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Missouri Invitational Fish and Golf Championship 2021 Rules

Missouri Invitational Fish and Golf Championship

2021 Pro-Am Buddy Tournament Rules

Old Kinderhook – Lake of the Ozarks November 17, 18 and 19

Entry Fee: $1,200.00 per amateur angler, your fee is due in full no later than July 15, 2021 to reserve your spot so enter early! 

Tournament Hours (Take Off / Check In)

Fishing Take-Off: Launch from your choice of ramp, Larry Gale Access, Shawnee Bend Access or Public Beach 2.  Your put in time is at your discretion.  You can then travel by boat to your first fishing spot.  Your first cast shall not be earlier than 7:30 AM on Wednesday, November 17th and Friday, November 19th.

Tournament officials will check your live wells at your tournament launch location prior to launch.

Fishing Due-In/Weigh-In: All teams must return to the same ramp that you launched and be inside of the buoys of your take off location by 3:30PM.  Tournament officials will observe your fish in your live-well to be sure they are all alive prior to trailering back to Old Kinderhook.

You may not take out and trailer your boat to another launch location unless you have mechanical problems that requires you to return to Old Kinderhook and then only with the permission of a tournament official.

Weigh-in will begin at approximately 4:00PM at the stage at Old Kinderhook.

Golf: Wednesday November 18th.  Shot gun start at 10:00AM to approximately 3:00PM.

Pro-Am Buddy Team: Pros and amateurs are fishing and golfing together as a team against the other teams.  Each team paired together for the golf round will be paired with a golf Pro who will hit shots for each team during the scramble format golf round.

Tackle and Equipment: Only artificial baits may be used.  Pork style baits will be allowed.

Multi-rigs Restricted: Multi-rig baits (i.e. Alabama Rig, Yumbrella, etc.) are restricted from use. Should you have any questions about your bait being considered a multi-rig bait, check with tournament officials prior to take-off. Anyone caught fishing with a multi-rig bait will be disqualified from the tournament.

No Trolling: All bass must be caught on a rod and reel.

Boats and Motors: Any boat 14 feet or longer will be accepted. Boats must have a functional live well and a functional kill switch. No trailering during tournament hours.

Safety and Sportsmanship: Safe boating and fishing practices must be observed. Life jackets must be worn with kill switch attached at any time the big motor is running on plane.  Life jacket and kill switch are not required while boat is at idle speed.  All Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri State Water Patrol regulations and laws apply. Alcohol consumption is not permitted in a contestant’s boat during fishing tournament hours.

Fishing Off-limit Locations: There will be no fishing allowed from point to point and inside of the buoys at Public Beach 2 (PB) in the Grand Glaize arm of the lake.  Any teams fishing inside of PB2 will be disqualified. There shall be no fishing within 50 yards of another contestant’s boat at anchor.

Ties: Ties for final standings and pay-outs will be broken by the team with the biggest bass, followed by best golf score, then by earliest registration of the amateur.

Scored Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth bass 15” inches in length or larger and Spotted bass 12” inches in length or larger will be scored for your team’s top 5 fish.

Amateurs will be competing for the biggest bass against the other amateur anglers, as such, 6 fish may be kept in the live well in the event the amateur’s biggest fish is not one of the best 5 fish for the team. The amateur’s big bass must be separated via a culling ball or separated in the live wells to avoid confusion of which bass was caught by the amateur.

Golf Format and Scoring; 18 Holes of Golf: Golf will be executed as a 3-person scramble. The team will consist of the same fishing team of pro and amateur and an assigned golf pro.

Only 2 putts will be allowed per team per hole. Golf pros are not allowed to take any shot for a pro or amateur fisherman that does not wish to golf. If a fishing pro or amateur does not desire to hit a golf shot, that shot is forfeited.

Golf will be scored based on the following per hole: 1/2 pound for a par. 1 1/2 pounds for a birdie. 3 Pounds for an eagle.  A 25lb maximum golf score will be allowed.

Golf and Fishing Combined Scoring: Your team’s score will be based on your total of the following: 2 days of fishing at the actual weight of your catch. 18 holes of golf points accumulated as outlined above.

Short Fish/Dead Fish Penalty: Any short fish will result in a 1-pound deduction of your total weight plus the loss of the fish.  Any dead fish will result in a 1/4-pound penalty but not loss of the fish.

Culling of a dead fish is prohibited. Only 5 bass will be allowed in the live well at any time, unless in the process of culling. 6 fish are allowed in the event that the amateur’s big bass is not one of the best 5 fish for the team weight.

Protest: Must be filed 15 minutes after weigh-in.

Check in Late Penalty: 1 pound per minute up to 10 minutes, then disqualification. No excuses.

Weather: Each tournament day is subject to cancellation, reschedule of day’s event or delay prior to event beginning time at the discretion of the tournament committee. In the event of cancellation of one day’s event the tournament will be executed as a two-day tournament regardless of the sport.  In the event that two days need to be cancelled, the event will be determined by the one day’s event, in the event that all days of event need to be cancelled each amateur will receive a full refund of entry fees paid.


By completing this official entry form, paying the tournament deposit or entry fee, and/or signing this contract, the contestant(s) hereby enter the tournament(s). In addition, I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and accept all the rules related to the tournament(s) and waive and release, LLC., Lakers Lunkers Challenge, all other contestants, sponsors and their agents, all tournament officials, all weigh-in stations (including their property, staff, owners, and employees, from any and all claims of personal injuries, accidents, or death that may occur either on or off the water, as well as, any damaged, lost, or stolen property incurred in connection with Lakers Lunkers Challenge event, or any tournament hosted or ran by, LLC. I understand that boat and liability insurance are my responsibility. By including my email address on the above form I am agreeing to opt in to receiving information from, LLC. I hereby grant permission to, LLC., sponsors and their agents; and all tournament officials the right to publicize, video tape, photograph and /or broadcast my name, character, likeness or voice and the fact that I was a participant and/or winner, and all other matters incidental thereto. I agree that I am not entitled to receive any royalties or other compensation in connection with such use.

By contestant(s) signature on entry form and /or participation in these tournaments, the contestant(s) agree to any quality assurance tests at any time, if required by the Tournament Director. Quality assurance test may include all or part of the following: CVSA, Polygraph test, Urinalysis, or Blood test. Refusal of an angler to submit to a test or failure of a test will result in loss of winnings, immediate disqualification, plus subsequent disqualification from future tournaments.

If I place for any prize I understand that I am responsible for paying all local, state and federal taxes, title, license and registration as a result of my participation in any event listed above. I agree that any contestant entered on this form, if absent from signing this Release, understands all statements, rules and regulations stated above and has given me express permission to sign on his behalf. Contestant ratifies and approves entry in the above event(s) made on his/her behalf by another and agrees thereby to be bound by all the rules of the tournament(s) by signature and/or participation in the tournament(s). My signature/name below reflects that I have read this entire document, understand it completely, understand it affects my legal rights, and agree to be bound by its terms.

SAFETY and SPORTSMANSHIP: Safe boating must be observed at all times. Life jackets and kill switches must be used any time the combustion motor is running. All contestants are required to follow the highest degree of sportsmanship, courtesy, and conservation. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, tournament days may be shortened or cancelled due to unsafe weather or water conditions. No alcohol or controlled substance can be used or allowed in the boat during tournament hours.

References to I, my, myself, and other first person references shall include any child or ward to whom I sign for. PARENT/GUARDIAN OF PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION): This is to certify, that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in the tournament(s) I’ve entered above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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