2024 Tournament Event News Feed

NY State's Largest Winter Fishing Tournament!!

Registration is NOW OPEN!!  Awards Banquet at Batavia Downs MARCH 9th!!

Awards Banquet Timeline:
1-2pm: Anglers arrive / Vendors / Cocktail Hr.
2-5pm: Awards Ceremony / Door Prizes / Raffles
5-6:30pm: Dinner Banquet (tickets required)
7-9pm: Concert (tickets required)
9pm-???: After Party in Casino

All anglers will be required to use a fixed or folding bump board for fish entry 
big enough for all fish caught (except pike over 48") - no rulers, stickers, 
sliding boards, homemade boards, tape measures, or any other 
form of alternate measurement allowed.

This year's event will again be run on the Fish Donkey platform
whereby all fish entered will be done so using the Fish Donkey App
with fish placing via length rather than weight.
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This format has many advantages:
1) After entry, all fish can be either kept or released at the 
angler's discretion.
2) Anglers do not have to stop fishing to make it to a weigh-in
before they close and can capitalize on the  night bite. Plus
no extra driving.
3) Fish are entered and the leaderboards updated in real time
so anglers can see where everyone is placed at any time.
4) Since fish are entered on-site at the time of the catch, 
opportunities for foul play are minimized.
5) The suggested pictures capture additional information
to help verify the catch including time, date, 
gps coords, etc. and are encoded so that even the
director won't receive the info.
6) Less expenses means higher payouts for the winners (now 80-85%).

.                Giveaway Schedule:                .
(Drawings done LIVE on Facebook at 7pm EST)
Dec. 1st: ​Early Bird Registration Drawings, 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 1
Dec. 2nd: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 2
Dec. 3rd: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 3
Dec. 4th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 4
Dec. 5th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 5
Dec. 6th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 6
Dec. 7th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 7
Dec. 8th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 8
Dec. 9th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 9
Dec. 10th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 10
Dec. 11th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 11
Dec. 12th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 12
Dec. 31st: Door Prize Drawings - Round 1
March 9th: Door Prize Drawings - Round 2 @ Batavia Downs (must be present to win)

NYS Winter Classic
Fishing Tournament
Professionally organized and directed by anglers, for anglers!
2024 Tournament Event: January 1 - February 29
(Includes all waterways of NY state - ice, open water, stream & rivers, etc.)
This year's event is sponsored by:
Tournament Structure:

Fish any NY State waterway, any time of day from January 1st through February 28th using any legal angling method (open water, ice fishing, stream & river fishing, etc.) for 7 categories of fish.

Only $25/Angler

Download & Print the 2024 Tourney Flier Here:

LIVE Shows:
~Pre-Tourney Rules Update - Nov. 9th~
~Early Bird Drawings - Dec. 1st~
~12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Dec. 1-12~
~Door Prize Drawings - Round 1 - Dec. 31st~
(7pm EST on Facebook)
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