Official Rules

Updated 12/03/2019

 

 

Official tournament rules

 

1. $40.00 ENTRY FEE PER CONTESTANT. $20.00 OR 50% OF THE
TICKET PRICE TO GO TOWARDS RAFFLE PRIZES AND $20.00
OR 50% OF TICKET PRICE TO GO TOWARDS FISHING DERBY
PRIZES. TICKET SALES LIMITED TO 4500. BECAUSE OUR
TICKET IS A TWO IN ONE TICKET; THE RAFFLE STUB PART OF
THE TICKET MUST HAVE AN ADULT’S NAME ON IT, THE TICKET
ITSELF WILL ALLOW ANYONE ENTRY TO THE FISHING CONTEST
AREA. THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT ON THE FISHING CONTEST. MUST
BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RAFFLE.
2. SITE OF CONTEST WILL BE ON FISH HOOK LAKE. HOURS OF
CONTEST WILL BE 1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM .
3. ONLY 1 FISHING PRIZE PER PERSON PER DIVISION. THE 20TH
LARGEST FISH IS A DIVISION IN ITSELF.
4. NO CONTESTANT MAY FISH WITHIN CONTEST AREA PRIOR
TO START OF CONTEST (1:00 PM) AND YOU MUST BE IN FISH
WEIGHING LINE BY 3:30 IN ORDER FOR YOUR FISH TO BE
REGISTERED.
5. ALL CONTESTANTS AND GEAR MUST BE REGISTERED AT
FRONT GATE PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN FISHING CONTEST
6. YOU MUST FISH IN OUR DESIGNATED AREA AND HAVE YOUR
TOURNAMENT TICKET IN YOUR POSSESSION.
7. ALL FISH ENTERED MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE JUDGES
STAND IMMEDIATELY.ONLY LIVE AND UNFROZEN FISH ARE
ELIGIBLE. ONLY FISH CAUGHT DURING CONTEST HOURS AND
WITHIN THE TOURNAMENT BOUNDARIES ARE ELIGIBLE.
8. ALL HOLES PROVIDED. ENTRANT TO MAINTAIN HOLES. THERE
WILL BE SUFFICIENT OPENED HOLES.
9. AUGERS, POWER OR HAND, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN
CONTEST AREA.
10. YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE
AND ABIDE BY STATE LAWS.
11. ONLY ONE LINE CAN BE USED AT A TIME PER CONTESTANT,
BUT YOU MAY MOVE LOCATION AT WILL TO ANY UNOCCUPIED
HOLE IN THE TOURNAMENT AREA. YOU MAY PURCHASE 1
ADDITIONAL HOLE FOR $10 (LIMIT OF 1000 EXTRA HOLES).
12. NORMAL SIZE BAIT BUCKETS ARE ALLOWED. COOLERS
OR LARGE CONTAINERS OF ANY SIZE ARE NOT ALLOWED. NO
VEHICLES OR FISH HOUSES. FISHING FROM A FISH HOUSE
WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. HOWEVER, 3 SIDED SHELTERS WITH NO
ROOF WILL BE ALLOWED.
13. WE WILL PROVIDE PARKING OFF THE LAKE. INSTRUCTIONS
WILL COME WITH YOUR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT TICKET ON
WHERE TO PARK AND TRANSPORTATION TO LAKE. STATE
ISSUED HANDICAP PERMITS ARE SUFFICIENT FOR ENTRY INTO
HANDICAP PARKING ON THE LAKE. COURTESY CARS AND
SHUTTLES WILL TAKE HANDICAP TO TOURNAMENT AREA.
14. ACCESS TO CONTEST WILL BE BY THE MAIN GATE ONLY.
CROSSING THE PERIMETER WILL BE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE
DISQUALIFICATION.
15. PARTICIPANTS MUST ACT AND BEHAVE IN AN ORDERLY
MANNER AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. NO
DEBRIS IS TO BE LEFT BY YOU IN YOUR AREA DURING OR AFTER
THE CONTEST.
16. DECISIONS BY OUR JUDGES WILL BE BINDING AND FINAL.

17. IN CASE OF CANCELLATION AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE
MADE ON ONE OF THE AREA RADIO STATIONS, ON FEBRUARY 1,
2020 AT 9 A.M. AND 10 AM.
18. MINNESOTA STATE LAW STATES FISHING PRIZES NOT
AWARDED IN THE CONTEST CAN NOT BE RAFFLED. HOWEVER,
IN THE CASE OF A TOTAL CANCELLATION OF THE FISHING
CONTEST, ALL PRIZES WILL BE RAFFLED.
19. WINNERS OF PRIZES VALUED MORE THAN $600 WILL
RECEIVE A W2-G FORM AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO CLAIM
ON THEIR OWN INCOME TAX.
20. OTTO HENDRICKSON POST 212 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
USE LIE DETECTOR TESTS IF THEY DEEM IT NECESSARY ON
ANY OR ALL CONTESTANTS WHO CLAIM TO BE A WINNER.
21. THERE WILL BE NO CONTESTANT SHARING OF FISH.
ALL FISH CAUGHT MUST GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE JUDGES
STAND.YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OWN FISH. IF YOU ALLOW
SOMEONE ELSE TO REGISTER YOUR FISH,THE AMERICAN
LEGION WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISPUTE IN THE
AWARDING OF PRIZES.
22. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES MAY LEAD TO
A CONTESTANTS DISQUALIFICATION AND CANCELLATION OF
PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST.
23. SECURITY WILL BE PROVIDED AT PARKING AND
CONTEST AREAS. AMERICAN LEGION POST 212 WILL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED PROPERTY.
24. THIS IS A NON-PROFIT ICE FISHING RAFFLE. PROFITS WILL
BE USED FOR CHARITABLE NEEDS IN THE GREATER PARK
RAPIDS AREA.
25. TICKET SELLERS MAY NOT PURCHASE TICKETS FROM
THEMSELVES.
26. THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SELLS THE WINNING TICKET FOR
THE ICE CASTLE FISH HOUSE FOR THE FISHING DERBY (NOT
THE RAFFLE DRAWING) SHALL BE AWARDED $2000. (AMERICAN
LEGION EMPLOYEES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS)
27. THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SELLS THE MOST TICKETS WILL
BE AWARDED $2000. (AMERICAN LEGION EMPLOYEES ARE
EXCLUDED FROM THIS COMPETITION.)
28. IN CASE OF A TIE, THE FIRST FISH REGISTERED WOULD
BREAK THE TIE.
29. WINNER POSTING BOARD ON LAKE IS NOT OFFICIAL. FINAL
WINNERS WILL BE POSTED AT THE LEGION CLUB.
30. ALL CONTESTANTS AND OTHERS HEREBY CONSENT TO
THE USE OF ANY NAMES, PHOTOGRAPHS OR LIKENESSES
OF THEMSELVES TO BE USED IN THE PROMOTION OF OUR
CONTEST, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PRINT, RADIO,
TELEVISION, OR ANY OTHER MEDIA.
31. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT: PARK RAPIDS AMERICAN
LEGION POST 212, FROM MEMBERS, OR THROUGH AUTHORIZED
TICKET SELLERS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL
(218)732-3360 .
CHARITABLE GAMBLING LICENSE #AO0220-001.
PURSUANT TO THE RULES ESTABLISHED BY THE
PARK RAPIDS AMERICAN LEGION POST 212.

 

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