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2ND ANNUAL
LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT

August 8, 2003

9:00 pm Friday until 7:00 am Saturday

Grand Lake – Martin Landing

Pre-Tournament Meeting and Boat Position Drawing:
Friday • August 8th • 8:00 pm
at Martin Landing

SPONSORED BY
TULSA METRO BASS LEAGUE 2003

LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT

$75 entry fee per team

includes $10 big bass @ 100% payback
1st big bass 70%
2nd big bass 30%

$10 of each entry will go to the
Larry Mann Family


PAYBACK

Based on 80 boats
(will be adjusted to total number of entries)
1 place paid per 5 boats

1st  $ 800
2nd $ 600
3rd  $ 450
4th  $ 375
5th  $ 300
6th  $ 250
7th  $ 200
8th  $ 175
9th  $ 150
10th $ 125
11th $ 115
12th $ 105
13th $  95
14th $  85
15th $  75
16th $  75

Takeoff will be on the honor system. Boats may leave the ramp after livewell check and start fishing at official time.

4-fish limit

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Tournament Director Dave Roush at (918) 396-4497
or via e-mail at drfishing@msn.com


LARRY MANN MEMORIAL • NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT RULES


1. Tulsa Metro Bass League Directors and/or Rules Committee, which govern this tournament, reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.
2. ELIGIBILITY: At least one member of each team must be 18 years of age. Under age contestants must have written consent from parent or legal guardian. The use of a professional guide on this lake within 10 days of the tournament date is not permitted.
3. FEES: Entry fee is $75 per team. $10 of each entry fee will be donated to the Larry Mann Family. Anyone can fish this tournament alone at the full entry fee. Entries must be received by the Tournament Director no later than Thursday prior to the tournament, or presented in person before the pre-tournament meeting which will be held Friday, August 8th at 8:00pm, to be in the drawing for boat position. Late entries will be accepted by cash only payment at the ramp, but will be assessed a $10 late fee, and will be placed at the end of the field. A $20 fee will be charged on all returned checks.
4. SAFETY: Coast Guard approved life jackets, kill switch and working bow and stern running lights are mandatory. Life jackets and kill switch must be worn when the boat is on plane. Breaking any state or federal boating law may be cause for disqualification.
5. BOATS: Any safe boat with working aerated livewells is allowed. All boats must meet U.S. Coast Guard and State regulations.
6. TACKLE: Only artificial baits or lures may be used. No trolling or live bait is allowed. Pork style baits and commercial scents are allowed. All bass must be caught on rod and reel and in a legal, sporting manner. Only one rod and reel per contestant is allowed in use at any one time. Dip nets are allowed.
7. SCORING: 4 fish limit, 14 inches, only largemouth/black bass, Kentucky/spotted bass or smallmouth bass are allowed. Bass must measure 14 inches or more on flat board, mouth closed in any way to get tail to touch. Total stringer weight will determine winners. Any team bringing more than 4 fish to the weigh-in will have their catch for that day disqualified. Once fish have been turned over to tournament officials, they become the property of the tournament and no fish may be added to the catch. A short fish is a 1 lb penalty and loss of that fish. The Director and/or Rules Committee reserves the right to refuse the weighing of any dead bass.
8. DEAD FISH PENALTY: No dead bass will be weighed at this event.
9. CULLING: No culling is allowed after checking in with check-in boat or at the boat ramp area.
10. LATE PENALTY: Contestants late to weigh-in will be assessed a 1 lb per minute penalty with a maximum of 10 minutes allowed. Contestants will be disqualified after 10 minutes.
11. PERMITTED FISHING AREAS: Fishing is allowed from boat only and confined to waters specified in the tournament. Contestants must leave the designated launch ramp via boat and return via boat. Contestants must not depart the boat to fish or land fish. Both contestants must remain in the boat at all times except in the case of emergency or life threatening situation. In such an emergency, contestants may be removed from their boat to another contestant’s boat or rescue boat. In case of boat or motor problems, one or both contestants can hitch a ride to the weigh-in with another contestant. The Tournament Director is to be notified immediately of such problems.
12. RESTRICTING BASS: Restricting bass by any method which disallows its natural movement or travel throughout the entire impoundment is prohibited.
13. SEEDING BASS: Seeding bass captured from another impoundment is prohibited.
14. MEETING: Boat position will be determined at the meeting on Friday, August 8th at 8:00pm at the weigh-in site at Martin Landing.
15. SUBSTITUTES: Substitutes are allowed.
16. DEADWATER: None.
17. TAKE OFF: There is no official take-off. Contestants must have their livewell checked prior to 9:00 pm. Contestants may begin fishing at 9:00 pm. If a team misses livewell check, that team must have their livewell checked by 2 separate competing teams before proceeding to fish. This violation must be reported to the Tournament Director upon arrival at the weigh-in.
18. WEIGH-IN: The weigh-in will begin at 7:00 am. Flights will be assigned at the pre-tournament meeting. Each team must check in with the check-in boat prior to their weigh-in time or be assessed a late penalty. The check-in boat will be in position at 6:40 am. Boats are allowed to be loaded onto their trailers prior to weighing fish, provided their fish are brought to the scales for weighing in a timely manner. A last call will be announced for fish to be weighed. All fish must be weighed by that time.
19. OFFICIAL TIME: The official timekeeper for the tournament is the Tournament Director.
20. TIES: All ties shall be decided by the total number of fish. If a tie still exists, the awards will be divided between the teams.
21. PROTESTS: Any protest should be made in writing at the weigh-in within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the weigh-in.
22. WAIVER: All contestants must sign a Waiver Form releasing all tournament officials, contestants, hosts, and sponsors from any and all claims, injuries and/or damages incurred with the tournament officials and staff.
23. SPORTSMANSHIP: All contestants are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any contestant who displays poor sportsmanship, violates these rules, or any State, Federal or local laws, or brings unfavorable publicity to the sport of bass fishing will be disqualified. Contestants must have a valid Oklahoma fishing license (unless exempt) and another form of identification as required by law on their person.
24. POLYGRAPH: By signing the Waiver Form, contestants agree to a polygraph test by a qualified examiner. Refusal to submit to a polygraph test will result in immediate disqualification. Failure of the polygraph test or refusal to submit to the polygraph test will result in forfeiture of all monies.
25. CHEATING: Anyone who has been banned from another organization or has been convicted of cheating in any other fishing tournament or contest is not eligible to join or fish with TMBL 2003.
26. RULES AND LAWS: All TMBL, Federal, State and local laws MUST BE OBEYED and IT IS THE CONTESTANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THESE RULES AND LAWS. Regardless of your understanding concerning the law about running bridges, the rule in this tournament is all bridges are no wake. Running under any bridge is grounds for disqualification.
27. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or illegal use of prescription drugs are not allowed during tournament hours and/or prior to taking polygraph.

** ANY ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER THESE WRITTEN RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, EACH PERSON AGREES THAT ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR ARE FINAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO LEGAL CHALLENGE.
 

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The Battery Warehouse
BassZone.com
CITGO
Continental Batteries
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Falcon Graphite Rods
Gene Larew
Hamby’s Protector
Morton Marine
Okiebug
Terminator

LARRY MANN MEMORIAL
NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENT
ENTRY WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM
 


By signing this application, I hereby clearly state that I agree to be bound by the rules, which govern The Larry Mann Memorial Bass Tournament (LMMNBT). I hereby waive and release all other contestants, officials, sponsors, and/or tournament officials from all claims, and/or damages incurred in connection with my participation in the LMMNBT. I acknowledge that my personal safety and the safety of my property are my sole responsibility. I understand and agree that the LMMNBT reserves the right to refund fees for any reason. I understand and agree that the LMMNBT reserves the right to not allow my continued participation in the LMMNBT for any reason. I agree and consent to undergo a polygraph test, if requested, and if there is a problem passing the test, I understand that this will result in my forfeiting all fees and awards from the event entered and will preclude participation in any future LMMNBT events. I agree to sign whatever forms are required by the polygraph examiner and to release and hold him harmless from liability associated with the polygraph test. Refusal to submit to the polygraph test will result in an automatic disqualification.
In consideration of my participation in the LMMNBT, I hereby waive all claims for damages or loss to my person or property which may be caused by any act or failure to act of the LMMNBT, its officials, officers, agents, sponsors, or members. I am aware of the risk of all dangerous conditions associated with boating and participation in fishing tournaments and waive any and all specific notice of the existence of such conditions.

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PLEASE MAIL ENTRY TO:
Larry Mann Memorial Tournament, c/o Tournament Director Dave Roush
1030 Country Meadow Lane, Skiatook, OK 74070