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KBF State Challenge May 2018

May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

2018 KBF State Challenge

Event Rules Addendum
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Note: Event Rankings & Results were removed temporarily to correct payout for May 2018. UPDATED VERSIONS HAVE BEEN POSTED.  We intended payouts a 1 place for 5-19, 2 for 20-29, 3 for 30-39, etc. but misstated the payout structure below. Payouts will be as shown here and will be corrected for June and following months. 

  1. Venue: Nationwide, in both United States & Canada
  2. Tournament Director: Richard Penny
    Email: richard@kayakbassfishing.com
  3. Format: 1-month CPR online “virtual” tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System
  4. Concurrent KBF Events:
    • KBF State Challenges, (All) May 2018
    • KBF Southeast OPEN, Santee Cooper, May 4–5
    • KBF National Challenge, Momanem, May 12
    • KBF National Challenge, Armed Forces, May 19
    • National Challenge, One Night Stand, May 25–26
    • KBF TRAIL, Mozingo Lake, MO, May 12
    • KBF TRAIL, Miss. River, La Crosse, WI, May 19
    • KBF TRAIL, Lake Saint Clair, MI, May 26
    • KBF TRAIL, Toad Fest on the Marsh, May 27
  5. Competition Rules & Conditions of Participation: By registering, Competitor affirms that he has read, understands, and as a condition of participation in the Event agrees to abide by KBF Competition Rules, which are in two parts:
    • The “KBF Competition Rules Standards,” including a “Release and Indemnification Agreement” and a “Copyright and Use of Images Agreement.”
    • The specific rules and restrictions outlined in this “KBF Event Rules Addendum.”
    • Note: Minimum length of bass scored: 12 inches
    • KBF Rules are authoritative, taking precedence over all information presented on Tournament Management System (TMS) or in social media, video recordings, oral presentations, and other information sources.
  6. Eligibility:
    • Minimum Registration Threshold for this event to take place is five (5) eligible KBF Members.
    • KBF Member-only Event. Only 2018 KBF Annual Members and KBF Lifetime Membership who paid their dues by midnight the night before start-of-competition are eligible to compete in this event, win cash prizes, earn KBF AOY Points, bonuses, and qualify for the 2019 KBF National Championship. [Membership Info] [Join KBF]
    • Multiple Concurrent State Challenges: Competitors are not restricted to signing up to compete only in their state of residence but may sign up for and compete in as many concurrent KBF State Challenges as they wish, providing they have valid fishing licenses and/or comply with all regulations for each state in which they fish. Prize winners must be prepared to submit proof of regulatory compliance.
  7. Entry Fee and Procedures
    • Entry Fee: $25
    • All Entry Fees must be paid before Registration Deadline through TourneyX with PayPal account debit or by check/debit card.
    • To register and pay the Entry Fee: (a.) log into TourneyX, (b.) navigate to the Event Page or click the dashboard’s “Register for Tourney” button and select the event from the drop-down menu, (c.) check a box that indicates agreement with and commitment to abide by all Rules, Competition Terms and Conditions, and terms of the Liability Release and Waiver Agreement, and then (d.) click the “REGISTER” button.
    • Entry Fee includes a $5 per-person TourneyX user fee and PayPal Transaction Fee of 2.9% plus 30¢ (Total $6.03).
    • The remainder of Entry Fee is divided, with most going into the Event Prize Fund for distribution as cash prizes by rank, and a portion into the KBF 100 Challenge Championship Prize Fund, to be awarded at End on the Bend in October.
    • Entry Fee Refunds will be issued up to one week prior to event upon request emailed to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com
  8. Event ID Code
    • At the time shown below, a KBF Identifier Card with an Event ID Code will appear in Competitor’s TourneyX Dashboard. Print it for use in competition, or write the Event ID Code on a blank KBF Identifier Card.
    • KBF Identifier Card Sheet PDFEach KBF Identifier Card has six boxes or “fields,” permitting one Card to serve for up to six concurrent events. Preprint a sheet of 8 identifier blank cards by clicking this link: [KBF Identifier Forms PDF].
    • Using a permanent marker, write the Event ID Code in the Bottom-left field (Box D) or, if already filled, in an another box on the bottom row.
  9. Eligible Water:
    • Digital photos for any KBF State Challenge may be submitted only for bass caught from public-access waters for which a fishing license from that state (or states, if combined) is authorized. Competitors in combined states may submit bass caught in either/any of the combined states, providing they have a valid fishing license for the water of the state(s) in which they fish.
    • Bordering States’ Reciprocal Fishing License Agreements: On some state boundary waters, a reciprocal licensing agreement between the bordering states allows anglers with valid fishing licenses issued by one state to legally fish specific waters through which the border passes and sometimes in water well within the neighboring state’s borders. A competitor catching a bass in water covered by such an agreement may submit the same photo of that bass in both State Challenges, assuming he registered for both. For example, the boundary between Louisiana and Texas runs down through Toledo Bend Reservoir. Those two states’ reciprocal license agreement permits Texas and Louisiana residents with a valid fishing license issued by either state to fish from a boat anywhere on Toledo Bend. Therefore, a Competitor fishing the Louisiana KBF State Challenge may submit photos of bass caught in Texas areas of the lake and vice versa. The same photo may also be eligible for submission to other concurrent KBF Special Challenges and Tournaments, if permitted by the rules for those other events. Be sure to read reciprocal agreement regulations carefully; they vary state-to-state. Some pertain only to residents, while others to all license holders, both residents and non-residents.
  10. Boundaries: See “Eligible Water,” above
  11. Launch Points: Sites that comply with the KBF Definition of Public Access
  12. Captains Meeting: View pre-recorded information in a Virtual Captains Meeting on YouTube.
  13. Species: Black bass, all species
  14. Event Schedule: Unless otherwise noted, all times are the predominant time zone for the state, or one fairly central for merged states or provinces.
    • Monday, April 30
      • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released
      • 11:59 p.m.: Deadline to Register for Event
      • 11:59 p.m. CDT: Deadline to join KBF and be eligible to compete, win prizes, earn AOY Points, and qualify for the 2019 KBF National Championship
      • 11:59 p.m. CDT: Deadline to enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS and be eligible for bonuses
    • Tuesday, May 1
      • 12:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
    • Friday, May 31
      • 11:59 p.m.: End-of-competition; lines out; photo upload deadline
  15. Scores and Ranking: Event ranking is determined by the total score (length, adjusted by penalties for infractions, if applicable) for up to five photos that remain beside Competitor’s name on the Leader Board after Event judging and verification is complete.
  16. Cash Prizes:
    • Cash prizes are rounded to the nearest dollar.
    • 10% of field pay-out. One cash prize is paid for every ten registrants. (For 5-10 Competitors one places pays. Two places pay for 11-20, three for 21-30, etc.).
  17. KBF BONUS BUCKS: Depending on number of registrants, bonuses are paid in addition to cash prizes to 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd Place finishers if they are enrolled in KBF’s contingency awards program no later than midnight CST the evening before competition. [Info] {Enroll]
    • 25-49 Registrants: $30 to 1st place if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 50-74 Registrants: $40 to 1st, $30 to 2nd if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 75-99 Registrants: $50 for 1st, $40 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BB
    • 100+ Registrants: $80 for 1st, $60 for 2nd, $40 for 3rd, if enrolled in KBF-BBKBF Challenge Series BONUS BUCKS
  18. 2018 KBF AOY Points
    • 2018 KBF Angler of the Year points will be awarded to all KBF Members who register for this event.
    • Active Participants’ AOY points will range from a maximum of 300 Points down to 60 in increments of no more than eight (8), with each angler’s ranking determined by his score.
    • KBF AOY points from this event will be categorized as  “Challenges” Points on the KBF AOY Points chart and will count toward KBF 100 Challenge Championship eligibility.
    • 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 required “0.01-inch” photo of an empty measuring board, will be awarded 30 Registration Points.
  19. 2019 KBF National Championship Qualification: Awarded to top 10% of field, rounded to the nearest 10, minimum one at 10+ registrations. If recipient has previously qualified, the award does not roll down.
    • 10-14 Registrants (rounds to 10): 1st place qualifies
    • 15-24 Registrants (rounds to 20): 1st and 2nd qualify
    • 25-34 Registrants (rounds to 30): 1st, 2nd, 3rd qualify
    • 35-44 Registrants (rounds to 40): 1st through 4th qualify (etc.)
  20. Reward Distributions: a 48-hour Dispute Period commences when Event judging and review are complete and the Tournament Director announces preliminary results. When all disputes have been resolved, no sooner than 48 hours later, prizes, bonuses, AOY Points and KBFNC qualifications are finalized and posted on this page. Cash prizes are then distributed via PayPal Funds Transfer using the email address provided by Competitor during event registration. If KBF requires that a Competitor provide an IRS FORM W-9, prize distribution to that Competitor will occur after the completed, signed and dated form is received.