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HAWGZ Spring Open April 19th


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Hawgz Bass Series Open Tournament

Mississippi River Pools 9 & 10

Click Here for the ---> Sign Up Form

$350.00 per boat - 5 Fish Limit, Single or team

1st place=$10,000.00

2nd place= $5,000.00

3rd place= $4,000.00

4th place= $3,000.00

5th place= $2,000.00

6th place= $1,000.00

7th thru 15th $500.00

*Payout guaranteed on 100 entries

*50 entries minimum to hold tournament

NO Membership required

All entries are to be paid by April 1/2009 $350.00 entry.

Boat position based on entry post mark, All entries will be posted here in order.

E- mail for more info [email protected]

or call 515/297/2501

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Group A is going to get in every derby they can on the bodies of water they have confidence

Group B and C are fishing the derby with a “throw down my cash and see what happens” attitude. This is as much recreation as anything for them. Chances are they are going to be competing against Group A whether the entry is 150 or 350.

Break Down of the Finances

5 event circuit assuming 35 boats

Entry fees 150 x 5= $750

Fuel for tow vehicle and boat 200 x 5= $1000

Food 50 x 5= 250

Lodging 60 x 5= 300

Total expense= 2050 for 5 derbies

Highest possible winning assuming 1200 1st place award= $6000

Highest attainable profit = 3950

Potential Return on invest investment 193% (not bad, but remember you must win every event), Lets say you get 4th in every event and win $200 each time. That’s respectable right? Well you just lost a grand.

ROI= -51%

1 10k Open event

Entry fees $350

Fuel for tow vehicle and boat $200

Food 50

Lodging 60

Total expense= $660

Highest possible winning assuming 10k for 1st, 2k for 5th

Potential Return on invest investment= 1415% if you win, 203% for 5th place (assuming full field of 100 boats)

So what are group B and C really looking for? A return on the chances they take, or more chances to fish against a smaller field and a better possibility to win, get plaques to hang on the wall and feed the ego?

The math says you have a chance at greater profit if you fish the one open tournament and go fun fishing 4 other weekends.

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I did not do a very good job of explaining. It was a break down of other tournament compared to this one. It actually came from another site.

We were having a discussion about why guys should fish this tournament compared to a BFL, other open tournaments ot clubbers.

Sorry for the confusion.

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