2022 King's Marine Team Tournament Series Rules
The following rules will remain in effect with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing for the 2022 Tournament Season. Interpretation of the rules will be defined and enforced exclusively by the Tournament Director. Each participant agrees to immediately report any and all rule violations to the Tournament Director. A rule violation can result in sanctions deemed appropriate by the Tournament Director including to but not limited to disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes, and prohibition from participation in any and or all Victory Fishing Events. Decisions of the Tournament Director are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal, and are not reviewable in any court of law. Victory Fishing Events reserves the right to make needed changes to these rules to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants and or the public, also to preserve the integrity of Victory Fishing Events. It is the responsibility of every participant to read and understand the rules. All participants will be required to sign an affidavit that the rules have been read, understood, and that the participant accepts all the rules. The Tournament Director reserves the right to place an observer in the boat of any participant at any time.
Participation is open to current Victory Fishing Events members. Anyone who has competed in the FLW Majors, Bass Master Elite Series, MLF Majors, N.P.F.L or that has entered a tournament that required an entry fee of $2500 or more or has guided for Largemouth, Smallmouth, or Spotted Bass on the Tournament Lake in the past twelve months is not eligible to participate. Victory Fishing Events reserves the right to refuse membership and participation for any reason in any and all events to any team or person at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
All participants must have a valid State Fishing License and must obey all Federal, State, and Lake specific regulations.
A team will consist of one or two participant anglers only. Each participant will accumulate qualifying points to determine the Anglers of the 2022 King's Marine Team Tournament Series. (only exception is an Observer placed into a participants boat by the tournament director)
Participants will receive 20 show points by fishing and entering a 2022 King's Marine Tournament event plus one point per pound of bass caught by their team in any 2022 King's Marine Series Tournament. The participant or team that accumulates the most points of the year in this series will receive a free team entry award into the 2022 Kings Marine Championship. One team participant or team will receive one team entry award for the 2022 Championship. (Excludes Optional Bonus Entry)
New for 2022: Each Team may have one substitute angler in one of the 2022 King's Marine Series tournaments but no substitute angler in the King's Marine Championship. (Please let us know upon registration if you are using a substitute angler for point's verification.)
All Bridges (marked or unmarked) are considered "NO WAKE ZONES" Do not run on plane under any bridge!
Running lights must be illuminated until safe light or until fog has lifted.
Participants must be a current member, register, and pay the cash entry fee prior to fishing in any Victory Fishing Events Team Tournament event.
Participants asked to submit to truth verification testing must take the polygraph test when asked and pass the test to qualify for prizes.
Tournament fishing hours will be determined by a safe light start and flight return times unless otherwise specified for a specific tournament. Each Team must have their number chip placed in the official number collection bucket by the pre determined flight return time for their drawn boat number to qualify for weigh-in. The official bucket will be at the weigh in site and numbers will be checked to insure teams arrive on time! Late arrivals will not be allowed to weigh in. No exceptions. One Team Participant must be in the weigh-in line with their catch not later than 15 minutes after the last flight was due in. (The weigh in line close time will be posted at the Chip/Card return location-If you do not see it please ask to insure that you are not late) Weigh-in will continue until all contestants in line have been weighed. If no one is in the official weigh in line and it is 15 minutes after the last flight was due in the scales will be closed.
Teams may weigh-in only 5 fish. One of the five fish can be weighed for the Big Bass prize. A boat used during the Tournament must be equipped with a properly aerated live well. Do not enter weigh-in line with more than five fish. (No Culling in Line) A team can only bring five fish to the weigh-in line. All fish will be measured on an official Check It Stick measuring board on its side with mouth closed; the tail fin will be squeezed together and or turned in a way to obtain the maximum overall length as described in the 2021-2022 Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Hunting and fishing Regulations. All Bass must be at least 14 inches in length to qualify for weigh in.
- This is a catch and release tournament. The use of Sure-Life catch and release formulas are recommended. All live fish will be released back into Lake or placed into the Catch & Release Trailer. All participants must do everything they can to preserve the resource.
- Participants are not allowed to in any way to alter the length of a fish.
- Any fish turned in for weigh-in will be examined by any means necessary to deem any presented fish as unaltered.
- Fish must be brought to weigh-in a tournament weigh-in bag.
- A 1 lb. Penalty will be assessed for each dead fish weighed in. No culling of a dead fish! If a fish dies while in your possession it becomes part of your teams five fish to be weighed in. Do not throw a dead fish back into the lake during the tournament or at the weigh in site. Remedy it in accordance with state regulations. (No iced or Frozen fish will be weighed)
- Black Bass, Kentucky Spotted Bass, and Small Mouth Bass only qualify for weigh-in.
No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed during the tournament. Participants must be of sound mind and not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs immediately prior to or during the tournament. The use of alcoholic beverages is restricted during all ceremonies and are not to be consumed at the tournament site. We will maintain a family friendly environment. Profanity, heckling, and aggressive gestures will not be tolerated and sportsmanlike conduct will be expected by every participant.
All participants in the boat must be a team member and entered in the tournament. Participants must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest fastened and or zipped with an emergency shut off devise securely attached to the driver when the big motor is running. No trolling of lures with the big motor. Safe boating practices must be used by all participants. Any boat used in the tournament must meet all coast guard regulations, have the required safety equipment, have a rating plate, and not exceeding the established horse power rating.
Participants must fish from their entered boat. No wading, inner tubes, or dock fishing. Do not leave boat to land a fish. Participants are required to keep both feet on the deck surface of their boat while fishing or landing a fish. A participant may leave the boat at a recognized facility to take a rest room break or to resolve an emergency situation. No fishing will be allowed until the complete team is back in the boat. If a participant leaves the boat for any reason the occurrence must be reported to the Tournament Director prior to the published tournament end time.
Fishing is allowed only on the navigable waters of the designated Tournament Lake. Navigable waters are those waters not separated by land, a dam, or embankment and can be accessed from the main lake area of the Tournament Lake by the boat used in the tournament under the power of the trolling motor, outboard, or hand assist tools from within the boat. (No getting out of the boat to push a boat into or out of any area!)
Link to diagram of Off-Limits to boats areas:
The use of mobile communication devises such as cell phones, marine radios, walkie talkies, and citizen band radios to communicate fishing information during tournament hours is strictly prohibited.
No fishing within 50 feet of another entered boat. Having someone hold or sit on a hole in an attempt to allow a participant to gain an unfair advantage will not be tolerated. Be very courteous to all others on the lake. Do not cut anyone off or pass them on plane in narrow areas.
All fish must be caught on artificial lures. No live or prepared bait except pork rinds and spray fish attractants. Participants may possess as many rod and reel set ups they deem necessary. Each Participant may only use one rod and reel at a time. A rod and reel set up must be completely reeled in with the lure out of the water before another rod and reel set up can be used to continue fishing.
Tawakoni Lake will be off limits to fishing on the Saturday prior from sunset until the start of the tournament on Sunday. A team may only get on the lake with his boat no earlier than the registration start time which is 4:30am on Sunday. Participants using an alternate launch location prior to the tournament must immediately proceed to the registration location to register. Once registered Participants must wait in the immediate Two Mile Bridge West Boat Ramp area for the tournament director to begin calling boat numbers. The boat numbers will be selected by participant drawing. Numbers will be divided into 15 boat intervals. Boat numbers: 1-15 must have their boat number card turned in by 2:30pm, 16-30 must have their boat number card turned in by 2:45pm, 31-45 must have their boat number card turned in by 3:00pm, 46-60 must have their number card turned in by 3:15pm. Flights may be added or reduced as needed. Participants will have 15 minutes after the last scheduled flight to get into the weigh-in line with their catch. Please anticipate your boat number and drive by the release location at the tip of the dock adjacent to the boat ramp. When your boat number is called drive by the tournament director on the dock with your livewell open, Life jackets on, and Kill switch attached to be released to begin fishing. Safe light will be determined by the tournament director. Once participants number is called, they idle their boat by the tournament director, and had their livewell checked participants can start leaving the Two Mile Bridge West Boat Ramp Area by water in their boat to go to their fishing areas and begin fishing. The official time will be regulated by an electronic devise showing the official time in our time zone and will be available for comparison at the weigh-in site. These tournaments will not have a shot gun start and contestants must clear the no wake zones and allow any boat near them to clear 100 feet distance before taking off. Failure to participate in the numberd start will result in immediate disqualification. The Tournament Director reserves the right to allow trailering at any time as a result of weather or safety concerns.
Off limits for the Championship: Tawakoni Lake will be off limits to fishing on the Saturday prior from sunset until the start of the tournament on Sunday.
All ties will be broken by adding places and splitting equally.
Registration will be from 4:30am until the safe light start begins.
Description of the Optional Bonus: A separate stringer pot will accumulate based on the number of entries and will be paid back at 100% to the highest finishing team that has paid and entered into the optional bonus. 0-29 Bonus Entries one place, 30-39 Bonus Entries two places, 40-49 Bonus Entries three places, 50-59 Bonus Entries four places, 60-69 Bonus Entries five places, & 70+ Bonus Entries six places.
2022 King's Marine Championship description: $20 will be held out of each regular entry and will be paid back at 100%. The amount collected from the Five 2022 Kings Marine Series events will be added on top of the 2022 King's Marine Championship regular entries! We will also maintain the Optional Bonus to be paid out at 100% during the championship.
To Qualify for the King's Marine Championship Participate in Four of the Five 2022 King's Marine Series Tournaments.
To Qualify for the 2022 RAD-Rides Grand Championship finish in the top 50% of the field in the King's Marine Series.
ADDED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES!
Safety will be a top priority to make sure we can have a fun and safe environment for everyone. Please do not group up and maintain the recommended 6 feet Covid-19 social distancing guidelines. Although it is not mandatory as a safety precaution you can wear a mask, buff, or other face covering. Please note that all surfaces will be disinfected before and after each tournament.
Entry Form Form/disclaimer/release must be signed prior to each tournament:
I have read and fully understand the rules for the Victory Fishing Events LLC Tournament Series Events. I have voluntarily completed this application and have included my entry fees to participate. I hereby agree to be bound by and comply with all tournament, federal, & state rules and regulations. I expressly assume all risk(s) associated with each tournament event and I hereby release Victory Fishing Events, the host, all sponsors, and tournaments officials, but not limited to each of their respective employees, officers, directors, managers, members, insurers and representatives (collectively “releases”) from all claims or injury and/or damage arising out of, or related to and/or incurred in connection with a Victory Fishing Events sponsored event(s). I hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Releasees from and against any and all demands, claims, causes of action, (including, but not limited to, causes of action in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, and specifically including, but not limited to, any claim of negligence and/or fault of participation in any Victory Fishing Events sponsored event. I hereby grant Victory Fishing Events, the unconditional, royalty free, perpetual right and license to use my name, voice, and photographic likeness
in connection with Victory Fishing Events promotions, videos, television commercials, shows, and/or articles and press releases. I agree that I am not entitled to receive any royalties or any other compensation in connection with such use. I further understand and agree the tournament director reserves the right to reject my application for any reason. By signing this application I agree to submit to any truth verification testing required by Victory Fishing Events, and provided by a polygraph test selected by Victory Fishing Events, and agree with the outcome of any such testing shall be final and binding. I agree that I have sufficient health, accident, and liability insurance to cover any bodily injury or property damage incurred by myself or others as a result of my participation in any Victory Fishing Events sponsored event. If I have no such insurance, I declare that I am capable of paying for any and all such expenses or liability. I understand that I am responsible for paying all local, state, and federal taxes, title, license, and registration as a result of my participation in any Victory Fishing Events sponsored event. I agree that sole and exclusive venue for the determination of any claim or controversy arising out of or related to any Victory Fishing
Events sponsored events shall be in the State District Court, Rockwall County, Texas where the principal office of Victory Fishing Events is located. Should it become necessary for Victory Fishing Events or any Releasees to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this release. I agree to pay the attorney’s fees thereby expended, or for which liability is incurred. If this is a team event, I agree that my partner participant, If absent from signing this Release, understands all statements, rules, and regulations stated above and has given me express permission to sign on his behalf. By signing this Release, I am stating that my partner participant and I both agree to these terms.