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 2017, events with up to 39 anglers paid out to 3rd place. When an event had 40 or more anglers, 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 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 forfeits his/her winnings to the next placing angler.
We changed the amounts in 2021 to increase the minimum payouts to $100. 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 occasional shipping costs.
Additional Prizes for 2021 Provided by Sponsors
- 1st Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses: Bat Bucks qualified
- 2nd Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses: Floating Bats
- 3rd Place – Plaque + Solar Bat Sunglasses: 50% off Certificate
- 4th Place – YakAttack: $50 Certificate
- 1st place out of the money: Solar Bat Sunglasses: Bat Bucks qualified
- On The Water Innovations Trailer Giveaway: Tourney Lite – Denny picks random event!
- 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.