Big Bash Open Bass Tournaments

Big Bash Open Bass Tournament (BBOBT) General Information

Five open tournaments are held throughout the summer for fisherman to accumulate points towards a final closed BBOBT in October. The top 20 teams compete in the final closed tournament to determine Beaverdam Park's top fisherman of the season. The fee for each tournament is: $45 per boat for annual pass holders and $50 per boat for non-pass holders. Tournaments are held during the months of March, April, May, June and September. All tournaments are held at Beaverdam Park's Main Entrance.

Cash or Check are the only forms of payment collected in the Ranger Station at Beaverdam Park.

  • 2018 dates are: March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, September 15 and Big Bash Classic October 20. The 2018 Open
  • Tournament Payouts are: 
    • 1st - $500
    • 2nd - $250
    • 3rd - $150 with a Big Fish prize of up to $500
    • Payouts are prorated based on participation. $1,000 First Place payout for the Big Bash Classic is guaranteed. Tournaments are sponsored by Park Partners, Inc and Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
  • View the 2018 Tournament Standings
  • View the 2018 Tournament Registration Form
  • View the annual launch permit application (PDF).
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2017 Classic Results

The Classic had beautiful weather and some beautiful fish. We want to thank everyone for a wonderful year. We will throw some dates out there for a Winter Fisherman's Breakfast and Awards sometime soon.  Congratulations again to Chris and Brian Eckstein for making Angler of the Year! Congratulations to the Classic Winners Bubba West and Kevin Brooke with 12 pounds, 8 ounces. 2nd place went to Jerry Jenkins and Ricky West with 8 pounds, 13 ounces. And a third place tie went to Carl Bex / Kevin Charity and Tommy Reamer / Dallas Hughes with 8 pounds even. That Big (Beautiful) Fish went to Chris Eckstein at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. See y'all next year.

View other past results.