BP Commentary-They are going down 430 places with prizes this year as opposed to 639 last year and the scoring is the same lame system from last year with those bonus points for Top 10 picks and super bonus points for a Top 10 pick exacta. I suppose the change in prizes and the lack of change in the scoring are hardly surprising. I can't say I am that disappointed with the change in the amount of prizes because this game is so exceedingly generous it's almost preposterous even with the changes. $100,000 for 1st place and they could stop with the prizes right there and I would think they were nuts.
I am not really happy that they kept the same exact scoring system from last year because I think it just brings luck into the equation more than it has to be. I can see giving a big exacta bonus for getting the winning angler right but to have smaller but crucial exacta bonuses in the 9 remaining spaces of the Top 10 rewards blind luck over the skillful picks of a strong team inside and outside of the Top 10 where I think the Fantasy Bass Fishing points should rightfully be decided.
Tour Bonus Points: Toho, Lewis Smith, Loudoun-Tellico Top 10=500x10= 5,000 Exacta#1= 2,000 Ex 2-10=750x9= 6,750 1-10= 1,955 Total 15,705
Open Bonus Points: Norman, Beaver, Detriot River Top 10=1000x10= 10,000 Exacta#1= 4,000 Ex2-10=1500x9= 13,500 1-10= 1,955 Total= 29,455
Bonus Points: Forrest Wood Cup Top 10=1500x10= 15,000 Exacta#1= 6,000 Ex.2-10=2250x9= 20,250 1-10= 1,955 Total= 43,205
Analysis: A perfect line up, besides being worth millions of dollars in the 7-up game would probably be enough to carry any team to the million in year end prizes. However the odds of putting together a perfect line up must make powerball odds wince.
Being Realistic: A very solid base score is 1500 Getting 2 anglers in the Top 10 is doing really well. Don't pin your hopes on ever getting an Exacta
Tour Events=1500+1000=2500 Open Events=1500+2000=3500 FW Cup=1500+3000=4500
I feel like these scores will be good to get a person into the Top 250 in prizes. I'll make an adjustment if needed after the Toho scores are released.
So 22,500 Would be a very strong showing for End of the Year Prizes. (Actually I think the million dollar winner will probably need something less than this)
I am a little slow on the draw, but the BASS Fantasy Bass Fishing and Super 6 pick'em are now open for registrations. Better hurry cause the classic starts Feb. 22.
The prizes this year seem to be a small step up from last year maybe. For the Classic they are going down 10 places and for regular Elite Series events they go down 6 places. I can't say that I am very impressed with the #1 prize for the classic: One (1) 100,000 Trip Reward Points from Ramada Inn ($500 ARV) for First Place.
Right now my leagues are: (This is subject to change if no one else sign's up) Minnesocold Fantasy Bassmaster Minnesocold Super 6
I was born a fisherman on 1/3/1970. My fondest early memories are of waking up before day break to go fishing for Largemouth Bass with my Dad on Sylvia/Twin Lake in Wright County MN. Fishing has always been in my blood and the older I got the more fishing and bass fishing has become a passion.
I am blessed to currently live on a lake in Central Minnesota where the weeds grow thick and the Lgmth Bass grow big (well, big for MN anyway). There are few things in life like a big ole toad smacking a weedless frog through the wild rice, reeds, pads, or other slop. My favorite techniques are slopping weedless frogs, Zoom Super Flukes, & Topwater esp. for Smallies; I am also starting to really get into pitching.
I do fish for more than bass as this weblog will show. I love catching Pike, Salmon, Trout, and Crappie which are my other favorite freshwater species. Ohh and I can't forget Dogfish as that I am the 2004 & 2006 Minnesota Bowfin Grand Champion.
Blogging since 2004.
See yah on da lake!