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2017 Rules and FAQs

2017 Tournament Event Rules (updated January 13, 2017)

These rules will remain in effect during the year 2017. Interpretation of these rules will be left exclusively to the Tournament Director. In the event of a rule violation, the Tournament Director may impose such sanctions, as he deems appropriate, including, without limitation, disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes and prohibition from participation in subsequent tournaments. Decisions of the Tournament Director are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal, and are not reviewable by any court of law.  The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) reserves the right to make needed changes to these rules in order to ensure the safety, welfare of the TXTT anglers, and/or the public and preserve the integrity of the TXTT. Any rule changes will immediately supersede all previously published copies of rules. It is your responsibility to read and understand the rules and how you, your points and qualification for the Championship are affected by not complying with the following rules. Every Angler will be required to sign an affidavit that he/she has read, understands and accepts all rules.

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What do I need to bring with me to registration?
Registration takes place the evening before each Saturday event.  At least 1 person from the team is required to attend.  Please bring these forms with you to registration - 2017 Entry Form (if you are not pre-registered), 2017 Contingency Form, 2017 Liability Release Form (we must have one of these on file for EVERY angler before take off on the Saturday morning of the tournament).  

How do I enter a Texas Team Trail Tournament?
Entering a Texas Team Trail event is easy. You can register online, which requires payment by credit card, by clicking on Register for Event.  Entry forms are also available by calling Texas Team Trail directly at 210-788-4143 or printing one out & mailing/faxing in.  You can also register on Friday evening prior to the event at the mandatory registration (3-6pm for 1st event & 4-6pm for the others), but please keep in mind if you wait to register till Friday, according to our rules you cannot pre-fish on Friday.

How do I qualify for the Championship?
Qualification for the year-end Championship is simple. Teams that enter all (4) four qualifying events and participate in at least (2) two of the (4) four qualifying events will qualify for the Championship event.

What is the entry fee to participate in a Texas Team Trail tournament?
Texas Team Trail events feature a budget friendly $250 entry fee for regular season and championship events.  Each team member will also need to purchase a $30 TXTT membership once annually in order to fish the events.

What is the TXTT Anglers Advantage Program?
The Texas Team Trail Anglers Advantage Program allows each team, for an additional $100 entry, to compete in an additional payout bracket.  The OPTIONAL $100 entry fee will be in addition to the standard $250 tournament entry and may be paid when a team registers for an event, or is otherwise due by the close of on-site registration prior to the tournament.  The Anglers Advantage entry fee will be paid out at 100% to those participating. 

How do I stay posted on Texas Team Trail news and announcements? 
Stay current with all the latest Texas Team Trail news by registering for our free e-newsletter.  Simply click here and fill out the request form.

Are there qualifications I must meet to fish a Texas Team Trail tournament?
Participation in Texas Team Trail events is open only to members ($30 annual membership fee) who are 18 years of age or older. Any team member entering a tournament under the age of majority must also have the signature of their parent or legal guardian. A completed entry form must be received no later than the published deadline for each tournament. 

Where can I find the rules for Texas Team Trail events? 
You can view the rules online by clicking here or contact us directly at 210-788-4143 and we will be glad to mail a copy to you.