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KBF Dee Zee TENvitational 2019

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 am - January 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm EST

Tenvitational 2019

Season Opener for 2019 KBF Competitor and Lifetime Members Only—a World-class tournament on a world-class bass fishing destination

Join KBF: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/join/
Event Overview: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/the-ten/
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/555235911565711/
Register for Event ($200): https://shopkbf.com/products/2019-kbf-tenvitational
Register for Big Bass Brawl ($100): https://shopkbf.com/products/kbf-big-bass-brawl
KBF-Member Lodging Discounts: http://hotels.gametimetravel.com/group-event?id=33096

KBF Event Rules AddendumClick to view Tournament Results

This is an addendum to the KBF Competition Rules Standards and covers rules, restrictions, and details specific to this event only.

  1. Venue Host: Bienville Plantation
  2. Tournament HQ: Bienville Plantation Pavilion adjacent to the Lodge.
  3. Tournament Director: Joe Haubenreich, 615-456-7123
  4. Sponsors: Dee Zee—The Quality Truck Accessory People (Name Sponsor), and Meyer Distributing (Presenting Sponsor)
  5. Eligibility:
    • 2019 KBF Competitor Membership, 2019 KBF Pro Tour Membership, or KBF Lifetime Membership required.
    • Registrants must have won a KBF Challenge in 2016, 2017, or 2018, or placed in the top three in a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament, KBF OPEN Series Tournament, KBF Championship (TRAIL, Challenge, National) or KBF Members-only Special Event (e.g., Bienville Bassin’) from 2015 through 2018.
  6. Competition Rules: KBF Rules are in two parts: By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by
    • the KBF Competition Rules Standards (including the Release and Indemnification Agreement and Copyright and Use of Images Agreement) and the KBF Event Participation Terms and Conditions.
    • the specific rules outlined in the KBF Competition Rules Addendum on this page; and
    • The competitor further agrees to sign a Bienville Plantation waiver and abide by all conditions of use imposed by the venue host.
  7. Event Schedule
    • Tuesday, 11–Tuesday, 1/29: All Bienville Plantation lakes are off-limits for Tenvitational competitors.
    • Tuesday, 1/29
      • 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Check-in and Late Registrations at Tournament HQ
      • 6:00 p.m.: Captains Meeting with door prizes at Tournament HQ (Mandatory. If unable to attend, must be at the make-up Captains Meeting at Tournament HQ on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m.)
      NOTE: No Tuesday Paddle-through
    • Wednesday 1/30
      • 5:00 a.m.: Enter property.
      • 6:00 a.m.: Make-up Captains Meeting for all unable to attend on Tuesday
      • 7:00 a.m.: Earliest launch and Competition Start Time/First Cast
      • 3:00 p.m.: End of Competition/Lines Out
      • 4:00 p.m.: Photo upload deadline. Anglers unable to upload photos and need tournament staff to manually upload them must sign in with event staff at the check-in at HQ by this time with smart phone or camera with USB cable or media card.
      • 4:00 p.m.: Competitor Check-in Deadline; all anglers must have checked in with staff at Tournament HQ.
    • Thursday 1/31
      • 5:00 a.m.: Enter property.
      • 7:00 a.m.: Earliest launch and Competition Start Time/First Cast
      • 3:00 p.m.: End of Competition/Lines Out
      • 4:00 p.m.: Photo upload deadline. (See #7, below.)
      • 4:00 p.m.: Competitor Check-in Deadline; all anglers must have checked in with staff at Tournament HQ.
      • 5:00 p.m. (or as soon as possible thereafter): Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ, starting with Tenvitational, followed by Big Bass Brawl, and then door prizes. Must be present to receive prize(s).
  8. Manual Submission of Digital Photos: The preferred method for submitting digital photos is direct upload from the Competitor’s smart phone to the Tournament Management System (TMS). Because data signal strength on the water ranges from fair to none, Competitors may need to return to cabins or HQ with Wi-Fi to upload photos. If a Competitor cannot upload photos on his own, he must request assistance from KBF Event Staff at Tournament HQ no later than 4:00 p.m. and must be prepared to surrender his smart phone, camera, or cameras’ memory card with USB cable.
  9. Eligible Water & Location
    • Lakes are Purvis, Thomas, and Lake 14. Roads open for our use and launch points for the KBF Dee Zee TENvitational are marked on this map: http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Kayak-Map.pdf
    • N Thomas and S Thomas are joined by a canal and both are eligible water..
    • Stay out of water where the map shows a yellow boundary line around it. (No, there’s not really a yellow tape around the lakes.)
    • Prefishing on eligible waters is prohibited from Tuesday, January 1 through Tuesday, January 29.
    • Water may be accessed from any point; however, roads are traveled by heavy mining equipment and transport, and many road shoulders are soft sand not suitable for driving and parking. If you pull off the road to drag through the brush and across a berm, you risk finding your vehicle mired up to the axels or sideswiped by large construction equipment during your absence.
  10. Entry Fee and Registration Procedures
    • This event is conducted as an online Tournament.
    • Sign up and pay the Entry Fee on the KBF Store
    • Entry Fee Amount: $200. Half of that covers administrative costs and access to Bienville Plantation lakes and half goes to the prize pot.
    • Check-in, Captains Meetings, and awards will be at Tournament HQ.
    • Entry Fee Transfers—Not allowed for this event.
    • Entry Fee Refunds—Refund requests must be received by Tournament Director by email or in writing no later than Tuesday, January 22. All refunds will be assessed a 10% service charge.
  11. Optional Big Bass Brawl
    • KBF Member-only side-pot, limited to competitors in Tenvitational and The TEN.
    • $100 Entry Fee (for all four days, Thursday through Saturday. Fee is not pro-rated if one competes fewer than four days in the Brawl.
    • Entry fee includes two additional days (Fri/Sat) fishing access to Bienville Plantation lakes after the Tenvitational ends.
    • Register and pay Entry Fee through the KBF Online Store. Competitors may sign up at any time until then; however, they not eligible for Brawl prizes until the day following registration.
      • Register by midnight, January 29 to participate all four days.
      • Register by midnight on Wednesday, January 30 to compete only Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
      • Register by midnight Thursday, January 31 to compete only Friday and Saturday.
      • Registration will remain open until Friday night, February 1, at 11:59 PM for those competing on Saturday only.
    • Daily prizes: First Place $1,000 and Second Place $250, totaling $5,000 over four days. (No hourly prizes, as poor data signal in most places means most bass will be uploaded on return to cabins or HQ.)
    • Rank is determined by the single highest-scoring bass submitted by a Brawl participant) pays off $1,000 and the second highest score pays $250, totaling $5,000 over four days.
    • Ties are split, not broken. If two or more are tied for first, then the daily prizes totaling $1,250 will be combined and divided equally. If the tie is for second place, then $250 is divided equally.
  12. Prizes.
    • First place is guaranteed $5,000 and advances to The TEN, which begins the following day. (If first place is unable/unwilling to compete in The TEN, that eligibility does not roll down.)
    • Prize pot will be 50% of total Entry Fee proceeds.
    • Numbers of places and amounts paid out varies with number of participants.
    • KBF AOY Points will not be awarded at this event
    • KBF BONUS BUCKS will not be awarded at this event
    • 2020 KBF National Championship Qualification: 5% of field (one per 20)
  13. Awarding of Prizes
    • Competitors must be present to receive awards
    • Rankings and rewards will be announced at the Thursday evening Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ
  14. Tournament results will be visible on the NRS Leader Board and a report will subsequently will be posted on this page, with a recap on Facebook

Camping & Lodging

Bienville Plantation has a number of large, very comfortable 5-bedroom cabins (actually lodges). KBF Members often go in together to reserve an entire cabin or rent individual 2-double-bed rooms with private baths, sharing the den and kitchen area with other guests. It does not have camping facilities at this time and is not able to offer that option to its guests, but there are many other campgrounds within a relatively short distance.


January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 am EST
January 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm EST
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Bienville Plantation
16673 SE 81st Dr, C R 137
White Springs, FL 32096 United States
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