B.A.S.S. CLUB LEVEL
Anglers qualify through their local clubs for the State Team Qualifier Tournaments. Local clubs along with the State Chapter determine the qualifying format on the state level.
B.A.S.S. FEDERATION NATION STATE CHAPTER LEVEL
The State Chapters of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation hold State Team Qualifier (s) to qualify a 12 person team plus two alternates. (one qualifying through the State Team Qualifier (s) and the State President or his/ her representative) States determine the qualifier format for their state.
B.A.S.S. FEDERATION NATION DIVISIONAL LEVEL
B.A.S.S. invites each B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Chapter to bring a 12 person team plus two alternates to one of 6 (six) B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Divisionals. Divisional format will be consistent the current divisional format. Purpose of the divisional is to qualify one person from each state for the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship. The divisional is a 12 person "team" tournament. Prizes are awarded to the teams only. The highest finishing person from each team will qualify for the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
B.A.S.S. FEDERATION NATION CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL
47 B.A.S.S. state Federation Nations, 6 B.A.S.S. foreign country Federation Nations, the defending champion and the PVA Champion compete within one of the 6 (six) divisions to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic. The anglers compete individually in the tournament to determine a national champion, however, the highest finishing angler within each of the 6 (six) divisions will earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic.
BASSMASTER CLASSIC LEVEL
6 (six) anglers qualify through the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship to compete in the Bassmaster Classic.