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Tournament of Champions
October 28th & 29th



Until the 2016
Tournament of Champions

Presented By:

Host of the
Tournament of Champions

Host Lodging

Moors Resort & Marina

570 Moors Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044
270.362.8361 or 1.800.626.5472

Tournement of Champions 
Entry Form
& Rule and Regulations


2016 Tournament of Champions Payback

       1st Place $10,000      
2nd Place $3,500
3rd Place $2,000
4th Place $1,500
5th Place $1,350
6th Place $1,200
7th Place $1,100
8th Place $1,050
9th Place $1,025
10th Place $1,000
11th Place $900
12th Place $ 800
13 thru 14 Place $700
15 thru 16 Place $600
 17 thru 20 Place $500

(Payback based on a average of 10 boat per qualifying events & 90 entries in the championship)

Schedule of Events

OCTOBER 21st, 6:00pm: $200 entry fee due.  Entries received after that will be assessed a $40 late fee.
OCTOBER 23rd, 12:01am: No guides allowed after this time.
OCTOBER 27th, 2:00pm to 3pm. Late registration at the Moors for qualified teams not yet entered or paid. Cash only. No entries will be excepted after that time.
OCTOBER 27th, 5:00pm: Mandatory pre-tournament rules meeting at the Moors Resort.  Kentucky Lake and all adjoining waters are off limits until the start of the tournament.  An optional $40 Big Bass fee will be collected at the meeting. 
OCTOBER 28th, 12:01am: Obtaining outside information about fishing Kentucky Lake  is not allowed until after the conclusion of the tournament.

OCTOBER 28th, 5:00am thru 6:45am: Pre tournament check-in inside the Moors Boat House. 
OCTOBER 28th, 7:15am: Take Off in assigned order
OCTOBER 28th, 3:15pm: First Flight check in
OCTOBER 28th, 3:45pm: Second Flight check in
OCTOBER 28th, 4:15pm: Third Flight check in
OCTOBER 28th, 5:00am thru 6:45am: Pre tournament check-in inside the Moors Boat House. 
OCTOBER 29th, 7:15am: Take Off in assigned order
OCTOBER 29th, 3:15pm: First Flight check in
OCTOBER 29th, 3:45pm: Second Flight check in
OCTOBER 29th, 4:15pm: Third Flight check in
    (Time changes may be necessary due to conditions)

Ky Lake Video

Letter From the Desk of the President 
Kentucky Lake Ruling Stands

2016 Anglers Dream Tournament of Champions Rules

To qualify for this event two entrants must be designated as a team on the entry forms for the qualifying events that they participated in. A member of a qualified team whose partner can't attend this event can join together with another qualified member to create an eligible team. To qualify a member must enter a minimum of five events during the season and must accumulate 160 or more points in their best five events in any one division. A qualified member can fish alone. The 2016 Tournament of Champions will take place on Oct. 28th  and Oct. 29 and will be held on Kentucky Lake. Entry fees for the Tournament of Champions will be $200 due by Oct. 21, 2016. A  mandatory pre tournament meeting on Thursday Oct. 27 at 5:00 pm at the Moors Marina Boat Launch.

1. SAFETY: Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times. Each competitor is required to wear a Coast Guard approved life preserver whenever the combustion engine is operating. All boats must be equipped with an ignition kill switch. A lanyard is to be attached to the boat kill switch and operator any time the combustion engine is operating. 
2. SPORTSMANSHIP: Tournament competitors are expected to adhere to high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be deemed cause for disqualification. Consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal possession or use of a controlled substance during the tournament or tournament functions will be grounds for disqualification from that event and all further Anglers Dream events. Any contestants cited for a violation of state, marine, fishing or conservation laws will be disqualified.
3. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: Only artificial lures may be used. (No live or prepared bait will be allowed with the exception of pork strips, rinds, etc.) Commercial fish attractants are allowed. Only one casting or spinning rod, 8’ maximum length may be used at any time. 
4. HORSEPOWER REGULATIONS: Only Boats and Motors that are in compliance with the B.I.A. horsepower rating will be allowed to participate. 
5. BASIC BOAT EQUIPMENT: Every boat must have all required Coast Guard safety equipment, in addition to a live well properly aerated to adequately maintain a live five bass team limit. 
6. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATIONS: Fishing on tournament waters is permitted anywhere except those areas designated off limits on the day of the tournament or within 50 yards of another competitor’s boat which was first anchored. Competitors may not have any location reserved or saved by either another competitor or non-competitor during the event. All angling must be done from the boat. Contestants may not depart the boat to retrieve a fish. The boat must remain in legal tournament waters on tournament days. Both team members must remain in the boat at all times except in the case of dire emergency. 
7. OFFICIAL CHECK POINT: There shall be only one (1) official point for check out in the morning and check in for the afternoon. At the time of check out all boats are expected to be within full compliance of the rules. 
8. SCORING: Tournament standing and final winners shall be determined by the pound and fraction of a pound of each teams catch during the two days of the event. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass will be weighed. All contestants are bound by the prevailing statutes and regulations of the state in which they are participating. All bass must be caught live and in a conventional sporting manner. Any fish deemed caught foul hooked will not be weighed. At no time shall a team have more than 5 fish in possession during the event. In the event that a team has more fish in their possession than the described limit, tournament officials shall cull the fish starting with the largest fish down to the five fish tournament limit. Culling fish is allowed. No dead fish are to be culled during the event.
9. DEAD FISH PENALTY: A penalty of one-half (1/2) of a pound will be deducted for each dead fish brought in at the time of weigh-in.
10. ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to anglers of either sex who are members of Anglers Dream. One member of each team must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. B.A.S.S. elite series and FLW touring professionals are not eligible.
11. REGISTRATION: An official Anglers Dream entry form must be filled out and signed by both participants for each event they fish. At least one (1) member of the team must be present for the registration. Failure to register during the prescribed time shall result in loss of starting position and reassigned to the back of field.
12. STARTING POSITIONS: Starting positions will be computer drawn at 4:00pm October 27 prior to the mandatory pre tournament meeting.
13. SUBSTITUTION: No substitutes allowed during the Tournament of Champions. Two qualified members may fish together and would be considered a qualified team.
14. PAIRINGS: This is a “fish with your buddy” tournament. Two anglers per boat. Angling or non-angling guest are not permitted.
15. PRE-TOURNAMENT PRACTICE: Practice or Scouting of fish will be allowed with the following exceptions. No fishing or boating will be allowed on the tournament waters from 4:30 pm October 27 until the start of the tournament the following morning. After day one weigh in, participants will not be allowed on tournament water until take off on day two.

16. Off LIMITS: No fishing will be allowed inside the break wall at the Moor's during the event. Kentucky Lake and all other adjoining waters will be legal to fish. 
17. NO WAKE ZONES: All no wake zones and areas are NO PASS zones unless the boat being passed is fishing, gives permission to pass, is inoperable. 
18. SHORT FISH PENALTY: Any fish presented for weigh-in by a contestant that fails to measure the 15" minimum size limit shall not be counted in the days totals. In addition, the largest fish of that days catch for that team shall also be culled. 
19. LATE PENALTY: Competitors who have not arrived at the appointed time shall be penalized one pound per each minute that they are late. Any team over ten minutes late will lose credit for that days entire catch. 
20. TIES: In the event of a tie the tying teams will split the prizes.

21. BREAKDOWNS: In the case of a break down a team can get towed back to the ramp. Prior to the tow the team in the broke down boat must contact the tournament director 219-512-6581. Both members of the team in the broke down boat must remain in their boats and cease fishing for the remainder of the day. A team can not change boats during the day and must return in the same boat that they had checked in that morning. In case of a dire emergency call 911 first.  TowBoatUS Phone Number 270-362-8364.
22. COMPLIANCE: It shall be the sole responsibility of all entrants to comply with the said rules and regulations. 
23. RULINGS: The Tournament Director and his designated appointees shall reserve the right for rules interpretations and rulings thereof. Furthermore, the tournament committee reserves the right to change dates or sites of any given tournament. Any protest must be in writing, signed by the protestor, and filed within ten minutes after weigh-in. The decision of the tournament officials in all rulings shall be final. Any and all contestants are subject to a truth verification exam ( polygraph test), at the discretion of the tournament director or official. Failure to take and successfully complete this test is reason for disqualification and forfeit of all prizes from this and all future Anglers Dream events. All members agree to give Anglers Dream LLC permission to take and publish any photos and/or videos during any Anglers Dream events.

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2016 Anglers Dream Tournament of Champions Entrants
Final Results

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