World’s Biggest Kayak Fishing Event

Make plans now to be part of this epic kayak angling event. 

What: The biggest kayak fishing cash-out in history will take place in early spring of 2018, with anglers from all over the U.S. competing for as $!00,000 guaranteed first place finish.

Where: Paris, Tennessee, fishing on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley (which are contiguous, joined by a canal up near the dams).

When: March 23-24, 2018

How: There are five eligibility requirements:

  1. During 2017, be a KBF Lifetime Member or a 2017 KBF Annual Member. (Note: Annual memberships expire 12/31 of each year.)
  2. Qualify by earning a slot through competition in KBF-sanctioned competition or through a KBF Partner club or tour.
    Note: to earn a qualifying slot though a KBF Partner, one must be a KBF Member no later than July 31, 2017
  3. Be a KBF Member in good standing (KBF Annual Membership or KBF Lifetime Membership) as of March 29, 2018
  4. Register for this event on TourneyX within one month after qualifying.
  5. Pay your $300 Entry Fee by December 31, 2017

Qualify by competing and placing in the top ranks of KBF Challenges (online state- and national-level competition), KBF TRAIL Series tournaments (regional meet-up events), and KBF OPEN Series Tournaments (national meet-up competition in spring and fall). Each event awards one, two, five or more qualifying slots, depending on the numbers of registrants. See the Event Rules Addendum for each event.

The 2017 KBF National Championship qualified 50 KBF Members. 2017 KBF OPENs qualify 40 each. KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments qualify 10% of the field (one for every additional 10 registrants) with a minimum of 5 per tournament. KBF Challenges qualify 5% of the field (one for every additional 20 registrants) with a minimum of 1 per event.

By December 15, all 2017 slots will have been awarded and the roster competed. If qualified anglers are unable to compete or withdraw, their slots roll down, based on KBF Angler of the Year Ranking, to alternates who meet the eligibility standards laid out above.

All qualified anglers will have confirmed their place by registering no more than one month after qualifying and paying their 2018 KBF-NC Entry Fee by the end of December 2017. On January 1, 2018, slots that were relinquished on December 31 will begin rolling down to the top eligible alternates based on KBF Angler of the Year ranking.

Who: Below are KBF Members who have already qualified for the 2018 KBF-NC through the May 2017 KBF State Challenge and the June 24 KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments on Wilson Lake in Kansas. In the next few days, we’ll be trimming out the KBF Non-Members who neglected to join KBF or chose not to do so, and the KBF Members who qualified but chose not to register. KBF Members are identified by an asterisk (*) by their names.

2018 KBF National Championship Rules Addendum

I signed up...I think. Am I registered for the Championship? How can I tell?

When you qualify for the KBF National Championship, find the event in your TourneyX browser (not app), select the 2018 KBF National Championship, read the rules, check the boxes, and then “Register for Event” button (step 1.)

KBF Championship RegistrationOn the return screen, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button (step 2.)

When you get to the PayPal screen, then either pay or bail out (step 3).

When you return to your TourneyX dashboard in your browser (still not app), you’ll see, in red, “You have 1 notification(s) pending. Tap to view”. Click that (step 4).

A big red box appears on the browser window that reads, “You are listed inactive in 1 tournaments you are registered for, please click the link below to finish Registration

That’s how you know you’re registered, but inactive. When you’re ready to pay your Entry Fee, click that “MAKE PAYMENT” button to return to PayPal and process your Entry Fee payment.

Aaron Kimbler*, CC 1
Aaron Musick*, O1 57
Aaron Neff*, SC5OH 3
Abel Patino, T12 1
Adam Johnson*, T15
Adam Riser*, T02 3
Adam Street*, SC4TN 1
Adam Waller*, T03 4
AJ McWhorter*, O1 20
Alan Dougherty*, SC5VA 10
Alan Wiedmeyer*, O1 33
Alex Miller*, SC4PA 3
Alex Roberts*, T09 2
Amos Hicks*, T07 1
Andy Middleton*, SC4GA 9
Andy Schafer*, O1 2
andy thompson jr*, SC4FL 5
Andy Thompson*, 4ONS 7
Anthony Caldwell*, CC 1
Anthony Notaroberta*, NC17 88
Anthony Rinehart*, T03 5
Anthony Shingler*, SC4TN 2
Art Huey*, SC5MI 9
Austin Lilly*, NC17 67
Austin Vang*, T01 4
Ben Lowry*, T11 12
Ben Spangler*, T19 2
Benjamin Adrien*, BSCHLG
Benjamin Smith*, T14 3
Benny Williams*, O1 41
Billy Pulsifer*, T08 6
Bob Bogdal*, CC 1
Bob Dainton*, SC5NC 2
Bob Phillips*, T07 15
Bob Strempek*, SC4FL 7
Bogdan Korostetskyi*, KBFTGL 1
Brad Andrews*, SC5ID 2
Brad Case*, T04 1
Brad richardson*, NC17 34
Brandon Haney*, SC5FL 6
Brandon Myers, T04 9
Brandon Nodal*, T18 8
Brandon Overstreet*, T13 6
brandon sistrunk*, SC5LA 1
Brandon Sorg*, NC17 70
Brandon Utley*, O1 39
Brandon Ward*, SC4OK 1
Brandon Watson*, NC17 22
Brenden Johnson, T23 9
Brent Lanier*, T14 4
Brent Taylor, T21 5
Bret Marsh*, T09 5
Brian Aliff*, T07 10
Brian Butterfield*, SC4IL 4
Brian Falbe*, 5ONS 6
Brian Freshwater*, SC5MND 2
Brian Nelli*, T18 2
Brian Slone*, SC4OH 3
Brian Soefje*, SC5AZ 2
bruce levy*, SC5MA 3
Bryan Bostic*, T07 14
Bryce Gibbs*, SC4AZ 1
Caleb Hutchinson*, SC5AL 3
Cameron Auffant*, C5FD 30
Carson McBride*, T05 11
Casey Reed*, BB 2
Chad Warford*, T23 10
Charles Daugherty*, SC4PA 1
Charlie Ballenger , T16 9
Chris Alkire*, NC17 50
chris gravely*, T10 6
Chris Hannegan*, NC17 20
Chris Jones*, SC4AR 5
Chris Layne*, T14 7
Chris Lo*, SC5GA 2
Chris Odom*, C5FD 27
Chris Whitehill*, SC5IA 2
Christian Martin*, SC5NG 3
Christopher Anglin*, T21 2
Christopher Cox, SC5WI 2
Clayton George*, BSCHLG
Clayton Most*, SC5WW 2
Clint Henderson*, T02 4
Cody Milton*, BB 1
Coleman Fowler*, T04 11
Copeland Still*, SC4VA 3
Cord Dyer*, NC17 9
Corey Galloway*, SC5AL
Cory Dreyer*, O1 3
Cory pohler*, C5FD 11
Coy Lehman II*, NC17 52
Coy Lehman Sr.*, NC17 37
Craig Dye*, NC17 86
Craig Richardson*, NC17 83
Dagen Essary*, T15 1
Dale Loseke*, T26 2
Dale Van Horn*, SC5NY 1
Dan Bushey*, SC4NG 1
Daniel Byrne*, SC5IL 3
Danny Bales , BOC 2
Danny Bales*, SC4TN 7
Darla Eames*, T26 3
Dave Mull*, T09 6
Dave Newman*, T24 3
Dave Thompson*, CC 1
David Adlington*, NC17 24
David Brooke*, C5FD 25

David Kittrell*, BB 9
David Neace*, T06 2
David Scott*, T04 12
David Smith, T04 14
David Wall*, SC5TN 3
Dayton Bolyard*, SC5VA 8
Denny Romero*, NC17 31
Derek Bushnell*, SC4LA 1
Derek Jamison*, T16 1
Derek Weinstein*, T22 3
Deric Miller*, SC5TX 3
Derrick Bostic*, T14 13
Dewey Robinson jr*, SC5PA 3
Donnie Jones*, SC4MS 3
Doug Wilson*, BSCHLG
Drew Gregory*, O1 18
Drew Mixon*, 4ONS 4
Drew Pryor*, SCAFD 14
Drew Russell*, T02 1
Dustin Mues*, CC 1
Dwain Batey*, T05 1
Dwayne Taff*, T24 5
Edmar Nogueira*, SC4MA 2
Eric Brost*, BSCHLG
Eric Cormack*, BB 15
Eric Hawks*, T03 2
Eric Molina*, T16 8
Eric Siddiqi*, T06 5
Evan Lowry*, T11 5
Evan McCarthy*, SC4MA 1
Everett Park*, O1 43
Garrett Black , BOC 1
Garrett Campbell*, NC17 43
Garrett Gincley*, T07 5
gary church*, SC4WV 5
Gary Kasper*, T05 8
Gary Stephens*, SC4IA 1
Gene Bohannon*, CC 1
George Saber, T21 6
Glen Wingate*, BSCHLG
Glenn Landstrom*, NC17 89
Glenn Miller*, SC4IL 3
Greg Blanchard*, T12 5
Greg Harper*, T25 1
Greg Raynes, T07 13
Greg Riddle*, SC4AL 2
Guillermo Gonzalez*, O1 4
Hans Bentz*, O1 24
Henry Veggian*, SC5NC 1
Holton Walker*, NC17 39
Isaac Smith*, T06 11
Jacob Miles*, SC4NC 2
Jake Horne, SC5OH 4
Jake Moulton, T08 2
Jake Rooster Garner*, T10 4
James (Jim) Campbell*, C5FD 26
James Francis*, T20 6
James Harding , SC5MO 3
James Harding*, NC17 47
James himel*, SC5KY 3
James Ingle*, T23 11
James Pershin*, SC4TX 2
James Snow*, T17 8
James workman*, C3 9
Jamie Broad*, CC 1
Jamie Denison*, CC 1
Jared Lejeune, O1 26
Jared Moore, O1 54
Jared Terry*, O1 50
Jareth Kaup*, T20 4
Jason Acklin*, SC5IL 5
Jason Adams*, 5ONS 28
Jason Alford*, NC17 46
Jason Broach*, CC 1
Jason Carr*, T19 4
jason cossey*, T05 9
Jason Delfraisse*, SC5TX 2
Jason Kincy*, SC4AR 2
Jason O’Brien, SC4TX 3
jason scapanski*, BB 3
Jay Suhsen*, SC4MN 1
Jay Wallen*, CC 1
Jedediah Plunkert*, NC17 2
Jeff Her*, O1 58
Jeff Little*, O1 7
Jeff Malott*, NC17 27
Jeff Sherwood*, T19 5
Jeffrey Hall*, O15
Jeremy Curtiss*, SC5MN 1
Jeremy Howell*, SC5MO 1
Jeremy Johnson*, T11 3
Jeremy Miller*, CC 1
Jeremy Sauve*, SC4KS 3
Jerrad Saffle*, SC4MO 3
Jerry Burdine*, BB 4
Jerry Cornelius*, T05 4
Jerry Emmons, II*, CC 1
Jesse Harper*, T07 7
Jim Brown*, T07 8
Jim Clark*, T04 4
Jim Davis*, BB 14
Jim Kemp Sr*, CC 1
Jim Ware*, NC17 84
Jim Williams*, O1 44
Jimmy Blanco*, SC5WW 3
Jimmy Kemp*, T25 3
Jimmy Walters*, O1 30

Jody Campbell*, T06 10
Jody Queen*, CC 1
Joe Davis*, T21 9
Joe Farson*, T07 15
Joe Gentry*, SC4IN 1
Joe Tarr, SC5PA 4
Joey Johnson*, T13 4
Joey Montgomery*, O1 59
Joey Sullivan*, SC4NC 1
John Brandt*, SC4WI 1
John Carroll*, SC4VA 1
John DeKay*, T08 5
John Diniz*, SC5IL 2
John Hallam*, SCAFD 11
John Wagner*, T05 10
Johnathan Broach*, O1 36
Johnny Maddox*, SC5AR 9
Johnny Nichols*, SC5TN 2
Jonathan Galicia Mendez*, T22 4
Jonathan Lessmann*, BOC 4
Jonathan Morse*, T27 2
Jonathan Orr*, SC4SC 2
Jordan Holmes*, T25 4
Jordan Marshall*, NC17 29
Jordan Parker*, SC5OW 1
Jose Cervantes*, SC4CA 2
Joseph Gayton*, SC5SC 2
Joseph Palmer*, NC17 87
Joseph Sanderson*, O1 15
Josh Lutze*, NC17 49
Joshua Boothe*, NC17 75
Joshua Howell*, NC17 65
Joshua Jordan*, NC17 91
Joshua Martin*, T15 2
Joshua Russell, T14 2
Joshua Stewart*, NC17 79
Joshua Workman*, SC4NE 1
Josue Estela*, T08 1
Josue Rodriguez*, CC 1
Justin Brewer*, CC 1
Justin Coon*, NC17 93
Justin Godfrey*, T07 12
justin hanson, NC17 85
Justin Patrick*, SCAFD 1
Justin Phillips*, 5ONS 23
Justin Rongey, BOC 5
Karl Hudson*, BB 5
Keith Gamble*, SC4MS 4
Ken McVeigh*, O1 55
Ken Shippy*, SC5KS 2
Ken Wood*, T22 7
kenneth shields*, SC4CA 1
Kenny Hood*, T27 3
Kenny Vang*, T17 7
Kevin Boone*, T25 7
Kevin Halle*, SC5MS 4
Kevin Slifer*, SC4KS 1
Kevin Workman*, NC17 82
Kirt Pequignot*, T11 11
Kristine Fischer*, T20 5
Kurt Hommel*, NC17 80
Kurt Smits*, NC17 1
kyle zemke*, SC4ID 1
Lance Martin*, T23 12
Landon Anderson*, SC5GA 7
Landon Stephens*, T27 4
Lanny Watkins*, T10 9
Lee Ward*, SC5SC 3
Logan Jarrett*, SC4WV 2
Lowell Brannan*, BB 16
Luis villegas*, T22 6
Mario Ceja*, SC4VA 4
Mario Galaviz*, SC4AZ 3
Mark Azevedo*, BB 10
Mark Benward*, BSCHLG
Mark Campbell*, SC5NG 2
Mark Davis*, T10 7
Mark Johnson*, SC4NY 2
Mark Pendergraf*, NC17 92
Martin Toomey*, CC 1
Marty Hughes*, T16 10
Matt Ball*, NC16 1
Matt Campbell*, O1 35
Matt Hawj*, T01 3
Matt Muscarello*, SC5WI 3
Matthew Brannon*, O1 27
Matthew Bray*, SC5CA 2
Matthew Case*, NC17 90
Matthew Dunn*, C3 3
Matthew Flett*, SC4TX 2
Matthew Guthrie*, T12 3
Matthew Randolph*, T03 3
Matthew Scotch*, O1 22
Mel Ashe*, SC4MO 1
Micah Marbra*, SC5VA 7
Micha Mixon, T18 6
Michael Cates*, O1 21
Michael Hill*, T13 5
Michael Lavoie*, 5ONS 15
Michael Lawhon*, BB 12
Michael Ring*, SC5OK 3
Michael Schultz*, T14 15
Michael Tincher*, T07 9
Michael Wegrzynek*, T25 2
Mike Cheatham*, O1 11
Mike Elrick*, SC5MA 2
Mike Fairchild, T09 3

Mike Mckinstry*, SC4MI 1
Mike Stames, SC5CA 3
Mitchell Smallwood*, T04 2
Mitchell White*, T10 1
Nate Gloria*, CC 1
Nathan Henthorn*, T05 3
Nathan Naturile*, NC17 64
Nawtou Ly*, T04 8
Nicholas Chin*, SC4OW 1
Nicholas Yang*, T17 9
Nick Crull*, SC5NE 1
Nick Kruckenberg*, T16 3
Nick McBride, O1 10
Nick Wright*, T23 14
Noah O’Reilly*, SC5MI 2
Parker Church, C3 5
Pat Keating*, CC 1
Patrick Tharp*, CC 1
Patrick Weaver*, NC17 78
Paul Walter*, CC 1
PC Hawj*, T01 2
Peter Black*, NC17 73
Peter Perez, T18 1
Raymond Jones*, 5ONS 14
Rebecca Golden*, SC4NJ 1
Reid Harrington*, BOC 3
Rene Klager, T22 2
Richard Hutchinson*, O1 47
Richard Kattau*, SC4NV 1
Richard Ofner*, T17 2
Richie McMichael*, O1 49
Rick Goff*, T07 11
Ricky Rowland*, T01 1
Ricky Zipp*, SCAFD 12
Rob Brown*, BB 7
Robbie Anderson*, SC5OK 1
Robbie Sinker*, O1 9
Robbie TurtleKing Arand*, CC 1
Robert Barnett*, SC5TN 4
robert clements*, T13 3
Robert Moore*, T24 4
Robert Murphy*, NC17 72
Robert Null*, NC17 69
Roberto Gonzalez*, SC5TX 1
Rocky Ly*, SC4GA 3
Rodney Salser*, T18 4
Ron Champion*, CC 1
Roy Roberts*, BSCHLG
Russell Johnson*, T03 1
Ryan Lambert*, O1 37
Sam Van Horn, T08 4
Sammy Pugh*, NC17 81
scott Birchfield*, SC5WV 5
Sean Dowling*, SC4MI 2
Shane Young*, NC17 66
Shawn Skidmore*, NC17 8
Shelly Efird*, T01 5
Stacey Martin*, BB 11
Stephen Kinnard*, T17 10
Stephen Nesler*, O1 6
Steve Gilkerson*, BB 6
Steve Lutze*, CC 1
Steve Owens*, T06 7
Steve Wortz*, SCAFD 7
Steven Galloway*, T09 4
Steven Lewis*, T24 1
Steven Rodoussakis*, SC5WV 4
Stewart Venable*, BB 13
Susie Magarity*, NC17 11
T.J. Strong*, T02 5
Terry Bowman*, T02 2
Terry Brown*, SC5AR 5
Terry Smith*, NC17 95
Thomas Clements*, O1 19
Thomas Mccord*, O1 31
Tim Bresnan*, NC17 77
Tim Isaacs*, BB 8
Tim Kiusalaas*, SC5FL 4
Tim OConnor*, CC 1
Tim Perkins*, O1 14
Tim Sabella*, O1 38
Tim Thao*, NC17 36
Timmy Synarong*, NC17 94
Tony Hobbs*, SC5KY 2
Tony Lam*, O1 25
Tony Uselman*, T01 6
Tony Yang*, 4ONS 5
Travis Belcher*, SC4OH 2
Travis Lear*, T12 4
Travis Ueke*, SCAFD 8
Trent Martin*, T09 1
Trev Stuckey*, SC4CO 1
Ty Howard*, SC5IN 1
Tyler Bailey*, CC 1
Tyler Cole*, CC 1
Tyson Peterson*, O1 29
Wesley Harrell*, NC17 76
Wesley Smallwood*, T13 7
Will Bevard*, T12 6
Will Clements*, T04 6
William Durboraw*, O1 40
William Son*, T11 13
William Weems*, 4ONS 2
Zack Bishop*, SC4KS 1
Zack McElveen*, T04 15

2018 KBF National Championship

You're invited to not just witness but compete in the world's biggest kayak fishing event