PKT SERIES Info
The PALMETTO KINGFISH TOUR provides an elite, limited field, king mackerel tournament series where the best of the best compete to prove who’s #1 in the Low Country. Capped at 40 boats this is the most competitive and richest TOUR in South Carolina! The PKT series will drive participation in the qualifying events creating positive socio economic impact to local community businesses and organizations.
SERIES POINTS SYSTEM:
The Palmetto Kingfish Tour is a 4 tournament series with an aggregate competition and Championship. Teams will carry their points from each event to their total series aggregate (5 Events total). At the end of the fifth event, teams will drop their (1) lowest event weight and the top 3 out of 4 will determine overall points for the series. 1 fish minimum must be weighed to count for points. Top 50% of the field will qualify for the Championship.
Scoring System: For 2023, the kingfish weights will correlate to points. 35.27 LBS = 35.27 points Etc.
Top 50% of the field will qualify. For example: Top 40 teams with a max of 20 teams will qualify based on 40 teams.
Qualifiers for the CHAMPIONSHIP shall be determined by the heaviest aggregate three (3) King Mackerel during the season, out of a possible 4. The smallest kingfish weight will be dropped after the 4th event. A minimum of 1 fish must be weighed to qualify for points.
There will be a provision whereby any Palmetto Kingfish Tour team that finishes in 1st place in one of the qualifying events they will receive an automatic invite to the PKT CHAMPIONSHIP regardless of their points total.
There will be an OPTIONAL PKT JACKPOT event, open to all teams. Top 3 teams that are not qualified for the PKT Championship will earn an invitation to participate. This event will take place the week of the Championship. In the event that only 7 teams are in the series, all teams will be invited to participate in the Championship.
$2500.00 per boat team which includes Championship. Capped @ 40 boats!
JACKPOT: Entry Fee: $500.00 Open to all PKT Teams. Top 3 teams not qualified with earn an invitation into the PKT Championship. Top 3 places will be paid. Purse will be determined off of boat entries.
RULES & BOUNDARIES
The PALMETTO KINGFISH TOUR will abide by each individual affiliated tournament rules and boundaries. PALMETTO KINGFISH TOUR teams will be required to enter each individual affiliated qualifying tournament.
The Championship will consist of two days of fishing allowing each team to weigh one fish per day. Aggregate 2 fish total will determine the Champion. Each boat will be inspected for fish prior to leaving the dock by a tournament official. Bait is allowed on board. 7am-5pm.
Please refer to the RULES section for more information and specifics.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS:
If an event is cancelled due to weather the purse will be rolled into the next event. If the last event (Carolina Kingfish Classic) is cancelled the purse will be rolled into the PKT Championship.
In the event no tournament can be carried out through the entire PALMETTO KINGFISH TOUR, monies will be refunded in full.
The PALMETTO KINGFISH TOUR provides an elite, limited field, king mackerel tournament series where the best of the best compete to prove who’s #1 in the Low Country. Capped at 40 boats this is the most competitive and richest TOUR in South Carolina!