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Membership Rules

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a Competition Member of the SKA to win any SKA sponsored prizes. Competition membership runs on an annual basis, from January 1 to December 31. Once SKA accepts your membership, no refunds will be issued.

COMPETITION FAMILY: A Competition Family may consist of a husband, wife, partner, or child under the age of 22 still residing at home. Competition Family membership includes membership for any two (2) members, i.e. father and son, husband and wife/partner, etc. Additional family members within that household may be added to the Competition Family membership for $30 each.

COMPETITION MEMBERSHIP: Competition Members are entitled to the following: The right to compete in any number of the Divisions, and Lady Angler, Junior Angler, or Senior Angler Divisions if qualified. Primary memberships include eleven issues of Angler magazine, the official publication of the SKA, two SKA decals, and one SKA embroidered full color patch. You will also receive a personalized membership card with your name and membership number, and access to member discounts provided by SKA industry partners.

STUDENT COMPETITION MEMBERSHIP: Student Competition is meant for individual Anglers, ages 17-25, currently enrolled in a Collegiate program. All additional Competition Membership benefits apply.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Associate Members are NOT entitled to compete for points in Divisional competition or allowed entry to fish in the National Championship. They will however, receive all of the above mentioned membership benefits listed under Competition Member.

PROFESSIONAL KINGFISH TOUR MEMBERSHIP: Professional Memberships are available for anglers that were Competition members in 2014 and fished a minimum of two SKA sanctioned tournaments (refer to FishSKA.com for tournament trail details). This membership is for captains only. Everyone on a Pro Tour boat must be a current SKA Competition member.

RESPONSIBILITY OF MEMBERS: By registering as a member of the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), and fishing an SKA Sanctioned Tournament or an SKA produced tournament, the member consents to the use, without payment or restrictions, of any photographs, and his or her name, in which the member, their crew and/or boat appears for any purpose whatsoever. The member further releases the Southern Kingfish Association, its officers, directors, employees, committee members, sponsors, sanctioned tournament personnel, from any liability for libel, slander, loss, damage, negligence, injury and/or death suffered by any member, family, crew, boat and/or other person which may occur during the term of membership. Any member, or members who threaten or pursue any form of litigation against the Southern Kingfish Association, or any of the SKA Sanctioned Tournaments, will be permanently expelled from the organization and its Sanctioned Tournaments. It is the responsibility of every member to read the Membership Rules, Code of Conduct, Angling Rules, Tournament Rules, and Mercury Tournament Trail Division Rules and comply with the same guidelines in all SKA sanctioned events they fish. By joining the SKA, every person agrees to abide by the rules set forth in the Membership Rules, Code of Conduct, Angling Rules, Tournament Rules, and Mercury Tournament Trail Division Rules, whether they have read them or not. Furthermore, member agrees that all decisions on disputes and/or protests are final and cannot be judged by any court or other authority.

Rev. 01/15




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