Wrap Up 2014

I want to personally thank everyone for being a part of the 2014 Big Game Battle in Nantucket.
Together, we achieved another memorable event with many stories to tell in the years to come. The 48 boat fleet battled some tough weather conditions with winds reaching over 20 knots and seas exceeding 6 feet but that did not stop us from competing for the cup. The boats that reached the edge at the canyons seem to have the best luck catching a variety of fish stretching their point leads. Congratulations to all the winners in the tournament!

Overall Winner – Sho Aff

Division I
1st – Crab Eyes
2nd – Bad Martha
3rd – Trident

Division II
1st – Sho Aff
2nd – Westlink
3rd – Distraction

Team Challenge
1st – Sho Aff / Bad Martha
2nd – Westlink / Happy Jack
3rd – Oh Yeah / Hook em Dano

Overnight Challenge
1st – Rainmaker
2nd – Reel Estate
3rd—Wroe Boat

Oyster Harbors Awards
Offshore Angler, Miss Kate
Rainmaker, Crab Eyes
Happy Jack , Bad Martha
Something’s Fishy , Sho Aff

In memory of our close friend there was nothing more fitting than when the Kevin P Glynn Award went to his great friend John Galvin. We will all miss Kevin and his spirit will remain with us forever.

This year’s overall totals were down from last year but on the upside there was some significate sized blue marlins caught and one giant blue fin. The following are the total catch results from this years event:

  • Blue Fins – 27
  • Yellow fins—139
  • Blue Marlins— 7
  • White Marlins—5
  • Wahoo—5
  • Mahi— 123
  • Big Eyes—4
  • Mako—4
  • Swordfish—2
  • Albacore –3

Our charity efforts once again showed the Big Game Battle’s true colors and generosity to support the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester. With the online donation program “Sharingcounts”, Team pledges, individual donations, team challenge, and auction / raffle, I am pleased to announce we raised $60,000.00. Amazing!
Kevin Scannell did an exceptional job along with the committee team of Bob Scannell, Kristen Nelson, Catarina Maia,, and Tina Miranda. Our hats off to everyone—congratulations !

We continue to try to improve the tournament in order to keep the weekend exciting and something to look forward to each year. There are a few rules we will be reviewing over the winter months that need additional clarification. We pushed the limit on the number of boats this year and will remain at 48 boats or less next tournament. If you have any input and or ideas to strengthen this tournament, please let us know.

A special thanks to our friends at the Nantucket Boat Basin who did another fabulous job accommodating our needs.

Thank you again to all the sponsors, donors, and help from many to make this event what it is today. As a reminder, this tournament is all of ours and with everyone’s involvement, I believe we will continue to have many more Big Game Battle’s to look forward too.
We wish you the best of luck the remainder of the boating season, and hope to see you around the docks this fall.
Respectfully,
Tournament Committee

2014 Big Game Battle Wrapup Newsletter

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