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Carolina's Bass Challenge 2012 RULES

1. MEMBERSHIP ­ Each angler entering a CBC Trail is required to pay a $35 membership fee. 2. PARTNERS ­ A Team may consist of two (2) anglers or a (1) single angler. At least 1 member must be 21 years of age. Any angler under the age of 18 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian. Each angler must possess a valid fishing license. 3. Subs and Alternates ­ A team may use a Sub or Alternate one time in a CBC Qualifier. A team must enter a Final or the Championship with an original team member or if necessary 1 member can enter the Final or Championship if problems arise with partner. NO SUBS AT THE FINAL OR CHAMPIONSHIP. 4. Divisional & Championship Qualifications ­ A team must declare a Division when paying a membership.For a team to become eligible to enter a Divisional Final ateam must fish a total of 3 Qualifiers ina Division or a total of 3 Qualifiers combining both Divisions to enter the teams declared Division Final. The one time use of a sub will count toward Final qualification. 5. HOLE SITTING ­ A team having someone who is a competitor or non-competitor sitting on a location for the sole purpose of holding the location for the team will be disqualified. This rule violation will result in the competitors and non-competitors being disqualified from any and all future CBC events. 6. POINTS ­ 10 show-up points will be awarded at each Qualifier. 1st place will receive 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points etc. The last Qualifier of any CBC Trail will be a double point event. Each Division point winning team will receive $1000 and jackets. Each 2nd place point team will receive $500.00. Each 3rd place point winning team will receive $250.00. 7. DEFINITION OF A PRO ­ Any bass angler who has entered more than one bass tournament that requires an entry fee greater than $2,500 in the immediately preceding six months prior to the date of the CBC event being entered will not be allowed to enter. BFL, Everstart and BASS Weekend anglers will be allowed to enter any CBS event. BASS OPEN, FLW & BASS Co-anglers will be allowed to enter any CBC event. 8. GUIDE ­ Any angler that has guided for bass on tournament waters within 30 days of the official event for any method of compensation will not be allowed to enter. 9. START TIME ­ The majority of CBC events will begin at safe daylight and end at 3:00 PM unless weather is a factor. There may be more than 1 flight. If there is an exception the tournament hours information will be posted on the CBC web site. 10. TROLLING OR LONG LINING ­ Trolling or Long Lining will not be allowed at any CBC event and will result in disqualification. No live bait is allowed. All fish must be caught on rod/reel and artificial bait. 11. LIMITS ­ All CBC events have a 5 bass limit. Length limits will be determined by SC or NC DNR length rule in effect for the tournament lake. A four (4) ounce penalty will de deducted for each dead fish weighed. The four (4) ounce penalty will not be subtracted from a teams Big Fish but will be deducted from the teams total weight. A team bringing more than 5 bass to the scales will results in loss of the teams Big Fish. A team must have a working livewell. 12. BLAST-OFF POSITIONS & FLIGHTS ­ A team's blast-off position is determined by order of payment. Flights will consist of 40 boats and weigh in at 10 minute intervals. 13. OFF LIMITS ­ 13A - The off limit period for any CBC event will begin at 12:00 am the Monday before the event and last until blastoff for said event. No contestant may be on designated tournament waters for any reason during the official off limits period except for the following dates ­ Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 Labor Day, September 3, 2012 13B - Final and Championship events will have a 2-day practice period consisting of Thursday and Friday before the Final or Championship Saturday. 13C - The only areas of a lake that will be off limits are the areas designated by the state DNR and areas deemed by CBC to be off limits. 14. INFORMATION ­ No information may be purchased, bartered or solicited from any person who entered official tournament waters during the off limits periods for all CBC events. 15. CULL RULE ­ Cull when limit (5) is reached. Not culling will results in one (1) warning. 2nd violation will result in disqualification, 16. TIES ­ Each team will have a Big Fish weighed in order to break a total weight tie. Total weight will break a Big Fish tie. 17. LATE PENALTY ­ One (1) pound per minute will be deducted from a teams total weight for each minute the team is late. Returning to the ramp more than 15 minutes past the designated weigh-in time will result in disqualification. 18. POLYGRAPH ­ Winners and participants are subject to a polygraph exam at any CBC event. Any angler who has failed a polygraph exam in the past 15 years will not be allowed to enter a CBC event. Refusal to take a polygraph for any reason will result in disqualification. 19. ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS & FELONS ­ No alcohol or illegal drugs during tournament hours. Anyone who has been convicted of a felon will not be allowed to enter a CBC event. 20. WEATHER ­ In the event of heavy fog, lightning, heavy rain or any other weather related problems, the Director can postpone or cancel the tournament. This decision will be made by the CBC Director. Trailoring will not be allowed at any CBC event. 21. CELL PHONE ­ Cell phones may be used during tournament hours for family, business and emergency calls. No cell phone discussions pertaining to fishing during tournament hours. 22. PAYBACK & ENTRY FEES ­ Pre-paid entrys are non-refundable. **The entry fee at all CBC events which will include Qualifiers, Finals and the llllChampionship will be $200 per team. ** The CBC Trail will feature a 100% PLUS format! ** CBC Qualifiers will feature a 1st place guarantee of $5,000. ** $1,000 Big Fish award at each event. ** 1st place team at each Divisional Final will receive a Skeeter TZX190/150HPDI **1st place team at the CBC Championship will receive a Skeeter ZX200/200SHO 23. LIFE JACKET & KILL SWITCH ­ Each must be in use while big motor is in operation. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. Life vest must be Coast Guard approved. Excessive speed and reckless driving will result in disqualification. 24. OVERPOWERING - Any boat equipped with a motor exceeding the Coast Guard approved rating for the boat will not be allowed for use in a CBC event. The decision will be determined by the Tournament Director. 25. GAS CAN & JUGS ­ No gas can be placed on the bank for use in a CBC event. Gas can not be brought to a team for the sole purpose of enabling the team to advance to other fishing areas and in order to travel back to the weigh in location. Gas may be obtained from a marina that is available to all participants. 26. ASSISTANCE (Break Down) ­ If a team receives assistance from a competitor or non competitor it must be brought to the Directors attention for approval. If possible a phone call should be made to the Director to receive clearance for any help a team receives during tournament hours. If a call cannot be made the instance must be brought to the Directors attention before weigh-in. One team member can return to the weigh-in with the teams catch in another competitors boat or non competitors boat. A team member can exit the boat in case of the call of nature, emergency or paying for gas. A team member cannot exit the boat in order to advance the boat into a fishing area. 27. PROTEST ­ All protest should be made to the CBC Director. All decisions by the CBC Director are final.

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