THE SABAA TEAM TOURNAMENT TRAIL
The SABAA Team Tournament Trail was established Jul 2017, with the main objective of incorporating the independent team tournament trails in South Africa under the umbrella of SABAA, the only recognized Bass Fishing Association and official body in South Africa.
All the current rules and regulations of the existing tournament trails are applied and remain in force.
The current management of the participating SABAA affiliated trails will continue to run and manage their respective trails, up to the Team Super Final level, which will then be run and managed by SABAA Team Tournament Trail committee.
The SABAA Team Tournament Trail committee consists exclusively of participating regional tournament trail representatives.
At the end of each season the top teams of each trail will compete against each other in a SABAA Team Super Final for the following:
- The best Team in South Africa title
- The best Trail in South Africa title
- A number of slots to compete in the USA BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, with an opportunity to compete in the BASSMASTER ELITE CLASSIC
- Big cash prizes and trophies
To date the following teams have affiliated to the SABAA Team Tournament Trail:
- EBASS – Gauteng
- Anglers4Anglers – Mpumalanga
- Lowveld Bass Trail – Lowveld
- Joey’s Towing Tournament Trail – KZN
- Bassin Buddies – Eastern Cape
- SABAA WC Money Trail – Western Cape
The SABAA Team Trail Committee invites any new province or region to join this new initiative, and pledge our full support and assistance in the establishment of all new participating trails. Please contact the SABAA Team Tournament Trail for more info in this regard.
Anglers from each trail compete in a number of provincial / regional events in order to qualify for a provincial final (classic) event.
Results from the provincial final qualifying events will determine the anglers qualifying for the annual SABAA Team Super Final.
THE SABAA TEAM SUPER FINAL
The number of teams for each trail who may enter for the Team Super Final is determined on a proportional basis.
During the Super Final the best tournament trail in the country will be determined by extrapolating the final scores of the top 6 teams of each trail competing in the Team Super Final.
The hosting of, and venues for the Team Super Finals, will be rotated on an annual and provincial basis between the participating trails.
BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS USA / BASSMASTER ELITE CLASSIC
For 2018 the SABAA Team Tournament Trail will offer a minimum of 4 teams – 2 fully sponsored and 2 partially sponsored team slots, with possible expansions envisaged.(A team slot will consist of the skipper and co-angler)
The 2018 winning teams will progress into the 2019 BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS in the USA.
After 3 official practice days, the teams will compete as two-angler teams, with a USA BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONS being crowned after the first two days. For the final two days, the six anglers from the top 3 teams (both team members) will compete solo with a BASSMASTER ELITE CLASSIC berth on the line for the eventual winner!
THE 2017 SABAA TEAM SUPER FINAL
The 2017 Team Super Final will take place at Heyshope Dam on the 01 and 02 December 2017.
Teams will not only be competing for the prestigious South Africa Champion Team and Champion Trail titles, but also for 2 team slots (2017 only) to participate in the 2018 BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS in the USA.
- One fully sponsored team slot and one partially sponsored team slot (a team consisting of a boater and a co-angler), to the 2018 BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (USA)
- R 41 000 cash prizes
- Trophies for top 3 positions and floating trophies for the 2017 Team Champions and Trail Champions
- Biggest fish trophy
- Commemorative inaugural medals for each participant
TRAIL MANAGEMENT YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS PRESTIGIOUS EVENT ON OUR LIVE SCOREBOARD LOCATED ON THIS WEBSITE