Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament Awards 2020

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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First-Place Team

30 percent

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Second-Place Team

20 percent

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Third-Place Team

10 percent

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Largest Game Fish

5 percent (split between tuna, wahoo and dolphin)

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 gamefish pool will be split evenly among the first- to 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 One Billfish Release Jackpot - one-third of total pot
  • Day Two Billfish Release Jackpot - one-third of total pot
  • Day Three Billfish Release Jackpot - one-third of total pot

Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 percent payback

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 One Marlin Jackpot - one-third of total pot
  • Day Two Marlin Jackpot - one-third of total pot
  • Day Three Marlin Jackpot - one-third of total pot

Largest Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 percent payback

The fee for this category is $2,000 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 percent, Second Place 30 percent and Third Place 20 percent. 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 $2,000 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 percent
  2. Second Place, 30 percent
  3. Third Place, 20 percent

Only teams registered in the 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.

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