Rules

Addendum to Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Rules for Virginia Kayak Trail (VKT)

(Effective 1/1/2020)

KBF Rules Located at: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-standards/ are the legally binding rules that all competitors will use while fishing with Virginia Kayak Trail (VKT). Any changes in the KBF rules will be announced and posted within this addendum. The following Addendum is specific to Virginia Kayak Trail and will override the associated rule in the KBF rules. The VKT Tournament Director(s) has the final say in the enforcement of these rules.

KBF Section 1: Participation and Eligibility

  • Active Membership in KBF is NOT a prerequisite for participation in VKT Events, but is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to take part in their benefits (i.e. KBF NC spots, Insurance, KBF Partner Championship spots).
    • VKT events are open to anyone who meets all requirements specified in this addendum.
    • The Tournament Director has the right to refuse angler entries in any VKT event and reserves the right to disqualify anglers based on a violation of tournament rules.
    • All VKT Events are conducted using Tourney-X®. Each angler who wishes to participate in such an Event must create a free account on Tourney-X before the first day of competition.
    • All entry fees will be paid on Tourney-X® using a Pay-Pal account by 30 minutes prior to the start of an “In-Person” tournament. The “Online” Tournaments are always open registration.
    • Entry Fees will be as follows:
      • In-Person Events:  $30.00 Entry Fee; $10.00 Big Bass (OPTIONAL)
      • Online Events: $30.00 Entry Fee; $10.00 Big Bass (OPTIONAL)
      • Payout is 100% Entry Fee minus Tourney-X® fees ($5.00), Pay-Pal Fees ($1.50) and Classic Fees ($3.50).
      • Big Bass Payout is 100%.
    • Competitor’s Right to Cancel — Any competitor who wishes to cancel an Event Registration may do so by emailing VKT at vayaktrail@outlook.com.
      • For all events, if cancellation email is submitted before the start time of the event a full refund will be provided minus the Pay-Pal fees.
      • Once an Event has started, no cancellations will be accepted and no refunds will be provided.
      • VKT is not responsible for any refunds of expenses related to travel or lodging reservations or other payments involving third parties.

KBF Section 2: Fish Eligibility

  • The minimum length of a Bass in any VKT Event is 8 inches.

KBF Section 5: Competition Area

KBF Section 10: Scoring

  • In a multiple day event all fish must be submitted to Tourney-X® within 36 hours of the time the picture is taken. The fish will be denied or disqualified if submitted more than 36 hours after taking the picture.

KBF Section 17: Disputes and Appeals

  • If a Competitor wishes to dispute a rules violation penalty, a judge’s scoring decision, or other action that materially affected the Competitor’s ranking or prize eligibility, he must immediately, at the end of the event contact the Tournament Director to file his/her dispute or appeal.
    • All disputes or appeals will be handled at that time with the Tournament Director having the final say.

KBF Section 21: Waiver and Release

  • Name and Likeness Release — By registering for any Virginia Kayak Trail Event, the Competitor grants to Virginia Kayak Trail the right to use all photographs, likenesses, stories, accounts, details of Competitor contributions, exploits, interviews, bloopers, and information pertinent to the Virginia Kayak Trail Event, as well as any video footage, photographs gathered at the Event, for marketing and promotional purposes. This release is granted without expectation for additional compensation upon submission of Event Registration.
    • Waiver and Release of Liability — As a condition of participation in a Competition, and by virtue of registering for the Competition, each Competitor agrees to accept the terms and condition of the Virginia Kayak Trail Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement. This Agreement absolves Virginia Kayak Trail, its officers, staff, and volunteers from responsibility and threat of litigation in the case of injury, loss, or death sustained by a Competitor in the Event. Registrants under the age of 16 must have their waiver/release form signed by the parent or adult guardian who will accompany them throughout competition. An acknowledgement must be on file with Virginia Kayak Trail before a registrant is eligible to compete.
    • This release can be found on our website at the following link: https://vayaktrail.org/vkt-waiver-and-release-of-liability/

Virginia Kayak Trail (VKT) Additional Information:

Payout for all Events

1-4 Anglers

            1st place – 100%

5-13 Anglers

            1st Place – 60%

            2nd Place – 40%

14+ Anglers

            1st Place – 50%

            2nd Place – 30%

            3rd Place – 20%

Big Bass – 100%

AOY Points

100 – 1st Place

98 – 2nd Place

96 – 3rd Place

94 – 4th Place

92 – 5th Place

90 – 6th Place

And so forth

Angler who fished the event but had no fish receives 20 points less than the lowest angler with fish in the event.

Online Events will be half the points:

            Example: 50 – 1st Place, 49 – 2nd Place, 48 – 3rd Place, 47 – 4th Place, 46 – 5th Place…

Final AOY points will be calculated using the anglers top 10 events (In-Person and/or Online).

Classic

Qualification to fish the Classic

  1. Come in 1st Place in any Event
  2. Fish a combination of 7 In-Person and/or Online events
  3. Be in the top 10 in AOY points (NO Roll Downs)

Payout

Entry Fee of $30.00 + Classic Fees collected – Tourney-X Fees of $5.00 – PayPal Fee of $1.50

1-4 Anglers

            1st place – 100%

5-13 Anglers

            1st Place – 60%

            2nd Place – 40%

14+ Anglers

            1st Place – 50%

            2nd Place – 30%

            3rd Place – 20%

Big Bass – 100%

Entry Fees

Tourney-X Fees $5.00

Pay-Pal Fee $1.50

$30.00

$10.00 Big Bass (Optional) (Big Bass for both days)

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