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
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.
The race for Angler of the Year has tightened up, with Will Lambert and Sammy Wilson Jr. closing ground on Joey Sullivan. Could Sammy achieve a combined ROY & AOY title? Can Joey regain his momentum? Can someone else emerge from the pack, and dominate the final 3 events, to shock everyone? On the ROY side, there will be even more movement as the best 4 scores for each angler will change over the coming weeks. One bad day, or one great day, can change each race.
We will find out more after the next event, on July 13th!
AOY update: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3936
ROY update: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3951
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
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