Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Presented by Dee Zee

OVERVIEW — KBF Members can pit their skill against other kayak bass anglers on the national level. KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Championship October 13-15 in Shreveport, LA. That’s the same place and week as the 2021 KBF National Championship and the 2021 KBF Challenge Series Championship.

Entry fee for KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments is $115The KBF TRAIL Series Championship Entry Fee is $150.

2021 KBF TRAIL Series Tournament Payouts are represented by a chart on this page. After admin fees and a $10.00 Championship holdback per angler, 100% of the Entry Fees will be paid out at each event.

2021 KBF 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.

2021 KBF Angler of the Year and Rookie of the Year national ranking will be the sum of:
• Top three (3) scores from 2021 Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments (600 points max at each, totaling 1,800 max, with 6-point decrement per step down in ranking)
• 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Championship (900 points max, with 9-point decrement per step down in ranking)
Ties are broken by 2021 KBF TRAIL Series Championship ranking.

2021 KBF-NC Qualification — KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2021 KBF National Championship. One qualification will be awarded to the top 25% in rank (rounded to the nearest 4), with a minimum of ten. No roll-downs if awarded to one who has previously qualified.
• up to 41 Registrants (rounds to 40): top 10 places qualify
• 42-45 Registrants (rounds to 60): top 11 places qualify
• 46-49 Registrants (rounds to 70): top 12 places qualify
• 50-53 Registrants (rounds to 80): top 13 places qualify. etc.

KBF TRAIL Series Championship Qualification — KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2021 Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Championship, too. Qualifications will be awarded to each KBF Member who finishes in the top 25% in rank (one for every four registrants), with a minimum of ten per event. No roll-downs if awarded to one who has previously qualified.

2022 KBF TENvitational Qualification Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments are qualifying events for the 2022 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational. Qualifications will be awarded to KBF Members finishing in the top 10% in rank (one for every ten registrants), with a minimum of 3 per event. No roll-downs if awarded to one who has previously qualified.

KBF BONUS BUCKS – TRAIL — KBF Members who enroll in KBF BONUS BUCKS are eligible to win cash bonuses at each KBF TRAIL Series Tournament. (1st place – $1000, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $300, 4th – $200 and 5th – $100) This Contingency Awards Program is funded through both KBF Sponsor Donations and KBF BONUS BUCKS Program Enrollment Fees.


KBF TRAIL FAQ

Who came up with this year's schedule?

The 2020 KBF TRAIL Series Schedule came about as a team effort by KBF Staff working with Convention & VIsitor Bureaus (CVB, for short), KBF Regional Coordinators, and KBF Partner Tournament Directors from across each region. We also worked with officials of other circuits to minimize scheduling conflicts. Our goal was to distribute the events by date and geographically to maximize KBF Members’ opportunities to participate.

Can anyone fish a KBF TRAIL Series Tournament in 2021?

Well, yes…but only if he becomes a 2020 KBF Competitor or KBF Lifetime Member. Non-members must pay their KBF Competitor Membership Dues (and KBF Ambassador Members must upgrade to Competitor membership) by midnight before competition to be eligible to register and win prizes.

Ambassador Members may use this discount code to receive $25 credit  for their earlier $25 dues payment: KBFMEM25

Why are there no TRAIL Series Tournaments in my state?

KBF Members live in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, and KBF will run only 20 KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments in 2021, so there aren’t enough events to go around. Some states may have two, but they are as widely spaced as we could get them. 

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

There’s no minimum.

Are KBF BONUS BUCKS awarded at Realtree Fishing KBF TRAIL Series Tournaments?

Yes. $2,000 in KBF BONUS BUCKS cash bonuses are available to be distributed among competitors finishing in the top five, providing they’re enrolled in KBF BONUS BUCKS-TRAIL before the registration deadline listed on the Event Registration page. 

Does the payout vary with the number of registrations?

Yes.