The TCBT modified release tournament offers four days of fishing, social parties, dinners and fun competitions. It will continue its popular guaranteed cash payout introduced last year, ranging from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats.
Open to the public, the tournament format consists of multiple awards for billfish, plus awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Release point standings are verified by the participant's own digital and/or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken.
Registration for up to six team members, including boat entry, cash prize eligibility, dinners, cocktail parties, team goody bag with t-shirts & hats and room discounts is $2,950 per team.
For the fun fish division of tuna, dolphin and wahoo there is an optional payout that has rivaled top prizes of U.S. based tournaments. In addition to the cash prizes, winners receive beautiful trophies and the top team is honored on a statuesque Perpetual Trophy showcased in the resort's Spinnaker Restaurant, one of the largest air conditioned out-island restaurant facilities available for events. Awards are also presented to Top Lady and Junior Anglers.
A sanctioned event of the World Billfish Series (WBS), TCBT offers its top angler an invitation to attend the WBS Grand Championships to compete for the title of World Champion of Billfishing in December, 2010. More information about the WBS is at www.worldbillfishseries.com.
The top team will also qualify for the IGFA Offshore World Championship, with information available at www.igfaworldchampionship.com.
In addition to its great food, camaraderie and family social events, the TCBT also raises funds for the children of the Treasure Cay Primary School. An average of 275 anglers and guests attend from many states in the U.S. as well as other countries. Information and photos from the 2009 event are available on www.treasurecayfishing.com.
LMR Tackle, 1495 SE 17th St., Suite E, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316, phone 954-525-2592, has been designated as the "go to" point for information and several tackle dealers and marine businesses will have registration forms on-site.
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina has been selected to host a variety of fishing tournaments in 2010, including the Bahamas Billfish Central Abaco Championship, April 21-24 and the Bahamas Billfish Treasure Cay Championship, June 23-26.
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina offers 78 harbour side hotel rooms, including one, two or three bedroom suites, a 150-slip marina, a 3½-mile powdery white sand beach, an 18-hole golf course, four tennis courts, a swimming pool, the Spinnaker Restaurant, the Tipsy Seagull Bar and a reception center. Not only does Treasure Cay offer fabulous offshore fishing, the area is a famous destination for world class bonefishing.
For information and reservations, contact US Agent, Treasure Cay Services, Inc., 2301 S. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316-3949, phone 1-800-327-1584 or 954-525-7711, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.treasurecay.com.
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