The 2013 PAA Tournament Series schedule remains a work in progress, according to PAA president Dave Mansue.
After receiving several inquiries about next yearís slate of events, the PAA issued a press release with an update on its efforts to complete next yearís schedule. It'll again be a four-event schedule followed by the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
Here is the release as it was provided to BassFan:
Following another great season of Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix events and another awesome Toyota Texas Bass Classic, anglers from across the country have been inquiring about the 2013 PAA schedule.
We at the PAA are working feverishly to complete a very attractive schedule for our anglers in 2013.
Unfortunately, there is work remaining to complete the schedule and until all the "i's" are dotted and "t's" are crossed we are unable to make a full announcement.
We are able to share with you the weeks that are available once all other tournament organization events are taken into consideration. We are currently looking at 5 weeks to schedule 4 events. Those weeks are:
> Jan. 13-19
> March 25-30
> May 19-25
> July 14-20 (conflicts with Lake Champlain Northern EverStart)
> Aug. 25-31
> Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TBD)
We appreciate everyone's patience as this is a difficult and time-consuming process. However, we hope this helps with your scheduling decisions.
Angler participation at a PAA event is extremely important to the Association, as is a qualifying spot in the prestigious Toyota Texas Bass Classic, the only true World Championship. We hope to see you in 2013.