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2018 Veterans Day Challenge

November 9, 2018 - November 12, 2018

Veterans Day KBF Challenge

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.)
  1. Tournament Director: Richard Penny
  2. Format: 3-day, 72-hour CPR online “virtual” tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System
  3. Concurrent KBF Event:
  4. 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.
  5. Eligibility:
    • Minimum Registration Threshold for this event to take place is five (5) eligible KBF Members.
    • KBF Member-only Event. 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 compete in this event, win cash prizes, earn KBF AOY Points, bonuses, and qualify for the 2019 KBF National Championship. [Membership Info] [Join KBF]
    • Multiple Concurrent Events: Competitors may sign up for and compete in as many concurrent KBF Challenges and Tournaments 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.
  6. Registration, Entry Fee and Procedures
    • Entry Fee: $25
    • 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¢ (Total $6.03).
    • The remainder of Entry Fee is divided, with most going into the Event Prize Fund for distribution as cash prizes by rank, and a portion into the KBF 100 Challenge Championship Prize Fund, to be awarded at End on the Bend in October.
    • Entry Fee Refunds will be issued up to one week prior to event upon request emailed to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com
  7. Event ID Code
    • At the time shown below, a 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 identifier blank cards by clicking this link: [KBF Identifier Forms PDF].
    • Use a bold permanent marker to print the Event ID Code in Box E (bottom-right, or If already filled, in an another box, preferably on the bottom row.
  8. Eligible Water: Digital photos for any KBF Challenge may be submitted only for bass caught from U.S. and Canada public-access waters in which the competitor is legally authorized to fish.
  9. Captains Meeting: View pre-recorded information in a Virtual Captains Meeting on YouTube.
  10. Species: Black bass, all species
  11. Event Schedule (Times shown are the time zone for each regional event, except the membership and Bonus BUCKS enrollment deadlines, which are Central Daylight Time.)
    • Thursday, November 8
      • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released
      • 11:59 p.m.: Deadline to Register for Event
      • 11:59 p.m. CDT: Deadline to join KBF and be eligible to compete and for KBF AOY Points
      • 11:59 p.m. CDT: Deadline to enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS and be eligible for bonuses
    • Friday, November 9
      • 12:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
    • Monday, November 12
      • 11:59 p.m.: End-of-competition; lines out; photo upload deadline
  12. 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 Leader Board after Event judging and verification is complete.
    For each region, 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.
  13. Cash Prizes:
    • Cash prizes are rounded to the nearest dollar.
    • For 5-19 Competitors one places pays, then one more place for every additional ten. Two places pay for 20-29. Three for 30-39, etc.
  14. KBF BONUS BUCKS: Depending on number of registrants in each region, 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 CST the evening before competition. [Info] [Enroll]
    • 25-49 Regional Registrants: $30 to 1st place if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 50-74 Regional Registrants: $40 to 1st, $30 to 2nd if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 75-99 Regional Registrants: $50 for 1st, $40 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 100+ Regional Registrants: $80 for 1st, $60 for 2nd, $40 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BBKBF Challenge Series BONUS BUCKS
  15. 2018 KBF AOY Points will NOT be awarded for this event.
  16. 2019 KBF National Championship Qualification: Awarded to top 10% of field in each region, rounded to the nearest 10, minimum one at 10+ (Changed to 5+ for this Challenge) registrations. If recipient has previously qualified, the award does not roll down.
    • 10 (5)-14 Registrants per Region (rounds to 10): 1st place qualifies
    • 15-24 Registrants per Region (rounds to 20): 1st and 2nd qualify
    • 25-34 Registrants per Region (rounds to 30): 1st, 2nd, 3rd qualify
    • 35-44 Registrants per Region (rounds to 40): 1st through 4th qualify (etc.)
  17. 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. Requests for check payments instead of by PayPal must be submitted by email to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com.
  18. Disputes & Scoring Questions: Within 48 hours of end-of-competition, email Richard Penny, KBF Director of Operations and Challenge Series Director at richard@kayakbassfishing.com. Include (a.) a description of the issue, (b.) the relevant rule, and (c.) a clear explanation of the dispute or discrepancy. All disputes must be submitted within 48 hours of end-of-competition.