As we gear up to compete in the Gate City Classic this coming Saturday, we want to remind anglers who signed up for the KBF Trail of the option to compete for additional prize money. KBF runs a Big Bass Brawl at every major Trail and Open event. Here is how it works:
- Sign up at the KBF store for the Gate City Trail Big Bass Brawl (see link below)
- The biggest bass posted every hour wins $50 for the event (your bass can rollover from one hour to the next – it has to be knocked down by a longer fish).
- $500 goes to the angler with the biggest bass in the tournament.
- Up to $950 in Big bass money may be paid out over the course of the event
The cost to sign up is only $25. If you do not sign up, you are not eligible. Register at this link: https://kbfstore.com/products/kbf-big-bass-brawl?variant=7485562978340
Remember that you can also sign up for the CKA event (3 fish format) that runs parallel to the Trail!
To register for the CKA event, click here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-8-2018-gate-city-kayak-classic
To pay the registration for the CKA event, click here: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-gate-city-classic-kayak-fishing-tournament
Who wants to win a trophy?
A guaranteed $1,000 Payout?
A Trail Champion Coffee Mug?
Then register today before the Thursday cutoff – you can pay the entry fee later!
What’s on the line?
Carolina Kayak Anglers is a Legacy Partner of Kayak Bass Fishing. As such, KBF provides material support for Trail events hosted by CKA, including the opportunity to win large cash prizes, AOY points, prize giveaways and National Championship qualifying spots. All of those are on the line when we co-host our 2nd KBF Trail event of the season at the Gate City Classic on October 6th!
Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2018-kbf-trail-38-gate-city-classic-nc
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
The Gate City Classic
October 6th, 2018
Hi everyone, and get ready for the Gate City Classic! The Classic is when we conclude and celebrate our season with fishing and food. This year it will also be when we determine – for the first time – the CKA Rookie of the Year! A number of prizes, qualifications and details are also determined on this final day of the regular season. They include:
- AOY winner. The CKA Angler of the Year wins a custom prize package
- KBF National Championship slots for the top 5.
- The final standings to determine anglers who will proceed to the Tournament of Champions on October 13th.
- Location selection for the Tournament of Champions. The lake is announced after the Classic and Final standings are announced.
Additionally, this year’s event is notable because we will also host a KBF Trail event. Remember that the 2019 KBF National Championship will be a multi-lake event, so the Gate City Classic is an excellent practice event for qualified anglers. And because the KBF AOY race is tight, and many KBF anglers are jostling for position in “The Ten” at Bienville Plantation, we expect a large turnout for the combined events.
- Event Details
As noted above, the Classic will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event. Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously. The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on Tourney X. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members. This post contains
- Tournament Identifiers
- Boundaries and rules
- Captains Meeting time and location info
- Tournament Start/End Times
- Post-Event Check-In info & KBF Trail Payouts
- Lake info
Read more “CKA Event 8: The Gate City Classic and KBF Trail”
The 2018 Tournament of Champions has been re-designed to reward CKA anglers with an exclusive tournament experience against a field of the CKA’s top anglers. On a weekend in mid-October, the qualifiers will meet on a lake for a 2 day event. CKA will provide first day prizes, accommodations for the 10 anglers who make the day 2 cut, and a host of other prizes. One angler will be crowned the champion on day 2 and will receive a custom trophy for the event as well as cash and other prizes.
- The 2017 Angler of the Year (P.C. Hawj)
- 2018 Angler of the Year (Determined at the Gate City Classic)
- 2018 Rookie of the Year (Highest rookie AOY score)
- (8) 2018 Tournament Winners (t.b.d.)
- Places 2-15 in Angler of the Year Standings (t.b.d.)
In sum, we anticipate the field to include 25-30 anglers.
***Double qualifier spots will roll down in the AOY Standings list***
When: October 13-14, 2018
Cost: Free Entry (Optional Big Bass $10.00)
Where: Lake will be announced in summer of 2018.
Format: 5 fish daily limit, full field competes Day One.
Top Ten advance to Day Two.
Day 2 Anglers are guaranteed prizes.
Saturday Night accommodations provided by CKA for Day 2 Anglers.