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Offline AmyAngel

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2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:38:25 PM »
2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament

Saturday, April 21st 2018
Ed Allen's Campgrounds & Cottages
13501 Campground Rd, Lanexa, Virginia 23089

You asked for it, now you got it.  The Second Annual TKAA Bass Tournament is officially on!  Cash prize payouts and other mystery items to be announced.  There is even a big crappie side bet payout.  The more that sign up, the bigger the cash payout.  Last year 1st place took home over $600!!!!  This is the first chance to register.  Spots are limited, so register now!

REGISTER LINK:  https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=73223&s=event_manager&pvx=1&xadmin=1

RULES:


1. PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY:
A.  Participation is open to anyone 18 Years of age or older. Minors are eligible to register and participate with a parent or guardian who also participates in the event or signs permission. Minors must have the signature of his or her parent or legal guardian on the entry form as applicable to any state, commonwealth, county, or federal regulations or law. The obligation to know these rules falls upon the parent.
B.  A completed online entry form and $50 entry fee ($60 after March 30, 2018). Payment can also be made at the captain's meeting at $60 cash or check (no charge or debit cards).
C.  Watercraft defined by the manufacturer as a kayak and sold as a kayak
D.  Each competitor must have a Hawg Trough (See 8.B for additional guidance)
E.  Digital cameras or Phone for recording scoring fish (See section 12 for requirements)
F.  A valid Virginia Freshwater Fishing License

2.PRIZES:
Cash prizes will be awarded for the largest three largemouth bass.  See section 11 for scoring criteria.
A.  Award amount will be subjective to participation.  An 80% payout of all profits collected from registration fees adjusted based off participation. 
B.  If less than 40 participants then on the 1st and 2nd place winners will be awarded prizes.
C.  If greater than 40 participants then 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded prizes. 
D.  Prize amounts are 1st place 50%, 2nd place 30%, 3rd place 20%. 
E.  Winners will be based on the combined scores for the longest 3 largemouth bass on their camera.   

3. SAFETY:
Safe boating will be observed at all times. DURING COMPETITION, EACH CONTESTANT IS REQUIRED TO FOLLOW U.S. COAST GUARD AND VIRGINIA REGULATIONS INCLUDING POSSESSION OF COAST GUARD APPROVED TYPE III (OR Type V inflatable) PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD).  PFD MUST BE WORN WHILE ABOARD YOUR KAYAK. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A DQ.  A VISUAL SIGNALING DEVICE AND A WHISTLE ARE MANDATORY AND MUST BE ON BOARD.

4. MANDATORY CAPTAINS MEETING:  All participants must attend the April 21th, 2018 Captains Meeting; special considerations may be made in certain circumstances. The meeting will be held at 4:30AM at Ed Allen's Bait Shop. Captains meeting check in is from 4:30 to 5:45AM. Must be checked in by 5:45AM (this is a window, check in sometime within that time slot).   At the captains meeting each contestant will be issued an identifier and score sheet.  Their measuring device will be inspected to ensure integrity and uniformity.

5. STARTING TIME:
Launching can begin at 6:00AM. All entrants wishing to enter fish must return their pictures/camera in to tournament headquarters (camp ground pavilion) between 2:00 and 4:00pm on tournament day. You must be in line by 4pm, no exceptions.

6. COMMUNICATIONS:
The use of mobile communication is allowed.

7. SPORTSMANSHIP:
All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation. Intoxication will be cause for immediate disqualification. No alcoholic beverages or the use of illegal drugs is allowed. This rule extends through and includes signing of the check-in form at tournament headquarters. The illegal use of drugs, participation in any criminal activities, or other conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with tournament rules and the law are grounds for disqualification and/or rejection of any applicant from participation. This will also entail the return of any prizes awarded. The TKAA Tournament Committee will seek legal remedy if necessary.

8. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS:
A. All bass must be caught on rod, reel, line and hook with artificial lures. No traps, snares, set lines or other methods of fishing other than rod, reel and line are permissible, even if level under state game laws.
B. Acceptable measuring boards include the "Hawg Trough" manufactured by Hagen's, a FishStik Version 2 (with Bump Board Arrows and Lock Slide) and the Ketch Co Measuring Board. Measuring boards may be shortened removing inches from the upper end (opposite the fence) For example, one may cut a measuring board off at the 26 inch mark in order to fit crossways between a watercraft's gunwales. However, it may not be broken, snapped, or cut apart and then reassembled at any point between the two ends. A crack that does not separate the measuring board into pieces and does not affect the measuring board's accuracy may be repaired and reinforced for use. Violation will result in denial of photo.
C. Each competitor must have a mobile phone with camera or a digital camera with memory card and/or download cable to submit digital photographs.
D. Nets and grippers (e.g., Fish Grip, Boga-Grip) may be used for landing bass during tournament competition, but grippers must not remain attached to the fish in photos.
E. Only artificial lures, biodegradable artificial lures may be used. No live bait (except for crappie fishing), preserved bait, or prepared bait will be permitted during competition, with the exception of pork strips or rinds.
F. Only ONE casting, spin-casting, spinning, or fly rod and reel may be in use at any one time. A hung lure that is not in or on the water is not considered in use and may be set aside while another is in use. Other rigs as specified above may be in boat ready for use; however, only ONE is permitted in use at any given time.
G. If a Competitor breaks his line while setting the hook or retrieving a fish, he is allowed to make an attempt with the rod being used or by hand to secure the line and land the fish to be counted as legal. He may NOT hook the line with another lure, rod and reel, or other device. If a Competitor loses his rod and reel while landing a bass he MAY use another rod and reel to retrieve the lost outfit. If that rod and reel is verified to be the lost outfit that and the bass is still hooked, it may be landed, photographed, and submitted as a legal fish.
H. Competitors are allowed to share baits and tackle at all times.
I.  During the hours of competition, contestants may not obtain or receive assistance, including but not limited to following a non-competitor's boat, the placing of markers by any non-competitor, towed by or riding on motorized vessels or electronic, voice or data communication from a non-competitor.
 J.  Contestants may not leave the boat to stand or to wade while fishing.
   

9. Watercraft & Propulsion
A. Only bass caught from kayaks or other acceptable watercraft are eligible for scoring. Acceptable watercraft is defined as any watercraft defined by the manufacturer as a kayak and sold as a kayak.
B. TKAA Tournament Committee must approve in advance any other craft, paddled or otherwise propelled. No gasoline-powered boats, sailboats, jon boats, float tube, pontoon boat, or similar craft will be permitted. For questionable craft that may not qualify, contact TKAA Tournament Committee in advance for eligibility determination.
C. Trolling is permitted as long as the Competitor adheres to the one-rod rule (8.F, above).
D. The use of motherships (i.e., transport or assistance from a powerboat in moving locations) is NOT permitted. Assistance from powerboats is permitted only in emergencies, as when pulling a kayak from a danger zone or restricted area. Fishing may resume following emergency assistance only if no appreciable relocation occurred.
E. Competitors may not fish from watercraft operating with gasoline or other petroleum power propulsion (or any other fuel source). Watercraft permitted for use during competition are limited to those propelled by paddle, or pedal.
F.  TANDEMS/SHARING. It is permissible for more than 1 entrant to share the same watercraft. However each paddler must pay and compete as a single angler. They must also have their own camera, their own picture of the vessel at put in on their camera roll, and is scored separately. Fish may NEVER be shared among entrants.

10. PROHIBITED:
There is absolutely NO FERRYING (i.e. using another vehicle or boat, motorized or not to transport your kayak to a fishing location while on the water.)

11. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS:
Fishing is permitted only on the Chickahominy.   All participants must use one of two launch areas. These are the boat ramp area located around Ed Allen's Bait Shop or the shoreline at the campgrounds.  In the event of 70 or more participants, then the boat ramp at Rockahock Camp Grounds may be considered for use.    The ramp fee for Rockahock is not covered under the registration fee and must be paid separately.  Using private property or other launch locations will result in disqualification.

12. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Participants must use their own digital cameras/Phone for recording scoring fish, and a card reader will be used to download pictures.   
A.  Entrants must bring the storage chip from their camera to check-in or bring the download cable for their camera so that pictures may be retrieved.
B.  If smart phones are used, GPS and date MUST be turned on and used.  This information must able to be retrieved by tournament staff (failure to do so will result in all pictures taken with that device ineligible). 
C.  If cameras are so equipped with GPS and/or date feature, this must be enabled and set with the current date and time.   Cameras and phone can be checked by tournament staff at any time upon request without any delay.
D.  The following media formats can be handled without a cable at check-in:
1. CompactFlash Type I
2. CompactFlash Type II
3. SD Card
4. miniSD
5. MultiMediaCard
6. RS-MMC
7. Memory Stick
8. Memory Stick PRO
9. Memory Stick Duo
10. Memory Stick PRO Duo
11. SmartMedia
12. xD
13. Phones with working email capability or removable media that conforms to above listed storage devices. 

13. PHOTO STANDARDS:
Digital photographs of bass submitted to judges for scoring must meet these criteria:
A.  The first photo in memory must be of the angler on the morning of launch with the measuring device. The second photo will be the rigged boat at launch. 
B. Legible. Photo must be clear enough to read identifier, including required ID codes and marks, and judge the length accurately.  After carefully examining photo details and cross-referencing other photos submitted for scoring by the same angler in the same event, if the event judge is NOT able to verify with 100% confidence that the Identifier Form and ID Codes or Marks in the photo are valid for both the competitive event and the competitor, then the photo will be denied.
C. Official TKAA Tournament Committee Identifier Form placed where it does not cover the bass' eye or prevent measurement verification. An image of the unique identifier on a smart phone is not acceptable.
D. Competitor's kayak clearly visible
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 06:15:55 PM by Rc109a »
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Offline PhillyJoe

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 02:06:03 PM »

Looks like a lot of fun Amy! Thanks for putting this together. I am going to try and make this one as it's 15 minutes from my house!

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 05:11:21 PM »
Thank you! The TKAA board is doing a great job this year and credit goes to Ron Cagle and Aaron Miller who have done all the hard work for the tournament!

I'm looking forward to it! Hope to see you there!
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 03:30:12 PM »
mtnhcik:  I sent you a private message.  I don't like to discuss medical issues out in the open.
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 06:08:51 PM »
Yak Attack has just donated over $1000 in prizes. We will be providing tickets to each entry and more can be purchased on the day of the tournament! All purchased tickets proceeds go directly to charity! Hurry up and enter before all the spots are taken!  Only 8 more days left for early registration.
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 07:27:05 AM »
I may have deleted it by accident, but is there a tournament confirmation email sent out once you’ve paid?

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 08:09:20 AM »
I looked it up by your email address and see that you have paid and are good to go.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 08:11:22 AM by Rc109a »
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 09:10:13 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 03:53:25 PM »
Current combined payout is now over $1500 and climbing.  Only 4 more days of early registration (midnight on the 30th).  After that registration goes to $60!
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 11:52:15 AM »
Having trouble paying and signing up. Is the roster full already?

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 12:24:29 PM »
No its not full.  What are you seeing?
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 12:25:20 PM »
Stealth Rod holders has donated several rod holders for the event!  They will be included in our charity raffle portion! 
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 12:40:23 PM »
Currently 1st place is over $1000 and combined First through Third is over $2000 and growing!
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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 04:51:32 PM »
What is the consolation for last place skunk!

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Re: 2nd Annual TKAA Bass Tournament
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
During the event we will be conducting a charity raffle for several of the prizes donated by Yak Attack, Oaktree Outfitters, Stealth Rod Holders, and others. Cost of the tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go directly to charity! We will also have a largest Crappie competition. That will be $5 entry fee and winner takes all. Please bring cash if you want to buy raffle tickets or enter the Crappie competition. Thanks...
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