Neuse River Tournament – August 4, 2019

The Eastern NC Bass Challenge heads to the Neuse River on August 4, 2019. Here are all of the details for our tournament.

Neuse River Tournament Location & Times

Location: Neuse River, New Bern NC
Address: 1309 Country Club Rd, New Bern, NC 28560 (Map)
Date: August 4, 2019
Blast Off: Approximately 6:00 am
Registration: 4:30 am – 5:45 am
Check-in: Flight #1 – 3:00 pm Flight #2 – 3:15 pm
Weigh-in: You may trailer your boat before weighing in. You may use your own weigh-in bags.

The tournament director will be on location at 4:30 am the morning of the tournament. Tournament check-in’s and entry fee payments will be accepted starting at 4:45 am. Boat numbers will be assigned by order of entry fee received.

In the event there is more than 40 teams competing in the tournament, there will be 2 flights in the tournament. The second flight will be allowed to check-in 15 minutes after the first flight is due in. There will be no delay between flights.

Fee’s and Requirements

Entry Fee: $50 per team (Required, Pay Online)
Sidepot Fee: $20 per team (Optional, Pay Online)
Membership Fee: 1 time fee of $20 per angler (Required, covers the entire 2019 season, Pay Online)

Official Rules: View Official Rules
Angler Disclaimer: Download Angler Release Form – Each angler must sign this document before competing. They will be available the morning of the tournament.

Awards & Prizes

Big Fish Award: $350 cash Provided by Greenville Toyota
Cash Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded based on final tournament standings Number of places paid is based on participation.
Team Points Championship:
 Points are awarded based on final tournament standings. Points Championship winner will win $1000 cash prize at the end of the season.

How To Sign Up

You may pay your entry fee’s the morning of the tournament at the ramp. However, you may pay online now. By paying online now, you can generally skip the lines at the boat ramp and secure an earlier starting position. Additionally, you may use a credit card online to pay for your fee’s. Only cash and checks are accepted at the ramp the morning of each tournament.


Weigh-in will begin at 2:00 pm. You are eligible to weigh-in early if you desire. Weigh-in will last until 3:30 pm. If you need additional time to weigh-in your fish you are required to notify the tournament director before this time elapses. Fair warning will be given before the scales are closed.

It is the competing teams responsibility to ask for courtesy measurements on potential short fish and to request a big fish weight.

Tournament Pre-Registration List

1Zeb West / Jay Haggard
2John Kellett / Adam Baldwin
3Wayne Stallings / Justin Everett
4Brandon Hendricks / Jon Williams
5Craig Goess / Denny Moore
6Brian Stalls / Clark Harrington
7Larry Thomas / Gerald Elks
8Kent Manning / Chris Manning
9Kevin Ross / Clayton Boyette
10Sammy Hammond / Tommie Chisenhall
11Tracey King / David Price
12Read Samples / John Tedder
13Steve Vann / Skippy Lewis
14Dean Thompson / Lee House
15Chris Cox / Monte Morgan
16Michael Morris / Scott Shaw
17Cody Howard / Sheldon McKinney
18Brian Haddock / Joe Haddock
19Justin Peaden / TBD
20Brandon Ambrose / Braiden Ambrose
21Dillon Thornton / Jerry Bragg
22Roger Thomas / Garrett Creef
23Gary Buckner / Kenny Simpson
24Dennis Boykin / Jim Hipkiss
25Rickey Foss / George Long
26Kolby Jones / Keven Jones
27Rodney Caldwell
28Joey Rouse
29Jake Osborne / Tristin Dauzat
30Jonathan Wiggins / William Wiggins
31Ted Park / Justin Coley
32Paul King / Austin King
33Hunter Barnett / Hunter Whitman
34Josh Brown / Jordan Brown
35Winston Clinedinst / Robert Richardson
36Brian Bell
37Mike Stephens
38Andrew Pittman / Chandler Fornes
39Hank Purvis / Bryce Faircloth
This table is updated on a regular basis as participants sign up. Please Note - "All In" Members will be bumped to the top of this list. *** This list is subject to change. Please confirm your boat # at the ramp the morning of the tournament ***

Neuse River Parking and Launching Information

We are expecting a big crowd for our tournament. It is advised to arrive early at the ramp. We have secured the ramp with the New Bern Parks and Rec beginning at 4:30 am tournament morning. Lawson Creek State Park offers 2 ramps for our anglers to use.  You may use either ramp to put your boat in the water. However, you will need to check in with the Tournament Director before blast off.

If you’re using the ramp farthest from the blast off area, you will be required to idle back down towards the main ramp, which is where registration and weigh-in will occur. There is plenty of parking by each ramp and parking is NOT expected to be an issue. See image below for additional details.

Contact Information

Tournament Director: Jeffrey Davis, Jr.
Contact Number: 252.661.5454

Please do not hesitate to call, text or email us any questions.