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2010 Big Game Tournaments Listing

Are you ready to wet a line? Is your crew prepared to compete against the best? If the answer is yes, then we have a tournament here for your team. Actually, we have about 50 events to choose from. Everywhere from the marlin-rich waters of Cabo San Lucas to the Mid-Atlantic's tuna-filled canyons, we have included a big payout event for you. Gentlemen, start fishing.



{ MARCH }

March 25-28, 2010

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament

Location: Miami Beach Marina, Miami, FL
Contact: Judy Layne, 7400 SW 50th Terr., Ste. 303, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: (305) 598-2525
Web site: www.miamibillfish.com
Purse: $100,000 in cash


{ APRIL }

April 13-17, 2010

World Sailfish Championship

Location: Key West, FL
Contact: Mike Weinhofer or Laura Emmole, 2120 Range Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 631-0072
Web site: www.worldsailfish.com
Purse: $100,000+ in cash


April 21-24, 2010

Bahamas Billfish Championship Central Abaco Championship

Location: Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Contact: Brenda Fletcher, 2 Oakwood Blvd., Ste. 195, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 920-5577
Web site: www.bahamasbillfish.com
Purse: $10,000 in merchandise


April 24, 2010

Kiwanis Offshore Challenge

Location: Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores, FL
Contact: Jay DePotter, 1540 Donna Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 644-9496
Web site: www.arcpbc.org
Purse: $31,000 in cash and $4,000 in merchandise


{ MAY }

May 5-8, 2010

Bahamas Billfish Championship Cape Eleuthera

Location: Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas
Contact: Brenda Fletcher, 2 Oakwood Blvd., Ste. 195, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 920-5577
Web site: www.bahamasbillfish.com
Purse: $10,000 in cash


May 9-14, 2010

IGFA Offshore World Championship

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Contact: Dan Jacobs, 460 N. Orlando Ave., Ste. 200, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 571-4680
Web site: www.igfaowc.com
Purse: N/A


May 11-14, 2010

23rd-Annual Green Turtle Yacht Club Fishing Tournament

Location: Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Contact: Sue Graves, Box 22604, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33335
Phone: (954) 456-1840
Web site: www.greenturtleclub.com
Purse: $10,000+ in merchandise


May 18-22, 2010

Bahamas Billfish ChampionshipHarbour Island

Location: Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Contact: Brenda Fletcher, 2 Oakwood Blvd., Ste. 195, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 920-5577
Web site: www.bahamasbillfish.com
Purse: $10,000 in merchandise


May 21-22, 2010

Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic

Location: Miami Beach Marina, Miami, FL
Contact: Judy Layne, 7400 SE 50th Terrace, Ste. 303, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: (305) 667-0399
Web site: www.maddogclassic.com
Purse: $10,000+ in cash


May 28-31, 2010

34th-Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day

Location: Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Bill Waechter, Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Box 144, Mobile, AL 36601
Phone: (251) 402-8392
Web site: www.mbgfc.org
Purse: N/A


{ JUNE }

June 2-3, 2010

Islamorada Fishing Club’s Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament

Location: Islamorada, FL
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh, Box 22, Islamorada, FL 33036
Web site: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com
Purse: $25,000 in cash and $5,000 in merchandise


June 2-6, 2010

The Fishing Event

Location: St. Maarten
Contact: Bertrand Lacotte
Web site: www.the-fishing-event.com
Purse: $150,000 in cash and $20,000 in merchandise


June 3-5, 2010

Bacardi’s Tuna Round-Up

Location: Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo, NC
Contact: Jim Tobin, 2000 Sailfish Dr., Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-3906
Web site: www.fishpiratedscove.com
Purse: $50,000 in cash


June 3-6, 2010

Ladies Annual Fish-Off

Location: Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL
Contact: Mike Leach, Box 5779, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
Phone: (954) 351-8800
Web site: www.ladiesfishoff.com
Purse: $18,000 in cash


June 4-6, 2010

Islamorada Dolphin Tournament

Location: Islamorada, FL
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh, Box 462, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone: (305) 852-2102
Web site: www.islamoradacharterboatassociation.org
Purse: $15,000 in cash and $3,000 in merchandise


June 9-12, 2010

Bahamas Billfish Championship Boat Harbour

Location: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Contact: Brenda Fletcher, 2 Oakwood Blvd. Ste. 195, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 920-5577
Web site: www.bahamasbillfish.com
Purse: $10,000 in merchandise


June 10-13, 2010

30th-Annual South Jersey Shark Tournament

Location: Cape May, NJ
Contact: Bob Glover c/o South Jersey Tournaments, 1231 Rt. 109, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-2400
Web site: www.southjerseytournaments.com
Purse: $300,000 in cash


June 11-12, 2010

27th-Annual Reedville Fishing Derby

Location: Buzzard’s Point Marina, Reedville, VA
Contact: Russ Bertino, Box 555, Ophelia, VA 22530
Phone: (804) 453-3660
Web site: www.smithpointsearescue.com
Purse: $21,000 in cash


June 17-19, 2010

24th-Annual Star Island Shark Tournament

Location: Montauk, NY
Contact: Richard Janis, Box 2180, Montauk, NY 11954
Phone: (631) 668-5052
Web site: www.starislandyc.com
Purse: $750,000 in cash


June 17-19, 2010

30th-Annual Ocean City Shark Tournament

Location: OC Fishing Center, Ocean City, MD
Contact: Mark Sampson,10418 Exeter Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 213-2442
Web site: www.ocsharktournament.com
Purse: $120,000 in cash


June 22-27, 2010

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin

Location: Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL
Contact: Shawna Meisner, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Destin, FL 32550
Phone: (866) 505-4458
Web site: www.fishecbc.com
Purse: $1,500,000 in cash


June 23-26, 2010

Carolina Billfish Classic

Location: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Charleston, SC
Contact: Deidre Menefee, 1625 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 345-0369
Web site: www.carolinabillfishclassic.com
Purse: N/A


June 23-26, 2010

Bahamas Billfish Championship, Treasure Cay

Location: Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Contact: Brenda Fletcher, 2 Oakwood Blvd., Ste. 195, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 920-5577
Web site: www.bahamasbillfish.com
Purse: $10,000 in merchandise


June 26-27, 2010

Kona Classic

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $150,000 in cash


{ JULY }

July 3-4, 2010

Firecracker Open

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $300,000 in cash


July 4, 2010

26th-Annual World Cup Blue Marlin Championship

Location: Worldwide
Contact: Mike Leech, 2118 NE 14 Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 561-9116
Web site: www.bluemarlinworldcup.com
Purse: $500,000 in cash


July 7-10, 2010

HMY-Viking Megadock Billfishing Tournament

Location: Charleston City Marina, Charleston, SC
Contact: McKenzie Hutaff Estes, Box 759, Charleston, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 278-4920
Web site: www.megadocktournament.com
Purse: $600,000 in cash


July 7-11, 2010

21st-Annual Ocean-Viking Showdown

Location: Cape May, NJ
Contact: Bob Glover c/o South Jersey Tournaments, 1231 Rt. 109, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-2400
Web site: www.southjerseytournaments.com
Purse: trophies, merchandise


July 9-10, 2010

23rd-Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament

Location: Ocean City Fishing Center, Ocean City, MD
Contact: Jennifer Blunt, 12940 Inlet Isle Ln., Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 213-1121
Web site: www.octunatournament.com
Purse: $570,000 in cash and $5,000 in merchandise


July 9-11, 2010

Skins Marin Derby

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $300,000 in cash


July 14-17, 2010

9th-Annual South Jersey Mid-Atlantic Tuna Tournament

Location: Cape May, NJ
Contact: Bob Glover c/o South Jersey Tournaments, 1231 Rt. 109, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-2400
Web site: www.southjerseytournaments.com
Purse: $250,000+ in cash


July 16-18 , 2010

Series Championship

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $50,000 in cash


July 27-31, 2010

11th-Annual Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore

Location: Buenavista, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Contact: Wayne Bisbee, 2300 McDermott Rd., Ste. 200-382, Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (214) 557-8108
Web site: www.bisbees.com
Purse: $400,000


July 28-August 1, 2010

Texas International Fishing Tournament

Location: Port Isabel/South Padre Island, TX
Contact: Betty Well, Box 2715, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 943-8438
Web site: www.tift.org
Purse: $15,000 on merchandise


{ AUGUST }

August 2-6, 2010

White Marlin Open

Location: Harbour Island Marina, Ocean City, MD
Contact: Jim Motsko, Box 737, Ocean City, MD 21843-0737
Phone: (410) 289-9229
Web site: www.whitemarlinopen.com
Purse: $1,000,000+ in cash


August 2-10, 2010

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Peter Fithian, Box 29638, Honolulu, HI 96820
Phone: (808) 326-3422
Web site: www.hibtfishing.com
Purse: trophies


August 5-7, 2010

18th-Annual Star Island Mako – Thresher Tournament

Location: Star Island Yacht Club, Montauk, NY
Contact: Richard Janis, Box 2180, Montauk, NY 11954
Phone: (631) 668-5052
Web site: www.starislandyc.com
Purse: $175,000 and $10,000 in merchandise


August 7-8, 2010

Lazy Marlin Hunt

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $250,000 in cash


August 7-8, 2010

Big Island Marlin Tournament

Location: Kona, HI
Contact: Jody Bright, Box 2158, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 325-7300
Web site: www.konatournaments.com
Purse: $275,000 in cash


August 9-13, 2010

Pirate's Cove Big Game Billfish Tournament

Location: Pirate’s Cove, Manteo, NC
Contact: Jim Tobin, 2000 Sailfish Dr., Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-3906
Web site: www.pcbgt.com
Purse: $850,000 in cash


August 15-20, 2010

19th-Annual Mid-Atlantic $500,000

Location: Cape May, NJ
Contact: Bob Glover c/o South Jersey Tournaments, 1231 Rt. 109, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-2400
Web site: www.southjerseytournaments.com
Purse: $2,000,000+ in cash


August 18-21, 2010

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament

Location: Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA
Contact: Paula Owen, Box 568, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 652-8409
Web site: www.vbbt.com
Purse: $325,000 in cash


{ SEPTEMBER }

September 3-6, 2010

44th-Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament

Location: MBGFC Clubhouse, Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Scott Delaney, Box 16126, Mobile, AL 36616
Web site: www.mbgfc.org
Purse: $1,000,000 in cash and $50,000 in merchandise


September 12-15, 2010

Zane Grey Invitational

Location: Avalon, Catalina Island
Contact: Rod Halperin, 2601 Main St., #450, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (714) 258-0445
Web site: www.catalinaclassic.com
Purse: $250,000 in cash and $25,000 in merchandise


September 16-19, 2010

Gulf Coast White Marlin Shootout

Location: Pensacola, FL
Contact: Rocky Jones, Box 9547, Pensacola, FL 32513
Phone: (850) 324-6601
Web site: www.whitemarlinshootout.com
Purse: $100,000 in cash and $10,000 in merchandise


September 19-21, 2010

Crow's Nest Avalon Billfish Classic

Location: Avalon, Catalina Island
Contact: Rod Halperin, 2601 Main St. #450, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (714) 258-0445
Web site: www.catalinaclassic.com
Purse: $75,000 in cash and $50,000 in merchandise


September 19-21, 2010

Crow's Nest Catalina Classic

Location: Avalon, Catalina Island
Contact: Rod Halperin, 2601 Main St. #450, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (714) 258-0445
Web site: www.catalinaclassic.com
Purse: $250,000+ in cash and $50,000 in merchandise


September 30-October 2, 2010

22nd-Annual El Pescador Billfish Tournament

Location: St. Augustine, FL
Contact: Monique Burr Foundation, 7807 Baymeadows Rd., East, Ste. 205, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 642-0210
Web site: www.elpescadorbillfish.com
Purse: $136,000 in cash


{ OCTOBER }

October 15-17, 2010

9th-Annual Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Contact: Wayne Bisbee, 2300 McDermott Rd., Ste. 200-382, Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (214) 557-8108
Web site: www.bisbees.com
Purse: $350,000 in cash


October 16-23, 2010

24th-Annual Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

Location: Lizard Island, Far North Queensland Australia
Contact: Bob Lowe, 8/765 Princes Hwy., Blakehurst, NSW Australia 2221
Phone: +61 2 9546 8540
Purse: N/A


October 19-23, 2010

30th-Annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Contact: Wayne Bisbee, 2300 McDermott Rd., Ste. 200-382, Plano, TX 75025
Phone: (214) 557-8108
Web site: www.bisbees.com
Purse: $4,500,000 in cash


This article originally appeared in the March 2010 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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