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KBF State Challenge October 2020

October 1, 2020

2020 KBF State Challenge

FishUSA KBF Challenge Series presented by NRS Fishing

VENUE — Each month, KBF sets up State Challenges in provinces and states where five or more KBF Members are most likely to register and compete. States can be added upon request to the Tournament Director. For October, competition includes the following states:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Canada.

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY  — Before registering for and competing in this event, one must have paid his 2020 KBF Ambassador, 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. There are no minimum age limits; however all competitors under age 18 must be supervised at all times during competition by either a parent or guardian or by an adult designee.


  1. 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. KBF Rules are authoritative, taking precedence over all information presented in social media, TMS, oral presentations, and other information sources.
  2. Entry Fee — $35, which must be paid prior to registration by PayPal account or credit/debit card. (See CASH PRIZES, below, to see how that fee is broken out in payments.)
  3. Entry Fee Refunds will be issued up to one week prior to event upon request emailed to accounting@kayakbassfishing.com
  4. 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.
  5. Waiver & Release Online Form — Each competitor must fill out and submit a Waiver & Release form. [Submit Online]
  6. Format — 21-day CPR (catch-photo-release) online “virtual” tournament using the TourneyX Tournament Management System.
  7. Number of Photos Scored — There’s no limit to the number you may submit; fish with lower scores are automatically replaced by those with higher scores. The score of all photos remaining on the NRS Leader Board at end of competition (up to five in this Challenge) are added to give each Competitor’s score.
  8. Minimum length of bass scored — 12 inches
  9. Minimum Number of Registrants — At least five (5) KBF Members must register for this event to proceed. If fewer than five register, then state will be merged with another nearby state having similar black bass characteristics. States merged after March remain merged for the remainder of the season.
  10. Event ID Card — An official KBF Identifier Card with the proper Event ID Code must appear in each photo submitted for scoring. Use a permanent marker to write the Event ID Code in any field or box on the KBF Identifier Card. 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]
  11. Eligible Water — Digital photos for any KBF State Challenge may be submitted only for bass caught from public-access waters for which the competitor is legally authorized to fish, and for which he complies with all regulations. Competitors in multi-state or multi-province groups may submit bass caught in either/any of the combined states or provinces, providing they comply with all regulations (e.g., have a valid fishing license, meet boat permit requirements) for the water in which they fish.
  12. Launch Points — Put in at sites that comply with KBF’s Definition of Public Access
  13. 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.
  14. 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 Regional 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.


  • Wednesday, September 30
    • 7:00 p.m.: Event ID Code Released; displays on TourneyX dashboard (browser) and KBF Website.
  • Thursday, October 1
    • 12:00 a.m.: Deadline to Register for Event
    • 12:00 a.m.: Deadline to join KBF and be eligible to compete
    • 12:00 a.m.: Start-of-competition; first cast
  • Wednesday, October 21
    • 11:59 p.m.: End-of-competition; lines out; photo upload deadline

Create a TourneyX Account: [Register for Free Account]
Download TourneyX Pro App: [Apple] [Android]
TourneyX FAQ: [TourneyX Help]

Waiver & Release Online Form: [Submit Online]
Withdraw/Refund Request: [Link]
Dispute Submission: [Link]

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CONTACTS — Report issues or questions to:
Series Director: Amanda Brannon
Email: joe@kayakbassfishing.com

See 2020 KBF Challenge Payout Chart
100% Payout of Net Entry Fees (sum of all Entry Fees less $5 TourneyX and $1.31 PayPal per registrant)
25% of Net Entry Fees ($7.50 per registrant) is held back for 2020 KBF Challenge Series Championship
Big Bass Prize — From $20 (for five registrants) up to $50 (for 8 or more; see Payout Chart) will be awarded to the KBF Member who submits the highest-scoring bass of the Challenge. Ties are broken by upload time stamp, with the prize going to the one whose photo was submitted earliest in the Challenge.
Remainder is awarded to top 10% in standings

2020 Challenge Points — 2020 Challenge points are awarded to all eligible KBF Members who register for this event.
Active Participant Challenge 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 submit an “Empty Measuring Board” photo that meets all photo requirements (except no fish).
Registrants who fail to submit a photo are awarded 60 Registration Points.

• 2021 KBF Challenge SeriesChampionship (Oct 7-9, 2021, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA) — Top 25%, minimum 1
• 2021 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational (Jan 28-29, 2021, Kissimmee Chain, FL) — 1st Place
• 2021 KBF National Championship (Oct 7-9, 2021, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA)) — Top 25%, minimum 1

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 Standings page.

PRIZE PAYOUTS & FORM W-9 — Cash prizes are paid via PayPal Funds Transfer to the email address provided by Competitor during event registration. 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 should have an IRS FORM W-9 on file with KBF. [Details and instructions]


October 1, 2020
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