The NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament cash prize levels are solely based upon angler participation. 
There are 7 categories of fish, the placements below apply to each category. The greater the number of 
participating anglers, the greater the number of places and the Higher the payout according to the following levels:

Level 0: (top 3-5 place in each category, 21-35 total placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall prize awards (when available))
   # Anglers:   Grand Prize:               1st:    2nd:    3rd:     4th:        5th:
     <250                                              $50           $40             $30        ***          ***
       250                                              $75            $50            $30        ***          ***
       500              $1,000                   $100            $60            $40        $30        $25
       750              $1,500                   $200          $100            $75        $50        $35

Level 1: (top 5 place in each category, 35 total placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $25 each week for the largest fish of each category and Mount for overall largest fish)
  # Anglers:           Grand Prize:       1st:          2nd:         3rd:            4th:         5th:
           1000                 $2,000               $300        $150         $100         $75        $50
           1250                 $2,000               $500        $300         $200         $100       $50
    1500                 $2,000               $750        $400         $250         $100       $50
    1750                 $2,500            $1,000        $500         $250         $100       $50
    2000                 $2,500            $1,250        $500         $250         $100       $50
    2250                 $2,500            $1,500        $500         $250         $100       $50
    2500                 $2,500            $1,750        $550         $275         $100       $50
    2750                 $2,500            $2,000        $600         $300         $125       $50


Level 2: (top 10 place in each category, 70 placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $50 each week for the largest fish of each category and Mount for overall largest fish)
    # Anglers:    Grand Prize:        1st:        2nd:        3rd:         4th:       5th:        6th:       7th:       8th:      9th:       10th:
    3000            $3,500          $2,250      $850        $300       $150       $100       $75       $60       $50       $40       $30
    3250           $4,000           $2,500       $950       $400       $200       $150     $125     $100       $75       $60       $50
    3500           $5,000           $2,500     $1,000      $500       $300       $200     $150     $125     $10      $75       $50
    3750           $5,000           $2,500     $1,200      $550       $400       $250     $150     $125     $100       $75       $50
    4000           $5,000           $2,500     $1,400      $700       $500       $250     $150     $125     $100       $75       $50
    4250           $5,000           $2,500     $1,600      $800       $500       $250     $150     $125     $100       $75       $50
    4500           $5,000           $2,500     $1,800      $900       $500       $250     $150     $125     $100       $75       $50
    4750           $5,000           $2,500     $2,000    $1,000      $500       $250     $150     $125     $100       $75       $50

Level 3: (top 15 place in each category, 105 placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $100 each week for largest fish in every category and Mount for the overall largest fish)
      # Anglers:        1st:     2nd:    3rd:     4th:    5th:    6th:     7th:     8th:   9th:    10th:      11th:       12th:13th:      14th:      15th:
5000$2,250$2,000$1,600$1,200$900   $650   $450   $400   $350   $300$275$250$225$200$150
5500$2,500$2,150$1,700$1,300$950   $700   $475   $425   $375   $325$300$275$250$225$175
6000$2,750$2,300$1,800$1,400$1,000$750   $500   $450   $400   $350$325$300$275$250$200
6500$3,000$2,450$1,900$1,500$1,050$800   $525   $475   $425   $375$350$325$300$275$225
7000$3,250$2,600$2,000$1,600$1,100$850   $550   $500   $450   $400$375$350$325$300$250
7500$3,500$2,750$2,100$1,700$1,150$900   $575   $525   $475   $425$400$375$350$325$275
8000$3,750$2,900$2,200$1,800$1,200$950   $600   $550   $500   $450$425$400$375$350$300
8500$4,000$3,050$2,300$1,900$1,250$1,000$625   $575   $525   $475$450$425$400$375$325
9000$4,250$3,200$2,400$2,000$1,300$1,050$650   $600   $550   $500$475$450$425$400$350
9500$4,500$3,350$2,500$2,100$1,350$1,100$675   $625   $575   $525$500$475$450$425$375

Level 4: (top 20 place in each category, 140 placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $250 each week for largest fish in every category and Mount for the overall largest fish)
      # Anglers:     1st:     2nd:   3rd:     4th:    5th:     6th:    7th:     8th:    9th:    10th:        11th:           12th:  13th:          14th:          15th: 16th:  17th:  18th:   19th:      20th:
10,000$5,000$3,500$2,000$1,600$1,300$1,000$800   $700   $600   $500   $450    $400  $375   $350   $325   $300   $275   $250   $225$200
11,000$5,500$3,750$2,200$1,700$1,400$1,100$850   $750   $650   $550   $500    $450  $425   $400   $375   $325   $300   $275   $250$225
12,000$6,000$4,000$2,400$1,800$1,500$1,200$900   $800   $700   $600   $550   $500   $475   $450   $425   $350   $325   $300   $275$250
13,000$6,500$4,250$2,600$1,900$1,600$1,300$950   $850   $750   $650   $600   $550   $525   $500   $475   $375   $350   $325   $300$275
14,000$7,000$4,500$2,800$2,000$1,700$1,400$1,000$900   $800   $700   $650   $600   $575   $550   $525   $400   $375   $350   $325$300
15,000$7,500$4,750$3,000$2,100$1,800$1,500$1,050$950   $850   $750   $700   $650   $625   $600   $575   $425   $400   $375   $350$325
16,000$8,000$5,000$3,200$2,200$1,900$1,600$1,100$1,000$900   $800          $750   $700   $ 675  $650   $625   $450   $425   $400   $375$350
17,000$8,500$5,250$3,400$2,300$2,000$1,700$1,150$1,050$950   $850   $800   $750   $725   $700   $675   $475   $450   $425   $400$375
18,000$9,000$5,500$3,600$2,400$2,100$1,800$1,200$1,100$1,000$900   $850   $800   $775   $750   $725   $500   $475   $450   $425$400
19,000$9,500$5,750$3,800$2,500$2,200$1,900$1,250$1,150$1,050$950   $900   $850   $825   $800   $775   $525   $500   $475   $450$425
20,000$10,000     $6,000$4,000$2,600$2,300$2,000$1,300$1,200$1,100$1,000$950   $900   $875   $850   $825   $550   $525   $500   $475$450
21,000$10,500     $6,250$4,200$2,700$2,400$2,100$1,350$1,250$1,150$1,050$1,000$950   $925   $900   $875   $575   $550   $525   $500$475
22,000$11,000     $6,500$4,400$2,800$2,500$2,200$1,400$1,300$1,200$1,100$1,050$1,000$975   $950   $925   $600   $575   $550   $525$500
23,000$11,500     $6,750$4,600$2,900$2,600$2,300$1,450$1,350$1,250$1,150$1,100$1,050$1,025$1,000$975   $625   $600   $575   $550$525
24,000$12,000     $7,000$4,800$3,000$2,700$2,400$1,500$1,400$1,300$1,200$1,150$1,100$1,075$1,050$1,025$650   $625   $600   $575$550

Level 5: (top 20 place in each category, 140 placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $500 each week for largest fish in every category and all 1st Place fish receive Mounts)
      # Anglers:     1st:       2nd:   3rd:     4th:    5th:     6th:     7th:     8th:    9th:    10th:         11th:           12th:  13th:          14th:           15th: 16th:   17th:   18th: 19th:          20th
25,000$12,500$7,250$5,000$3,100$2,800$2,500$1,550$1,450$1,350$1,250$1,200$1,150$1,125$1,100$1,075$850   $750   $650   $600   $575
30,000$15,000$8,500       $6,000$3,600$3,300$3,000$1,800$1,700$1,600$1,500$1,450$1,400$1,375$1,350$1,325$1,100$1,000$900   $725   $700
40,000$20,000$11,000     $8,000       $4,600        $4,300$4,000$2,300$2,200$2,100$2,000$1,950$1,900$1,875$1,850$1,825$1,600$1,500$1,300$1,025       $1,000
50,000$25,000$13,500     $10,000     $5,600        $5,300       $5,000$2,800$2,700$2,600$2,500$2,450$2,400$2,375$2,350$2,325$2,100$2,000$1,900$1,800$1,700

Level 6: (top 20 place in each category, 140 placements, plus weekly/monthly/overall awards, plus $1,000 each week for largest fish in each category and all 1st Place fish receive Mounts)
      # Anglers:     1st:       2nd:   3rd:     4th:    5th:     6th:     7th:     8th:    9th:    10th:         11th:           12th:  13th:          14th:           15th: 16th:   17th:   18th: 19th:          20th
      100,000       $50,000$30,000     $25,000    $20,000      $18,000     $16,000      $14,000     $12,000     $10,000      $8,000       $7,000       $6,000$5,500$5,000$4,800$4,600$4,500$4,400$4,300$4,200

NYS Winter Classic Prize Levels
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