Membership Information

Virginia East - Legacy Division

About This Division

Welcome to Virginia East “Legacy Series”! Our division is committed to introducing youth, “Our Next Generation”, to competitive bass fishing in a family-oriented environment unlike any other. Come experience the excitement, the thrill, the inspiration and cherish the memories that last a life time. We offer many additional Bonus, Prizes and Awards in addition to everything the national organization has to offer.

Our 2014 season was another exciting year, where the completion was tight down to the last event. We were able to send four of our teams to the Legacy Championship in Clarks Hill, South Carolinia.We averaged a boat field with 18 teams in spite of a building year. VA-East Legacy division continues to grow through the cooperation of our sponsors supporting our divisional incentive programs. More importantly through the anglers themselves in sharing experiences with others and, spreading the word about our professionally ran tournament trail made this division what it is today. We thank all the teams for their participation, their families and friends for providing them support and encouragement along the way. We look forward to continued growth in 2015.

To participate, a team must consist of one angler who has reached his/her 19th birthday before Sept 10th, 2015 and one angler who has not reached his/her birthday before Sept 10th 2015. To register, complete the Legacy member application on the National website and mail to the VA – East Legacy directors address listed on the divisional page. Additional Legacy membership information can be found on the Legacy Home page on the National website. We will be accepting memberships starting January 1, 2015 and would like to extend an invitation to join us this season where young anglers and their adult partners continue to compete in professional team trail tournaments. Some new announcements from the National office are entry fees ($80) including $5 Big Bass pot,
and only one big bass paid out. The 2015 National Championship prize boat will be a draw boat which will allow everyone who is entered in the Championship a chance to win it. The only requirement is the winners must be in the tournament and must be present at the drawing. Also the limit of bass at the Championship will be set at a three bass limit.

Legacy Fees

Tournament Plaques and Year End Awards are provided by donations from James Ruggerio and Chris Craft, Jim Sutton , Tank Mosley and several of our anglers

RETURNING for 2015 VA EAST LEGACY SERIES DIVISIONAL INCENTIVES These bonuses, prizes and awards are exclusive to the 2015 season of the VA East Division "Legacy Series". They have been set up to provide our participants additional recognition and prizes above and beyond the national program. They have also been set up to reward regular team participation, timely payment of tournament fees and to minimize tournament penalties. Please remember that if you become ineligible to receive any of them you still have the opportunity to receive all the benefits of the national “Legacy” program and you are not being penalized in any manner. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, products of similar value may be substituted for the advertised prizes and awards. In all cases, the winning teams or individuals are responsible for collecting trophies and any prizes. Pending seasonal sponsorships additional awards and prizes may come available. Interpretation of these rules and restrictions will be left exclusively to the VA East Division Legacy Director and all decisions made will be final in all matters. Details will be forthcoming prior to the beginning of our season regarding divisional incentive rules.

Divisional Points Champions. Sponsored by donations
Will it be your team this year? Make sure you sharpen and hone your skills through the months ahead to ensure cabin fever does not get the best of you.

VA-East Legacy Youth Angler of the Year. Sponsored by Green Top Sporting Goods
Study hard, keep good grades, listen and behave your parents, and keep your angling skills honed and you could be standing here this year.

Joseph Thomson Memorial Scholarship Award.
The family of Paul, Sara and Clark Thomson will be awarding a $250 scholarship and plaque in memory of their son “Joseph Thomson”. This award has been set up to recognize the highest placing youth in the Divisional Champions Award.

‘Just Out of the Money’ Consolation Prize. Sponsored by JB Custom Rods

‘One That Got Away’ Consolation Prize. Sponsored by JB Custom Rods

‘Great Performance Award (GPA)’ Consolation Prize. Sponsored by
CCBASSN Lake Anna Guide Service – Chris Craft.

Big Bag Award. Sponsored by James Ruggerio

Junior Angler Big BASS Awards . Sponsored by Curtis and Rhonda Welton
Category, 13 and younger.


When making your next purchases please consider our Divisional Sponsors which include:

Exclusive Sponsors


Green Top Sporting Goods

JB Custom Rods

Gold Sponsors
Capt. Gary’s Marine Care Products
VA State Parks (DCR)
Save Phace, Inc
GMCO Maps & Charts

Silver Sponsors
Keep 'em Alive
Deep Creek Lures
CCBASSN Lake Anna Guide Service

Bronze Sponsors
Surfside Bait & Tackle

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fine companies that make Fishers of Men possible; Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, Stren, Pflueger, Strike King Lure Company, Nester Hosiery, Marshall’s Marine, Power-Pole, Duckett Fishing, Buckeye Lures, Keelshield, Solar Bat, Jacobs Glass, Helly Hansen Workwear, and Rejuvenade

VA-East Legacy is looking for tournament committee volunteers for the 2015 season. If you are interested is supporting this ministry please contact me. Please direct all inquiries to: Curtis Welton - Virginia East Legacy Director, cell phone (804)405-5197‘til 9 PM or email

Rhonda and I Would like to again thank all of our sponsors and anglers. Special thanks to Ben Gibson and Richmond Marine Service, Jim Sutton Mercury,RMC, SavePhace, Arson Jigs, pro-staff, Chris Craft Fish Tails , Sturgeon Creek Marina, James Ruggerio and family, Steve Roberts and family, Allen and Austin Colgin, and all that helps pull this together.

To paraphrase a well known TV host, " We have a good one for you" ( Steve Harvey) we are excited about this year , we will be having three points tournaments and one open tournament. we look forward to seeing everyone this year, please spread the word to your friends and lets grow this ministry.

Serving with care, God Bless
Curtis Welton

Division Events

Lake Anna OpenPoint MariniaMar 26, 2016 
PotomacHope Spring MariniaApr 9, 2016 
Lake AnnaSturgeon CreekApr 30, 2016 
ChicahominyRockahockJun 4, 2016 
Lake Gaston OpenPea Hill CreekSep 17, 2016 

Interactive Angler

Director Information

Curtis Welton
19185 Taylors Creek Rd.
Montpelier, VA 23192
Phone: (804) 405-5197

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