October 25th and 26th, 2003
Lake Ray Hubbard

Robert Hargrove Wins 2003 Century Championship

Robert Hargrove capped off an incredible year by coming from the back of the pack after Saturday’s first day weigh in to capture the September 25 and 26 championship held on Lake Ray Hubbard.  Weighing in 4.38 lbs on Saturday was uncommon for Robert, but he switched into high gear on Sunday bringing in a five-fish limit for 16.42 lbs to take the crown.  This in a year which saw Robert win 3 of 11 tournaments and he placed no less than 6th in all of our other events.  Robert caught the majority of his fish on a white spinnerbait, teamed with All Star rods, Stren Magnathin line and Shimano reels.  Robert’s effort was rewarded to the tune of $436.  Great year Robert!

Tommy Yates took second place with 17.38 lbs using the same bait—a white spinnerbait for a nice payday of $280.

Third place went to Century President, Duane Climer, who also rebounded from a slow start on Saturday of only 1 fish for 2.78 lbs to finish with 5 fish Sunday for 14.48 lbs, which also included the Big Bass on Sunday at 5.70 lbs.  Duane earned a total of $317 for 3rd place and Big Bass.

Fourth Place finisher and 2004 Century President, Nick Carroccio, stumbled on Sunday after weighing in 4 fish on Saturday, but his lone fish Sunday for 5.38 lbs narrowly missed Big Bass honors.  Nick pocketed $175 for the 4th place finish.

Chuck Middleton captured 5th place after also stumbling on Sunday.  Chuck had the lead after the first day with a five-fish limit for 14.18 lbs but couldn’t manage a keeper on Sunday for the $157 5th place money.

Danny Yates took 6th place as well as Big Bass on Saturday at 6.17 lbs for a total weight of 13.65 lbs and a total payday of $230.

Mark Calhoun

The rest of the contestants finished as follows:


7th place Ray Bell 8.22 lbs   $105
8th place  Jim Linderer 7.97 lbs $  87
9th place Mark Calhoun  7.64 lbs  $  70
10th place Philip Webb   6.64 lbs  $  70
11th place Paul Zukosky 5.60 lbs  
12th place  Wally Hughey 4.97 lbs  
13th place  Keith Green  4.45 lbs  
14th place Ernie Jordon 3.42 lbs  
15th place  Randy Conover 1.59 lbs  
16th place Craig Dowis 1.49 lbs  


NEW OFFICERS FOR 2004 2004 Directors
President Nick Carroccio Duane Climer
Vice Pres./Tournament Dir. Philip Webb Keith Green
Secretary Mark Calhoun Jim Linderer
Treasurer Paul Zukosky Ray Bell

Slot lake(s) to be included in schedule.
Entry fee increased to $50 with an extra $5 to be used to send TOP SIX members to State Championship.
Tournament entrants will draw at meetings for take off positions at tournaments.

February 21 Lake Palestine
April 17 Lake Lewisville
May 15 Lake O’ the Pines
June 19 Cedar Creek Lake
October 3 Championship

New Federation format—Four Tournaments with 1 drop






January 19


Nick Carroccio

5.42 lbs

February 16


Mike Dowdy

5.57 lbs



Robert Hargrove

5.15 lbs



Mark Calhoun

5.07 lbs

March 30


Craig Dowis

5.22 lbs

April 26

Lake of the Pines

Robert Hargrove

4.31 lbs

May 18

Cedar Creek

Craig Dowis

5.53 lbs

June 22

Cypress Springs

Bill Kessler

8.09 lbs

July 20


  Randy Conover

3.87 lbs

August 9-10

Cedar Creek

Mark Calhoun 

5.04 lbs

September 20-21

Richland Chambers

Paul Zukosky
Robert Hargrove 

4.54 lbs
3.53 lbs

October 12

Ray Hubbard

  Robert Hargrove

4.24 lbs

October 25-26


  Danny Yates
Nick Carroccio

6.17 lbs
5.70 lbs

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