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2020 KBF TRAIL – Potomac River I & II

June 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020


Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series presented by Dee Zee at the Potomac River is sponsored by Ketch Products.

VENUE HOST Stafford, Virginia – Tour Stafford Virginia

KBF PARTNER HOST —NVKBA (Northern Virginia Kayak Bass Anglers)

CONTACTS — Report issues, questions, or early departures to:
Tournament Coordinator: Michael Ortega
Email:  michael.ortega.tech@gmail.com
Phone: (717) 538-9524

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY  — Before registering for and competing in this event, one must have paid his 2020 KBF Competitor, 2020 KBF Pro, 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.

REQUIRED PERMITS — A valid Virginia or Maryland fishing license. Potomac River Fishing License Reciprocity information is available at the following url: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/reciprocal-licenses

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

ELIGIBLE WATER — Potomac Tributaries as far as one may paddle/float from them, plus any canal, creek, channel or slough connecting them [Map]
• Compete on:
> The tidal Potomac River – Woodrow Wilson (495) Bridge, south to Harry Nice (301) Bridge
• Off Limits: 
> Chopawamsic Creek (due to not being accessible via main river)
> Any water posted off-limits
• LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water, except off-limits area as stated above

Boat Ramps for Stafford County: https://share.threshold360.com/map/p4km87

TOURNAMENT HQNone. This will be a virtual tournament, so competitor will not assemble for report in or awards.

EVENT SCHEDULE  (all times Eastern Time Zone)

  • Thusday, June 11
    8:30 PM Mandatory Video Captains Meeting live streamed on the KBF Business Facebook Page (recorded for later viewing)

TOURNAMENT 1, Saturday

  • Friday, June 12
    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, June 13
    Prefishing deadline: 12:00 AM
    Registration Deadline: 12:00 AM
    Earliest Launch Time: 5:00 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 5:30 AM
    Sunrise: 5:45 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 1:30 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 2:00 PM
    TourneyX Check Out Deadline: 2:00 PM


  • Saturday, June 13
    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]
  • Sunday, June 14
    Prefishing deadline: 12:00 AM
    Registration Deadline: 12:00 AM
    Earliest Launch Time: 5:00 AM
    Competition Starts/Lines In: 5:30 AM
    Sunrise: 5:45 AM
    Competition Ends/Lines Out: 1:30 PM
    Photo Upload Deadline: 2:00 PM
    TourneyX Check Out Deadline: 2:00 PM

• 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.

Northern Virginia Kayak Bass Anglers

LODGING: Look here for area hotels: https://tourstaffordva.com/stay/
Note: KBF Members save 20% at Red Roof 

Ketch Products
Realtree Fishing
Dee ZeeThe Truck Accessories People
• YakAttack Make it Yours!
• Diatract Sense Surge Technology
• Power-Pole Total Boat Control
• FishUSAAmerica’s Tackle Shop
• ProTechNet Security for Kayak & Gear
• Tactacam Share your fishing trip
• Dakota Lithium Go further. Last longer. Play harder.

• Appomattox River Company

• Line Out Custom Tackle
• Jake’s Bait & Tackle
• YakAttack
• Yak-Power
• NinjaBassCo.
• Reelsnot

• Catoctin Creek Custom Rods
• FeelFree
• Torqeedo
• Solar Bat
• Amped Outdoors
• Rogue Fishing Co.

Fishing licensing web pages for VA/MD/DC:
Virginia Licensing: https://gooutdoorsvirginia.com/
Maryland Licensing: https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal
DC Licensing: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

100% Payout of Net Entry Fees (gross Entry Fees less TourneyX and PayPal fees)
25% of Net Entry Fees Awarded in Big Bass Brawl
75% of Net Entry Fees awarded to top 10% in standings

KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL — KBF and KBF Sponsors off cash bonuses to KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program participants finishing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at each KBF TRAIL Series tournament. See the chart on this page for ll sponsors and qualifying products or conditions. To be eligible, one must register in the KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program, finish in a top-three spot, and present photos, taken on competition day, to the tournament coordinator of your qualifying product. Those photos must then be emailed or texted to KBF staff for the tournament results post nad for sponsor promotion in social media. See KBF BONUS BUCKS web page for full details.

TRAIL Series Mystery Bass BONUS BUCKS — This special opportunity for KBF BONUS BUCKS–TRAIL participants starts at $50 and grows with each TRAIL Series Tournament until claimed, and then it starts over at $50. To win, one must be in the KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL program and be the first to upload a photo of randomly-chosen score in a randomly-drawn hour, and that photo must still be on the NRS Leader Board at end of competition.

2020 KBF AOY Points — 2020 KBF 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 a Competitor must Check Out at his take-out point from eligible water using the TourneX Pro App “Check Out” function
Registrants who fail to Check Out on the TourneyX Pro App are awarded 60 Registration Points.

• 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Championship — Top 25%, minimum 10
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational — 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
• 2021 KBF National Championship — Top 25%, minimum 5

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]

June 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Payout Chart


Stafford, VA United States + Google Map