2017 KBF TRAIL Series Overview
KBF Members can pit their skill against world-class kayak bass anglers in tournaments closer to home. KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are stepping stones to the 2018 KBF National Championship and the first KBF World Championship that’s being planned for 2018 in Germany. Tournament Entry Fees have been reduced to $50 in 2017 to encourage greater participation. Non-members share the administrative costs of running this series by a mandatory $25 Admin Surcharge. This may be done during registration on TourneyX, but if skipped, click this button to pay the surcharge by PayPal account or credit/debit card.
Prizes—Guaranteed $1,000 Minimum for each First Place finish, with additional payouts to 10% of the field. Winners are required to provide KBF with a W-9 form, and then winnings are paid via PayPal Funds Transfer (or by mailed check, if no PayPal account).
KBF BONUS BUCKS participants can win additional cash and sponsors’ product bonuses, too.
NuCanoe will be awarding a Pursuit fishing kayak as an additional First Place Prize at every KBF TRAIL Series Tournament with 100 or more registrants.
KBF Angler of the Year Points will be awarded according to performance to every KBF Member who registers to compete in TRAIL Series Tournaments, from 200 for First place down to 40 for every active partcipant and 20 for those who register and are unable to compete. The “category cap” (maximum number of AOY Points that can be accumulated) for TRAIL-earned KBF AOY Points increased to 1,200 in 2017.
KBF-NC Slots—KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2018 KBF National Championship and are factored in to selection for the 2018 KBF World Championship, too. Assuming at least 30 competitors register, one slot will be awarded for every ten registrants with a mininum of five.
KBF Partners (KBF-affiliated clubs and circuits) host and staff these events. KBF provides judges who will objectively and fairly review, score, and provide feedback to competitors when appropriate.
Interested in hosting a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament in your area? Reach out to other kayak bass anglers and KBF Partners in your region, gauge the interest level, and contact KBF to get the ball rolling. TRAIL Tournaments require 30+ participants to qualify for prize minimums and other perks. The hosting KBF Partner designates tournament director and recruits event staff to handle logistics. Partner liaisons coordinate with Venue Hosts and KBF Management to arrange for Tournament HQ facilities, merchant discounts and other KBF Member amenities. KBF-certified judges from other regions of the country will judge the event, freeing up KBF Partner directors and officers to compete in the event and ensure complete objectivity in scoring. If you have the support of kayak anglers in your area and can commit to run a KBF TRAIL Tournaments in 2017, please email Kristi at KBF or text her through Facebook Messenger.
2017 KBF TRAIL EVENTS BY DATE
- TRAIL 01 Saturday, March 11, 2017 Falls Lake NC
- TRAIL 02 Saturday, March 11, 2017 Barren River Lake KY
- TRAIL 03 Saturday, April 8, 2017 New River Spring Shootout VA
- TRAIL 04 Saturday, April 15, 2017 Three River Throwdown
- TRAIL 05 Saturday, April 15, 2017 Beaver Lake AR
- TRAIL 06 Saturday, April 22, 2017 Chicamauga Lake
- TRAIL 07 Saturday, April 29, 2017 Stonewall Jackson Lk WV
- TRAIL 08 Saturday, April 29, 2017 Cayuga Lake
- TRAIL 09 Sunday, April 30, 2017 Kent Lake MI
- TRAIL 10 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Coosa River
- TRAIL 11 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Smith Mountain Lake (Night Event)
- TRAIL 12 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Lake Barkley TN
- TRAIL 13 Saturday, May 13, 2017 California Delta
- TRAIL 14 Saturday, May 20, 2017 Lake Belva Deer, Iowa
- TRAIL 15 Sunday, May 21, 2017 Mozingo Lake
- TRAIL 16 Saturday, May 27, 2017 Lake St Clair MI
- TRAIL 17 Sunday, May 28, 2017 Toad Fest on the Marsh
- TRAIL 18 Saturday, May 20, 2017 Lake Chickamauga
- TRAIL 19 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Reelfoot Lake TN
- TRAIL 20 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Summit Lake
- TRAIL 21 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Lake Whitney
- TRAIL 22 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Bella Vista Lakes
- TRAIL 23 Saturday, June 3, 2017 Peconic River System
- TRAIL 24 Sunday, June 11, 2017 Pymatuning Reservoir
- TRAIL 25 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Caddo Lake
- TRAIL 26 Saturday, June 17, 2017 CJ Strike Reservoir
- TRAIL 27 Saturday, June 24, 2017 Wilson Reservoir
- TRAIL 28 Saturday, June 24, 2017 Occuquan Reservoir
- TRAIL 29 Saturday, July 1, 2017 Wheeler Lake
- TRAIL 30 Saturday, July 8, 2017 Randleman Lake NC
- TRAIL 31 Saturday, July 8, 2017 Lake Winnipesaukee
- TRAIL 32 Saturday, July 15, 2017 West Point Lake GA
- TRAIL 33 Saturday, July 22, 2017 Pontiac Lake MI
- TRAIL 34 Saturday, July 29, 2017 Lake Erie
- TRAIL 35 Saturday, July 29, 2017 Lake Wanahoo
- TRAIL 36 Saturday, August 5, 2017 Mississippi River LaCrosse
- TRAIL 37 Saturday, August 12, 2017 Lake Tanycomo
- TRAIL 38 Saturday, August 12, 2017 Clear Lake
- TRAIL 39 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Anderson Ranch Reservoir
- TRAIL 40 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Cedar Creek Lake KY
- TRAIL 41 Saturday, September 2, 2017 New River WV 2-day
- TRAIL 42 Saturday, September 16, 2017 Prineville Reservoir
- TRAIL 43 Saturday, September 23, 2017 Guntersville Lake
- TRAIL 44 Saturday, September 23, 2017 Big Hill Lake
- TRAIL 45 Saturday, September 30, 2017 Lake St Clair MI 2
- TRAIL 46 Saturday, October 7, 2017 New River VA
- TRAIL 47 Saturday, October 7, 2017 Table Rock Lake
- TRAIL 48 Saturday, October 21, 2017 Chester Frost Park, Chickamauga
- TRAIL 49 Saturday, October 28, 2017 Lake of Egypt
- TRAIL 50 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Pickwick and Wilson Lakes
- TRAIL 51 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Lake Cumberland
- TRAIL 52 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Lake Havasu