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Last-Minute Entry Lands Kentucky Auto Parts Production Worker $100,000 Prize in Fantasy Fishing Game

February 19, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ — To win FLW Fantasy Fishing, or any
contest for that matter, you have to enter. And entering at the last minute
counts just as much as if you entered days, weeks or even months before.

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That’s what Terry Moberly, 45, a resident of Berea, Ky., a small town near
Lexington, Ky. learned. Last Wednesday, Feb. 11, with less than four hours
until the closing bell on FLW Fantasy Fishing picks for the first tournament,
Moberly registered at fantasyfishing.com. Using Player’s Advantage, an online
tool that provides “inside” information about FLW Tour bass pros, Moberly
picked 10 bass pros from among a field of 157 that would be competing the very
next morning in the first of six tournaments that make up the Walmart FLW
Tour, professional bass fishing’s largest and most prestigious tournament
circuit.

Moberly, an avid bass angler, was urged to enter FLW Fantasy Fishing by
his two sons, Tyler, a student at Eastern Kentucky University, located in
nearby Richmond, Ky., and his 19-year-old son, Brandon. Both sons are avid
bass anglers, too, having competed in regional bass tournaments sponsored by
FLW Outdoors.

The rest they say is history. Because today, Moberly is $100,000 richer,
proving once again that old adage, “you need to enter to win.”

“This is fantastic,” said the even-keel Moberly, a production worker at
the Tokico USA, a manufacturing plant in Berea that makes automobile shocks
and suspensions. “I had never played any sort of fantasy sport before, but my
sons said to me, ‘Dad, you just gotta try this,’ and with the additional
resources Player’s Advantage offers, I was able to enhance my picks.”

Married for 24 years to his sweetheart, Debbie, Moberly says that fishing,
along with other outdoors activities such as camping and hunting run deep in
his family. Born and raised in Richmond, Ky., Moberly frequently fishes
nearby lakes and reservoirs, including Cumberland Lake, from his Ranger bass
boat. And while he’s fished a few tournaments himself, Moberly and his wife
especially enjoy watching their sons compete in fishing tournaments. Son Tyler competes on a bass fishing team representing Eastern Kentucky University in
the National Guard FLW College Fishing Tournament Circuit, and son Brandon has
competed in the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division Tournament
Circuit.

“With the economy as it is, the extra money will allow us to shore up our
finances and help us pay college tuition,” added Moberly. “And maybe I’ll
treat myself to a new Ranger bass boat.”

Now Moberly is setting his sights on the $1 million grand prize that will
be awarded to the FLW Fantasy Fishing player who accumulates the most points
over six tournaments. Moberly, like many FLW Fantasy Fishing players, will
continue to tap the powerful online tools of Player’s Advantage, available for
only $10 for the entire season, to help give them the edge they need to
enhance their fantasy team picks.

“I’m going to continue to rely on Player’s Advantage, a great resource for
only $10, to give me an even greater edge in the race for that $1 million
grand prize,” Moberly said. “I’m off to a great start and I want to be in the
winner’s circle in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1 when FLW Fantasy Fishing announces the
$1 million grand prize.”

The Winning Combination

To win the first FLW Fantasy Fishing tournament, Moberly earned 12,744
points based on the performance of the pro bass anglers who fished the Walmart
FLW Tour’s first four-day tournament, the Chevy Open, on Lake Guntersville,
near Huntsville, Ala. The first FLW Tour tournament was won by TUM’s bass pro

David Fritts, a resident of Lexington, N.C. Starting in sixth place on the
last day of the tournament, Fritts’ crankbait assault catapulted him into
first place and the tournament’s $200,000 prize.

Moberly scored three exactas, earning him additional points on top of the
points he accumulated based on the fishing performance of each of his
individual fantasy team members. He picked Fritts to finish in first place,

David Dudley, who finished in third, and Craig Dowling, who finished in 10th
place. He also selected another angler, Scott Canterbury, who finished within
the top 10 (8th place). Moberly’s bass pro picks, in the order he thought
they would finish, included:

    1.  David Fritts
    2.  Randall Tharp
    3.  David Dudley
    4.  Andy Morgan
    5.  Greg Pugh
    6.  Dan Morehead
    7.  Jerry Green
    8.  J.T. Kenney
    9.  Scott Canterbury
    10. Craig Dowling

“‘I’m not as familiar with all of the FLW bass pros as my sons are, but
because of the insight Player’s Advantage offers, I deliberately picked Dave
Fritts
to win because I thought his style of fishing would work really well on
Lake Guntersville,” said Moberly.

Race On for $1 Million Grand Prize

Established by Irwin Jacobs, the creator of FLW Outdoors and the Forrest
Wood Cup, FLW Fantasy Fishing is rapidly growing in popularity. There is no
entry fee to enter, but for an added edge, participants can purchase Player’s
Advantage for only $10 to assist them in trying to win a $1 million payday,
plus six $100,000 payouts, one for each qualifying tournament.

Fantasy Fishing is sponsored by FLW Outdoors, which brings the world’s
richest bass fishing tournament, the Forrest Wood Cup, to Pittsburgh this
summer from July 30-Aug. 2. The Forrest Wood Cup is the final event in the
Walmart FLW Tour, and just like fantasy football and fantasy baseball, you can
follow the leading money winners on the FLW Tour all season long and win
America’s richest fantasy event when the Fantasy Fishing winners for 2009 are
announced here in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1, 2009. Highlights from each Walmart
FLW Tour are broadcast to more than 79 million households weekly on the FLW
Outdoors television program, which will premiere on April 5, 2009 on VERSUS.
“FLW Outdoors,” hosted by Jason Harper, is also broadcast internationally
through agreements with World Fishing Network (WFN) and Matchroom Sport to
more than 500 million households in such countries as Canada, Germany, China,
South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary, and the United Kingdom,
making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoor sports television show in
the world.

In addition to the $1 million grand prize, and the six $100,000 tournament
prizes, FLW Fantasy Fishing players are eligible to win prizes such as a
$54,000 Ranger boat, a brand new Chevy vehicle, a $25,000 gift card, or one of
more than 1,800 additional prizes. Fantasy Fishing also offers $3 million and
$5 million exacta bonus games by correctly ranking the top five finishers in
the Forrest Wood Cup or the top seven finishers in a tournament.

FLW Fantasy Fishing players can increase their chances of winning the $1
million
grand prize by entering all FLW Fantasy Fishing tournaments throughout
the season and accumulating a greater amount of points leading up to the
Forrest Wood Cup. The next tournaments in the Walmart FLW Tour professional
bass circuit include:

    Tournament 2: Table Rock Lake, Branson, Mo., March 12-15, 2009
    Tournament 3: Lake Norman, Charlotte, N.C., April 23-26, 2009
    Tournament 4: Beaver Lake, Rogers, Ark., May 14-17, 2009
    Tournament 5: Kentucky/Barkley Lake, Benton, Ky., June 11-14, 2009
    Tournament 6: Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y., July 9-12, 2009
    $1 Million Grand Prize Announcement: Forrest Wood Cup, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
     Aug. 1, 2009

The Richest Fantasy Sports Game

In its first season, FLW Fantasy Fishing took the fantasy sports world by
surprise by offering the first $1 million guaranteed grand prize for a fantasy
sports game. And with that announcement, FLW Fantasy Fishing soared to the
top of the fantasy sports world, gaining fans from 123 countries attracted to
the game’s $7.3 million in overall cash and prizes, the highest payout of any
fantasy sports game in the world. Last year’s million dollar winner was

Michael Thompson, 34, of Minneapolis, a stay-at-home Dad.

This year, FLW Fantasy Fishing once again sets a new standard, offering a
$1 million grand prize again along with 1,800 other prizes for a total of $10
million
in overall cash and prizes, the highest payout of any fantasy sports
game in the world.

First Tournament: Second and Third Places

Finishing behind Terry Moberly in second place, with 12,389 points, was

Nate Rose, a resident of Addison, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, who won a $5,000
Walmart gift card. Rose is an avid angler and fantasy sports gamer, who
learned about FLW Fantasy Fishing from a fishing buddy.

“Our basement was flooded last fall during a nine-inch rainstorm,” said
Rose, “so this gift card will come in really handy in helping us re-decorate
our basement.”

Clarence “Junior” Hillyard, a resident of Winchester, Va., a suburb of
Washington D.C., came in third place, with 12,259 points, winning a $1,000
Walmart gift card. Hillyard, a technician with Rubbermaid, and his wife are
the parents of a 15-day-old baby girl.

“This is great! I can’t tell you how useful that Walmart gift card will be
for our new baby,” said Hillyard, a self-proclaimed fishing geek. “It’s going
to make buying all of those diapers and formula a lot easier.”

International Winners

FLW Fantasy Fishing players representing four countries outside the United
States
earned prizes in the first FLW Fantasy Fishing tournament in 2009.
Winners represented Australia, Canada, Japan and Mexico.

The highest placing player was William Martin, a player from Wingham, New
South Wales, Australia
, who came in 123rd place to win a $50 Walmart gift
card.

In the first year of FLW Fantasy Fishing, participants from 123 countries
played Fantasy Fishing with prizes awarded to players in the United Kingdom,
Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Estonia and a number of
other countries.

About FLW Outdoors

FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger
Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world and is
offering anglers the chance to win more than $33 million through 231
tournaments in 2009. FLW Outdoors also is taking fishing mainstream with FLW
Fantasy Fishing http://www.fantasyfishing.com/, offering the largest awards
possible in the history of fantasy sports, $10 million in cash and prizes.
Sign up for Player’s Advantage for only $10 to get your edge and win. For more
information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com
http://www.flwoutdoors.com/ or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about
FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com
http://www.fantasyfishing.com/.

FLW is a registered trademark of FLW Outdoors, Inc. For a complete list
of rules and prizes for FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit
http://www.fantasyfishing.com.

SOURCE FLW Outdoors


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