This tournament is shaping up to be tightly contested. A race to the finish. Unless, of course, Dustin Connell scores that crucial fifth fish to round out his limit.
In case of a tie for first place weight at the end of the tournament, there will be a fish-off between the tied competitors under the direction and special rules established by tournament officials. Ties for standard cuts and places below first at the end of the tournament will be resolved in the following order:
(1) individual with heaviest single day catch during competition;
(2) if the tie is not broken, the next tiebreaker will be the individual with the second heaviest single day catch during competition;
(3) if the tie is not broken, the next tiebreaker will be the individual with the largest number of legal fish weighed during competition;
(4) if the tie is not broken, the next tiebreaker will be the individual with the largest number of legal live fish weighed during competition. If the tie is not broken by applying the foregoing procedures, the tie will remain a tie. When ties for cut position are not broken by the foregoing procedures, competitors still tied will compete for the next cut. Additional places will not be awarded. Monetary prizes for each competitor will be awarded in equal amounts. Angler of the Year points will be awarded for the place of the tied position and each competitor will be awarded equal points. In B.A.S.S. Elite events where weights are zeroed, ties for cuts going into the final round shall be broken by Angler of the Year standings following most recent concluded Elite Series event. A tie for first at the end of the AOY Championship shall be broken by the above procedures and not result in a fish-off.