The 2019 CKA Tournament of Champions will be held from 7 am – 3 pm at Jordan Lake on Saturday, October 26th. We will use the Ebenezer Church Boat Ramp for the post-event check in. The ramp address is: 2582 Beaver Creek Rd, Apex, NC 27502
The tournament will follow all of the standard rules, with the following changes:
- The Tournament will be a 1 day event(rain date is Sunday, October 27th)
- The event will have a 5 fish limit
- There is no entry fee
- Anglers can use any Identifier card from the 2019 season. These include CKA and KBF ID cards. Anglers can also use a blank ID card or make their own ID card with a sponsor logo on it, so long as the ID code is clearly legible on the card.
- The tournament ID code will be released on the evening of Friday, October 25th at 7 pm.
- The tournament will not use Tourneyx. Tournament directors will judge photos at check in.
- This is a multi-launch event. All public ramps on the lake are allowed; water adjacent to the lake that is not navigable without crossing a barrier is off-limits (for example, Weaver Creek Wildlife area is off-limits).
- Tournament hours are 7 am-3 pm
- Anglers may not launch prior to 6:30 am.
- Anglers begin fishing at 7 am.
- Anglers must be present at check in by 4 pm or they will be disqualified.
- The top 10 will be asked to post photos to Facebook or to message them to judges.
Cash payouts and additional Prizes will be awarded. The following prizes are guaranteed.
1st place: $1,000
Big Bass: $100
2nd place $100
3-10th place $50
After 8 events, the following anglers have qualified for the Tournament of Champions:
- Melvin Yang (1st place, Burlington Bash)
- Joey Sullivan (1st Place, High Rock)
- Sammy Wilson (1st Place, Tuckertown)
- Will Lambert (1st Place, Randleman)
- Keith McGee (1st Place, Kerr-Scott)
- Bob Dainton (1st place, Gate City Classic)
The top 25 are also eligible (see full list below). There are no roll downs for the tournament.
- Will Lambert
- Joey Sullivan
- Sammy Wilson
- Rick Rowland
- Brooks Lanier
- Bob Dainton
- Jacob Miles
- Jason Leach
- Matthew Dunn
- Ryan Freeman
- Keith McGee
- Calvin Keller
- Chris Linville
- Melvin Yang
- Dustin Matthews
- William Queen
- Eric Nelson
- Marc Phillips
- Marcus Smith
- Adam Petrone
- Ron Gerber
- James Wevers
- Bobby Bowers
- Drew Blair
- Denny Romero