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.

Prizes

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

Qualified Anglers

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.

  1. Will Lambert
  1. Joey Sullivan
  2. Sammy Wilson
  3. Rick Rowland
  4. Brooks Lanier
  5. Bob Dainton
  6. Jacob Miles
  7. Jason Leach
  8. Matthew Dunn
  9. Ryan Freeman
  10. Keith McGee
  11. Calvin Keller
  12. Chris Linville
  13. Melvin Yang
  14. Dustin Matthews
  15. William Queen
  16. Eric Nelson
  17. Marc Phillips
  18. Marcus Smith
  19. Adam Petrone
  20. Ron Gerber
  21. James Wevers
  22. Bobby Bowers
  23. Drew Blair
  24. Denny Romero

 

3rd Annual Socks & Cookies Kayak Charity Bass Tournament

In June of this year, several CKA anglers signed up and competed in an online charity event run by Socks and Cookies, a 501-C non profit that raises money to send care packages to American military members stationed abroad. CKA anglers who fished that June event spoke highly of how it was run and also of the quality of competition and non-cash prizes that they received in competition. The best prize was knowing that their entry fees went to support a good cause.

This Saturday, September 7th, Socks & Cookies will run a 1 day-long, nationwide online charity event. We hope that North Carolina anglers will show up in numbers and have fun in competition. To sign up, please register and pay at the following link.

https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/3rd-annual-socks-and-cookies-kayak-bass-fishing-tournament

To learn more about this organization, click here: https://www.socksandcookies.org/

 

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.

 

KBF Prizes for the 2019 Battle at the Border

Kayak Bass Fishing has generously donated additional cash prizes and 2020 National Championship Qualifying spots for the CKA-VKBC Battle at the Border at Kerr Lake, this coming Saturday, July 13th. This additional tournament support is to promote the sport among KBF members and non-members alike. There are two award categories.

  1. $1,000 cash

At the end of the event, the tournament directors will merge the two event leaderboards, and the top 3 limits overall will each be awarded a cash prize. Anglers do not have to be KBF members to receive these prizes and the prizes are guaranteed. They are as follows:

          1st Place: $500

          2nd Place: $300

          3rd place: $200

An angler cannot win two of these KBF cash prizes. For example, if Larry Anderson has a 91” limit on the CKA leaderboard for 2nd place, and 91” also on the VKBC leaderboard for 3rd place, he would not win both 2nd and 3rd place. If the two largest bags on the VKBC board took 1st and 2nd overall on the merged leaderboards, Larry would win the 3rd place money, assuming of course that one of the top two VKBC bags was also 1st on the CKA board. If 1st and 2nd on VKBC had 95” and 94.5” each, and a separate angler had 93” on the CKA board for 1st place, then Larry would fall to 4th place. In sum, the top 3 bags overall win the money.

This money is awarded in addition to any other tournament prizes from either event.

  1. National Championship qualifying spots

We will award 15 spots to KBF members at this event. Anglers must be members prior to the start of the event. The spots will roll down through the top 35% of the field (normally, these spots do not roll down). Non-KBF members and previously qualified members will be skipped. And so, in a combined field of 100 anglers, spots 1-35 would be eligible, but spot 36 would not. In a field of 75 anglers, spot 27 would be the cutoff, and so forth (fractions would be rounded up).  To sign up for KBF membership, click here.

CKA Tournament 6 Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island), NC/VA

The Battle on the Border

July 13th, 2019

 Overview

We enter uncharted waters here for CKA anglers. CKA has never fished Kerr Lake, and it will be the farthest north and east our trail has ever reached. It is also the largest lake we have ever fished. Kerr Lake covers more than 77 surface miles of water; for contrast, Lake Norman covers fewer than 50 surface miles. It is also a river system (the Roanoke) CKA has never touched. In sum, Kerr is one of the largest impoundments on the Southeast, and will challenge how anglers break down big water. Want to test your skills against a massive lake? This is it.

And just to make things even more difficult, there will be a 5 fish limit at this event with a 12” minimum length, instead of the usual 3 fish/8”minimum limit.

Additionally, we will be competing with and against the Virginia Kayak Bass Challenge, the Virginia club run by Casey Reed, a nationally accomplished kayak angler and a long -time friend of CKA in the kayak fishing world. CKA and VKBC will run separate, simultaneous events. You can fish both, or just one. As an added bonus, the angler who submits the longest limit to either trail will take home a custom trophy to commemorate this inaugural tournament! This event is a great opportunity to get to know our friends to the north, fish new water, and compete for state pride.

This post contains

  • Lake information
  • Rules, launches
  • Registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

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