ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys - The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, often regarded as the opening salvo in annual angler-versus-sailfish battles, is set for Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 3. The all-release boat-tournament competition is the first leg of the three-tournament quest for the coveted Florida Keys Gold Cup. The second and third legs are the Cheeca Presidential Sailfish Tournament, set for Jan. 18-20, 2007, and the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament, set for Jan. 24-25, 2007. New tournament rules place an added emphasis on conservation and sportsmanship. In addition, a new junior division for anglers age 16 and under has been instituted. Only manufacturer's stated 12-pound test line (or lighter) can be used. Additionally, only manufacturer's stated non-offset circle hooks can be used with live or dead bait. The hooks cannot be altered. The tournament is to open with pre-registration at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the main dining room at the Whale Harbor Inn, mile marker 83.5 oceanside in Islamorada. A gala kickoff banquet follows at 7 p.m. with a rules meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. Fishing is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The weigh-in for fun fish closes Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. A standings party with happy hour prices and free hors d'oeuvres is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Whale Harbor's Harbor Bar. Live radio coverage of the tournament is to be provided by the Friday Night Radio Show on Sun103-FM. Post-fishing cocktails are set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Braza Lena Brazilian Steakhouse at Whale Harbor, with the awards banquet following at 8 p.m. Entry fees are $550 for the first angler fishing aboard a vessel and $450 for each additional angler. The junior angler entry fee is $200. There is no limit to the number of anglers fishing aboard a vessel, but entries are nontransferable and no substitutions are allowed unless approved in writing by the tournament director. For more information, visit the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Web site at www.islamoradasailfishtournament.com, call (305) 852-2102 or e-mail email@example.com. To find out about area accommodations, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at (305) 664-4503 or (800) 322-5397, or explore this Web site.
When the committee boat called lines out at 4 p.m., Remix was still hooked up to three fish. Tournament rules allow the angler to fight fish after lines out, as long as they have been acknowledged by the committee boat. These fish changed the standings for the Fishing Club tournament as well as the Gold Cup series.
Remix was crowned the Florida Keys Gold Cup Champions. Their release of the last two fish of the tournament propelled them into first place in the series with a total of 19 releases. Anglers Nick Carullo and Sarah Melina, of Miami, competed with the team. Along with their four releases in the Fishing Club tournament, the team released six sails in the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament and nine in the Cheeca Lodge and Spa Presidential Sailfish Tournament.
And some do it without breaking (too much of) a sweat. We talked to three directors whose events have, to date, scored the highest mean rating on our tournament survey: Peter Green of Sportime Schenectady in Schenectady N.Y.; Steve Lee of Mountainside Racquet Club in Mountainside, N.J.; and Diego Valencia of CourtSense Bogota in Bogota, N.J. They spoke about their experiences in the sport and what they love about working with young juniors across the section.
STEVE LEE: For me I like to emphasize two factors: consistency and professionalism. I want participants and parents to know that when they come to play a tournament at Mountainside, that tournament will be run both consistently and professionally, and always within USTA guidelines. I run 99% of all the tournaments at Mountainside from start to finish behind the tournament desk.
The creation of a non-profit organization to operate a PGA TOUR event is not unusual. Most of the PGA TOUR events are structured to provide a flow-through organization where money is contributed to charity after each tournament. Once the tournament is complete and the operational expenses are paid, the board of Champions for Education can determine how much charitable donations it can make within the community. To date, Champions for Education has donated over $27 million to local charitable foundations in Charlotte, Wilmington (site of the 2017 tournament) and the DC area (site of the 2021 tournament).
Novak Djokovic was a strong contender to win the 2023 Australian Open due to his history of success at Melbourne Park, but his latest achievement came with extra difficulty. The Serbian star took this year's trophy with a muscle tear of about an inch in his left hamstring, according to Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley.
It was no secret that Djokovic was not completely healthy coming into the tournament. His hamstring was bugging him from an injury he suffered at the Adelaide International -- a tournament he also won -- earlier in January.
"The Islamorada Fishing Club put on another great event", stated tournament director Dianne Harbaugh. "The great food and service the club provides makes it a fun place to have a party." In total 36 fish were released in the one day event. The Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captains Cup Dolphin tournament will be held June 24 th 2021.See the IFC tournament results here
January 24, 2019$19,000.00 in cash plus prizes were awarded to Team "Hell Reyzer" winners of the 2019 Islamorada Fishing Club's January Sailfish Tournament on January 24th with a field of 19 boats.We were very happy with the attendance this year. There were 34 sailfish released in this one day event. The awards that were presented were original Sculptures by Jimmy Mac Studios. Winning trophies were presented to Captain Ryan Alexander and anglers with 5 releases on-Time. "Hell Reyzer" Captain Ryan & His Mate Eric were also awarded custom original trophies & a check for $19,000.00. "Cloud Nine" fought their way into second place securing their spot also with 5 releases. Anglers Jake, Erik & Mike were given 2nd Place Trophies. IFC Member Captain Greg Eklund & mate Jake Turek took home trophies as well.IFC Member Captain Robert Collins Anglers Matt, Ken & Mark Fishing on IFC member Erik Akins' "Last Dance" released 4 sailfish to take home third place honors. Once again Hand Crafted Sculptures were presented to The Captain, Mate & anglers.The Islamorada Fishing Club out did themselves this time. I would like to commend the entire staff for a job well done. Our anglers loved the food, drink and good time we had. The next tournament in the fishing club's series is the Gold Cup Dolphin Tournament in June. For more information on the Islamorada Fishing Club visit us online at www.theislamoradafishingclub.com.
Live Action wins the 2018 IFC Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament!Anglers were greeted with beautiful weather on Thursday June 28 th for the 19 th Annual Islamorada Fishing Clubs Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament. 13 boats with 44 anglers headed out to capture three big dolphin. It would be the largest combined weight of three fish that would be needed to win the tournaments $13,000.00 in prize money. When the scales closed at 5PM all the stories were the same. There were lots of fish out there but no big ones.It would be Captain T.J. Zinkand on his charter boat Live Action out of Robbie's Marina that would find the biggest dolphin. Angler Matt Klefeker from Florida City, FL would land a 21.8 pounder. TD Bank sponsored first place trophies would go to Matt and Juan Roman also from Florida City with two other fish that weighed in at 17.9 and 10.2 pounds for a total of 49.9 pounds. T.J. would receive the Caribee Boat Sales sponsored trophy and the Captain's Cup that was filled with donated gift certificates from many local businesses. Mate Jack Zinkand received the Yamaha Outboards sponsored mate's trophy and the team took home the big check.Second place team Linda Let Me, with anglers Bruce Halle of Layton, FL, Steve Leopold and Dianne Harbaugh from Tavernier, FL fishing with captain Bill Harbaugh would weigh in a 14.9, 11.1 and 6.4 pound fish. Second place trophies sponsored by Tackle Center of Islamorada, Regan Insurance, Dennis Ward and Mirna Hormechea would go to the team for their total of 32.4 pounds.Trophy Hunter's Captain Anthony Whitford would lead his team to a third place trophies sponsored by Forest Tec Lumber and anglers Mark and Bub Mitchells own company, Barker Mitchell plumbing Company from Charlotte NC. The team would fish with angler/mate Brett Shalaminan and weigh in a 12.6, 10.3 and 8.1 pound dolphin for a total of 31.0 pounds."The Islamorada Fishing Club put on an amazing show," stated tournament director Dianne Harbaugh. Angler gifts and ditty bags loaded with SWAG were handed out on the kick off night. Islamorada Beer Company was in attendance and serving up drinks filled with their new spirits being brewed right here in Islamorada. Fantastic appetizers followed by a dinner buffet awaited all the anglers and guests. The awards ceremony on Thursday evening was filled with amazing appetizers followed by a huge surf and turf dinner and finished off with a Key Lime pie. All the anglers and captains are excited and ready to be a part of next year's event which will be the last Thursday in June.For more information on the tournament and the Islamorada Fishing Club, call the club at 305-664-4735.
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