The Walleye Federation (TWF) announced today the acquisition of the events division of Minnesota-based North American Media Group, including the Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) and the 2-year-old North American Bass Circuit (NABC).
“We are honored to bring these businesses, their top-notch staff, anglers, sponsors and premier tournament operations into our family,” said TWF official Robert Cartlidge. “They are the best in their respective fields and have a trusted reputation for serving the anglers at great events."
All previously published schedules, dates, locations, entry fees, memberships and formats will remain the same for both circuits in 2013. Cartlidge added that all current MWC and NABC staff will be offered positions with the new owners, and some will transfer to TWF’s Oklahoma corporate office.
The NABC conducted four qualifying events and a championship in the Upper Midwest during 2012.