KBF came up with this event after eliminating the State Adjustment Factor, as a way for KBF Members in “small-bass states” to achieve success on the national level. Because state rankings play such a huge part of one’s Challenge AOY score total, and because one person, at least, from each state will be invited, this gives almost everyone an equal shot at the national limelight and high-dollar payouts.
- Top Challenge AOY Points earner for each state (rolling down until the slot is filled). Points are accumulated in all KBF Challenges through mid-October. No more than two KBF State Challenges can count each month, and up to 20 Challenges in all. If you compete in more than that, lowest scores are culled. No limit on Special Challenges (like the KBF One Night Stand and the Dog Days Challenge in August).
- After states with at leasts one KBF member residing in them are all represented, then starting at the top of the Challenge AOY Points ranking, we work down, inviting each person, skipping previously invited, until we have 100 who accept the invitation and confirm
- Invitations will go out right after the Columbus Day Challenge in mid-October, but no one should be surprised to receive an invitation; rankings will be updated periodically so everyone will have a pretty good idea where they stand.
- Two-Day event is concurrent with the End on the Bend KBF OPEN Series Tournament on Toledo Bend out of Many, LA, with HQ at Cypress Bend Park, the first weekend in November. Same rules as the OPEN: 5 bass creel each day.
- Prize pool is being built of $2.00 from every Challenge registration throughout the season. If you figure we have about 1,000 competitors per month, March through September is seven thousand registrations, so we’re looking in the neighborhood of a $14,000-15,000 pot.
- First place guaranteed $10,000, with remainder of the prize pool distributed proportional to rank to the next nine anglers in rank. (I guess if someone refuses the prize money, it would roll down.)
- No Entry Fee. No AOY Points. No BONUS BUCKS. No KBF-NC Slots. For those, sign up to fish the KBF OPEN…same time, same water, same rules.
2017 KBF 100 Challenge Championship Invitees
These are 43 top-ranked KBF Members in each state or province, based on KBF Challenge scores, plus 57 others who occupy the top ranks, nationally. (Five Members who rank at or near the top in their states have already notified KBF that they would be unable to participate, so they’ve been culled and alternates moved into their slots.)
KBF will send emails to each of these members, inviting them to compete for a $10,000 first prize on Toledo Bend and the title of KBF 100 Challenge Champion. Each one will have four days in which to commit. If they fail to respond or notify KBF that they withdraw by Saturday, October 14, then their positions will roll down, either within the state (if qualifying as the top score by state) or nationally.
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When is the 100 Challenge Championship?
Where is this event to be held?
Which AOY Points count toward this event?
The 100 CHALLENGE Championship will consider only AOY points earned in KBF Challenges (both the monthly KBF State Challenges as well as Special Challenges).
Do points from all Challenges count?
There’s no limit on Special Challenges, but we offer only two or three of those per month.
AOY Points from no more than 20 Challenges will be counted in determining who gets invited to the 100 CHALLENGE Championship.
How do I get to compete in this event?
What is the Entry Fee?
When do invitations go out?
Will every state and province be represented?
If one resides in states that have only one KBF Member (MO, NM, and RI, at the time this was written) and competes in even one Challenge, he has a 100% chance of getting invited. If no one in the state accepts the invitation, then that open position will be filled based on overall ranking.
No fair; I live in a state with 200 KBF Members!
If you mean your chances of getting an invitation would be better if you lived in Rhode Island, then okay; we see your point. Your odds of being invited are almost certain for our single RI member. In most states, though, you’ll have to top your state or be in the top ranks nationally to have a shot at receiving an invitation.
KBF is promoting participation in kayak fishing across the US. and Canada. In every state and province. So we’re creating incentives for bass anglers in states like New Mexico, where the number of kayak anglers now is relatively low, to jump in, become KBF members, and compete in Challenges. The 100 Challenge is one way we do that.
KBF is organizing the event, staffing the event, promoting the event, and paying all the expenses to hold the event, For those reasons we get to take our mission into account. In the long run, this plan benefits all KBF Members, even though it reduces the odds of an invitation for individuals.
What's the pay-out?
Is this a KBF National Championship Qualifying Event?
Will KBF BONUS BUCKS be paid out?
Will KBF AOY Points be awarded?
With a non-resident fishing license from either Texas or Louisiana, may I fish all Toledo Bend?
And from Toledo Bend Lake Country: “A fishing license is required when fishing on Toledo Bend Reservoir. Since the lake is bounded by both Texas and Louisiana, a fishing license from either state is valid for residents of either state fishing on any part of the lake (not from the shoreline!). For visitors who will want a temporary license, where you are staying (Louisiana side or Texas side) is not particularly relevant so long as you will be fishing on the lake and not from the shoreline. Therefore, generally, you may be staying in Louisiana and could fish with either a Louisiana or Texas temporary license – or vice-versa.”
For official information on fishing regulations and license fees: