The Eastern NC Bass Challenge will visit the Neuse River on May 19, 2019. Our 3rd tournament of the 2019 season is sure to be a great one as the Neuse River remains a popular destination for bass anglers in the east. We’re excited to head back to New Bern as Lawsons Creek provides a great venue to host our tournaments.
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: May 19, 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
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
|1||John Kellett / Adam Baldwin|
|2||Steve Vann / Skippy Lewis|
|3||Brian Haddock / Joe Haddock|
|4||Zeb West / Jay Haggard|
|5||Wayne Stallings / Justin Everett|
|6||Brandon Hendricks / Jon Williams|
|7||Craig Goess / Denny Moore|
|8||Brian Stalls / Clark Harrington|
|9||Larry Thomas / Gerald Elks|
|10||Kent Manning / Chris Manning|
|11||Kevin Ross / Clayton Boyette|
|12||Sammy Hammond / Tommie Chisenhall|
|13||Tracey King / David Price|
|14||Read Samples / John Tedder|
|15||Dean Thompson / Lee House|
|17||DIllon Thornton / Jerry Bragg|
|19||Justin Peaden / Justin Hof|
|20||Matt Harrell / Shane Craft|
|21||Rick Morris / Dale Winstead|
|22||Cecil Scott / Eric Murphy|
|23||Ted Park / Justin Coley|
|24||Dennis Boykin / Jim Hipkiss|
|25||Anthony Horton / Heather Goins|
|26||Charlton Solomon / Rodney Caldwell|
|28||Kevin Jones / Tyler Jones|
|29||Lee Jones / Don Thompson|
|30||Cody Howard / Sheldon McKinney|
|31||Allen Campbell / Walt Goff|
|33||JA Williford / Jason Tripp|
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.
Tournament Director: Jeffrey Davis, Jr.
Contact Number: 252.661.5454
Please do not hesitate to call, text or email us any questions.