNatalCOMEBACKTrevor Brown
54Justy VarkevisserSouthernANGLERJusty Varkevisser
55Gerhard NortjeNorthernANGLERGerhard Nortje
56Jose Carlos SilvaNorthernANGLERJose Carlos Silva
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