The Nacimiento tournament is the final one of the 2017 series.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The final tournament of the 2017 California B.A.S.S. Nation series is being rescheduled from Oct. 14-15 to Nov. 11-12 because of a scheduling conflict.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to push the tournament back, but we felt like it was the most fair option,” said Mark “Chief” Torrez, president of the California B.A.S.S. Nation. “The 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship was announced after our schedule was, and having the two tournaments on top of each other creates some conflicts.”

The 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship is the international competition of all the B.A.S.S. Nation clubs. It will be held Oct. 19-21 on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. The international president and youth director conferences will be held concurrently.

The California B.A.S.S. Nation is sending two qualifiers to the championship, Nick Wood of Yreka and Brian Cogburn of Oakdale. As president, Torrez will attend the conference, and Mike Landy, who serves as the weighmaster for B.A.S.S. Nation events, will also attend as the state’s youth director.

“Keeping Nacimiento on the schedule as it was would have prevented our 2017 State Team champions from their efforts to qualify for the 2018 State Team through no fault of their own, and it would have also left us understaffed for the tournament,” said Torrez.

“I regret the change in date and hope it doesn’t create a conflict for our other competitors,” said Torrez.

This tournament will be the last of the 2017 season for the California B.A.S.S. Nation and will be instrumental in determining the 2018 State Team. Qualifiers for the State Team are determined by points, and each individual event winner earns a berth as well.

Registration for the Nacimiento event will open in mid-September. To be eligible to compete, each angler must be a member of a B.A.S.S. Nation-affiliated club. To find a club in your area, contact Torrez at (805) 233-0883, or visit www.calbn.com.

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