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
Hey everyone! With prize updates out of the way, the most recent standings are ready!
Links to the ROY and AOY standings after Jordan Lake are posted below. With 6 events in the bag, AOY competitors will begin to shed low scores. The same is true of ROY, but that process began after the 4th event (Harris). Remember that tight races are decided by mere points, and this year’s races are tight at the top – anything can happen!
Additionally, anglers who are not yet in the top 25 can still qualify for the Tournament of Champions by improving scores over the last 2 events or also by winning an overall event.
CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018
CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018
Hello everyone, and here we go with the 1st of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!
CKA welcomes new anglers every season but our first time tournament anglers increased dramatically in 2017. And because many were already strong anglers prior to fishing CKA we decided to incentivize competition by establishing a rookie of the year prize for the 2018 season. What we didn’t anticipate was the turnout, skill level and new friends that the new anglers brought to the group this season. It exceeded all expectations and we are grateful.
The ROY will be announced at the Gate City Classic, and with 2 events left it remains an open race. The prize package includes:
$250 cash prize
A new Carver kayak cover
Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)
A Custom engraved trophy by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies Online.