2019 150 INVITATIONAL & TOBACCO BASS INVITATIONAL ENTRY FORM
TOURNAMENT FEE $100_______ *OPTIONALS~~BIG FISH POT $20_____TWT $40_____TOTAL PAID______________
PARTNER #1: (Print)__NAME_______________________________________________PHONE #_________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP__________________________________________________________________________
PARTNER #2: (Print)__NAME_______________________________________________PHONE #_________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP_________________________________________________________________________
Having read the rules concerning this tournament & signed this application for entry, I agree to waive & release the sponsors, other contestants, host marinas &
their agents, polygraphers & tournament staff of all claims of personal injury, property damage or loss thereof, loss of life or any other liability incurred by me or my
partner while participating in this event. I agree that the above statements are true & agree to take a polygraph test if requested & will accept the decision of the
polygraph operator & tournament director thereafter. I also have boat liability insurance, a current Fishing License, the current Boat Owners Registration & current
ID. Signing this release covers all 2019 Piedmont Bass Classics Events.
Partner #1 Sign:_______________________________________________________Date:________ Covers all 2019 PBC events.
Partner #2 Sign:_______________________________________________________Date:________ Covers all 2019 PBC events.
YEAR MODEL & MAKE OF BOAT YOU ARE USING FOR THIS EVENT:___________________________OWNER____________________
Mail Entries To: Phil McCarson....922 Valetta Rd....Durham, NC....27712--------Make Check or Money Order out to 'Phil McCarson'
Starting positions determined by time entries are received. Flights determined by number of entries.
Tournament Day Contact Phone Number:........ 919-971-5042 Cell
PIEDMONT BASS CLASSICS BASIC RULES
~~~TEAMS: Anglers under the age of 18, not fishing with a parent, must have written permission from a parent or guardian. Anglers
under the age of 26 operating the vessel must abide by the new boating safety requirements as passed by the NCWRC in 2010. A
Tournament 'Buy In' is NOT Allowed.
~~~TOURNAMENT BOATS: Unless otherwise noted: Boats have to be gas powered & registered with the NCWRC or whatever state
the boat owner is from, and have a factory installed or working livewell capable of keeping & maintaining 5 bass alive for 8 hours.
Any vessels without the above are not allowed to compete.
~~~LAUNCH SEQUENCES: Teams blast off in the order entries are received.
~~~ENTRY FEES & PAYOUTS: As stated on the tournament flyer. 80% of entry fee will be paid out as 1 place for every 5 boats entered.
"Optional":The Big Fish Pot is $20 per team & the TWT Pot is $40 per team, each with 100% paybacks. 2 places are paid for each (70/30
split). Ties will be determined by a coin toss or mutual split.
~~~CREEL LIMIT: Sizes will be announced at the ramps. Total will be 5 fish with lengths measured mouth completely closed-tail
completely closed on the Golden Rule. There is a .50 lb. penalty on each dead fish your team weighs in. Your 'Big Fish' entry may be
weighed in dead but the penalty will be imposed on that fish for the actual net weight. Any 'ILLEGAL' fish brought to the scales will be
deleted from the creel with a 1 pound penalty and cannot be replaced. No team or individual may have more than 5 bass in their
livewells at any time unless culling the fifth fish for a larger one. You cannot cull a dead fish. NO MORE THAN 5 FISH may be in the
teams possession once inside the 'No Wake' bouy at tournaments end. Any team bringing over 5 bass to the scales will immediately
be disqualified. Courtesy measurements are available any time after blast off, up and until you enter the 'No Wake' buoy at check in
~~~FISHING HOURS: Safe light until 3:00pm. You must be inside the 'No Wake' bouy (1st Flight~25 boats) by 3:00pm or be disqualified.
Each flight after that must be back at 3:15 and so on. Blastoff and weighin times are subject to change prior to any event as seen fit
by the TX director. (Changes will be posted on the website prior to the event is needed.)
~~~GENERAL RULES: No trolling. Artificial baits only. Only 1 rod in use by each angler at any time. Fish must be caught in a normal
manner (no snagging). Team partner may help land the fish. Life vest must be worn while the gas motor is running at other than idle
speed. No fishing or passing within 50 yards of another entrants 'ANCHORED BOAT' without his permission. Boat permitting one, must
permit all. Anglers may not leave the boat to land a fish or get to a fishing spot. 'Do Not Enter' areas may be fished, but not be
entered with a boat. Spectators are not allowed in your boat unless approved by the Tournament Director. Any protest must be
submitted in writing within 10 minutes of final weighin, along with a $50 protest fee, which will be refunded if the Tournament
Committee finds the protest to be valid. Events will be held regardless of weather conditions unless they are deemed too unsafe by
the Tournament Director. No Refunds. We ask that all entrants use common courtesy, & abide by all state & local lake rules and have
a current fishing license & ID in their possession. Use common sense as far as your own safety goes. No 'Hole Sitting' is allowed by
anyone. Cell phones may be used for emergencies or immediate family matters only. NO WAKE ZONES MEAN 'NO WAKE'!~IDLE SPEED
ONLY & NO PASSING THE BOAT IN FRONT OF YOU!
~~~SPORTSMANSHIP: All contestants are required to follow the highest of standards of sportsmanship, courtesy & conservation & to
conduct themselves in a manner that will be a credit to themselves, our sponsors, the sport of fishing & the efforts of Piedmont Bass
Classics to promote the sport. Conduct not complying with these standards includes, but is not limited to the following: Violation of,
or failure to comply with, any of the rules for the yearly Piedmont Bass Classics events; Consumption of alcholic beverages and/or
possession of any kind of illegal mind-altering substance during tournament hours from registration up & through the weigh-in &
presentation of awards; Malicious verbal or physical confrontations at any time the Director, other anglers and/or spectators are
present at the tournament site; false information of any kind given to the tournament director & unsafe operation of your boat so as
to endanger another contestant. These standards of conduct will also apply to tournament employees (whether working and/or
fishing in an event) and in case of any conduct not complying with these standards outlined above, the Director has the right to
refuse an application to compete (with refund if need be), warn, disqualify, suspend or permanently ban the contestant or team from
any future Piedmont Bass Classics events. Any infraction seen should be brought to the attention of the Director for immediate study.
~~~POLYGRAPH: The test may be given at any time. Everyone is subject to the test. Any entrant who has failed to pass a polygraph
before or whose condition does not permit the administration of the test due to his or hers use of alcohol or drugs (prescription or
otherwise) may not fish events unless they notify Phil McCarson (tournament director) no later than 96 hours before any event date,
so an observer may be assigned to monitor that contestant(s). This observers cost of $125 will be paid by the entrant(s) prior to the
event. Anyone refusing to take the polygraph or causes problems for the operator, will be disqualified and may not fish another of
our events. If there is a protest submitted, and the polygrapher is not present, all monies will be withheld until the protest is
dropped or a polygraph is given.
~~~LIVEWELL CHECKS: You must have your livewell checked before blastoff.
~~~RAMP LOCATIONS: Jordan~FarringtonPoint.....Falls~LedgeRock.....
Kerr~Flemingtown Landing.....Shearon Harris~Cross Point Landing
~~~RIGHT OF REFUSAL: Officials of the Piedmont Bass Classics has and reserves the 'Right of Refusal' pertaining to anyone or any
team wanting to participate.
~~~RULES INTERPRETATIONS: The Tournament Director will have final say on all questionable matters.
TOURNAMENT DAY AND EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER.....919-971-5042