How Tournaments Work
Tournament Point System
|1st Place||10 points|
|2nd Place||9 points|
|3rd Place||8 points|
|4th Place||7 points|
|5th Place||6 points|
*Any angler placing after sixth place weighing a fish will receive 5 points. Sixth place on down with NO fish will recieve 4 participation points. Tournament anglers must fish from the start of the tournament until the end to receive these “participation” points. An angler who needs to leave early must contact a club officer.
*An additional 1 point will be added to the anglers score for catching the biggest bass of the tournament*
Tournament awards are awarded to the top three anglers during a club tournament. The angler with the heaviest three fish total weight will receive the first place trophy. The anglerthat finishes the tournament competition with the second heaviest three fish total weight will receive the second place trophy. The angler that finishes the tournament competition with the third heaviest three fish total weight will receive the third place trophy. In case of a tie during a tournament, a three tier tie breaker will be in place. 1st- Largest bass 2nd- Greatest number of fish 3rd- Flip of a coin
*Cash prizes will also be awarded, but the amount will be determined by the number of participants during the club tournament. The number of participants will also determine how many places will receive cash prizes. The following guideline is a rule that was determined by the club members on July 22nd 2006:
*For every five participants in a club tournament there will be a place payout. For example if there are five participants in a club tournament only 1st place would receive a cash prize. If there are ten participants in a club tournament 1st and 2nd place anglers would receive a cash prize. If there were fifteen participants in a tournament 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place anglers would receive a cash prize and so on.
NOTE: Tournament entry fees are now $20. The club must pay the ND Game and Fish 10% of the total amount of tournament entry fees. Of the remaining 90% of the total amount of tournament entry fees 75% of it must be paid back to the anglers, this is also a ND Game and Fish law. (That also includes the $2 for the big bass cash pot, which is automatically taken out of the $20.) The remaining 15% of the total amount of tournament entry fees will go towards the club account.
Angler of the year: is based on a points system shown on the first page. Each angler that competes in a tournament competition will receive points based on the placement that angler receives for the tournament. The angler that accumulates the most points at the end of the year will receive the angler of the year award.
Horizon Award: is given to the angler who has improved their tournament success over the last season. Total pounds are divided by the number of tournaments entered and compared to last seasons to determine the angler who will receive this award. In order to receive this award club members must fish no less then 5 tournaments scheduled.
Largemouth Bag Buster Award: is given to the angler who weighed in the heaviest limit of largemouth during a single club tournament.
- Smallmouth Bag Buster Award: is given to the angler who weighed in the heaviest limit of smallmouth during a single club tournament.
- Mixed Bag Buster Award: is given to the angler who weighed in the heaviest limit of a combination of largemouth or smallmouth during a single club tournament.
- Big Bass of the Year : is broken down into 2 categories:
- Biggest Largemouth of the year.
- Biggest Smallmouth of the year.
- The Biggest Largemouth award is given to the angler who catches and weighs the heaviest largemouth during a club tournament.
- The Biggest Smallmouth award is given to the angler who catches and weighs the heaviest smallmouth bass during a club tournament.
Rookie of the year Award: is a new award added to the 2012 season. This award will be given to the new members who join the club for the 2012 season. New members must fish no less then 3 scheduled tournaments in order to be eligible to receive this award. The point system will be used to determine the rookie of the year. These new members are also eligible to compete and receive the angler of the year title as well in the same year.
Fish Hater Award: This award will be explained at the awards ceremony. Sorry!
Classic Champ: is given to the angler who wins the Classic Championship tournament. This tournament is held at the end of the tournament season. Anglers must qualify to fish this tournament by either fishing a minimum of 3 scheduled tournaments during the season or have been a Badlands Bass Bandits member for a minimum of 2 consecutive years
REMINDER: In 2006 our club voted in the “Throw out Rule.” This rule allows the angler to throw out 2 tournaments from the scheduled tournaments that were held. All points that were awarded for the tournaments that are thrown out will be eliminated for that anglers total point amount. An example of a worst tournament would be unable to attend a tournament, or placing lower than your other tournaments.