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2019 FLW Tour Contingency Awards

2019 FLW Tour Contingency Awards
Ranger Cup.


2019 FLW Tour Contingency Awards

 

Ranger Cup

Ranger awards $25,000 to the winning pro in each qualifying tournament if they meet Ranger Cup guidelines. Additionally, Ranger awards a Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard to the highest finishing pro in the FLW Tour Angler of the Year standings that meets Ranger Cup guidelines. Pros must be the original owner of a 2015 or newer Ranger boat. Anglers must be registered with Ranger and meet all Ranger Cup clothing, decal and boat year model requirements to receive a Ranger Cup bonus. The decision of Ranger Boats is final in all matters regarding Ranger Cup bonus eligibility. Visit the Ranger Cup page at RangerBoats.com or call 870.453.2222 for additional information.


Mercury Bonus Bucks

The Mercury Bonus Bucks contingency bonus goes to the winning pro in each qualifying event if he or she is the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2017 or newer 115-250 HP Mercury outboard. (Mercury National Team pro team members are excluded, as National Team contractual incentives will apply.)

  • Angler must be the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2017 or newer Mercury outboard, 115 through 250 HP only. Mercury Racing and Mercruiser engines are excluded regardless of horsepower rating.
  • Angler must have the outboard registered with Mercury prior to competing. The Mercury Warranty registration phone number is 920.929.5054.
  • Angler must use the outboard all days of competition during the tournament.
  • Mercury has final say on approvals for all contingency payouts and reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

It is the responsibility of anglers to make sure the engine is registered in their name with Mercury prior to competing. Non-registered engines will not be eligible. Note: For engines purchased from Mercury pro staff, please call the warranty line to confirm registration eligibility.

Awards:

FLW Tour Qualifiers - $2,500

FLW Cup qualified through FLW Tour - $5,000

FLW Cup qualified through Costa FLW Series - $3,500

FLW Cup qualified through T-H Marine BFL All-American - $3,000

FLW Cup qualified through YETI FLW College Fishing - $3,000


Costa FLW Rewards

Costa awards $200 or a pair of Costa sunglasses (winner’s choice) to the highest-finishing pro in each FLW Tour event if he or she meets Costa FLW Rewards contingency requirements. The second-highest finishing pro receives a $100 Costa clothing certificate. 

Requirements:

The Costa logo must be visible on the front of your jersey or Costa branded clothing, hat and/or visor. Costa branded sunglasses must be worn on stage (on your face, around your neck or on your hat). The Costa logo must be displayed on your tow vehicle and/or boat. You must verify participation in the Costa FLW Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing FLW staff the Costa logo on your jersey, Costa branded clothing, hat and/or visor.


Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops awards $1,000 ($2,500 at the FLW Cup) for a win if registered in the program, or $500 ($1,000 at the FLW Cup) for the highest finisher registered in the program. At the FLW Cup, $500 is awarded for any qualifier registered in the program. Registered participants also receive 25% off Bass Pro Shops branded merchandise.

Requirements:

Qualify for and fish the FLW Tour, display the Bass Pro Shops logo (min. 4” wide) on sleeve or chest of tournament jersey and display a Bass Pro Shops decal on boat or tow vehicle. Register for free at basspro.com/flwincentives.


Toyota Bonus Bucks

The Toyota Bonus Bucks program is totally free and is available to pros who tow with a 2015 or newer Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner or Tacoma and fish in Bonus Bucks supported events. You don’t have to win the tournament to win Bonus Bucks; you simply have to be the highest- or 2nd highest-finishing (highest-finishing only in the BFL) registered participant and finish in the top 50 percent of the field. For more information and to register for Toyota Bonus Bucks, please visit toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com.

Awards:

FLW Tour - $2,000 highest finisher, $1000 2nd highest finisher

FLW Cup - $3,500 highest finisher, $1,500 2nd highest finisher


Power-Pole Captains Cash

Power-Pole awards a $1,000 Captains Cash Bonus to the winning pro in each FLW Tour event if he or she meets Captains Cash Rewards Club contingency requirements.

Requirements:

Captains Cash Club is open to all tournament anglers fishing any 2019 Captains Cash sanctioned event. Be sure to check the current list of sanctioned tournaments. Membership is $24.95 for 2019. Membership valid from October through December of the following year. Registration must be completed prior to any sanctioned tournament to be eligible for contingency payments. Eligible contingency payment participants are registered Power-Pole owners who are registered members of the Captains Cash Club. Sanctioned tournaments are posted at power-pole.com. Registered Power-Pole owners placing in first place overall only in a sanctioned event are eligible for contingency payments. Power-Pole Pro Staff are required to purchase Captains Cash membership in order to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments. Only 1 possible payout per tournament. A maximum of one angler per tournament will be rewarded. Sanctioned tournaments must have a minimum of 20 boats registered to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments. Winners must be verified through the sanctioned tournament via website, newsletter or other official organization communication along with the tournament director’s signature on claim form. Completed Power-Pole Captains Cash claims forms must be submitted within 30 days of the tournament win and can be obtained here. JL Marine employees and their immediate family members are excluded from participation. Approval of claims and payments is at sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc. Payment claimants must have Power-Pole registered with JL Marine Systems. Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on the participant’s boat or Power-Pole anchor. Power-Pole Captains Cash 4-inch logo must be displayed on the upper-left shoulder of the participant’s shirt. Captains Cash logo must be worn from takeoff through weigh-in during all days of sanctioned tournaments. Logo is available in three formats and may be download here: Download logos. JL Marine reserves the right to change, modify, enhance, or terminate the Captains Cash program at any time. Refer to power-pole.com for current rules. Rules posted at power-pole.com will supersede any previously printed rules. It is the participant’s responsibility to know the rules of the program. Captains Cash participants must meet all requirements and submit proof that they were met. Power-Pole Captains Cash Rewards recipients will be responsible for paying any and all local, state, federal or other taxes on contingency earnings.


Polaris Rookie of the Year Award

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