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2020 KBF Challenge Series Championship

October 7 - October 8

2020 KBF Challenge Championship

2020 FishUSA KBF Challenge Series Championship presented by NRS Fishing on Lake Guntersville

    Marshall County Conventions & Visitors Bureau welcomes KBF to Lake Guntersville. For information about the local area, places to stay, restaurants, etc.
    visit marshallcountycvb.com. Here are a few important points that will help us all keep our community and visitors healthy:
    • Alabama is under a mandatory mask order. Please keep your mask with you at all times. Restaurants, hotel lobbies, retail stores all require a mask for entry.
    • We ask that anglers and family members wear masks within the weigh-in area and other public areas and maintain 6 feet distance when possible.
    • Our hotels and campgrounds promise to provide a clean, safe stay for all guests with extra precautions taken during this time.
    • We do recommend that you reserve your hotel room or campsite as soon as possible if you plan to participate in the tournament. Lake Guntersville has been a popular destination during the last few months and rooms/campgrounds are booking quickly.
    • All tournament activities will take place at Lake Guntersville State Park. The lodge and campgrounds are great options for overnight stays.
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    • KBF Membership (2020 Ambassador, Competitor, Pro Membership or Lifetime Membership) is required to register for and compete in this event.
    • Registrants must have qualified by:
    > Finishing in FIrst Place in KBF Challenges from October 2019 through September 2020, or…
    > Finishing in the top 50 in Challenge Points in their Challenge Region (based on state of residence), or…
    > Finishing in the top 5 in Challenge Points in their state of residence, or…
    > Making the “Cut-line,” i.e., earning 2,000 or more Challenge Points in their top four 2020 KBF Challenge Series finishes from October 2019 through September 2020. (See “Cut-line Award” below.)
  5. EVENT RULES — By registering for this event, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the terms, conditions, and provisions of the KBF Competition Rules Standard and event-specific rules on this Event Page.
  6. REQUIRED PERMITS — Each competitor must have a resident or non-resident Fishing License that is valid for the waters in which he fishes (Alabama and/or Tennessee).
  7. EVENT ID CARD — An official KBF Identifier Card wtih the proper Event ID Code must appear in each photo submitted for scoring. Codes are posted on the KBF Website Identifiers page and appear in the TourneyX Pro App dashboard at 7PM the evening before competition. No substitutes. Click to open a PDF file, printable, with 8 KBF Event Cards. [More Information]
  8. ELIGIBLE WATER — Lake Guntersville plus tributaries as far as one may paddle/float from them, plus any canal, creek, channel or slough connecting them, and the Hiawassee River to
  9. LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water.
  10. TOURNAMENT HQLake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976
  11. EVENT SCHEDULE (Central Daylight Time)
    • Tuesday, October 6
      • 4:00 PM—Prefishing deadline
      • 4:00 PM—Sign-in Opens at Tournament HQ
      • 6:00 PM—Captains meeting & Event Identifer Cards distribution
      • 7:00 PM—Event ID Code Release
      • 8:00 PM—Sign-in Resumes until 9:00 PM
    • Wednesday, October 7 – DAY 1 COMPETITION
      • 5:00 AM—Late Arrival Sign-in at HQ
      • 5:00 AM—Earliest Launch Time
      • 6:30 AM—Competition Start/Lines In
      • 6:45 AM—Sunrise
      • 2:30 PM—Competition End/Lines Out
      • 3:00 PM—Photo Upload Deadline
      • 4:00 PM—Report-in Deadline
      • Report-in Location: Tournament HQ
    • Thursday, October 8 – DAY 2 COMPETITION
      • 5:00 AM—Earliest Launch Time
      • 6:30 AM—Competition Start/Lines In
      • 6:45 AM—Sunrise
      • 2:30 PM—Competition End/Lines Out
      • 3:00 PM—Photo Upload Deadline
      • 4:00 PM—Report-in Deadline
      • Report-in Location: Tournament HQ
      • Night of Champions Awards Ceremonies to follow
    • Format: CPR (Catch-Photo-Release) Tournament in which bass are photographed on an approved measuring board, with the Event ID Code on a visible KBF Idenitifier Card in the picture, and uploaded via the TourneyX Pro App
    • Event ID Code: a 3-character alpha-numeric code is displayed on the KBF Event ID web page at 7 PM the evening before competition and in the TourneyX Pro App dashboard at the “Event ID Code release time above. Print that code legibly in ink on a KBF Identifier Card. [Printable 8-up PDF] [Info]
    • Minimum bass length: 12.00″
    • Maximum Number of Fish Remaining on Leader Board: 5 (no limit to the number you can submit; fish with lower scores are automatically replaced by those with larger scores.
    • TourneyX: Live Leaderboard: [Link]
    • KBF Competition Rule Standard: [Rules]
    • Waiver & Release Online Form: [Submit Online]
    • Withdraw/Refund Request: [Link]
    • Dispute Submission: [Link]

VENUE HOST Marshall County, Alabama Convention & Vistors Bureau

LODGING: KBF Members save 20% at Red Roof 

CONTACTS — Report issues, questions, or early departures to:
Tournament Director: Joe Haubenreich
Email:  joe@kayakbassfishing.com
Phone: (615) 456-7123

• 100% Payout of Net Entry Fees
(gross Entry Fees less TourneyX and PayPal fees), plus…
Hold-back fund
accumulated throughout the 2020 Challenge Series season, plus
Cut-line Award:
$5 from the dues of each 2020 KBF Ambassador Member goes into a “Cut-line Award” fund. This will be equally divided among the top 20 who, taking into account their top four Challenge finishes from 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2020, achieved a total of 2,000 Challenge Points or more (the “Cut-line”). For example, if there are a thousand 2020 Ambassador Members by 10/6/2020, then $5,000 will be divided 20 ways, and each of the top 20 Cut-line Qualifiers will receive $250. If there are 2,000 Ambassador Members by that date, the award doubles to $500 each.

• 2021 Dee Zee KBF The TEN — The 2020 Challenge Series Champion earns a spot on The TEN 2021 roster.
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational — 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place are also invited to compete in the 2021 TENvitational.
• 2021 KBF National Championship — Top 10%, minimum 25 qualify for next year’s KBFNC
Note: Qualifications do not roll down if awarded to a competitor who has already qualified.

EVENT RESULTS PUBLICATION — Following a 24-hour dispute window, during which scores and judgments may be challenged, results are reviewed and approved by KBF Management and then posted on the KBF Rosters and Rankings page.

• Registration Period ends at midnight (11:59 PM Central Time) on Monday, October 5
• Requests to cancel registration must be submitted via KBF’s Withdraw & Refund Request online form. Deadline TBD.

PAYOUTS & IRS FORM W-9 — Payments are processed after event results are finalized and all disputes have been resolved, but no sooner then three days after end-of-competition. Each Competitor awarded a cash prize must have an IRS FORM W-9 on file with KBF. [Details and instructions]




Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge
1155 Lodge Dr
Guntersville, AL 35976 United States
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