LIKBF TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW
LIKBF Tournaments are fished in person and are held on Long Island waters or within a 2 - 3 Hour driving period of our club, meeting location. Which could range from Upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
LIKBF's primary tournament season begins in April and ends in October. We generally fish one Tournament a month which brings us to a total between 7 and 8 tournaments for the season. We have squeezed two tournaments in one month permitting the month has 5 Sunday's in the month and we will fish one in the beginning and one at the end. It also depends on if there are other events going on with other clubs so we do not conflict each other.
Elite Series: Individual anglers compete against a field of anglers in a standard single day tournament event. You will earn Angler of the Year points for each Elite series tournament you compete in and can keep track of your tournament stats on AOY Standings page, win cash prizes and physical product prizes which are donated from our club sponsors below. If you are a KBF member, you will also have the opportunity to be awarded a Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship Slot. If you catch the biggest Bass of the season in our Elite Series Tournaments, you will be awarded the Big Bass Trophy for that season.
Angler of the year points are awarded to club members only, and to those members who compete in the LIKBF Elite Series. If you don't show, you do not get awarded points. All points are added at the conclusion of each tournament and qualify you to compete in the LIKBF Tournament of Champions permitting you win the event or get a roll down.
Eliminator Series: Individual anglers compete once a month in a bracket style elimination tournament. Winner of the bracket moves onto the next round and repeats the process until there is only one angler left. Winner of the Eliminator series will win a cash prize and a Tournament of Champions qualifying slot.
Team Challenge Series: Anglers will be randomly selected into teams of two. Each team will compete in a 5 tournament series in conjunction with the Elite Series tournament schedule. Winners of the Team Series will win a trophy, prize money at the end of the series and qualify for 2023 Tournament Of Champions.
Challenge Series: Anglers will pay a one time fee to enter the tournament and will start in April and end in November. Anglers may fish on any public water in the tri-state area and submit their best five (5) fish for the entire season.
Spring Fling & Fall Brawl: The first and last tournaments of our season. These tournaments are solely qualifying tournaments to Qualify for the Tournament Of Champions. If you already qualified you can still compete in these tournaments for the cash prizes. Spots will roll down accordingly.
Tournament Of Champions: The biggest and most prestigious Tournament we offer. The only way to fish this tournament is to Qualify. And only 15 Anglers will have that shot.