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Title: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on December 30, 2010, 07:50:04 PM
2011 TBF OPEN SERIES
An ROI Outdoors Production

MAY 29th 2011 MUSKEGON LAKE – Fisherman’s Landing

JULY 17th 2011 LAKE ST. CLAIR – Harley Ensign Memorial

OPEN SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP – Hosted by: Lake Drive Marine Coldwater Lake
OCTOBER 8th & 9th 2011
 
********$150 Entry Fee w/$20 optional Big Bass (Championship Entry $75)
********100% Payback at the Ramp PLUS
********$1000 TBF Member Bonus Money
********$2000 Open Series AOY
********$3000 in Manufacturer Incentives & Prizes Each Event
********No Membership required

When individuals and organizations put egos and differences aside everyone benefits most noteably the anglers.  We will have all the details advertised by the Novi Show.....Special thanks to Jeff & Julie for hosting the Championship - stay tuned for Tournament Dir./MC, prize details, and early draw entry announcements as well.

Happy New Year,
Title: Re: 2011 Open Series............
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on January 29, 2011, 10:46:08 AM
i was recently told that if you are a TBF member,ROI OPEN SERIES will be paying 3000 $$$  :o for the anglers of the year......thats 3 tournaments....$$3000$$$........see u at muskegon.....or not...if you don't fish the muskegon tournament u won't have a chance at the $$$3000$$$

     see u at the ramp ;D
Title: Re: 2011 Open Series............
Post by: ROI Outdoors on January 29, 2011, 09:19:15 PM
$1000 "TBF Team Money"- Team that finishes with most points that are TBF members
 
$2000 "Michigan Angler(s) of the Year" - overall points champion

So if you are the points champion after the 3 events you win the $2000 "Michigan Angler of the Year"; if you and your partner are TBF Member's you would take home an additional $1000. 

I will add some more details to the post later this evening or Sunday - this will all be clearly outlined on www.roioutdoors.com in the next few days as well; we have been busy with the new site but when it's done there will definitely be a whole lot more to talk about....... 
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on February 01, 2011, 06:52:56 PM
Early Draw Entry Forms will be available Feb. 3rd or 4th - details will be announced tomorrow Feb. 3rd.

We look forward to breaking the century mark in 2011..........
Title: Re: 2011 TBF/ROI Open Series
Post by: ROI Outdoors on February 09, 2011, 01:30:26 AM
Early Draw Entry Forms are attached and can also be found at the newly remodeled http://www.roioutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ROI-Open-Series-Early-Draw-Entry-Form1.pdf (http://www.roioutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ROI-Open-Series-Early-Draw-Entry-Form1.pdf)

Whether you register for 1 event or both events you only pay $30.00 PER TEAM of which 100% is allocated towards the Open Series Championship hosted by Lake Drive Marine.
EX: 150 Teams fish between the 2 events = $4500 towards the Championship payouts

If you are unsure that you will be able to attend both events we still recommend that you elect to participate in both events early draws - it does not cost any more to enter both early draws and this series rewards anglers for going out of their comfort zones with the $2000 Michigan Angler(s) of the Year Award.

To qualify for the Open Series Championship simply finish in the top 50% of the field on Muskegon or St. Clair - YOU DO NOT NEED TO FISH BOTH EVENTS TO QUALIFY

On top of the 100% paybacks at the ramp each event,$1000 "Members Championship Money", $2000 Michigan Angler(s) of the Year, $3000 in Partner/Sponsor Prize Giveaways, & Trophies/Plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Big Bass each event we will also be having warm food and cold beverages for every participant and their families.  Thanks to our great partner/sponsor Extreme Graphics each event will be a tournament stage with partner/sponsor backdrop and MC Scott Michael of Wonderland spotlighting each team as they come across the scales.  We will also be using a Live-Release Pontoon at each event in order to disperse fish away from launch & weigh-in sites.

Ever since ROI began back in April of 2009 our ultimate goal was to bring back the state-wide 100+ boat fields to the Great Lakes.  In 2010 we had 63 boats opening Sunday on Muskegon by only targeting the west-side; now with the TBF/ROI pooling their resources and broadening out to the east, west, and michiana demographics there is a good chance we will hit our mark in 2011 with the anglers support.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: 1javelin on February 09, 2011, 09:18:27 AM
I like everything except the line about only having to fish one tournament to qualify for the Championship. It's only 2 tournaments, it should be mandatory to fish both to qualify. This gives me the option of not fishing 2, cutting down on Championship money as well. Not my trail though, just my opinion.

1jav
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: jcox7 on February 09, 2011, 03:24:25 PM
Javelin,

It will not cut down on Championship money because every team pays the one time 30.00 championship fee.  If you pay it at Muskegon you do not pay it again, If you do not fish Muskegon but fish St. Clair you will pay it then.  If you change partners for the two tournaments each team is different therefore it would be considered a new team and you would pay it then.  Of the entry fees that 150.00 goes straight back 100% to the payout of the ramp at that event.  We are not keeping any of that money from the entry fees for the championship.  Many series out there claim great payouts but then keep a percentage for their championship and make you pay a membership fee.  We are not doing this every penny in is paid out at the ramp for that tournament!!  There will be a 15.00 late fee for teams that are not paid in full by I believe May 1st.  That money will go to the 2011 TBF State team.  But no one has to pay that as long as they are paid in full by May 1st.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: 1javelin on February 09, 2011, 03:50:15 PM
Thank you Jeff for the clarification of how that works. I assume this is the early draw money as well? My partner and I will be there at both anyways, but I didn't quite get the idea at first. I look forward to seeing you at one of the shows coming up!

1jav
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on February 10, 2011, 12:29:46 AM
Thank you Jeff for the clarification of how that works. I assume this is the early draw money as well? My partner and I will be there at both anyways, but I didn't quite get the idea at first. I look forward to seeing you at one of the shows coming up!

1jav

Early Draw Money is Championship Money - send or drop off completed early draw entry form with $30.00 by Early Draw Deadlines and you'll be entered into Early Draws.  Let us know if anyone needs clarification with anything else as it is a new format.  As long as the format is clearly understood we'll get to compete against 75-100 boats at both events. 

Looking forward to seeing those who can make it to the GR Show and the Wonderland Open House - until next time.......
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: 1javelin on February 10, 2011, 01:45:21 AM
Are these open waters? Can I leave Muskegon and fish another lake from Lake Michigan, and can I fish any waters I want from St. Clair?  Thanks.

1jav
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: jcox7 on February 10, 2011, 08:45:36 AM
Jav,
     Yes you can fish anywhere that your boat can get you to and back!!  I am glad to hear you are fishing and I hope you bring some of your buddies.  It looks like we will have a really good turnout.  I am trying to get big Dan K to fish one if not both but we will see.  kind of feels like he has retired??  Maybe he can get Brandi to video hin in the tournamnet that could be fun!!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: MBell on February 11, 2011, 03:06:48 PM
Luke, ours is in the mail.  Don't know if we'll hit GR but prob see you at wonderland.   
-Matt
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Waterfoul on February 11, 2011, 04:11:18 PM
Luke... fishing with Eric Smith... and you know we're in early!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: 1javelin on February 11, 2011, 04:18:48 PM
Luke... fishing with Eric Smith... and you know we're in early!
:o Hope you can catch them Waterfoul, word is Eric likes to climb in his livewell for pictures, so might not be much room for fish!!  See you guys there. Tim and I plan on winning some money for a change.

1jav
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on February 11, 2011, 10:08:09 PM
do i have to send in my complete entry fees by may 1st,just wondering if i misunderstood what jeff said
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on February 12, 2011, 12:03:47 AM
do i have to send in my complete entry fees by may 1st,just wondering if i misunderstood what jeff said

Entry fees not due until you show up to the ramp(s).....
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: jcox7 on March 08, 2011, 01:37:13 PM
22 Teams pre registered up to date.  Get your early entry forms in soon the early blast off drawing will be next week.  Should have at least 40 boats by then.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on March 08, 2011, 10:14:16 PM
Actually it is at 25 now; picked 1 up last night while dropping off some cranks and had 2 dropped off today.  Registration forms can also be dropped off at Wonderland West Marine & Lake Drive Marine.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on March 10, 2011, 03:15:32 PM
Actually it is at 25 now; picked 1 up last night while dropping off some cranks and had 2 dropped off today.  Registration forms can also be dropped off at Wonderland West Marine & Lake Drive Marine.

make that 26 just put mine in the mail 8)

looks like GAME ON!!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Waterfoul on March 10, 2011, 04:12:26 PM
Does that include me and Eric?  You know we're in... and since you owe me money... :-)  LOL!!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: mikesmiph on March 10, 2011, 06:44:45 PM
Still looking for a partner. Not going to commit until I find someone. I'm really not that hard to get along with for one day.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Eric on March 11, 2011, 01:49:40 PM
I'll vouch for Mike.  With enough medication, he can be tolerated for a day every once in awhile.  I am the most high strung, cantankerous, impossible to get along with person in all of fishing and we both survived a day together on LSC last year.  I'd fish with him again in a heartbeat, and guarantee you'll have a good time and absolutely no issues with him as your partner.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: mikesmiph on March 11, 2011, 08:35:14 PM
Awwwww, that almost brought a tear to my eye. Thanks Eric.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Eric on March 12, 2011, 10:32:05 AM
I meant Ozinga :o

Sorry >:(

Just kidding  :D
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Waterfoul on March 12, 2011, 12:21:36 PM
Why you dragging me into this??  I didn't do anything.  I'm innocent.  You can't prove otherwise.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on March 18, 2011, 10:07:13 PM
Why you dragging me into this??  I didn't do anything.  I'm innocent.  You can't prove otherwise.

I think you are innocent for the most part.....................Sara seems to think you are not innocent for some reason but she's obviously a terrible judge character considering who she married.

31 for Muskegon Event Early Draw as of yesterday.......

DK - can you please place that poster somewhere else because only 3' tall little people can read it where you placed it.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: thedude on March 18, 2011, 11:48:29 PM
you just don't want Don to show up.....

 ;D
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Wolverines on March 22, 2011, 04:57:44 PM
Luke,

I've handed in the form, paid the $30, renewed FLW membership, and signed up for Ranger Cup.  What else do I need to do. TBF?
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on March 24, 2011, 02:47:52 PM
Just answer your phone one of these days and we'll get you all squared away!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: Wolverines on March 24, 2011, 06:38:21 PM
Dude...I screen my calls!!!

Thought you would just post it incase somebody had the same question...
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on March 25, 2011, 06:56:34 AM
Attached is Payout Chart and Regristration/Early Draw Form for anyone who missed them......................

Who's going to Wonderland this weekend?  Should be a good time with big crowds seeing as the weather is only condusive to hot pond and powerplant fishing.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: jcox7 on March 25, 2011, 03:00:26 PM
Another team has sent there registration form in.  That puts us at 37 teams I believe.  40 teams is sure to come soon!!  Then on towards 50!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on March 25, 2011, 03:23:01 PM
Another team has sent there registration form in.  That puts us at 37 teams I believe.  40 teams is sure to come soon!!  Then on towards 50!

We are over now for sure - I have 4 new ones as well.......then onwards to 103!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on April 02, 2011, 01:46:42 PM
We are assigning take-off positions by receipt of registrations; if you plan on fishing I would suggest getting your registrations in soon as we are over 50 boats for each event as of today. 
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: markgoetsch on April 02, 2011, 06:46:10 PM
luke

did you post the early draw results for st. clair anywhere yet?
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on April 05, 2011, 01:25:31 AM
luke

did you post the early draw results for st. clair anywhere yet?

I'll post it sometime this week - that's a lot of data entry to be done and I'd like to not have to do it twice so I'm trying to our web-based tournament results software dialed in so I can just enter the teams into that.  Either way I'll post them up before Friday........By the way you would have known your draw if you and Taylor wouldn't have bounced so fast - and you didn't even say goodbye!
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: MBell on April 06, 2011, 02:44:54 PM
Who won the free entry?
-Matt
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on April 24, 2011, 03:13:22 PM
Mbell - you and John won the free entry for Muskegon and Todd Koehler won it for St. Clair.

Full Early Draw Results will be available online by May 21st as this is when our New Web-based Results Section will be available.
Title: Re: 2011 TBF Open Series......a ROI Outdoors Partnership Production
Post by: ROI Outdoors on May 18, 2011, 03:03:50 AM
Attached is the completed Entry Form participants will be required to fill out - if at all possible please print this off and have it filled when you register on Saturday Evening or Sunday morning of the Muskegon Event.  If you have not already registered and are planning on fishing please fill this out and contact us at (616) 366-1395, info@roioutdoors.com, or simply respond to this post.  The longer you wait to register the better the chances you could get stuck in the 4th filight!!!  Fishing will be excellent so bring your cull tags and balance beam as we expect almost to have a limit and then some!!!!

Along with the attached updated Entry Form is also a little information about Fisherman's Landing which is a great place to stay for those coming overnight. 

Someone's going home with $5000 on opening Sunday so get ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!