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PostSubject: TOURNAMENT RULES   Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:24 am

JCKF Cape May Kayak Fishing Tournament for Charity

Rules and Regulations

1. Participation and Eligibility- Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or guardian signature on the release form. A completed participant packet and entry fee must be received no later than the published deadline.

2. Registration and Captain’s Meeting- Each participant must register and pay by October 01, 2010. Participants registering after that date will pay an additional $15.00 late fee. Participants’ registration will be open through the captain’s meeting at 6:00 pm Friday, October 15, 2010 at The Lake Laurie Campground located at 669 Route 9 Cape May, NJ 08204. Attendance at the captain’s meeting is mandatory unless otherwise authorized by the tournament director.

3. Rain Date – In the event of poor or dangerous weather conditions the tournament rain date will be Sunday, October 17, 2010. If the tournament director should cancel the event entirety due to weather, there will not be any refunds as this is a charity event. All prizes will be distributed to participants by way of raffle.

4. Safety- Safe boating must be observed at all times. Participants are required to comply with US Coast Guard regulations including the possession of US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) and a whistle. Launch plans are mandatory and are available on our website or at the tournament headquarters.

5. Sportsmanship- All participants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, and conservation. No alcoholic beverages or use of illegal drugs are permitted. Non-compliance with tournament rules and regulations are grounds for immediate disqualification and any prizes awarded must be returned.

6. Permitted Fishing Methods- All fish must be caught with a hook and line only. There is no limit to the number of fishing rods. Kayaks may be inspected by tournament officials before, during and after the start of the tournament for PFD, whistle, enforcement of rules or fairness to others,. All crafts must be paddled or pedaled unless authorized by the tournament director. All fish must be caught from the kayak no wading.

7. Permitted Fishing Locations- Participants can launch their kayaks at safe light which will be determined at the Captain’s meeting. Participants can then fish any area they can paddle to within the defined boundaries’ on the event map. Participant’s may not receive assistance from a non-participant boat, the placing of markers by a non-participant, being towed or riding motored vessels, or receiving electronic, voice, or data communication from non-participants. All fishing locations must be in waters accessible according to the law and US Coast Guard regulations. Participants can fish from 1 mile north of Townsend Inlet southward around Cape May to 1 mile north of Cape May Point as outlined on the tournament map.

8. Digital Camera’s-Each participant must supply their own digital camera with a removable SD card or like storage card, or necessary wiring with USB plug to download photos for judging. Cameras will not be issued by JCKF. 1st photo on your camera must be of you, the participant holding your identifier. The 2nd photo must be of your kayak at the time of launch on the day of the event.

9. Scoring- JCKF will use a photo & release scoring system determined by the length of each fish (measured nose to fork in tail). Each participant will be issued a measuring device designed for this tournament and it must be turned back in during weigh-in to receive your dinner ticket. Photos will have to be taken with fish on tournament measuring device only. No bringing fish to weigh-in for measurement; photos must be taken from your kayak or safe location with your kayak and identifier in each photo. Each participant will be issued an identifier and a score card at the Captain’s meeting. Fill out your score card and turn it in to tournament officials as well as your digital camera memory card by 4:00pm sharp or you will be subject to disqualification. Please put your name or initials on your memory stick. Participants will get their memory stick back after tournament officials download pictures of fish. Jersey Cape Kayak Fishing has the right to use any tournament photos at their discretion.

10. Check In- Check in will begin at 2:00 pm at Tournament Headquarters. All participants must check in no earlier than 2:00 pm and no later than 4:00 pm with their score cards and memory sticks.

11. Post Check In Party- Starting at 2:00 pm will be the post tournament party including food, beverages, sponsor and vendor booths, quick clinics, music, raffles, and sponsor recognition and tournament winners prize ceremony.

12. Protest- All protests must be in writing and delivered to the tournament director within 30 minutes of check in. The tournament director has the final say in all decisions. When in doubt snap a photo of a possible violation and bring it to the attention of the tournament director.

13. Rule Changes- Rules interpretation will be presented to the tournament director. The decisions of the tournament director are final and are not subject to appeal.

14. Release of Liability- A waiver and release of liability form is part of the registration pack and every participant is required to read, initial, sign, and date the waiver and release of liability form or they will not be eligible to participate.

15. Prize Structure- Participants are eligible for more than one first place class prize, one second place class prize, and one third place class prize; but only one prize per class.

16. Raffle- Each contestant will receive one raffle ticket in their captain’s bag. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased during event. You must be present to win any raffle prizes.

17. Times to remember -

Captains Meeting - Friday 6pm & Saturday 5am - Mandatory unless otherwise agreed
Tournament Launch time - Safe light to be determined at Captains Meeting
Check in - Begins at Saturday 2pm, Mandatory by 4pm to score fish - NO EXCEPTIONS
Award Ceremony and Buffet - Saturday 5pm
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