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Nov. 29, 2011

Toyota Texas Bass Classic National Broadcast Begins Saturday

World Championship to air on Versus as a part of the NBC Sports Group

Conroe – The opening day of this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will be available in over 75 million homes when the tournament airs this Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern (Noon Central) on Versus, a member of the NBC Sports Group.

“The national viewing audience will have plenty to look forward to from all the on-the-water action with the anglers to the evening weigh-ins; the thrill of this year’s championship has been captured in every minute,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “Viewers will be able to be up close and personal with the world’s best anglers in the only unifying world championship in the sport of bass fishing.”

As the official broadcast partner of the TTBC, Versus will air the championship in three parts (tape-delayed) with two 30-minute episodes for the first and second days of fishing and a one-hour special for the final day. The official broadcast schedule is as follows:

First Day- Dec. 3rd at 1:00 p.m. ET (will re-air Dec. 7th at 4:00 p.m. ET)

Second Day- Dec. 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET (will re-air Dec. 14th at 4:00 p.m. ET)

Final Day- Dec. 17th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (will re-air on Dec. 21st at 4:00 p.m. ET)

The TTBC field is made up of the world’s best in professional bass fishing. The 50-angler field includes representatives from the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series, the Walmart FLW Tour and the Bassmaster Elite Series. The TTBC is the only event of its kind to bring in the best anglers from the major tours together on the same lake to compete for one world championship title.

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic tournament functions are operated by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota. Additional sponsors include Evinrude, Ricoh, Carrot Stix, US Reel, Mustang CAT and ATX Wheels. For additional information, visit or call 1-866-907-0143.

For more tournament information visit


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