​​Detroit River
Elizabeth Park

October 6-7, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
50/50 Drawing, Raffle, & Cash Tables

Tickets for a 50/50 drawing and miscellaneous raffles will be sold during Registration. These raffles will pay for the costs of renting the Convention Center. Tickets will be sold during Registration. 

All activities will end at 8:00.​​
Payback

The R & B Bass Circuit pays back 100%. Thus, every dollar that has been collected by all divisions throughout the season will be paid back at this event. Our account will have $0.00 October 7. To view how much many has been collected, visit the Payback page.

​​Cost to participate is $70.

All R & B Bass Circuit tournaments pay back 1 spot for every 5 teams, with a maximum of 10 paid spots. Money has been added to the pot after each tournament and every dollar from the membership fee has also been added. To see how much has been collected, check out the Payback page.

The Big Bass Awards will remain the same as during the regular season.
Qualification

There are two ways to qualify for the classic. Each division will follow this criteria:

1. Any team who has participated in all 6 regular-season tournaments automatically qualifies regardless of their finish in the Year-to-Date Standings.
2. The top 50% of teams, from an average field of a regular season tournament, in final standings will qualify for the classic. For example: we currently average 51 teams per tournament, thus, the top 26 teams in the standings will qualify. Any team who finished higher than 26th place, but participated in all 6 tournaments still qualifies.
3. Any team attending and participating in 4 tournaments from any division and also attends and participates in 4 tournaments from other divisions for a total of 8 tournaments will qualify for the classic.

However, Tournament Directors do not count. If directors are fortunate to finish in the top 50%, they will not take a team out of the tournament. Hence, in the example above, if directors finished 5th place overall, the top 27 teams would actually qualify.
Rules & Boat Order

There will be no rule changes from the regular-season tournaments with the exception of starting order and length.

​​For teams fishing all 6 tournament in one division the starting order will be determined by the final Standings. The team standing in 1st place in the division with the highest average turnout will be boat 1. The team standing in 1st place in the division with the second highest average will be boat 2 and so on... Teams fishing 4 tournaments in one division and four in other divisions will start at the back and after all teams that have fished 6 regular tournaments. The order will then follow the same procedure as before by final standards and division with the highest average turnout.

Since Registration and the Pre-Tournament meeting will be conducted Friday night, teams should launch immediately upon arrival. Boat #1 will take off promptly at 8:00. If a team is not present when their number is called, they will be sent to the back of the line! To​​ insure an 8:00 take off​​, it is vital all teams arrive early.​​

The tournament will be 8 hours long each day.
Launch

Approximately 3.5 hours east of South Bend, Indiana, Elizabeth Park is on the southern end of the Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan.

Use the map to find your best route. ​​
StartingOrder
Fishing Report

The Detroit River and connected waters is considered one of the premier fisheries in all of America. The smallmouth bass fishing is legendary, but the largemouth bass also grow to large sizea and are often overlooked.

While the river yields outstanding catches of both bass species, Lake Erie to the south and Lake St. Clair to the north are also permitted waters. These lakes hold boundless opportunities for tremendous fish catches. Expect records to be broken!​​​

The R & B Bass Circuit East Division has visited Lake St. Clair the past two seasons and are slated to return in 2018. Below are the previous results:

2016
2017​​​
OFF-Limits
The Detroit River and all connecting waters will become off limits at 4:00 pm October 5. No Exceptions!
Lodging

The Red Roof Inn Detroit Metro Airport - Taylor is offering a discount for R & B members. It is 9.8 miles away from the launch and is accustomed to accommodating bass anglers. However, reservations must be made by September 4 for the discount. Book now!

To book your reservation, call the General Reservations line at 1-800-733-7663 and give them the block code: B189RBBASS . They are open 7 days a week, 6 AM-3 AM EST.  ​

Click here to see our special rate. ​​Address is below:

​Red Roof Inn Detroit Metro Airport – Taylor
​21230 Eureka Road
​Taylor, MI  48180 ​​


​​Numerous other hotels and lodging opportunities exist in the surrounding area ranging in price range from $50 and up. The Best Western offers a rate of $79 for anglers.
Registration & Pre-Tournament Meeting

Pre-registration is mandatory and will be held Friday night at Raisin River Golf Course (address below). Registration begins at 5:00. A bar is on sight, and drinks will be served until 9:00. 

If a team cannot register during the official time, a member from a different team may register them, or arrangements may be made in advance with Tournament Directors. Without exception, a team must be paid in full by 6:30 pm Friday, October 5

​​At 6:30 the Pre-Tournament meeting will be conducted.​​ During this meeting the Season Champions for each division will receive their recognition and prizes, winners for the 50/50 and Raffles will be drawn, and any pertinent information on the tournament will be announced.

Raisin River Golf Course
1500 N. Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48162​​​​
R & B Bass Circuit Classic
Megaware

The 2018 Classic is being presented by Megaware Keelguard​​. Along with product being given away, they are donating $500 to qualifying teams!

It will be distributed as follows: ​​
  • The top finishing team with a KeelGuard installed will win $250
  • ​The top finishing team with either a SkegGuard or FlexStep installed will win $250
Teams do not need to win the event to cash in. In fact, they can finish in the 30's so long as they are the top team with the product installed. Teams must register their products during Registration Friday night (see below) and photo of product will be taken at weigh-in.

Purchase of these products can be done online at Megaware Keelguard, and members can get 15% off their purchase with a Promotional Code.
1 Brian Molnar & Derek Molnar
2 Trevor Paulus & Dave Selig
3 John Gipson & Tom Noe
4 Rick Sawyer & Denny Cook
5 Andy Buss & John DuPont
6 Jarred Coffing & Ryan McCauley
7 Frank Randol & Matt Powers
8 Mark Farver & Steve Kline
9 Jay Witvoet & Dakota Wendty
10 Booy Strock & Calvin Yoder​​​​​​​​​​
11 Teddy Bradley & Mark Fennell
12 Mark Evans & Bear Griva
13 Larry Stanley & Dave Terry
14 Shawn Flegal & Tom Hall
15 Cory Gaff & Bill Sutton
16 Andrew Quillen & Heath Wagner
17 Jason Ginder & Steve Januchowski
18 Don Amari & Kevin Rathke
19 Don Bobay & Paul Hollabaugh
20 Jon Hall & John Marquardt​​​​​​​​​​
21 David Brown & Terry Schoettmer
22 Lavon Raber & Mike Raber
23 Brad Sterling & Clay Sterling
24 Dave Morrow & Rich Paton
25 Duane Hartman & Mike Miller
26 Ray Smith & Jim Wheeler
27 Jeremiah King & Cole Schultz
28 Craig Fannin & Rodney Fannin
29 Frank Berning & Mike Lytle
30 Lance Tresenriter & Chad Walter
31  Ben Diamond & Bryan Holderman
32 Clint Bruan & Jay Young
33 Kyle Kaser
34 Steve Prange & Josh Stalcup
35 Tom Ervin & Bob Trimble
36 Leanne & Scott Sizemore
37 Bob Bruick / Tootch Eck
38 James Dailey & Jason Fulford​​​​​
39 Shaun Callaway & Jeremy Larson
40 Mike Estep & Dave Yarlot​​​​​​​​
41 Tyler Burton & Dick Peiserich
42 Josh Sparkman & John Steinbacher
43 Corey Marzion & Casey Olds
44 Kelley Kovets & Kyle Kovets
45 Austin Brinkman & Jason Shafer​​​​
46 Joe Tourney & Jim Tourney
47 Jim Graham & Aaron Krider
48 Jim Dobkins & Tony Fields
49 Charlie Entenman & Bob Radcliff​
50 Larry Schwartz & Andrew Troyer
51 Jamie Elliott & Jason Elliott
52 Tim Pugh & Dan Truex
53 Randy Kafka & Zach McNary
54  ​​​​Kevin McClury & Rich Roy
55 Matt Gardenour & Josh Ware
56 Ryan Deveau & Troy Taylor​​​​
57 Zach Jones & Colton Weston
58 Matt Kiefer & Randy Baker​
59 Skylar Slay & Joshua Stepp
60 Doug Fasick & Don Orn