Back to School(ing Bass) KBF Challenge

Compete against kayak anglers in your own region

Overview

Back-to-School-Open-ChallengeBack in our heyday, Labor Day signaled the end of summer freedom for America’s children and kicked off the school year.

It’s also around the time that black bass start shredding balls of shad, and anglers switch to techniques effective on “bass in the jumps” or “schooling bass.”

KBF recognizes our traditional “back to school” day and the advent of the fall feeding frenzy with this nationwide challenge, open to all kayak bass anglers. Although anglers across the country will appear on the roster, each one is fishing against fishermen in his region. The top score in each of the nine KBF regions wins 10% of the cash purse, and the last 10% goes to the overall first place finisher. Read details below.

 


Back to School(ing Bass) KBF Challenge Competition Rules Addendum

    1. Venue: Nationwide
    2. Dates: Labor Day (Monday, Sept 5), 14 days ending Sunday evening, Sept 18.
    3. Eligibility: KBF Membership NOT required; open to all who agree to comply with rules
    4. Species: Black bass (LM, SM, spotted).
    5. Number of fish scored: 5 (open for discussion…what do you think?)
    6. Tournament Director: Chad Hoover
    7. Eligibility: KBF OPEN Challenge: all KBF Members and non-members are invited to compete. KBF Membership Not Required.
    8. Register:  Sign up at TourneyX
    9. Competition Rules: KBF Rules are in two parts:
      1. By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by (a.) the KBF Competition Rules Standards (including the Release and Indemnification Agreement and Copyright and Use of Images Agreement) and to (b.) the specific rules outlined in the KBF Competition Rules Addendum on this page; and
      2. The competitor further agrees to abide by the KBF Event Participation Terms and Conditions.
    10. Event Schedule
      1. Monday 9/5 (Labor Day) 6:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT): Competition Start Date and Time
      2. Friday, 9/16 6 p.m.: Registration Deadline
      3. Sunday 9/18 6:00 p.m.: Competition End Date and Time
    11. Format: This 14-day CPR tournament will be determined by the longest 5-bass total length. Each competitor’s five (5) longest bass caught from eligible water during competition dates and hours and submitted within the time frame permitted by the rules will contribute to the cumulative score.
    12. Eligible Water & Location: Each angler must fish ONLY in public-access water in the angler’s KBF Region
    13. Entry Fee and Procedures
      1. This event is conducted as an online KBF Challenge powered by TourneyX.
      2. Sign up and pay your $21 Entry Fee at TourneyX.
      3. Entry Fee Refunds—Not available.
    14. Identifier: On a KBF Identifier Form (you may use the same one as you’re using in a KBF Challenge), write “ABC” in the top-center box.KBF Identifier for the Back to School(ing Bass) OPEN KBF Challenge
    15. Prizes
      1. 100% Cash Payout (Entry Fees collected less TourneyX fees and credit card transaction fees)
        • 10% to the competitor who finishes in first place.
        • 10% to highest-ranked competitor from each KBF region, based on angler’s state of residence.
          • BS = BIG SUN: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida
          • EC = EAST CENTRAL: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
          • MN = MID-ATLANTIC NORTH: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York
          • MS = MID-ATLANTIC SOUTH: Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland
          • NE = NEW ENGLAND: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
          • NC = NORTH CENTRAL – GREAT LAKES: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan
          • NW = NORTH WEST: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado
          • SE = SOUTHEAST: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee
          • WC = WEST CENTRAL: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa
      2. KBF AOY Points CalculationKBF 2016 Angler of the Year Points: We’ve revised the KBF AOY Points Distribution model for this event to reduce disparity between average bass size in different regions. AOY points to be awarded are 150 maximum down to 25 in 5-point increments, with each angler’s ranking determined by his “weighted score.””Weighted Score” is an angler’s total score divided by the average total score of the top five anglers in his region. For example, if Bob’s total score is 118 and the average score of the top five anglers in Bob’s KBF Region is 115.10, then Bob’s weighted score is 118/115.10 or 1.0252.The anglers with the highest weighted score in this event will receive 150 KBF AOY points. The next highest person in weighted score gets 145 points, and so on down to 26th place, who gets 25 points, which is also awarded to the rest of the anglers who participate. Those AOY points will go under the “OPEN” category in the KBF AOY Points chart.
      3. KBF National Championship Qualifying Slots to the highest-scoring angler in each region that has at least 15 competitors. If all nine regions field fifteen or or more competitors, then that’s nine new KBF NC slots.
      4. BONUS BUCKS: $50 to top KBF BONUS BUCKS participant in each KBF Region, plus another $50 to the highest overall KBF BONUS BUCKS finisher.

 


Interim Results as of Friday Night, Sept 16

RANK Adj Name Ttl Quotient AOY Pts TopAvg
BS = BIG SUN: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida
2 11 William Weems (TX) 107.25 1.038 125 103.30
3 15 Drew Mixon (FL) 106.00 1.026 110
5 18 Jerry Burdine (FL) 103.75 1.004 100
6 20 Jason Broach (FL) 103.25 1.000 90
11 35 James McCoy (TX) 96.25 0.932 35
18 39 Jason Scapanski (FL) 94.00 0.910 25
29 46 Tim Beers (FL) 87.75 0.849
49 52 Ernie Williams (CA) 71.50 0.692 25
52 53 James Seiffert (TX) 62.75 0.607 25
53 Byron Kenerly (CA) 62.25
66 Kirk Gossett (CA) 25
66 Matt Church (FL) 25
EC = EAST CENTRAL: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
10 7 Brian Aliff (WV) 97.25 1.072 140 90.70
16 10 AJ McWhorter (KY) 95.25 1.050 130
21 16 Jay Wallen (KY) 92.25 1.017 105
33 29 Joseph Palmer (IL) 87.25 0.962 60
41 40 Patrick Tharp (IL) 81.50 0.899 25
43 44 John Rapp (WV) 77.75 0.857 25
47 47 Steve Nagle (KY) 71.75 0.791
51 51 Michael Kelly (IN) 63.75 0.703 25
66 Adam Dobson (KY)
66 Bill Nieukirk (OH) 25
66 Corey Caywood (KY) 25
66 Glenn Landstrom (KY) 25
66 Shaun Pryor (IN) 25
MN = MID-ATLANTIC NORTH: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York
20 12 Brian Crystaloski (PA) 92.50 1.038 25 89.13
34 28 Brad Ferguson (PA) 85.75 0.962 25
57 Nick Lester (PA) 43.50 25
66 Brian Walters (NJ) 25
MS = MID-ATLANTIC SOUTH: Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland
19 6 Jody Queen (VA) 93.75 1.074 145 87.25
23 13 Jamie Denison (NC) 90.00 1.032 120
35 25 Aaron Miller (NC) 84.75 0.971 70
36 26 Henry Veggian (NC) 84.75 0.971 65
38 30 Joe Maione (NC) 83.00 0.951 55
40 31 Cory Dreyer (NC) 82.00 0.940 50
50 48 Matt Campbell (VA) 68.00 0.779 25
58 James Workman (VA) 31.25 25
66 Richard Jones (VA) 25
NC = NORTH CENTRAL – GREAT LAKES: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan
26 1 Jeremy Curtiss (MN) 88.50 1.125 25 78.67
30 3 Tyler Thiede (WI) 87.75 1.115 25
55 49 Mike Godlewski (WI) 59.75 0.760 25
NE = NEW ENGLAND: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
32 2 Ken Wood (MA) 87.25 1.116 25 78.17
44 27 Mike Elrick (MA) 75.75 0.969 25
48 38 Robert Pickering (MA) 71.50 0.915 25
66 Sam Cushing (ME) 25
NW = NORTH WEST: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado
27 8 Brad Andrews (OR) 87.75 1.060 25 82.81
37 17 Kenny Hood (CO) 83.25 1.005 25
39 21 Tom Monahan (ID) 82.50 0.996 25
42 32 Jeremy Miller (ID) 77.75 0.939 25
56 Chris Everhart Sr. (ID) 43.75 25
60 Chris Everhart (ID) 30.00 25
SE = SOUTHEAST: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee
1 9 Andy Thompson Jr (GA) 108.00 1.052 135 102.65
4 14 Daniel Keeton (LA) 105.50 1.028 115
7 19 Thomas Case (MS) 103.00 1.003 95
8 24 Jay Allen (MS) 101.00 0.984 75
14 33 Jonathan Lessmann (AL) 95.75 0.933 45
13 34 Karl Hudson (MS) 95.75 0.933 40
15 36 Johnny Nichols (TN) 95.25 0.928 30
17 37 Greg Riddle (AL) 94.75 0.923 25
22 41 Marshall Yarbrough (TN) 91.00 0.887 25
24 42 Adam Street (TN) 89.75 0.874 25
25 43 Ron Champion (GA) 88.50 0.862 25
46 50 Clint Henderson (GA) 75.25 0.733 25
54 54 Richard Harper (SC) 60.00 0.585
59 Bryan Tadlock (AL) 30.50 25
61 Andy Thompson (GA) 23.00 25
62 CJ Scott (TN) 16.00 25
63 Craig Dye (TN) 15.75 25
64 Ben Davis (TN) 14.00
65 David Kittrell (AL) 12.50 25
66 Everett Park (GA) 25
66 Michael McCullough (AL) 25
WC = WEST CENTRAL: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa
9 4 Gary Stephens (IA) 97.25 1.095 150 88.85
12 5 Danny Bowen (OK) 96.25 1.083
28 22 Mel Ashe (MO) 87.75 0.988 85
31 23 Mike DeBruin (IA) 87.50 0.985 80
45 45 Carl Pride (MO) 75.50 0.850
66 Jason Welker (MO) 25