While all efforts are made to keep this information current, all rules and awards published on this website shall be considered unofficial. Official rules and awards will be distributed and announced at the registration check-in and captains meeting.
All teams pay a tournament base entry fee of $1,500 for the billfish division and/or a $500 entry fee for the game-fish division. Teams may enter one or both divisions. The tournament base-entry-fee prize money will be disbursed to the winners accordingly: 50 percent goes to the tournament; the remaining 50 percent goes to the top three team-point leaders in the team billfish and game-fish divisions.
Bermuda Department of Tourism Team Division Awards
The West End First-Place Team - 25 Percent
Pier 41 Second-Place Team - 15 Percent
Royal Naval Dockyard Third-Place Team - 10 Percent
Fishing Tease High-Point Billfish Lady Angler - Trophy and Prize Package
Steve Goione High Point Billfish Junior Angler - Trophy and Prize Package
YETI Game Fish Division Awards
King Sailfish First-Place Team - 25 Percent
Bonefish Bar and Grill Second Place - 15 Percent
Soundview Millworks Third-Place Team - 10 Percent
Optional Daily Billfish Release Jackpot - 90 Percent Payback
The optional daily billfish release jackpot fee is $1,000. The daily billfish-release jackpot covers both days of fishing. The daily billfish-release prize consists of one-half of the total available 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. Only teams entered in the daily billfish-release jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards.
Garmin Optional Overall Billfish Release Points Jackpot - 90 Percent Payback
The optional overall billfish-release-points jackpot fee is $1,000. The top three billfish-release point teams entered in the jackpot will split the pot accordingly:
- Miles Market First-place overall release points -- 50 percent
- Spar Yard Second-place overall release points -- 30 percent
- Hamilton Princess Third-place overall release points -- 20 percent
Only teams entered in the overall billfish-release-points 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.
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