CKA Tournament payouts are calculated according to the number of anglers participating in each event. As the chart below indicates, when entry fees exceed a certain threshold of anglers, payout places increase as the tournament pot is divided by the number of places to be paid. Events with up to 39 anglers pay out to 3rd place (there is one exception, the Tournament of Champions, where the top 25 anglers compete, but only the 1st place angler receives a payout). When an event has 40 or more anglers, payout places increase by one place for every 10 anglers, so 40 or more anglers pays 4th place, 50 or more pays 5th place, and so on.
Anglers must be present in order to receive payouts, which take place after standings are tabulated at a tournament’s conclusion.
The pdf attachment in the following link illustrates the payout ratios, calculated by number of entries, minus the H.O.W. charitable deduction: new-2016-cka-10x-payout-05032016