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201909 Back to Schooling Bass KBF Regional Challenge

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019


Event Rules Addendum
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  1. Venue: Nationwide, United States and Canada, divided by regions. (Note: Canada will be grouped with Central Region.)
    • NORTHEAST: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is the standard for the Northeast Region, which includes ME, VT, NH, CT, MA, MD, VA, WV, PA, NY, NJ, OH, DE, RI.
    • SOUTHEAST: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is the standard for the Southeast Region, which includes AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN.
    • CENTRAL: Central Daylight Time (CDT) is the standard for the Central Region, which includes all of Canada plus ND, SD, MN, WI, MI, IN, IL, IA, NE, KS, OK, MO, KY. 
    • TX-FL: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is the standard for the Texas-Florida Region.
    • WEST: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is the standard for the West Region, which includes CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, UT, NV, WY, CO, NM, AZ.
  2. Tournament Director: For questions about this event, issues regarding judging, rules, and scoring, and dispute submissions, contact the Series Director:
    • Name: Richard Penny, KBF Director of Operations
    • Email: richard@kayakbassfishing.com
    • Phone: 619-569-3065
    • All disputes of scores & penalties must be submitted using the KBF Dispute & Appeal Web Form.
  3. Format: 3-day, 5-bass, CPR (catch-photo-release) online “virtual” tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System
  4. Concurrent KBF Events:
    • Other four Back to School(ing Bass) Regional Challenges
    • KBF September State Challenges
    • Southeast KBF TRAIL Series Regional Final on Wheeler Lake
  5. Competition Rules & Conditions of Participation: By registering, Competitor affirms that he has read, understands, and as a condition of event participation agrees to abide by KBF Competition Rules, which are in two parts:
    • The “KBF Competition Rules Standards,” including a “Release and Indemnification Agreement” and a “Copyright and Use of Images Agreement.”
    • The specific rules and restrictions outlined in this “KBF Event Rules Addendum.”
    • Minimum length of bass scored: 12 inches
    • KBF Rules are authoritative, taking precedence over all information presented in social media, TMS, oral presentations, and other information sources.
  6. Eligibility:
    • Minimum Registration Threshold for this event to take place is five (5) KBF Members.
    • KBF Member-only Event. Eligibility to register for this Challenge and compete for cash prizes, KBF Challenge Points, and championship qualification is limited to 2019 KBF Competition Members, 2019 KBF AmBASSador Members and KBF Lifetime Members who pay their dues by 12:00 CDT (Central Time) on the first day of competition. [Membership Info] [Join KBF]
    • Multiple Concurrent State Challenges: Competitors are not restricted to signing up to compete only in their state of residence but may sign up for and compete in as many concurrent KBF State Challenges as they wish, providing they have valid fishing licenses and/or comply with all regulations for each state in which they fish. Prize winners must be prepared to submit proof of regulatory compliance.
  7. Registration, Entry Fee and Procedures
    • Entry Fee: $30
    • Prior to the Registration Deadline, Entry Fee must be paid by PayPal account, debit or credit card.
    • To register and pay the Entry Fee: (a.) log into TourneyX, (b.) navigate to the Event Page or click the dashboard’s “Register for Tourney” button and select the event from the drop-down menu, (c.) check a box that indicates agreement with and commitment to abide by all Rules, Competition Terms and Conditions, and terms of the Liability Release and Waiver Agreement, and then (d.) click the “REGISTER” button.
    • Entry Fee includes a $5 TourneyX user fee and a $5 administrative fee that covers judging costs, event management, and the PayPal Transaction Fee of 2.9% plus 30¢.
    • $5 goes to the KBF Challenge Championship prize pot, which is distributed as cash prizes in that October event.
    • The remaining $15 of Entry Fee is distributed as cash prizes by rank. In each Challenge, $25-$50 is awarded as the Challenge Big Bass Prize. See the 2019 KBF Challenge Payout Chart for specific amounts.
    • Entry Fee Refunds will be issued up to one week prior to event upon request emailed to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com
  8. Event ID Code
    • At the time shown below, a 2019 KBF Identifier Card with an Event ID Code will appear in Competitor’s TourneyX Dashboard. Print it for use in competition, or write the Event ID Code on a blank KBF Identifier Card.
    • Each KBF Identifier Card has six boxes or “fields,” permitting one Card to serve for up to six concurrent events. Preprint a sheet of 8 blank 2019 KBF Identifier Cards by clicking this link: [KBF Identifier Forms PDF].
    • Using a permanent marker, write the Event ID Code in any field or box on the KBF Identifier Card.
  9. Eligible Water:
    • Digital photos for any KBF State Challenge may be submitted only for bass caught from public-access waters for which the competitor is legally authorized to fish, and for which he complies with all regulations. Competitors in multi-state or multi-province groups may submit bass caught in either/any of the combined states or provinces, providing they comply with all regulations (e.g., have a valid fishing license, meet boat permit requirements) for the water in which they fish.
    • Bordering States’ Reciprocal Fishing License Agreements: On some state boundary waters, a reciprocal licensing agreement between the bordering states allows anglers with valid fishing licenses issued by one state to legally fish specific waters through which the border passes and sometimes in water well within the neighboring state’s borders. A competitor catching a bass in water covered by such an agreement may submit the same photo of that bass in both State Challenges, assuming he registered for both. For example, the boundary between Louisiana and Texas runs down through Toledo Bend Reservoir. Those two states’ reciprocal license agreement permits Texas and Louisiana residents with a valid fishing license issued by either state to fish from a boat anywhere on Toledo Bend. Therefore, a Competitor fishing the Louisiana KBF State Challenge may submit photos of bass caught in Texas areas of the lake and vice versa. The same photo may also be eligible for submission to other concurrent KBF Regional Challenges and Tournaments, if permitted by the rules for those other events. Be sure to read reciprocal agreement regulations carefully; they vary state-to-state. Some pertain only to residents, while others to all license holders, both residents and non-residents.
  10. Launch Points: Sites that comply with KBF’s Definition of Public Access
  11. Captains Meeting: View pre-recorded information in a Virtual Captains Meeting on YouTube.
  12. Species: Black bass, all species
  13. Event Schedule — All times below are the predominant time zone for the state/multi-state group (EDT, CDT, MDT, or PDT)
    • Thursday, September 5
      • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released; displays on TourneyX dashboard (browser) and KBF Website.
    • Friday, September 6
      • 12:00 a.m.: Deadline to Register for Event
      • 12:00 a.m.: Deadline to join KBF and be eligible to compete
      • 12:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
    • Sunday, September 8
      • 11:59 p.m.: End-of-competition; lines out; photo upload deadline
  14. Scores and Ranking: Event ranking is determined by the total score (length, adjusted by penalties for infractions, if applicable) for up to five photos that remain beside Competitor’s name on the NRS Leader Board after Event judging and verification is complete.
  15. Cash Prizes:
  16. Big Bass Prize: From $25 (for five registrants) up to $50 (for 10 or more; see Payout Chart) will be awarded to the KBF Member who submits the highest-scoring bass of the Challenge. Ties are broken by upload time stamp, with the prize going to the one whose photo was submitted earliest in the Challenge.
  17. Mystery Bass Prize: For each Challenge with 20+ registrants, a Mystery Bass score will be randomly generated each month and, at the end of the event, the competitor with a photo on the NRS Leader Board of (or closest to) that Mystery Bass score will be awarded a $25 KBF Gift Certificate. Ties are broken by upload time stamp, with the prize going to the one whose photo was submitted earliest in the Challenge.
  18. 2019 KBF Challenge Points: Maximum 300, minimum 30 Registration Points, 60 Participation Points (at least one photo submitted, even if of a blank measuring board with identifier card).
  19. 2020 KBF National Championship Qualification: Awarded to top 10% of field, rounded to the nearest 10. If recipient has previously qualified, the award does not roll down.
    • 5-14 Registrants (rounds to 10): 1st place qualifies
    • 15-24 Registrants (rounds to 20): 1st and 2nd qualify
    • 25-34 Registrants (rounds to 30): 1st, 2nd, 3rd qualify
    • 35-44 Registrants (rounds to 40): 1st through 4th qualify (etc.)
  20. 2019 KBF Challenge Championship Qualification: Challenge winner (first place) qualifies to compete in the October 2019 KBF Challenge Championship. If previously qualified, this award does not roll down.
  21. 2020 KBF TENvitational Qualification: Challenge winner (first place) also qualifies to compete in the 2020 TENvitational tournament—an invitational event for KBF’s top-tier competitors. If previously qualified, this award does not roll down.
  22. Challenge Prize Distributions: 
    • Tournament photos and submission details are visible on the TourneyX NRS Leader Board for public review.
    • A 24-hour Dispute Period commences at end-of-competition time. When all disputes submitted by Competitors have been resolved—no less than 24 hours later—prizes, Challenge Points and KBFNC and Challenge Championship qualifications are finalized and will be posted on this page with an event recap on Facebook.
    • Each KBF Competitor awarded cash prizes is required to provide KBF with a completed, signed, and dated IRS FORM W-9, even if no information has changed since one was submitted in previous years. Open a blank form on a web browser [link: IRS FORM W-9], fill it out, sign and date it. Then mail it to: 
    Kayak Bass Fishing
    Attn. Lynette Brentlinger
    170 E Main St Ste D #128
    Hendersonville, TN 37075
    …or photograph or scan it, and email the digital photo to Lynette Brentlinger, KBF Customer Care Manager, at shopkbf@gmail.com.
    • KBF uses information from the IRS Form W-9 to prepare IRS 1099 forms, a copy of which is sent to the IRS and another to the Competitor in January for income tax return preparation.
    • After KBF has received the completed, signed and dated Form W-9, it will distribute cash prize and bonus payments via PayPal Funds Transfer to the email address provided by Competitor during event registration.


September 6, 2019
September 8, 2019
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