Lake Ontario Championship Series
Congratulations to our 2018 Lake Ontario Division II Champion!!!
Which team will be THE BEST this year? Who can balance skill, knowledge, ego and maybe add in some luck? The Lake Ontario Championship Series is designed to reward the most consistent fishing team on Lake Ontario, including the Canadian waters. The winning team will be considered the best team on the Lake O that year!
GLSE has created an annual competitive event for all Lake Ontario anglers to participate in. LOCS is the premiere championship series event for all of Lake Ontario.
The LOCS puts emphasis on all major events held in Canada and the USA. Our goal is to obtain participation from both Canadian and US fishing teams and create a true Lake wide championship series.
When registering, keep in mind these three important items: Some of these are new changes in 2019
1. You must pick your initial 5 events at time of registration. You may not know all 5 or may not even fish all 5 but you should pick up to 5 initially, it cannot hurt your score if you pick an event(s) you do not even enter (if its your 4th or 5th event), since we are choosing only your best 3. You cannot add, change or withdraw once your registration is submitted. No exceptions. Our form will not allow you to choose less than 3 or more than 5. The intent is for you to decide what events you will be participating in at time of your initial registration. You must register by midnight of the first event you wish to choose. Teams should pick 5 events even if unsure if they will fish them all. By choosing 5 initially, we are allowing you to choose events in case you may fish them. We only keep your best 3, so the first 3 should be events you are doing for sure.
2. It is possible to enter DI and DII if you qualify.
3. If choosing the Niagara Pro AM: Teams will need to enter both days (Saturday and Sunday)when registering for the Niagara tourney. This makes it consistent with the Oswego and Sodus Am events.
Division II Defined...
- Division II is designed more for the recreational angler and part time tournament angler. However, pro's or charter captains can participate in DII if they choose those events that are "NOT" listed as AM (only) events. They would choose from the list of approved events-excluding participation in : Niagara, Oswego and Sodus Pro Ams.
- Each team pre-chooses up to (5) events. Teams can choose any tournament included in the series circuit. Each team will use their best (3) events from the (5) to determine the DII winner and runner-up.
There is no second chance in DII.
Entry Fee: FREE
Overall Winner: $500 cash plus $500 min. in sponsor prizes
Runner Up: $200.00 check and $300 min. in sponsor prizes.
- Winner will also reveive a BIG championships series check.
(GLSE reserves the right to use the winning team pictures and related press for further promotion of the LOCS)
Download a copy of the rules - Click Here
- 1. Entry is Free. Teams must register on line prior to 1st event they wish to choose.
- 2. Teams may enter at any time; however they cannot include any tournaments participated in prior to their entry time and date. Teams MUST choose up to 5 events at the initial time of entry. Teams can choose events they may or may intend to fish without penalty. We are giving teams a choice of 5 to register for initially but only your best 3 scores will be used. No penalty for choosing events you do not fish. See list of available events on website.
- 3. Teams can enter both divisions if they choose.
- 4. Team will be posted on the scoreboard as they enter.
- 5. At time of entry, teams must pick the 3 (minimum required) or 5 (maximum allowed) events in which they will use their points from. Teams cannot add events after entry.
- 6. Teams must declare a captain and a back up captain at time of entry. Captains are not required to be licensed by the USCG; however a team will be disqualified if neither of the 2 named captains were not present at any of the pre-chosen tournament day(s).
- 7. Boats and team mates can vary.
- 8. There will be 1 overall winner and one runner up winner for each division. A team can possibly win both.
- 9. LOCS will use all posted tournament scores that are determined to be final.
- 10. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the team that entered the least amount of events overall. If that still does not determine the overall winner, then we will honor each as co-champions for that year.
- 11. All teams are required to abide by the tournament rules that they are participating in.
- 12. Any captains or teams that were disqualified from any events (qualifying or non-qualifying tournaments) during the year for reasons including, but not limited to cheating, will be reviewed for possible disqualification from the LOCS. No refunds will be given if disqualified.
- 13. All participants in the LOCS acknowledge, when entering, that they will hold harmless all officers, directors, sponsors and affiliates of the LOCS/GLSE.
- 14. All participants, when entering, agree to allow the GLSE to use any press, video, and/or photographs to promote the LOCS.
- 15. All protests must be made within 72 hours of the conclusion of each event. Protests must be made in writing or via email. Protests will be reviewed by the GLSE and all decisions will be final.
16. W-9's and 1099 forms are required by law for US teams.
Revision Date: 04/15/19