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Entry and Rules
Ice Duels Entry
See Rules & Responsibility below
Cash prize - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
Material prize - 4th & 5th Place
ponsor prizes awarded via drawing)
$75 per Event
(plus $3.50 pay pal fee)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be an Ice Duels in Madison, WI in 2016. To host an Ice Duels event in your area, please contact email@example.com
2016 Scheduled Events
Dec 13, 2015-Smith Lake, Kila, MT $78.50
Feb 21st,2016-Echo Lake, Bigfork, MT$78.50
Submit below following "Ice Duels Rules"
Ice Duels Rules
Ice Duels is the world’s first and only, One on One, Double Elimination Ice Fishing Tournament. It all comes down to the Last Angler Standing, the Survivor of The Ice Duel!
Brackets will be drawn and anglers assigned to designated “courts”. Duels are 30 minute head to head match-ups, win and you move on, lose twice and you go home.
Eligible fish species will vary from event to event, but most will see two scored species.
The numbered courts will measure 20’x20’ and be split in half. Two holes per court will be pre-drilled 18 feet
apart and labeled A and B. Courts and opponents will be assigned at random, holes by a coin toss to begin the match.
Anglers will sit back to back, or side by side at Directors discretion. At the starting horn, lures may be dropped into the water and fishing begins. The scorekeeper will tally one point for each fish brought completely out of the water.
At 15 minute mark, anglers will switch holes.
At 30 minutes, the horn will sound. All anglers must immediately reel in. If the angler is in the process of reeling in a fish when the horn sounds, that fish will count only if it breaks the surface of the water/ice. All decisions of scorekeeper will be final.
Winner of the round will be decided by most fish tallied. If neither angler scores a point, it is considered a tie.
All ties will be dealt with by a 10 minute overtime round. If still a tie, winner will be determined by total fish caught through that round.
After the first round, a 15 minute break will commence and brackets will be re-drawn and announced. The rest of the rounds will follow the same format until the last two anglers are left. A ½ hour break will be given to these anglers to allow them to prepare for their final Ice Duel.
The final round will be on a court chosen by the Tournament Director and the one hour final Duel will begin. At the end of this match an Ice Duel Champion will be named.
Courts will be labeled and laid out in an area of a lake determined by local experts to offer the best possible
chance at catching large numbers of fish. Size is not critical, abundance is. Panfish species are preferred but each lake may vary.
ALLOWED Equipment-Each angler will be allowed to take onto the court: 5 rod/reel combos, 2 bait
containers, 2 tackle containers, heater, sonar, camera, scoop and two buckets. Once round begins, angler may NOT leave court for any reason, or will be DQ.
Single person shelters will be allowed on the court during the
FINAL ROUND ONLY
but can only be used as
a windbreak. ALL anglers must be visible to the scorekeeper at all times. (Directors may allow during other rounds based on weather)
Fish must be completely out of the hole to be counted. They must be legally hooked, according to any applicable
Anglers may only have one line in the water at any time. No outside assistance of any kind during a match, except for a safety or life threatening situation. Anglers may not interfere with opponent in any way.
In the event of a discrepancy during a match the scorekeeper will summon a referee. A chief referee will have final say in any discrepancies.
Anglers may sit, stand, kneel, squat or any combination, but they must keep their back to their opponent. They
may not discuss the match with the scorekeeper or do anything to distract the scorekeeper. (Anglers may sit side by side at discretion of director)
Electronics/cameras will be allowed, keeping in mind this will be close quarters, shallow water fishing
Scoring will be on the basis of one point for each eligible species removed from the water. Scorekeepers will use an official tally sheet, and have each angler sign a copy of their sheet at the end of each match. Scorekeepers will then deliver the score sheet to the scoring table.
New brackets will be assigned and anglers will be responsible for checking their next round, obtaining their new scorecard (if not eliminated) and reporting to next court on time. If an angler is not present at next round before the 1 minute horn sounds, he/she will forfeit that round.
CASH payout to 1st through 3rd places, 4th and 5th will win designated prize packages. Other prizes awarded by random drawing, via entry numbers drawn from a hat.
Ice Duels is a competitive ice fishing event. Participants understand that as such, certain dangers may exist.
No ice should ever be considered safe and contestants must make their own decision on ice safety. TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, OFFICIALS, SPONSORS OR ANY OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES ASSOCIATED WITH
THIS EVENT ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTESTANTS SAFETY, INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY WHILE COMPETING IN THIS EVENT.
Acknowledgement of this statement by your signature means you accept these conditions without exception, and that you agree to abide by all tournament rules, and understand that in the event of any discrepancy the
decision of the directors is final
You also authorize the use or release of any photos taken in conjunction with tournament events for promotional purposes.
Please call 406-249-0556 for any questions.
By Paying & Submitting this entry you acknowledge that you have read the rules and agree to the responsibility statement. Some locations will require you to sign a statement at the event.
Please include the name of the person on the entry form, in the notes field, when you submit the Pay Pal. THANKS!
Name on Entry Form