Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 6:30 AM EDT
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Dreher Island State Park 
124 Sassafras Ln
Prosperity, SC 29127

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John Knight 

2022 Black Bass World Championship Land Volunteers & Boat Marshals

Be a part of the first ever Bass World Championship held in the United States. We need volunteers to support the 2022 Bass World Championship. Our volunteers will play a vital role in supporting the US and international teams at Dreher Island State Park.in Columbia, SC. 

2022 Bass World Championship Volunteers will help with registration, direct attendees at event locations, boat logistics, ice and lunch distribution, answer spectator questions, and ensure this Bass World Championship runs smoothly.

Bring your Southern hospitality. Your participation will make this Bass World Championship the best ever. Thank you for considering!

Land Volunteers & MarshalsVolunteer Information

When is the 2022 XVI World Black Bass Championship?

Sunday, October 16, 2022
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Youth Angling Day at Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

Monday, October 17, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Team Arrivals from around the globe
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Opening Ceremony, Gala Dinner

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Day 1 Practice
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM  Teams arrive at Dreher Island State park boat ramp 
8:00 AM Start fishing 4:00 PM End fishing - walk weigh-in practice MLF stage 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Day 2 Practice
8:00 AM Start fishing 4:00 PM End fishing - walk weigh-in practice MLF stage 

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Day 1 Competition
Boat Marshal day 1
8:00 AM Start fishing 4:00 PM End fishing - walk weigh-in MLF stage 

Friday, October 21, 2022
Day 2 Competition / CCLMC Concert
Boat Marshal day 2
8:00 AM Start fishing 4:00 PM End fishing - walk weigh-in MLF stage 
5:30 PM  CCLMC Concert with Cody Webb at Dreher Island State Park

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Day 3 Competition / Awards Dinner Gala
Boat Marshal day 3
8:00 AM Start fishing 4:00 PM End fishing - walk weigh-in MLF stage 
5:00 PM Photos of winners on MFL stage
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Awards Dinner Gala

Sunday, October 23, 2022  

Daily Time Schedule:
Time allocations vary with assignment
6:00 AM for Dreher Island fishing days 

Dreher Island State Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, South Carolina

What does a Land Volunteer do?
Support land venues and celebrations
Support team registrations
Help direct Boat Captains and spectators
Provide the best experience for our attendees and spectators

What we provide to our Land Volunteer:
Event Staff Hat
Event Badge and Lanyard
Daily Lunch at weigh-in area

What does a Boat Marshal do on the boat:
Inform boat driver of unsafe areas on lake and ensure boat safety
Ensure boats stay a minimum of 50m (55 yards) apart when lines are in
Ensure all fish are netted
Ensure no fish is intentionally snagged
NEVER provide fishing information to any competitors
Report any irregularities to the event organizer

What we provide to our Boat Marshal:
Event Staff Hat
Event Badge and Lanyard
Daily Lunch at weigh-in area
USAnging will provide a Marshal Vest for use during event, returned after
Marshal boat assignments will be provided by organizer

Volunteers Meetings:
Volunteers must attend one meeting
Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Boat Captains/Marshals and Volunteers Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Boat Captains/Marshals and Volunteers Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Boat Captains/Marshals and Volunteers Meeting

What we need from you:
Enthusiasm, smiles, and true southern hospitality
Show up on time to support your assignment
Bring your own foul weather gear
Willingness to make this event the best ever
Ability to work long hours if needed

Come be part of the 2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship!

Contact John Knight with any questions. Call: 970-376-5703

Thank you!!