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

1John Kellett / Adam Baldwin
2Steve Vann / Skippy Lewis
3Brian Haddock / Joe Haddock
4Zeb West / Jay Haggard
5Wayne Stallings / Justin Everett
6Brandon Hendricks / Jon Williams
7Craig Goess / Denny Moore
8Brian Stalls / Clark Harrington
9Larry Thomas / Gerald Elks
10Kent Manning / Chris Manning
11Kevin Ross / Clayton Boyette
12Sammy Hammond / Tommie Chisenhall
13Tracey King / David Price
14Read Samples / John Tedder
15Dean Thompson / Lee House
16Jerry Murray
17DIllon Thornton / Jerry Bragg
18Eddie LeNeave
19Justin Peaden / Justin Hof
20Matt Harrell / Shane Craft
21Rick Morris / Dale Winstead
22Cecil Scott / Eric Murphy
23Ted Park / Justin Coley
24Dennis Boykin / Jim Hipkiss
25Anthony Horton / Heather Goins
26Charlton Solomon / Rodney Caldwell
27Josh Holland
28Kevin Jones / Tyler Jones
29Lee Jones / Don Thompson
30Cody Howard / Sheldon McKinney
31Allen Campbell / Walt Goff
32Phillip Medford
33JA Williford / Jason Tripp
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.