GOB Bass Club By-Laws

Good Ole Boys Bass Club Constitution and By-Laws
Article One: Name
This organization shall be called the Good Ole Boys Bass Club hereinafter referred to as “the club” or GOB.
Article Two: Purpose
This club is organized to promote fishing for bass through organized tournaments, youth and conservation activities, fellowship and friendship.
Article Three: Membership
The G, O, B, membership shall have the following classifications.
Active. Members that fish the tournaments. Active membership should be held to 40 members, (21 boaters and 19 non boaters) to make launching manageable. This membership has full voting privileges, pays all dues and their numbers are counted in quorum votes. (revised 3/15)
Alternate. Shall consist of up to 10 persons, (6 boaters and 4 non-boaters). These members will be allowed to fish in any tournament where the active membership does not fill out the field of 30. They will be allowed to move up to active membership as soon as space is available. This membership has full voting privileges, pays all dues and their numbers are counted in quorum votes.
Associate. Shall consist of any number of persons. All members that were at one time “Active” or “Alternate” shall automatically be placed into this classification for two years or until they opt out. These members are welcomed at meetings and weigh-ins, but cannot fish. They do not have voting privileges, do not pay dues, and their numbers are not counted in quorum votes. At anytime upon payment of dues, these members shall become active members again if space is available, and will fill the active membership before an alternate member.
All active and alternate members must be members of national BASS and the BASS Federation Nation and recommended member of the NY Bass Chapter Federation.

2. Annual Club Dues:
G.O.B. Bass Club Annual Dues. $20.00
Everyone must belong to national BASS as and individual and to the BASS Federation Nation $30.00.
Everyone is recommended to belong to the New York State B.A.S.S. Federation. $20.00 which is required to be eligible for the Club Team Championship.
Total dues $50.00 if you opt out of the NY Federation and $70.00 if you want to belong to the NY Federation.
Article Four: Officers
The officers of the club will be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Term of office will be for one year.
Article Five: Duties of Officers
Section 1: President
The GOB President shall be the responsible and Chief Administrative Officer of the club and shall preside at all meetings of the club, the Club Executive Board and the Club Executive Committee. The President shall appoint all committees of the Club, shall be a member ex-officio of all such committees except the Elections Committee and shall ensure that all Club officers perform their respective duties in accordance with the constitution.
a. Vacancy of Club President
If the Club President is unable from any cause to act, the next ranking Vice-President shall perform the duties of the Club Vice President.
Section 2: Vice-President
The Club Vice-President shall be responsible for special projects as assigned by the President. The Vice-President shall serve on committees designated by the President.
Section 3: Secretary
The Club Secretary shall be the custodian of all records and papers of the Club and shall give notice of all meetings and keep a complete and accurate record of all proceedings. The Secretary shall furnish to the Club Treasurer copies of all motions regarding Club funds, and shall make meeting minutes available to all Club Members in a timely fashion.
Section 4: Treasurer
The Club Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds of the Club. The Treasurer shall keep a true and accurate record of all receipts and disbursements and shall file an itemized report annually with the Club Executive Committee. The accounts of the Treasurer shall be open at all times to the inspection of the President and the Club Executive Board. Pursuant to the request of the Club Executive Committee, the Treasurer shall inform the membership as to how the Club funds are invested, used or encumbered.
Article Six: Club Executive Committee
Section 1: Executive Committee
There shall exist in the Club an Executive Committee which shall consists of the Officers and Immediate Past President.
Section 2: Special Offices
The Club President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may create other offices as deemed necessary.
Section 3: Vacancies
Any vacancy existing in any Club officer position may be filed by an appointment by the Club President for the remainder of the term with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 4: Executive Committee Meetings
The Club Executive Committee must hold at least(2) meetings per year for the purpose of transacting Federation business.
Section 5: Fiduciary Responsibility
The Club Executive Committee shall have the fiduciary responsibility to members of the Club, shall be required to approve a budget, and shall be required to approve any expenses in excess of amounts budgeted.
Section 6: Removal from Office
Should an officer prove unsatisfactory in the position, they may be removed by a 2/3rds majority vote of the Club Executive Board. Charges must be submitted in writing and the officer in question shall have the opportunity to defend any and all accusations.

Article Seven: Committees

Section 1: Committee Directors
The Club President with the approval of the Club Executive Committee, shall appoint the following committee directors:

a. Auditing, Budget, and Membership

b. Conservation

c. Promotional sponsorships and Public Relations

d. Youth/Juniors

e. Tournament

Section 2: Mandatory Committees are the five standing committees listed. Other committees are appointed as necessary for the business of the Club.
Section 3: Committee Purposes
a. Auditing, Budget and Membership Committee
This committee shall consist of the Treasurer and one other member. The committee will have the responsibility of auditing the books of the Club and reporting its findings in writing to the Club President and Executive Committee. This report will be done on an annual basis. This committee will also coordinate and publish the annual Budget. This committee is responsible for submitting a budget to the Executive Committee for approval. Such report shall entertain all of the Club expenses and shall provide for the Club fiduciary responsibilities. This Committee will also maintain the full and complete list of membership and paid dues.

b. Conservation Committee
This committee shall act in the best interests of the Club on any conservation and/or environmental projects.

c. Promotional Sponsorships and Public Relations Committee
This committee shall act as a liaison between the Club and the manufacturers. This committee director shall be responsible for securing promotional products to be utilized by the Club as part of the prizes at Club Events. This committee shall also act as a liaison between the Club and the media and/or public. Membership shall consist of a director and as many volunteers as wish to help.

d. Youth/Juniors Committee
This Committee will coordinate the activities of the Club Junior Program as well as aligning with the NY Federation and National BASS Junior programs and tournaments. Membership shall consist of a director and as many volunteers as wish to help.
e. Tournament Committee

1. This committee shall be responsible to set up and secure tournament sites for Club tournaments. This committee director shall be responsible for any tournament set up in the name of the Club, such as a partners invitational or any special tournament that may be set up for the calendar year.

2. This committee director will have the on-site responsibility to run the tournaments. The Tournament Director shall be the on-site director, and responsible to the Club President.

3. This committee director shall submit any changes in rules and regulations to the Club Executive Committee for approval by the date of the January Club Banquet each year.

4. This committee director shall announce all tournament dates and sites, if possible, at the January or February meeting of each year. These dates may change if a problem arises. The Tournament Director shall have the responsibility of keeping all records of said tournaments.

Section 3: Other Committees

The Club President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall appoint any other committee(s) as deemed necessary to run the Club.

Article Eight: Meetings

Section 1:
General membership meetings of the Club will be held on as a needed basis. The executive committee will decide when meetings will be required based on the needs of the club and it’s membership. A notice of meeting date and location will be sent to each member by email along with an agenda at least two weeks prior to the meeting date. Executive committee meetings should be held prior to general membership meetings as needed and scheduled separately by the President. There will be an annual awards banquet between January and April each year. The banquet will be scheduled by the Executive Committee. No Club business shall occur at this banquet.

(changed 3/2015)
Section 2: Meeting Process
Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Parliamentary procedures insofar as it does not conflict with the constitution of the club.
Article Nine: Interpretation and Change of This Constitution and Bylaws

Section 1: Guidance and Precedence
By-laws are promulgated as a matter of guidance and precedence to efficiently administer the affairs of the Club. By-laws must not be inconsistent with the general provisions of the constitution but may contain articles which, due to geographical, political or membership makeup, present problems particular to themselves.
Section 2: Bylaw Interpretation
Interpretation of the meaning of this constitution shall be made by the presiding officer who shall render a decision subject to appeal to the members present, and such decision shall be recorded as a precedent for future guidance.
Section 3: Modification of Constitution and Bylaws
Any changes in the by-laws shall be made by a 2/3rds majority of the Club members present at any open meeting of the Club. Each member not able to attend an open meeting for voting may vote by email on a specific vote listed in the agenda. This email vote MUST be made to the President who is responsible for printing that vote and presenting it at the time of the vote. There will be no verbal or other proxy votes allowed. Proposed by-law changes must be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee a minimum of one month prior to the open meeting so that the proposed change can be listed in the agenda. The member proposing a by-law change must be in attendance to propose said revisions at the meeting. The by-laws should consist of items which will not conflict with the constitution of the Federation.
Section 5: Dissolving the Club
In the event the Club is dissolved, all books, funds, papers and property of such Club shall forthwith be delivered to the Club President in escrow for a period of one(1) year for the purpose of re-organizing the Club or designating a successor organization. If such Club is not re-organized within one(1) year or if the Club Executive Board does not designate a successor organization for such members, such books and papers shall become the property of the Club. Any material properties of the Club shall be liquidated and these funds along with the funds of the Treasury shall be refunded to the Club, based on membership, who were members of such Club in good standing at the time of its’ dissolution.
Article Ten: Club Elections

Section 1: Election Committee
There shall be a Club Election Committee appointed by the Club President to come from the general membership, and shall consist of two(2) members, neither of which shall be a candidate for a contested office, nor an immediate family member of a candidate, nor a current member of the Executive Committee. It shall be the responsibility of this committee to record any and all nominations presented for Club Office and to insure a fair and impartial appraisal of the candidates. Following the election, this committee will oversee the proper transition of the Club’s assets and duties to the new officers of the Club. This committee shall be appointed and approved no later than August 15th each year.

Section 2: Nominations
The nomination of candidates for Club Offices shall come from the Club membership at large and shall be recorded with the Club Election Committee no later than September 1st. The Club Election Committee shall have the responsibility to contact each nominee prior to placing their name on the ballot.

Section 3: Voting Methodology
The Club Election Committee shall prepare and email a ballot to each member in good standing of the Club fourteen (14) days prior to the Club Classic. The Election will be held at the Club Classic on Sunday of the two day event. Members unable to attend the Club Classic may vote by email no later than five(5) days prior to the election . This email must be sent to the Election Committee**. All email votes will be printed out and presented by the Election Committee at the time of the meeting vote and added to the tally at that time. If there is only one nominee, the Secretary of the Club will cast one vote for that individual to certify the election. No other voting is required. Where there is more than one candidate, each member will be given a ballot at the Club Classic and the Election Committee will conduct a vote. Election to office will be determined by a simple majority. Ties will be broken by one re-vote of the members present at the meeting and if still tied, by a coin toss to be conducted by the Election Committee.

** Changed March 4, 2013, (previously all internet votes went to the president).
Section 4: Notification of Results
The candidates will be notified within twenty-four(24) hours of the counting if not present at said meeting. The results shall be published by email to all members.

Section 5: Transition
The newly elected officers will take office the one week after the election and will remain in office for one year. Outgoing officers will make every effort to assist in the transition of leadership.

Article Eleven: Miscellaneous

Section 1: Club Treasury Procedures
a. Club Fiscal Year
The fiscal year shall be from January 1st until December 31st.

b. Fund Withdrawals by Check
No withdrawal or expenditure of Club funds may be made without the signature of one(1) officer of the Club. All payment for Club expenses shall be made by check and such document should be filed under the Club’s permanent records. The one exception is payouts at tournaments which are paid in cash from funds presented at that tournament.

c. Treasurer Voucher
No Club funds will be extended to any member of the Club without an bill or other printed document

Section 2: Avoidance of Personal Profit
No officer shall invest, or cause to invest, Club funds in any manner which results in personal profit or advantage for any officer or Club member.

Section 3: Fishing

A) There will be a Boater, Non-Boater Division.
B) Year End Awards:
The “Angler of The Year” award is given to the anglers, both boater and non-boater, accumulating the most points in 5 of the official club tournaments plus the “Classic”.
The “Big Bass of The Year” award is given to the anglers, both boater and non-boater, with the largest bass, by weight, entered during all the year’s official club tournaments including the “Classic”.
A minimum of $100.00 for each award will be issued, based on fund or purse availability.

C) All other aspects concerning the tournament may be found under tournament rules and regulations.
Approved 5/4/2012
** Updated 3/4/13

Tournament Rules and Regulations

1. RULE CHANGE: The following tournament rules will remain unchanged, except for special
tournaments. These rules are in effect for designated practice day(s), as well as tournament day(s). Interpretation of these rules shall be left exclusively to the Tournament Director in conjunction with the Tournament Committee (referred to as Tournament Director hereafter). Rules have “loopholes”, however the “spirit of the rule” will apply in all decisions. The decisions of the Tournament Director shall be final in all matters.

2. PARTICIPANTS AND ELIGIBILITY: Participation in this tournament is by invitation and open only to members in good standing of the Good Ole Boys bass club (GOB) who are sixteen years or older. Proof of age to the satisfaction of the Tournament Director shall be the responsibility of the prospective competitor. Any prospective competitor who is under 18 years of age must submit written permission from their parent or guardian at or before the registration. Any boats used during GOB events must be properly insured.
During the competition days, no competitor may operate a boat unless that contestant has documented proof of a minimum of $300,000 per occurrence boating liability insurance that covers both the operator and the boat being used in the tournament. Proof of insurance must be kept in the boat being used at all times and a copy submitted to the Tournament Director prior to the beginning of the season. Random checks will be conducted and any competitor who cannot provide proof of valid insurance with $300,000 coverage will be disqualified. Acceptance of this proof is by the decision of the tournament director.
3. PRE-TOURNAMENT PRACTICE: There will be no off-limit days prior to any GOB event.

4. Registration: Competitors must register during the designated time period the morning of each event and pay the tournament fees to the Club Treasurer (or his/her designee if the Treasurer is not present at an event) before the end of the registration period. The tournament fees for the 2012 are $20.00 for boaters and $40.00 for non-boaters, $20.00 of the non-boater fee will be given to the boater by the Treasurer at the end of the event (fees for qualifiers for the Classic will be $50.00 for boaters and $70.00 for non-boaters, includes $5.00 each day for Lunker). Failure to register or pay the tournament fees during the registration period will make an angler ineligible for that event.
Tournament fees will be allocated as listed below:

Regular Tournament Team Tournament Classic (2 Day Total Weight)

Lunker $3.00 $3.00 $5.00 Each Day
AoY $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Lunker Year $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Balance to be Divided As Follows
1st Place 35% of pool 42% 50%
2nd Place 25% 32% 25%
3rd Place 20% 26% 15%
4th Place 10% Just out of the Money 10%
5th Place 10% NA Just out of the Money
6th Place Just out of the Money

Lunker for each Regular and Team Tournament receives 100% of Big Bass fees collected that day plus BASS Gift Card
Lunker for the Classic Tournament receives 100% of the fees collected each day of the tournament plus BASS Gift Card
An Angler must have competed in at least five points tournaments during the competition year in order to be eligible to participate in the Classic Tournament.
5. SPORTSMANSHIP: Maximum courtesy and sportsmanship must be practiced at all times, but
especially when boating and angling in the vicinity of non-competitors who may be on the
tournament waters. Any act of a competitor which reflects unfavorably upon the GOB’s effort to promote courtesy, safety and conservation may be deemed reason for disqualification. Use of alcohol or drugs (other than those purchased over the counter or prescribed by a licensed physician) by any competitor during an event, which includes the weigh-in and awards presentation area, will not be tolerated and shall be cause for immediate disqualification for this and all future Tournaments.

6. SAFETY: Safe boat conduct must be observed at all times by the tournament competitors.
Each competitor is required to wear a Coast Guard approved chest-type life preserver. The
preserver must be snapped, strapped or zipped securely and maintained in that condition any time the combustion engine is running. The tournament director has the right to require the use of running lights at all times, and the authority to delay or cancel the start of an official tournament day because of bad weather or other factors that would endanger the safety of the competitors. Tournament waters may also be restricted at any time because of bad weather. The GOB bass club reserves the right to impose boat speed limits at any or all tournaments. Whether or not to impose a speed limit, the area covered by the speed limit and/or the actual
speed limit imposed shall be left exclusively to the discretion of the Tournament Director.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, COMPETITORS SHOULD CALL 911 FIRST
AND THEN NOTIFY TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS. COMPETITORS ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE
THE BOAT AND SEEK SAFE SHELTER IN BAD WEATHER OR ANYTIME DANGER MAY BE
IMMINENT, AT WHICH TIME ALL FISHING MUST CEASE.

7. LICENSE, TACKLE & EQUIPMENT: By participating in an event you have acknowledged that you have a current New York State Fishing License and any other license/permit required. ONLY artificial lures may be used. No live bait or prepared bait will be permitted, with the exception of pork rinds, strips, etc. Only ONE casting, spin-casting, or spinning rod (8 foot maximum length from butt of handle to rod tip) and reel may be used at any one time. All other types are prohibited. All bass must be brought to the boat in a conventional and sporting manner.

8. BOAT AND MOTOR: All boats must be equipped with some type of operable ignition kill switch device that must disconnect causing the engine to shut off anytime the operator leaves the operating position. Violation of this rule during the official practice or tournament days will result in disqualification. An electric trolling
motor may be used for slow maneuvering; however, trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited. No barges or similar cumbersome craft will be permitted. No boat equipped with “stick steering” shall be permitted for use on tournament days by any competitor. The definition of stick steering shall be made by the Tournament Director. Bladder type and/or auxiliary gas tanks and cans are specifically not allowed, only tanks that were originally factory installed and/or dealer installed as permanent equipment are allowed. No other gas may be
stored onboard for use during a tournament.

9. HORSEPOWER REGULATIONS: The maximum horsepower for all outboards used in competition will be
250 HP, and must not exceed the horsepower limitations set by the U.S. Coast Guard rating plate. When required, each boat must have a U.S. Coast Guard horsepower rating plate attached to the boat by the manufacturer. Normal maintenance to increase the performance of your engine is allowed. Changing or altering standard factory parts of your motor to increase the horsepower rating, or altering the horsepower rating plate or numbers is forbidden, and will result in disqualification.

10. BASIC BOAT EQUIPMENT: Every boat must have all required Coast Guard safety
equipment. In addition, it must have a functional bilge pump and enough properly aerated livewell space to adequately maintain a live limit catch of bass by both anglers using the boat. The Tournament Director shall have sole responsibility for determining whether aeration capacity is “proper and adequate”. Boaters must make a back seat available for non-boaters each competition day.

12. BOAT OPERATION AND EXPENSE:
Boaters will fish from the front boat deck and have the option to select the waters fished, non-boaters will fish from the rear deck at all times. Non-boaters may drive the boat to assist with the loading or unloading process, or in the event of an emergency. In the event of excess boaters during the partner draw, boaters may use their boat and fish alone, or boaters may agree to fish together. A boater that fishes alone will not receive any gas money from the entry fees. In the event of excess non-boaters, the tournament director will ask that Club members designated as Non-boater/Boater use their boats for that event. The tournament director will randomly select from the available N/B anglers the necessary number of anglers needed to level the field. For this event those anglers will be allowed the use of their boats and will fish from the front deck.

13. PERMITTED FISHING LOCATION: Tournament waters shall be established by the Tournament Director for each tournament. Only that water open to all public fishing will be considered tournament waters. It is the responsibility of each competitor to obtain this information. Locking through to another body of water is not allowed. Unless otherwise stipulated in the pre-launch meeting, fishing on tournament waters is permitted anywhere except within a 25 yard radius of a marina gas pump or within the area designated as too close to the weigh-in site. All angling must be done from the boat. Competitors wishing to change fish habitat by placing an object in the tournament waters may do so if such action does not violate local, State or Federal regulations.

14. COMPETITORS MUST STAY IN THE BOAT: Competitors must remain in the boat at all
times except in the case of an emergency. In such an emergency, contestants must stay within
sight of each other and their catch, to the extent the emergency permits. Under no circumstances should a competitor ever leave the boat to land a fish. Boats must remain in tournament waters during tournament hours. Contestants must leave and return to the official checkpoint by boat. Trailering of boats during the tournament hours is prohibited, except at the direction of the Tournament Director. Competitors may move from their boat to that of another competitor, or to a rescue boat designated by the Tournament Director. All fishing must cease until both contestants are back in an authorized boat. In the event of a needed restroom break, contestants are allowed to leave the boat at which time all fishing must cease until partners are back together in the boat.

15. OFFICIAL CHECKPOINT: There shall be only one official checkpoint for the send off in the
morning and weigh-in in the afternoon. This checkpoint shall be designated at the tournament briefing. At the time of the send off, all competitors and their boats shall be in full conformance with the rules set forth by the Tournament Director.

16. SCORING: Tournament standings, auxiliary awards and final winners will be determined by
the weight of each competitor’s catch during the tournament. Only largemouth and smallmouth
bass will be weighed. Limit shall be a total of 5 of the above species per day. All competitors are
bound by the prevailing statues and regulations of New York State. At no time shall a competitor
have reduced to possession more than the limit described above, nor will a competitor be allowed
to cull a dead fish during a tournament. Violation of either of these rules shall be reason for disqualification. The official length for the bass shall be the state limit for the water being fished. All bass will be measured with their mouth closed and with the tail compressed and swept and only bass that measure the official length or more will be weighed in. Each bass presented for weigh-in that fails to measure the official length will not be weighed in as part of the competitor’s catch, plus each fish under the official length will accrue a ONE POUND penalty per fish. This penalty shall be deducted from the total weight of the competitor. Any bass that appears to have been mangled, mashed, mauled or otherwise altered will be weighed and credited at the discretion of the
Tournament Director. Each competitor must present their catch to the weigh-in officials. Bass must not be stringered at any time during the tournament. Specifically designed bags, which increase survival rates will be furnished by the Tournament Director. ONLY THESE BAGS WILL BE USED FOR WEIGH-IN.
Points for Yearly Standings will be awarded in each tournament as follows based on a maximum of 30 points per Tournament (80 points for the Classic)

1st Place 40 points
2nd Place 39 points
3rd Place 38 points and so on until the first 0 weight is recorded. All anglers recording 0 weight will receive the same number of points as the first 0 weight entry with a minimum of 10 points awarded for any tournament entrant.
(revised 3/15)
17. DON’T KILL YOUR CATCH: Each competitor is expected to keep their bass alive by the use
of a properly aerated livewell. For each dead bass presented to the weigh-in officials, the
competitor shall be penalized .25 pounds of weight, to be deducted from that fish. If you choose
to keep a lunker for mounting, it is considered a dead fish and there will be a .25 pound penalty
assessed on that lunker weight as well as the total weight of your catch. The Tournament Director
and their designated appointees shall have the sole authority for assessing penalties.

18. LATE PENALTY: Competitors who are not at the official checkpoint area as described in RULE #16, at their appointed time shall be penalized at the rate of ONE POUND PER MINUTE to be deducted from the total weight of their catch for that day, including any weight to be counted toward a lunker award. After fifteen minutes from the time a boat was due to check in, the anglers will be disqualified from the tournament and no weight will be recorded. We will not issue negative weight. There shall be NO EXCUSES FOR LATENESS, and in no case shall a competitor be allowed to make up lost time. After proper recognition at the check-in point, competitors will be given ample time to proceed to the weigh-in site. ALL FISHING MUST CEASE UPON CHECK-IN. Exact hours for starting and weigh-in times will be announced at the pre-tournament briefing.

19. TIES: Ties at all points tournaments will be broken for prize money by each angler’s largest bass. Each angler will earn the points for the tied place finish. For example two anglers tie for first by weight, each is awarded 40 points for first place (next weight gets 38 for third) but the angler with the largest bass by weight will win first place money, the other angler gets 2nd place money.

20. PAIRING OF COMPETITORS: Will be determined by a draw. Two contestants will be assigned to each boat. Boaters and Non-Boaters will be drawn so that a boater will only fish once with a specific Non-Boater during a season (excepting the Classic). In the event that anglers are matched a second time by draw, the tournament committee can adjust the line-up to ensure no one fishes with someone a second time. The launch order will also be a random draw, but a boater may only start first once a season. The two team tournaments will match the top ranked boater with the lowest ranked non-boater, 2nd best boater with 2nd lowest non-boater, and so on. Every attempt will be made to separate anglers that have already fished with each other if it can be done without affecting the pairings too much. A competitor must not allow any bass caught by them to be counted on the score of another competitor. In such a case, both competitors shall be disqualified from this tournament and all future tournaments conducted by the GOB bass club.

21. TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS: Under the direction of the tournament director are permitted to approach or board any boat of any competitor at any time during the tournament day.

22. VIOLATION: Possible violations should be REPORTED IMMEDIATELY to the TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR at the weigh-in or WITHIN 15 MINUTES of the completed weigh-in. It is not necessary to submit a written report or protest. Each competitor agrees to report any violations or infractions of the tournament rules within the allotted time period. FAILURE TO REPORT VIOLATIONS or suggestions to violate these rules will be cause for DISQUALIFICATION.

23. COMMUNICATION DEVICES: The use of communication devices is forbidden during official
tournament hours except, in the case of an emergency, to contact a tournament official.

27. CLUB TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: All of the above rules shall be followed for the CTC with the exception of the ones stated below, or any additional rules that may become necessary which will be listed on the CTC packets distributed to all clubs; (a) Effective as of the 2004 Club Team Championship to qualify for the CTC all anglers on the team and the club must be members in good standing and meet all of the guidelines of the NYS B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation in the qualifying year as well as the CTC Tournament year. (b) In the event of a team tie with the top two CTC teams in total weight the following tie breakers will be used in this order 1.The team with the largest number of legal fish weighed in during the competition; 2.The team with the largest
number of legal LIVE fish weighed in during the competition; 3.The team with the heaviest single-
day catch during the competition. All monetary prizes for first and second place will be equally
shared. POLICY: Any angler intending to participate in the CTC must have their membership
application to the state and national federation submitted by September 1st of the CTC qualifying
year in order to have ample time to be processed. (revised 2/11/09)

Approved and Adopted 5/4/2012