The CKA standings are heating up as we approach mid season!
In the AOY race, Joey Sullivan has emerged as a favorite after three strong events, but with 5 remaining anything can happen. Will the Hawj dynasty finally be dethroned?
Last year’s ROY race was a burner and this year’s race is no different. The leaders are tightly bunched, and two rookies (Jason leach and Adam Petrone) are in the top 10 of the overall AOY rankings, too.
Looking ahead, remember that Tuckertown (June 1st) is the last chance for anglers to retain their AOY points. If you plan to do so, please bring $20 to the event. This is especially important for rookies who plan to fish with us, as there are still enough events remaining (5) for a first year CKA angler to fish the minimum number of events (4) for that title.
Here are the updated standings. As always, send us an email if you spot an error!
2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 AOY
2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 ROY(1)
We have posted the current ROY standings. If we missed someone, or made an error in points, let us know through a private message and we will fix it. This first list took a bit longer because we have to comb through past seasons to check that we didn’t accidentally add someone who fished before.
If you know someone who is thinking about signing up, encourage them. There are still 2 events remaining to pay the member fee that allows anglers to keep points, and with three-quarters of the season left, the race is still wide open. Remember to support these new anglers – they are the future of the sport!
Here is the link to the standings page: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3951
To win a CKA tournament is no small feat, and to win one of the year round prizes or events is even harder – the competition is fierce, the season is long and the pressure is high. CKA anglers have gone on to national prominence in the sport and it all begins with a record of sustained dominance in competition within our series.
And so to honor the 2018 anglers who won the major seasonal awards, CKA worked with artist Ross Myers at Bass Trophies Online to present the anglers with trophies to commemorate their wins. Ross has dozens of trophy designs and styles to choose from, including trophies specific to kayak fishing. Look him up if you need a nice trophy for your club!
And so: to the Rookie of the Year Keith McGee, the angler of the Year P.C. Hawj, and the winner of the Tournament of Champions, Joey Sullivan – your day has come. We will present the trophies today at the post-event check-in, at around 3:45 pm, after the Burlington Bash. Tune in, everyone, because we will broadcast it live on Facebook!
Thanks again to Ross for the beautiful trophies, and congratulations again to our 2018 winners!
We hope everyone is riding out the remainder of Hurricane Florence in safety. Based on current conditions and the current forecast, we are planning to conclude the regular season this coming Saturday at the Gate City Classic/KBF Trail. Sign up!
As you will see in the standings, the race remains open in both categories. In the Angler of the Year race, defending AOY PC Hawj holds a slim lead with a couple anglers breathing right down his neck. Mathematically speaking, any one of the top 16 anglers could take the crown, although probabilities decrease the farther down you go on the list.
In the Rookie of the Year race, the top 8 anglers all have a shot, and only 2 points separate the top 2 anglers!
We finish it this Saturday, Sept 22nd, at the Classic!!!!!
The ROY/AOY file is below in Excel spreadsheet format. To toggle between AOY and ROY standings, go to the bottom of the Excel file, here: CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 09142018
Hello everyone! Here is the 2nd of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!
CKA crowns an Angler of the Year at the finish of every tournament season. The AOY is determined by the sum of an angler’s best tournaments over the course of a season. Beginning with our first season in 2014, when Buster Swisher won the first CKA AOY trophy, CKA has recognized a hard won AOY every year. This year has been competitive, with several anglers (Melvin Yang, Bob Dainton, PC Hawj) holding the top spot at some point. This is partly due to the new points system – one bad day on the water, or one strong finish, can swing anglers in and out of the top spot. With 6 events in the bag, anglers will now begin shedding their lowest point totals, so anything can happen in the two remaining tournaments.
When it is over, the 2018 AOY will be determined at the Gate City Classic. The AOY prize package includes:
A Native Slayer XC 12 Kayak
$500 Get Outdoors Gift Certificate
Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)
A Custom engraved trophy, designed by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies.