2022 District 12, VA, WV. National Semi-Finals on Sept. 17-18

Location: James County VA. Chickahominy River

To be eligible to compete, you must be a member of a club in good standing with the WV Bass Federation and an active member of the TBF.

Each club can advance top boater and top non-boater from the club (no paper clubs).


Top 10% of each states event participation (participation in last fall’s divisional qualifiers or this year’s buddy trail).

The 2021 Buddy Trail Champions and the top 10 individuals from the State Championship will have paid entries into this event (top five from championship are eligible to be boaters).  Please email and let me know ASAP if you are fishing this event or not (if fishing, please send me your shirt size).

For all other members wanting to fish this event, I must have your name, e-mail address and if you would like to go as a boater or non-boater (and shirt size) by July 29th so I can send your information to the TBF (we must have an even number of boaters and non-boaters). Please try to help by finding a boater or non-boater and sending the pair of names to me at one time. If you can’t find someone and want to fish, send me your information and I will put you on the list and try to pair you up (first come, first paired). It’s up to the state to make sure we send an equal number of boaters and co-anglers to this event.

Once I send your information to the TBF, they will send you an e-mail to register and pay (boater $200 and non-boater $100) between August 1 – September 1.

For more information on the tournament, you can go to The BassFederation.com,  go to tournament schedules and then to National Semi- Finals. You can also contact Robert Harkness at bjharkness@suddenlink.net or call 304-275-3125.