2016 KBF National Championship


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2016 KBF National Championship Competition Rules Addendum

This is an addendum to the KBF Competition Rules Standards. The rules that follow are specific to the 2016 KBF National Championship.

Venue Host: Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Tournament HQ: Henry County Fairground, 565 Royal Oak Drive, Paris, Tennessee
Tournament Director: Chad Hoover
Eligibility: This event is limited to anglers who qualified through KBF and KBF-sanctioned tournaments, tournament trails, clubs, and events. Because KBF Membership was not announced as a requirement during the qualifying season, the 2016 National Championship will include both KBF Members and non-members.
Register: Sign up at TourneyX.
Competition Rules: KBF Rules are in two parts:
By registering, each competitor acknowledges he has read and agrees to abide by (a.) the KBF Competition Rules Standards (including the Release and Indemnification Agreement and Copyright and Use of Images Agreement) and to (b.) the specific rules outlined in the KBF Competition Rules Addendum on this page; and
The competitor further agrees to abide by the KBF Event Participation Terms and Conditions.

Event Schedule

Competition start times were established as approximately one hour before sunrise.

Friday 3/18 4:00 p.m.: Prefishing on Eligible Water ends.
Friday 3/18 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Check-in and Late Registrations at Tournament HQ
Friday 3/18 6:30 p.m., approximately: Immediately following KBF OPEN Awards Ceremony, mandatory Captains Meeting at Tournament HQ
Saturday 3/19 6:00 a.m:. Competition Start Time. Anglers may be on Eligible water earlier, but no lines in water until 6 a.m.
Saturday 3/19 3:00 p.m.: Deadline to be in line at Tournament HQ for on-site upload of digital photos via memory card or cable.
Saturday 3/19 4:00 p.m.: All anglers must be in or through the judges line at Tournament HQ for photo confirmation.
Saturday 3/19 5:00 p.m.: Mandatory Captains Meeting
Sunday 3/20 6:00 a.m.: Competition Start Time
Sunday 3/20 3:00 p.m.: Deadline to be in line at Tournament HQ for on-site upload of digital photos via memory card or cable.
Sunday 3/20 4:00 p.m.: all anglers must be in or through the judges line at tournament HQ for photo confirmation and distribution of meal tickets.
Sunday 3/20 4:30 p.m.: (or as soon as possible thereafter) Begin Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ

Eligible Water and Location: For the 2016 KBF National Championship, eligible waters are Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, bounded by the two dams in the north, I-40 in the south, and the Red River confluence with the Cumberland River in the east, plus any backwaters, bays, creeks and sloughs contiguous to those lakes at summer pool level.

Entry Fee and Procedures
This event is conducted as an online KBF Tournament powered by TourneyX.

Sign up and pay the Entry Fee at TourneyX.

Entry Fee until February 15 is $200. It increases to $225 on February 15 and to $250 on March 1. Late fees are waived for KBF Members.

Check-in and Captains Meetings will be at Tournament HQ. Competitors may register and pay Entry Fees (plus applicable late fees for non-members) at Check-in if they have not already done so earlier.

Entry Fee Transfers—Up until March 15, 2016, Entry Fees may be transferred to another Competitor’s account. There is no service charge for transfers.

Entry Fee Refunds—Refund requests must be received by Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC by email or in writing by Friday, March 11. All refunds will be assessed a 10% service charge.

Manual Submission of Digital Photos: The preferred channel for submitting digital photos is upload from the angler’s smart phone directly to to TourneyX. If an Competitor cannot or will not upload photos to Tourney X, Tournament Staff will do so at Tournament HQ. Anglers who need to have their digital photos upload to TourneyX by Tournament Staff must be in line at Tournament HQ by 3 p.m. on Competition Days and be prepared to surrender their camera’s memory card or cell phone and cable. No Competitor who arrives in line after 3:00 p.m. will be allowed to turn in their memory card or cable to Tournament Staff for on-site uploads.

The number of places and payout amounts will vary with the number of registered competitors. Assuming 200 paid entry fees, at right are the projected payout amounts

In addition the 20 top anglers not previously qualified will qualify for slots at the 2017 KBF National Championships.

In addition to prizes, BONUS BUCKS will be awarded to Program participants who finish high in the ranks and, in some cases, own and use KBF Sponsors’ products.

Awarding of Prizes
Competitors must be present to receive awards.

Cash prizes and BONUS BUCKS bonuses will be distributed at the Sunday evening National Championship Awards Ceremony at Tournament HQ.

Tournament results will be visible on TourneyX and subsequently will be posted on this Website and on Facebook.

Since Kentucky and Tennessee do not have a reciprocal fishing license agreement, competitors must carry a valid fishing license issued by the state(s) in whose waters they fish.

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