1:Total points daily:
For the total points daily there will be two categories. Boats can only enter one of the two! There will be one winner per day in each of the two categories if at least one billfish is released in each category! If no fish are released in one or the other categories the money will roll forward. If no fish are released the money will be returned. Highly unlikely! Sailfish , Black, Blue and Striped marlin .
Category#1 250×3 750.00
Category#2 1000×3 3000.00
2: The marlin category
The marlin category will be a daily split over the three days fishing. The first boat to accumulate the most points for marlin for that day! This will consist of two categories which boats may enter into both! To enter the 500 you must enter the 250.If there are no Marlin released during the tournament the money will be returned! The money rolls to the next day if there are no Marlin released. If there are no Marlin released on the last day of the tournament the money rolls backward to day two and or day one. Black, Blue and Striped Marlin
Category#1 250 x3 750.00
Category#2 500 x3 1500.00
3: The fun fish
The fun fish daily will be awarded to largest Tuna, Dolphin or Wahoo over 30 pounds. This will consist of two categories which boats may enter into both!
Boats have to enter the 250 to be able to enter the 500
One winner per day! If no boats weigh a qualifying fish for day one all the money rolls over to the next day.If no boats weigh a qualifying fish on day two all the money from day one and two rolls over to day three. If no fish are weighed the last day the money will roll backward to day two or day one! If no fish are weighed by either the 250 or 500 on all three days of the tournament the money will be returned.
Boats who pay for the 250 only win money for that category. Boats who pay for the 250 and 500 can win both! Example: If a boat in the 250 catches a qualifier on day one and no one else from the 250 or 500 weighs a qualifying fish on the next two days of fishing they take all the money for the 250 for the three days and the boats entered in the both the 250 and the 500 loose the money for the 250 and receive a refund for the money they pay for the 500. If a boat entered in both categories weighs a qualifying fish on day one and no other boats weigh a qualifying fish the next two days they would win the total of the two categories since they paid to enter both!
Based on 20 boats in the lower and 10 in the upper that is 5000 a day for the 250 and10,000 a day for the 500. Roll overs jump that up to 10,000 for the 250 and 20,000 for the 250/ 500. A double roll over is 15,000 for the 250 and 30,000 for the 250/500. This goes the same for the Marlin Division!
So the Marlin and the Fun fish can be won at any moment up to lines out by any boat and the Daily total points is broken into two categories where you can only enter one of the two!
Category #1 250 x 3days 750.00
Category#2 500 x 3days 1500.00
Category one across the board is 2250.00
Category two across the board is 6000.00
This format provides three shots to win per day x three days apart from the 25,000.00 10,000.00 and 5,000.00 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes as well as the 2,500.00 fun fish division! So there are 11 different ways to win money.
There will be a voluntary donation available to a local charity for the winners and a tip would be nice to those operating the Calcutta and holding the money!