OFFICAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. PARTICIPANTS AND ELIGIBILITY:
Open to all individuals, male and female. Those under 18 may participate with written permission of a parent or legal guardian. Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational tournaments are open to all people regardless of race, sex, religion, or national origin. Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational reserves the right to reject any application for membership and tournament entry fees that is not in the best interest of the trail. All participants are subject to an observer or media personnel for promotional purposes at any time for any reason. No Exceptions. MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $35.00 PER PERSON. All memberships expire December 31st annually.
2. ENTRY FEES:
Entry fee’s for all tournaments shall be $115.00 per team with an optional $10.00 Big Fish Pot. All entries paid by credit card require a $3.00 service charge per tournament. A $25.00 service charge will be assessed for any returned checks and the team will not be allowed to fish until the check is made good. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes on any money and prizes received.
All Morristown Marine
Team Trail Invitational 1 day tournaments will have a payout based on (1) place
for every (6) boats.
The Morristown Marine
Team Trail Invitational (2) day Super
Tournament and the (2) day Super Classic will have a payout based on (1) place
for every (6) boats.
4. HIGHEST FINISHING SKEETER/YAMAHA PAYOUT:
Highest Finishing Skeeter
Bonus will be paid to the (3) highest finishing Skeeter/Yamaha teams.
6. LAUNCH SEQUENCE / OFF LIMIT PERIODS:
Starting position will be determined by draw. Entries will be accepted at Morristown Marine the week prior to each scheduled tournament. If you sign up for the tournament by on Friday you will receive 2 draws at no charge and you will be allowed to retain the draw of choice. Entries after on Friday will receive 1 draw only. Signups will be accepted at the ramp the morning of the tournament. There is no official off limit period or practice days. All tournaments will be starting at safe light until . You must weigh your fish prior to trailering your boat for all tournaments. No Exceptions. All participants must launch from the official take off location with their partner at the start of the tournament and cannot enter a boat at another location.
Safe boating conduct must be observed at all times. Any time the outboard engine is running, each contestant is required to wear a coast guard approved life preserver and a kill switch must be attached to the driver. Motors that exceed horsepower ratings are not condoned by Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational or its sponsors. All boats must be 14' minimum in length. Each boat must have all required US Coast Guard safety equipment. Boats must have working aerated live wells to maintain a live limit catch.
All contestants are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, and conservation. Alcohol use, drugs use, or anyone convicted of a felony in the last 36 months or on current probation and anyone that has been suspended or disqualified from any other fishing or tournament organization may be called for automatic disqualification. No participant is allowed to have someone hold a spot for the use of locating or to assist in locating fish before or during any tournament. No boat may fish within 50 yards of another competitor who was first anchored. An anchored boat is a boat held in a stable position by a line attached to a weight and with the trolling motor in the up position. Fighting will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification.
Only artificial lures with the exception of pork trailers may be used. All bass must be caught in a sporting manner, NO SNAGGING. Only (1) rod may be used at any time. NO TROLLING IS ALLOWED.
STROLLING OR LONG
The strolling or long line technique will NOT be allowed in the
11. STATE LAW AND REGULATIONS:
All participants must abide by all state laws and wildlife regulations.
12. LATE PENALTY:
Each team must check in with the team trailer or the check-in boat on the water. Teams that have not checked in on time will be penalized (1) lb per minute late. After 15 minutes the team will be disqualified.
A tournament limit shall
consist of (5) bass. Only Largemouth, Small Mouth and
Team members shall not leave the boat except in emergencies, i.e., sickness or severe weather. The tournament director of the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational must be notified if a participant must leave the boat for any other reason during tournament hours. NO EXCEPTIONS.
In the event of a mechanical breakdown of a boat or motor, (1) partner may ride back to the weigh-in location with another competitor to weigh that team’s fish while the other partner remains with the disabled boat.
15. SUPER CLASSIC ELIGIBILITY:
MUST FISH OR PAY FOR ALL (5) REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING THE 2-DAY LOUDON SUPER TOURNAMENT.
TOURNAMENTS MUST BE PAID FOR PRIOR TO BLAST OFF FOR ANY REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENT
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2 DAY SUPER CLASSIC ON
ONE WILL BE
Teams must be declared prior to the 1st
tournament if you are fishing for points or the 2-day Super Classic. Each team will be allowed (1) alternate during
the regular season tournaments. All Alternates must pay a $35.00 membership fee. No
Alternate will be allowed for the 2-day Super Classic on
Any protest must be submitted in writing to the tournament director within (15) minutes of scale closing. The Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational committee has the right to ask any member to submit to a polygraph exam at any time. If any member refuses a polygraph exam it will result in immediate disqualification and all entry fees and prizes will be forfeited. All members agree to abide by the results of the polygraph exam. If polygraph is given at an off site the tournament director has the right to withhold all prizes pending the outcome of the polygraph exam.
17. POINT FORMAT:
Points will be kept for the (4) 1 day tournaments and the (1) 2 day Super Tournament. 1st Place Points Champion will receive $1500.00 and 2nd Place Points Champion will receive $1000.00. Points Champion payouts will be awarded at the Classic Dinner/Banquet.
Liability insurance is required in a minimum of $100,000.00 per accident of all contestants using their boats while fishing the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational. By signing an official entry form, or paying an entry fee and fishing the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational, you agree to assume all risks associated with the tournament and release Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational, its sponsors, director, and employees from any and all damages, claims and expenses relating to any injury of any person including yourself and to damages to any property which you may cause by reason of participating in a Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational event.
Cell phones, including texting should be used in emergency situations only and not for the use of locating or assisting in the location of fish.
20. RULES INTERPUTATION:
Interputation of these rules will be left up to the tournament director or tournament committee. Infraction of any rule may result in disqualification of catch and forfeiture of entry fee and prizes. All decisions by the tournament director or the tournament committee will be final.
21. SIGN UP LOCATIONS:
Signups will be taken at Morristown Marine for ALL tournaments 1 week prior to each tournament and will also be taken at the following locations on Friday prior to the tournament from 11 AM - 6 PM:
PHONE ( )__________________________
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER_______________________________
PARTNER’S NAME ________________________________________
PHONE ( )__________________________
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER _______________________________
In signing this application or paying an entry fee and fishing the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational, I hereby release the host, Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational, it’s owners, employees, sponsors, and tournament officials from any and all damages, claims, demands, cost or expenses relating to injury of any persons or damage to any property which I sustain or which I may cause by reason of participating in or in connection with this Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational tournament.
I further agree that I will never sue any of the above for damages on account of any injury I suffer or cause, whether known now or which may develop in the future, in connection with the Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational tournament. In the event any of the above are sued because of my actions, I expressly agree to indemnify and hold each harmless from any liability whatsoever, including court cost and attorney fees arising with respect to such actions.
I further understand and agree that the tournament director or the tournament committee reserves the right to refund this entry fee if it shall choose. I further agree to submit to a polygraph examination and abide by the rules committee of the polygraph test.
BOATER'S NAME _________________________________________
PARTNER’S NAME ______________________________________
***schedule subject to change***
Tournament Director, SamPhillips
PM Phone – 423-587-5555
Cell Phone – 423-677-3004
***CONTINUED FOR 2014***
PURCHASE A NEW OR USED BOAT
PACKAGE OR ENGINE AFTER
REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENT YOU WIN!!!