UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Mitchell

2017 BFL Payouts

Qualifying Event Payout:

Place                      Boater         Ranger Cup                            Co-angler

1                            $6,000                  $2,000                                 $3,000

2                              3,000                                                             1,500

3                              2,000                                                             1,000

4                              1,400                                                                700

5                              1,200                                                                600

6                              1,100                                                                550

7                              1,000                                                                500

8                                900                                                                450

9                                800                                                                400

10                               700                                                                350

11                               630                                                                315

12                               580                                                                290

13                               560                                                                280

14                               530                                                                265

15                               500                                                                250

16                               480                                                                240

17                               460                                                                230

18                               440                                                                220

19                               420                                                                210

20                               400                                                                200

21                               390                                                                195

22                               380                                                                190

23                               370                                                                185

24                               360                                                                180

25                               350                                                                175

26                               340                                                                170

27                               330                                                                165

28                               320                                                                160

29                               310                                                                155

30                               300                                                                150

31                               290                                                                145

32                               280                                                                140

33                               270                                                                135

34                               260                                                                130

35                               250                                                                125

36                               240                                                                120

37                               230                                                                115

38                               220                                                                110

39                               210                                                                105

40                               200                                                                100

Big Bass                   1,000                                                                500                                                                       

Entry Fee                  $300                                                              $150

Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.

 

Super Tournament Payout:

Place                      Boater         Ranger Cup                            Co-angler

1                            $9,000                  $2,000                                 $4,500

2                              4,500                                                             2,250

3                              3,000                                                             1,500

4                              2,100                                                             1,050

5                              1,800                                                                900

6                              1,650                                                                825

7                              1,500                                                                750

8                              1,350                                                                675

9                              1,200                                                                600

10                            1,050                                                                525

11                               950                                                                475

12                               870                                                                435

13                               840                                                                420

14                               800                                                                400

15                               750                                                                375

16                               720                                                                360

17                               690                                                                345

18                               660                                                                330

19                               630                                                                315

20                               600                                                                300

21                               590                                                                295

22                               570                                                                285

23                               560                                                                280

24                               540                                                                270

25                               530                                                                265

26                               510                                                                255

27                               500                                                                250

28                               480                                                                240

29                               460                                                                230

30                               450                                                                225

31                               430                                                                215

32                               420                                                                210

33                               400                                                                200

34                               390                                                                195

35                               370                                                                185

36                               360                                                                180

37                               340                                                                170

38                               330                                                                165

39                               310                                                                155

40                               300                                                                150

Big Bass                   1,500                                                                750                                   

Entry Fee                  $350                                                              $175

Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.

 

Regional Championship Payout:

Place                      Boater                                                                      Co-angler

1                          $70,000 *                                                                     $50,000 *

                           (Ranger Z518L, 200 HP outboard & $20,000)                     (Ranger Z518L & 200 HP outboard)

2                          $10,000 *                                                                      $5,000 *

3                              5,000 *                                                                        2,500 *

4                              3,000 *                                                                        1,500 *

5                              2,000 *                                                                        1,000 *

6                              1,800 *                                                                           900 *

7                              1,600                                                                              800

8                              1,400                                                                              700

9                              1,200                                                                              600

10-12                        1,000                                                                              500

13-15                          600                                                                              300

16-20                          500                                                                              250

21-24                          400                                                                              200

 

* The top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American

 

All-American Payout:

Place                      Boater               Ranger Cup                                    Co-angler                 Ranger Cup

1                         $100,000 *                   $20,000                                       $50,000                       $10,000

2                            20,000                         9,000                                        15,000                           1,800

3                            15,000                         8,000                                          6,000                           1,700

4                            14,000                         7,000                                          5,000                           1,600

5                            13,000                         6,000                                          4,500                           1,500

6                            12,000                         5,000                                          4,000                           1,400

7                            11,000                         4,500                                          3,500                           1,300

8                            10,000                         4,000                                          3,000                           1,200

9                              9,000                         3,500                                          2,500                           1,100

10                            8,000                         3,000                                          2,000                           1,000

11-20                        3,000                         2,000                                          1,500                             900

21-30                        2,000                         1,500                                          1,000                             600

31-49                        1,500                         1,000                                             750                             500

 

* The winning boater advances to the FLW Cup.

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