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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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After a spirited discussion  :smt005 in another thread we were able to get consensus to keep the rules the same for 2016, AND to create a poll/discussion thread of the various options (and allow for presentation of other options like adding Ocean Striper etc) for 2017 and beyond.

My plan is to work with Pete, Nelson and Charlie to create the options poll/thread and then send it via PM to every player that signs up. That way we are giving all players a chance to provide their input.

Despite no rule changes there are a few changes to the written rules.  :smt005

1. We have not secured a 2016 grand prize kayak yet, nor have we decided if the "participation raffle" prize will be a kayak (since we don't have one secured yet) so I removed that wording. I WILL be requesting a Jackson Kayak as a prize for the 2016 DOTY but I don't want to promise what I don't have in hand yet.

2. Piscean who has made the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place AOTY and DOTY plaques for the past several years can only make the 1st place plaque for DOTY and 1st place plaque for AOTY for 2016. He has a ton of other projects going on so needs to scale back on how much time he spends making our plaques. I have adjusted the wording accordingly.

3. Nelson has decided to step down from the DOTY committee and has chosen the 2015 DOTY Matt Lopez aka Red Triangle to take his place. As someone who has put in the time and effort to win DOTY I am confident that Matt will be a valuable member of the DOTY committee.

Besides that the actual rules are the same, and I will get them to webmaster bsteves today so he can get the 2016 site up and running ASAP.

THANK YOU all for your patience with this process!!

 :smt008


2016 NCKA Diver Of The Year (DOTY) Rules

DOTY is meant to be fun and encourage safe and enjoyable diving practices. It is however, a skill based, individual competition, and an excellent tool to help hone your hunting abilities.

 1. All entries (fish and abalone) must be taken while freediving without any assistance from another diver. Assistance is defined as: Finding, marking the hole, luring, chumming or directing another diver to a fish or abalone. No other diver can load the gun, make a back-up shot, touch spear or iron or assist in the landing of fish or abalone. You may alert another diver to the possible presence of a fish in a general area, but not a specific area such as; next to my gun, at the end of my float line, right underneath me, in a hole under that big rock, etc.

 2. Chumming is not permitted.

 3. Diving can be from shore or from kayak or dive board. No motorized vessels or mothershipping or SCUBA.

 4. Photographic evidence of fish/abalone (total length) against a measuring device must be provided. All entries must be rounded down to the nearest quarter inch. Pictures are required to show the MOUTH CLOSED of the fish on a Hawg Trough or similar measuring board. No lip grippers or game clips or stringers can be in the mouth when picture is taken. You are not allowed to stretch or pull the lips to gain extra length. This is in accordance with DFG measuring standards. Multiple pics can be submitted to show mouth closed and touching end of trough (if need be due to rigor mortis making squeezing mouth shut necessary). Any entries not in compliance will be subject to DQ of entry at discretion of DOTY committee. Pictures of fish need to be taken BEFORE scaling/gutting etc. for both ID and accuracy of measurement purposes. See pics provided in Dive Zone for examples of good and bad submissions.

 5. Abalone and scallops can be measured with ab gauge/calipers/hawgtrough and knife (see pics for examples). Both shells must be visible in at least one picture if not still joined together. Rocks, old shells etc not included in measurement.
 
Measurements will be rounded down to the nearest quarter inch.
 For example:
 8.9" ab --> entered as 8.75"
 9" ab --> entered as 9"
 9.1" ab --> entered as 9"
 9.2" ab --> entered as 9"
 9.3" ab --> entered as 9.25"
 9.4" ab --> entered as 9.25"
 9.5" ab --> entered as 9.5"
 & so forth

Keep your PB shell. In event of tie at end of year, shells will be calipered as a tie breaker.

 6. The pool is open to NCKA members only and runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Fish/abalone taken prior to payment of entry fees and joining NCKA are ineligible. Prospective participants can join NCKA at anytime and then once their fees are paid they are eligible to compete.

7. Payment of DOTY fees makes the participant eligible to participate in AOTY and vice versa.

 8. Sharing of reports and pics with the NCKA community is STRONGLY encouraged. Not asking or encouraging people to share secret spots, just encouraging people to share their stories and adventures and reports with the larger group. Reports and pics are fun!!

 9. All fish/abalone/scallops entered must be taken south of the California/Oregon border and north of the southern border of Monterey County.

 10. The pool covers the following categories: Lingcod, Cabezon, Greenling, Blue Rockfish, Black RockFish, Gopher Rockfish/Black&Yellow Rockfish/China RockFish, Kelp Rockfish, Grass RockFish, Copper RockFish, Vermillion RockFish, Olive RockFish, MonkeyFace Prickleback, Halibut (California and Pacific), Perch (all kinds), Sheepshead, White SeaBass, Red Abalone, Rock Scallops.

 11. The biggest fish/abalone/scallop from each diver's categories will be used towards the diverís total points. Entries in all 18 categories will count towards each diver's total points.

 12. Entries must be posted within 2 weeks of being taken and photographed. No "hoarding" of entries.

 13. ALL DFG rules must be followed 100%. Period. Any breaking of any DFG rules will result in the entry being disqualified and public ridicule.

 14. If you don't like the rules and don't want to play, don't! Diving is fun, and this is meant to be fun between friends as well. We all have bigger and better things to argue/stress/worry about.

 15. AOTY is DIFFERENT than DOTY. Hook and line fishing is DIFFERENT than freediving/spearfishing. The rules for both contests are DIFFERENT. Discussion of rules is encouraged, and will be considered and evaluated for use in future year DOTYs. NO CHANGES to rules will take place for 2016 DOTY.

 16. DOTY committee of IceColdChuck, Red Triangle, StinkyPete and BigJim have final say over any and all issues/arguments/controversies.


Scoring Scale

 WSB 4.5
 Olive 9
 Vermillion 9
 Halibut 5.5
 Lingcod 5.5
 Copper 10
 Black 9.5
 Gopher/B&Y/China 14
 MFE 7
 Sheepshead 6.5
 Kelp 13
 Perch 11
 Cabezon 8.5
 Grass 10
 Abalone 19
 Greenling 11
 Blue 11
 Rock Scallop 23.5



Entry Fee - $40

 
   
Registration fees ($40 per player) will go towards PIF 2016, after prize plaques for winner and "big fish" are purchased for both AOTY and DOTY. PIF (Pay It Forward) is organized by the A-Hulls and has raised and donated over $70,000 since 2010 to NCKA members battling Cancer, serious illness or other tragedy. The A-Hulls will decide (with input from the NCKA community) who the PIF 2016 recipient(s) will be.

There will be Piscean Plaques for the first place winners of both AOTY and DOTY. The "big fish" in each category of AOTY and DOTY will receive an award. There will be prizes donated by sponsors (TBD) for at least the top three in both AOTY and DOTY.

Each participant in AOTY/DOTY will automatically receive one entry into a raffle once they pay the $40 entry fee. Participants can receive up to 20 additional raffle entries for each species submitted and approved in both AOTY and DOTY. 21 entries into the raffle will be the max that any player can have. The goal of the raffle is to encourage participation and friendly competition amongst those anglers and divers that may not be able to invest the amount of time needed to finish in the top three. Raffle Prize TBD.

Junior DOTY is limited to members under the age of 18 on January 1, 2016. Entrance is free. Prizes are TBD but will be awarded to at least the top three.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2016, 03:08:22 PM by BigJim »

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I'm paid up and will be hitting the water as soon as I can.

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

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the first place wards will be really bomber in 2016 :smt002
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the first place wards will be really bomber in 2016 :smt002

I have no doubt!!!

 :smt003 :smt004  :smt003

Thanks again for everything Sean!!!

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Sincerely,

Jim

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Yeah You Right!

Need to go to my happy place...

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

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