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2017 Tournement Series Rules

1. All KFC tournaments are Artificial lures/baits only.
 
2. Catch/Photo/Release only
 
3.ENTRY PHOTO:
Entry Photos taken on smart phone using iAngler Tournament App only.
   3A: If angler shorts himself overall length in a photo entry, that photo entry will be accepted. Angler may resubmit correct measurment before sign in cut off time. This is an ANGLER RESPONSIBILITY and not that of the KFC or iAngler Tournament. Incorrect measurement that gives angler an advantage by entering incorrect length that is greater than the actual photo measurement or incorrect species of fish, will be rejected and not counted until angler re-submits rejected entry notice with correction. This is an ANGLER RESPONSIBILITY and not that of the KFC or iAngler Tournanament. No corrections what so ever will be allowed after weigh in cutt off time. it is the ANGLER RESPONSIBILITY to check that all photos are scored and may be done on the anglers smart phone in the iAngler Tournament App.
   3B: A launch photo of kayak on water edge or in the water at launch. Bump board with KFC measturing tape and tournament token must be clearly in photo. Angler must text launch photo to TD prior to launch.
 
4. MEASURING TAPE:
KFCTS Official Measuring Tape only (additional measuring tape may be used for fish exceeding length of official tape. Nose to tail)
 
5. Measuring tape must be permanently stuck to backsplach of bump board.. Tape must be stuck onto backsplash of bump board. Board must be FLAT and as wide as tape or wider. Board must have 2" tall nose stop or taller at zero line of measuring tape. The tape must be stuck to backsplash of board.
5A. Large oval KFC logo sticker must be stuck on port bow of tournament angler.
 
6. Fish must rest on its belly on bump board with side against measuring tape. Fishing token must be attached to back board of bump board or on the fish  for entry photo. Fish tail may be pinched but you may not have your hands or arm in entry photo. No device may be used to hold tail in a pinched position.
 
7. Length of fish = Nose to longest point of tail that is ON the measuring tape. Nose against bump board at zero line.
 
8. Must be Registered/Paid Contestant and be on iAngler Tournament leader board to Compete.
 
9. Angler must place self on the iAngler Tournament leader board immediately upon receiving coupon code. Anglers that do not do so are DQ.
 
10. Must fish from kayak or SUP
 
11. QUALIFING for NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:
Must fish any 2 KFCTS tournaments in any combination of divisions to qualify for invitational national championship.
 
12. ANGLER of the YEAR:
Each division will have an angler of the year award based on total inches accumulated from scored catches entered on iAngler Tournament leader board from any or all of a divisional series tournaments (total inches from 2 or 3 tournaments fished in 1 division).
 12A.. Any qualified angler may win as many divisional Angler of the Year awards as he or she is capable of winning. (revison #1a-2016
 
14. The Top 3 winners of each tournament shall receive sponsor prizes & trophies.
 
15.TOTAL INCHES WINS:
 Largest total of fish in inches entered by a contestant shall determine the winner. The next largest total of fish in inches will win second place and so on. Total inches wins not number of fish. 2 fish can beat 3 fish for example. (Unless specified by NTD for SLAM events where a slam beats larger 2 fish entry).
16. Each tournament shall be a 4 fish tournament total per contestant (unless otherwise stated)
17. A combination of species allowed will be set by National Director of Tournaments for each tournament.
18. Contestant must catch his/her own fish that he/she enters at weigh in.
19. Anglers launching before stated launch time will be disqualified.
20. Human power kayak/SUP only.
21. Motors are not allowed on tournament day.
22. Contestants must sign in and record time at weigh in prior to posted weigh in time.
23. Posted weigh in time is the absolute latest time that a contestant my weigh in. (sign in to weigh in).
24. All ties in length of inches are broken by first to weigh in.
25. Registration fee will only be refunded in the event of the cancelation of a tournament. A weather postponement does not constitute a cancelation.
26. Registration fees may not be moved from one tournament to another. Please do not ask as this cost us more to do than the fee.
27. Dead-Stick or soaking techniques of fishing is not allowed.
28. Wade fishing is allowed ONLY if anglers kayak is tethered to the angler.
29. All anglers MUST wear a USCG approved PFD at ALL times on the water.
30. No angler is allowed to launch prior to posted launch time.
31. Tandem kayaks are allowed however both anglers/paddlers must be registered.
32. Protest must be made in writing and delivered to a tournament official within 30 minutes of the check in/weigh in time and prior to beginning of awards. The director of tournaments is final authority in all considerations.
33. All Rules interpretation is exclusively the decision of the Director of Tournaments. All decisions of/ by the DOT are final and are not subject to appeal.
34. All contestants are subject to take a Voice Analysis/ Lie Detector/Polygraph examination at Tournament Director’s discretion. Refusal to take examination will result in an automatic disqualification. Failure of examination is grounds for disqualification.
35. Disqualified contestant/contestants shall return/forfeit all winnings and are financially liable for retail value of all awards/gifts awarded to said contestant/contestants.
36. Disqualification from a tournament is grounds for disqualification from series. Disqualification will result in possible legal action taken against disqualified contestant and or contestants. Anglers that become disqualified for cheating will also be listed as such in writing and public notice may be made.
37. The Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. its staff and or employees, ownership, and sponsors are not responsible for loss or damage of any contestant personal property or equipment or phones, cameras, etc. Exercise caution and smart practices to secure your property and equipment.
38.ClassicS Masters Calcutta: the ClassicS Masters Calcutta is cash buy in option that anglers have option to purchase or ‘buy-in’ when registering for a tournament. The payout is 100% to the Top 3 winning anglers that also purchased ticket (buy-in) during registration as follows: 50%, 30%, 20%. The KFC will put $200.00 into each ClassicS Master Calcutta to get it going. This is for every tournament in the 2017 tournament series year. Purchase price to buy-in $50.00 for each participating angler who wishes to play the ClassicS Master Calcutta. All funds from the ticket purchase and the $200.00 KFC donation are paid out at each tournament to the top three participants in the ClassicS Masters Calcutta at the awards following weigh in. All pay outs will be issued in the form of a check to the 3 winners. YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT TIME OF REGISTRATION for the tournament.  EXAMPLE of ClassicS Masters Calcutta: 40 anglers register for tournament in which 20 anglers purchase additional entry into the ClassicS Masters Calcutta at $50 each for a total of  $1,000.00 plus KFC donation of $200.00 = $1,200.00 in prize money available total. Split with top 3 eligible  anglers a payout of: 
1st place = $600.00  2nd place = $360.00 and 3rd place = $240.00
37. 1. PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY. Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. A completed entry form, waiver, and entry fee must be received no later than the published entry date. All minors must be accompanied by signing parent or legal guardian while fishing, at the weigh in and awards ceremony. The responsibility and safety for said minor is solely that of the signing parent or legal guardian. Parent and or legal guardian holds harmless Tropic Bay Inc Kayak Fishing ClassicS and their ownership, officers and employees.
38. Registration: Early registration begins on posted date and ends at midnight of the last Sunday before the tournament weekend. Late registration begins on the following Monday right after early registration closes. There is a $20.00 late fee for late registration. ALL registration closes at posted notice by the national tournament director.
39. Captain’s Meeting: All Captain’s Meetings are online for the convenience of contestants and must be attended by ALL contestants. You will have to log in at the Captain’s Meeting Online of the KFC website to be counted as having attended. This is for your safety and is a MUST. You will be required to attend the Captain’s Meeting at the conclusion of your registration process. Captain’s Meetings are short and to the point and contain important information.
40. iAngler Tournament Code: You will receive your iAngler Tournament code that must be entered into our tournament on the iAngler Tournament website. (You must download the iAngler Tournament App one time into your smart phone). Log in to iAngler Tournament and select our tournament by name, enter your given code and this will place you on the leader board. 
 
41. WAVIOR OF LIABILITY 
By signing below or by registering as a USER on the official KFC website, you agree and understand the rules set forth for the 2016 Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. event and agree to the following Release of Liability. PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING or REGISTERING:
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the TBKFC, Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. fishing tournaments for the year 2015 the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in tournament fishing does exist, and
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and
3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Tropic Bay Guides Inc., its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE
EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THERE TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.  I further agree that by typing my name in the provided space of the electronic entry form constitutes your legal signature and is the same as you singing this agreement by hand.
 Waiver of Liability Form for contestants 18 years old and older: By clicking Submit you are waiving your rights to litigation and give up your rights to sue. By clicking Submit you also acknowledge that by doing so constitutes a legal signature and that you are at least 18 years of age. You herby acknowledge that this event has possible dangers from the water, man, machine and or beast, weather including lightening, storms and wind.
Ocean kayak fishing may be dangerous and you must be at least 18 years old to enter or have parent/legal guardian written consent. You must wear a PFD at all time on the water. If you feel threatened in any way or at any time, you are directed to return to the nearest shore and call for help.
By signing this form you acknowledge the possible dangers, known and unknown, involved in this event and that you and or your legal guardians and heirs, are solely responsible and waive all rights of litigation, promise and swear not to sue and do hold harmless the Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Tropic Bay Inc. and or its officers, principles, sponsors, host sponsors or any company or individual involved in this event.
You also swear that you will follow these rules and report any violations to the Tournament Director. You furthermore state and acknowledge that you understand and agree with all contained and written here within and freely and willingly, without reservation and without being coerced in any way, sign and agree to this legally binding document/form and consider it to be a legal and binding contract or device. Furthermore you have read all rules and will comply with them at all times during the event. The rules are displayed on this website and that you fully read them. You agree and understand the rules set forth for the 2016 Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics event and agree to the following Release of Liability.
PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING: In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the TBKFC fishing tournaments for the year 2016 the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in tournament fishing does exist, and 2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and 3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Tropic Bay Guides Inc., its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THERE TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY CLICKING SUBMIT YOU ARE SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT 
42. MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD PRINT & RETURN THE FOLLOWING: THE FOLLOWING: FOR MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD a signed ‘Waiver of Liability’ is a must. Your parents or legal guardian must contact national tournament director by phone as well. This waiver must be WAVIOR OF LIABILITY FOR MINORS (below).
By signing and registering your minor child as a USER on the official KFC website and registering him/her for a KFC tournament, you agree and understand the rules set forth for the 2016 Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. event and agree to the following Release of Liability. PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING or REGISTERING:
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the TBKFC, Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. fishing tournaments for the year 2016 the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in tournament fishing does exist, and
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and
3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Tropic Bay Guides Inc., its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE
EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THERE TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.  I further agree that by typing my name in the provided space of the electronic entry form constitutes your legal signature and is the same as you singing this agreement by hand.
 Waiver of Liability Form: By clicking Submit you are waiving your rights to litigation and give up your rights to sue. By clicking Submit you also acknowledge that by doing so constitutes a legal signature and that you are at 18 years of age. You herby acknowledge that this event has possible dangers from the water, man, machine and or beast, weather including lightening, storms and wind.
Ocean kayak fishing may be dangerous and you must be at least 18 years old to enter or have parent/legal guardian written consent to do so. You MUST wear a PFD at all time on the water. If you feel threatened in any way or at any time, you are directed to return to shore. Registered Minor legal guardian must be on the water with minor child at all times.
By signing this form you acknowledge the possible dangers, known and unknown, involved in this event and that you and or your legal guardians and heirs, are solely responsible and waive all rights of litigation, promise and swear not to sue and do hold harmless the Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Tropic Bay Inc. and or its officers, principles, sponsors, host sponsors or any company or individual involved in this event.
You also swear that you will follow these rules and report any violations to the Tournament Director. You furthermore state and acknowledge that you understand and agree with all contained and written here within and freely and willingly, without reservation and without being coerced in any way, sign and agree to this legally binding document/form and consider it to be a legal and binding contract or device. Furthermore you have read all rules and will comply with them at all times during the event. The rules are displayed on this website and that you fully read them. You agree and understand the rules set forth for the 2016 Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics event and agree to the following Release of Liability.
PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING: In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the TBKFC fishing tournaments for the year 2016 the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate and agree that: 1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in tournament fishing does exist, and 2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown and assume full responsibility for my participation and 3. I agree to comply with the terms and conditions of participation, and 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives and next of kin, hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless and agree not to sue, the Tropic Bay Kayak Fishing Classics, Tropic Bay Guides Inc., its officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, sponsors and advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lesser of premises used to conduct the event.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF AGREEMENT AND THE RULES GOVERNING THESE EVENTS, FULLY UNDERSTAND THERE TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY CLICKING SUBMIT YOU ARE SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT 
signed by legal guardian of minor child.
 
MINOR CHILD'S LEGAL NAME:   _____________________________________________
 
MINOR'S DATE OF BIRTH:   _______/_______/__________
 
PRINT LEGAL GUARDIAN NAME: _____________________________________________
 
SIGN LEGAL GURDIAN NAME:  _______________________________________________
 
DATE: ______/_______/______________
 
LEGAL GURDIAN PHONE NUMBER:_____-_____-_____________
 
LEGAL GURDAIN EMAIL ADDRESS:
 
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