Insurance Troubles for High School Bass Tournament
NIXA (AP) - Concerns about insurance requirements will keep a southwest Missouri high school team from participating in the first high school bass pro fishing tournament in June.
Nixa High School anglers won't participate in the Bass Pro Shops first Open Championship of High School Fishing Tournament at Table Rock Lake on June 7-8.
School officials say requirements from its insurance company - MOPERM - are too strict and expensive to allow its team to compete. The requirements include that all volunteer boaters take a certification course, which cost about $400.
However, MOPERM officials say its guidelines for the tournament were only suggestions, not requirements.
The Springfield News-Leader reports other schools say they will participate in the tournament, with clubs and volunteers setting their own requirements.