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Red River Bass Tournament to Benefit LSUA Scholarships

Released: 07/13/2010

The Association of Louisiana Bass Clubs (ALBC) and LSU Alexandria will sponsor a bass tournament Aug. 14 on Red River, announced Dan Touchet, ALBC president. The payout will be 70 percent to winning teams and 30 percent for LSUA scholarships.

A 6 a.m. launch and the 3 p.m. weigh-in will be at Colfax Public Landing on Red River. The entry fee is $150 per two-person team. A late entry fee of $200 will apply after an Aug. 9 registration deadline. Entry forms are available at LSUA and area sporting goods stores.

Standard ALBC tournament rules will apply, including proof of liability insurance. A maximum of five fish per boat will be weighed. Pools 2, 3 and 4, which covers approximately 60 miles of Red River, are eligible to be fished. The entry fee includes a pre-launch breakfast and post-tournament meal.

The ALBC/LSUA Scholarship Bass Tournament will provide money for deserving criminal justice and biological sciences students on a rotating basis. “We’re very pleased to help sponsor this tournament with LSUA,” Touchet said. “I encourage all ALBC members and non-members to support this tournament. In today’s financially strained higher education environment this event can be a valuable asset to LSUA students, and we’ll have fun doing it.”

ALBC, which was formed in 1970, has approximately 2,800 members statewide in six districts. The organization’s website is www.basslore.com.

Additional information is available from Touchet at 623-3903 or tataw100@aol.com. Larry Williams, director of procurement services and property management at LSUA, is the tournament’s primary contact at the university. He can be reached at 473-6540, 729-6341 or lwilliams@lsua.edu.

Williams said there are plans to continue the tournament in partnership with ALBC on an annual basis.