Rule 5 d
5. Partners will be chosen by random draw conducted by the Tournament Director.
a. Members not present at the meeting will be placed in the Non-Boater category.
b. It is each man's responsibility to notify both the Tournament Director and his partner if he is unable to participate, giving as much advance notice as possible.
c. Each boat will contain two contestants. However, a club member will be allowed to fish alone if pairing of two club members would not allow a potential member to fish his guest tournament, or an odd number of participants exists.
d. OCTOBER TOURNAMENT ONLY All fish-off eligible members will be paired in accordance with the existing by-laws before any non-fish-off eligible members are paired. After seating all eligible non-boaters, and there are still eligible boaters without partners, non-eligible members will be drawn to fill those seats with non-eligible boaters being drawn last. In no case will a non-eligible boater be drawn as a boater until all eligible boaters are paired.
In the event a non-eligible boater is drawn by himself, a member of the current top six, can volunteer to fish by
himself, (at his own expense), and trade positions with the lone boater. If more than one member of the top six,
who are present at the meeting, should volunteer to fish by themselves, the member with the highest standing
will be awarded the lone boater position. All other by-laws, fish-off and tournament rules remain in effect.
e. When there are more non-boaters than boaters, the Tournament Director can, at his discretion, place a member not attending the meeting in the boater category. This should only be used after polling the non-boaters present to see if any of those who own boats wish to change from a non-boater to a boater. If after polling members who have boats and still the number of non-boaters are more than the present boaters, the Tournament Director shall be permitted to allow a member (not in attendance at the meeting) to become a boater. If there are more than one boater not present at the meeting and it is known that they are willing to take their boat, that boater vacancy will be chosen by random draw.