III EUROBASS CUP 2006 - Final Result
Zamora - Reservoir of Ricobayo ( Spain )
26-27 Settembre 2006
The United States wins its third Eurobass Cup
American anglers repeat the same score as last year: 14 points for the Americans
and 10 for the Europeans
Correia re-takes the title as individual champion and the Frenchman Ampaud
catches the biggest fish
of the European anglers rises while facing the best anglers of the American
AWARD CEREMONY TEAMS
Zamora (Spain). September 27, 2006
The team from the United States has won the Eurobass Cup once
again. Three years, three victories, but the feeling passed on by the European
anglers is that of having stepped it up in their form of fishing. They have
faced a group of professionals who are the best on the American circuit, all
having careers full of world championships, Angler of the Year titles, Rookie of
the Year, victories in hundreds of tournaments and earnings of more than eight
million dollars. In other words, the best in the world have won by only four
points, 14 – 10.
Danny Correia dominated the individual classification for the
second year in a row achieving a total of 5,055 points compared to 4,635
obtained by the Frenchman, Bénigne Ampaud, who caught the biggest fish of the
tournament, with a bass weighing in at 1,660 grams fished in the first round.
Points won by the Americans were achieved by Byron Velvick,
FLW World Champion Brent Ehrler, Rookie of the Year Steve Kennedy, Aaron Martens,
John Crews, Danny Correia, FLW Angler of the Year Anthony Gagliardi, Lee Bailey
Jr. and O.T. Fears III.
O.T. Fears III
Winning points for the Europeans were achieved by José Luis
López, Frédéric Jullian, Javier Guillén, José Manuel Iglesias, Bénigne Ampaud,
Helder Maia and José Mendes da Cruz.
On the second and final day of the Eurobass, competed at the
Reservoir of Ricobayo (Zamora), a good number of fish were caught, but not
reaching that of the first day’s catches.
The results of the second day demonstrated once again the
level of the competition as excellent, with points truly fought for and minimal
differences among Europeans and Americans. A good example is the result obtained
by O.T. Fears III and Bénigne Ampaud, who both competed in the same boat and
achieved 1,430 and 1,335 points respectively.
The best result for the second day was achieved by Steve
Kennedy catching 5 bass and 3,010 points; followed by José Manuel Iglesias with
2,310 points and in third place, Danny Correia with 2,190 points.
Danny Correia once again dominated in the individual
classification with 5,055 points, followed by Bénigne Ampaud with 4,635; John
Crews in third place with 4,440 points and O.T. Fears III fourth with 4,005
These 24 anglers will compete again at Ricobayo this Saturday,
September 30th, for the Latin Bass Tournament, but this time with one American
and one European working together as a team. Sixty boats will venture out on the
water at 8:00 a.m. comprised of anglers from France, Portugal, Spain, and the
United States, competing in an event offering more than 7,500 Euros in cash
Iberian Week, organizing body of this event, invites all
fishing fans to come out to the weigh-in at 6:00 p.m.
The award ceremony of the Eurobass Cup and the Latin Bass
Tournament will take place Sunday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Trade Fair
Center of Valladolid.
In addition, Friday and Sunday, the anglers of the Eurobass
Cup will give fishing technique seminars at the large aquarium located in
Pavilion 2 of the Trade Fair Center of Valladolid where fishing fans gather to
learn from the best how to confront this modality of fishing.
Info to www.eurobass.net