For good and valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the registered participants entry or participation in the 17th Annual Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the registered participant, for his or herself and his or her personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees, and team or crew members hereby

(1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE  Coastal Conservation Association or its Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, sponsors and subcontractors, (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability to the registered participant, his or her personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefore, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to the undersigned, his or her guests, invitees, employees, team or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities or while the registered participant is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or alleged negligence of Releasees ;

(2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew of the registered participant for bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence  or alleged negligence of Releasees; and,

(3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the risk or occurrence of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to his or herself, his or her guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew and to his or her boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises, which includes but is not limited to, its common properties, recreational areas, and adjacent docks, piers, and boat slips. Participant further assumes the responsibility for and acknowledges all dangers associated with weather and sea conditions;

(4) Anyone entering this Tournament is required to abide by the Tournament Rules. Disqualifications will be determined by the Tournament Judges consisting of three (3) volunteer CCA Maryland Representatives. Any protest must state the rule violated and be received by the tournament judges photo Check-in Deadline. All team participants, including team members, guides and boat drivers are responsible for knowing, understanding, and abiding by these Rules. Failure of any team participant to follow tournament rules or procedures will result in disqualification of the team in violation or non-compliance.

Questions and comments concerning any Rule may be directed to the Tournament Director/Co-Chair. In all Tournament matters, the decisions of the tournament committee are final.

The registered participant agrees to pay all of the Releases’ costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Hold Harmless and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Maryland and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

The registered participant also gives permission to use her / his name and picture in any published report or coverage of the event.

Covid Release

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK

CCA National and CCA Maryland (collectively “CCA”) very much appreciate your attendance at our event. As you know, the United States and Maryland are currently experiencing a pandemic associated with the virus COVID-19 (“the virus”). Your attendance at this CCA Event is voluntary and with full knowledge that the virus can be spread from one person to another including at social gatherings. CCA endeavors to follow local, state and federal virus related guidelines when planning for, preparing for and holding CCA Events.

PLEASE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS INDEMNITY PROVISIONS RELATING TO YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

 In recognition of the above, Guest agrees to assume the full risk and responsibility for: all illness including specifically COVID 19 and any illness or injury arising indirectly or directly from COVID 19, harm, injury, disease, damage, death and personal and economic loss to Guest arising from the Guest’s presence and activities of Guest at the CCA Event, including any illness or injury arising out of CCA or its employees, volunteers, executives and board of directors own negligent acts.

Guest, on behalf of herself/himself and all heirs, executors, beneficiaries and representatives agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless CCA, its employees, volunteers, executives and board of directors with respect to all such illness including specifically COVID 19 and any illness or injury arising indirectly or directly from COVID 19 and any harm, injury, disease, damage, death and loss, except to the limited extent caused directly by the willful misconduct of CCA its employees, volunteers, executives and board of directors. In addition, Guest on behalf of herself/himself and all heirs, executors, beneficiaries and representatives agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless CCA its employees, volunteers, executives and board of directors from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses and costs (including reasonable attorney fees) relating to any injury, illness including specifically COVID 19 and any illness or injury arising indirectly or directly from COVID 19, harm, damage, disease, death or personal or economic loss to any person or property incurred or suffered by Guest or any other person claiming by, through or under Guest as a direct or indirect result of the negligence or misconduct of CCA its employees, volunteers, executives and board of directors, or any violation of this Agreement by Guest.

GUEST, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS/HER HEIRS, EXECUTORS AND ASSIGNS, RELEASES AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS CCA ITS EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, EXECUTIVES AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM ANY CLAIM ASSERTED BY GUEST IN ANY WAY RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ATTENDANCE AT THE CCA EVENT, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY WHICH FOR ANY REASON CCA ITS EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, EXECUTIVES AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE ALLEGED TO BE LEGALLY LIABLE, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY BASED ON CCA ITS EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, EXECUTIVES AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ALLEGED OWN NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS, DTPA VIOLATIONS, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES OR ANY OTHER ACTS OR OMMISSIONS. GUEST’S INDEMNITY INCLUDES ALL CLAIMS FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, MEDICAL EXPENSES,  DAMAGES DUE TO MENTAL ANGUISH, DAMAGES DUE TO PHYSICAL PAIN OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT OR DISABILITY EITHER PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, LOST WAGES OR WAGE EARNING CAPACITY, INHERITANCE, LOSS OF SOCIETY OR CONSORTIUM OR ANY OTHER CLAIM, OR ANY OTHER  DAMAGE, OF WHATEVER NATURE. THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT ANY SUCH INJURY OR DAMAGE HAS BEEN, OR IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN, CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT OF CCA ITS EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, EXECUTIVES AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS. GUEST ACKNOWLEDGES INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS/HER HEIRS, EXECUTORS AND ASSIGNS THAT THIS INDEMINTY PROVISION IS CLEAR, CONSPICUOUS AND SATISFIES THE TEXAS EXPRESS NEGLIGENCE DOCTRINE.