Realtree Fishing KBF PRO SERIES Presented by Dee Zee

OVERVIEW — KBF Pro Members can pit their skill against other kayak bass anglers on the national level to establish the foundation for a true stand alone professional kayak fishing series.

Entry fee for KBF PRO SERIES Tournaments is $200 for 2022The KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee is $450. KBF will pay out 10% of the field at all KBF PRO SERIES Events and the KBF PRO SERIES Championship.

In order to create a truly self-sustaining professional kayak series, KBF must increase payouts, promotion and appeal to national level sponsors. In order to do that, here is the three year plan for increasing payouts.

2023 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $300, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $550 (Payout 10% of the Field) – $50,000 First Place Guarantee

2024 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $400, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $650 (Payout 15% of the Field) – $75,000 First Place Guarantee

2025 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $500, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $750 (Payout 20% of the Field) – $100,000 First Place Guarantee

2026 – KBF Pro Series Entry Fee – $1000, KBF PRO SERIES Championship Entry Fee – $2500 (Payout 30% of the Field) – $200,000 First Place Guarantee

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2022 KBF PRO SERIES Tournament Payouts are represented by a chart on this page (Under Construction) After admin/processing fees and a $50.00 PRO SERIES Championship holdback per angler, 100% of the Entry Fees will be paid out at each event.

2022 KBF PRO SERIES Angler of the Year Points will be awarded according to performance to every KBF Member who registers to compete in TRAIL Series Tournaments. First Place earns 600 AOY Points, Second place 594, Third 588, and so on, dropping by 6 points with each step down in rank. 120 points is the minimum awarded to any Active Participant. If one registers but doesn’t compete, 60 Registration AOY Points are awarded.

2022 KBF PRO SERIES Angler of the Year:
• Top three (3) scores from 2022 Realtree Fishing KBF PRO SERIES Tournaments (600 points max at each, totaling 1,800 max, with 6-point decrement per step down in ranking)
• 2022 KBF PRO SERIES Championship (900 points max, with 9-point decrement per step down in ranking) (Tentatively March 26-27th, 2023)
Ties are broken by 2022 KBF PRO SERIES Championship ranking.

2022 KBF PRO SERIES  Qualification** — KBF PRO SERIES Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2022 KBF PRO SERIES Championship.

All anglers previously Qualified for the KBF Dee Zee The TEN

Top 100 2021 KBFNC

Top 25 2021 KBF Challenge Series Championship

Top 50 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Championship

Top 200 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Ranking

Top 100 2022 KBF TRAIL Series Ranking

**Anglers that purchased 2020 KBF PRO MEMBERSHIP

2022 KBF PRO SERIES  Championship Qualification** —  (March 2023)

Top 100 KBF PRO SERIES Ranking

Top 10 2022 KBFNC

Top 5 2022 KBF Challenge Series Championship

Top 20 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Championship

Top 10 2022 KBF TRAIL Series Ranking

AmBASSador Series PRO OPEN Winners (Four Events)

**After 2022, KBF PRO SERIES and PRO SERIES Championship Qualifications will begin to get much more restricted to continually dial in a more selective field of competitive anglers.

 

Can anyone fish a KBF PRO SERIES Tournament in 2022?

No. Participants must qualify for the KBF PRO SERIES and meet eligibility standards outlined in the KBF PRO SERIES Overview. 

What is the minimum number of registrants required for a KBF PRO SERIES Tournament to "make"?

There’s no established minimum for the first two years (2022 and 2023)