CKA has adopted Tourney X to upload (in real time) tournament photographs for the 2017 season. This is a great website and very easy to use. Please read through the material below and if there are still questions, we have answers. We promise, once you put this to use, it will be a valuable tool. And the account set up is free.
What is it?
TourneyX is a website (soon to have an app, too) for live check in of fish caught in tournaments. You can save the home page to your phone for easy access. It is used primarily by kayak angling tournaments and series because of the CPR format we use: Catch – Photo –Release. Anglers catch a fish, take a photo of the fish (with ID tag) on their Hawg Trough and upload it to the site for live scoring.
What are the benefits?
While the basic account is free, each CKA angler pays a $5 use fee for each tournament. Anglers pay that fee at tournament check in. The fee brings the following benefits:
- Impartial, off-site judging of photographs
- All anglers can see submitted photographs
- A tournament record for each event
- Anglers can cull fish without sorting through photos later in the day
- Friends or family can follow events on-line in real-time
- Expedited results at the end of the day
In addition, a TourneyX account allows anglers
- Access to other kayak fishing events from around the country.
- A profile upgrade that features top catches, top performances and other fishing data
- The new website will allow anglers to “map” their catches, creating a useful record of where fish were caught, that only the angler can see.
How do I set up an account?
Register for an angler account at this link: https://tourneyx.com/register/
The TourneyX tutorial video is also useful. You can view it here: http://tourneyx.com/video_tutorial/
Can I fish in events if I do not use a smart phone?
Yes. But an angler who uses a digital camera must still have a TourneyX account as the judges will manually upload photographs (see more on this point in the summary below) from your SD card. If you do not have an SD card, we will be unable to upload your fish and they will not be scored. Texted photos will not be scored either because the text message may change the geo-location data and time stamp on the image. Note however that it is possible to synch some digital cameras with smart phones via Bluetooth, so you can photograph the fish with your camera and upload it from your phone without exposing your phone to water or other accidents. We strongly recommend that Anglers create an account and use their phone but there are other options as listed above.
Can I still fish in an event if I do not have a TourneyX account?
No. If you do not have an account, your fish will not be scored. There are no exceptions: every angler must pay the $5 TourneyX fee at tournament check in and create a free account.
We encourage all anglers to practice and learn the proper landing techniques so as to minimize injury to the fish (or angler). Equally as important, anglers must submit a clear photograph with the fish correctly displayed to the tournament judges in order to receive points for the catch.
CKA will reserve the right to make further adjustments to the photo submission format.
We thank everyone for making the transition to TourneyX with us. It is an excellent photo upload site, and as you will see it makes the tournament experience more transparent and exciting. Please let us know if you have any questions and remember to set up your accounts.