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2020 KBF Pro Tour – Pickwick, Wilson, Wheeler

December 31, 2020

$250

To safeguard our members and host communities’ residents, this event has been postponed. KBF’s goal is to reschedule it for a date later in 2020. If this can be done in coordination with KBF Partner clubs and other circuits, and considering host and sponsorship support, site availability, and CDC recommendations, we will communicate new plans as soon as possible.

We should consider contingency plans in case travel and assembly restrictions are reimposed this fall, in case we need to cancel the October 7-9 events.

Realtree Fishing KBF Pro Tour presented by Dee Zee at Pickwick, Wilson and Wheeler

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY  — Before registering for and competing in this event, one must have paid his 2020 KBF Competitor or KBF Lifetime Member Dues. KBF will make reasonable efforts to contact Non-members prior to competition to inform them that they are ineligible for prizes and awards unless they pay their KBF Member dues before start-of-competition or upon contact.

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.

EVENT ID CARD — An official KBF Event ID Card with 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 6PM the evening before competition. No substitutes. Click to open a PDF file, printable, with 8 KBF Event Cards. [More Information]

ELIGIBLE WATER —
• COMPETE on Pickwick, Wilson and Wheeler Lakes and tributaries listed below plus tributaries as far as one may paddle/float from them, plus any canal, creek, channel or slough connecting them. [Map]
> Lake Pickwick
> Lake Wilson
> Lake Wheeler

• LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water. 
• RIVER BASSIN’ LAUNCH POINTS and Boundaries:
> On creeks like Shoal Creek (Wilson Lake) and Little Bear (Tennessee River/Pickwick Lake), fish as far as one can float/paddle the watercraft, per KBF Competition Rules.
> Wheeler: last upstream put-in point on the Elk River is the Cheatham Road bridge west of Fayetteville.
> Wheeler, upstream boundary on the Tennessee River is Guntersville Dam.
> Wheeler: last upstream put-in point on the Flint River is the Ryland Road Kayak Launch.
> Wheeler: A dirt ramp upstream of the Lee Highway bridge is the upstream put-in point for the Paint Rock River.
> Pickwick, the boundary is Scruggs bridge at the mouth of Yellow Creek. See Google My Maps on this page.

TOURNAMENT HQ — Florence Coliseum, 702 Veterans Dr, Florence, AL 35630

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Friday, (all times Central Time Zone)
    Prefishing deadline: 4:00 PM
    Event ID Code Released on TourneyX Pro App Dashboard and KBF Website: 7:00 PM
    View virtual captains meeting video on KBF Facebook Page [Link]
  • Saturday,
    Registration Deadline: 5:30 AM
    Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 6:30 AM
    Sunrise: 6:52 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 3:00 PM
    Report-in Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Report-in Location: Tournament HQ
  • Sunday,
    Earliest Launch Time: 6:00 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 6:30 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 2:30 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 3:00 PM
    Report-in Deadline: 4:00 PM
    Report-in Location: Tournament HQ, with awards to follow

EVENT INFORMATION
• 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:
– Create a TourneyX Account: [Register for Free Account]
– Download TourneyX Pro App: [Apple] [Android]
– TourneyX FAQ: [TourneyX Help]
– TourneyX Live Leaderboard: [Link]
• KBF Competition Rule Standard: [Rules]
• Waiver & Release Online Form: [Submit Online]
• Withdraw/Refund Request: [Link]
• Dispute Submission: [Link]
• Payout Model: See chart on this page.

SPONSORS
 Realtree Fishing
Dee Zee, The Truck Accessories People
Dakota Lithium
YakAttack US-made Kayak Gear & Accessories
Diatract Sense Surge Technology
Power-Pole
FishUSA, America’s Tackle Shop
ProTechNet
Tactacam

VENUE HOST Florence/Lauderdale CVB

LODGING: KBF Members save 20% at Red Roof 

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

CASH PRIZES
100% Payout of Net Entry Fees (gross Entry Fees less TourneyX and PayPal fees)
25% of Net Entry Fees held back for Pro Tour Championship
75% of Net Entry Fees awarded to top 10% in standings

BERKLEY CAST FOR CASH — Competitors in this event are eligible to win $150 or $100 from Berkley. [Details, Rules, and Register]

2020 KBF PRO AOY Points — 2020 KBF PRO Angler of the Year points are awarded to all eligible KBF Members who register for this event.
Active Participant AOY Points range from a maximum of 600 Points for First Place down to 120, dropping five (5) points with each step down in rank (e.g., 1st 600, 2nd 595, 3rd 590, 4th 585…)
To be considered an Active Participant, submit at least one photo or use the TourneX Pro App “Check In” function on eligible water.
Registrants who fail to Check In on the TourneyX Pro App are awarded 60 Registration Points.

QUALIFYING FOR ADVANCEMENT
2020 KBF Pro Tour Championship — Top 10%, minimum 10
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational — 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
• 2021 KBF National Championship — Top 10%, minimum 5

When qualifications for events listed above are percentage-based, numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. For example, at 10%, minimum 5
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.

Qualifications do not roll down if awarded to a competitor who has already qualified.

PUBLISHING EVENT RESULTS — Following a 24-hour dispute window, during which scores and judgments may be challenged, results are finalized and posted on the KBF Rosters and Rankings page.

PRIZE PAYOUTS & 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]

Venue

Florence Coliseum
702 Veterans Dr
Florence, AL 35630 United States
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