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Kingston Canadian Open - 2012
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:13:49 am »

July 19, 20 and 21, 2012
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

 Kingston, Ontario will once again host the 2012 KINGSTON CANADIAN OPEN OF FISHING where 80 of Canada’s top celebrity and professional anglers will participate in Canada’s most anticipated event of the year on Thursday, July 19, 2012 through to Saturday, July 21, 2012 as registration for the event will commence on December 1, 2011 at 8:00 am.

 Toronto, Ontario – Tuesday, November 29, 2011 the Competitive Sport Fishing League announced today that the KINGSTON CANADIAN OPEN OF FISHING will take place on July 19, 2012 through July 21, 2012 on Lake Ontario out of Kingston, Ontario. The CSFL will host a three-day, no elimination Pro/Am combined team weight event as this year the event will be in support of The Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC).  KMFRC is a registered non-profit, charitable organization that supports and enhances the health and well-being of the military community. an organization that assists injured or ill Canadian Forces personnel.


Thursday, July 19, 2012 to Saturday, July 21, 2012

First Capital Place, Confederation Park, Kingston, Ontario

Pro/Am combined team weight event

$1,000.00 Entry for the Pro’s & $750.00 Entry for the Am’s

PRO’s Cash Payback
Over 127% Cash Pro Payback
AM’s Prize Value Payback
Up to 85% Prize Values based on MSRP

1st $40,000.00
2nd $15,000.00
1st $15,000.00
2nd $7,500.00
3rd $7,500.00
4th $5,000.00
3rd $3,250.00
4th $2,500.00
5th $4,000.00
6th $3,000.00
5th $2,000.00
6th $1,800.00
7th $2,500.00
8th $2,250.00
7th $1,600.00
8th $1,400.00
9th $2,000.00
10th $1,750.00
9th $1,200.00
10th $1,000.00
11th – 15th $1,500.00
11th – 15th $900.00
16th – 20th $1,250.00
16th – 20th $800.00
21st – 25th $1,000.00
21st – 25th $750.00

Contingencies will be announced throughout future press releases.

Payouts are based on 80 Pro’s & 80 Am’s Prizes will be paid out accordingly.

 Should an Am’s prize not be sponsored, the CSFL will payback 50% of prize value in cash.


The inaugural event of 2010 set an all time Canadian record, as the event filled within 3 days of the opening registration and raised over $22,000 for Soldiers On, the 2011 event also held its own as it periled the inaugural event as Cory Johnston took home $40,000 in cash and Darren Izumi took home the 2011 Lund Boat package valued over $15,000.

 The Canadian Open of Fishing will once again team up Pro anglers with co-anglers for a three-day bass tournament on Lake Ontario. The Pros will be competing for cash prizes exceeding $100,000 with this year’s winning Pro angler will walk away with $40,000 in cash, as the top co-angler will receive a $15,000 Lund/Mercury Boat package. This year, Ams will have a chance at an impressive list of prizes valued at well over $50,000. As the 2011 Kingston Canadian Open set a new precedent extending the pay structure to the 25th position, this year’s event will also maintain similar payouts based on a full field of 80 boats.

 We are proud to announce Shimano Canada will again partner with the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing.  Bob Mahoney of Shimano Canada states “Shimano is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing.  Shimano shares an interest in this great sport and will continue to play a role in an exciting and well received competitive angling event such as the KINGSTON CANADIAN OPEN OF FISHING and the charity it supports.  Through this event, we are able to bring awareness and support to the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre.”

 Andrew Pallotta of the CSFL states “With the pre-registration taking place immediately after the 2011 Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing event, the roster is already sitting in a very healthy state. With an 80 boat field size I am confident that this year’s registration will be another record breaking year.”  Andrew then goes on to say, “I am especially excited for the co-anglers, as this year they will individually draw their own pros in the order in which they registered for the event.   The Am’s will be required to attend a pre-orientation meeting at 3:00 pm to draw their Pro Anglers for the event.”

 The official opening of registration for the 2012 KINGSTON CANADIAN OPEN OF FISHING will commence on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:00 am. In keeping the event fair for all competitors, start positions for the Pros with the exception of last year’s champion will be drawn daily, at the end of each day, until the field is full.

 The Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing tournament will be run by the Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL). Registration fees are $1,000 for Pro anglers and $750 for amateurs/non-boaters. To register, contact the CSFL at Phone: 905-640-2277; Fax: 905-640- 2278; e-mail: [email protected].

 The CSFL is a recognized leader in the sport fishing industry with over 40 annual tournaments across Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario and have successfully run and operated well over 500 events to date. The CSFL utilizes the Shimano in water weigh in system developed through Queens University, a program funded by Shimano Canada. With the technology of properly regulated aerated tanks, water weigh-in scales and state of the art live release boats that ensures the safe return of the resource to ensure the future of the sport. The CSFL has a tournament category to meet your needs. With great companies like Lund Boats, Mercury Marine, Shimano, Rapala, Everstart Batteries and Ogilvy & Ogilvy behind it, the CSFL is able to provide its customers, spectators, and supporters direct delivery of product knowledge, fishing techniques, and an exciting weigh in show to feast the eyes. More reasons that keep the CSFL the first choice of tournaments. Don’t just watch us grow, come grow with us. Visit us at to learn more about the CSFL.
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