2020 KBF Identifier Card

Official KBF Identifer Card must appear in every photo submitted for score in KBF-sanctioned Competition

2020 KBF Identifier Card

  • 2020 KBF Identifier Card is used in all of this year’s KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments, KBF Redfish Series Challenges and Tournaments, and KBF State and Regional Challenges. Unique Identifier Cards are distributed at Captains Meetings for Championships, KBF TRAIL Series, Pro Tour, and OPEN Series Tournaments holding on-site Captains Meetings.
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 version KBF Identifier Cards are still authorized for use, but we request that competitors discard older versions (2017, 2018, 2019) and use the new one to help us promote our sponsors.
  • When printed at 100% scale, the form is 3.75″ x 2-1/2″. It fits neatly in the new TourneyTag2 or in a clear, waterproof, pressure-seal 4″ x 3″ Poly ID Sleeve. sold for a dollar a dozen on the KBF online store. 
  • Each 2020 KBF Identifier Card has five event boxes so it can can be used for multiple concurrent KBF Challenges and tournaments, with one Event ID Code in each box.
  • At a time set by Tournament officials, a KBF Identifier Card with Event ID Code will appear in each registered competitor’s TourneyX dashboard.
  • Open, print, and trim out the completed Identifier Card.
  • Or, (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) print off several pages of blank KBF Identifier Cards ahead of time. Cut them out, and put some in your PFD pocket, in your dry bag, in a tackle tray and in your vehicle’s glove box along with a Sharpie permanent ink marker. Then, when the identifier appears in the TourneyX dashboard, hand-print the Event ID Code in a box on the Identifier Card before competition start time. That way, you’ll not find yourself without a hot spare when ready to launch, preparing to photograph a fish, or watching one sink slowly out of sight after it blew out of your boat.
  • At this time, KBF does not use the 4-character Unique Angler ID (UAID) that is generated in TourneyX for each event.

Discard pre-2020 identifier forms that you may have tucked away in your tackle bag. Approved 2020 KBF Identifier Cards are distributed at .

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Click the image at left to open a PDF document with eight 2020 KBF Identifier Cards intended for the KBF Challenge Series and for KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments.

The KBF Identifier Card; don’t leave home without it!

Code Confusion? You’re not alone!

What about that 4-character code I see in my dashboard? TourneyX generates a four-character Unique Angler ID Code (UAID) with each registration. That’s the code that appears under the event name, near the top of Screen 3 in the illustration. DO NOT USE THE UAID CODE in KBF Competition.

That code is used by some organizations to identify photos by anglers who may enter a competition after it starts. Since the UAID is generated at time of registration, there’s no way an angler may take a photo with that code on his identifier prior to signing up. However, KBF is not allowing entry to competitions (with certain rare exceptions) after start-of-competition time. To keep from cluttering up the Identifier, making judges take longer to find the required Event ID Code, please leave it off.

Does it hurt to write that UAID on the Identifier Card? No. If you write it on your identifier, no penalties will be assessed; but it may take up a space that’s needed for another Event ID Code, and it does not replace the Event ID Code. In KBF Challenges and Tournaments, it’s the 3-character code that appears on the KBF Identifier Form in your TourneyX dashboard and on the Event ID Page.

Where do I find the Event ID Code for each tournament or Challenge? To find the Event ID Code, you may look at the KBF website’s Event ID Page, or log into TourneyX and in your dashboard, (1.) click the “Identifier” button. (2.) Click the event name on the next window. (3.) Find the 3-digit code printed on the KBF Identifier Form.

Do I need a new KBF Identifier Card for each event? No, there are five boxes on the 2020 KBF Identifier Card. You can put one Event ID Code in any box, so this year’s card can serve for up to five (5) concurrent KBF competitions.

What happens if I submitted fish with the UAID but not the Event ID Code? There have been times when new KBF Members, fishing their first event, submitted photos where the UAID was present in lieu of the Event ID Code. In those cases, we counseled them on using the proper Event ID code, made an exception and accepted their fish, and advised them to not use the UAID Code again or their photos would be denied. Just don’t do it. Our advice to all competitors is this: the UAID is unnecessary. It offers no benefits to our competitors and just takes up space. KBF requires only the 2- or 3-character Event ID Code. Judges have been instructed to deny photos that are submitted without the proper Event ID Code visible on a printed, paper KBF Identifier Form.

If I lose my KBF Identifier Card, can I improvise? No, you can’t draw your own on a piece of paper. And no, a digital phone with the KBF Identifier Form on the screen won’t wash, either. Don’t put yourself in that position in the first place. Print several copies of the KBF Identifier Form on paper. Cut them out. Tuck spares in your tackle box, in your dry bag, in your PFD and truck glove box. Print the Event ID Code on one, making sure to put it in the prescribed box. Seal it in a TourneyTag or a zip-closure poly bag, laminate it, or cover it with clear packing tape so it won’t get soggy in rain or if dunked.

TourneyX Unique Angler ID UAID Code
Finding the Event ID Code