CKA Tournament #6 & KBF Trail: Lake Randleman

CKA/KBF Trail Event

Randleman Lake, NC

July 8, 2017

 

 Overview

Welcome anglers to Event #6 of the 2017 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on July 8th at Randleman Lake located in Randleman, N.C. The event will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event.  Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously.

The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on Tourney X. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members.  This post contains

  • lake and license information,
  • rules (and links to complete rules)
  • launch information
  • registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

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CKA AOY Update June 2017

Hello everyone and thanks again to all of the anglers who recently fished at Lake Badin, as well as our sponsors for their generosity. CKA tournament attendance is up from last year and we are on track  break our seasonal attendance record. A few numbers below, courtesy of Mr. Butler:

  • 296 Anglers have fished in our 5 events to date
  • 139 different people have fished at least one of our events in 2017
  • 60 angler average per event

Once again, we thank everyone who competes with us to make CKA the most well-attended series in the state. These numbers would be even higher if some of our veteran anglers were not busy traveling to compete at KBF Trail events that have conflicted with our tournaments. The other side of that story is that we have welcomed many new kayak anglers to the series, and they have infused it with new talent. 

We have updated the Angler of the Year standings through 5 events (Norman, Falls, Jordan, Hickory and Badin). With 3 events remaining in the season there is room for earning points and the battle for the top spot remains close. Also, there is room to qualify for the top 5 (who qualify for KBF National Championship) and the Top 25.

An Excel file of the current and complete AOY standings can be found at this link: CKA AOY Standings 06192017

This PDF file contains the Badin Lake standings only: CKA_Event__5_Badin_Lake_Standings -Updated

We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Randleman on July 8th!!

CKA Update: Randleman Lake Tournament/KBF Trail event

Hello everyone, this is an update about CKA preparations for the next event on July 8th at Randleman Lake. Like the event we held earlier this season at Falls Lake, this will be be a 2 tournament event, with parallel competitions. One event will be CKA Tournament #6 and the other will be a KBF Trail event  (anglers can register for one or both). As before, there will be additional prizes and the KBF Trail event guarantees $1,000 for 1st place if at least 30 anglers participate. And also as before, we expect a big crowd of anglers from around the region and country.

We are currently tending to logistics and will communicate additional details in the coming days. A few early points for those planning travel:

a) The Friday night (July 7) Captains Meeting will be held at Get:Outdoors in Greensboro, N.C.

b) This will be a multi-launch event, with the lake’s two launches available to anglers.

c) Sign up for the Trail event is already available on Tourneyx. CKA event sign up will be available soon!

We will post complete details in the coming days, as well as CKA AOY updates, photo gallery updates, etc.

Sincerely,

Larry, Wayne, Henry and Cory

TourneyX Usage and Photo Review Update

We are now halfway through our first season utilizing Tourney X as our method of managing CPR tournament submissions. It honestly has been a great tool not only for tournament directors but for the anglers as well.  As is the case with any new tool there are both tech glitches and usage issues that arise and we thought at this point of the season it would be a good time to post some information and advice about a common usage problem. The two primary topics of this post are duplicate submissions and post-tournament photo review. Please read carefully.

One of the more pressing issues we are seeing this season is the mistaken submission of duplicate fish.  This generally happens when an angler hits the submit button again while a photo is already uploading or when an angler simply mistakes one photo of a fish for a photo of another fish. These are cases of angler error and not cases of cheating.

Nonetheless, anglers are ultimately responsible for uploading and maintaining the integrity of their photographed fish. This is why we give an extra 30 minutes after the check in to allow anglers to ensure they have uploaded the correct photographs. Although TourneyX is not visible for the last hour, anglers are still able to view and fix their own fish submissions (in both the web and app based tools) even while we have the site blacked out at day’s end (for an example, please reference figures 2 and 3 below). We recommend however that anglers avoid submitting and reviewing photos at the last minute. This can lead to mistakes at the end of a long, tiring day.

The CKA staff has a post event review process. Immediately after the event concludes, Tournament Directors review the winning fish before awarding prizes. In the following day(s), all submitted fish are reviewed a second time before the TourneyX CKA tournament standings are re-activated (fish are reviewed once during the event). If a duplicate fish is found during that process, we will DQ that fish and anglers will not be able to re-submit. Again, while judges score fish during the event, it is up to the angler to submit the correct fish. If a duplicate slips past us on a busy day, and it is caught later, it is still a duplicate and it will be taken down.

In summary:

  1. Carefully submit and review your catch.
  2. Do not trust the technology to manage your submissions. Review everything, and try to avoid last second submissions and reviews whenever possible.
  3. Duplicate fish submitted after an event has ended will be taken down and no re-submission will be allowed.

We understand that mistakes happen. We do not make executive decisions in order to punish anyone or embarrass anglers. It isn’t personal: it is simply about maintaining the stated rules. If you ever have a fish taken off the board, understand that. In the past an angler who has had a fish removed recognized his or her mistake and handled the removal well. We’d like to see that continue. Even more so, we would like for anglers to avoid the situation altogether, so please practice using TourneyX and review your fish during and after submission.

 

Assorted Advice:

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CKA 2017 AOY update

Hello everyone, and thanks again to all of the anglers who fished at Lake Hickory this past weekend, as well as our sponsors for their generosity. This is a quick post to inform you we have updated the Angler of the Year standings through 4 events (Norman, Falls, Jordan and Hickory). With 4 events remaining in the season there is plenty of room for earning points and gaining ground for the top spot, the top 5 (who qualify for KBF National Championship) and the Top 25.

The current AOY file can be found at this link: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=2223

We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Badin on June 3rd!