These are the tentative rules. They will be approved/adjusted/removed by the board at the yearly NAPRA Summit January 6, 2019...
Elite Playoff Formats...
1. Board Setup
1a. All three board positions nominated by the CEO and will have terms running 2 seasons ending November 1, 2020.
1b. Nominations to run for board positions will be open 1 month prior to expiration and voted on the November 2nd of that year. All members from the past year can vote 1x with the CEO's vote worth 3 votes.
1c. CEO and Board Descriptions
CEO (In charge of scheduling, sponsors, budget, NAPRA Nation, and post season events)
President (Runs Elite Series, logistics for events, monthly board correspondences, and rescheduling of events)
VP (In charge of Rule Infractions, maintains prizes, communication to members via social media)
Membership (Collects forms, tallies results, and post press releases)
1d Board Voting: Each Board member gets 1 vote and CEO gets 2 votes. Must have 4 votes to pass any measure. If a rule infraction involves a board member 1 designee from the Elite Trail may take the place of the "defendant" in terms of voting.
1e. Board Meetings: Mid-November January April July and October
1f. Board Correspondences: 1st of month State of Union address/ 5th of month discuss any issues/ 10th of month vote on those issues, 11th of month release info to members
2a. 7 events are scheduled with 1 event being an "Excursion" away from our traditional waters. Lodging and an extra event are built in to let anglers bond on and off the water. We have 3 makeup weekends with the last potentially being used for the Wild Card Wade. This will enable us to end the season quicker and if used would move the WCW and NC up 1 scheduled date
2b. Schedule is out and released January 1st. Anglers must compete in 5 events to be eligible for AOY and the NAPRA playoffs. Excuses include medical, funeral, or unforeseen family emergency OR vote of the Board. Stuff happens!
3. Event Rules
3a. No pre-fishing after Thursday after 8pm
3b. Rescheduling of event will be decided by Saturday at 2pm. Keep in mind safety is first priority. We may be bunched in an area and not the "open" concept if we need to in order to get the event in.
3c. Anglers must fish event #7 to be eligible for the post-season/ Anglers that fish all 7 events get a 10 inch bonus to their total. Anglers must fish 5 events to be eligible for the post season.
3d. Rules meeting starts at 7am. Anglers must be present for the meeting. Failure to arrive barring emergency (traffic, accident, etc) will result in deduction of 20 inches of your total. Anglers arriving after the start time will not be eligible to fish
3e. Fishing runs 730 to 1145 (unless darkness requires a move back). Weigh in at 12 sharp.
3f. Anglers must be present the entire event. Anglers may only leave in an emergency or event cleared by the VP, President, and CEO in unison.
3g. Anglers may not cross lines or spots; Give a wide berth to other anglers. If an anglers catches fish in a hole and is scoring a fish on the shore anglers may not come take their spots. If anglers wish to file a complaint and an infraction is warranted it will be resolved before the weigh in.
3h- Weather rule. Lightening results in an immediate suspension of the event for 30 minutes. Anglers must return to "homebase" for a head count. The event must be 2 hours in length to count. If a weather delay happens with 1 hour or less time on the clock the event is concluded at that moment.
~ Infractions are based in two tiers:
The minor tier is being late for the morning meeting, late for return, crossing fishing area, messing up fishing spots, littering, etc. These infractions have the following punitive damages.
Late for morning meeting- Loss of 20 inches to total
Late for return (1145 out of water) - Elimination from event
Crossing paths- 20 inches taken off total
Littering- Elimination from event
Major tiers include drinking/drugs before or after event; fighting, public display of craziness (we are in public), blast of sponsors on social media or blasting of other members past kidding around. Infraction have the following punitive damages:
Drinking/Drugs- Suspension for 1 calendar year
Fighting- Suspension for 1 calendar year
Cheating- Suspension for 1 calendar and cost of prizes for event (minimum $150 fine+)
Craziness- Suspension from current and next event
Blast of sponsors or members- Lifetime ban and $200 fine to incur loss of sponsorship
3j- Appeals may be made in writing to the VP. Appeals will be presented by the VP and presented to the Board with voting protocols mentioned under rule ID.
4. Event Requirements
4a- No live bait
4b. Must have camera to take pics of fish (5 keepers)
4c. Minimum of 8" for catches
4d- Bass and trout (if presentable) count
4e- Must have a bump board with indicator code present
4f- Must have a cell phone if fishing solo or partner must have a phone in case of emergency
4g- Anglers will sign up for "Remind Me" for last minute blasts of information