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.
The original management of the participating SABAA affiliated trails continued to run and manage their respective trails, up to the Team Super Final level, which is then 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 compete against each other in a SABAA Team Super Final for the following:
- The best Team in South Africa title.
- The best Team Trail in South Africa title.
- National Colours
- Protea colours nominations.
- President’s colours nominations.
- Teams nominated to compete in the USA BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, with an opportunity to compete in the BASSMASTER ELITE CLASSIC.
- Protea Teams nominations to compete in International Tests.
- President’s Teams nominations to compete in International Tests.
- 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
- Western Cape Team Tournament Trail – Western Cape
- Northern Fishing League – Limpopo
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 8 provincial events, in order to qualify for a SABAA National Team Championship.
Results from the provincial final qualifying events(best 6 from8 events) will determine the anglers qualifying for the annual SABAA National Team Championship.
THE SABAA NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP.
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 National Team Championship.
The hosting of, and venues for the National Team Championship, will be rotated on an annual and provincial basis between the participating trails.
Nominations for both Protea and President’s colours will be done at each.
Qualifying teams are nominated to participate in a number of International Tests and other International Events
BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS USA / BASSMASTER ELITE CLASSIC
For 2022 the SABAA Team Trail will offer a minimum of 6 teams – partially sponsored team slots, with possible expansions envisaged. (A team slot will consist of the skipper and co-angler)
The 2019 winning teams will progress into the 2020 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!
Our SABAA Team Train Sponsors – 2021