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A new BASS tournament trial will include Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A series of BASS tournaments for weekend anglers will including an Oklahoma-Arkansas division.

The ESPN Outdoors Bassmasters Series is made up of single-day, weekend tournaments that will begin in January all around the country.

Those advancing to regional championships get to go on to a series championship where the winner will qualify for the Bassmasters Classic.

There will be 16 divisions, each hosting five tournaments apiece. In the Oklahoma-Arkansas division, there will be four tournaments in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

Lake Ouachita in Arkansas will be site of the first Oklahoma-Arkansas divisional tournament on February 27th. Oklahoma's tournament is set for June 19th at Grand Lake.

The combined purse for all 86 events will be more than $4-million. $100,000 will go to the top boater in the final tournament and non-boaters will get $50,000.
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