CKA Tournament payouts are calculated according to the number of anglers participating in each event. 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. For example, through 2021, events with up to 39 anglers paid out to 3rd place. Payout places increase by one place for every 10 anglers, so 40 or more anglers paid 4th place, 50 or more paid 5th place, and so on for 10% of the field.
Anglers must be present through post event check-in for live event or must present proof of a valid NC fishing license and show their Ketch Board for online events in order to receive payouts. Payouts will be tabulated and finalized at a tournament’s conclusion and sent through Paypal within 24 hours. An angler who is not present at the end of the tournament or does not provide proof of a valid NC fishing license and board forfeits his/her winnings to the next placing angler.
We changed the amounts in 2022 to account for elimination of app fees. Amounts in this chart may vary slightly and may change slightly based on event support factors.
The $40 membership fee does not affect or change the listed payouts – it is a separate item used to cover operating expenses for the end of the year Tournament of Champions, printing costs, website hosting fees, trophy and other operating costs.
Additional Prizes for 2022 Provided by Sponsors
- 1st Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses: Bat Bucks qualified
- 2nd Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses
- 3rd Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses: 60% off Certificate
- 1st place out of the money: Solar Bat Sunglasses: Bat Bucks qualified
Random Draw Prizes at Headquarters (Must be present to win)
- Dakota Lithium 18AH Battery
- $50 YakAttack Gift Certificate
- Caraway Creek Custom Baits
- Chic-Fil-A Gift Card
Captains Meeting: Random drawing for Get:Outdoors Paddlesports prize!
The work of CKA Tournament directors is entirely voluntary and we pay tournament fees just like every other angler does.