UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Clear Lake

FLW PHOENIX BONUS Announced for 2020

FLW PHOENIX BONUS Announced for 2020

Phoenix Boats has announced the creation and details of the brand new FLW PHOENIX BONUS for the 2020 FLW tournament season. The FLW PHOENIX BONUS program is designed to reward Phoenix Boats owners for their performance in Phoenix Bass Fishing League, FLW Pro Circuit and FLW Series events. This enhances the recently announced partnership where Phoenix Boats became the exclusive boat sponsor of FLW and brings more opportunities to the anglers. The payouts in this exciting new program are substantial, making it one of the best contingency programs in tournament bass fishing.

Registration for the FLW PHOENIX BONUS program costs $19.95. Once registered, anglers will receive a Phoenix decal and membership card, which should be brought to qualifying events. The FLW PHOENIX BONUS is an independent program and separate from Phoenix First Flight, and while some guidelines will cross over between the two programs, they are not one and the same. In addition to higher payouts for Phoenix Bass Fishing League and FLW Series tournaments, the FLW PHOENIX BONUS program will also be paying the highest-finishing qualified Phoenix Boats owner if the winner of the tournament is not a qualified Phoenix Boat owner.

 

Payout structure

Payout at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League level varies depending on model year, horsepower and if the winner is an original Phoenix owner or not. For FLW Pro Circuit and FLW Series events the payout to the winner is $35,000 if they are the original owner of a 2016 or newer model-year Phoenix. For FLW Series events, if the event is won by a non-Phoenix owner, the highest-finisher bonus is $1,000.

The payout structure at Phoenix Bass Fishing League events is below: 

1st Place Finisher

Boat and Motor

 

$7,000*

Phoenix Boat w/ 250 HP

Original Owner

$5,000*

Phoenix Boat w/ 225 HP

Original Owner

$3,000*

Phoenix Boat w/ 200 HP

Original Owner

$2,500*

Phoenix Boat w/ 175 HP or smaller

Original Owner

 

 2017 or Older Model Year OR Non-Original Owner

1st Place Finisher

Boat and Motor

 

$2,500*

Phoenix Boat w/ Any HP

Non-Original Owner

 

Participating FLW tournament trails (boaters only)

FLW Pro Circuit events

FLW Series regular-season events

FLW Series Championship

Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine events

 

Registration

Registration costs $19.95 and can be accomplished at PhoenixBassBoats.com. Full rules, guidelines and payouts can be found there as well.

 

FLW PHOENIX BONUS rules and guidelines 

  • The FLW PHOENIX BONUS program costs $19.95 and will run the entire calendar year from Jan. 1st 2020 to Dec. 31st 2020.
  • Registration Form and Fee for FLW PHOENIX BONUS must be received prior to tournament date to be eligible.
  • Payout for non-original owner or boat prior to 2017 Model Year in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League events will move to the $2,500 FLW PHOENIX BONUS Payout.
  • Payout for the Highest Finisher for FLW PHOENIX BONUS in Phoenix Bass Fishing League does not require original ownership and does not have any model year or motor size restrictions.
  • Must meet year model and owner requirements for top prizes in Phoenix Bass Fishing League, FLW Series and FLW Pro Circuit events.
  • Must own a Phoenix Boat.
  • Must fish from the owned Phoenix Boat at all qualifying tournaments.
  • In cases of a tie, qualified Phoenix Bonus Owners will split FLW Phoenix Bonus.
  • Anglers must weigh in a legal fish in order to qualify for FLW Phoenix Bonus and Highest Finisher payouts.
  • Proof of boat ownership must be available upon request.
  • Phoenix Boats logo on shirt must be across full front of shirt, minimum size 12-inch x 1 3/4-inch that anglers must wear for logo exposure during competition, media coverage, pre-tournament meetings, weigh-ins and awards ceremony to be eligible for payment.
  • All factory installed Phoenix Boats decals must be on the boat in the original position. In the case where the boat is fully wrapped, the Phoenix Boats logo must be the same size (38 inches in length) and in an equally visible location.
  • Registered owners must fish from his/her own Phoenix Boat.
  • Anglers must be wearing a Phoenix Boats shirt for logo exposure during competition, media coverage, pre-meetings, weigh-ins and awards ceremony to be eligible for payment.
  • Co-anglers are not eligible for consideration even though he/she may own a Phoenix Boat.
  • Any person employed by Phoenix Boats is not eligible for this program.
  • It is the angler’s responsibility to know the guidelines and official rules of the program and to meet all guidelines.
  • Income taxes are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • Phoenix Boats reserves the right to change, modify, enhance or terminate the FLW PHOENIX BONUS program at any time. Participants are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions.
  • Phoenix Boats decisions on eligibility, award payments and all other aspects of the FLW PHOENIX BONUS program will be final.

Claims Process:

  • Claims will be processed through FLW.

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Detroit River Midday Update – Day 2

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