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2018 KBF Western OPEN – Clear Lk, CA

August 24, 2018 - August 25, 2018

2018 KBF Western OPEN

Event Rules Addendum
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  1. Venue: Clear Lake, Lakeport, CA
  2. Venue HostCalifornia Kayak Bass Fishing and Yak-A-Bass
  3. Tournament Director: Richard Penny
    Email: richard@kayakbassfishing.com
    Phone: 619-569-3065
    Assistant: James Snyder 209-642-0206
  4. Tournament HQ: Konocti Vista Casino Resort, Marina & RV Park (RV park spaces 72–74)
    2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport, CA 95453
    Phone: (707) 262-1900
  5. Format: 2-day CPR tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System
  6. Concurrent KBF Events:
    • 201808 CA KBF State Challenge – August 2018
  7. 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: 12 inches
    • KBF Rules are authoritative, taking precedence over all information presented in social media, TMS, oral presentations, and other information sources.
    • Lighting is required for all kayaks launching prior to sunrise (6:32 a.m.).
  8. 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.
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  9. Entry Fee and Procedures
    • Entry Fee: $150 + optional $25 KBF Big Bass Brawl side pot (enter on KBF Online Store.) https://kbfstore.com/products/kbf-big-bass-brawl?variant=7485561896996
    • 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 (non-members also check the Admin Surcharge box), 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¢.
    • Remainder of Entry Fee goes into the Event Prize Fund, a portion of which is awarded as a Big Bass prize, with the rest distributed as cash prizes by rank.
    • Entry Fee Refunds up to one week prior to event upon request emailed to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com
  10. 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.
  11. Eligible Waters: Clear Lake, Lakeport, CA
  12. Boundaries: The main lake and all sloughs, tributaries, and waterways that can be reached by paddling/floating in one’s watercraft from it (no portaging or dragging across obstructions to enter isolated water).
  13. Launch Points: Launch anywhere on Clear Lake at any time, no lines in water before start-of-competition. Lighting is required for all kayaks launching prior to sunrise.
  14. Captains Meeting
    • Competitor may attend a briefing at Tournament HQ at the time given below; or
    • Competitor may view pre-recorded information in a Virtual Captains Meeting on YouTube.
  15. Species: Black bass, all species
  16. Event Schedule (all times are PDT)
    • Thursday, August 23
      • 8:00 p.m.: Prefishing ends
      • 8:00 p.m.: Event Registration Deadline
      • 8:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released
    • Friday, August 24
      • 5:30 a.m.: Earliest Launch; registration deadline
      • 6:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
      • 2:00 p.m.: Lines-out; end-of-competition
      • 2:30 p.m.: Manual submission deadline (must be in line NLT 2:30 at Tournament HQ if assistance is required).
      • 3:00 p.m.: Photo upload deadline (this is the “end” time reported on TourneyX) and Check in. Check in is required at Tournament HQ; late or failure to check in will result in denial of all photos for Day 1. Day 2 identifier code will be announced following Check-In.
    • Saturday, August 25
      • 5:30 a.m.:

      • Earliest Launch; registration deadline
        • 6:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
        • 2:00 p.m.: Lines-out; end-of-competition
        • 2:30 p.m.: Manual submission deadline (must be in line NLT 2:30 at Tournament HQ if assistance is required).
        • 3:00 p.m.: Photo upload deadline (this is the “end” time reported on TourneyX) and Check in. Check in is required at Tournament HQ; late or failure to check in will result in denial of all photos for Day 1. Food Provided by Rubio’s Coastal Grill
        • 4:00 p.m.: Awards. Following the Awards presentation, stick around and enjoy Reggae on the Lake presented by Konocti Vista Casino. Featuring En Young., with Inna Vision, Jus Goodie and True Zion. More information to follow. Gates open at 5pm. Outside at the hotel lawn. Bring your own lawn blanket.  BBQ and full bar available.  Free family event.
  17. Scores and Ranking:
    • The combined length of up to ten (10) bass over two days (five bass on Day 1 plus five bass on Day 2) will contribute to each competitor’s score.
    • Event ranking is determined by the total 2-day 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 $5,000 minimum.
    • Cash prizes are rounded to the nearest dollar.
    • 10% of field pay-out. One cash prize is paid for every ten registrants. (For 100-109 Competitors ten places pay. Eleven places pay for 110-119, twelve for 120-129, etc.).
    • Minimum $25 will be paid for the Event’s Big Bass, with ties broken by 2nd biggest bass.
  19. KBF BONUS BUCKS: [Info] [Enroll]
    • BONUS BUCKS for first place is worth $5,000 regardless of the number of registrations. Bonuses for other positions in rank start at 100 registrations. The number and amounts depend on registration levels.2018 KBF OPEN BONUS BUCKS
  20. 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 twelve (12), with each angler’s ranking determined by his score.
    • KBF AOY points from this Event will be categorized as “OPEN” 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 required “0.01-inch” photo of an empty measuring board, will be awarded 60 Registration Points.
  21. 2019 KBF National Championship Qualification: Awarded to top 10% of field, minimum 20, rounded to the nearest 10. If recipient has previously qualified, the award does not roll down. Examples:
    • 50-204 Registrants (rounds to 200): top 20 places qualify
    • 205-214 Registrants (rounds to 210): top 21 places qualify
    • 215-224 Registrants (rounds to 220): top 22 places qualify
    • 225-234 Registrants (rounds to 230): top 23 places qualify (etc.)
  22. Reward Distributions: A 48-hour Dispute Period commences 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 then distributed via PayPal Funds Transfer using the email address provided by Competitor during event registration. If KBF requires that a Competitor provide an IRS FORM W-9, prize distribution to that Competitor will occur after the completed, signed and dated form is received.


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