Spots Available In 2008 Field

As of Monday May 12th there are spots open in the field of the 2008 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship (FFCBC) and there is no one in the Waiting List.

For the first time in 11 years, you can now enter the FFCBC tournament directly without having qualified or having entered in the draw. Recent team cancellations now make it easier to enter.

“A combination of gas prices, economic instability, time pressures, as well as health situations, personal concerns and family commitments has resulted in a number of scratches. We have a few holes, a couple of teams in the field that are not sure that they will be able to compete and a couple of anglers considering joining the field, ” stated Pam Buttner, FFCBC Director of Angler Registrations.

“Now is the time to register for 2008. We will be accepting teams on a first paid, first entered basis. Once the field is filled names will be added to the Waiting List in the order that they are received. There are usually additional scratches between payment deadline and tournament time. This unique opportunity that will not last long,” explained Buttner.

Anglers normally have to qualify for the 138 team field by placing in the previous year’s top ninety finishers, winning one of eight specific tournaments or by purchasing an entry at auction. A Random Draw fills the balance of the field. The draw for 2008 was held in mid-October. There were ninety individuals in the draw vying for forty-five spots. Entry fee for the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is $1,450.00 per two-person team. First prize is $40,000.00 and cash prizes total $172,500.00.

To enter contact Pam Buttner at 807-274-6688 (days), 807-274-6707 (evenings) or by email at