Team Series Rules and Regulations 2011
Open to all individuals, male and female. Those under 18 years of age, not fishing with a parent, must have written permission from a parent or guardian. Each competitor must be a member in good standing and hold a current Team Series or Gold membership. No membership required for a legal substitute, as described in rule 16, fishing one tournament as a sub. F.O.M.N.T.T. reserves the right to reject any entries which we feel are not in the best interest of the tournament.
Membership fees are as follows:
Legacy Series membership
Team Series membership
Memberships are to be submitted to the Division Director prior to fishing your first Tournament. Fishers of Men Division Directors (except “one year interim” directors) are not eligible to compete in the division they direct.
Associate Membership Benefits: Membership packet and an associate member may upgrade to Team Series membership at any time by paying an additional $15, to Legacy Membership by paying an additional $5, or to Gold Membership by paying an additional $30.
Legacy Series Membership Benefits: Membership packet and eligibility to compete in any Fishers of Men Legacy Series Tournament. A Legacy Series member may upgrade to Gold Membership at any time by paying an additional $25.
Team Series Membership Benefits: Membership packet and eligibility to compete in any Fishers of Men Team Series Tournament. A Team Series member may upgrade to Gold Membership at any time by paying an additional $15.
Gold Membership Benefits: Membership packet and eligibility for you and any immediate family member residing in that household to compete in any Fishers of Men Team series or Legacy Series Tournament.
All participants must sign the release of liability form to be eligible to compete.
Entry fees shall be $150.00 per team per tournament, which includes Big Fish. Entry fees for divisional tournaments should be mailed to the Division Director and must be postmarked no later than the Friday 8 days prior the Tournament, or paid at the Friday night pretournament meeting. All entries received after the entry deadline, or at the Friday night meeting, will be assessed a $25.00 Late Fee.
***Any team paying an entry at the pretournament meeting must have at least one team member in attendance prior to the beginning of the inspirational message, and remaining until the conclusion of the meeting.***
Absolutely no entries will be accepted after the introduction of the main speaker at the pre-tournament meeting.
Absolutely no entries will be accepted the morning of the tournament!
There will be a fee charged on all checks returned for insufficient funds.
Prize money will be awarded following the weigh in at each divisional tournament. One place will be paid out per five teams entered. Big bass will be paid out in two places. 1st place and 2nd place big bass can not be won by the same team. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes on any moneys or prizes won.
The “Bonus Bucks” program is designed to increase tournament payout for those who wish to compete for a higher purse. This totally optional program features 100% payback of a $25 per team entry, in a 50%; 30%; 20% split, which will be paid to the three highest finishing teams who elect to enter the “Bonus Bucks” program. Bonus Bucks entries for the Regional and National Championships must be prepaid with the tournament entry. No bonus bucks entries will be accepted at the pretournament meeting for the Regional and National Championships.
REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS
The Regional Championship Tournaments will be 2-day tournaments. There will be 3 official practice days preceded by a 7 day off-limits period on the Regional Championship waters. The National Championship Tournament will be a 3-day tournament following 5 official practice days, which will be preceded by a 12 day off limits period. TEAMS MAY NOT SOLICIT INFORMATION FROM ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN ON THE TOURNAMENT WATERS DURING THE OFF-LIMITS PERIOD. Teams may not have the assistance of any non-competitor for the purpose of locating or catching fish on the official practice day(s) or the competition day(s). (See exception for legal substitute in Rule 16)
There will be no off limits or official practice days for Team Series Divisional events except during the pre-tournament meeting hours. Teams may not have the assistance of any non-competitor for the purpose of locating or catching fish on the competition day.
The use of electronic communication devices for the purpose of sharing fishing information during tournament hours is prohibited. . All teams assume responsibility of finding out the time and location of the Friday night Pre-Tournament meeting from their respective Director.