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Aug 28 2017

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2017 Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament Results

The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament took center stage at Rudee Inlet last weekend. Awards were handed out under the VBBT big tent. Good fishing and good times!
The 2017 Tournament awarded $525,500.00 in Cash Awards.
263 billfish were released overall. 12 blue marlin, 218 white marlin, 21 sailfish, 12 spearfish 1 blue marlin weighed: 801 lbs.

Congratulations to all the winner!

Qualifier Crew

TOP FIVE TEAMS
 # BOAT CAPTAIN WINNING CATCH AWARD
 1 Qualifier Fin Gaddy 941 points / 2 sf; 801 lb. bm $56,250
 2 Anticipation Harvey Shiflet 910 points / 12 wm, 1 sp $33,750
 3 Daymaker Bobby Krivohlavek 630 points / 9 wm (on time) $22,500
 4 Plane Simple Jimmy Werling 630 points / 9 wm trophy
 5 Obsession Jeff Ross 560 points / 8 sf trophy
BILLFISH DAILY
DAY BOAT CAPTAIN WINNING CATCH AWARD
 1-1st Obsession Jeff Ross 490 points / 7 sf $24,500
 1-2nd Fender Bender Bobby Whelan 210 points / 3 sf $10,500
 2-1st Qualifier Fin Gaddy 801 points / weighed bm $24,500
 2-2nd Anticipation Harvey Shiflet 560 points / 7 wm, 1 sp $10,500
 3-1st Plane Simple Jimmy Werling 420 points / 6 wm $24,500
 3-2nd Rigged Up Charles Haywood 350 points / 5 wm $10,500
BILLFISH JACKPOT
 # BOAT CAPTAIN WINNING CATCH AWARD
 1 Qualifier Fin Gaddy 941 points / 2 sf; 801 lb. bm $34,500
 2 Anticipation Harvey Shiflet 910 points / 12 wm, 1 sp $20,700
 3 Daymaker Bobby Krivohlavek 630 points / 9 wm (on time) $13,800
HIGH ROLLERS JACKPOT
 # BOAT CAPTAIN WINNING CATCH AWARD
 1 Qualifier Fin Gaddy 941 points / 2 sf; 801 lb. bm $51,000
 2 Anticipation Harvey Shiflet 910 points / 12 wm, 1 sp $30,600
 3 Daymaker Bobby Krivohlavek 630 points / 9 wm (on time) $20,400
BLUE MARLIN JACKPOT (WINNER TAKES ALL)
 # BOAT CAPTAIN WINNING CATCH AWARD
 1 Qualifier Fin Gaddy 801 lb. bm $71,000
CHARITY MYSTERY FISH (DRAWING)
DAY BOAT AWARD
 1 Obsession $7,500
 2 Stream Weaver $7,500
 3 Rigged Up $7,500

 

GAMEFISH DIVISION
SPECIES ANGLER BOAT WEIGHT AWARD
TOP DOLPHIN Johnny Wise Top Hooker 47.0 lbs. $12,000
TOP TUNA Howard Webb Chasin Tail 66.1 lbs. $12,000
TOP WAHOO Charlie Townes Obsession 45.6 lbs. $12,000
TOP ANGLER AWARDS
AWARD ANGLER BOAT WINNING CATCH
OVERALL ANGLER Craig Revere Qualifier 801 lb. bm
LADY ANGLER Hope Bentley Home Run 1 bm, 5 wm
JUNIOR (billfish) E.J. Nettles (15) Daymaker 10 sf
JUNIOR (gamefish) Will Manning (9) Delta Dawn 2.3 lb. dolphin
MEMORIAL AWARDS
TOP CREW Capt. Fin Gaddy and Mate Colin Oxnard
WAYNE McLESKEY TOP BOAT AWARD Qualifier
JOEL WEBB MEMORIAL TOP MATE Richard Wright

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