KBF Regional Challenge Series

Compete with other kayak bass anglers on a single- or multi-state level

The Kayak Bass Fishing Regional Challenge Series is one-month, online kayak fishing competition for KBF Members. These month-long Challenges use the CATCH-PHOTO-RELEASE format and the TourneyX  tournament management system. States are grouped into KBF Regions. That way, KBF Members are pitting themselves against other Members in comparable climates and geographical areas. The groupings below represent KBF’s best effort, with input from KBF Members and KBF Partners, to level the competitive field. Three states (FL, TX, and CA) stand alone as their own regions due to geographic size, sheer numbers of kayak bass anglers, and/or the fishing opportunities those states afford. Event dates are at TourneyX. [Register Now at TourneyX]

KBF Regional Challenge Competition Rules Addendum

  1. KBF Challenge SeriesVenue Host: TourneyX
  2. Tournament HQ: Virtual (TourneyX)
  3. Tournament Director: Dwayne Walley
  4. Tournament Format: KBF Regional Challenge Series events are 3-fish Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) tournament powered by TourneyX. There is no limit to the number of bass photos Competitors may submit during the Competition Period. Regardless of the number of photos submitted, only the three longest bass submitted by a Competitor throughout the month of competition will post to his score and will determine the final ranking.
  5. Eligibility:
    1. KBF Membership: KBF Membership is required to compete in KBF Regional Challenges.
    2. TourneyX Membership and Registration: Prior to the first day of competition, each KBF Member who wishes to participate must (a.) sign up as a TourneyX user and then (b.) register on TourneyX and pay an entry fee for the specific KBF Regional Challenge(s) in which he wishes to compete.
    3. Competitors are not restricted to their own state of residence but may register for as many concurrent KBF Regional Challenges as they wish, providing they have valid fishing licenses for each state in which they fish. Prize winners must be prepared to submit proof of valid fishing license.
    4. Bass photos for any Regional Challenge may be submitted only for bass caught from waters in that region. A bass submitted for one Regional Challenge may NOT be considered for other Regional Challenges but may be eligible for submission to other KBF Challenges and events, if permitted by the rules for those other events.
  6. 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.
  7. Competition Period
    1. Registration Deadline for each event is 6:00 a.m. on the first day of the event unless stated otherwise on the TourneyX Regional Challenge page.
    2. Competition Period Start and End dates are displayed at the top of each Regional Challenge page on TourneyX
      • Start—Competition begins at 6:00 a.m. on the first day of the Competition Period. (Time zone that applies for each region is given on the TourneyX event page.) Photos of fish caught only after the Competition Start time are acceptable.
      • End—Competition ends at 11:45 p.m. on the last day of the Competition Period. All photos must be submitted to TourneyX by the Competition End time.
  8. Eligible Water & Location:
    1. Competitors may submit fish caught ONLY in waters located inside the boundaries of the state(s) comprising the KBF Region, with the following exception.
    2. On some boundary waters, a reciprocal licensing agreement between the bordering states allows anglers with valid fishing licenses issued by one state to legally fish specific waters in the neighboring state. In boundary waters with reciprocal license agreements, a Competitor may submit photos of fish caught in any water covered by the agreement. For example, Lake Seminole lies in both Georgia and Florida. Those two states’ reciprocal license agreement permits anglers with valid fishing license issued by either state to fish anywhere on Lake Seminole. Therefore, a Competitor fishing the KBF SE Region Challenge may submit photos of bass caught in Florida areas of the lake, and vice versa.
  9. Awarding of Prizes
    1. Cash Values
      • 10 to 29 Registered Competitors: No Cash Prize
      • 30 to 59 Registered Competitors: 1 Prize, $50 minimum cash value
      • 60 to 89 Registered Competitors: 2 Prizes, $100 and $50 minimum cash values
      • 90 Plus Registered Competitors: 3 Prizes, $150, $75, $50 minimum cash values
      • After 90 Registered Competitors, the prize values will continue to increase.
    2. KBF National Championship Qualifying Slots — Depending on the size of the field for each Regional Challenge, up to three anglers each month will qualify for KBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP spots.
      • 10- 50 Registered Competitors – 1 Qualifying Spot
      • 51-75 Registered Competitors – 2 Qualifying Spots
      • 76+ Registered Competitors – 3 Qualifying Spots
      • Winning a “Qualifying Slot” means that the Competitor is now eligible to fish in the KBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. See Entry Fee Waiver for Multiple Qualifications.
    3. Cash prizes and KBF BONUS BUCKS bonuses, if any, will be processed and distributed as quickly as possible following announcement of Competition results, verification of eligibility, and identification of winners.
    4. Challenge results will be visible on TourneyX.

Unique Identifier for KBF Regional Challenges

An identifier for KBF Challenges and Tournaments [Download Printable PDF] can pull double- and triple-duty, serving to document the eligibility of a Competitor in a single or multiple concurrent events. Read the instructions for filling out your identifier
For Regional Challenges, write in:
  1. The 2-letter Region code from the list below in the top-left box.
  2. The 2-character event code that’s posted on TourneyX in the middle-left box.
  3. The user/event-specific code in the bottom-left box.

Look for the 2-character event code the evening before competition begins in your TourneyX dashboard. For the KBF July Regional Challenge, your 2-letter region identifier goes in the top-left box and the 2-character Event Code “H2” goes in the middle-left box. Write your 4-character User ID Code in the bottom-left box.

  • BS (Merged CA, TX, SW, FL) = BIG SUN KBF Region: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida
  • EC = EAST CENTRAL KBF Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
  • MN = MID-ATLANTIC NORTH KBF Region: New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York
  • MS = MID-ATLANTIC SOUTH KBF Region: Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland
  • NE = NEW ENGLAND KBF Region: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  • NC = NORTH CENTRAL – GREAT LAKES KBF Region: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan
  • NW (Merged NW, WS)= NORTH WEST KBF Region: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado
  • SE = SOUTHEAST KBF Region: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • WC = WEST CENTRAL KBF Region: Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa

If you seal the identifier in a plastic bag or laminate it, the identifier will hold up for the entire event. Attach a tether to it, make sure it floats, or have a spare in case the wind blows you first identifier away.