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2020 KBF TRAIL Series Championship

October 7 - October 8


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

• 2020 FishUSA KBF Challenge Series Championship Presented by NRS Fishing, October 7-8
• 2020 KBF Top Team Cup Challenge, October 7-8
• 2020 YakAttack KBF National Championship, October 7-9
• 2020 Guntersville KBF BONUS BUCKS/BIg Bass Bucks, October 7-9
• October 2020 FishUSA KBF State Challenge Presented by NRS Fishing, Tennessee and Alabama, October 1-21
Columbus Day 2020 FishUSA KBF Regional Challenge Presented by NRS Fishing, October 9-12

• KBF Membership (2020 Competitor, Pro Membership or Lifetime Membership) is required to register for and compete in this event.
• Registrants must have qualified by:
> Finishing in the top 25% in any KBF TRAIL Series Tournament standings from January through September 2020, or…
> Finishing in the top 50 by 2020 KBF AOY Points in any TRAIL Series Region, or…
> Finishing in the top 200 by 2020 KBF AOY Points overall standings.

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 — 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).

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]

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 downstream from the Hwy 111 bridge.
• LAUNCH from any public-access launch point contiguous with, though not necessarily directly onto, eligible water.

TOURNAMENT HQLake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976

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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Friday, October 9
    • 7:00 PM—Championship Awards Ceremony

• 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]

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VENUE HOST Marshall County, Alabama Convention & Vistors Bureau

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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, PayPal fees, and admininstrative costs) are distributed to the top 10% in event standings.

• 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.

KBF AOY POINTS — 1,200 KBF AOY Points will be awarded for First Place, 1,190 for Second, 1,180 Third, etc., decrementing by 10 points per step down in standings. This is the final opportunity to earn AOY Points that culminate in crowning a 2020 KBF ANGLR of the Year, 2020 KBF Rookie of the Year, and ten anglers who fished their ways onto the 2021 Dee Zee KBF The TEN roster.

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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