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OFFICIAL RULES OF OF CABELA’S KING KAT EVENTS
All rules rules are are to to to to provide a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a fair and and and equal playing field for all competitors and and and are are based on on on on a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a (2) (2) person person person team team team Some states states have trophy fish laws and/or individual rod limits limits that take precedent over our our tournament rules rules In those states states 3 person person person teams will be restricted to to to to the same limits limits as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a (2) (2) person person person team team team 1 1 This is is is is a a a a a a a a a a a team team event Team will consist of of of one one or or two persons with one one exception A third third person person person may accompany the the team team provided the the third third person person person is is is is under 16 years years of of of age age or or over 65 years years of of of age age Six (6) rod limit rule still applies 2 In case of of extreme water/weather conditions VMD Promotions LLC reserves the the the right to postpone or cancel this event with the the the return of of entry fees by mail 3 Late registration will will be be held the day before competition at at at at at specified location from 5-7 pm pm Captains Meeting/Seminar will will follow at at at at at 7pm Each team must have a a a a a a a a a a a a a representive present present 4 There will will be be no meeting late registration or or or boat launch launch the the morning morning of the the event Anglers will will be be allowed to to to launch launch on on tournament tournament water at at at at at 5am tournament tournament morning morning No fishing is fis is allowed until 6:30am 5 5 Refunds shall only be be made in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a life threatening emergency or death in in in the the family Entry fees may be be moved and and credited to another event with 2 2 full week notice and and payment of $25 00 Transfer fee fee (NO TRANSFER OR OR REFUND WITHIN 14 DAYS OF EVENT FOR ANY REASON - NO NO EXCEPTIONS)
6 Teams must compete from a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a boat boat boat and remain in in in in in in in the boat boat boat during competition Fishing within within 50 50 yards yards of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a marina gas pump or or within within 50 50 yards yards of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a competitor’s boat boat boat which was first anchored is prohibited 7 All fish fish weighed must be be be be caught by rod rod and reel only A A maximum of 6 rods per boat may may be be be be used except where state limit fis is fis set at at at at a a a a a a a a a a a lesser number No catfish may may be be be be taken from trot jug or limb lines 8 Teams must comply with state fishing and and and boating boating regulations including the the use of of PFDs and and and kill switches Fishing and and and boating boating licenses are the the responsibility of of team members 9 Fishing hours for events shall be be be 6:30 AM until 3:00 PM PM All All anglers must must be be be in in in in the the weigh-in line by 4:00 PM PM All All boats must must be be be launched from a a a a a a a a a a a a public public ramp ramp and may not leave the the public public ramp ramp area
before 5am 10 Anglers cannot be be back on on the water after Day Day 1 1 weigh in in at at Super Events until Day Day 2 competition begins 11 Any legal commercial or natural bait will be be be allowed No fishing known chum holes Fish must be be be a a a a a a a minimum of 15” in in in length to be be be weighed 12 Blue Cat Cat Cat Channel Cat Cat Cat or Flathead Cat Cat Cat may be be weighed A team limit of 5 fish maximum must be be alive to weigh weigh in 13 The use of mobile communication devices such as cellular phones marine radios etc to to communicate fishing information during tournament hours fis is prohibited 14 In case of a a a a a a a a a tie for for a a a a a a a a a qualifying team a a a a a a a a a coin flip conducted by the the tournament director will decide who qualifies for for the the championships 15 Any team having a a a a a a a a a a a a a a member who who fails or or or refuses to take a a a a a a a a a a a a a a polygraph test test test or or or whose condition does not permit administration of of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a test test test because of of of contestant’s use use use of of of alcohol or or or drugs will be be be disqualified
and that team will not be allowed to participate in any future VMD Promotions events 16 Any protest protest must must be be made in in in in in in writing to to to the the the the tournament director within 30 minutes following the the the the end of of the the the the official weigh-in A A protest protest must must state the the the the rule number(s) broken 17 The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited during any King Kat activities 18 The use of of or or display of of any tobacco products in in in in weigh-in line on on stage or or during awards ceremonies is is prohibited 19 Wanton unsportsmanlike conduct may be be grounds for disqualification i if circumstances require Decision of Tournament Director will be be final 20 All tournaments will will have boundaries and will will be defined fin in each tournament tournament brochure 21 Membership in in in in King King Kat Kat Association is required to participate in in in in Cabela’s King King Kat Kat Tournaments 22 Culling must be be done prior to to adding fish fish fish to to weigh in in in in in in container container When fish fish fish are placed placed in in in in in in container container they cannot be be replaced with another fish fish fish Release
At the the the the the the the request of of of VMD Promotions LLC any any any randomly selected selected team team team team or or or or one one member member member of of of any any any team team team team that that that qualifies for a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a prize prize must submit to to to to to and and and pass pass a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a POLYGRAPH TEST and/or any any any other test test test deemed necessary to to to to to determine compliance with tournament tournament rules Only one one member member member member member of of of of of the the the the the the the the the the the the team team team team team team selected selected by by the the the the the the the the the the the the tournament tournament director will will will will will be be be be be be be be be be tested If If that that that member member member member member passes the the the the the the the the the the the the test test test test test test the the the the the the the the the the the the prize prize prize earned by by the the the the the the the the the the the the team team team team team team will will will will will be be be be be be be be be be awarded awarded If If that that that member member member member fails the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the test test test test test test test test the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the team team team team will will will will will be be be be be be be be be disqualified
and and and neither member member member member of of of of of of of of the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the team team team team will will will will will be be be be be be be be be awarded awarded a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a prize prize The decision decision of of of of of of of of the the the the the the the the the the the the the the the test test test test test test test test examiner examiner will will will will will be be be be be be be be be final Contestants Contestants agree agree to to to to to release VMD Promotions LLC and and and its its sponsors sponsors of of of of of of of of these these these events from from any any liability arising from from the the the the the the the the the the the the the administration of of of of of of of of the the the the the the the the the the the the the test test test test test test and/or and/or the the the the the the the the the the the the the decision decision decision of of of of of of of of the the the the the the the the the the the the the test test test test test test examiner examiner Contestants Contestants also agree agree that any any mention of of of of of of of of names or or or or or or use use of of of of of of of of photographic likenesses may be be be used by by King Kat and/or and/or VMD VMD VMD Promotions Promotions Promotions LLC LLC LLC and and and and and its its national sponsors sponsors for for promotional purposes All decisions regarding compliance with these these these rules rules rules and and and and and the the the the the the the the the the the the interpretation of of of of of of of these these these rules rules rules will be be be made by by the the the the the the the the tournament tournament director and and and and and VMD VMD VMD Promotions Promotions Promotions LLC LLC LLC which reserves the the the the the the the the right to to to to make additional reasonable rules rules rules rules for for for for the the the the the the the the conduct of of of their tournaments if circumstances require VMD VMD VMD Promotions Promotions Promotions LLC LLC LLC (d/b/a Cabela’s King Kat) does not discriminate for for for reasons of of race creed color or or or or or or or national origin and and we abide by all rules rules set forth in in in in the the the the the American Disabilities Act Code of Ethics
Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail Trail is fis fis America’s America’s Premier Catfish Trail Trail Much media coverage and and and and attention will will be be be be be be focused on on on our our our our our events and and and and especially at at at at at at at the the the the the weigh-in weigh-in sites Please present yourself in in in in in in such a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a way as as as we we we we we can all all be be be be be be be be proud Dress accordingly at at at at at at at at the the the the the the weigh-ins and and and and be be be be be be be be at at at at at at at at the the the the the the top of of of your your behavior The better image we we we we we project to to to our our our our our sponsors sponsors and and and and America’s America’s youth the the the the the the more highlight the the the the the the sport of of of catfishing will will will receive This will be be be be be of of great benefit to to those who are seeking their own sponsorship’s as as well Driftmaster Driftmaster Bonus Program 2019
To qualify for for the the the the the the Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster bonus program: 1 1 The The The anglers will need to to donate $20 (cost of decals) to to the the the the the the scholar- ship fund 2 2 2 Angler must must must have have have the the the the the the pro pro staff logo logo on on on on on on on on their their their boat boat at at at at at at at weigh in 3 They They must must must have have have a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster logo on on on on on on on their their shirt OR OR hat hat (Contact Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster for for for hats or or or or patches) 4 They must must have only Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster rod holders on on on on on on on their their boat Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Bonus: If a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a qualified
angler wins a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tournament tournament he he he he he he he gets gets 1 1 entry fee ($300) paid for for for any of the the the the remaining 2019
tournaments OR OR $300 $300 in in in in in in Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster Driftmaster merchandise merchandise Bonus Bonus for the Championships: Winner gets gets $500 cash or or $600 in in in merchandise HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2019
$120 000 CABELA’S KING KAT CLASSIC
Several ways exist for for anglers to to to to qualify qualify to to to to the the 2019
Cabela’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic •
any teams teams teams teams have previously qualified
bumping down accordingly will will occur •The top 50 points teams teams will will automatically automatically qualify to to to to to the the Cabela’s Cabela’s King Kat Classic •If you you you you enter a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a minimum of of 5 5 events in in in in in fin in in 2019
you you you you automatically automatically advance to to to to to to the the the Cabela’s Cabela’s King King King Kat Kat Kat Classic Classic •Lastly if if you you you you finish in in in fin in in the the the top 3 of of an an an affiliate club event event event and fish at at at at at least 1 1 King King Kat Kat event event event you you you you will qualify to to to to the the the Classic Classic 2019
POINTS RACE
Qualify for the the $120 000 Cabela’s King Kat Classic through the the 200 Points Race System
Points race race for for 2019
2019
with $30 000 up for for grabs! Entering the the points points race race is is as as as as as easy as as as as as entering an event Every Every team who enters a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tournament tournament during the the 2019
2019
season will accumulate points points (Classic Included) Everyone is is fis in in in in in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 200 200 point point point point system (Example – 200pts for for for 1st 199 for for for 2nd 198 for for for 3rd etc) If you you fish a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tournament tournament tournament and do not weigh-in weigh-in you you must check in in in in in in in with the the the the the the tournament tournament tournament director prior to to to to to to the the the the the the end of of the the the the the the weigh-in weigh-in to to to to to to receive 100 show points points Total points points will will be be based on your best five tournament tournament results In the the the the the the the the case of of a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tie tie the the the the the the the the largest fish caught at at at the the the the the the the the Classic Classic by a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a tied team team will will will determine the the the the the winner The top 50 teams in in in in points will automatically advance to to to to the the the the the Cabela’s King Kat Classic Classic The top top 3 teams teams teams at at at at each each local event and top top 25 teams teams teams at at at at each each Super Event will will qualify qualify for for the the Cabela’s Cabela’s King King Kat Kat Classic Classic If Points Race Cash Awards in in 2019
1st - - - - $10 000 6th 6th - - - - $1400 11th - - - - $800 16th - - - - $450 2nd - - - - $4 $4 000 7th 7th - - - - $1200 12th - - - - $700 17th - - - - $400 3rd - - - - $2 000 8th 8th - - - - $1100 13th - - - - $600 18th - - - - $350 4th 4th - - - - $1 $1 800 9th 9th - - - - $1000 14th - - - - $550 19th - - - - $300 5th 5th - - - - $1 700 10th - - - - $900 15th - - - - $500 20th - - - - $250
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