BARRA Schedule 2011

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BARRA Schedule 2011

Post by Simon Goldsmith » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:00 pm

BARRA fans the tournament schedule for 2011 has received a facelift and overhaul for the new year. Anglers now have more events than ever to choose from.

The BARRA Tour now called BARRA Trophy Team Series remains with the mutli event tournament block once again providing anglers with a chance to gorge themself on tournaments in a two week period.

Lead-in BARRA Trophy events in May and early October add to the tournament calendar, while new to the BARRA circuit are the two BARRA Pro events.

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There will be two seperate series next year, the BARRA Trophy Teams Series, and the ABT BARRA Pro Series.

The BARRA Trophy Teams Series is ABT affiliated, and will be co-ordinated by Matt Fraser. There will be seven events, including the five-event BARRA Tour from 28Oct - 12 Nov. These events will be teams events with all cash and prizes awarded to teams not individuals - apart from Big Barra Prizes. Angler of the year and Team of the year points will accumulate through the series. Final standings will be based on best four of seven events. There will be two categories, Pro Teams and Amatuer Teams. Pro Teams will be two anglers only, competing for the Pro Cash Pool. Amatuer Teams can comprise two to four anglers, including juniors, the entry fee will be much lower to encourage new participants. Amatuer Teams will compete for product prizes only.

The ABT BARRA Pro Series will be Boater/Non Boater, Shared Length events. There will be two qualifiers in 2011, one at Monduran and one at Peter Faust. The ABT Barra Pro series will provide the gateway to AFC selection. It will provide Barra anglers the opportunity to compete for individual accolades as Boaters. Non Boaters, for the first time, will get the opportunity to be drawn to fish with the best impoundment barra anglers in the country. With a shared length limit, Boaters and Non Boater pairings will work together towards their limit, to encourage teamwork and sharing of knowledge. Note that entries for Barra Pros will close a week prior to the events, in order to sure up numbers. Boater/Non Boater pairings will also be published on australianbarra.com.au 3-5 days prior to the events, to allow pairings the opportunity to coordinate prefishing, launching and posssibly travel plans.

ABT BARRA Grand Final - Will be a Boater/Non Boater event, 2 sessions, 5 fish shared length limits. As the Inagural BARRA Grand Final, this event will be hotly contested, as anglers will compete for Individual Glory as Grand Final Champion for the first time ever in an ABT event. Note the dates has moved forward a week to the 11-13 February, to avoid conflict with other Barra and Bass events.

2011 Draft BARRA Calender

11 -13 February ABT BARRA Pro Grand Final - Awoonga 2x5

12-13 March ABT BARRA Pro Rd 1 - Monduran 2x5

14 - 15May BARRA Trophy Rd 1 - Awoonga 3x3

9-11 September ABT BARRA Pro Rd 2 - Peter Faust 2x5

7-9 October BARRA Trophy Rd 2 - Monduran 3x3

28 - 29 October BARRA Trophy Rd 3 - Teemburra 2x5

31 Oct - 1 Nov BARRA Trophy Rd 4 - Peter Faust 3x3

4 - 5 November BARRA Trophy Rd 5 - Awoonga 3x3

7 - 8 November BARRA Trophy Rd 6 - Awoonga 2x5

11 - 12 November BARRA Trophy Rd 7 - Monduran 2x5

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Re: BARRA Schedule 2011

Post by barra'd_up » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:44 am

Simon,
How will AOY points and rankings be awarded? Will it be from the only two ABT events?
If so, seriously we will need more Pro events on the Barra ABT calender to make it a true AOY and Ranking series, two events is hardly enoughto be an AOY?
Understand the busy schedule of ABT, but if we are going to make such a big change to such an enjoyable series, it needs to be replaced with events where anglers can strive for coveted ABT AOY and ranking positions.

Im not sure but I'd expect Matts events to have their own rankings and AOY trophies being affiliate events. All good there.
Im also all for the growing of the ABT BARRA series, but it all seems a bit rushed from the outside looking in.
Ive got to say that I am dissapointed in the fact that the BARRA tour is no longer a true tour, for me this was a real gem on the calender year, and one hell of a great social catch up with some great friends, with plenty of competition.
The fact that it was all in one hit was why many could make the journey, I guess the dynamic of the BARRA tour needed to change to grow the sport.

I, as many others, are brutally aware you cant make everyone happy and that the new BARRA format is a work in progress, but yeh Im going to miss the original BARRA tour, the people who turned up each year to fish it, as well as the ABT staff who made it all happen.
Thanks to Simon and Marcel, and more recently Chris for your efforts in a generally thankless and bloody tough job at times.
Cheers
Jas Wilhelm

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