The Bassmasters Classic is arguably the most important tournament in bass fishing. It is being held this year on Grand Lake in Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 24 - 26, 2013. Amateur fishermen have a chance to qualify for this tournament through the Federation Nation club route. I came within one bass of making it to the Classic 30 years ago. I often wonder how my life and fishing would have been different if I had qualified way back then.
This article has links to several more articles about the Classic and to BASS pages that will keep you updated.
The Bassmasters Classic - Close Don't Count