2019 Better Half Tour Rules & Regulations

  1. Participation is open to any legally licensed angler who has agreed to waiver liability to all sponsoring parties by signing a waiver release and indemnification agreement.  A $60 or $75 team event fee and annual one-time $40 per team ($20 per individual) association/member fee must be paid prior to participation. No membership fees will be returned once paid.
  2. Both members of the team must be present to fish the tournament. Anglers may not fish the tournament alone.
  3. All state and local laws will be respected, observed and obeyed.
  4. All fishing must be done from a boat. Proof of watercraft liability insurance must be available at time of entry on water and provided to tournament officials upon request. All boats must have state required safety equipment and be equipped with a working ignition kill switch. Horsepower must not exceed the original Coast Guard rating plate/sticker.
  5. All contestants must wear Coast Guard Approved PFD’s while gasoline motor is running.
  6. NO fishing permitted while gas motor is running. This is a safety issue – practice safe boating always!
  7. Off Limits area(s) will be announced online, available during registration, and prior to launch.
  8. All boats must have a working livewell of adequate size. Please take GREAT CARE of your fish!
  9. A five(5) fish limit will be observed, sixth(6) fish must be culled immediately. NO culling at check-in. Teams with more than five(5) fish will be disqualified. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass will be accepted at weigh-in.
  10. All fish must measure 12-inches. Short fish will be disqualified and team will receive a one-pound(1#) penalty (per short fish) assessed against remaining legal fish. Dead fish will receive a 1/2-lb. (8-oz.) penalty per fish assessed against total weight of legal fish.
  11. In the event of a total weight tie (for any position), team with the biggest fish wins the tiebreaker. If neither team has weighed an individual fish, combined monies will be split evenly.
  12. All fish must be caught with a rod and reel. Team members must fish from and remain in their boat only. Trolling is prohibited.
  13. Only one(1) rod per team member may be used at a time. Only artificial lures are acceptable (pork-type trailers acceptable).
  14. Contestants may fish anywhere on tournament waters except areas designated “Off Limits” by tournament officials and/or State Park regulations. Any team witnessed fishing in designated off-limits areas will be disqualified.
  15. Teams registered for all five(5) season events (prior to the first 2019 event) become “Locked” teams and will launch as the same boat number for the entire 2019 season.
  16. All boats must check in on time with the check in official. Check-in official will keep the official time. Teams reporting late will receive a one-pound (1#) penalty per minute late and will be disqualified after five(5) minutes. Teams not catching fish must still report to the check-in official or tournament director.
  17. If a team must leave the tournament early, please call or text 330-289-1001. We care about your safety!
  18. Any protest must be presented in writing to the tournament director prior to the presentation of awards and prizes.
  19. CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: Out of the five(5) season events, the team’s lowest points event will be dropped. This includes events not attended. Championship will be determined by the team’s BEST FOUR EVENT FINISHES over the 2019 season.
  20. To be eligible for Championship awards/points, teams must consist of the same partners. Different partners enter as new teams and thus earn points as the new team.
  21. Tournament directors reserve the right to adjust the tournament times or cancel the event after a lengthy delay due to dangerous conditions. Cancelled events will be re-scheduled with all entry fees and team placement numbers honored at rescheduled event.
  22. Tournament directors reserve the right to refuse entries from teams known to practice dishonest methods.
  23. Tournament directors reserve the right to interpret or amend rules and regulations when necessary.
  24. Any rules, interpretation of the rules, or rules not covered under the above guidelines will be governed by event officials only and those decisions will be binding. Binding decisions of officials are final and not subject to formal appeal.

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2019 BHT MEMBERSHIP

Fishing with the
SAME PARTNER ALL YEAR?

Team Membership

Individual Membership

Fishing with DIFFERENT PARTNERS?
(Different partners fish as
a different points team)

Single Membership

2019 Better Half Tour - Tournament Rosters

All Better Half Tour event permits granted and dates finalized on January 3, 2019. We look forward to a very special 2019 fishing season with the following teams…

2019 SPRING FLING
MAY 4, 2019
8:00am- 3:00p

RESULTS HERE

SPRING FLING ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Williams ~ M. Williams (L)
  3. T. McKibben & T. McKibben (L)
  4. M. Schlarb & L. Schlarb (L)
  5. E. Everhart & L. Everhart (L)
  6. J. Smith & P. Smith (L)
  7. K. Pierce & J. Pierce
  8. B. Conner & S. Conner
  9. L. Maruna & M. Maruna
  10. J. Metrick & J. Metrick
  11. J. Jones & R. Loveland
  12. C. Furr & A. Harmon
  13. J. O’Neill & A. Mammone
  14. T. Johnston & T. Johnston
  15.  S. Pettry & T. Wagner
  16. M. Baker & K. Baker
  17.  R. Trogdon & T. Trogdon
  18. R. Gotham & S. Gotham
  19. R. Zide & J. Zide
  20. D. Iorio & C. Micco
  21. C. Vandeborne & J. Whitaker
  22. R. Helmuth & J. Helmuth
  23. R. Harris & K. Harris
  24. G. Tanner & V. Tanner
  25. R. Edwards & V. Edwards
  26. D. Witherup & L. Witherup
  27. A. Kistler & J. Raach
  28. J. Johnson & M. Johnson
  29. K. Burke & R. Burke
  30. M. Amedeo & M. Wemyss
  31. E. Mcgrew & S. Mcgrew
  32. J. Glockner & J. Glockner
  33. J. Whitaker & C. Vendeborne
  34. E. Brown & S. Brown
  35. J. Smith & P. Smith
  36. C. Wright & A. Wright
  37. T. Csepe & S. Csepe
  38. P. Swegheimer & E. Weriger

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2019 MILTON MAGIC
June 8, 2019

8:00am- 3:00p

RESULTS HERE

MILTON MAGIC ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Williams ~ M. Williams (L)
  3. T. McKibben & T. McKibben (L)
  4. M. Schlarb & L. Schlarb (L)
  5. E. Everhart & L. Everhart (L)
  6. J. Smith & P. Smith (L)
  7. R. Helmuth & J. Helmuth
  8. R. Zide & J. Zide
  9. M. Baker & K. Baker
  10. l. Maruna & M. Maruna
  11. R. Edwards & V. Edwards
  12. A. Kistler & J. Raach
  13. R. Gotham & S. Gotham
  14. D. Witherup & L. Witherup
  15. D. Iorio & C. Micco
  16. G. Tanner & V. Tanner
  17. G. Wasko & P. Wasko
  18. S. Pettry & T. Wagner
  19. J. Galford & S. Galford
  20. B. Conner & S. Conner
  21. C. Wright & A. Wright
  22. J. White & P. White
  23. A. Lawler & M. Cappaher
  24. C. Vandeborne & J. Whitaker
  25. T. Johnson & T. Johnson
  26. K. Burke & R. Burke
  27. N. Meyerrose & M. Watkins
  28. J. O’Neill & A. Mammone
  29. B. Fuller & C. Gordon

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2019 WEEKEND GETAWAY
July 27, 2019

8:00am- 3:00p

RESULTS HERE

WEEKEND GETAWAY ROSTER:

  1. B. Reed & J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Williams & M. Williams (L)
  3. T. McKibben & T. McKibben (L)
  4. M. Schlarb & L. Schlarb (L)
  5. E. Everhart & L. Everhart (L)
  6. J. Smith & P. Smith (L)
  7. R. Helmuth & J. Helmuth
  8. T. Bury & K. Beck-Powell
  9. A. Kistler & J. Raach
  10. R. Gotham & S. Gotham
  11. S. Hughes & L. Hughes
  12. J. Metrick & J. Metrick
  13. J. O’Neill & A. Mammone
  14. K. Hout & J. Hout
  15. D. Iorio & C. Micco
  16. B. Burford & C. Burford
  17. J. Lipo & S. Lipo
  18. J. Galford & S. Galford
  19. M. Clay & A. Clay
  20. R. Edwards & V. Edwards
  21. S. Guenot & T. Guenot
  22. S. Planty & T. Planty
  23. T. Gannoe & M. Keas
  24. K. Burke & B. Burke
  25. E. McGrew & S. McGrew
  26. J. Pflugh & K. Melko
  27. T. Johnston & T. Johnson
  28. C. Jones & K. Jones
  29. K. Grimes & L. Grimes
  30. B. Fuller & C. Gordon
  31. C. Ahmadian & J. Stoltz
  32. N. Prvonozac & T. Prvonozac

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2019 SMALLIE SMASH
September 7, 2019
8:00am- 3:00p

RESULTS HERE

SMALLIE SMASH ROSTER

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Williams ~ M. Williams (L)
  3. T. McKibben & T. McKibben (L)
  4. M. Schlarb & L. Schlarb (L)
  5. E. Everhart & L. Everhart (L)
  6. J. Smith & P. Smith (L)
  7. J. Browning & T. Kachinski
  8. R. Helmuth & J. Helmuth
  9. R. Gotham & S. Gotham
  10. L. Maruna & M. Maruna
  11. S. Guenot & T. Guenot
  12. A. Kistler & J. Raach
  13. D. Gray & G. Spirk
  14. J. Lipo & S. Lipo
  15. D. Iorio & C. Micco
  16. C. Ahmadian & J. Stoltz
  17. B. Conner & S. Conner
  18. . S. Pettry & T. Wagoner
  19. T. Johnson & T. Johnson
  20. Z. McKibben & H. Fuller
  21. G. Wasko & P. Wasko
  22. J. O’Neill & A. Mammone
  23. C. Jones & K. Jones

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2019 FALL CLASSIC
October 5, 2019
8:00am- 3:00p

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FALL CLASSIC ROSTER

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Williams ~ M. Williams (L)
  3. T. McKibben & T. McKibben (L)
  4. M. Schlarb & L. Schlarb (L)
  5. E. Everhart & L. Everhart (L)
  6. J. Smith & P. Smith (L)
  7. R. Helmuth & J. Helmuth
  8. P. Zavracky & S. Zavracky
  9. R. Gotham & S. Gotham
  10. L. Maruna & M. Maruna
  11. G. Tanner & V. Tanner
  12. S. Conner & B. Conner
  13. A. Kistler & J. Raach
  14. S. Pettry & T. Wagner
  15. E. Downs & Downs
  16. C. Furr & A. Furr
  17. D. Morris & B. Morris
  18. E. Mcgrew & S. Mcgrew
  19. J. Galford & S. Galford
  20. G. Wasko & P. Wasko
  21. M. Clay & L. Clay
  22.  Z. Young & M. Young
  23. D. Iorio & C. Micco
  24. B. Mckinnay & C. Lengemann
  25. R. Metzger & R. Metzger
  26. Z. McKibben & H. Fuller
  27. T. Johnson & T. Johnson
  28. D. Camp & C. Miller
  29. M. Bolitho & J. Bolitho
  30. A. Westrich & F. Westrich
  31. T. Csepe & C. Csepe
  32. J. O’Neill & A. Mammone

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

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Here are the boat ramp locations that we are launching from...

Portage Lakes Old State Park

Jersey Street Ramp, Lake Milton

Long Point State Park, NY

We look forward to fishing with you!

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