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Women's Bassmaster Tour eliminated

January 5, 2010 |  2:23 pm

Pam Martin-Wells of Bainbridge. Ga. at an event during the 2009 Women's Bassmaster Tour.

BASS has announced the elimination of the Women's Bassmaster Tour, citing a significant drop in event participation since the women's-only circuit began in 2005.

"Despite BASS' best efforts to grow the WBT, participation levels were declining, especially heading into the 2010 season," said Tom Ricks, BASS general manager and vice president.

"This was a very tough decision and we understand the timing wasn't ideal," continued Ricks. "We are aggressively working to accommodate all WBT anglers who were registered for the 2010 season into other tournament venues they are eligible for, such as the Bassmaster Opens, if they desire to compete."

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Pam Martin-Wells of Bainbridge, Ga., at an event during the 2009 Women's Bassmaster Tour. Credit: BASS Communications

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