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2018 KBF TRAIL – Toad Fest on the Marsh II, FL

August 25, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

2018 Toad Fest on the Marsh II

This KBF TRAIL Series Tournament is sponsored by NuCanoe, Torqeedo, YETI, YakAttack, Lowrance, APR, BaitCloud, NRS, Power-PoleNINES OpticsBending Branches, and Lucky Tackle Box. Event sponsors are Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks, Seadek, Lowrance, RAM Mounts, and RCI Optics.

Event Rules Addendum
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  1. Venue: Toad Fest on the Marsh, Fellsmere, Florida
  2. Venue Host: TBD
  3. Concurrent KBF Events:
  4. Tournament Director: Jason Broach
    (843) 250-0229
  5. Format: 1-day CPR tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System
  6. Competition Rules & Conditions of Participation: By registering, Competitor affirms that he has read, understands, and as a condition of participation in the Event 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: 8 inches
    • KBF Rules are authoritative, taking precedence over all information presented in social media, TMS, oral presentations, and other information sources.
    • NO wade- and bank-fishing
  7. Eligibility:
    • All kayak bass anglers are welcome to sign up and compete in this Event. KBF Membership is not required to compete for cash prizes.
    • Only 2018 KBF Annual Members and KBF Lifetime Membership who paid their dues by midnight on the day before start-of-competition are eligible to earn KBF AOY Points, bonuses, and qualify for the 2019 KBF National Championship.
    • [Membership Info] [Join KBF]
  8. Registration, Entry Fee and Procedures
    • Entry Fee: $75
    • No cash will be accepted at the event. All Entry Fees must be paid before Registration Deadline through TourneyX with PayPal account debit or by check/debit 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 per-person TourneyX user fee and PayPal Transaction Fee of 2.9% plus 30¢.
    • 10% of Entry Fee ($7.50) is held back to build the 2018 KBF TRAIL Championship Prize Fund.
    • Remainder of Entry Fee goes into the Event Prize Fund, which is distributed as cash prizes by rank. with a portion going into a Big Bass pot.
    • MRT Deadline — Event sign-ups must reach the 30-person Minimum Registration Threshold (“MRT”) by Friday, May 18, 12:00 a.m., 10 days prior to start of competition. Registrations may be Active (Entry Fee Paid) or Inactive (incomplete; Entry Fee not yet paid).
    • Assuming MRT was met, additional registrants must sign up and all Entry Fees paid by the time specified below.
    • If Event fails to meet MRT and KBF cancels the Event, each Registrant’s Entry Fee will be refunded in full.
    • Understanding that until MRT is met the Event is subject to cancellation, Registrant indemnifies KBF and waives all liability on KBF’s part for non-direct or incidental loss (e.g., money spent on lodging reservations, travel, licenses) that result from Event cancellation.
  9. Event ID Code
    • At the time shown below, a KBF Identifier Card with Event ID Code will appear in each competitor’s TourneyX Dashboard. Print that formatted card 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 identifier blank cards by clicking this link: [KBF Identifier Forms PDF].
    • Using a permanent marker, write the Event ID Code in the Top-Right field (Box B) of a printed KBF Identifier Card.
    • If the field specified for this Event is already occupied, write the Event ID Code in an adjacent box.
  10. Eligible Water: Competitor’s choice:
    • Kenansville Lake
    • Farm 13/Stick Marsh
    • Lake Garcia
    • Blue Cypress Lake
    • Fellsmere Lake
  11. Boundaries: Refer to photos at bottom of page.
    • Basic Information
      • All bodies of water encompassed/highlighted in green are ELIGIBLE
      • All canals highlighted in red and areas covered in red are INELIGIBLE.
      • Canals highlighted in pink which connect to/lead into eligible lakes are ELIGIBLE.
      • All potential launch areas are highlighted by blue circles.
    • Specifics and Clarifications
       • In addition to the big lakes, there is a small no-motor pond at the north western corner of Kenansville Lake that is ELIGIBLE. The boat launch is at the south western corner of the pond and Kenansville ramp is at the north western corner of the lake.
      • There is a canal on the western side of Kenansville Lake which is not eligible. Standing at the Kenansville boat ramp, you will see a set of orange buoys; do not cross over those to access the canal.
      • The canal highlighted in pink at the north eastern corner of Kenansville Lake leads into Blue Cypress Lake at its north eastern corner and also leads to the airboat crossings to gain access to the south eastern corner Farm 13 and north western corner of Garcia Lake. This canal is ELIGIBLE; access can be gained by 1) crossing at the aforementioned airboat crossings, 2) crossing at the airboat crossing at the north eastern corner of Kenansville Lake, or 3) entering the canal from the Blue Cypress canal mouth.
      • Fellsmere Reservoir can be accessed along the eastern levee of the Stick Marsh/Farm 13 down to the pump station midway down Farm 13. There is now a “beaten path” access point at the northwestern corner of the lake, but kayaks can be slid down the levee anywhere along the levee north of the pump station that is midway down Farm 13. A kayak cart is helpful as it is nearly a 50-yard walk from that access gate to the closest water’s edge.
      • The canal along the eastern edge of Fellsmere Reservoir is INELIGIBLE.
      • The east-to-west canal at the south end of Fellsmere reservoir which leads to the pump station midway down Farm 13 is INELIGIBLE along with all water south of the canal.
      • The canals on the north and south side of Fellsmere Grade Rd leading to the Stick Marsh boat ramp are INELIGIBLE.
      • At the south eastern corner of Blue Cypress Lake, there is a canal which can potentially connect to the south western corner of Garcia Lake via an airboat crossing. This canal is ELIGIBLE, but complete navigation will likely be limited by excessive vegetation.
      • The canal at the north western end of Garcia Lake which leads to the spillway at the south end of Farm 13 is ELIGIBLE.
      • The canal system and all water east of County Rd 512 adjacent to Lake Garcia are INELIGIBLE.
      • The canal at the south western corner of Lake Garcia which leads to State Rd 60 is ELIGIBLE, up to 500 ft south of the bridge. This would be just beyond the outflow of the spillway discharging from the St John’s • Improvement District (INELIGIBLE), where the canal begins to narrow again just south of the 60 bridge. There is potential to launch at the bridge (depending on water lettuce buildup) and parking is available for 2-3 vehicles near the Fort Drum Marsh Gate just southwest of the bridge.
    • Any further questions regarding boundaries/eligible waters can be addressed by phone, email, or Facebook posts on the tournament page.
  12. Launch Points: All publicly-accessible launch sites that offer public access to eligible water, with restrictions as outlined above
  13. Tournament HQ: Marsh Landing Restaurant, 44 N Broadway St, Fellsmere, Florida 32948
  14. Captains Meeting:Virtual meeting only. If an angler has never fished a KBF Trail event, they are encouraged to also call the tournament director to have a one on one overview of the important rules to help their first Trail event be a success. Anyone in need of blank identifiers can also contact the tournament director to arrange local pickup the night prior to the tournament..
  15. Species: Black bass, all species
  16. Event Schedule (all times are local for the tournament HQ)
    • Thursday, August 16 (10 days prior to Start of Competition)
      • 12:00 a.m. Deadline to meet 30-person MRT
    • Friday, August 24
      • 8:29 p.m.: Prefishing ends (1/2 hour after sunset)

      • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released
    • Saturday, August 25
      • 12:00 a.m.: Registration Deadline
      • 6:00 a.m.: Earliest Launch; (58 minutes before sunrise)
      • 6:30 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast/lines in water
      • 3:00 p.m.: End-of-competition; lines out
      • 3:30 p.m.: Photo upload deadline (Shows on TourneyX as “end of competition” time)
      • 4:00 p.m.: Check in to Tournament HQ. (Late or Failure to check in will result in disqualification.)
  17. Scores and Ranking:
    • The combined length of the five (5) bass caught during competition hours will contribute to each Competitor’s score.
    • Event ranking is determined by the total score (length) for any photo(s) beside each Competitor’s name on the Leader Board when judging and verification is complete.
  18. Cash Prizes:
    • First Place is guaranteed $1,000 minimum.
    • Cash prizes are rounded to the nearest dollar.
    • One cash prize is paid for every ten registrants. (For 30-39 Competitors three places pay. Four places pay for 40-49, five for 50-59, etc.).
  19. Other Prizes: In addition to the 10%-of-field cash payout, sponsor product prizes will be offered to the next two anglers finishing just outside of the money. Other sponsor products will be randomly raffled to remaining anglers who did not place within the money.
  20. KBF BONUS BUCKS: Depending on number of registrants, bonuses are paid in addition to cash prizes to 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd Place finishers if they are enrolled in KBF’s contingency awards program no later than midnight Central Time the evening before start-of-competition. [Info] {Enroll]
    • 30-49 Registrants: $50 to 1st place if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 50-74 Registrants: $100 to 1st, $50 to 2nd if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 75-99 Registrants: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 100+ Registrants: $200 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BBKBF TRAIL Series BONUS BUCKS
  21. 2018 KBF AOY Points
    • 2018 KBF Angler of the Year points will be awarded to all eligible KBF Members who register for this event.
    • Active Participants’ AOY points will range from a maximum of 600 Points for First Place down to 120, dropping with each successively lower rank by no more than eight (8), with each angler’s ranking determined by his score.
    • KBF AOY points from this Event will be categorized as “TRAIL” Points on the KBF AOY Points chart.
    • To be considered an Active Participant, one must upload a photo of a bass that meets scoring standards or, if none were caught, a photo that meets all photo requirements except that the Measuring Board is empty, with a score submitted as 0.01″ (Note: KBF recommends taking such a photo and submitting it at start-of-competition time so Competitor qualifies for at least the minimum Participation Points and to ensure Competitor has an approved measuring board, KBF Identifier Card with Event ID Code, and a functioning digital camera.)
    • Registrants who do not compete, or who fail to upload the empty measuring board “Participation” photo will be awarded 60 Registration Points.
  22. 2019 KBF National Championship Qualification: Awarded to top 10% of field, rounded to the nearest 10, minimum five with 30+ registrations. If recipient has previously qualified, the award does not roll down.
    • 30-54 Registrants (rounds to 50): top 5 places qualify
    • 55-64 Registrants (rounds to 60): top 6 places qualify
    • 65-74 Registrants (rounds to 70): top 7 places qualify
    • 75-84 Registrants (rounds to 80): top 8 places qualify (etc.)
  23. Reward Distributions: A 48-hour Dispute Period begins when Event judging and review are complete and the Tournament Director announces preliminary results. When all disputes have been resolved—no sooner than 48 hours later—prizes, bonuses, AOY Points and KBFNC qualifications are finalized and posted on this page. Cash prizes are distributed via PayPal Funds Transfer using the email address provided by Competitor during event registration. Competitors who win $600 or more, cumulative, during 2018 are required to provide KBF with a completed, signed, and dated IRS FORM W-9. KBF uses information from the W-9 to prepare an IRS 1099 form, a copy of which is sent to the IRS, and another provided to Competitor in January for income tax return preparation. Prize distribution will follow receipt by KBF of Competitor’s IRS Form W-9.

Note: Review relevant information and advice on the 2017 Toadfest on the Marsh KBF TRAIL Facebook Event Page



Marsh Landing Restaurant
44 N Broadway St
Fellsmere, FL 32948 United States
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