Feb. 2, 2015
Allstate Returns As Sponsor Of Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. is excited to announce the return of Allstate as the presenting sponsor of one of bass fishing’s most popular competitive circuits in 2015, the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series.
The Opens are comprised of a Northern, Southern and Central division, and each division is comprised of three tournaments. In addition to cash and prizes, the Opens Series offers tournament winners within the three Opens divisions an entry into the Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.
Allstate’s sponsorship is set to include the nine Opens events scheduled around the country in 2015. The season kicked off on Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, Fla., with the Jan. 15-17 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate.
Considered a stepping stone for aspiring pro anglers, the Opens Series also allows anglers to earn points for each finish, and at the end of the season, the top anglers are offered a berth in the followingyear’s Elite Series.
“B.A.S.S’s partnership with Allstate is extremely successful and something we are very proud of,” says B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “We are eager to continue our relationship with Allstate as they connect not only with all of our Opens anglers, but also with the growing number of bass fishing fans.”
“Presenting the Bassmaster Opens Series is a great catch for us,” says Allstate’s Boat Line Manager Christine Bischoff. “We’re excited to be interacting with anglers from all over the country and discussing all of their insurance needs.”
At each Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens event, the Allstate Good Hands, Great Day award will be presented to the angler and co-angler climbing the most in points from Day 1 to Day 2. The pro angler wins $250, and the co-angler wins $150.