**Please note that this is a KBL Members only event, if you are not one of the 70 KBL members you will not be able to participate in this event. All non-members will be refunded their money if they sign up by accident and removed from the tournament**
About: The KBL Trophy Bass Challenge (TBC) brought to you by www.RocktownAdventures.com will be a season long online event that will run from April 1st to August 31st. The TBC will be a cumulative result of your (5) largest bass from that time period. AOY points will be awarded for your total inches caught as well as the potential for bonus points for the club that brings in the most inches at the end of the event!
Start Time: 6 AM on 4/1/2017
End Time: 10 PM on 8/31/2017
Entry Fee: $20 up until the start of the event ($10 for tournament entry, $5 for big bass pot and $5 for TourneyX hosting fee). If entering on 4/1/2017 or afterward the entry fee will be $25.
Eligible Water: Any publicly accessible water in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota will be allowed.
Eligible Fish Pictures: All fish pictures must be loaded into your TourneyX.com dashboard in order to be scored for this event. Each fish must be a minimum of 12 inches in length. Each fish must be measured on a Hawg Trough bump board with your tournament identifier in view. The tournament identifier must be properly filled out with your unique four digit user code that’s in your TourneyX dashboard as well as the MBB tournament code that will be posted on the KBL Facebook page and emailed to you the night before the event. Both of those codes should be legible and easily viewed. See the attached additional rules and regulations for more information.
**All fish must be submitted within 24 hours after being caught or they will not count**
Cash Prizes: The KBL will be awarding cash prizes for the top (5) anglers in this event as well as a cash prize for big bass. Payouts will be based on 80% of the tournament entry fee and 100% of the big bass entry fee. Top five places will split the tournament entry fees 35%, 23%, 19%, 15% and 10%. If there is a tie for big bass then the pot will be split depending on the number of ties.
AOY Points: Points will be based on your total inches caught. So if you catch 100 inches of bass you will receive 100 points. In the case you have 75.75 inches for example we will round down all partial inch lengths to a full point, or 75 points. To the club that catches the most total inches they will receive an extra 10 points on top of their score. The 10 bonus points will only be awarded if you are signed up for the event and have weighed in at least one fish.
To register for the KBL Trophy Bass Challenge: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/kayak-bass-league-trophy-bass-challenge
Update: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
As of today, 26 out of the 48 participating anglers have submitted a total of 123 fish. That is very impressive considering the weather we’ve been having in the area. Many good fish (16″+) have been caught including Daniel Byrne’s 22″ Illinois monster.
Currently we have Patrick “Pooti” Tharp leading the pack with 95.25 total inches. Rounding out the top 5 is Alan, Pat, Brian, and Dan. To see the rest of the field and their catches, please go to the TourneyX page.
If you don’t see your name on the board, get registered and join the fun. This is a season long competition and from the way it looks, this is going to get very interesting.