Championship 2017
We look forward to our Championship at Kentucky Lake. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for
making this our BEST YEAR YET! PLEASE read through the information below as there is some
really important information especially for Championship registration that you need to know.


VERY IMPORTANT…. YOUR REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY DAVE or I ON OR
BEFORE MARCH 1st, 2018!
(Entry form attached above)


CHAMPIONSHIP DATES:


KENTUCKY LAKE – Ken Lake Marina Ramp
(west side of the lake at Rt. 68 bridge)

·        Wednesday
April 18th, 2018 – MANDATORY CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING – 6pm-8pm
Ken Lake State Park Resort
(Banquet room)
542 Kenlake Rd.
Hardin, Ky. 42048

·        Thursday
April 19th, 2018 – DAY 1 Tournament
(morning registration at Ken Lake Marina Restaurant)

·        Friday
April 20th, 2017 – DAY 2 Tournament
(morning registration at Ken Lake Marina Restaurant)

·         TOURNAMENT HOURS BOTH DAYS – “Safe Light” to 3pm
(If we have 2 Flights, 2nd Flight will start and finish ½ hour later)

·       ENTRY FEE:
$110.00 for both days and MUST BE PRE-PAID PRIOR TO MARCH 1st, 2016
(INCLUDES $10.00 for Big Bass)

~CHAMPIONSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL ALSO POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE TO
DOWNLOAD & PRINT OUT~


This tournament will be a COMBINED TOTAL WEIGHT tournament for BOTH DAYS. Entry fees
are PAID BACK 100% plus combined earnings from the 2017 season and sponsor incentives. We will
PAY OUT BIG BASS for DAY 1 and DAY 2. PLAQUES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TOP 3
WINNERS and BIG BASS on DAY 2 ONLY.
KENTUCKY LAKE WILL BE OFF LIMITS 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT! You may begin
“PRACTICE” on the FRIDAY BEFORE the FINAL DAY and you may fish up to WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON prior to our MANDATORY MEETING.
BPSOTT RULE #25 CHAMPIONSHIP
LIMITATIONS/OFF LIMITS: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP location will be OFF LIMITS 30
DAYS PRIOR to the event. Participants WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMMENCE PRACTICE
SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR to the FINAL DAY. (Example: if final day is Friday, then practice
may begin the morning of the Friday before)
**NOTE: Participants SHALL NOT utilize a professional “fishing guide” or “guide service”
during Official practice days prior to the Championship. Participants SHALL NOT practice
with anyone other than another BPSOTT Championship participant. Participants SHALL
NOT solicit or obtain lake/fishing information from “guides” or “locals”. Any
participant/team found to have violated these rules SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY
DISQUALIFIED from the event and sent home.
USE OF THE"ALABAMA RIG" OR SIMILAR DEVICE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY
OF OUR BPSOTT EVENTS! (This includes our BPSOTT Sanctioned Events & Open
Tournaments) This rule shall be enforced during practice and during competition days.


STARTING POSITIONS will be assigned for DAY 1 by the way you finished in your DIVISION.
POINTS CHAMPIONS from all Divisions will have the top starting positions. Remaining starting
positions will be assigned by the way they finished for the year. DAY 2 – We’ll have POINTS
CHAMPIONS STARTING FIRST. Day 2 starting positions WILL BE DETERMINED BY
“REVERSE ROSTER” FROM DAY 1. “MAKE UPS” will start last BOTH DAYS.

EACH COMPETITION MORNING, Ken Lake Marina will have their restaurant open for us to hold
registration for the day and they will have “breakfast sandwiches” and drinks for sale for a small fee.
(about 3 bucks for a HOMEMADE BREAKFAST SANDWICH!)

WEIGH IN for both days will take place, tentatively, on the CONCRETE PAD near the ramp at the
EAST END of the parking lot. We’ll have more information available during our Mandatory Meeting
on Wednesday.


HOTELS ARE GOING FAST! We’ve been advised that there’s a large convention in Paducah, Ky
(the “Quilters” are back!) while we’re there and area hotels are filling up fast. We’ve contacted a
couple area “resorts” and were told that we could be accommodated. Here is a suggestion:

OUR “HOST HOTEL”:

Ken Lake State Resort
(State Park)
542 Kenlake Rd.
Hardin, Ky. 42048
Ph #: 270-474-2211
Web: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/kenlake/default.aspx
**We have RESERVED SEVERAL 1 Bedroom/2 Bed Cottages at Ken Lake Resort**
CONTACT: Ken Lake State Resort “Reservations” for “Special Rates” –
Tell them you are a
“BPSOTT Member”.
~OUR “SPECIAL RATE” IS ONLY GOOD UNTIL 12-31-17~


Or

Aurora’s Kentucky Lake Cottages

16918 U.S. Hwy. 68 East
Aurora, Ky. 42048
Ph #; 270-474-8000
Or: 800-580-0682
Web: www.kylakecottages.com
(Let them know you are a BPSOTT Member)


Ken Lake State Resort and Kentucky Lake Cottages both have cottages/cabins/rooms available that
run about $60.00 to $150.00 per night depending on what accommodations you are looking for. If you
wish to stay near our ramp (Aurora is about a half mile from the ramp and Ken Lake State Resort is
on the same property as the Marina & ramp) both will fill the bill. Let either one know that you are a
BPSOTT Member.

PRE-REGISTRATION: BY THE END OF THE YEAR, Dave or I will contact you and provide you
with CHAMPIONSHIP APPLICATIONS. (they will also be posted on our website and I have
attached a copy above to download and print out) THESE MUST be filled out and returned
NO
LATER than MARCH 1st, 2018
. The application will be for EACH TEAM so we know how many
to plan for.

We’ll have a MANDATORY MEETING on Wednesday afternoon at Ken Lake State Resort in one
of the banquet rooms starting at 6pm. There will be food in their restaurant, but it will be at your
expense and food must be eaten in their dining area.


So now you have it, where, when and how! I’d suggest you make hotel accommodations/reservations
ASAP. What I listed above is what we are aware of that’s available. It’s up to you if wish to find
something else further away. **
WATCH YOUR E-MAILS & OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES**

THAT IS ALL……

GOOD FISHING, and we’ll see you on the water!

Ky Reed, Trail Director
Buckeye Partner Series Ohio Tournament Trail
On the web: www.bpsott.com
E-mail:
khreed57@gmail.com  
Cell: 614-805-5575