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2019 KBF TRAIL Series Championship La Crosse, WI

October 18 - October 19


This KBF TRAIL Series Championship Tournament is restricted to 2019 KBF Competitor Members and Lifetime Members who qualified in KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments and Regional Finals during 2019. It is sponsored by Torqeedo.

Join KBF: kayakbassfishing.com/join
Event Overview: 2019 KBF TRAIL Series
Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/440432913353646/
Register for Event ($150): tourneyx.com/app/tourney/201910-kbf-trail-championship
Register for Big Bass Brawl ($50): https://shopkbf.com/products/kbf-big-bass-brawl-oct-2019-la-crosse-wi
Register for KBF BONUS BUCKS-TRAIL: shopkbf.com/products/2018-kbf-bonus-bucks-trail

KBF Event Rules Addendum

This is an addendum to the KBF Competition Rules Standards and covers rules, restrictions, and details specific to this event only.

  1. Series Director: For withdrawal notices and refund requests, rules & judging questions, and dispute processing, contact:
    • TBD
  2. Captains Meeting: An optional Captains Meeting will be held at Tournament HQ Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Competitors unable to attend must watch the Virtual Captains Meeting video. All competitors are required to attend a Captains Meeting on Friday (in order to obtain Saturday Event Identifier Cards).
  3. Tournament HQ: Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Road, Onalaska, WI 54650. Phone: 608-781-9566
  4. Eligible Water and Launch Location(s): Black River and the Mississippi River, Pools 7, 8, and 9, and any sloughs, backwaters, and tributaries up/down which one can float/paddle to/from the Mississippi and Black Rivers (see KBF Competition Rules Standard for more information)
  5. Eligibility: KBF Membership is required, either 2019 KBF Competitor Membership or KBF Lifetime Membership. Also, registrants must have qualified in 2019 KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments or 2019 KBF TRAIL Series Regional Finals.
  6. Competition Rules: KBF Rules are in two parts: By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by
    • the KBF Competition Rules Standard (including the Release and Indemnification Agreement and Copyright and Use of Images Agreement) and the KBF Event Participation Terms and Conditions, and 
    • the specific rules outlined in the KBF Competition Rules Addendum on this page.
  7. Event Schedule
    • Thursday, 10/17 – Prefishing Day
      • 5:00 p.m.: Prefishing Deadline
      • 6:00 p.m.: Registration Deadline; Captains Meeting at Tournament HQ
      • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code appears on TourneyX (browser dashboard) and on KBF Website Event ID Code page
    • Friday, 10/18
      • 7:23 a.m.: Sunrise
      • 6:30 a.m.: Earliest launch
      • 7:00 a.m.: Competition Start Time/First Cast
      • 3:00 p.m.: End of Competition/Lines Out
      • 3:30 p.m.: Photo upload deadline.
      • 5:00 p.m.: Competitor Check-in Deadline; all anglers must check in at location TBD. Pick up Saturday Identifier Card.
      • 6:00 p.m.: Friday Captains Meeting
    • Saturday, 10/19
      • 7:23 a.m.: Sunrise
      • 6:30 a.m.: Earliest launch
      • 7:00 a.m.: Competition Start Time/First Cast
      • 1:00 p.m.: End of Competition/Lines Out
      • 1:30 p.m.: Photo upload deadline.
      • 3:00 p.m.: Competitor Check-in Deadline; all anglers must check in with staff at Tournament HQ. Awards Ceremony to follow at Tournament HQ.
  8. Entry Fee and Registration Procedures
    • Sign up and pay the Entry Fee on TourneyX
    • Entry Fee Amount: $150
    • Entry Fee Transfers—Not allowed for this event.
    • Entry Fee Refunds—Email Registration Refund requests to the Series Director at the email address given above. See KBF Competition Rules Standard for additional details.
  9. Optional Big Bass Brawl
    • KBF Member-only side-pot, limited to competitors in the KBF TRAIL Series Tournament.
    • $50 Entry Fee
    • Register and pay Entry Fee through the KBF Online Store at any time until start of competition.
    • Prizes: Overall Big Bass $500 with two daily $500 and eight hourly $50 prizes each day (doubled to $100 for the Golden hours). Mystery bass pays an extra $50 to KBF BONUS BUCKS participant.
    • Rank is determined by the single highest-scoring bass of each hour. If submitted by a Brawl participant, then he wins the hourly prize. If submitted by a competitor not participating in the Brawl, the prize is added to the next hour.
    • Ties are broken based on upload time.
  10. Prizes—Payout to top 10% of the field. A Chart will be posted here; the number of places and amounts are dependent on registrations.
  11. KBF BONUS BUCKS will be awarded on behalf of KBF Sponsors at this event to the competitor who finishes in first place AND is enrolled in KBF BONUS BUCKS and meets the following eligibility standards. KBF cash bonuses are available to KBF BONUS BUCKS-TRAIL participants who finish in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.2019 KBF BONUS BUCKS TRAIL ChartCompetitors who claim BONUS BUCKS prizes must present qualifying products to the Tournament Director after Awards Ceremony. An event photographer will photograph the Competitor with qualifying products for verification and marketing purposes. Multiple qualifying products may appear in the same photograph. KBF BONUS BUCKS Program participants grant permission for KBF to use photos in marketing the sponsors, in promoting KBF BONUS BUCKS and for all post-event press releases and social media reports. No additional compensation shall be provided for the use of photography and video by KBF or the program sponsors. Bonus distributions will processed only after eligibility has been documented by photos and IRS Form W-9 submitted (as described below).
  12. Mystery Bass BONUS BUCKS—This special bonus, starting at $50, grows with each TRAIL Series Tournament until claimed and then starts over at $50.
    a. KBF uses Research Randomizer to generate a random photo score between 15.00″ and 24.00″
    b. At the event, a competition hour (1–8) is drawn at random from a sack (e.g., Hour 3…. or Hour 7)
    c. The TD identifies all photos that exactly match the Mystery Bass score and that were submitted during the randomly selected competition hour. Ties are broken in favor of the first competitor who submitted a photo of that score. A $50 bonus (or the amount to which the bonus has grown by that event) is awarded if the competitor who submitted that photo it is enrolled in KBF BONUS BUCKS-TRAIL.
    d. If a Mystery Bass Bonus is unclaimed at a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament, then the bonus is added to the bonus at the next one. For example, if a $50 bonus is unclaimed, the next week’s Mystery Bass Bonus would be worth $50 + $50. Multiple KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments on the same day all benefit equally, so if there are three such tournaments the following weekend, $100 is up for grabs at all three. The number keeps climbing until claimed…possibly all the way to $1,500 by the last KBF TRAIL Series Regional Final.
  13. 2019 KBF AOY Points
    • 2019 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 1200 Points for First Place down to 240, dropping with each successively lower rank by five(5) points, with each angler’s ranking determined by his score.
    • 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 120 Registration Points.
  14. 2020 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.
  15. 2020 KBF TENvitational Qualification: KBF TRAIL Series Regional Finals are qualifying events for the 2020 KBF TENvitational. Qualifications will be awarded to the top 10% in rank (one for every ten registrants), with a minimum of ten. No roll-downs if awarded to one who has previously qualified.
  16. Publishing of Ranking & Rewards:
    • Preliminary event rankings and rewards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ.
    • Tournament photos and submission details will be visible on NRS Leader Board on TourneyX for public review.
    • A 24-hour Dispute Period commences when the Tournament Director announces preliminary results. When all disputes submitted by Competitors have been resolved—no less than 24 hours later—prizes, bonuses, AOY Points and KBFNC qualifications are finalized and posted on the KBF website’s Rosters & Rankings page.
  17. Cash Prize and Bonus Distributions:
    • Each KBF TRAIL Series Competitor awarded cash prizes or bonuses in 2019 is required to provide KBF with a completed, signed, and dated IRS FORM W-9, even if no information has changed since a form was submitted in previous years.
    • Tournament Directors will distribute the blank forms to cash winners after the awards ceremony and will collect the completed, signed and dated forms and forward them to KBF, which uses information from them to prepare IRS 1099 forms. One copy of each Form 1099 is sent to the IRS and another is provided to Competitor in January for income tax return preparation.
    • After KBF has received the 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.
    • Any competitor who fails to fill out and turn in an IRS Form W-9 at the event may open a blank form on a web browser [link: IRS FORM W-9], fill it out, sign and date it. The completed form may be mailed to:
    Kayak Bass Fishing
    Attn: Lynette Brentlinger
    170 E Main St Ste D #128
    Hendersonville, TN 37073
    …or the Competitor may photograph or scan it and then email the digital photo to Lynette Brentlinger, KBF Customer Care Manager, at shopkbf@gmail.com. Payments will be processed following receipt of the completed IRS Forms W-9. [More information]


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Onalaska Omni Center
255 Riders Club Rd
Onalaska, WI 54603 United States
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