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									                           2012 -- Michiana Walleye Association Inc.
                              Anglers’ Challenge -- Official Rules
1. RULES & RULE CHANGES

  A. These rules shall remain intact and unchanged unless written revisions are handed out and reviewed at a
     Captains’ meeting.
  B. Safety rules may be modified at any time.
  C. All rules have “loop holes”, it’s the Event Director & Committee’s intention to provide a sportsman like event.
  D. All questions or problems are to be referred to the Event Director. The Event Director & Committee will be
     identified before each event at the Captains’ meeting.
  E. Interpretations will be at the discretion of the Event Director & Committee and not open to protest.
  F. A points’ deduction penalty will result in a loss of Cabela’s “show” points per team and a fifty (50) point
     reduction in Angler of the Year points per team member.
  G. A disqualification will result in the loss of all points in both programs for said event without refund.
  H. Banning will result in the disqualification of an individual or team from all prior, current, & future events
     during the calendar year without refund.


2. ENTRY, ELIGIBILTY, & PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

  A. Official event fishing hours will be from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST on the posted day of said event.
  B. All participants must posses a valid fishing license for the waters being fished.
  C. All participants must have current, up to date, MWA Individual Membership before event entry form will be
     accepted. Unless a participant is a family member who is defined as “spouse, or child age 10–17 yrs old” and
     a MWA family membership was purchased.
  D. Participants age 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in the Cabela’s program.
     Participants 10-17 participating in events other than the Cabela’s program may do so without parent or legal
     guardian if a signature & contact number of a parent or legal guardian are added on any event entry form
     acknowledging the waiver & hold harmless section of the rules and entry form on behalf of the participant.
  E. Event entry fees are per boat with the term “boat” defined as either one (1) or two (2) participants meaning
     “Captain” or “Captain & Angler”.
  F. The deadline for event entry forms & full payment is 7pm Tuesday the week of the desired event. Entry forms
     received after the deadline will be defined as “late” and incur a late entry fee. Late entries will be accepted
     until the start of the Captains’ meeting the day of the event.
  G. Entry forms not completely filled out or signed will be rejected and returned.
  H. Entry forms will be accepted in the order received, should the 25 boat maximum field size be exceeded in a
     designated Cabela’s event, then NTC participants whose entry fees are not late will be accepted before non-
     NTC participants.
  I. The MWA does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, or gender, and is not required to accept all entry
     forms. The MWA retains sole discretion on acceptance or rejection of any entry form. Entries may be rejected
     based on criminal behavior including violation of game laws and unsportsmanlike behavior at other events
     including suspensions, disqualifications, or banning from other organizations events.
  J. All registrations, memberships, and fees are non refundable once entry is submitted unless either; refused,
     returned, a death within the immediate family, or the event is cancelled prior to starting without being
     rescheduled. If an event is cancelled before starting, the automatic reschedule date will be the next day
     unless otherwise notified.
  K. Participants are responsible to know and abide by all MWA, local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to
     event waters.


3. LAUNCHING, CAPTAINS MEETINGS, & BOAT BOARDS

  A. Each team will be responsible for any ramp or launch fees when applicable and are not included in entry fees.
  B. All boats must be inspected before launching and on the water and ready by 6:25 AM. Any boat not ready to
     launch, or creating a bottleneck at the ramp, will be sent off line until ready, so be ready when it’s your turn.
  C. Should an event be cancelled once started and more than half of the event’s time is spent on the water
     competing, then all procedures will be completed as normal and the event will be considered finished.
     However, should an event be canceled and less than half of the event’s time is spent competing on the water
     then the event will be considered canceled. No fish will be weighed, big fish pots will be returned, and no
     points other than “show” points will be awarded. One (1) attempt will be made to reschedule and complete
     the event with the same field of boats as no additions will be allowed. Parties unable to attend the rescheduled
     date will still receive their show points if they were present at the cancelled date.


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  D. Teams returning from fishing after the official event end time, even one (1) second, will be defined as “late”
     and forfeit their weight for the event.
  E. A third party observer may be used at any time and for any reason as so deemed by the MWA.

  F. A mandatory Captains’ meeting will be governed at the launch site prior to each event at 6:30 AM with no
     exception. Failure to attend will result in points’ deduction penalty for said event.
  G. Event boundaries will be announced at the Captains’ meeting prior to each event and will be made available
     upon request.
  H. Takeoff positions will be randomly drawn by one (1) team member at each event’s Captains’ meeting and
     teams will receive a “boat board” designating their take off position. Each team is responsible for returning
     their designated board at the end of the day at the weigh in and failure to comply will result in a points’
     deduction penalty for said event. This measure is to verify that all boats have returned safely from fishing.


4. TAKEOFF PROCEDURE

  A. We will ask for a voluntary “starting boat” at each event, should there be no volunteers the highest numbered
     boat board will be designated as the “starting boat.”
  B. The starting boat will be given a pre-defined starting location during the Captains’ meeting and the following
     procedures will be briefly reviewed during each Captains’ meeting.
  C. Upon the conclusion of the Captains’ meeting, all teams will “taxi” out onto the water prior to the start of each
     event with boat boards held up in an effort to get “in line” for takeoff.
  D. Taxi speed is defined as just above idle speed with “in line” being defined as boats numerically lined up in a
     rough single file pattern with approximately 2-3 seconds gap between each boat, starting with boat board #1,
     or “lead boat”, on up respectively.
  E. Teams that have mechanical difficulties or fail to get in line need to go to the tail of the field during taxing and
     put their boat boards down.
  F. The field will taxi towards the Starting boat with boat boards visible. It will be the Starting boats responsibility
     to idle towards the field in an effort to pass them. The starting boat will then acknowledge each boat to
     release them by pointing at them once they are parallel to the starting boat and safe to takeoff.
  G. It is the next boat in line’s responsibility to be aware of the boat in front of them and ready to go when the
     starter points. This method will continue until all the boats in the field have been safely released.
  H. Boats may not takeoff until the starting boat instructs them to.
  I. Information received by the Event Director & or Committee from the Starting boat in regards to failures to
     comply with the takeoff procedures may result in warnings, or a point’s deduction penalty for said event.


5. SEVERE WEATHER & SAFETY RULES

  A. In the event of severe weather, the event hours may be suspended, cut short, or canceled at the discretion of
     the Event Director & Committee.
  B. “If you see lightning, take shelter!”
  C. Should an event be cancelled once started and more than half of the event’s time is spent on the water
     competing, then all procedures will be completed as normal and the event will be considered finished.
     However, should an event be cancelled and less than half of the event’s time is spent competing on the water
     then the event will be considered cancelled with no fish being weighed, big fish pots will be returned, and no
     points other than “show” points will be awarded. One (1) attempt will be made to reschedule and complete
     the event with the same field of boats as no additions will be allowed. Parties unable to attend the rescheduled
     date will still receive their show points if they were present on the originally cancelled date.
  D. Safety must be observed at all times and each participant is required to follow all Coast Guard regulations.
  E. All participants must posses and wear Coast Guard approved PFD’s at all times when a boat is moving above
     trolling speed.
  F. All boats are required to have, in working order, an emergency kill off switch which must be securely attached
     to the driver whenever the boat is above trolling speed.
  G. No Alcoholic beverages or illegal substances may be consumed or in possession of teams during event hours.
  H. Failure to comply with safety rules will result first in a warning and repeated offenses will result in a points’
     deduction for said event.




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6. BOATS, EQUIPMENT, & INSPECTION

  A. All boats must conform to the appropriate state and USCG standards.
  B. All boats must have a USCG or BMA plate attached by the boat manufacturer
  C. All outboards used in any MWA event must not exceed the horsepower rating set by the BMA or USCG ruling
     November 1, 1972.
  D. No equipment, bait, or tackle may be passed between boats once an event has started.
  E. Binoculars, and or cameras with telephoto lenses, are prohibited during event hours with one (1) exception.
     Pictures may be taken by any individuals, including anglers, at any time before an event, during the first
     fifteen (15) minutes of an event, during the last fifteen (15) minutes of an event, and throughout the weigh in
     & awards process. Pictures may be taken at any time to document non event fish as long as the fish are being
     released and the photo is of the fish on the floor of the boat. Any other use of a camera, other than during
     those time periods, is prohibited.
  F. All boats will be subject to random on water inspections by Event Committee Members, State, Local, or
     Federal authorities at any time either before, during, or after an event.
  G. Committee inspections may be random for one (1) or several items such as: motor rating & boat tag, life
     vests, kill switch check, live well checks, or quantity of fish on board. These inspections are to ensure the
     safety and fair play for all participants involved, so please be patient, courteous, and cooperative.


7. CELL PHONES

  A. The use of cell phones will be for emergency use only.
  B. Direct communication between fishermen is prohibited.
  C. Any transmission of information via any communicative device concerning any aspect of fishing during an
     event is strictly prohibited.
  D. Each participant’s cell phone number must be listed on the event entry form.
  E. The Event Director & Committee’s cell phone numbers will be provided upon request at the Captains’ meeting.


8. SPORTSMANSHIP, BUOYS MARKERS, & NO FISH HALO

  A. Participants will conduct themselves in a true “sportsman” like manner at all times with NO EXCEPTIONS!
     Courtesy and ethics of the highest standard will be the norm, not the exception. Remember, you not only
     represent yourselves, but all event anglers, sponsors, organizers, and competitive fishing in general.
  B. Reckless, dangerous, rude, or insulting behavior will all be subject to warning, disqualification, and possible
     banning.
  C. Participants must at all times respect buoy markers placed by other teams by maintaining a minimum distance
     of fifty (50) feet from a buoy, or the boat fishing the buoy, whichever is closer.
  D. Boats are allowed to claim one (1) buoy and must be within fifty (50) feet of the buoy to have rights to the
     buoy area. More than one (1) buoy will result in the loss of rights to any & all buoys further away than the
     closest buoy to the boat.
  E. Participants will respect and maintain a minimum fifty (50) foot “no fish” halo around another team whether
     anchored, beached, drifting, trolling, or motoring during an event.
  F. Participants are permitted to pass each other on a troll or drift without violation, as long as it’s not repeated in
     excess and is non-habit forming.
  G. Violations of the Halo rule will be addressed by the Event Director & Committee through the protest procedure
     and may result in warning, a points’ deduction penalty, or disqualification. Repeat violations will not be
     tolerated and may result in banning at the discretion of the Event Director and Event Committee.


9. EVENT FISHING LIMITS, SIZES, RESTRICTIONS, & WEIGH IN RULES

  A. All State or Federal fishing regulations and rules will be observed unless the Event Director specifies more
     stringent regulations.
  B. All events are “catch & release” after weighed events and no early weigh ins will be permitted.
  C. All fish must be kept in aerated live wells or coolers to keep fish alive and as fresh as possible for release.
  D. The use of stringers, wire fish baskets, boat bags, etc. is prohibited for the safety and preservation of fish
     populations and to reduce fish fatality.
  E. Fish that appear mauled, frozen, stringered, injected with water, or other fluids containing foreign matter to
     add weight, or showing white gills, soft flesh, sunken eyes, or gills that won’t bleed, may result in
     disqualification from the event and possible banning.
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  F.   The Event Director & Weigh Master has the discretion to measure any fish during a weigh in with the official
       bump board to verify it meets the event’s minimum size limit. Any fish measuring under the event’s minimum
       size limit will result in the team being disqualified from said event.
  G.   Teams may posses a maximum limit of six (6) legal fish per boat at any given time during an event and teams
       caught possessing more than the maximum limit at any time during an event will be disqualified.
  H.   Bumping and releasing of smaller fish is permitted.
  I.   The maximum basket size accepted per boat for weigh in will consist of five (5) walleye, sauger, or saugeye in
       any combination, caught on hook & line in a conventional sporting manner, with live or artificial bait.
  J.   Teams are required to keep all dead legal fish which will count as part of their six (6) fish limit. A team may
       elect to not weigh a maximum of one (1) dead fish if they have their six (6) fish limit. The culling and return
       of dead legal fish to the water is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification with repeat violations
       resulting in banning.
  K.   Teams weighing fish must turn their board in with their fish at the time of weighing; no fish will be weighed
       without a boat board. Once the boat board is received, if the team is participating in the “Big fish” pot then
       one (1) fish of their choosing will be weighed first, then the remaining basket is added and weighed.
  L.   There will be no re-weighing of any fish, or basket, at any time, the weight read on the scale stands and is at
       the discretion of the Event Director and Weigh Master only “No exceptions”.
  M.   A dead fish penalty equaling (.25) pounds and will be levied against each team for each fish in their weigh in
       basket deemed non-releasable.
  N.   Participants are permitted to keep any, and all, other species of fish per state, local, & federal guidelines as
       well as any fish deemed non-releasable if so desired.


10. BIG FISH POT

  A. A “Big Fish” pot with 100% payout will be offered before each event with the entry fee per boat, per definition.
  B. The team with the largest net weight of a single fish minus any dead penalty will be the big fish pot winner(s).
  C. In the event of a tie, each team will receive an equal share of the cash prize. Ties for non-cash prizes will
     result in a random drawing by the Event Director or Gentlemen’s Agreement.
  D. Winner(s) must be present at the conclusion of the weigh in to receive the 100% pot payout.
  E. If no fish are weighed at an event by participating teams the entry fee for the big fish pot will be refunded.


11. EVENT PLACEMENT, AWARDS, AND PRIZES

  A. During each event all teams will be fishing for the same cash prizes and will have the opportunity to
     accumulate points in two separate point’s programs; the Cabela’s NTC Program (registration required) & the
     MWA Angler of the Year Program (registration included with entry).
  B. Each event will award prizes to the top teams based on the field size, see event payout table below for details.
  C. All individual event awards and prizes will be awarded by team placement at an event as determined by each
     team’s final basket weight minus any dead fish penalties.
  D. Teams must weigh a minimum of one (1) fish to be eligible to claim a cash prize.
  E. If only one (1) team weighs fish, that team will collect the entire prize fund for all places.
  F. If no fish are weighed at an event, the prize fund will be added to the next event’s prize fund.
  G. In the event of a placement tie, each team will receive an equal share of the cash prizes for the tied place and
     the next lowest place(s). Ties for additional non-cash prizes will result in a random drawing by the Event
     Director or a Gentlemen’s Agreement unless otherwise defined in program details.
  H. All event placement prizes and awards will be paid via check at the year end MWA Awards Banquet and teams
     not present may pickup their checks in person from the MWA Headquarters after the banquet date.

  Event Payout Table
       TOTAL PRIZE PURSE AT 75% OF ENTRIES COLLECTED
        FIELD SIZE     1 - 10     11 - 15   16-20    21 - 25
          1st Place:   60%         55%      50%       45%
         2nd Place:    40%         30%      25%       25%
         3rd Place:     ----       15%      15%       15%
          4th Place:    ----        ----    10%       10%
          5th Place:    ----        ----     ----     5%



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12. CABELA’S NTC POINTS PROGRAM

  A. A one time team registration fee is required to participate in the Cabela’s NTC Points Program.
  B. Each registering team will be provided with individual memberships in The Walleye Federation.
  C. Registering teams must designate the “Captain” & “Angler” of their team per boat definition.
  D. Point’s eligibility will start after the physical time of acceptance the day the registration is approved.
  E. Participants must fish with their registered partner during all Cabela’s NTC designated events in order to be
     point’s eligible.
  F. No partner substitution is permitted at any time in the program; if a team member is not present, the
     remaining member must fish alone in order for the team to be eligible for points at the said event.
  G. In the Cabela’s NTC Program each registered team has the opportunity to earn “show”, “place”, & “bonus”
     points during the three (3) designated events as defined below.

           25 “Show” points will be awarded to each team for attending an event’s Captains’ meeting
           “Place” points will only be awarded to teams weighing fish at an event, starting with the highest placing
           Cabela’s team, regardless of actual event standing. Assuming a maximum of 25 registered teams
           weighing fish, each would respectively earn points as follows; 150, 130, 115, 108, 100, 92, 86, 80, 74,
           68,62, 58, 54, 50, 46, 42, 38, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8, & 4.
           “Bonus” points will be awarded to the top five (5) registered teams at each event that weigh fish with the
           highest team receiving (25), (20), (15), (7), & (1) point respectively.

  H. In the event of a tie for “place” points, the higher “place” & “bonus” points will be awarded to each team.
  I. All Cabela’s NTC invitations will be extended at the discretion of the Event Director & Committee.
  J. The program’s final standings will be determined, per team by using an accumulated total of each team’s
       three (3) event point totals and invitations received for the following year’s NTC will be offered in that order.
  K. If a qualifying team is unable to attend, or declines an invitation to, the Cabela’s NTC, the next team in the
     final standings may be invited. Should an invite be declined by all the teams in the program, the highest
     finishing individual without a team member will be offered the invite first with the ability to get a substitute
     partner. The substitute partner had to be registered, and participate in, the MWA Cabela’s program the prior
     year.
  L. In the event of a tie in the final standings the tie will be broken by the team with the most accumulated
     weight of fish caught, after penalties, of all three (3) designated events. Should the tie remain unbroken the
     team catching the most fish per count through out all three (3) designated events will be declared the winner.
     If still not broken, it will result in a random drawing by the Event Director or a Gentlemen’s Agreement.
  M. See waiver & Hold Harmless for further details in regards to Cabela’s NTC invitations.


13. MWA ANGLER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM (A.O.Y.)

  A. The MWA Angler of the Year Program (A.O.Y.) is open to every angler participating in an event with no
     additional registration, or fee, required. All participants entering an event, regardless of Cabela’s registration,
     will accumulate points in the program.
  B. Participants may fish with different partners at any time as each participant of the team will receive an equal
     share of “performance” points based on the net weight, minus any dead penalty and potential “bonus” points
     for the team’s final event place standing.
  C. “Performance” points will equal a team’s final weight in ounces to two (2) decimal places.
     (Example     4lb 4 ¼ oz. = 68.25 pts)
  D. “Bonus” points will be awarded to each participant of a team weighing fish that finish in the event’s top three
     (3) places and equal fifty (50), thirty (30), & ten (10) points respectively.
  E. The accumulated total of “performance” & “bonus” points for each participant from all five (5) Events will
     determine each participant’s final standings.
  F. The highest standing participant will be awarded the title of MWA Angler of the Year and a cash prize.
  G. In the event of a tie for Angler of the Year, the participant catching the most fish per count through out all five
     (5) program events will be awarded the title and cash prize. In the event the tie is not broken the participants
     shall share the title and equal split of the cash prize. Ties for additional non-cash prizes will result in a random
     drawing by the Event Director or a Gentlemen’s Agreement.




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14. MWA 2-DAY FALL CLASSIC INVITATION, PLACEMENT, AWARDS, AND PRIZES

   A. The MWA Fall Classic is an accumulative two (2) day invitation only event and will follow the same format of
      the Anglers’ Challenge events with the following exceptions.
   B. Invitations will be offered to all participants that fish a minimum of two (2) of any of the year’s five (5)
      scheduled MWA Anglers’ Challenge Events.
   C. All qualifying participants will be posted online on www.michianawalleye.org, at the club, and each member
      will be notified via email (if given) within a few days of the end of the fifth (5th), & final, Anglers’ Challenge
      Event. It is the participant’s responsibility to notify the Event director prior to 6pm the Tuesday the week of
      the Classic to accept or decline the invitation.
   D. The event’s field size will be limited to fifty (50) accepting invitations. Should we exceed fifty (50) accepted
      invitations the field will be reduced. This will be done via each desired participant’s final standing in the MWA
      Angler of the Year Program (A.O.Y.). As we approach the fiftieth (50) participant, should there be a tie in
      A.O.Y. points for that last spot or few spots a random drawing will be used for selecting the final participants.
   E. Participants will be randomly paired for this event the Tuesday before the Classic at approximately 6pm. Non
      boat owners will be paired with boat owners first, followed by remaining anglers ie. boat owners with boat
      owners in which the 1st name drawn will be the Non boat owner & the 2nd the Boat owner unless team has a
      gentlemen’s agreement otherwise. Pairings will be the same for both days of the event, if any participant
      draws a team member they have had at any point throughout the calendar years Anglers’ Challenge the team
      will be separated & each participant will be drawn a new partner.
   F. No pre-fishing is allowed for the week starting with, & including that Monday the week of the Classic.
   G. Location #1 will be randomly drawn the Tuesday before the Classic from the three (3) best catch rate waters
      of the year. Location #2 will be randomly drawn at the ramp by the Day #1 leaders from a random pool of
      bodies of water not fished in the series. The Event Director and each Committee member will put one (1)
      anonymous, un-fished body of water each in the pool for potential selection.
   H. No registration fees will be levied to any participant or team participating.
   I. A mandatory $20 per team big fish pot will be collected for each day at the captains’ meeting at the first event
      prior to fishing and 50% will be paid out to each day’s winners at the ramp upon the conclusion of each weigh
      in. In the event of a tie on Day 1 with no fish being caught, the pot will roll over to Day 2 & the winning team
      will receive both days’ prize funds. In the event no fish are caught during either day by any teams, all big fish
      pots will be refunded to all participating teams.
   J. All prizes and awards will be awarded by individual team standings based on the accumulated net weight,
      minus any dead penalty for the two (2) days. The Fall Classic will award prizes to the top three (3) teams, see
      Classic Payout Table below for details.

   Classic Payout Table
         TOTAL 2-DAY PRIZE PURSE: (TBD)
         PAYOUT            Distribution
         1st Place             60%
         2nd Place             30%
         3rd Place             10%


15. MONETARY BREAKDOWN & DITRIBUTION PER ENTRY

* Except for big fish pots, all purses, awards, and prizes will be distributed at the year end MWA Awards Banquet via
check. The event will be held sometime in November with exact date, time, and location posted at the club and online
once determined. Teams not present may pick up their checks in person from the MWA Headquarters after the
banquet date on a regular club night.

A) 75% of each Entry fee will be distributed to event participants per Event payout table
B) 15% of each Entry fee will be distributed to Fall Classic participants per Classic payout minus award cost
C) 5% of each Entry fee will be distributed to the MWA Angler of the Year Program minus award cost
D) 5% of each Entry fee will go to the MWA for Operating expenses
E) 100% of all Late fees will go to the MWA for Operating expenses
F) 100% of Big Fish pots will be distributed at each event upon conclusion and returned if there is no winner
G) 100% of Cabela’s NTC Registrations will be used to purchase each participating angler’s membership in The World
Walleye Federation or for operating expenses if they are already current calendar year members in the organization.



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16. PROTESTS

  A. During the Protest process the Event Director will be known as a member of the Event Committee.
  B. All participants, including Event Committee members, have the right to protest another team.
  C. All protests must be submitted in writing within 30 minutes of the event’s official finish time the day of the
     said event to the Event Director with the following criteria:

          Event location
          Event date
          Protesting team members names
          Names & or boat number of team filing protest against
          Reason, with description, for protest
          Protesters signatures

  D. Protests will be handled onsite while all parties are present and a ruling will be provided.
  E. 1st action -- Protests will be read and discussed in private amongst the Event Committee.
  F. 2nd action – Protesters will meet in private with the Event Committee to explain their protest.
  G. 3rd action – The accused will meet in private with the Event Committee and be given the written complaint
     against them for review. They will then be given the opportunity to explain their defense to the Committee.
  H. 4th action -- The Committee will deliberate in private after hearing each party’s points and a decision will be
     handed out. The Committee’s ruling will be final and not open for challenge, alteration, or further protest.
  I. Any protest made after the deadline or not in writing, will not be addressed, acknowledged, or accepted.


17. WAIVER & HOLD HARMLESS

  A. All participants, and parents or legal guardians, signing an entry form agree I (we) hereby release the
     Michiana Walleye Association, Inc., its’ officers, employees, sponsors, & their agents (hereinafter referred to
     as MWA) from any & all damages, claims, demands, costs or expenses relating to injuries, death, damage,
     theft, fire or any loss of any persons or any property which I (we) may sustain and/or which I (we) may cause
     by reason of participating in or in connection with these events.
  B. I (we) further release the MWA, for all damages relating to adverse weather while participating in said events.
     It’s my responsibility to seek safety should adverse weather conditions occur (prior to, during, or after the
     event).
  C. I (we) signify by my (our) signature(s) on the Event Entry forms that I (we) received, reviewed, read and
     agree with the rules & releases of the 2011 Anglers’ Experience Official Rules.
  D. I (we) understand & agree all participating boats must have the required Liability Insurance.
  E. I (we) also acknowledge that these events do not guarantee, but rather may, result in an invitation to the
     Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) the following year. That neither the MWA nor Cabela’s will or can
     guarantee this outcome as these events are considered among other nationwide events all vying for the same
     result.
  F. I (we) agree that photos, film, or video taken during the event may be used for commercial purposes by
     sponsors, event organizers, or news media without royalties or prior consent, unless specified in writing prior
     to said events.




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