Official Prizes and Awards

Base Entry Fee

All teams pay a tournament base entry fee of $3500. This is not optional. The tournament base entry fee prize money will be disbursed to the winners accordingly: 35 percent goes to the tournament; the remaining 65 percent goes to the top three team point leaders and largest game fish.

The scoring system includes 500 points for each blue marlin release, 1 point per pound for blue marlin at or over the 500-pound minimum weight, 100 points for each white marlin, spearfish release and sailfish release.

Team Division Awards

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Bermuda Tourism Authority First-Place Team: 30 percent

Miles Market Second-Place Team: 20 percent

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Garmin Third-Place Team: 10 percent

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Biggest Game Fish- 5 percent

High-Point Angler- Trophy and Prize Package

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High-Point Lady Angler- Trophy and Prize Package

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High-Point Junior Angler (age 17 and younger) - Trophy and Prize Package

In the event of a tie the team reaching the highest score first wins with the other team assuming the next award position. This is based on the time of release and boated time of billfish. In the event that no game fish meeting the 25-pound minimum weight are caught, the 5 percent in the game-fish pool will be split evenly among the first- through third-place teams

OPTIONAL JACKPOTS

Daily Billfish Release Jackpot - 90 percent payback.

The fee to get into the optional Daily Billfish Release Jackpot is $2,000 and is optional. The Daily Billfish Release Jackpot covers all three days of fishing. For example, the Jackpot awards go to the team that scores the most billfish release points each day. The daily billfish release prize consists of one-third of the total jackpot money. If no billfish are released on an individual day, the jackpot rolls over to the next day. If on the final day of fishing no billfish are released, then the final-day jackpot money goes to the previous day’s winner(s). Only teams entered in the Daily Billfish Release Jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards.

  • Day 1 Billfish Release Jackpot- one-third of total pot
  • Day 2 Billfish Release Jackpot- one-third of total pot
  • Day 3 Billfish Release Jackpot- one-third of total pot

Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 percent payback.

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The fee to get into the optional Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot is $2,000 and is optional. The Daily Blue Marlin jackpot covers all three days of fishing. For example, the Jackpot awards go to the largest blue marlin (by weight) caught each day that meets or exceeds the minimum weight requirement of 500 pounds. The daily jackpot prize will consist of one-third of the total jackpot money. If no fish that reach the minimum weight on an individual day are weighed, the jackpot rolls over to the next fishing day. If on the final day of fishing no fish that exceed the minimum weight limits are caught, then the final day’s jackpot money goes to the previous day’s winner(s). If no qualifying fish are caught, the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot will be awarded to the top billfish release point team of each day of competition. If all teams entered in the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot fail to earn billfish release points during any day of competition, the jackpot rolls over to the next day’s or the previous day’s winners. Only teams entered in the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards.

    • Day 1 Marlin Jackpot- one-third of total pot
    • Day 2 Marlin Jackpot- one-third total pot
    • Day 3 Marlin Jackpot- one-third total pot

Largest Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 percent payback

The fee for this category is $3,000 and is optional. The Largest Blue Marlin Jackpot will be awarded to the team catching the largest blue marlin of the tournament over the three days of fishing. If no teams registered in the Largest Blue Marlin Jackpot catch a qualifying marlin over the minimum weight, the jackpot will be awarded to the top three billfish release point teams of the tournament and will be split accordingly: First place 50%, Second Place 30% third place 20%. Only teams registered in the Largest Blue Marlin Jackpot will be eligible for this cash award.

Overall Billfish Release Points Jackpot - 90 percent payback

The fee for this category is $3,000 and is optional. The Overall Billfish Release Points Jackpot will be awarded to the top three teams with the most overall billfish release points of the tournament over the three days of fishing and be awarded accordingly;

  1. First place 50%,
  2. Second Place 30%,
  3. Third Place 20%.

Only teams registered in the Most Overall Billfish Release Points Jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards

Prize Disbursement

Any team receiving cash awards must fill out a prize-disbursement form prior to receiving any funds or prizes. Each registered team representative is in control of any winnings and must sign this form. All winnings will be sent to the winners once all funds have cleared the bank. All winners and entrants of this tournament may be subject to a polygraph test at the tournament committee's discretion. If a participant refuses to submit to a polygraph test for any reason, then any winnings that may be coming to that participant (or his or her team) will be automatically forfeited.

Presenting Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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