IFA Announces Ranger Cup Payouts for New Open Team Events
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - The new Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Lucas Oil Redfish Opens presented by Cabela's offer saltwater anglers a unique, high-stakes team tournament with 100 percent cash payout. In addition to the rich prize structure, longtime IFA sponsor Ranger Boats is stepping up to support the new specialty events with significant Ranger Cup contingencies for qualified anglers.The lucrative Ranger Cup payouts include bonuses that extend through 20 percent of the field at each event, including a $6,000 bonus for the first-place finisher, if eligible. Anglers must be the original owner of a 2011 or newer Ranger boat and meet all clothing and logo requirements set forth in the program to be eligible."There's no other contingency program in the industry that's as lucrative as Ranger Cup," said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. "The bonuses have rewarded a ton of IFA anglers over the years and the support from Ranger has been phenomenal. We're thrilled to offer the additional payout for the new 2015 Open events."With two events scheduled for 2015; April 10-11 at Placida, Florida, and June 19-20 at Houma, Louisiana, the IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens will feature a two-day, team format and will be open to all anglers with an IFA membership. Each of the new Open events will include a $1,250 entry fee with 100 percent cash payout guaranteed. Also, for an additional $250, anglers can sign up for the Angler's Advantage program, which allows participants to compete in an even higher payout bracket.In addition, the new IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens will include a Team of the Year race, tracking points over both events. The highest finishing anglers will receive custom rings and paid entry fees for 2016 courtesy of Lucas Oil. More details are available at ifatours.com/open, with registrations being accepted by phone at 478-836-4266.Airing on NBC Sports, Pursuit Channel, Fox Sports Southwest and Time Warner Sports, the new IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens promise to bring exciting, inshore action to more than 100 million combined TV households. For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.ifatours.com. For more details on Ranger Cup and bonuses available to IFA anglers, visit www.rangercup.com.IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela's, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob's Machine Shop, SuperClean, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, Bulldog Folding Trailers, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.2015 Lucas Oil IFA Redfish Open Schedule:April 10-11 - Placida, Fla.June 19-20 - Houma, La.2015 Lucas Oil IFA Redfish Open Sample Payout:2015 IFA Redfish Open Payout*Reg Payout Angler Advantage Ranger Cup Total Payout1st place $20,000.00 $4,000.00 $6,000 $30,000.002nd place $10,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,500 $14,500.003rd place $7,500.00 $1,500.00 $2,000 $11,000.004th place $5,250.00 $1,150.00 $1,500 $7,900.005th place $5,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000 $7,000.006th place $4,000.00 $800.00 $700 $5,500.007th place $3,500.00 $700.00 $650 $4,850.008th place $3,000.00 $600.00 $600 $4,200.009th place $2,500.00 $500.00 $550 $3,550.0010th place $1,250.00 $250.00 $500 $2,000.00Total $62,000.00 $12,500.00 $16,000 $90,500.00$500 Big Redfish$1,250 Entry Fee*Based on 50 TeamsFor more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.ifatours.com.