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How to qualify for KBF Semi Finals

This section is copied from the KBF Tournament Rules. 


There are a total of 7 Divisions hosting 4 Tournaments per Division for a total of 28 Tournaments.

Methods to qualify for the State Championship, Angler of the Year,

& Divisional Winners are listed below.

Buying of the single Divisional Tournament must be done at least 5 days prior to the tournament date. The Tournament Director for that tournament must have your cash money in his hand to be included in the payouts or your buy in won’t count.

At all 28 Divisional Tournaments all KBF members who compete or use the Buy In Option and have a total of 4 or more events will qualify for the State Championship.

[The method for tracking the Buy In Option will be determined that any & all events bought, that Contestant will only receive 1 Point per Bought Event in order to be tracked in the Tournament Program].

Division 1st Place Winners Angler And Co-Angler: At the end of the year the overall 1st place winners for each Division in both the Angler and Co-Angler categories are determined by fishing any or all 4 tournaments within that Division and finishing with the most points accumulated by fish weights for that Division only. (A Tournament that is bought and not fished will ONLY be eligible for 1 point per buy in toward the Divisional 1st Place winners).

Angler and Co-Angler of the Year Tournament: This will be held in conjunction with the State Championship. There will be a total of 17 Anglers and 17 Co-Anglers eligible to fish this tournament. To qualify for this tournament the KBF takes the 1st place finisher in points from each of the 7 divisions in both the Angler and Co-Angler divisions.

Overall Points will be derived from using the Best 4 events fished from the place of finish of all events fished

In addition the top 10 Anglers and Co-Anglers with the overall point totals for the year accumulated from all Divisions will also be eligible. The 10 Anglers and Co-anglers does not include the 1st place divisional Anglers and Co-Anglers winners already eligible.

You may fish as many of the 28 Divisional Tournaments available and acquire points from each one that will count towards your total points for the year.

(Points from your Top 4 tournaments will be added together to get your best score)

(A Tournament that is bought and not fished will ONLY accumulate 1 point per buyin towards the top 17 eligible for Angler or Co-Angler of the year).

Methods to qualify for the TBF National Semi-Final

 Primary Method

The State at years end will total the number of Participants for the year for all events and 10% of that amount will be invited to attend the TBF District # 03 Semi Final.

 After the total 10% is determined. The total number of invitees will be split in half to equal Boaters & Co Anglers

We have to send an equal number of Boaters and Co-Anglers so depending on your Best of 4 Point Total some Boaters may have to go as Co-Anglers just like we had previously done with the State Team. The KBF will pay for the entry fee to the Semi Finals for only the Top Angler & Top Co Angler.

Each Club can send their Top 2 Sticks to the TBF Nationals Semi-Finals

If you are a member of a KBF Club in good standing, said club may send 2 members who haven’t qualified in one of the Primary ways to qualify.  (KBF requires that a Club in good standing has paid all member dues and that a minimum of 3 members have competed at this years State Tournament.)

One of these will be the Boater and the other the Co-Angler and both must arrive at the TBF Semi Finals together.

These participants will be determined by the clubs administrators, and their names MUST be submitted to the KBF 2 days after the State Championship to be added to the Semi Final tournament roster . . These participants must pay their own entry fee of $100 for Co-Angler and $200 for Boater into the TBF Semi Finals. These members will be eligible to move on to the TBF Nationals just like the other members that qualified the Primary way.

The Semi-Finals and beyond are run by TBF rules.

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