CRBT - News Release: Name Change

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Posted by Edward D. Bohn from on December 21, 2001 at 16:52:54:

The Bassin Bandits is a National B. A. S. S. Federation and an Illinois Bass
Federation chapter member with one of the largest IBF memberships statewide.
They have been sponsors of the Calumet River Bass Tournament Circuit (“CRBT”) for
the last four years. At inception of this circuit, the Bassin’ Bandits intended to brand name the tournament so that it would coincide with the location of the tournament itself, the Calumet River. Since that time anglers that participate in the events have broadened their fishing water spectrum to include all of the waters connected to the Calumet River. This includes all the Chicagoland Lakefront and any boat accessible to Lake Michigan water. Our circuit has grown by leaps and bounds through overwhelming angler participation, positive press coverage and the recent acquisition of many sponsors. The circuit is currently in a healthy growth situation where we find ourselves to be the only organized tournament circuit that fishes exclusively in Lake Michigan waters and tributaries that surround the CHICAGOLAND area. With these demographics, the circuit has a unique opportunity to expand our goals, sponsorship, marketability and objectives in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the country. Therefore, after much deliberation and acknowledging the best future interests of the Bassin’ Bandits and the CRBT, the elected tournament committee has decided to do the following historic maneuver.

Effective immediately the Calumet River Bass Tournaments will change its
name and brand itself and all of its tournaments to be called the:


We also want to extend sincere thanks to all of the anglers and sponsors
for their support and participation. The Bassin’ Bandits and the Chicagoland
Bass Tournaments are looking forward to the upcoming 2002 season and are
dedicated to provide all involved with an unprecedented fishing experience.

"Fish the Magnificent Mile."

Bassin' Bandits President / CBT Tournament Director
Edward D. Bohn

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