2020 CKA Tournament of Champions

2020 Tournament of Champions

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

CKA established the Tournament of Champions to reward the top 25 anglers in the AOY standings with an opportunity to fish for one last prize. The 2016 edition was a single day event won by Denny Romero on the Yadkin River, the 2017 event was a two day long event won by Melvin Yang. Joey Sullivan won a 2 day event in 2018, and Keith McGee won a single day event in 2019. Who will win 2020?

This post contains

  • Lake information & Payouts
  • Registration and Format
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Boundaries, Rules, launches
  • Post-Event Check-In info
  • List of Qualified Anglers

Lake Information & Payouts

The 2020 Tournament of Champions will be held on Kerr Lake. This is a 1 day event. There is no entry fee for this event, and no TourneyX sign up. Payouts are as follows:

1st Place for this event is guaranteed $1,000

2nd place is $500

3rd place $250

Registration and Format

Your best five fish will count to your limit. The angler with the longest 5 fish limit wins. The minimum length is 8”, as per CKA rules.  

We do not use TourneyX for the Tournament of Champions. In keeping with tradition and the old school check in format of our sport, you will bring your photos to the check in at Henderson Point. There, you will fill out a scoring sheet with your totals. Directors will review the sheets and then review photos. After the winner is announced, the angler must post photos to Facebook.

ToC anglers may fish the simultaneous Battle at the Border event.

You must use a CKA identifier card. The card is posted at this link on our website, in the 6th bullet point: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=25

We will release the unique code during the Captains Meeting on Facebook Live on Friday, Oct 16th at 8:30 pm.

 Boundaries and Launches

The event boundaries are as follows:

The Western boundary on the Dan River is the 360 bridge in South Boston.

The Northern boundary on the Staunton River is the 360 bridge, too.

The Eastern boundary is the Kerr dam. No fishing below the dam.

The tournament is a multi-launch event and all public launches are available to anglers.

For a list of park managed launches and NC Wildlife launches, see this link: https://www.ncparks.gov/kerr-lake-state-recreation-area/activities

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license. North Carolina has a license reciprocity agreement with Virginia for Kerr Lake, so you can fish the Virginia side with your N.C. license.

Please follow parking regulations practice good ramp etiquette at the lake’s public launches.

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license, and follow parking regulations at the launches, as this popular lake is closely monitored by NC Wildlife officers.

 

Event Info

Sign up Free
Event Date Oct 17, 2020
Format 5 fish (12” minimum).
Captains Meeting Facebook 10/16, 8:30 pm
Earliest Launch 6:30 am
Lines in 7:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 3:00 pm/4:00 pm
Results CKA Facebook, Saturday 8:30 pm
   

 

Post Event Check in

Check in at the Henderson Point Launch by 4 pm.

Address: 1395 Reverend Henderson Rd. Henderson, NC 27537, Henderson, NC 27537

We will have our trophy presentations at the post event check in.

 

Qualified Anglers

Charles Crews* (R)

Ricky Rowland*

Shelly Efird

Justin Finger

Keith McGee

Eric Nelson

Ryan Freeman

James Wevers*

Matthew Dunn

Christopher Decker (R)

Jacob Ly

Chris Linville

Brian Falbe

Jereme Olshefski

Calvin Keller

William Queen

Dustin Matthews*

Rick Morris

Stephen Bell (R)

James Smith (R)

Garriett Chavis (R)

Bernie Garrett

Joey Sullivan

Jeremy Hicks

Will Lambert*

Sammy Wilson*

Jack Chambers

Jacob Miles

Garrett Gincley (R)

Henry Veggian

Denny Romero

 

CKA 2020 Tournament of Champions update

The Gate City Classic is the last points-awarding event of the season, so it is the last chance to win a spot in the Tournament of Champions. You can do that by winning the Classic or by finishing in the top 25 to earn a spot in this exclusive, entry-free event.

After 7 events, the following anglers have qualified for the Tournament of Champions:

  • Larry Moua (1st place, Shearon Harris)
  • Sammy Wilson (1st Place, Wild Waters)
  • Charles Crews (1st Place, Tuckertown, AOY & ROY)
  • James Wevers (1st Place, High Rock/Randleman)
  • Teng Vue (1st Place, Hickory)
  • Rick Rowland (1st Place, Cape Fear, Reese/Lucas)
  • 2019 AOY Will Lambert

Additionally, the 1st place winner at the Gate City Classic will also become eligible. Also, double qualifier spots will roll down in the AOY Standings list (that makes 3 roll downs so far, because Charles is triple qualified and Rick is double qualified).

Current AOY standings can be viewed at https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=4445

Register here for the Gate City Classic, this coming Saturday, September 19th: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2020-event-8-gate-city-classic

 

Additional details

Date: Oct 17th

Cost: Free Entry (Optional Big Bass $10.00)

Where: Announced at Gate City Classic

Format: 5 fish, single day event

No Tourneyx Sign up required: Old school check in style (photos checked on location by TD, posted to FB later.

 

 

CKA 2019 Tournament of Champions

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

Format

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.

Read more “CKA 2019 Tournament of Champions”

CKA Tournament of Champions update

After 6 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)

As it stands, the cash prize pot is over $1,000.

Additional spots will be awarded to the Rookie of the Year and the AOY top 25. The 1st place winners at Kerr-Scott and the Gate City Classic will also become eligible. 1st Place winners at Kerr Lake and Jordan Lake would have qualified but did not pay member dues.

The tournament is scheduled for October 12th, and the lake for the tournament will be announced at the Gate City Classic.

 

The 2018 CKA Tournament of Champions

At the end of every season, the CKA hosts a bonus tournament for its top competitors. Last year, Melvin Yang won the 2017 crown at Lake Norman and the year before that it was Denny Romero on the Yadkin River. Who will be this year’s champion?

What follows is a timeline for the tournament, a list of anglers who qualified/accepted roll down spots and a map showing the check-in spot. We hope the trophies will be shipped in time, but we can assure you, the other prizes are ready!

Read more “The 2018 CKA Tournament of Champions”