Bermuda Billfish Blast Unofficial Prizes & Awards 2023
Base Entry Fee
All teams pay a tournament base entry fee of $3,500 if registered by May 31, 2023. Teams registering after the early registration deadline pay a base entry fee of $4,000. This is not optional. The tournament base entry fee prize money will be disbursed to the winners accordingly: 45 percent goes to the tournament; the remaining 55 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 and sailfish release. If a blue marlin brought to the scales fails to make the minimum weight limit, the team that caught the fish will be penalized 500 team points, plus two points per pound that the fish is under the minimum weight. Only one blue marlin per boat per day may be landed.
TEAM DIVISION AWARDS
- First-Place Team- 50 percent
- Second-Place Team- 30 percent
- Third-Place Team- 15 percent
- Biggest Game Fish- 5 percent
- High-Point Angler- Trophy and Prize Package
- High-Point Lady Angler- Trophy and Prize Package
- 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.
DAILY BILLFISH RELEASE JACKPOT- 90-Percent Payback
The fee to enter into the Daily Billfish Release Jackpot is $3,000 and is optional. 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 no billfish are released on the final day of fishing, 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-one, level-one Billfish-Release Jackpot — one-third of total pot.
- Day-two, level-one Billfish-Release Jackpot — one-third of total pot.
- Day-three, level-one Billfish-Release Jackpot — one-third of total pot.
OVERALL BILLFISH RELEASE POINTS JACKPOT – 90 Percent Payback.
The fee to enter into the Overall Billfish Release Points Jackpot 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. First place - 50% / Second place - 30% / Third place - 20%. Only teams registered in the overall billfish release points jackpots will be eligible for these cash awards.
Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 Percent Payback.
The fee to enter into the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot is $3,000 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 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 reach or 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 point team of each day of competition. If all teams entered in the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot fail to earn billfish 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.
WINNER-TAKE-ALL BLUE-MARLIN JACKPOT – 90 percent payback
Level I $5,000
The fee to enter into the Winner-Take-All Blue-Marlin Jackpot is $5,000 and is optional. The team that catches the largest blue marlin at or over the 500-pound minimum weight will win the entire jackpot. If all teams entered in the Winner Take All Blue Marlin Jackpot fail to catch a fish over the minimum weight, the jackpot will be awarded to the top three billfish point teams, including all three days of fishing and will be split accordingly: first place 50-percent; second place 30-percent; third place 20- percent. Only teams entered in the Winner-Take-All Blue-Marlin Jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards.
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.