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.
- Carefully submit and review your catch.
- Do not trust the technology to manage your submissions. Review everything, and try to avoid last second submissions and reviews whenever possible.
- 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.
Read more “TourneyX Usage and Photo Review 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!
CKA Event #5
Lake Badin, NC
June 3, 2017
CKA welcomes Anglers to Event #5 on Badin Lake (last visited by us in 2014). It’s the Southernmost Lake on the Yadkin/Pee-Dee river chain and one of the oldest impounded lakes in North Carolina.
Badin contains 5,350 surface acres of water, 115 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 90 feet with a maximum depth of 190 feet. This diverse fishery hosts all three major Black Bass species (Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted Bass) as well as Striped Bass and Walleye. With its deep structure, rocky islands, grassy shorelines, flats, points and boat docks, there will be ample opportunity for every style of fishing.
This will be a single launch event from the Badin Public Access and Swimming area. The area is in a small park, just north of the boat launch at the southern end of the lake. Anglers will also check back into this same area at the conclusion of the event.
There are four events remaining (not including the October Top 25 event)…… The AOY standings remain very competitive. Remember that CKA takes the angler’s best six event finishes for the season towards your AOY points, so there is still a great opportunity to work towards both AOY and the top 25.
Sign Up: 5:00am – 5:45am
*** Sign up ends sharply at 5:45am, we will not be able to accommodate late anglers***
*** Anglers may launch from either the park or the ramp but please note the Captains meeting will be held on the water at the park area***
Blast Off: 6:00am
*** Captains meeting on the water just before blast off. Anglers must stay within designated area***
Check In: 2:00pm (late penalties start at 2:01pm)
Photo Upload Cutoff: 2:30pm
Sign up and Pay at Tourney X: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-tournament-5-badin-lake
38828 NC 740
New London, NC 28127
With kayak fishing season in full swing, this is a reminder that our primary sponsor Get:Outdoors offers all current CKA anglers a 15% discount on all in-store products. Get:Outdoors currently has all the latest kayak fishing gear from major brands, and the discount applies to all products in the shop.
To qualify for the discount:
- You must have fished a CKA event during the 2017 season.
- Purchase your product in-store (not on-line)
- Make your purchase before the end of the 2017 calendar year.
CKA thanks Get:Outdoors for its support of our series. Please support them, too.
Contact Cory Dreyer for more details or if you have questions: (800) 450-6819
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