Knockout Challenge

The LEWT Knockout Challenge is back again in 2017!

Entries will open at the same time as the the Early Bird signup. First come first served, limited to 32 early bird teams. You must use PayPal to enter. Another fun way to win cash fishing the LEWT!


2017 LEWT Knockout Challenge Rules

• The LEWT Knockout Challenge (LKC) will be a bracketed, head to head challenge held in conjunction with the 2017 LEWT circuit tournaments.

• To enter the LKC a team must be a 2017 LEWT Early Bird team.

• LKC will be open to the first 32 Early Bird teams to sign up for the LKC via PayPal.

• Teams will be seeded by a public random drawing at a club meeting in March.

• At each event you will be competing head to head with another team that is on the opposite half of the bracket as you. Highest weight wins and moves on to the next round.(think NCAA basketball tourney)

• Each tournament day will cut the field in half.

• Cost is $200 per team, and entries are paid back at 100% to the top 4 teams as follows(based on a full field of 32 teams):
4th place – $400
3rd place – $1000
2nd Place – $2000
1st place – $3000

• Cancelled tournament days:
* If a tournament day is cancelled and not able to be rescheduled, then the next tournament day counts for two bracket results to make up for the cancelled day.
* If day 1 of the championship is blown out and teams fish day 2 then the above rule is followed to determine final finishing order.
* If day 2 of the championship is blown out then day one weights will carry into the final brackets and will be used to determine final finishing order.
* If both days of the championship are cancelled and the event is not rescheduled, then the final 4 teams will split the purse money equally.

• Ties:
* If there are 1 or more brackets that are tied a single coin toss will be made to determine which seed moves on to the next round from each bracket.
* Seed 1 will be considered the highest seed, and seed 32 will be considered the lowest seed.
* If the coin toss is Heads then the higher seed(s) will advance, and if tails then the lower seed(s) will advance to the next round.