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Final Day Of Nation Championship Postponed Until Sunday


Nov. 19, 2016

Final Day Of Nation Championship Postponed Until Sunday


CONROE, Texas — Because of high winds and unsafe conditions, the final day of the 2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan has been postponed until Sunday, Nov. 20.

Jon Stewart, B.A.S.S. Nation director, announced the decision after talking to the National Weather Service.

“The National Weather Service said the winds would begin to die down between 11 a.m. and noon,” Stewart said, “but that wasn’t a guarantee, and safety is our top concern.

“However, on Sunday, the waters should be pristine.”

The news came after launch had been delayed more than an hour on Saturday. Gusts were between 25 and 40 mph throughout the morning.

Eleven competitors will compete on the final day for three spots in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, March 24-26, 2017, also on Lake Conroe.

Competition will resume Sunday at 6:45 a.m. CT when the anglers launch from Lakeview Marina, 880 Beach Boulevard, in Conroe. The weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. CT at the same place. All events are free and open to the public.

The tournament is hosted by the Conroe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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