2018 Ram Truck Open Series Schedules

October 2, 2017

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Athens, AL. American Bass Anglers announced today the 2018 Ram Truck Open Series schedules with 81 tournaments in 18 divisions, in a Pro/Am style format. The series offers a guaranteed $5,000 minimum to the first place to Boaters at all one-day events and at the two-day Area Championships a guaranteed $10,000 minimum for first place Boater and $5,000 for first place Co-Anglers. At the end of the season, qualified anglers will advance to the 2019 Ray Scott Championship, named after the legend Ray Scott who started modern day bass tournaments.

One new division will be introduced in 2018, South Texas. Texas anglers can now compete on Lake Conroe in the same region as South-East Texas. These two divisions will compete on Toledo Bend in late September at the Area 6 Championship.

Each division will hold four one-day qualifying events and anglers who compete in three or more events in their home division will division will qualify to enter the two-day Area Championship.

Area Championships are held on a lake that both divisions compete on, a local but neutral lake, or in some cases the location will be flipped between the two divisions within their area annually. The locations are selected to level the playing field as much as possible for the anglers while reducing travel. At Area Championships the full field competes both days which gives all anglers a much better opportunity at qualifying for the Ray Scott Championship.

Entry fees for Divisional one-day events are $200 for Boaters and $100 for Co-Anglers. The two-day Area Championships entry fee is $300 for Boaters and $150 for Co-Anglers. The Ray Scott Championship has no entry fee.

To advance to the Area Championship anglers must have fished as either a Boater in three one-day events or a Co-Angler in three one-day events or a combination of four one-day events within their region.

Each division will advance anglers to the Ray Scott Championship. The top ten (10) Boaters and top ten (10) Co-Anglers from each division by points after the Area Championship will advance. The top five (5) Boaters and top five (5) Co-Anglers at the Area Championship by place of finish, who do not advance by divisional points, will also advance. Divisional points are awarded to each angler who competes in events within a division including the Area Championship.

The top angler (Boater and Co-Angler) by points from each division, after the Area Championship, will be awarded Divisional Angler of the Year. Divisional Anglers of the Year will have their 2019 entry fee (Boaters – $1,100, Co-Anglers $550) waived for the division of their choice. Total points accumulated from four one-day events within a division plus Area championship determines the Divisional Angler of the Year.

Boaters are always guaranteed use of their boats at all events. Co-Anglers registering as a package entry will receive priority entry into each event in that division. Co-Anglers can guarantee their spot in an event by “linking” with a registered Boater.

More information can be viewed on the RamOpenSeries.com website including payouts, schedules, and additional information.

Registration will open at 8 AM CST October 20, 2017, on the RamOpenSeries.com website or by calling 256-232-0406.

Boater and Co-Angler Package Registrations from October 20 through December 1, 2017, will each receive special incentives.

2018 Schedules

DivisionDatesLakeLaunch Ramp
Area 1
North Alabama02/03GuntersvilleGoose Pond
03/17WheelerJoe Wheeler State Park
04/28Neely HenryCoosa Landing
06/09WeissLeesburg Landing
Mississippi03/03Columbus PoolColumbus Marina
04/14Ross BarnettTommys Trading Post
05/05Ross BarnettTommys Trading Post
08/18PickwickJP Coleman State Park
Championship09/08-09PickwickMcFarland Park
Area 2
Kentucky/TN03/10KentuckyMoors Resort
04/14KentuckyParis Landing State Park
06/23KentuckyKentucky Dam Marina
08/25KentuckyParis Landing State Park
Central Tennessee02/24Center HillRagland Bottom
03/24Percy PriestFate Sanders
05/05Old HickorySanders Ferry
06/16Old HickorySanders Ferry
Championship10/13-14KentuckyParis Landing State Park
Area 3
South Alabama02/03EufaulaLakepoint Resort State Park
04/21MartinWind Creek State Park
05/19JordanBonners Landing
06/16Logan MartinLakeside Park
Geogia02/10EufaulaLakepoint Resort State Park
03/10SeminoleReynolds Landing (Big Jims)
04/28SinclairLittle River Park
06/09OconeeSugar Creek Marina
Championship10/13-14EufaulaLakepoint Resort State Park
Area 4
North Carolina02/10NormanPinnacle
03/24HickoryWittenburg
04/28KerrNutbush
05/19High RockTamarac Marina
South Carolina01/27KeoweeSouth Cove County Park
02/17MurrayDreher Island State Park
04/21HartwellGreen Pond
06/09Clark’s HillDorn Facility
 Championship10/13-14NormanBlythe Landing
Area 5
Florida Central01/20TohoLakefront Park
02/24Kissimmee ChainCamp Mack
03/17Harris ChainHickory Point Recreation Facility
05/05TohoLakefront Park
Florida South01/13OkeechobeeRoland Martin Marina & Resort
02/17OkeechobeeScott Driver
03/24OkeechobeeScott Driver
05/12OkeechobeeRoland Martin Marina & Resort
Championship09/29-30Kissimmee ChainCamp Mack
Area 6
Southeast Texas02/24Sam RayburnUmphrey Pavillion
04/28Sam RayburnUmphrey Pavillion
06/09Sam RayburnUmphrey Pavillion
09/15Sam RayburnUmphrey Pavillion
South Texas03/17Lake ConroeLakeview Marina
05/19Lake ConroeLakeview Marina
06/23Lake ConroeLakeview Marina
08/25Lake ConroeLakeview Marina
Championship10/20-21Toledo BendCypress Bend Park
Area 7
Texas Central02/03Cedar CreekLog Cabin
03/24Lake PalestineVillages Marina
06/30Lake of the PinesJohnson Creek
09/08Toledo BendCypress Bend
Oklahoma03/10Arkansas RiverThree Forks Harbor
04/21EufaulaSouth Cove
05/12Grand LakeWolf Creek
06/16Ft GibsonTaylor’s Ferry North
Championship10/06-07Lake TexomaHighport Marina
Area 8
Virginia02/24KerrNutbush
04/14GastonHolly Grove Marina
06/23KerrNutbush
08/11GastonHolly Grove Marina
Maryland03/31PotomacSmallwood
04/21Chesapeake BayAnchor Boats Marina
05/12PotomacSmallwood
06/02Chesapeake BayAnchor Boats Marina
Championship09/22-23KerrNutbush
Area 9
Ohio05/12IndianMoundwood State Park
06/02St. Mary’sWest Bank
07/14Ohio River/ Tanner’s CreekLawrenceburg City Ramp
08/04Ohio River/MaysvilleMaysville River Park
New York06/16Lake ChamplainTiconderoga
07/07CayugaUnion Springs
07/211000 IslandsFrench Creek Marina
08/18Lake ChamplainPlattsburgh
Championship09/15-16ChautauquaMayville Park

To learn more about the Ram Trucks Open Series, visit www.RamOpenSeries.com

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Ram Truck Open Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com 

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Simms, Garmin, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting www.americanbassanglers.com

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