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PRESENTATION TO WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION OF PITTSBURGH MARCH 9, 2005.

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1 PRESENTATION TO WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION OF PITTSBURGH MARCH 9, 2005

2 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, July 23 Junior Championship Registration and Banquet Sunday, July 24 Pro/Junior Tournament and Practice Pro/Junior Weigh-In Picnic and Autographs Monday, July 25 Junior Championship, Weigh-in, and Awards Ceremony

3 Tuesday, July 26 Angler Registration and Sponsor Welcome Host Night Wednesday, July 27 Practice Day Concert at Station Square Thursday, July 28 Family Fest at Point State Park Expo Grand Opening Kick-Off at Heinz Field

4 Friday, July 29 Tournament Day Pictures in the Park/PNC Park Saturday, July 30 Tournament Day Kenny Chesney Concert at Heinz Field Sunday, July 31 Final Tournament Day and Champion’s Toast

5 Locations: Host Hotels – Omni William Penn and Westin Junior Championship – John P. Murtha Park/Kittanning Family Fest – Point State Park Expo – David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday) Weigh-Ins – Mellon Arena Locations still to be determined for Host Night and Champion’s Toast.

6 PITTSBURGH DISTRICT LOCKAGE SCHEDULE Monongahela River hrs hrs hrs BraddockBoth chambers dedicated to competitors Small chamber dedicated to competitors; upbound on the half-hour; downbound on the hour Both chambers dedicated to competitors ElizabethBoth chambers dedicated to competitors Small chamber dedicated to competitors; upbound on the half-hour; downbound on the hour Both chambers dedicated to competitors

7 PITTSBURGH DISTRICT LOCKAGE SCHEDULE Ohio River hrs hrs hrs EmsworthBoth chambers dedicated to competitors Small chamber dedicated to competitors; upbound on the half-hour; downbound on the hour Both chambers dedicated to competitors DashieldsBoth chambers dedicated to competitors Small chamber dedicated to competitors; upbound on the half-hour; downbound on the hour Both chambers dedicated to competitors

8 PITTSBURGH DISTRICT LOCKAGE SCHEDULE Allegheny River hrs hrs hrs Sharpsburg (single chamber) Dedicated to competitors Preferred queuing to competitors Dedicated to competitors

9 Each vessel must contact the Lock to receive instructions. They must identify themselves as competitors. All Pittsburgh District Locks monitor marine radio Channels 13 and 16. Each vessel must provide their own bumpers and fenders. All vessels must follow instructions of Lockmaster and Lock personnel. The schedule is for the practice day and all three days of the competition.

10 Things We Know (or think we know): Trucks and boats will be parked at the Mellon Arena. Anglers will enter the river at the 18 th Street Launch on the South Side. They will all converge at Point State Park for the “official take off.” When they return in the afternoon, they will go directly to the 18 th Street Launch. They will check in and go immediately to the Mellon Arena for the Weigh-In. Commercial and spectator river traffic will not be restricted; spectators will be asked to be respectful and keep an appropriate distance. PAFBC will provide patrol boats for law enforcement and will transport fish from weigh-in to release boat. PA BASS Federation will provide volunteers to assist anglers.

11 Things We Don’t Know (this is a VERY long list!): What assistance is required for the Junior Championship? Has use of the Arena lot been confirmed? Who will provide crowd control on the rivers? And how will they communicate with law enforcement? What is the railroad schedule and how might it conflict? Does the Gateway Clipper know about the tournament? Have all necessary permits been obtained? What is the shortest route from the Arena to the launch and back?

12 CONTACT: Donna L. Bour Managing Director of the Local Organizing Committee (and Bass Queen)

13 The Competition The Morning Launch Check-In Weigh-In The Champ! Bass Fishing: At Spectator Sport!


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