The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce has been made aware of B.A.S.S.’s decision, based on the safety of the anglers, to postpone the Bassmaster Elite Tournament on the Sabine River. As a result of this decision the Orange County River Festival will also be postponed. The Chamber and B.A.S.S. will be considering rescheduling the Elite Tournament at a later date.
Tad McKee, Chairman of the GOACC Board, states, “This was a hard decision, but we support B.A.S.S.’s commitment to the safety of the anglers and participants. We look forward to a rescheduled tournament in the near future.”
“The safety of our anglers and others on the waters of the Sabine River system are our primary concern,” said B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon. “Weather and water conditions are expected to create potentially hazardous boating conditions, and we feel compelled to postpone the event until conditions are more favorable.”