Hello, all. I was reading through the comments and wanted to take a moment to address the questions I encountered. I know a lot of the questions were answered by other posts, but here is a complete re-cap of those questions in case anyone missed anything. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I am on the event committee. Thank you, Jason Bernhardt 315-427-7109 Who's running the tournament? The tournament is being run by the same volunteers in Baldwinsville (Bville) that work with CARP TS for the annual Spring event. This is not a CARP TS event (although we have their support), however, as they will be in Hartford, CT that month. The Bville volunteers wanted to hold a different event that would not be so much of an Iron Man event, hence catering to those who have been to Bville in the past but have chosen not to return because they didn't like the strenuous pace. This will be a lot more manageable for those folks as there will be a break in fishing each night. Are the prizes guaranteed? The prize amounts are based on 25 teams participating, which will be our maximum allowance. If we do not get all 25 teams, all prize money will be an 80/20 split of registry revenue. I am confident we will be able to fill all slots and the prize amounts will be in full. Concerns about the 140 lb Big 4 grand prize. Sure, 140 lbs for your Big 4 will not be an easy task, but it is also not impossible (previous Bville tournament high was 39 lb). We would have liked to make that amount lower, but it would've been far too expensive for the insurance policy at 130 lbs or less. I guess that goes to show you the underwriters are not carp fishermen or else they probably could have gotten us a better deal! Is there a website for this information? Visit www.cnycarp.com or go to www.theredmillinn.com. The CNY site has the registration form that you can print and mail in with payment. You can also call The Red Mill Inn at 315-635-4871. Just leave your contact information and a committee member will return your call shortly thereafter. I would like to attend, but I already made my vacation plans for this year. The Bville host committee would like to make this Fall tourney an annual event. If you cannot make it this year, look forward to next year. What is the deal with the 5 team groups? Assuming we have 25 teams, all teams will randomly draw an assigned group. You will be competing not only against the entire field for the top prizes, but also against your own group of 5 for a winner of that group, or section. It is important to note that the overall tournament Big 4 winner will not be eligible to win their individual sectional prize of $500; that prize will go to that section's 2nd place finisher. The reason for this set up is to create as many prize opportunities as possible. Where are the peg locations? For those of you familiar with the Spring event, the 25 teams will all be located on Duke Strache's property on Route 48, a couple miles outside the village of Bville and on the same street as The Red Mill Inn. That is where the majority of teams have been the 3 years of the Spring event, and that location has supplied many of our previous Top 3 finishers in the Spring. How many teams have registered so far? I do not know the exact figure right now, but I can tell you we have already had 6 local Bville teams commit and a couple more have already called in to register from outside the area. I have also seen a few people on this thread express their interest, so I think to say 10 teams have already showed their commitment would not be an overstatement. There are still 2 months to get teams registered, so I am confident we will be able to reach our goal of 25 teams. Why is this event not held during the summer? It is conflicting with salmon season and other seasonal fishing. We certainly could not hold this event close to the Spring event, so the only logical choice would be the Fall. There were too many September events in the village, so this weekend was the best fit. Also, weeds play a big role in this decision. By the time the event happens Oct 23 and 24, the weeds will have subsided from the shoreline and it will be much, much easier to land carp without incident. Will there be a special room rate for anglers at The Red Mill Inn? If you go to The Red Mill Inn website, you will see an image on the left hand side that says "Special Offer for Carp Anglers." Click that link and it will open an ad for 15% off your first night stay and a $20 gift certificate for Resistance Tackle or Big Carp Tackle for your second night stay. That offer is good all year, including during the tournament. Of course, the offer is based on availability, so book your room soon. Other lodging in Bville to consider if the RMI is full, and please consider these because they have been ongoing sponsors of our Spring event, are Wingate Inn (315-701-5000) and Hampton Inn (315-622-3443). I am unaware of any special rates they may wish to enact for the tournament, so feel free to call and check. Any other questions? Thanks again and I'll be looking forward to seeing and competing with you in Bville this October! By the way, that photo is of me with my p.b. 28 lb 5 oz caught earlier this year from the Seneca River.