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 are being reduced to $50 in 2017 to encourage greater participation.
Prizes — Guaranteed $1,000 Minimum for each First Place finish, with additional payouts to 10% of the field. 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 Tournament that exceeds 100 participants and at select KBF TRAIL Tournaments with over 50 competitors.
KBF Angler of the Year Points will be awarded according to performance to every KBF Member who registers to compete in TRAIL Series Tournaments, and the category caps for TRAIL-earned KBF AOY Points will increase in 2017.
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.
As of October, twenty-nine TRAIL Series tournaments are on the books, with more still in negotiatoins. KBF Partners (KBF-affiliated clubs and circuits) host and staff these events.
Interested in hosting a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament in your neck o’ the woods? 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.
2017 KBF TRAIL EVENTS BY STATE
- ALABAMA – 3 TRAIL Events
- CALIFORNIA – 1 TRAIL Event
- TENNESSEE – 5 TRAIL Events
- KENTUCKY – 2 TRAIL Events
- SOUTH CAROLINA – 1 TRAIL Event
- GEORGIA – 1 TRAIL Event
- LOUISIANA – 1 TRAIL Event
- VIRGINIA – 2 TRAIL Events
- TEXAS – 1 TRAIL Event
- NORTH CAROLINA – 1 TRAIL Event
- PENNSYLVANIA – 2 TRAIL Events
- MICHIGAN – 2 TRAIL Events
- WISCONSIN – 1 TRAIL Event
- WEST VIRGINIA – 1 TRAIL Event
- FLORIDA – 1 TRAIL Event
- ARKANSAS – 1 TRAIL Event
- MARYLAND – 1 TRAIL Events
- OREGON – 1 TRAIL Event
- KANSAS – 1 TRAIL Event