Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup Presented by YakAttack at Lake Ouachita, Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Sponsors: Dee Zee Quality Truck Accessories, YakAttack, FishUSA, Bass Pro Shops, Jackson Kayak, Bonafide Kayaks, Dakota Lithium, Polaris, and B&W Trailer Hitches
- Two days of kayak competiton: Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Location: Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Arkansas in conjunction with the Aug 8-11 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton.
- Entry Fee: $500 per person (one per watercraft)
- Payout to top 10% of field.
- Prize fund is 100% of net FLW/KBF Cup Entry Fees (gross minus TourneyX/PayPal fees) plus hold-back from FLW/KBF Open
- Eligibility: all registrants must be FLW Competitor Members (in order to post photos and win prizes and rewards. (FLW Competitor Membership is included with 2019 KBF Pro Tour Registration)
- Members must be 18 years of age or older to register and compete.
- Qualification is by invitation only, extended to the following:
– Dee Zee 2019 FLW/KBF Open Presented by YakAttack at Nickajack Lake top 100 (top 20 win free entry)
– 2019 KBF National Championship top 100 (top 10 win free entry)
– Top 10 from each KBF TRAIL Series Tournament through July 31, 2019
– KBF Pro Tour top 50 in 2019 KBF AOY ranking through July 31, 2019
- See list of qualified anglers at KBF Rosters & Rankings.
- Register on TourneyX:2019 FLW/KBF Cup Hot Springs
- Event details & Rules: kayakbassfishing.com/event
Lake Ouachita Selected to Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup Presented by YakAttack
Event to Be Held in Conjunction with 2019 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton – World Championship of Bass Fishing
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (July 8, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced Monday that the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack, the world championship of kayak bass fishing, will be held on Lake Ouachita, Aug. 9–10, 2019. The event will be held in Hot Springs in conjunction with the 2019 FLW Cup, featuring the sport’s top professional bass-fishing anglers competing on Lake Hamilton. Hot Springs is the first venue to host back-to-back Cups in the 24-year modern history of FLW.
The Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack will feature up to 238 of the top kayak bass anglers from around the country who have qualified for the event through the FLW/KBF Kayak Open, the KBF National Championship, the KBF Trail and the KBF Pro Tour. They will be competing for a for a total [first place] prize package of $18,000 – a $3,000 Dee Zee gift card and $15,000 in cash.
[Note: $15,000 is just the projected cash payout for first place, assuming 100 Registrants.Total cash payout for 100 registrants is $38,723, not counting $3,000 in Dee Zee Bucks for the Champion, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place.]
“Hot Springs is very excited to partner with FLW on another great event that features a rapidly-growing segment of fishing,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. “Fishing fans in Arkansas and across the world will now get to see two FLW Champions crowned on two of our best lakes – Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita.”
In addition to the kayak event, the FLW Cup will also again bring the three-day FLW Expo to the Hot Springs Convention Center. Hundreds of exhibitors – including multiple kayak-fishing companies in the Expo’s new Kayak Village – will be on-site to showcase the latest and greatest gear and products along with games, fun and giveaways for the entire family. Following the Expo, fans are only steps away from Bank OZK Arena where the top anglers from around the world – and country music superstar Trace Adkins – will put on a show for the Arkansas crowd.
“Kayak fishing is the fastest-growing segment of the sport fishing market,” said KBF Founder and President Chad Hoover. “By partnering with KBF to add kayak bass fishing to its mix, FLW offers its Competitor Members more options to compete than ever before. FLW is able to shine a spotlight on top kayak bass anglers to showcase their talents, abilities and accomplishments.”
After an extremely successful inaugural launch season in 2019, FLW and KBF are already hard at work at growing the FLW/KBF Kayak Series for 2020. Additional details, including an expanded schedule, increased payouts and new rules will be announced soon.
KBF (Kayak Bass Fishing) was formed in 2009 to offer kayak anglers the opportunity to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at premier fisheries around the country. Currently in its seventh season for live events, KBF offers more than 25 professional-level bass-fishing tournaments to kayak anglers. For complete KBF details, schedules and updated information, visit KayakBassFishing.com.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.
For complete details and updated information about FLW, visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
FLW and KBF Bring Kayak Bass Fishing Cup Competition to Arkansas
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF) the nation’s foremost organization supporting kayak bass anglers, has announced the first FLW-KBF Cup kayak competition on Fri/Sat August 9-10, 2019, on a lake to be announced in conjunction with the Aug 9-11 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton.. Winners of the kayak fishing competition will be recognized on the FLW Tour stage and featured in FLW’s media outlets.
Chad Hoover, KBF Founder and President, said “Kayak fishing is the fastest-growing segment of the sport fishing market. FLW Competitor Members now have more options to compete than ever, and coordinating with FLW shines the spotlight on top kayak bass anglers and their accomplishments.
The first joint event, the Dee Zee FLW/KBF Open presented by YakAttack at Nickajack Lake, was hosted by Fish Dayton and Fish Lake Chickamauga on May 4-5, 2019. 102 anglers in that event for the FLW/KBF Cup in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the top 20 receiving free entry. All other qualifiers pay a $500 entry fee.
KBF was formed in 2009 to offer kayak anglers the opportunity to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at premier fisheries around the country. Currently in its seventh season for live events, KBF offers more than 25 professional-level bass-fishing tournaments to kayak anglers. For complete KBF details, schedules and updated information, visit KayakBassFishing.com.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For complete details and updated information about FLW, visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Where will this event take place?
Kayak bass anglers will be competing on Lake Ouachita, north of Lake Hamilton (site of the concurrent FLW Cup tournament). Depending on the section of the lake one fishes, that’s a 35-minute to 1.5-hour drive from Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Who can register and compete in the FLW/KBF Cup?
This is an invitation-only event, limited to 2019 FLW Competitor Members (included in KBF Pro Tour Registration) 18 years of age and older who qualified in any of these four ways:
- Completed in the Dee Zee FLW-KBF Open at Nickajack Lake presented by YakAttack (102 qualified)
- Finished in the top 100 at the 2019 KBF National Championship in Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana
- Rank in the top 50 in KBF Pro Tour by KBF AOY Points as of July 31, 2019
- Finished in the top 10 at any 2019 KBF TRAIL Series Tournament (through July 31, 2019)
What does it cost to become eligible to compete?
Why register for the KBF Pro Tour, since it's more expensive?
KBF Pro Tour Registration makes one eligible to sign up and compete in all 2019 KBF Pro Tour Tournaments (not counting the FLW/KBF Open and Cup), and the KBF Pro Tour Championship. More opportunities to win, to create a reputation, build a resume, and attract sponsors.
If all you want to do is compete in the FLW/KBF Cup, then FLW Competitor Membership at $75 is a better value for you.
What does an FLW Member pay for KBF Pro Tour Registration?
FLW Competitor Members save $125 on KBF Pro Tour Registration. The registration fee is usually $250 but is half-price ($125) for FLW Members. If you are already a 2019 FLW Competitor Member, email KBF Member Care Manager Lynette Brentlinger, include a screen shot of your FLW Competitor Membership receipt or other membership documentation, and request a discount code.
Note that KBF Competitor or Lifetime Membership is a prerequisite for KBF Pro Tour Registration. The annual dues for KBF Competitor Membership are $25 (Student), $45 (Military/Vet), or $50 (full price).
What will this event pay out?
10% of the field cashes checks. The payout will be 100% of Entry Fee proceeds; that is, entry fees less TorneyX and PayPal fees. in addition, the prize fund includes a 25% carry-over from FLW-KBF Open entry fees.
KBF MEMBER BENEFIT
Become an FLW Competitor Member and/or follow the action in FLW Bass Fishing Magazine to receive an FLW/KBF long sleeve Sport-Tek contender tee sold on the FLW store at $45.
For more details about membership or to take FLW up on its $75 Competitor Membership Offer (Annual FLW Competitor Membership and magazine subscription with free t-shirt): shop.flwfishing.com/products/flw-membership-kbf-deal
- FLW Competitor Membership offer promo code: KBF-19C
- FLW Magazine Subscription offer promo code: KBF-19S