2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship

March 31-April 1, 2017 • Kentucky Lake • Paris, Tennessee
The Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship will be the top freshwater kayak fishing tournament of 2017, with the largest payout, most added money and top competition from around the Kayak Bass Fishing Nation.
To be eligible to compete in the 2017 KBF National Championship, an angler must…
  1. Have been a KBF Member during 2016,
  2. Have earned a KBF-NC qualifying slot through KBF or KBF Partner competition or merit,
  3. Be a 2017 KBF Member or KBF Lifetime Member, and
  4. Register by midnight February 28 and pay (or have waived) the $250 KBF-NC Entry Fee through TourneyX by midnight March 15.*

Any angler who has been awarded a KBF-NC slot by a KBF Partner must have joined KBF by December 31, 2016. The slots of those who failed to become KBF members during 2016 were rescinded and rolled down to the nest highest ranking competitor in that organization who, too, was a KBF Member in 2016.

*KBF-Members to whom a KBF-NC slot rolls after February 14 will have a maximum of one week to register and two weeks to pay the Entry Fee, but no later than competition start time on March 31.

2017 KBF National Championship Competition Rules Addendum

This is an addendum to the KBF Competition Rules Standards. The rules that follow are specific to the 2017 KBF National Championship.

    1. KBF National ChampionshipVenue Host: Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
    2. Tournament HQ: Henry County Fairground, 565 Royal Oak Drive, Paris, Tennessee
    3. Tournament Director: Chad Hoover
    4. Eligibility: This event is limited to anglers who (a.) were KBF Members during 2016, (b.) qualified by merit or by results of competition in KBF and KBF-sanctioned Tournaments, Challenges, tournament trails, KBF Partner clubs, and events, and (c.) are KBF Members at the time of the Championship.
    5. 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.
    6. Event Schedule
      1. Competition start times were established as approximately one hour before sunrise.
      2. Tuesday, 2/28, 11:59 p.m. Registration Deadline on TourneyX (Slots for qualified anglers who fail to register by deadline will be rescinded and will roll down to the top eligible alternate. Eligibility includes 2016 KBF Membership.) Note: Registration constitutes commitment to attend and to pay by the Entry Fee Deadline.
      3. Wednesday, 3/15,11:59 p.m.: Entry Fee Deadline.
      4. Thursday 3/30, 4:00 p.m.: Prefishing on Eligible Water ends.
      5. Thursday 3/30, 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Check-in (and Late Registrations for Roll-down Slot Recipients) at Tournament HQ
      6. Thursday 3/30, 7:00 p.m., approximately: mandatory Captains Meeting at Tournament HQ
      7. Friday 3/31: 5:00 a.m.: Check-in and make-up Captains Meeting in lobby of Quality Inn, then 6:00 a.m. at Tournament HQ for late arrivals.
      8. Friday 3/31, 6:30 a.m:. Competition Start Time. Anglers may be on Eligible water earlier, but no lines in water until 6 a.m.
      9. Friday 3/31, 4:00 p.m.: Deadline to be in line at Tournament HQ for on-site upload of digital photos via memory card or cable.
      10. Friday 3/31, 4:00 p.m.: All anglers must be in or through the judges line at Tournament HQ for photo confirmation.
      11. Friday 3/31, 5:00 p.m.: Mandatory Captains Meeting
      12. Saturday 4/1, 6:30 a.m.: Competition Start Time
      13. Saturday 4/1, 4:00 p.m.: Deadline to be in line at Tournament HQ for on-site upload of digital photos via memory card or cable.
      14. Saturday 4/1, 4:00 p.m.: All anglers must be in or through the judges line at tournament HQ for photo confirmation and distribution of meal tickets.
      15. Saturday 4/1, 4:30 p.m.: (or as soon as possible thereafter) Begin Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ
    7. Eligible Water & Location: For this event, eligible waters are Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, bounded by the two dams in the north, I-40 in the south, and the Red River confluence with the Cumberland River in the east, plus any backwaters, bays, creeks and sloughs contiguous to them. Water must be accessible by paddling a kayak from the main bodies of water; they may not be separated by a dam, levee, bar, reef, berm, other land form.
      Portaging is allowed, but ONLY to reach public-access water contiguous to the lakes that can also be reached by floating or paddling. For instance, if a meandering creek loops around so a narrow tongue of land or gravel bar separates two creek sections, and it’s possible to paddle a mile around to reach the same water, getting out and dragging the kayak across the land to reach it faster is permissible. Otherwise, to be eligible any water must be accessible by paddling or floating in one’s kayak. Floating and pulling oneself by hand through a 4-foot culvert under a roadbed to reach backwaters on the other side is permissible. If the water you want to fish cannot be reached by paddling or floating (with you in the boat), then it’s not eligible water.
    8. Format: Each competitor’s total score for this two-day CPR tournament will be determined by adding the total length of the bass by his name on the TourneyX Leader Board at end-of-competition time on Day 1 (Friday) to the total length of the bass by his name on the TourneyX Leader Board at end-of-competition time on Day 2 (Saturday). All bass eligible for scoring must have been caught from eligible water during competition hours and submitted within the time frame permitted by the rules. Up to five (5) bass on Friday and up to five (5) bass on Saturday will contribute to the cumulative score. Ties in cumulative score will be determined by length of each tied competitor’s single longest bass on the Leader Board. Whoever has the longest bass wins the tie. If the tied competitors’ longest bass are equal in length, then the upload time of each tied competitor’s last bass on the TourneyX Leader Board will determine the tie-winner.
    9. Entry Fee and Registration Procedures
      1. This event is conducted as an online KBF Tournament powered by TourneyX.
      2. Sign up on TourneyX UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28.
      3. Pay $250 Entry Fee on TourneyX UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15.
      4. Entry Fee Amount: $250.
      5. Check-in and Captains Meetings (Thursday evening and makup Friday morning) will be at Tournament HQ.
      6. Entry Fee Transfers—Up until one week prior to the event, Entry Fees may be transferred to another Competitor’s account. There is no service charge for transfers.
      7. Entry Fee Refunds—Refund requests for both paid-in and committed payments must be received by Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC by email to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com no later than midnight, March 15–two weeks prior to the competition. All refunds will be assessed a 10% ($25) service charge.
      8. KBF-NC Competitors who register on or before the 2/28 deadline commit to pay the full $250 by the March 15 Entry Fee Deadline. Any registered competitor who becomes unable to attend may submit a cancellation/refund request by email to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com no later than midnight, March 15 and owe only the 10% ($25) cancellation fee. Failure to notify KBF by that March 15 deadline obligates the competitor to pay KBF the full $250 Event Entry Fee.
    10. Manual Submission of Digital Photos: The preferred channel for submitting digital photos is upload from the angler’s smart phone directly to to TourneyX. If an Competitor cannot or will not upload photos to Tourney X, Tournament Staff will do so at Tournament HQ. Anglers who need to have their digital photos upload to TourneyX by Tournament Staff must be in line at Tournament HQ by 3 p.m. on Competition Days and be prepared to surrender their camera’s memory card or cell phone and cable. No Competitor who arrives in line after 3:00 p.m. will be allowed to turn in their memory card or cable to Tournament Staff for on-site uploads.
    11. Prizes
      1. The number of places and payout amounts will vary with the number of registered competitors.
      2. In addition the 20 top anglers not previously qualified will qualify for slots at the 2018 KBF National Championships:
      3. In addition to prizes, BONUS BUCKS will be awarded to Program participants who finish high in the ranks and, in some cases, own and use KBF Sponsors’ products.
    12. Awarding of Prizes
      1. Competitors must be present to receive awards.
      2. Cash prizes and BONUS BUCKS bonuses will be distributed at the Saturday evening National Championship Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ.
      3. Tournament results will be visible on TourneyX and subsequently will be posted on this Website and on Facebook

MILITARY QUALIFICATION DEFERMENT – A member of the US Military who qualifies to compete in a KBF National Championship may receive orders to deploy at a time that prevents him from participating. His qualification will be deferred to the following year. The qualifying authority, either KBF or a KBF Partner, will roll the vacated slot to the first alternate and will allocate one of its subsequent year’s slots for that military member.
A Kentucky and Tennessee reciprocal fishing license agreement permits anglers with a valid fishing license from either state to fish certain areas of the state, as defined below. In all of Lake Barkley and on Kentucky Lake outside of the applicable area, competitors must carry a valid fishing license issued by the state(s) in whose waters they fish.

From the Kentucky Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Page 15

On Kentucky Lake, anglers with either a valid Kentucky or Tennessee sport fishing license may fish from Eggner’s Ferry Bridge (U.S. 68 and Hwy. 80) in Kentucky south to the Governor Ned McWhorter Bridge (U.S. 79 and Hwy. 76) in Tennessee. This includes all embayments and tributaries, except the Blood River embayment in Kentucky. Anglers must abide by the fishing regulations of the state in which they are fishing.

From the 2016 Tennessee Fishing Guide, Page 43

Each state will recognize the sport fishing licenses for the other state on the portion of Kentucky Lake south of the Eggners Ferry Bridge (US 68 & Hwy. 80) in Kentucky and north of the Governor Ned McWherter Bridge (US 79 & Hwy. 76) in Tennessee. This includes all embayments and tributaries within this portion of Kentucky Lake except the Blood River embayment. Blood River embayment shall be defined as a straight line between opposite points where the embayment connects to the main body of Kentucky Lake. A sport fishing license holder from either state may fish from the bank or attach legal sport fishing trot or limb lines in this described portion of Kentucky Lake.
     Sport fishing license holders shall abide by the regulations of the state in whose waters they are fishing. Wildlife enforcement officials in either state shall have the right to inspect the licenses, permits, catches and equipment of any person on this portion of Kentucky Lake subject to the laws of either state.

Other sources of fishing and boating regulations:

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National Championship Qualified Anglers Roster

Competitors in KBF-directed competition and in KBF Partner organizations qualify for slot(s) in the 2017 National Championship:

  • The top 20 places at the 2016 National Championship
  • The top 20 places at the 2016 KBF OPEN on Kentucky Lake (we intended 10 but originally announced 20, so we’re honoring that and qualifying the top 20)
  • The top 10 places at the other two KBF OPEN Series tournament during 2016 (West Virginia and Toledo Bend)
  • The top 5 places at each KBF TRAIL Series tournament
  • The single top KBF Member in each KBF Regional Challenge (and other KBF Challenge identified as a “Qualifying Event”)
  • The top 10 KBF Members at the MSKA Flood Relief Tournement (Non-members have two weeks from date of award to join KBF, or their slot rolls down to the top alternate in that event.)
  • From 2 to 10 top anglers from each KBF Partner organization through a process of their own choosing (e.g., top 10 in AOY rankings)
  • Other anglers from Qualifying events and trails, by special arrangement with KBF Management

In any case, if a competitor qualifies for a slot at the 2017 National Championship and has previously qualified in another Challenge or Tournament, then the slot rolls down to the first not previously qualified alternate. For example, if Bob Smith qualifies at the 2016 KBF OPEN because he was in the top 10 and later comes in first in the KBF-RC1605 Southeast Region KBF Challenge, then since he already qualified the slot will be offered to Ed Jones, who placed second. If Ed, too, previously qualified, then the slot rolls on down to the next highest ranking competitor in that event.

Qualification “roll-downs” are not retroactive; that is, if a competitor qualifies in an OPEN and later qualifies in a Challenge, KBF does not go back to the earlier OPEN and roll that slot down to the next alternate. Slots roll down only in the competition in which a previously qualified competitor qualifies again.

All TRAIL and KBF Regional Challenge competitors are KBF Members. KBF OPEN competitors may be non-Members. If a competitor in a KBF OPEN or other qualifying event, like a KBF Partner championship or AOY competition, is NOT a KBF Member at the time he is awarded a qualifying slot, he has two weeks from the award date in which to join KBF. If he chooses not to do so, then the slot is rescinded and rolls down to the highest-placing unqualified competitor in the same event.

Example: If Kim Jones qualifies in the KBF OPEN in West Virginia and is not a KBF Member at the time, then he has two weeks in which to join KBF. If he decides not to join in that two-week window, then the qualification is withdrawn and the slot is offered to the top down-ranked alternate who has not previously qualified.

Below is a list of KBF Members who qualified during 2016 for 2017 KBF National Championship slots through (a.) KBF Challenges and Tournaments and (b.) KBF Partner awards. This list was updated on December 26, 2016 and includes qualified slots up through the Black Bass Friday KBF Challenge. It also includes anglers who qualified through the following KBF Partner organizations and by certification for the 2016 KBS Classic:

  • Arkansas Kayak Anglers
  • Arkansas State Championship
  • BGYM Snowball Classic
  • Bluegrass Yakmasters
  • Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail
  • California Kayak Bass Fishing
  • Carolina Kayak Anglers
  • Central Tennessee Kayak Anglers
  • Clarksville Area Kayak Fishing Group
  • Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series
  • Indiana Kayak Anglers
  • Kayak Bass Fishing TN
  • Kayak Bass League
  • Kayak Fish the Great Lakes
  • Kayak Fishing Ohio
  • Kayak Tournaments.com
  • Long Island Kayak Bass Fishing
  • Mid-Atlantic Kayak Bass Fishing
  • Mountain State Kayak Anglers
  • MSKA Flood Relief Tournament
  • New York Kayak Bass Fishing
  • North East Kansas Kayak Anglers
  • Oklahoma Kayak Anglers
  • Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing
  • Peach State Kayak Anglers
  • Reel Krazy Kayak Fishing Tour
  • Show Me Kayak Fishing Assn
  • Southern Middle TN Kayak Anglers
  • Sweetwater Trail
  • Tennessee State Championship
  • Tennessee Valley Kayak Anglers
  • West TN Bass Yakkers

Aaron Kimbler: KFO
Aaron Miller: 1604KRC-MS
Aaron Roberts: OKBF
Aaron White : MAKBF
Adam Riser: KBFTN
Adam Shepard: BGYM
Adam Street: 2016KBFNCVDC
Aidan Darlington: IKA
Al Hicks: KBSClassic
Alan Wiedmeyer: 2016KBFNC
Allen Lee Starling: RKKFT
Amos Hicks: MSKAFRT
Andy Middleton: RKKFT
Andy Thompson: 2013KBFOPENONSC1607ONS1608
Andy Thompson Jr: 1607KRC-SEONS16081608KRC-BSBTSBC-SEONS1609
Anthony Caldwell: MSKAFRT
Anthony Notarobertas: LIKBF
Anthony Rinehart: 2016OPENWVA
Anthony Shingler: CAKFG
Amanda Dalton: ONS1609
Ashley Ault: WTBY
Atif Goodman: KBL
Austin Lilly: 2016OPENWVA
Barry Davis: KBSClassic
Bear (William) Wenzel  : MAKBF
Ben Lowry: BBFC-TN
Ben Smith: MSKA
Benjamin Adrien: KBFOPENTB
Benny Williams: 2016KBFNC
Blace Hutchens: 2016OPENWVA
Blake Smith: KBSClassicST
Blayne Housh: OKA
Bob Bogdal: 2016OPENKYLK
Bob Strempek: 1608KRC-BS
Brad Andrews: VDC
Brad Richardson: MSKA
Brandon Humbertson : MAKBF
Brandon Jessup: MSKAFRT
Brandon Sorg: KBFTRAILDH
Brandon Tagayun: MSKA
Brandon Utley: KBSClassic
Brandon Wamsley: MSKA
Brandon Watson: KBFTTRAILG
Brent Lanier: MSKAFRTKBSClassic
Brian Aliff: 1604KRC-EC2016OPENWVABTSBC-EC
Brian Baulsir: NYKBF
Brian Butcher: 2016OPENWVA
Brian Butterfield: 1605KRC-EC
Brian Cornelison: OKBF
Brian Crystaloski: KBSClassic
Brian Freshwater : MAKBF
Brian Hillman: KBSClassic
Brian Reynolds : SMTKA
Brian Slone: MSKAFRT
Brian Tacy: BGYM
Brian Wisner: 1606KRC-MN1610KRC-MN
Brock Spencer : BKFT
Brodey Lehman: MSKA
Bronson Locklear: WTBY
Bryan Bostic: MSKAFRT
Bryce Bradley: KBFTN
Buddy Vance: MSKA
C.J. Scott: WTBY
Cameron Debity: KBSClassic
Carl Pride: SMKFA
Carson McBride: AKA
Casey Reed: ONSC1606BBFC-MS
Chad Crow: BBFC-GA
Chad Harris: CTKA
Charles Hudgens TVKA
Charles Williams: KBSClassic
Chris Alkire: 2016KBFNC
Chris Blake: ST
Chris Conder: CTKA
Chris Gravely: K&GKBSClassic
Chris LeMessurier: KFTGL
Chris Madrazo: CTKA
Chris Padgett: RKKFT
Chris Rios : MAKBF
Chris Schafer: MSKA
Chris St Pierre: KFTGL
Chris Watts: 1610KRC-MN
Chris Whitehill: 1608KRC-WC
Christian Martin: KBSClassic
Christian McKenzie: KBFTRAILOH
Christopher Anglin: KBFOPENTB
Christopher Hannegan : BKFT
Chuck Bieller: KBSClassic
CJ Scott: KBSClassic
Clayton George: NYKBF
Cody Harter: KBFTN
Copeland Still: 2016OPENKYLK
Cord Dyer: TNCHMP
Corey Caywood: BGYM
Coy Lehman: MSKA
Craig Richardson: AKA
Dallin Swenson: 2016KBFNC
Daniel Bragg: KBFTRAILDH
Daniel Keeton: BTSBC-SE
Danny Bales: 1610KRC-SE
Danny Bell: BKFT
Dave Thompson : MAKBF
David Adlington : MAKBF
David Golding: K&G
David Neace: BGYMSC
David Wall: WTBY
Declan McDonald: AKA
Denny Romero: CKA
Derek Jamison: NEKKA
Derrick Bostic: KBFTN
Derrick Daniels Sr: 1610ONS
Dirk Venn: CKBF-N
Don Thompson: GLKFS3
Don Yates: TVKA
Donnie Jones: 1605KRC-SEMSKAFRT
Drew Blair: BBFC-MS
Drew Russell: KBSClassic
Duc Tran: KBSClassic
Dustin Good: KT.COM
Dustin Matthews: CKA
Dwain Batey: AKA
Dwayne Walley: KBSClassicKBF-TD
Dylan Crystaloski: 2016OPENKYLK2016KBFNCKBSClassic
Dylan Jones: KBFTN
Eddie Adams: 2016OPENWVA
Edward Neely: 1608KRC-NE
Eric Atkins: KBSClassic
Eric Siddiqi: 1608KRC-ECKBSClassic
Erik Greywitt: TNCHMP
Ernie Williams: CKBF-N
Everett Park: KBFTTRAILWKBSClassic
Forrest Short : KT.COM
Garrett Campbell: TNCHMP
Gary Kasper: 2016KBFNC1606KRC-WC
Gary Rosenberg: KBL
Gary Stephens: 1609KRC-WC
Gene Bohannon: KBSClassic
George Lobb IV: KBL
Glenn Landstrom: BGYM
Glenn Miller: 1609KRC-EC
Grant Carston: 1606KRC-NCKBSClassic
Greg Phipps: CAKFG
Guillermo Gonzalez: 2016OPENKYLK2016KBFNC
Hans Bentz: SMKFA
Henry Veggian: 2016OPENKYLK
Holton Walker: KT.COM
Hunter Michael: 2016OPENWVA
Ivan France: IKA
Jack Eames: 1604KRC-WS
James Findley: MSKAFRT
James Francis: BBFC-MN
James McCoy: 1605KRC-TXONSC1606
James Tankersley: KBSClassic
James Workman: 1610KRC-MS
Jamie Dabbs: MSKAFRT
Jamie Denison: 2016OPENKYLK2016KBFNC1604KRC-MS1606KRC-MS2016OPENWVA
Jared Meadows: 2016OPENWVA
Jarrad Saffle: SMKFA
Jason Adams: KBSClassic
Jason Alford: RKKFT
Jason Barnes: RKKFT
Jason Carr: KBSClassicWTBY
Jason Duong: 1609KRC-NW
Jason Glover: CTKA
Jason Hopper: RKKFT
Jason Kincy: AKA
Jason Prevatte: 1609KRC-MS
Jason Scapanski: ONSC16061606KRC-BS
Jason Underdown: AKA
Jason Welker: 1607KRC-EC1608KRC-EC1609KRC-EC
Jason Willis: KBFOPENTB
Jay Allen: 1608KRC-SEKBSClassic
Jay Suhsen: 1607KRC-NCKBSClassic
Jedediah Plunkert: MAKBF, KBSClassic
Jeff Fader: VDC
Jeff Goodwin: KBFTRAILOH
Jeff Hawj: OKA
Jeff Her: KBSClassic
Jeff Isham: MSKAFRT
Jeff Malott: AKAKBSClassic
Jeffrey Hall: 2014KBFOPEN
Jeffrey Wills: MSKA
Jeremy Curtiss: 1605KRC-NC1606KRC-NC1607KRC-NC1608KRC-NC1609KRC-NCKBSClassic
Jeremy Johnson: KBF-TN
Jeremy Miller: 1608KRC-NW
Jeremy Smith: MSKA
Jerry Cornelius: KBSClassic
Jerry Emmons: WTBY
Jesse Wade: 2018 KBF-NC – EC
Jim Clark: 1605KRC-SE
Jim Davis: KBSClassic
Jim Flowers : 2016OPENKYLK
Jim Harding: KBSClassic
Jim Lor: 2016KBFNC
Jim Smith: BBFC-SE
Jim Ware: 1607KRC-SE
Jim Williams: VDC
Jimmy Dean Walters: BGYM
Jimmy Houser: 1607KRC-MS
Jody Queen: 1608KRC-MS2016OPENWVA1610KRC-MS
Joe Colgrove: 1604KRC-NC
Joe Maione: MDCFDC
Joe Readye: 1604KRC-CA
Joe Tiller: BKFT
Joey Montgomery: ONS1608KBSClassic

Joey Sullivan: CKA
John Bradford: KBFOPENTB
John Diniz: KBSClassic
John Evans: AKA
John Gillespie: 2016OPENWVA
John Ladd: CKA
John Petro: NYKBF
John Rapp: 2016KBFNCKBSClassic
Jonathan Boles: KBFOPENTB
Jonathan Lessmann: KBFTTRAILGMSKAFRTKBSClassic
Jordan Marshall: KBSClassic
Jordan Ross: KBSClassic
Jordon Ross: MSKA
Joseph Palmer: 1606KRC-EC
Josey Stone: NEKKA
Josh BIrthisel: MSKA
Josh Crabtree: KBFTRAILDH
Josh Duffel: KBFOPENTB
Josh Lutze: NEKKA
Joshua Bennett: GLKFSDKBSClassic
Joshua Boothe: SMKFA
Joshua Evans : MAKBF
Joshua Howell: BGYM
Joshua Jordan: 2016OPENWVA
JR Mocaby: 1608KRC-EC
Justin Arnold: KBSClassic
Justin Coon: SMKFA
Justin Hanson: 2016KBFNC2016OPENWVA
Justin Long: IKA
Justin Phillips: AKA
Justin Templin: 2016KBFNC
Ken Shippy: NEKKA1609KRC-WC1610KRC-WC
Ken Wood: 1607KRC-NE1609KRC-NE
Kenny Hood: 1607KRC-NW
Kevin Morris: MSKAFRT
Kevin Will: 1610KRC-WC
Kevin Workman: 2016KBFNC
Kirk Gossett: CKBF-S
Kurt Hommel: NYKBF
Kurt Smits: BKFT
Kyle Zemke: 1610KRC-NW
Lanny Watkins: KBSClassic
Larry Anderson: KBSClassic
Larry Nolan: CAKFG
Lee Ward: 1609KRC-SE
Lou Martinez: MAKBF
Luis Villegas: LIKBF
Mario Ceja: MSKAFRT
Margaret O’Reilly, KFTGL
Mark Campbell: 1605KRC-NE1607KRC-NE1608KRC-NE
Mark Davis: WTBY
Mark Ferguson: KBFTRAILDH
Mark Pendergraf: KBSClassic
Marshall Yarbrough: KBFTN
Martin Toomey: BBFC-BS
Marty Hughes: 1606KRC-WC
Mathew Frentress: KBSClassic
Matt Ball: 2016KBFNC
Matt Campbell: 1609KRC-MN
Matt Church: 1609KRC-BS
Matt Cunningham: CTKA
Matt Eikenberg: KBSClassic
Matt Gibson: IKA
Matt Hawj (Yan Her): CKA
Matt Muscarello: KBL
Matt Skelton: KBSClassicWTBY
Matt Stehle: 2016OPENKYLK
Matthew Brannon: 1605KRC-CAMSKAFRTONS1608
Matthew Case: KBFTRAILOHONS1608
Matthew Chapman: 1608KRC-MN
Matthew Cunningham: KBSClassic
Matthew Flett: VDCKBSClassic
Matthew Penwright: OKA
Matthew Schaefer: 2016OPENKYLK
Matthew Scotch: 2016KBFNCKBFOPENTBKBSClassic
Matthew Williams: GLKFS4
Melody Isaacs: SMKFA
Michaeal Kroeger: BGYM
Michael Cates: 2016OPENKYLKONS1608KBFOPENTBKBSClassic
Michael Elrick: BBFC-NE
Michael Lavoie: CKBF-N
Michael Lawhon: 1610KRC-EC
Michael Ray: 1610KRC-BS
Michael Sandlin: KBSClassic
Michael Surrette  : MAKBF
Micheal Tincher: MSKA
Mike Densel: IKA
Mike Elrick: KBSClassic
Mike McKinstry: 1610KRC-NC
Nam Nguyen: 1609KRC-NC
Nathan Naturile: CKA
Neil Farley: BKFT
Nicholas Chin: OKBF
Nick Lester: 2015KBFOPEN1607KRC-MNKBSClassic
Nick Matthews: IKA
Noah O’Reilly: KFTGL
Paul Gula: KBL
Patrick Aliff: MSKA
Patrick Randolph: MSKA
Patrick Tharp: BTSBC-EC
Patrick Weaver: MSKA
PC Hawj (PorChoua Her): CKA
Peter Black: GLKFS1
Quinton Echols: KFO
Randall Farley Sr.: OKA
Rebecca Golden: KBSClassic
Richard Compton: KBL
Richard Hutchinson: OKA
Richard Jones: 1605KRC-MS
Richard Ofner: KFTGLKBSClassic
Richard Ranieri: LIKBF
Richey Hatfield: WTBY
Richie McMichael: NEKKA
Rick Goff: MSKA
Rick Rowland: CKA
Rick Sacca: LIKBF
Ricky Smith: KBFOPENTB
Robbie Arand: NEKKA
Robert Barnett: KT.COM
Robert Clobes: BBFC-MN
Robert Harris: KBSClassic
Robert Lauber: KBFTRAILOH
Robert Null: KBSClassic
Robert Pickering: 1606KRC-NE
Robert Secondi: KBL
Robert Weiker: KBSClassic
Roberto Gonzalez: 1607KRC-BS
Rocky Ly: 1604KRC-SE
Ron Champion: 2016KBFNCKBFTRAILOH1605KRC-SEKBSClassic
Ronnie Bouchard: NYKBF
Russell Johnson: 2016OPENWVAKBSClassic
Russell Rutledge : WTBY
Ryan Hulsey: 2016OPENKYLK
Ryan Lambert: 2016KBFNC
Scott Birchfield: KBSClassic
Scott Drescher: KBSClassic
Scott Reynolds: NYKBF
Scott Shaw: KBL
Sean Worrell: ONS1608
Seth Lassitter: RKKFT
Shae McCord: ONS1608KBSClassic
Shane McIntyre: KBFTN
Shane Williams: KBFTRAILOH
Shane Young: RKKFT
Shaun Flanagan: GLKFS5
Shaun Pryor: KBSClassic
Shaun Wood: KBL
Shawn Skidmore: BKFT
Shayne Raynes: MSKA
Shelly Efird: 2016KBFNC
Simon Tapprich: SMKFA
Stephen Bowne: MSKA
Stephen Nesler: KBSClassic
Steve Carroll: 1606KRC-WS
Steve Nagle: BGYMSC
Steve Owens: TVKA
Steven Wortz: KBSClassicBBFC-EC
Stewart Venable: 1606KRC-SEKBSClassic
Stuart Vrieze: KBSClassic
Susie Magarity: KBL
T.J. Strong: BGYM
Tammi Collins: KBFOPENTB
Terry Bowman: KBFTN
Terry Brown: 1610KRC-SE
Terry Daniel: SMTKA
Terry Elkins: KBSClassic
Terry Smith: KBSClassic
Thomas Case: MDCFDC1607KRC-SEONS16081608KRC-SEKBSClassic
Thomas Hill: MSKA
Thomas Williams: KBFTRAILDHKBSClassic
Tim Beers: BTSBC-BS
Tim Bresnan: LIKBF
Tim Isaacs: VDC
Tim Perkins: 2016KBFNCVDC
Tim Sabella: K&G
Tim Thao: K&G
Tim Turcotte: BGYMSC
Timmy Synarong: KBFTN
Titus Dominguez : KBL
TJ Strong: BGYM
Tom Michael: 2016OPENKYLK
Tom Monahan: 1605KRC-WS1607KRC-NW1609KRC-NW1610KRC-NW
Tom Mullins: MKFS
Tommy Xiong: CKA
Tony Bryant: VDC
Tony Hobbs: KBSClassic
Tony Lam: GLKFS2
Tony Uselman: CKAKBSClassic
Tony Yang: K&GKBSClassic
Toufue Moua: 1608KRC-NC
Travis Belcher: BKFT
Travis Ueke: SMKFA
Trent Harris : WTBY
Trey Delk: MSKA
Tyler Medley: SMTKA
Tyler Strickland: KBSClassic
Tyson Peterson: 2016KBFNC
Wayne Butler: CKA
Wayne Greyling: BGYMSC
Wesley Harrell: KBFNC
Wesley Smallwood: KT.COM
William Durboraw: 1604KRC-MN1606KRC-MNMSKAFRT1607KRC-MN1609KRC-MN
William Pulsifer: 1605KRC-MN
Wynell Stone: TVKA
Zack Bishop: ONS1609
Zack McElveen: RKKFT
Zack Rush Turner: RKKFT

Entry Fee Waiver for Multiple Qualifications

KBF Members who take first place in a KBF One Night Stand Challenge AND have enrolled in the KBF BONUS BUCKS program before that competition receive a KBF National Championship Entry Fee Waiver.

KBF Members who qualify for the 2017 KBF National Championship three times during 2016 calendar year, two of which were earned by placing first in KBF Regional Challenges, will have their entry fees waived.



Do we all start together in the same place or scattered all over the lakes?
We have no group or shotgun start in this tournament. Competitors launch kayaks at any public-access point on Barkley (west of the Red River mouth) or KY Lake (north of I-40), and they may launch as early as they wish. Most competitors will drive to the place where they intend to launch, arriving around 5 a.m. to unload, set up, launch, and paddle to where they want to fish in order to be in place 5-10 minute before making their first cast at 6 a.m. They’ll load up and drive back to the Henry County Fairgrounds in time to get in the judges check-in line at Tournament HQ by 4:00 p.m.