1. General rules:

a; Official name of the competition: VI. International Balaton Carp Cup (hereinafter: “Competition”)

b; Organizer of the competition (hereinafter: “Organizer”): Tematik-Kábel Kft. (1012 Budapest, Márvány St. 17.). 

c; Competition period: 22.10.2020, 12:00 – 28.10.2020, 08:00

d; Registration period: 20.10.2020, 09:00 – 20.10.2020, 20:00

21.10.2020, 08:00 – 21.10.2020, 16:00

e; Competition location: Lake Balaton

f; Center of events: Club Tihany, 8237 Tihany, Rév St. 3.

g; Official page of the competition:

h; Official Facebook page of the competition:

i; In order to maintain the standards and spirit of the International Balaton Carp Cup competition series, please strictly comply with fishing ethics.

j; The IBCC is an international team competition.

k; The IBCC is a “Catch and Release” competition.

l; In establishing the competition rules (hereinafter: CR), in addition to the carp fishing competition rules of FIPS / CIPS, international anti-doping rules, the Hungarian National Fishing Regulations and the Fishing Regulations on Lake Balaton, the Organizer has paid special attention to provide a balanced competition with equal chances for each team. Furthermore, there is special emphasis on eliminating random events both within the competition, and during weighing. The Organizer draws competitors’ attention to environmental protection rules and the dangers of alcohol abuse. People who do not observe these rules, after receiving the first warning, will be disqualified from the competition.

m; Attention: anglers may join the competition only with a flawless history in fishing, without proven ethical misconduct, offenses related to fish or fish care, and legal offenses. During the registration, the competitors are required to sign an affidavit. (see Appendix in CR)

n; The Organizer reserves the right to implement these rules in all cases. The Organizer shall not modify the rules after 01.10.2020.

o; The incidents reported or observed by the organizers will be investigated immediately, and depending on their severity, may result in disqualification.

p; The Organizer declares that every violation of the rules will be reported. The Organizer reserves the right to immediate or posterior disqualification and the recovery of potential awards in all cases where the regulations of CR are violated, or the competitor’s affidavit contains incorrect information.

q; The official language of the competition is Hungarian and English. The CR is available both in Hungarian and English. However, in the case of potential discrepancies between the interpretation of the original version and the English translation, the Hungarian version is deemed valid. In the case of discrepancies between the appendices and the CR, the CR is deemed valid. Modifications and additions to the CR are made public by the Organizer within 1 day after their approval. Modifications are alterations related to the content of the current 1.01 version of the CR, or any additions to it with new elements. Relevant modifications of the CR must not be made within 8 days before the start of the competition.

r; The official currency of the competition is euro (EUR).

s; Every time listed in the CR and the competition is defined according to CET.

2. Schedule:

Boat Check at the pegs (already drawn):

22.10.2020                 07:00 – 11:30CET

Registration in the competition center (according to the timespans chosen by the teams in advance):

20.10.2020                 09:00 – 20:00 CET

21.10.2020                  08:00 – 16:00 CET

Gathering on the bank of the competition center:


Official group photo:


Flag parade:


Opening ceremony in the conference room of the competition:


Peg draw:

The pegs are drawn by the organizers LIVE in the presence of a notary.

21.10.2020, 18:00



Occupying encampments:

22.10.2020                 from 07:00 CET

Start of the competition:

22.10.2020                 12:00 CET

End of the competition:

28.10.2020                 08:00 CET

Closing ceremony and prize giving in the conference hall:


3. Entry

In addition to the changes of competition rules, the IBCC organizers would like to retain the international character of the 2020 competition, therefore the organizer sets a limited quota on each nation. When choosing a team’s nationality, at least one of the team members must have the nationality of the given nation. Depending on the entries, this quota system may be dissolved by the management on 30 November 2019.

a; Entry to the competition must be done in writing using the online registration form on the website:

b; A notification is sent to the registered e-mail address by the organizer containing the following pieces of information: the acceptance of the registration form, request for correcting potential deficiencies, handing out registration number in case of acceptance, bank account number where the registration fee must be transferred to.

c; The basic criterion of valid registration is that 1.500 EUR as participation fee must be paid within 5 business days after the registration.


  1. The teams who were awarded between 01.08.2019 and 31.08.2019 have priority over the other teams in the registration process provided that they pay the whole amount of the registration fee (1.500EUR) by 31st August.

Please note that having priority is possible only if the members of the given team are the same as the ones in the V. IBCC in 2019.

  1. From 01.09.2019 registration is open for everyone within the quota on each nation.
  1. On 01.12.2019 the IBCC Competition Committee may dissolve quota limits. Therefore, teams on the waiting list may also take part in the competition.

e; Evaluation, acceptance, or refusal of the registrations are done continuously. The Organizer may designate a spare team. The Organizer makes a separate agreement with the spare team related to the conditions and benefits available (later competition benefits).

f; Judgement of applications is the exclusive right of the Organizer; therefore, the Organizer is not obliged to explain refusal or acceptance.

g; The total Participation fee (hereinafter: fee) of the competition is 1.500 EUR/team.

h; The fee for the whole team ensures the following:

  • rent of the venue, fishing fees and fees of supplementary services
  • local fishing license for Lake Balaton valid during the competition
  • costs of organization and implementation
  • obligatory accident insurance
  • meals defined in the CR, furthermore
  • contribution to the trophies and fund

4. Registration

a; Registration takes place at the area of Hotel Club Tihany, at the outdoor registration points. To avoid long queues and keep social distancing, registration is possible based on prior appointments only.

To register, teams must fill in a form and choose one of the time windows on the website. Competitors are obliged to appear at the venue at the time they have chosen. Personal registration is open on 20.10.2020, 08:00-18:00 and 21.10.2020, 08:00-16:00. In the online system, appointments can be made at hourly intervals, and the number of appointments is limited. Only in this way can we ensure social distancing and, at the same time, smooth registration.

We advise the teams to choose from these options as soon as possible. The list of online appointments will be published on the official website. There can be no departure from this list. Without registration, teams are automatically precluded from the competition.

Registration at the venue

On arrival, before entering the area of Hotel Club Tihany, our colleague, if necessary, asks the arriving team to put on their masks (this is compulsory). After compulsory temperature testing, the team can enter the registration area by car at the time booked in advance.

The designated route is indicated by our colleagues and signs. Please do not stray from the route.

Our colleague will wait for the team at the parking lot designated for the registration. This is where data are checked. When checking the teams’ data, distance must be maintained (1,5 m) and masks must be worn. Hands must be disinfected before checking data (sanitizer is provided by the organizers).

In case of foreign nationality, a document in Hungarian or English must be shown. The document must include the results of a molecular biological SARS-CoV-2 test adequate with professional healthcare rules. The test must not be older than 72 hours. This proves that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not present in the competitor’s body when the test was made. Furthermore, the Health Risk and Responsibility Declaration (MOHOSZ llb2) must be signed.

Hungarian competitors also must fill in and hand in the Health Risk and Responsibility Declaration (MOHOSZ llb2) claiming that they, according to the best of their knowledge, are completely healthy, have not contacted an infected person, have not been placed into quarantine by the authorities, and have not been to highly affected countries recently.

Following this procedure, our colleague leads the competitor to the designated registration point, where maintaining distance is indicated by signs. After double-checking the actual list and the data needed to receive the fishing licence, but before departing from the registration point, the team leader draws a number indicating the order of the peg draw. This order will be shown on a board and, after the whole list is complete, it will be available on the official website of the competition too.

Following this, the competitors must leave the registration area and the parking lot, except if they can show a certificate, which proves that they have made a valid booking at Hotel Club Tihany.

b; Registration is possible only if the competitor has all the necessary documents; the process ends with signing the fully completed registration form.

c; Each competitor must hand over and submit the following written records and documents to the Organizer of the competition, in absence of them, participation in the competition is not possible:

  • Passport / driving license / ID card / official document with photo
  • Fishing documents (by nationality) necessary for issuing state license and angling license on Balaton

d; Each participant must sign the registration form.

e; With their signature in the registration, participants acknowledge that they have read and accepted the competition rules; moreover, they accept, in the case of disputes, to comply with the impartial decisions of the jury. “Declaration of acceptance of CR” can be found in Appendix 2 in the CR.

f; Each participant will receive a bracelet which he must wear throughout the competition.

g; The organizers will provide each team with a waterproof security card that contains all the necessary and contact information.

h; During registration, one member from each team will draw a number indicating the order of drawing pegs.

i; Teams that arrive late to attend the registration, or arrive after the registration has been closed, cannot participate in the competition and lose their registration fee.

j; In case of foreign nationality, a document in Hungarian or English must be shown. The document must include the results of a molecular biological SARS-CoV-2 test adequate with professional healthcare rules. The test must not be older than 72 hours. This proves that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not present in the competitor’s body when the test was made. Furthermore, the Health Risk and Responsibility Declaration (MOHOSZ llb2) must be signed.

k; Hungarian competitors also must fill in and hand in the Health Risk and Responsibility Declaration (MOHOSZ llb2) claiming that they, according to the best of their knowledge, are completely healthy, have not contacted an infected person, have not been placed into quarantine by the authorities, and have not been to highly affected countries recently.

5. Jury

a; The Organizer must appoint a Jury to ensure successful implementation of the competition defined by the CR. The President of the Jury, as Head Marshal, is the manager responsible for the organization of the competition. The members of the Jury are the substitute for the Head Marshal, 2 persons from the marshals who weigh the fish, and 4 persons from the competitors. The Jury make their decision by simple majority. If the votes are evenly divided, the Head Marshal makes the final decision. “The List of Jury and Weighing Marshals” can be found in Appendix 3 of the CR.

b; Besides the Jury, marshals who weigh the fish, sector marshals, technical and administrative staff are also part of the official competition staff. Only the Head Marshal, his assistants, or the referees who weigh the fish have the right to issue directives for competitors. Sector marshals and other members of the Jury and official staff must indicate implementation and enforcement related to the CR to the Head Marshal, or in the case of his absence, his substitute.

6. Drawing pegs

a, Drawing pegs in the first round begins with drawing the order of the draw by a competitor designated by his team in the registration. The designated person draws a number which indicates the exact order of drawing pegs (for example, the team that has drawn number 4 will be the fourth team to draw peg).

b; In the current epidemiological situation, unconventionally, the peg draw ceremony will be held with the exclusion of the public, in the presence of a notary, in the area of Hotel Club Tihany on 21.10.2020 from 18:00. The draw will be broadcast live on the official website of the competition (, where you can follow the whole event. The draw can be watched again after the ceremony too.

According to the prevailing rules, the person carrying out the draw will follow the order defined at the registration. This person will read out the name of the next team and draws a number from the urn, which indicate the peg number of the given team.

The results of the peg draw will be published by the organizers on the official website of the competition and will be shown in the live show starting from 20:00 on the Fishing and Hunting Channel.

c; Occupying places is PROHIBITED before 22.10.2020, 07:00!

d; Drawn pegs cannot be thrown back.

e; The “Competition Map” which contains the sector and venue arrangement of the given competition, the buoys, and the most important pieces of information on the competition can be downloaded from the website of the competition. This map can be found in the CR (Appendix 4), and will have been published by 5th October 2020.

7. Team

a; A team can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 full members. +1 person can assist the team. This person shall not do any activities related to angling. (He or she shall not touch fishing rods that are cast or have been brought in by boat, shall not feed, and shall not get on boat. The person who assists the team can take out rods from the boat given to him by team members and may also touch fishing rods set against the tent.)

b; Only persons above the age of 18 can register for the competition.

8. Equipment

a; A team can have 4 rods, with 1 single hook on each.

b; 2 boats are allowed per team.

c; Fish finders are allowed.

d; Each team must have at least ten carp mats or weight slings with a minimum size of 80X120 cm. The Organizer does not provide carp sacks. From the time of catch until the weighing, the competitors are responsible for the safety of fish. Keeping fish in sacks tied to the shore is strictly FORBIDDEN!

e; The additional equipment prescribed above, their presentation, and their proper and continuous use during the whole period of the competition are also supplemental and limitation conditions. Besides at least 2 large sized landing nets (minimum size 90X90X70 cm, below 1X1 cm weave), it is allowed to use a triangular landing net bigger than 60X60X50 cm for fish smaller than 5kg. This triangular landing net must also be densely woven. The 2 carp mats prescribed by the rules (minimum size 60X100 cm) must be used as extra support when landing fish bigger than 5 kg and taking them out from the water. Using carp mats is compulsory on boats too. Furthermore, after taking photos, it is compulsory to use care liquids (possibly invisible) for every fish. The lack or misuse of fish care equipment results in sanctions (first yellow card).

f; The weighing tripod is a compulsory supplementary tool for all teams.

9. Water policy and boating regulations

a; For competitors’ safety, the condition of the boats that the competitors wish to use and their equipment are checked by the organizers according to the technical requirements and list of equipment published on the website or the CR (see CR).

b; All boats must meet the requirements prescribed by the Hungarian legislation in force and the prescribed conditions. These requirements will be available on our website.

c; Only the boats that have been checked and received satisfactory labelling in the registration may be used.

d; If the organizers find defects in the equipment of a boat, they stop the check.

e; Subsequent to the check, the marshals issue a certificate which proves that the boat has all the necessary equipment and it is in satisfactory condition.

f; Each boat that has been checked by the organizers is given a security seal with a unique identification mark. Removing the security seal is forbidden until the end of the competition.

g; The organizers have the right to carry out spot checks on boats at any time before or during the competition. Any defects noticed may result in immediate disqualification.

h; Boat checks at the pegs (already drawn):

22.10.2020 Thursday 07:00-12:00

i; The boat shall not be longer than 5 meters and shorter than 2,5 meters.

j; Using inflatable boats is allowed.

k; Only electric motors can be used in the competition.

l; The maximum speed of the boat must be 15 km/h.

m; Compulsory equipment for all boats in use:

  • a pair of oars
  • two life vests equipped with a luminous bar and whistle
  • an anchor with a minimum weight of 5 kg
  • 10-m-long string with tow ring
  • foghorn

n; Wearing life vests on the boat is compulsory throughout the competition. Failure to do so leads to warning in the first case (yellow card)! In the second case it leads to disqualification (red card)!

o; Putting the boat on water before the beginning of the competition is strictly forbidden. Violation of this rule results in immediate disqualification.

p; The boat must be secured safely and properly on the shore.

q; Sleeping on the boat is strictly forbidden.

r; During the period of the competition 2 boats per team may be on the water, but in all cases, 1 person must be on the shore.

s; The marshal must be informed prior to boat change.

t; It is compulsory to comply with the rules related to storm warnings on Lake Balaton. These rules can be found on the competition website. Current storm warnings:

u; Swimming in the lake during the whole period of the competition is strictly forbidden. After the first warning (yellow card), violation of this rule results in disqualification (red card).

v; In the case of second level warning, it is strictly forbidden to be on the boat anchored to the shore.

10. Other official rules

a; The official start of the competition, planned time: 22.10.2020, 12:00.

b; The official end of the competition, time: 28.10.2020, 08:00.

c; During the competition it is forbidden to illuminate the water with high performance reflector LEDs for a longer period. Furthermore, it is forbidden to disturb other anglers with lamps and laser devices. Search lamps and smaller reflector LEDs can be used only in justified cases (casting, landing the fish) for a particular purpose. During the whole night, it is compulsory to illuminate the peg and the tackle that have been cast into the water. Competitors are allowed to use head lamps continuously.

d; Except for live baits, any substance that is not harmful to the environment is allowed to be used for hooking and feeding.

e; 4 rods are allowed to be used simultaneously, but it is possible to keep spare rods in case one of the rods in use got damaged.

f; If the marshal notices that apart from the 4 permitted rods other rods have been used, the team in question is immediately disqualified from the competition by the Jury.

g; As far as possible, playing the fish must not disturb other teams. In case of repeated sector crossing which is not allowed by the other team, the warning (yellow card) is followed by disqualification (red card).

h; The fish that was hooked before the end of the competition is taken into account in the final result provided it is landed within 60 minutes.

11. Fishing rules

a; Only competitors, organizers, and staff accredited by the organizers can be in the competition venue.

b; If a team’s boat enters the sector of a neighboring team, the competition referee must be asked to resolve the situation. The marshal’s decision must be respected by both teams.

c; Only one person from the team is allowed to leave the competition venue at a time.

d; In any event, one person must be in the designated encampment.

e; A maximum of 4 buoys per team may be placed on the water. The buoys must be removed at the end of the competition.

f; It is forbidden to place a buoy within a range of 25 meters from the neighboring team’s buoy. Furthermore, it is forbidden to pull the rig through the neighboring team’s buoy when retrieving.

g; Luminous buoys are allowed, however, using green signal lights is forbidden.

h; Maximum distance of rigs is 450 meters in the northern shore, and 550 meters in the southern shore, starting from Keszthely. These distances are indicated by the buoys which have been placed by the organizers.

i; It is strictly forbidden to be outside the line indicated by the 450-550m buoys. Furthermore, it is strictly forbidden to feed, use fish finders, and cast from boats outside the 450-550m buoys. The person who violates this rule is given a warning (yellow card), and in the next case he is disqualified (red card).

j; When playing fish, competitors are allowed to leave their sectors and buoys.

k; If neighboring competitors cannot resolve their disagreements over boundaries, the marshal designated by the Jury marks an imaginary line which must not be crossed by either parties.

l; In case of every disagreement over boundaries, the decision of the marshal shall be respected by everyone.

 m; Using bait boats during the competition is strictly forbidden.

 n; In case of second level storm warning, competitors are allowed to wade the lake on their own responsibility on condition that they wear life vests, the water is not deeper than 1 m, and the competitor is not further than 50 m from the shore. Competitors can wade the lake only to play, land, and keep the fish.

o; In case of second level warning, it is strictly forbidden to cast, feed, and do any activities in the water related to angling except the fishing activities listed in n;.

p; It is forbidden to use drop off rigs with lead. That is, during the period of the competition, it is forbidden to use any kind of clip that is designed for dropping off the lead immediately after the bite. Failure to comply with this rule results in warning (yellow card)!

q; After playing the carp from the boat, the fish can be brought to the shore for photo shooting in the following way:

  • After unhooking the fish, it can be pulled to the shore in the water, together with the net. The head of the fish shall face the direction of the boat.
  • After unhooking the carp, it shall be put into a carp mat with rigid walls. Water shall be sprinkled on the carp continuously when carrying the fish.

Failure to comply with this rule results in warning (yellow card)!

12. Local rules of the competition venue

a; After occupying the pegs, the teams shall keep the place sufficiently clean and protect the environment. Furthermore, the teams shall leave the place in the same condition as it was when they occupied it.

b; Setting fire in the area of the encampment is strictly forbidden except in authorized places. Using camping gas is allowed.

c; Camping and putting up tents is allowed only in the area designated by the Organizer. In any event, it is compulsory to obey the orders of the marshal.

d; In order to avoid the possibility of irregularities and ensure the safety of the competition, competitors’ vehicles can only be in the competition venue when packing in and out from the vehicle.

e; Competitors shall park their cars only in the designated parking lots. Competitors shall not drive their cars in the competition venue during the competition.

f; Competitors shall collect rubbish in closable plastic bags, which will be transported by the organizers after the end of the competition.

g; The competitors shall obey the Organizer’s orders related to the size of pegs (maximum size 10 x 5 m per team) and how to approach them.

h; In the designated competition area only the competitors, the organizers, and the persons accredited by the organizers can be present during the competition period.

i; During the competition period, wearing masks is mandatory when there is a face-to-face contact with other people.

j; Maintaining 1,5 distance is mandatory.

13. Rules of weighing

a; During the time of the competition, the organizers provide continuous weighing from sunrise to sunset. Extra weighing may be requested during the night in case the 10 compulsory carp sacks are full.

b; Competitors must actively cooperate in the weighing process, taking photos, and data collection. On the other hand, the weighing process may be suspended in justified cases when playing and landing the fish.

c; In case a fish is caught, competitors shall send and SMS with the word “Fish” and the name of the sector to the marshal designated for the given sector (e.g. Fish C2).

d; From the moment the fish is caught until weighing, the fish shall be kept in carp sacks, in at least 1 m deep water. It is strictly forbidden to tie the fish to the shore (in the first case, a yellow card is given).

e; Weighing can be done only by the marshal using the scale provided by the Organizer and presented to the teams, otherwise the fish cannot be taken into account in the results.

f; One member of the given team or the team’s assistant, the marshal, and one member of the neighboring team or their assistant, who accredit the catch, shall be present when weighing the fish. If, at the request of the marshal, the neighboring team are not willing to accredit the catch by their presence and signature, the team in question is given a yellow card.

g; The documentation of weighing (time of catch, name of competitor, weight of fish caught) shall be signed and certified by one of the team members.

h; It is the competitors’ responsibility to check the accuracy of the data included in the documentation.

i; After official weighing, a photo will be taken of each fish in the following way. One of the competitors holds the fish in his hand, while the competitor sitting next to him holds the sector plate.

j; In the weighing process, the photo taken by the marshal takes priority over other photos taken for private use. After taking photos, the fish shall be released in the presence of the marshal.

k; The documentation may be modified only if it is countersigned by a marshal.

l; In case of discrepancies between the weighing data in the possession of the competitor on the one hand, and that of the marshal on the other hand, the data of the marshal will be deemed valid.

m; After completion of the weighing process, the marshal will send written documentation and photos to the central office of the organization to be registered.

n; In any event, the safety of fish is top priority. Therefore, taking photos and releasing fish shall be carried out carefully.

o; After the weighing process, the fish shall be released only by the marshal, or – under the supervision of the marshal – a member of the neighboring team or the team’s assistant.

p; Fish over 15 kg, which is likely to win the biggest fish prize based on the current results, shall be weighed twice. In case of discrepancies, the greater weight will be registered.

14. Evaluation

a; Only carp that are 5 kg or over 5 kg are taken into account in the competition.

b; The overall winner of the competition is the team with the heaviest total weight. In case of a tie, the team with the bigger fish wins. If the weight of the biggest fish of the two teams is the same, the average weight of all the fish caught decides. Defining the remaining places is also based on the scores. However, if the highest-scoring teams of the designated sectors are not among the overall three places, they are given special prizes (sector winner).

c; During the competition, continuous and objective information can be found on The performance of the teams (identification of fish species, number of fish, and average weight) can be seen with the help of the map and pegs. Here, there is also an opportunity to compare the teams’ own results with the catches indicated on the evaluation sheet.

d; The official final results will be announced on 28.10.2020 (Wednesday) at the prize giving ceremony starting at 14:00.

e; Appeals related to the official partial results published on the website may be made within 12 hours after the partial results were reported, whereas appeals related to the final results may be made by 28.10.2020 (Wednesday), 15:00.

15. Rules of awarding prizes

a; There will be two different award categories within the competition. This means that, besides awarding total weight, the total weight of the top 5 fish will also be awarded separately.

b; The prizes of the “Top 5 Fish” competition:

  1. place: 12.000 EUR
  2. place: 6.000 EUR
  3. place: 3.000 EUR

c; The prizes for the weight of all the fish bigger than 5kg (overall winner):

  1. place: 30.000 EUR
  2. place: 15.000 EUR
  3. place: 7.500 EUR

d; Prize for the biggest fish in the competition (common carp – mirror carp): 5.000 – 5.000 EUR

e; Further prizes divided into sectors:

  1. place: 5.000 EUR
  2. place: 2.400 EUR
  3. place: 1.200 EUR
  4. place: 600 EUR voucher

f; Attention! Each team may win only one prize except for the prize for the biggest fish. If unexpectedly there are no catches in a sector, the first three prizes are defined by drawing lots among the teams in the sector.

g. Taxation on the awards are taken care of by the winners.

16. Appeals

a; Reporting events that violate the CR is considered an appeal. Only written appeals may be made as described in 14; e;. Appeals that are handed in more than 1 hour after they have been indicated are rejected without explanation.

b; After the competition has started, the CR cannot be interpreted. The organizers provide an opportunity for interpretation during the registration process.

c; If a competitor notices and reports an irregularity (it is advisable to document the irregularity by making videos or taking photos of it), the incident is investigated within 12 hours, and will have been closed by 25.10.2020, 13:00.

d; The administrative cost of appeal is 100 EUR per occasion and reported case.

e; The cost of the appeal that has been deemed justified by the Jury is returned. In case of unjustified appeal, the sum of money is not returned.

17. Force majeure

a; In case the competition cannot be held due to unexpected (force majeure) events, the sum of money is refunded and the organizers transfer it back to the given bank account. Beyond these reasons, the registration fee that has already been paid is not given back, even if a team withdraws from the competition because of any reasons.

b; According to the CR, illnesses certified by a doctor, accidents certified by the police, or compulsory attendance before a court whose date cannot be modified in time are considered force majeure events. The following events are considered force majeure by the main organizer: unsatisfactory water level, sudden deterioration of water quality in case of external pollution certified by authorities.

c; If a force majeure event related to the main organizer takes place during the competition before 50% of competition time has passed, the results of the competition are deleted and the same field restart the competition in the next competition season with the same pegs (suspension of the competition). If more than 50% of competition time has passed until the force majeure event, the announcement of results is based on current results (interruption of competition). Declaring the cancellation, suspension, or interruption of the competition is the sole right and responsibility of the Head Marshal.

18. Rules of disqualification

a; In case of disqualification the partial results are also cancelled. The disqualified team shall stop fishing. When interpreting rules of disqualification, the principle of zero tolerance shall be applied in all cases.

b; Fish mortality or fish mutilation caused directly or indirectly by deliberate acts, or any attempt to carry out such acts, result in immediate disqualification. Furthermore, labelling fish results in immediate disqualification. If the organizers become aware of these acts or a possible attempt to carry out such acts later (even after the end of the competition), such acts result in posterior disqualification.

c; If an unregistered team member is on the boat, the team is immediately disqualified.

d; The inappropriate use of boat, lack of life vest, wading the water without life vest in case of second level warning result in warning which is followed by disqualification (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours).

e; Using boats when there is a second level storm warning results in immediate disqualification (exception to the rule: if the second level storm warning is issued while the competitor is already on the water, the competitor shall go back to the shore as soon as possible).

f; If a boat does not meet the security requirements according to the marshal, the team is first warned then disqualified from the competition (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours).

g; Violation of the CR and any other violation of fishing and environmental rules result in warning. If the violation is repeated, a yellow card is given (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours).

h; Any attempt to bribe the marshals or their assistants result in immediate disqualification and will be reported to the police.

i; A team is immediately disqualified if they attempt to include a fish not caught by them in the results. The act is also reported to the police.

j; Violence, excessive alcohol consumption, and violation of social norms despite of several warnings result in (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours).

k; Using any kind of external help result in immediate disqualification.

l; Fish not caught by hook results in immediate disqualification.

m; It is strictly forbidden to be outside the line indicated by the 450-550m buoys. Furthermore, it is strictly forbidden to feed, use fish finders, and cast from boats outside the 450-550m buoys. The team that violate this rule is given a warning (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours), and in the next case disqualification.

n; Moving boats shall be illuminated at night (with head lamps or navigation lights). Violation of this rule results in warning (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours) and in the next case disqualification.

o; In case of second level storm warning, it is strictly forbidden to be on the boat anchored to the shore. (It results in immediate disqualification.)

p; The improper storage of fish and inhumane treatment result in warning (yellow card: suspension of all activities related to angling for 8 hours) and in the next case disqualification.

q; An attempt to deceive the marshal when weighing the fish, results in immediate disqualification.

r; Violation of rules, or any attempt to violate rules related to the assistant of the team as defined in 7/a results in immediate disqualification (red card).

19. Liability

a; The organizers are not responsible for accidents or damage to the equipment, its use is solely the responsibility of competitors. On the occurrence of damage or accident, the terms and conditions of accident and liability that are signed in the registration are valid.

b; By signing the registration form, the competitor acknowledges the risks and that the organizers do not hold responsibility resulting from the deviation of the rules.

c; It is not possible to lodge any action for reclaim due to epidemiological damage and consequences.

20. Marketing and media

a; IBCC is an international competition, highlighted in the calendar of the National Federation of Hungarian Anglers.

b; Teams shall support the work of accredited media representatives by granting permission to make interviews, take photos and videos.

c; By signing the registration form, competitors acknowledge that the pictures and videos taken during the competition may be published in the media.

d; It is strictly prohibited to publish their own records without prior written consent of the organizers.

e; Upon the request of the organizers, competitors have to withdraw personal pictures posted online on any platform.

f; Preparation of this regulation was based on EPBC standards (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act) and permission was based on section 98 of the competition regulations published by the EPBC. Furthermore, this regulation was approved by the National Federation of Hungarian Anglers and the Balaton Fish Management Non-Profit Ltd.

g; As head marshal of the IBCC event, on behalf of the organizers, I approve this competition rule and publish it. (version 1.1. written on 01.10.2020).

Tamás Csörgő
Head Marshal                                                                         

Dr. István Dérer
Deputy Chairman, MOHOSZ

Zsolt Szári
General Manager of BHN. Ltd.

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