THURSDAY NIGHT QUALIFIER

RULES


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1.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A SIGNED LIABILITY WAIVER AND PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE A LIABILITY WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO START. 

 

2.  LAKE OFF LIMITS DAY OF WEEKLY CONTEST BEFORE 4:30 PM AT CHECK-IN AND IN THE FINALS THE DAY BEFORE AS WELL AS THE DAY OFF BEFORE CHECK-IN.

 

3.  TEAMS THAT BRING FISH TO THE SCALES MUST USE WEIGH IN BAGS. FISH WILL NOT BE WEIGHED IN OTHERWISE.

 

4.  LARGE MOUTH, SPOTTED AND SMALMOUTH (IN SEASON) BASS QUALIFY AND MUST BE 15 INCHES IN LENGTH.

 

5.  1/2 of LB PENALTY FOR A DEAD FISH. ALL DEAD FISH WILL BE WEIGHED IN AT THE DISCRETION OF THE    TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. ONLY 1 DEAD FISH PER BOAT WILL BE WEIGHED IN! NO DEAD FISH CAN BE WEIGHED IN FOR BIG BASS.

 

6.  ANY FISH THAT DOES NOT MEET THE TOURNAMENT LENGTH LIMITS OF 15 INCHES WILL NOT BE WEIGHED AND WILL BE ASSESED A 1 LB PENALTY, WHICH WILL BE SUBTRACTED FROM THE TEAM WEIGHT.

 

7.  ALL FISH WILL BE RELEASED BACK TO LAKE VERMILION WATER. (TROPHY FISH EXCLUDED)

 

8.  ALL TOURNAMENT & LAKE RULES MUST BE OBEYED. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION. ANY DISQUALIFICATION WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ENTRY FEE AND/OR PRIZE MONEY & POSSIBLE DENIAL OF ENTRY TO ANY REMAINING EVENTS.

 

9.  NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE ALLOWED DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS.

 

10.  ONLY ARTIFICIAL BAITS WILL BE ALLOWED - PORK FROG IS ACCEPTABLE - NO TROLLING.

 

11.  No transferring of fish from one boat to another boat. Suspected transferring of fish between teams will result in disqualification of all teams involved. Both teams will be disqualified from all future tournaments !
 

12.  NO CONTESTANT SHALL LEAVE THE LAKE DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS. DOING SO WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION.

 

13.  ANY CONTESTANT WISHING TO PROTEST THE SCORING OR CONDUCT OF A CONTESTANT MUST DO SO IN WRITING WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE WEIGH-IN.

 

14.  STARTING NUMBERS WILL BE DRAWN AT THE PRETOURNAMENT MEETING. CLASSIC STARTING POSITIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY YEAR FINISHING POSITION.

 

15. ALL LIVE WELLS WILL BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO LAUNCHING BOAT. ALL TOURNAMENT BOATS MUST HAVE SOME FORM OF WORKING AERATED LIVE WELL OR CONTAINER OF ADEQUATE SIZE-NO STRINGERS ETC.

 

16. ALL BOATS MUST BE CHECKED IN BEFORE STARTING TIME. ANY BOAT NOT CHECKED IN MAY NOT PARTICAPATE.

 

17. FINISHING PLACES WILL BE DETERMINED BY TOTAL TEAM WEIGHT WITH A LIMIT OF 6 FISH PER BOAT.

 

18.  THE TOP 15 STARTING PLACES FOR THE FINALS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TEAMS YEAR END TOTAL WEIGHT STANDINGS, A CONTEST WINNER ALSO QUALIFIES FOR FINALS. TEAMS MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED (PAID) IN AT LEAST 50% OF THE YEARS CONTESTS. IF YOU WIN A CONTEST OR HAVE ENOUGH WEIGHT AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND HAVE NOT PAID FOR 50% OF THE CONTEST, YOU CAN PAY ($20.00 EACH) FOR THE CONTEST YOU MISSED AND THEN FISH THE FINALS.  

 

19.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL ENTRY FEES PAID THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT MUST BE CASH - NO REFUNDS OF ENTRY FEES     

  

20.  ALL BOATS MUST BE CHECKED IN BY THE FINISH TIME - LATE CHECK IN MAY RESULTS IN DISQUALIFICATION.

 

21.  A CONTESTANT MUST FISH THE FINALS WITH THE PARTNER HE FIRST QUALIFIED WITH, NO SUB IN FINALS. YOU MAY CONTINUE THE OLD OR FIRST TEAM IF YOUR PARTNER DOES NOT WANT TO FISH ANYMORE FOR WHATEVER REASON, AS A SINGLE PERSON TEAM OR REQUALIFY AS A NEW TEAM WITH A NEW PARTNER. NO WEIGHT CARRYOVER TO A NEW TEAM.  THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISON ON ALL UNIQUE SITUATIONS. 

 

22. ENTRIES FROM ANY CONTESTANT WHO HAS BEEN DISQUALIFIED IN A PREVIOUS TOURNAMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.

 

23.  THE GOLDEN RULE WILL BE THE OFFICIAL BUMP BOARD

24.  ANY INCIDENT NOT COVERED BY THE LISTED RULES WILL BE RULED UPON BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE AND THEIR DECISION WILL BE FINAL !