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2018 Series Info & Payouts

2018 RBT Tour Line Up

All 2018 events filmed for a 13 episode TV series on WFN

Interested in Fishing the Tour? The Renegade Bass Tour entry deadline is March 1st, 2018.

$1920 – (4 RBT qualifiers + RBT Championship Eligible) – Full non-refundable payment is due at time of registration.

Early bird registration teams have full balance due by March 1st, 2018. The early bird draw will take place on Saturday March 3rd at 5:00 pm in the AIM Marine Showroom (255 Kanata Ave, Ottawa ON).

NO registrations accepted after March 1, 2018

Complete your registration here

Pay Your Entry Fees Online

June 23 – Q1: Big Rideau Lake, Rideau Ferry Harbour

July 7 – Q2: Lake St.Francis, Cornwall

July 21 – Q3: Morrisburg, Morrisburg

August 18 – Q4: Dog, Cranberry and Whitefish Lakes, Seeleys Bay

September 8 & 9, 2018 Classic XXIII: TBD


2018 Series Fees

  • $1600 – Series entry fees per team.
  • $200 – Membership Fee per team
  • $40 – Administration fee
  • $80 – Big Fish pool per team ($20 per qualifier)

Note: All fees are in Canadian Funds

Please make cheques payable to Renegade Bass and date them for the current date. No post dated cheques please.


2018 Guaranteed Qualifier Payout Structure (Based on 76 teams)

Field size 76 teams -> Qualifier payout purse 76*$300=$22,800
1st – $7,000.00 6th – $1,300.00 11th – $ 360.00
2nd – $3,500.00 7th – $1,200.00 12th – $ 360.00
3rd – $2,000.00 8th – $1,100.00 13th – $ 360.00
4th – $1,700.00 9th – $1,000.00 14th – $ 360.00
5th – $1,400.00 10th – $ 800.00 15th – $ 360.00

2018 Big Fish Qualifier Payout (76 teams)

$20 per team is collected for big fish and split as follows:

  • 1st – $760 (50%)
  • 2nd – $460 (30%)
  • 3rd – $300 (20%)

2018 Bass Cat Boats Quest

In 2018, $1,500 is available to be won from Bass cats Boats ($250 per event) through the Bass Cat Boats Quest program in our qualifier events, Pro-Am event and Classic XXII event.

Full details here.


2018 Shimano Platinum Angler Contingency

The top Platinum Angler team at each 2018 RBT Tour qualifier, 2018 RBT 150 HP & under Open and 2018 Classic XXIII will win a pair of Shimano Expride Rods valued at over $800.

Full details on how to participate are available here.


2018 G. LOOMIS X-Treme Catch

G. Loomis X-Treme Catch teams will have a chance to win a pair of G. Loomis IMX Pro Rods ($900.00) value by weighing in the biggest bass among all participating teams for the RBT Tour qualifiers (does not include the 2018 Classic XXIII).

Full details on how to participate are available here.


2018 EAT, SLEEP JACKALL Bait Rewards

To qualify for EAT, SLEEP JACKALL Bait Rewards, each angler of the team must purchase $50 in Jackall Lures from an authorized Canadian Dealer. The top placing Jackall team in each RBT Tour qualifier will receive a $200 Jackall gift card redeemable at Paddletales Tackle.

Full details on how to participate are available here.


2018 Classic XXII Prize & Payout

Bass cat boat with Mercury outboard fully equipped with 2 Lowrance HDS Gen2 units, a Motorguide Tour Tour Edition 24v trolling motor, 3 batteries from Total Battery, on-board charging system, a stainless prop, and travel cover.

1st Bass Cat and Mercury
2nd – $3000 3rd – $2000 4th – $1500
5th – $1000 6th – $700 7th – $600
8th – $500 9th – $400 10th – $300

Big Fish is $500/$300 each day assuming all 40 teams participate ($20 / day)


2018 Team of the Year Prize

The 2018 Team of the Year prize will be announced later this year..


2018 BASS Team Championship

In 2018, three (3) teams from Renegade Bass will be eligible to compete in the 2018 BASS Team Championship.

1 – 2017 Team of the Year
2 – 2017 Classic XXII Champions
3 – Highest Placing Renegade Bass team at the 2018 Thousand Island Open

In 2019, three (3) teams from Renegade Bass will be eligible to compete in the 2019 BASS Team Championship.

1 – 2018 Team of the Year
2 – 2018 Classic XXIII Champions
3 – Highest Placing Renegade Bass team at the 2019 Thousand Island Open

Full details here.


2018 Yokohama Biggest bass of the Year

The Yokohama Biggest Bass of the Year presented by Goldwing Autocare rewards the team that weighs in the largest bass of the year in any of the 4 qualifying events or the Classic XXIII. The winning team will receive a set of (4) Yokohama tires for each member of the team complete with installation, balancing and nitrogen fill. This prize package has a maximum MSRP of $4000.00.

Yokohama Biggest bass of the Year Winners

2017 Kevin Mcphee & Chris Voldock 6.04 – Classic XXII Lake St.Francis
2016 Andy Kinstler & Scott Lecky 6.29 – Q4 Lake St.Francis
2015 Steve Barnett & Jack Levert 6.12 – Classic XX St.Lawrence River
2014 Paul Shibata & Craig Lister 5.84 – Classic XIX Ottawa River
2013 Charles Sim & Nigel Touhey 6.53 – Q1 St.Lawrence River
2012 Charles Sim & Nigel Touhey 6.24 – Q4 Lake St.Francis
2011 Clancy Mulvihill & David Craig 6.55 – Q3 Ottawa River

Full details here.


2018 Rookie Team of the Year

First introduced in 2014 and continuing in 2018, there will be a 2018 Rookie Team of the Year award and receive plaques highlighting their accomplishment. Both members of the team must never have fished the series before.
2017 Rookie Team of the Year –
2016 Rookie Team of the Year – Larry MacPhail® Carlos Ponte®
2015 Rookie Team of the Year – Blake Orr® and Matt Tooley®
2014 Rookie Team of the Year – Barry Clayton® and Steven Neveu®


2018 Most Improved Team of the Year

First introduced in 2014 and continuing in 2018, there will be a 2018 Most Improved Team of the Year recognition award. The 2018 team that increases their Team of the Year standing the most comparatively from 2017 will be recognized and receives plaques highlighting their accomplishment.

Most Improved Team of the Year Winners

2016 Most Improved Team of the Year –
2016 Most Improved Team of the Year – Barry Clayton and Steven Neveu
2015 Most Improved Team of the Year – Bob and Darren Izumi
2014 Most Improved Team of the Year – Jamie Hearty and Chris Patacairk


2018 Win and you are IN

First introduced in 2014 and continuing in 2018, the winner of each qualifier will automatically qualify for Classic XXIII. The top 40 teams after 4 qualifier events will still qualify for Classic XXIII. Qualifier winners that are not part of the top 40 will add an additional team to the Classic field. This means Classic XXIII could have a field size of up to 44 teams.


2018 Rhodes & Williams Appreciation Award

Up to $1250 in cash can be won through Rhodes & Williams Appreciation Award in the qualifier and Classic events.

Full details here.


2018 Motorguide Tour

The highest place team running a Motorguide Tour trolling motor after the four (4) Tour qualifiers and Classic XXII based on total weight will win a Motorguide Tour Tour Edition trolling motor.

Full details here.


2018 Lowrance & Navionics

Teams using Lowrance electronics (the newest unit must be a Lowrance) will be entered into a draw at each qualifier for two (2) Navionics chips. The eligible team that accumulates the highest weight after the four (4) Tour qualifiers and the 2018 Classic XXIII will win two (2) HDS Gen2 units.

Full details here.


Other Information

  • 200%+ payout in cash and prizes in 2015 and 2016.
  • No entry fee Classic with Bass Cat/Mercury 1st place prize package.
  • 1 2018 RBT team will compete in the 2018 BASS Team Championship through the 2018 Thousand Islands Open.
  • 2 2018 RBT teams will compete in the 2019 BASS Team Championship.
  • Maximum of 85 teams per event.
  • Kids prizes at every event.
  • The top forty teams (including ties) will be eligible to participate in the Classic.
  • All tournaments are 1 day events, except for the 2 day Classic Championship.
  • Tournaments start at 7:00 am and weigh-ins begin at 4:00 pm (except for day 2 weigh-in of the Classic which starts at 3:00 pm).
  • You must be a member to compete in the series.
  • All events are streamed live on our website.
  • Trophies for top winning teams in the Tour qualifiers and Classic XXIII.
  • Big Fish: Plaque, Plus a $20 per team optional Big Fish Pool split 50-30-20 % for the 3 largest fish.
  • Classic Big Fish: $40 per team optional Big Fish Pool split 50 % for the day 1 largest fish and 50 % day 2 largest fish.
  • See the Shimano / Renegade Bass Live Release Boats and Water Weigh System.
  • Print media lead in coverage for all events.
  • Press Releases for all events including interviews of winners.
  • Shimano Platinum Angler, G.Loomis X-Treme Catch, EAT, SLEEP JACKALL Bait Rewards, Bass Cat Boats Que$t, Yokohama Biggest bass of the year award presented by Goldwing Auotcare, Rhodes & Williams Appreication Award, Motorguide Tour and Lowrance/Navionics incentive programs.
  • RBT Academy and Apprenticeship program
  • Free kids derby.
  • RBT Academdy Steve Lee Memorial Instructional Pro-AM event June 24th, 2018 on Big Rideau Lake.

Note: *Renegade Bass will not assume any liability for prizes not delivered as stated by sponsors and advertisers.

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Water Selection

Pool ‘A’ – Big Rideau Lake, Lake St. Francis, St. Lawrence River (Morrisburg)
Pool ‘B’ – Newboro Lake, Dog/Cranberry/Whitefish Lake, Mississippi Lake
Pool ‘C’ – none

NOTE:
Three selections from pool ‘A’ and one selection from pool ‘B’ per year. No body of water from Pool ‘A’ will be selected 4 years in a row and a pool ‘B’ body of water may not be selected in consecutive years.

As per the 2015 AGM, Classic water is selected from ALL the bodies of water except the last qualifier of the current year and the previous year’s Classic body of water.