Rules Regarding Alternate Team Members
For the year 2015, the following change is in effect
regarding alternate team members.
Any team may add an alternate team member (a third
member) as long as the alternate has not fished as a member of another
points accumulating team, either as a regular team member or an alternate.
The cost for adding an alternate to a BTC team will be $20.00. So, the initial
team membership cost for the year is as it has been -
$ 40.00 for the BTC team plus, starting this year, an additional amount of $
20.00 for teams wishing to add a third member.
The initial team membership is due at the time of
registration of the team and must be paid before the team fishes its first
event. If a team chooses to add an alternate, they may do so at the time of
initial registration or may defer to add the alternate until it actually
uses the alternate. Either way the additional $ 20.00 is due upon naming the
alternate as a team member.
This seems to be a good time for restating the rules
on the subject of alternates.
- An alternate may be added that is not a member
of a points accumulating team. A member of a non-points accumulating,
(money only), may be added as an alternate.
- Only a single third member may be added in a
tournament season. In the event that an alternate was named and paid
for, but not used by the team, another alternate may be named to replace
the non-used alternate. In the event that this happens it will not
subject the team to an additional $ 20.00 fee. In the event that an
alternate was named, paid for, and used by the team, another alternate
may not be named.
- If a member of an existing team chooses to fish
with someone other than another team member or alternate, that member
may do so but can only register as a new, non-point, (money only), team.
This new team will be assessed a $ 40.00 membership fee and will be
issued a new membership card and number. This will not prevent such
member of an existing team to return in a subsequent event to the
memberís initial point accumulating team.
- If an existing team member chooses to leave or
quit a team, he may form a new team, but any points accumulated with the
former team remain with that team and will not carry over to the new
- An alternate may be added at any time during
the tournament season except when the regular season has ended. A team
may not add an alternate solely for the KBBC Classic. An alternate may
not fish in the Classic unless that member has fished in at least one
event with the team during the current tournament season. (No ringer
If you have any questions regarding alternates and
rules, please consult with a tournament or circuit official.