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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. WHY AREN'T THE POINTS POSTED ON MONDAY MORNING RIGHT AFTER THE TOURNAMENT IS OVER?
  2. WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY POINTS FROM A TOURNAMENT?
  3. HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TOUR?
  4. SOME OF THE SMALL BOATS ARE AT AN ADVANTAGE.
  5. WHY SHOULD I RENEW MY SKA MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE FIRST TOURNAMENT IN MY DIVISION?
  6. HOW CAN I RENEW?
  7. WHO SHOULD I TALK TO IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE RULES?
  8. NOT GETTING ANGLER MAGAZINE?
  9. HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FUTURE ANGLER MAGAZINE ARTICLE?
  10. IF I AM A MEMBER (CAPTAIN), WHY DO MY CREW MEMBERS NEED TO JOIN THE SKA?


1) WHY AREN'T THE POINTS POSTED ON MONDAY MORNING RIGHT AFTER THE TOURNAMENT IS OVER?
All the paperwork and pictures from the tournaments are sent over-night back to the SKA office on Monday by our field directors. This information doesn't arrive until late Tuesday morning. The membership director goes right to work. First, all new or renewal membership applications must be entered into the database. Keep in mind that you can join or renew your membership during registration hours before any event. You can't give points to a team that is not SKA registered. Next all the points are inputted, providing we have the printout from the tournament, but that problem is not a serious one. Next, because a requirement for the SKA National Championship is each crew member must have fished two events, every name on the SKA registration form must be entered into the computer. There could be two to three hundred names to check off, and some of the events are much larger. Next, there could be two, three, or even four events on any given weekend, adding to the workload. We have the staff to perform the task that has to be done, but it does take time. Thanks for your patience!

2) WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY POINTS FROM A TOURNAMENT?
You need to contact the SKA membership director at once. She will research the problem and answer your question. Before you call, you should have your copy of the SKA registration form and your tournament weigh slip as you may be required to either fax or mail a copy of both for verification. These questions rarely come up however. Three things to remember, did you join or renew your SKA membership for the current calendar year? Did you mark the appropriate boxes on the SKA registration form indicating you have a lady, junior, or senior on board? Finally, did you in fact fill out the SKA registration form before entering this event? Most of the inquiries come from these three questions. Remember that we want every member who fishes an event to get their points however when you forget some small detail and we've already posted the results, we look bad when we have to go back and adjust the standings for your mistakes. We then begin to get calls from other members in the event wanting to know what's going on. It's not fair to them or us.

3) HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TOUR?
You qualify to fish the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour if you were an SKA Competition Member in 2012 or 2013 and have fished two tournaments.

4) SOME OF THE SMALL BOATS ARE AT AN ADVANTAGE.
Maybe they are, but statistics don't indicate that. The manufacturers that build boats for this class have definitely stretched the limits or the rules, but they didn't break them. Remember, these same manufacturers are doing it for you to win. A team with a 22 footer and a single engine could be at a perceived disadvantage. However when you look at the Open Class, what about a team running a 27 footer who has to compete against a 36 or 38 footer? There is no difference. Also on a Small Boat Class boat with twin engines, they have less range because of the added fuel consumption. A few years ago, until the SKA recognized the huge difference in boats competing, there was no class for the small boats. So far this class has worked very well thanks to the tournaments that add money to their payouts for the small boat competitor.
See the Rules for more details.

5) WHY SHOULD I RENEW MY SKA MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE FIRST TOURNAMENT IN MY DIVISION?
  1. To expedite registration - When I get to the first tournament, only the captain or boat representative will have to fill out the SKA Tournament Registration Form and pay $10 per boat.
  2. To place classified ads - Only current members can place ads.
  3. I won't miss an issue of Angler magazine.
  4. I'll have my 2013 membership card.
  5. To expedite posting of points on the SKA site - All membership forms must be entered before any points can be posted. If I wait to sign up at the tournament, I will show posting points.
6) HOW CAN I RENEW?
Fill in the form on-line, print it, then fax or mail it to the office with payment. If you do not have your SKA Member # handy, then leave that space blank and the SKA membership director will find it in the database. You will have the same member number you had before.

7) WHO SHOULD I TALK TO IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE RULES?
After reading the current set of rules that is available on-line at www.fishska.com and you still have a question, contact your local tournament representative or call the SKA office at 904-819-0360. We'll be more than happy to help.

8) NOT GETTING ANGLER MAGAZINE?
Sometimes there is a problem with your address in the computer. We suggest you call the membership director at your earliest convenience for help. Have you moved? We do need a change of address, as the post office does not do this for you. Or it could be a local post office problem.

9) HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FUTURE ANGLER MAGAZINE ARTICLE?
Call Jack at the office. He'll be happy to discuss your ideas. Or submit your idea via email to: sokingfish@fishska.com.

10) IF I AM A MEMBER (CAPTAIN), WHY DO MY CREW MEMBERS NEED TO JOIN THE SKA?
If the boat qualifies to attend the National Championship, only SKA competition members will be allowed to fish, and they need to fish two SKA sanctioned events. Also, if you have a winning fish and a possible cover photo for the Angler Magazine, all persons need to be members to insure that cover shot. Furthermore, the greater number of memberships that SKA can present to sponsors, it helps the organization and divisional tournaments with prizes.





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