Bermuda Big Game Classic Unofficial Prizes & Awards 2013
All teams pay a tournament base entry fee of $3,000. 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, most billfish release points and largest game fish. The scoring
system includes 500 points for each blue marlin release, 1 point
per pound for blue marlin over the 500-pound minimum weight, 200
points for each white marlin release, and 100 points for each sailfish
and each spearfish release.
Team Division Awards
Bermuda Department of Tourism First-Place Team - 30 percent
Miles Market Second-Place Team -15 percent
Garmin Third-Place Team - 10 percent
Argo Most Billfish Release Points - 5 percent
Fairmont Hamilton Princess Biggest Game Fish - 5 percent
PW Marine High-Point Angler - Trophy and Prize Package
Ocean Blue Graphics High-Point Lady Angler - Trophy and Prize
Steve Goione High-Point Junior Angler (age 17 and younger) -
Trophy and Prize Package*
*In the event that one or more of these species that exceeds the
minimum weight limits is not caught, then the prize monies roll
over to the team divisions. For example, if no game fish exceeding
the minimum weight are caught, the 5 percent in the game-fish
pool will be split evenly among the first- through third-place
Butterfield & Vallis Daily Billfish Release Jackpot - 90
percent payback. The fee to get into the optional Daily Billfish
Release Jackpot is $2,000. 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 dayís winner(s). Only teams entered in the Daily Billfish
Release Jackpot will be eligible for these cash awards.
Atlantic Water Developement Day 1 Billfish Release Jackpot -
one-third of total pot
Island Construction Day 2 Billfish Release Jackpot - one-third of
King Sailfish Day 3 Billfish Release Jackpot - one-third of total
Bacardi Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot - 90 percent payback.
The fee to get into the optional Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot is
$2,000. 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 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 dayís jackpot money goes to the previous dayís 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 dayís or the previous dayís winners.
Only teams entered in the Daily Blue Marlin Jackpot will be
eligible for these cash awards.
Fin-Nor Day 1 Marlin Jackpot - one-third of total pot
Vanmark Jewelry Day 2 Marlin Jackpot - one-third total pot
Geoffrey Smith Day 3 Marlin Jackpot - one-third total pot
Gregory Poole Marine Power, Pantropic Power, Ring Power,
Ransome and Foley Power Systems Caterpillar 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, including all three days of fishing, 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.
ARGO Group Most Overall Billfish Releases - 90 percent payback.
The fee for this category is $3,000 and is optional. The Most Overall
Billfish Releases Jackpot will be awarded to the team with the most
overall billfish release points of the tournament over the three days
of fishing. Only teams registered in the Most Overall Billfish Releases
Jackpot will be eligible for this cash award.
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 FedEx to the winners once all funds have cleared the bank.
All winners and all entrants of this tournament may be subject to a
polygraph test at the tournament managementís 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.
Marlin Magazine Manufacturers Cup
Marlin magazine recognizes the huge effort made by those crews
steaming to Bermuda from the states and Caribbean to fish the
Bermuda Big Game Classicóthe longest sea crossing without any fueling
station, watering hole or landmass along the way for any billfish
tournament. To show our support to you, the competitor, we have
come up with yet another way to showcase your talentsóthe Marlin
Magazine Manufacturers Cup.
The banks off Bermuda possess the most consistent large-blue-marlin
fishery in the world, once again testing the machines and crews of both
visiting and Bermuda boats like no other tournament. The owners of
the vessels already fishing the event represent the most competitive
teams from the top boat manufacturers in the world. The lure of huge
marlin, old world amenities and accommodating locals make Bermuda
a jewel among the fishing destinations of the world. Itís worth the long
journey, and with this competitive category, the Bermuda Big Game
Classic offers yet another chance to win.
Marlin Magazine and the leading manufacturers of sport-fishing yachts
have put together this very unique division within the tournament. All
teams fishing the tournament in boats produced by sponsoring manufacturers
will be eligible to win the Marlin Magazine Manufacturers
Cup. The winning team will be awarded cash and prizes and will also
receive a special trophy, recognition in Marlin Magazine and a plaque
on the perpetual Bermuda Big Game Classic trophy.
Hereís how it works:
Each boat builder entered into the division will post a $2,000 entry
fee into the division. If we have 5 manufacturers enter, the total purse
would be $10,000. Any team fishing aboard a boat that is built by the
sponsoring manufacturer will be competing for the total cash purse and
the title on behalf of the sponsoring manufacturer.
The 2013 Marlin Magazine Manufacturer’s Cup has five manufacturers competing so far: Bayliss Boatworks, Viking Yachts, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, Winter Custom Yachts and Merritt Boat and Engine Works. All are supporting their owners in this special division within the tournament. Merritt Boat & Engine Works won the 2012 award with team Fa-La-Me. If you’ll be fishing on board one of these makes, you will be automatically entered in the added competition for more cash, prizes and recognition.