II EUROBASS CUP 2005
20-21 Settembre 2005
States regains its title as champion of the Eurobass Cup
final result is 14 points to 10
Correia leads the individual classification and also achieves the biggest fish
Valladolid, September 2005.
Foto: Lake Ricobayo
The U.S team has regained its title as champion of the
Eurobass Cup by defeating the Europeans 14 points to 10. Even after the slight
difference registered in the first round on Wednesday, American professionals
still surpassed the European anglers while in the second round of competition
the Europeans attained 4.5 points as opposed to the Americans with 7.5
The winning points on behalf of the U.S. team were achieved
by Byron Velvick, Jeff Kriet, Danny Correia (in both rounds), Scott Suggs, Jason
Reyes, Greg Gutiérrez, Kevin Wirth, Ron Shuffield, John Crews, O.T. Fears III
and Bradley Stringer with a tie.
Foto: American Team
The anglers of the European team defeating its opponents were
José Luis López, José Pérez, Francisco Pérez (in both rounds), David Espax, Eloy
Fernández, Herminio Rodrigues and Javier Guillén and Pedro Félix with a tie.
Foto: European Team
The final individual classification is headed by Danny
Correia with 5,595 points, second place occupied by José Pérez López with 2,140
points, third place for Byron Velvick with 2,110 points, fourth for Kevin Wirth
with 1,570 points and fifth for Eloy Fernández achieving 1,550 in the total of
the two rounds.
Danny Correya :: First Place
|José Pérez Lòpez
:: Second Place
:: Thitd Place
Correia occupies slot number 35 in the classification of the
U.S. FLW circuit. Kriet ranks sixth to select the best angler of the Bassmaster
circuit, Shuffield is in tenth place in this same classification, Wirth
fourteenth and Crews nineteenth to cite only a few examples of the quality of
The two biggest fish were captured by Danny Correia with fish
weighing 1,470 grams and 1,130 grams, the first having been caught on day one of
the competition and the second the day after.
Fishing started at ten in the morning with the launch of
twelve boats participating in the second edition of the Eurobass Cup. Each boat
consisted of one European and one American angler both competing for the same
The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 25th
in the Trade Fair Center of Valladolid at 11:00 a.m.
The U.S. professionals that competed in Eurobass Cup II will
give seminars about fishing techniques, materials employed in competition, etc.
at a large aquarium where many fishing enthusiasts from different European
countries will come and see in person how these specialists from the
international circuit confront fishing.
The director of the Trade Fair Center of Valladolid, Javier
Galiana, is the pioneer of the Eurobass Cup. This tournament with only two
editions under its belt is the best bass event in Europe and, according to the
American professionals, it will be the championship in which all Europeans will
want to participate.
The representatives of team USA have pointed out that the
level of the European anglers has notably improved with regard to previous
years. They employ the same techniques but differences between the
professionalism and the sport as a hobby are noted.
II Eurobass Cup
20th to 21st of September 2005
Ricobayo reservoir (Zamora)
12 USA professionals – 12 European anglers
Organised by Iberian Week
Exhibition Centre of Valladolid
Avda. Ramón Pradera, s/n
47009 Valladolid (Spain)