December 1, 2015: iAngler Tournament Systems, a subsidiary of Irving-based Elemental Methods, LLC is providing the scoring software and hosting services for “Angler Combat”
(www.anglercombat.com). Angler Combat is a new online tournament that challenges anglers to catch the five largest bass in 28 days. The tournament is scored according to three divisions – Land, Boat, and Kayak. These divisions are separated into North and South regions in the United States. For $10 each month, an angler can register online to compete against other anglers in his division and region. The angler records each fish caught using the iAngler Tournament mobile application. The iAngler Tournament website keeps track of where each angler stands in the competition.
The tournament is the brain-child of Terry Manley, owner of Manley Rods and host of the Kayak Bass Series tournaments. While he took inspiration from other rolling nationwide tournaments, he is excited that his effort provides live scoring and real-time results. “The key to the tournament is the iAngler Tournament app”, he says.
The iAngler Tournament app allows tournament participants to photograph their catch on a measuring device, then submit the photo and catch information to tournament officials. Standings are updated instantly. “Each angler has a page in the app with their stats displayed like the back of a baseball card,” Manley explains. This allows fans to follow the action and participants to keep an eye on the competition.