QCKBF 2020 Recap

Good morning QCKBF. The 2020 regular season is over, and we are now in the playoffs. I know I went live, and spreadsheets have been posted, but I wanted to make a formal recap post.2020 has been a crazy year. Many clubs across the nation have struggled through the pandemic, and had to cancel events, and watch their participation drop dramatically. From grassroots to high-level clubs. We here at Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing were prepared, and moved things around, and made it all work. TourneyX.com and Dwayne Walley were a huge part of this, and so were you! The willingness to go virtual and wait for a shipped plaque, or meet up for the plaques, was huge. We never stopped, and let me tell you, we prevailed. We have had major growth again this season, the 6th season in a row! We ended our 2020, #QC1100, season 6 with over 300 DIFFERENT anglers participating in our events. We had 123 anglers who chose to pay the OPTIONAL membership! That’s a huge number. We had an average of 93 anglers a month at our LIVE events. 93!!! Let that sink in for a second. We fished 9 trail events, and a Charity event, not counting the side stuff we did: Two brackets, Sundays, a Nick run night event, and so on. At the end of the day, anglers were fishing for a spot in the top 20 for a chance to win the Tournament of Champions, along with an opportunity to win The Angler Magazine Charlotte NC Angler of the year award. This AOY award is a prestigious award in QCKBF, and we have never had a repeat winner, until this season. Only a total of 5 individuals can say they have held the AOY trophy: Vinny Ferreri, Saturday Mel, Tim Sabella, Matt Hawj, and Mr. Two Time Chris Goodwin. Chris wrapped up his 2nd AOY title this weekend on James. That is extremely impressive in a club this large, with this many top-notch anglers. Congrats man. That brings us to the TOC and Fish Off event. 7 anglers are going to fish the Fish-Off, for an opportunity for a wild card entry into the TOC. Vinny, Larry Crider, Dustin Hugg, Chase Helms, Jared Kimak, Kendall Easler, and Jeremy Hughes. The top two anglers will advance. Already locked into the

TOC:1st Chris Goodwin
2nd Matt Hawj
3rd Tim Sabella
4th Ronnie Murphy
5th Nick Huddleston
6th Tyler Smith
7th PC Hawj
8th Joey Randall
9th David Golding
10th John Ladd
11th Graham Reay
12th Lowell Brannan
13th Jim Jay
14th Ryan Hulsey
15th Jay Park
16th Jason Lowe
17th Ryan Breneman
18th Mick MikeandNiki Hicks
19th Tracy Stanford
20th Jason Haggins

Congrats top 20!! Hardware will be at the TOC! This is our largest purse for a QCKBF TOC Event with $5000 in it!! We will have the losers event on Oct 17th, and I will be moving the team Harvest event to November 21st. Thank you all for a great 2020 and 2021 will be better!! I included the check cashers from James and also the year-long award winners.
Larry Wood Big Bass of 2020
Brian BG Brakefield Small Bass of 2020
Chris Goodwin Most Top 10s
Matt Hawn Biggest Limit.