2020 Scheels Boundary Battle

Red River Of The North, North Dakota

6/28/2020

Scheels Boundary Battle

All rules are to provide a fair and equal playing field for
all competitors and are based on a (2) person team (kids optional as 3rd).
(4) lines per team.  Teams may weigh in
(2) catfish over 24” and (1) under 24” per day. 
Sorting (culling) fish is
strictly prohibited

1.     
Registration
and Rules Meeting will be held June 26th at the Scheels Training Room (
2800 S Columbia Road) in Grand Forks, ND at 7pm. At least
one member of each team must be present.

2.     
Boundaries
are Oslo, MN boat ramp to Frog Point (Buxton, ND)  boat ramp

3.     
Anglers
will be allowed to launch immediately after the rules meeting. NO fishing
is allowed in the next day’s section of fishing from 7:00pm to 7:00am. 
Boat Registration numbers must be checked
in before launch on Day 1.

4.     
 NO TRANSFER OR REFUND WITHIN 30 DAYS OF EVENT
FOR ANY REASON – NO EXCEPTIONS

5.     
Teams
must compete from a boat and remain in the boat during competition except at tournament
headquarters. Fishing within 50 yards of a competitor’s boat, which was first
anchored, is prohibited.

6.     
All
fish weighed must be caught by rod and reel with a single hook only
(NO
TREBLE HOOKS)
.
A maximum of 4 rods per boat may be used.

7.     
Teams
must comply with state fishing and boating regulations, including the use of
PFDs and kill switches. Fishing and boating licenses are the responsibility of
team members.

8.     
Fishing
hours for are 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM. All anglers must be in the weigh-in line
by 3:00 PM. All fish must be boated to the weigh in site. Anglers MUST carry fish to the weigh in in a
container such as a cooler or tote.  North
Landing (below the Riverside Dam) on Saturday and LaFave Park in East Grand
Forks on Sunday (In case of high water day 2 will move to Lincoln Park in Grand
Forks). 

9.     
Any
LEGAL commercial or natural bait will be allowed. Fish must be a minimum of 12”
in length to be weighed.

10.   
A
team limit of 3 fish maximum must be
alive
to weigh in each day. Fish
must be kept in a livewell or other container, NO STRINGERS. (ONLY 2 MAY BE
OVER 24” IN LENGTH. Should more than 2 fish be over 24” the largest fish will
be disqualified) (Culling is prohibited. 
Once determination is made to keep a fish it cannot be released.)
Tournament officials reserve the right to determine if a fish is dead until the
release.

11.   
In
case of a tie the payout for two spots will be added and divided evenly.

12.   
If
you win any category on Saturday you MUST
fish Sunday or you forfeit all winnings.

13.   
There
will be a polygraph test of one member from a top 5 team or the day 1 or day 2
winning team. The polygraphed team will be determined randomly by public
drawing at the conclusion of the tournament.  (The team decides which member will be tested.)
(see the RELEASE FORM for further information regarding the polygraph examination.)

14.   
Any
protest must be made in writing to the tournament director within 30 minutes
following the end of the official weigh-in. A protest must state the rule
broken. In the case of a cheating accusation a polygraph may be administered at
the expense ($300) of the accuser. 
Tournament officials reserve the right to submit any team to polygraph.

15.   
The
use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited while fishing.

16.   
The
use of or display of any tobacco or alcohol products in weigh-in line, on stage
or during awards ceremonies IS
PROHIBITED
.

17.   
Unsportsmanlike
conduct may be grounds for disqualification if circumstances require. Decision
of Tournament Directors will be final.

18.   
Entry
Fee- $230 per team ($150 to Tournament, $50 to Day Winners, $20 to Big Fish,
$10 to Heaviest Slot Fish.)

19.   
This
is an 80% payout tournament. (Based on a full field of 50 boats)  1st
$2,000 (.333), 2nd
$1,500 (.250), 3rd– $1,250 (.208), 4th– $750 (.125), 5th
$500 (.083),  Daily Team Winners- $1,000,
Daily Big Fish- $500, Daily Heaviest Slot Fish- $250

In case of extreme water/weather conditions, the Red River
Valley Catfish Club reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event with
the return of entry fees. In case of flood conditions (over 28 feet at East
Grand Forks) the tournament will be postponed to August 29/30, 2020.

Release

Upon completion of the tournament, One (1) member of a randomly drawn team (Top 5 or day
winner) must submit to and pass a POLYGRAPH TEST and/or any other test deemed
necessary to determine compliance with tournament rules. The team member
submitting to the examination MUST NOT be under the influence of any
intoxicants.  If, in the opinion of the
polygraph examiner, an examination cannot be completed due to an avoidable
physiological condition, such as intoxication, the winning prize will be
withheld until such time that an examination may be completed.  Only one
member of the team will be tested. In the
opinion of the examiner, the person tested does not exhibit deception, the
prize earned by the team will be awarded. If, in the opinion of the examiner,
the person tested exhibits deception, the team
will be disqualified and neither member of the team will be awarded a prize.
The opinion of the polygraph examiner will be final. Contestants agree to release the
individual polygraph examiner and any polygraph company contracted to provide
testing services for this tournament, the Red
River Valley Catfish Club, and its sponsors of these events, from any liability
arising from the administration of the polygraph examination and/or the decision of the polygraph examiner. Contestants also agree that any mention of
names or use of photographic likenesses may be used by the Red River Valley
Catfish Club and/or the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau and
their sponsors for promotional purposes. All decisions regarding compliance
with these rules and the interpretation of these rules will be made by the
tournament director and the Red River Valley Catfish Club which reserves the
right to make additional reasonable rules for the conduct of their tournaments
if circumstances require.

Code of Ethics

Media coverage and attention will be
focused on our event, especially at the weigh-in sites. Please present yourself
in such a way as we can all be proud. Dress accordingly at the weigh-ins and be
at the top of your behavior. The better image we project to our sponsors and
America’s youth, the more highlight the sport of catfishing will receive as a
whole.

Tournament Director (click phone to reveal):

Brad Durick

(701) XXX-XXXX739-5808

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Results

PlaceAngler(s)Boat #Day 1 Big FishDay 1 Weight (fish)Day 2 Big FishDay 2 Weight (fish)Total Weight (fish)WinningsPoints
1Troy Weber
Dustin Casmey
2
2Dana Conners
Dick Hinricksen
1

Statistics

Total in Tournament: 2

Total zeroes: 0

Total fish weighed: 145

Total weight: 0

Average number of fish per entry: 72.50

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