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The 2006 Midwest Sportsman National Classic
will be held on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
on October 4-5-6, 2006

There will be a random drawing on September 1, 2006 to assign each team to a ramp for Oct 4th & 5th. This list will be posted on this site on 9/1/06. All Classic qualified members will receive their complete Classic packet by mail by 9/10/06.

This years Classic is being hosted by Marshall and Lyon Counties
Marshall on the Kentucky Lake side and
Lyon on the Barkley Lake side.

Click on the following links to see accommodations in:
Lion County
Marshall County

We will use four ramps for the 2 day elimination
2 on Kentucky Lake and 2 on Lake Barkley

The "Top 100" will compete on Friday October 6th
at Kentucky Dam

The ramps are all set now:
Kentucky Dam and Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake
Kutawa Ramp and Eddy Creek on
Barkley

Check back often as more information will be up and running
as we receive it and work out final details!!

2006 CLASSIC FORMAT

In 2006 Midwest Sportsman will host a (3-day) classic -- this is necessary because of the number of teams that we’re expecting to qualify for the 2006 National Classic.

The only other option is to cut the percentage of teams advancing to the classic, and from what we hear from the fishermen, they want the chance to go to the classic and maybe get eliminated there, or possibly advance to a final top 100.

2006 CLASSIC FORMAT

We will use multiple launch and weigh-in sites for the first two days of the classic tournament. All scales will be certified before these tournaments. The teams will fish on days 1 and 2 (Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5). The field will be broken up into 100-150 teams per launch site (final figures will depend on actual qualifiers for the 2006 classic.

The top 100 teams from all the weigh-in sites (total weight for the two days) will advance to day 3 (October 6, 2006) for the finals. All the teams on day 3 will start with zero (0) weight for the final day.

With an increase of the Classic entry fee from $120.00 to $150.00 per team, (this is only $15.00 per man), this will provide enough extra money so that all 100 teams in the “Top 100” will get paid.

New pay-back schedules will be on the web site showing how much each team will receive (1 through 100), based on a field of 400 plus teams.