Well, I think we have the majority of the details worked out. The KBF Challenge Series is a great way to compete and promote our sport, but having a live tournament where there can be some camaraderie and good old fashioned competition.
The venue will be announced very soon and it is an unbelievable fishery!
50 Anglers fish for two days. Field cut to 12 after the first day!
The tournament will be an invitational style format. Here are a few ways to qualify........
- The top 10 (or more) from the KBF Challenge Series Angler of the Year Standings
- All past KBF Angler's of the Year
- All Challenge Series Individual Winners for 2012
- Any Three-Time Challenge winner (Automatic Provisional Appointment)
- HOW Volunteers - 5 Positions (Bring 1 Veteran Each)
- Regional Series Champions
$5000 Minimum Prize Purse (That's only a minimum)
Thousands more in Gear and Product Prizes
Championship will air on Kayak Bassin TV on WFN and Knot Right Kayak Fishing on NBC SportsThe First Annual KBF Invitational will be held at........*******VIP ADVENTURES*********
Well, the response for these events has been amazing. I went to work, put my head down and started working on sponsors. The response from that has been amazing as well. So far, here is the list of companies that are definitely on board.
The event is tentatively scheduled for MARCH 14th thru 17th, 2013 in Summerville, South Carolina for the KBF Invitational and Santee Cooper for the KBF Open. (More details to come)Wilderness SystemsDiablo WatersportsKC KayaksAdventure TechnologyBending BranchesScoutLook WeatherColumbia SportswearHOOK 1 - Kayak Fishing Gear
This will be a CA$H
and Product Prizes event!!1st Place in the KBF Open will be a Minimum of $1000 Plus Prizes and the KBF Invitational will be $3000 Plus additional prizes!!!
More sponsors to come.......
This will be the OFFICIAL THREAD
for the KBF Open and Invitational. Updates will be provided here regularly!