Massachusetts B.A.S.S. Nation
Friday Classic Team Trail
Results: Buffumville – August 16, 2019
When The Going Gets Tough – The Tough .…….”
Buffumville Reservoir is known for two things: Big Bass and Frustration. This was the case at the last Friday team event. This tournament was very important because it would determine who would be going to the TOC Sunday August 25th on the Waltham section of the Charles River and the winner there going on to Lake Hartwell for the B.A.S.S. Classic Team Championship and from there to The BassMasters Classic.
Buffumville Important?? You better believe it.
There were three teams still in the running for the final spot at the TOC. Randy Phillips and Wayne Marquis had already sewn up spot #1 with 798 points and was using Buffumville as their “drop.” This left Ray Lentine/Eli Delaney with drop (wd) at 792, Chip Servant/Josh Cotier with 791 (wd) and Jim & Jack Moorey at 593 without a drop. There were two scenarios: If Eli and I beat Josh and Chip we would be going to the fishoffs. BUT if Josh and Chip and Eli and I didn’t catch any fish, we would both use Buffumville as the drop – leaving Eli/Ray with 792 and Josh/Chip with 791. IF Jim and Jack won Buffumville then they would have 793 points and they would be going to the TOC.
Two of the three parts fell into place for Jim/Jack. They won the tournament for 200 points giving them 793 points and Josh/Chip didn’t weigh in fish using this as their drop giving them 791 points. This left just one more piece of the puzzle for Jim/Jack – Eli and I had to get skunked on this water that produces skunks at every tournament held there. As luck would have it for Eli and me, we came in 2nd and wound up with 795 points.
Only two teams weighed in fish:
- Moorey/Moorey: 9.79 pounds
- Lentine/Delaney: 6.97 with lunker of 4.36
TOC Results from August 10 - Long Pond Lakeville
Hello every one just want to say thank again to everyone for a great year. The TOC was this past weekend at Long Pond Lakeville. It was great to see the top anglers from this years trail. It was a great day to be on the water but it was a tough bite.
Results on the Pro side:
- Mark Burgess won with 14.05lbs and he also had lunker that weighed 4.47lbs,
- Paul Leblanc 11.14lbs,
- Erick Femiak 9.36lbs.
On the Co-Angler side:
- Chris Forti won with 6.28lbs and he also had lunker that weighed 4.56lbs
- Mike Mello 5.71lbs,
- Chris Heltemes 4.65lbs.
Thank you again everyone look forward to seeing you all next year.
This was the last open for Sunday Mass B.A.S.S. Nation team trail. Thank you to everyone for coming.
We had the two biggest bags of the year today for the Sunday trail, two bags over 18 pounds!!!!!!!! The winning team Randy Phillip and Trevor Phillips weighed in a whopping 18.60 pounds wow! congrats guys.
The second place team Al Gagliarducci and Adam Ruff was just under with 18.22 but they got the Lunker a 5.64 largemouth congrats.
I want to Thank every for supporting this trail this year, you are the best. The next event is the combined T.O.C . The Sunday trail is taking the top 5 teams this year and I will contact the teams who made it.
Thanks again everyone Ben Hale=
|1||Randy Phillips/ Trevor Phillips||18.6||200|
|2||Al Gagliarducci/Adam Ruff||18.22||199|
|3||John Hogle/ Dan Hogle||16.15||198|
|4||Ray Lentine/ Moniha Geller||15.5||197|
|5||Woody Mckechnie/Chris Heltemes||13.95||196|
|6||Mike Elliot/Mike Elliot||13.4||195|
|7||Jim Moorey/ Tyler Moorey||11.54||194|
|8||Josh Cotier/ Chip Servant||9.21||193|
|9||Guiseppe Andreoli/ Brandon Regnaul||9.14||192|
|10||Ben Hale/ Mike Mello||8.49||191|
|11||Tj Newell/Chris Forti||7.27||190|
|12||Dusty Chaulk/ Matt Klinker||6.88||189|
|13||Matt McConell/ Steve Carden||3.29||188|
|14||Manny Augoustakis/Josh Ragner||0||150|