Side Pot Tournaments


(NEW CLUBS and TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS ONLY: If you’re registering a side pot for the first time, contact TWF office: 580-765-9031 or EMAIL US to have your eligible club added into the side pot system.)




TWF has built a simple online tournament registration process. Any TWF affiliated club can register a side pot event, these events are separate events from your regular walleye club events and must be registered on the TWF site in advance.  Then, either hold it as a “side pot” with an event you’re already running or run it as a standalone event. Each side pot is 100% payback and comes with a PAID NTC berth if minimum numbers are met but club admins should know that a side pot does NOT count toward your clubs events and NTC spots on that side as clubs have their own criteria to meet. Then, get the word out to your members to signup online! That’s it—fast and easy! FULL side pot rules guidelines and payout examples are liked above.

TWF can promote and publish the event with press releases on,  and send out email blasts to contacts in the area. Anglers fishing ONLY in your club tournament don’t need to do anything different than what they’ve been doing.  Anglers wanting to earn a PAID spot in the Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s NTC can try! Any legitimate club event (not a side pot) with 6 boats or more can qualify.

Anglers go online to register for the NTC side pot you’ve registered with us. They’ll pay a $50 entry fee online (100% payback), fish your event and weigh in just like normal. No extra work, minimum team numbers will apply. TWF will provide the winners of YOUR Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s qualifying tournament (that meet minimum number requirements) a fully PAID entry to the Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s NTC, custom TWF jerseys, and plaques! YOUR club also earns a stipend for holding the event. Fish or host as many as you want to try to qualify however, all side pot pots MUST have a minimum of 10 teams and MUST be at least 4 hours long. Side pot results will only count ONE time. (You may not combine results from multiple side pots to create another side pot.) For full side pot details and payout examples CLICK HERE

The Details

  1. If your Walleye club is not registered in the TWF system (all NTC clubs have already been entered) call us at 580.765.9031 or go online to register your walleye club at
  2. Register your qualifying event before Dec 31 each year to qualify for the following year online at It’s free and easy! Register to hold it as a side pot to one of your regular events or as a stand-alone event. YOUR choice!
  3. We can help! TWF can promote registered events with email blasts, website news and press.
  4. Get your club members to register online at for your Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s NTC qualifier. Entry fee is $50 per team for TWF members and $130 for non-TWF members, which includes one-time yearly TWF membership. Then, the next one is only $50! (Your TWF membership also covers membership fees to fish a Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit event!) Fish as many Bass Pro Shops/ Cabela’s NTC qualifying events as you want for only $50 per team. (This also helps your club meet its minimum TWF affiliation requirements of 12 teams to get your club full insurance coverage.)
  5. FULL side pot rules and guidelines with payout examples are listed above and HERE

All payouts, stipends and prizes are handled by TWF and presented to the anglers when they arrive at the NTC.  There’s no extra work for your club. But, now there’s something more to offer and it’s all paid for!  TWF rewards your angler(s) of the year, as well as individual winners AND provides a path for your club to make a little money while promoting membership in your organization.