2012 KBF State Tournament Info

The Kentucky Bass Federation State Tournament will be held on Barkley/Kentucky Lakes on September 22nd & 23rd.  All information on Qualified Contestants and other information can be found on this website by clicking on Tournaments|Schedule/Results and scroll to the bottom for all information.

ATTENTION: ALL KBF Qualifiers, a letter has been prepared and is being mailed to each qualified contestant. The same letter is published below so that all can see.

August 15, 2012


Dear KBF Regional Qualifier,


Congratulations!  Finishing in the Top 2 in one of our Regional Qualifying Events is a real honor.  You have qualified for one of the  positions at the 2012 Kentucky Bass Federation, Inc. – State Championship Tournament

In addition to the above Qualified Contestants any KBF Member that competed/paid for 4 or more of the 16 scheduled Regional events has also Qualified to participate at this years State Tournament.

The tournament will be held September 21st thru 23rd, 2012 at Kuttawa, Kentucky on Ky/Barkley Lakes. Launch will be out of the Kuttawa Ramp.   There will be a MANDATORY pre-tournament banquet and meeting on Friday, September 21,2012.  Meeting and Banquet will be at Jet A Marine, Calvert City, Ky. Registration will be open at 2:30 PM.

All contestants must be registered by 4:45PM.

The MEETING will start at 5:00 PM promptly and we will be ready to begin eating at approximately 6 PM.  During the evening everyone is asked to extend a hearty Thank You to Mr. Kerry Clark of Jet A Marine for his sponsorship of this event.

The purpose of this tournament is to compete for the opportunity to participate on the 2013 KBF State Team. This privilege will go to the Top 6 Anglers & the Top 6 Co Anglers in this tournament.  The 2013 State Team will be representing Kentucky in June of 2013 at the TBF, Inc. Southern Divisional Tournament in Tennessee.

(Tournament location & exact site will be announced at a later date)


The Top individual  (Angler or Co Angler) on the 2013 State Team will advance as a Angler to the TBF,Inc. National Championship Tournament.  From there, you may qualify to compete in the prestigious BFL All American and/or the FLW Cup Championship.  The 2nd Place State Team Member (Angler or Co Angler) will advance to the same events as a Co Angler.

Again, I congratulate you on your accomplishment!




Donnie Cato, President


Entry Fees:

Angler: $75.00         Co Angler: $50.00


Entry forms WILL NOT be mailed out, to make everything as simple as possible, all you need to do is mail your entry fee in.

Entry can be paid by check if mailed and received on/before September 10

ALL ENTRIES not received by KBF by the 10th MUST be paid in CASH at the Registration Meeting


Mail your entry fee to :


KBF, Inc.

% Gerald Smith

8305 Red Stone Hill Rd

Louisville, KY 40214

When contacting Jerry with your entry fee also tell him how many persons will be attending with you.

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