May 2017 Update

Although it has been a little bit dreary out – Memorial Day is here, the official kickoff of the summer season! As everyone is putting the final touches on their boats for the summer – we have confirmed fish reports for south of the Cape—striped bass are feeding on squid and herring!

The tournament committee is continuing its efforts to insure the Big Game Battle weekend in Nantucket is a success. With slip reservations confirmed for 50 boats and a 6 boat waiting list we are sure to have another positive turnout. It won’t be long before the first tuna run! For everyone who has reached out to us for input, help, and support we thank you. If you would like to be a tournament sponsor, donate raffle or silent auction items, please contact Don or Jamison O’Neill. Enclosed you will also find our suggested sponsorship donations. The more involvement from all participants we will guarantee another weekend to remember, as continuously quoted “Best weekend of the year!”

BGB17May Newsletter  inside you will find letters from the O’Neill Family and Dana-Farber and The Jimmy Fund with information about this year’s charity efforts. We are excited to be partnered with The Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute and The Jimmy Fund. We have attached a link that will direct you to our online donations page with instructions on how to donate.

http://www.myjimmyfundevent.org/2017/biggamebattle

Thank you so much for your charitable efforts, last year was a huge success with the JDRF team and we hope this year will be the same!  
 
Keep us posted on your early offshore fishing ventures and we wish everyone a successful and safe fishing season. Be sure to Like us on our Facebook Page and on Instagram (@BigGameBattle) for tournament status updates.  Enjoy the start to an awesome summer!
 

Tight Lines!
The Tournament Committee  
 
 
Don O’Neill: 617.877.7842 dfoneill@condyne.com  
 
Jamison O’Neill: 781.929.6262 jm1oneill@comcast.net  
 
Jeffrey O’Neill 617.877.7841 joneill@condyne.com

Wrap Up 2016

The 2016 Big Game Battle was a true success in many ways. The offshore weather conditions were extremely challenging for many boats with only 4-5 boats staying out overnight and fishing the canyons. One of the best out reach emails the first day of fishing was:

“Team BGB, For those of you that didn’t make it offshore, we’re headed to Cisco to talk about how lucky the fish are that we’re not crushing them right now. Misery loves company. Please join us.”

Offshore or on land the spirit of this special group would not be held back!

While the numbers of fish caught was on the low side your generosity for JDRF was off the charts raising $340,000.00! Thank you! An amazing accomplishment for the charity and Lashar family. With Lilly’s introduction at the Captain’s meeting there was not one dry eye around the docks to the family presentation at the banquet—these are memories that will stay with all of us for years to come.

Lilly – you are a true champion and a leader that many will benefit from in the future. As promised “Lilly we will always have your back!” from all of us at the Big Game Battle.

Overall catch totals

Blue Fins – 9 Yellow fins—2 Blue Marlins— 1 White Marlins—11 Wahoo—6 Mahi— 41
Big Eyes—3 Swordfish—1 Albacore –7 Giant Blue fins—3 Mako—6

Overall Winners & Division I—”Game On”
Division I – 2nd Place “Trident”
Division I – 3rd Place “J’s at Sea”

Division II – 1st Place “Crab Eyes”
Division II – 2nd Place “Whole Hog”
Division II – 3rd Place “Westlink”

Over Night Challenge – “Trident”

Oyster Harbor Challenge Winners

Whole Hog
Oh Yeah
Game On
Trident
Sparhawk
Sho Aff
Crab Eyes

Team Challenge Winners

1st Place – “Crab Eyes / Trident”
2nd Place -“Pescaria / Game On”
3rd Place – “Trashy Thoughts / Shearwater”

Pay it Forward Award – Kevin White

Kevin Glynn Award – Cliff Rucker


We would like to thank everyone for their involvement again to make this a very special weekend. To all our sponsors, support staff, captains and crews, Nantucket Boat Basin friends, the JDRF Team, among many others, we are truly blessed to have such a unified group that continues to grow over the past 15 years. The friendships and memories will be with us for a life time.

As this season winds down, we wish you the best of luck in the days to come. Please, if you have any photos from this past weekend, could you forward them to us to be used for the website and upcoming newsletters.

Again, thank you for your generosity and commitment to support both the tournament and our charity efforts.

Tight Lines

The Tournament Committee


On behalf of all of us at JDRF, I want to extend our sincerest thanks to the Big Game Battle community for your incredible generosity in raising more than $340,000 toward our mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. Every day, people living with T1D triumph over the disease in ways that were unimaginable not too long ago. Support like your recent contribution makes this possible and means that JDRF can continue to deliver life-changing treatments and therapies to the T1D community until we find a cure for this devastating disease.
For people who live with T1D, there are no days off, as management of the disease requires complex balancing of food intake, blood testing, exercise, stress management, and insulin injections. Your donation helps to end this daily burden by funding research to develop clinical trials for artificial pancreas systems, beta cell encapsulation devices, new therapies to treat complications, and prevention methods to slow or halt the progression of T1D. Most importantly, your support provides hope that we will create a world without T1D.
We would like to add our special thanks to the tournament committee for choosing JDRF as this year’s charitable partner and to the Lashar family for their leadership in fundraising and willingness to share their story of life with T1D. Together we will be known as the people who cured T1D.

Warmest wishes,
Amy Montalto, JDRF, New England Chapter Executive Director

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Wrap Up 2015

2015 was another banner year offshore with the “weather gods” on our side during the event. Many boats of all sizes were able to run south to the canyons where the water was warm and the fish were were plentiful. I want to thank you for everyone’s involvement in the tournament. All sponsors, donations, and support continue to show your dedication to the Big Game Battle and what we all enjoy “time on the water” and friendships that continue to develop each year.
Congratulations to all winners in the tournament!

“Trashy Thoughts” – Overall Winners

Division I  
1st – Trashy Thoughts
2nd – J’s at seas II
3rd – Brennan’s Grin

Division II
1st – Westlink
2nd – Lillylulu
3rd – Lucky 13

Kevin P. Glynn Award : Kevin Scannell
Jr Angler Award : Hugh McLaughlin Jr
Female Angler Award : Mel McLaughlin

Over Night Challenge : Julia G
Hard Luck Award : Finatic
Best Team Uniforms : Frate Train – Fin & Tonic

Team Challenge Award
1st  – Big Eye / Trashy Thoughts
2nd – J’s At Seas III / Fish & Chip
3rd – Happy Jack / Bad Martha

Oyster Harbors Boat Challenge
Lillylulu , J’s At Seas II, Trashy Thoughts, Castafari, Julia G, Westlink, Rumble, Lucky 13

Overall catch totals for the tournament are below
Blue Fins  – 1
Yellow fins—123
Blue Marlins— 5
White Marlins—31
Wahoo—6
Mahi— 286
Big Eyes—7
Swordfish—7
Albacore –7


Our charity efforts once again showed the Big Game Battle’s true colors and generosity to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With the Team pledges, individual donations, team challenge, and silent auction and raffle, I am pleased to announce we raised $67,000.00. Everyone involved in the tournament should be proud of this amazing accomplishment and we hope the moneys raised will contribute to finding a cure for NMSS. Thank you in believing we can make a difference!
Brandon Kelly did an exceptional job leading our charity charge for MS with his touching video with his mother and support committee Steve Sookikian and Christine Flashner. Our hats off to everyone—congratulations!

Special Note from NMSS:

‘The Big Game Battle has a big heart! Thank you for your extremely generous donations to the National MS Society totaling $67,000. That’s an awesome accomplishment and a testament to the depth and strength of your relationships, personal and professional, and the true spirit of the Big Game Battle. Our deepest gratitude to the tournament committee and the others who helped organize the tournament, and to Brandon Kelly, for sharing his family’s story about the unpredictable challenges of living every day with multiple sclerosis. Partnering with the Big Game Battle has been an impressive experience from beginning to end for the National MS Society. Everyone who contributed on any level is to be congratulated.”
— Lori Espino, National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter President

Special Note from Brandon Kelly:

It’s been a few weeks since the most epic weekend of the year, but it’s never too late to say thanks. On behalf of my mother, my entire family and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society I want to thank you all for your amazing support for the event. We raised $67,000 for MS!!!!! I am humbled by all of your generosity and support for this cause. THANK YOU!!!!! The funds that we raised at the BGB will have a huge impact on MS research and supporting people with MS.
I also want to thank the entire Big Game Battle tournament committee team and Chrissy & Steve from the MS Soci-ety for putting in all the hard work to make the tournament yet another success.
Lastly, I want to thank the folks at McElroy Films for stepping up and making the video that we showed to you all at dinner with less than one week’s notice. Thanks Ben and your team for helping share our story with MS!
— Brandon Kelly

A special thanks to our friends at the Nantucket Boat Basin who did another fabulous job accommodating our needs.
Due to the Sail Race Week and the Big Game Battle events going on at the same time at the Boat Basin, we have scheduled next year’s event for August 11—14, 2016. The Wharf Cottages and Dreamland have been reserved for the Big Game Battle. Make sure you save the date and enter early because we will be sold out again.
Thank you again to all the sponsors, donors, and help from many to make this event what it is today.
Respectfully,
Tournament Committee

2015 Wrap Up (pdf)

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

Wrap-up 2013

August 30, 2013
To All Big Game Battle Participants,
I want to personally thank you for being a part of the 2013 Big Game Battle tournament. This year we were successful in many ways, but most important, strengthening our relationships as a group. With the 41 boats that participated, we had well over 250 people that attended the event.
In honor of George Bassett and his continued dedication to the Big Game Battle, together we successfully raised $30,000 for the on island charity, Nantucket STAR. Thanks to your generosity, the money will be used to provide specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation and adaptive sports to children with a wide range of challenges and disabilities. Thank you Tina Steadman and crew for helping us exceed our goal in support of this fantastic cause.
Congratulations to all the winners in Division I, Division II, the Team Challenge and the Overnight Challenge. You have the bragging rights until 2014!

The combined total number of fish caught were as follows:

  • Blue Fins – 11
  • Yellow Fins – 99
  • Blue Marlins – 1
  • White Marlin – 18
  • Wahoo – 13
  • Mahi – 132
  • Big Eye – 18
  • Mako – 1
  • Swordfish – 1
  • Albacore – 97

The captains meeting change in venue to the dock was a sight to see with many cheers just for being back together on Nantucket. The mysterious helicopter was a live “Go Pro” camera filming the event by Nathan Palmer and can be seen on YouTube – Big Game Battle unofficial video.
The banquet at Dreamland went extremely well with many compliments to Jonas Baker from Slip 14 who organized and catered the event. Due to the influx of people that attended, our only regret was not being able to seat everyone at once. The Big Game Battle, PEI Trip and Nantucket STAR videos added to the entertainment and education for the evening.
One of the highlights of the night was having Eric Engdahl and Pete Frates re-cap our ALS – TDI charity efforts last year ending with a memorable standing ovation.
To cap off the evening, the plaque presented to George Bassett from his daughter Christy and Tina Steadman was a true appreciation of their love and friendship .
Finally, thank you for all your donations, sponsorships, and contributions which help to make this event one to look forward to year after year. Without your commitment this tournament would not be what it is today. Thank you also for the many kind emails supporting our efforts.
The Big Game Battle can be found on facebook with photos from the banquet uploaded already. Any photos or videos you can send, to be used on the website or in next year’s presentation, is appreciated. If you have a charity you would like to support for the 2014 Big Game Battle please contact us. This tournament is all of ours together, let’s continue the legacy!
Thank you again for participating in the 2013 Big Game Battle and your support for Nantucket STAR.
…Tournament Committee

Division I

  • First Place & Overall Winner: Crab Eyes
  • Second Place: The Only Woman
  • Third Place: Castafari

Division II

  • First Place: Miss Bridget
  • Second Place: Westlink
  • Third Place: Par 5

Team Challenge

  • First Place: Guzzler & Castafari
  • Second Place: Crab Eyes &Oh Yeah
  • Third Place: ShoAff & Miss Jillian

Overnight Challenge: The Only Woman

PDF Version of Wrap-Up

Thank You from Nantucket Star (pdf)

August 2013 News

The countdown to the 2013 Big Game Battle has begun and we look forward to seeing everyone August 15th on Nantucket. This friendly competition tournament continues to grow as shown in the overwhelming donations, raffles, silent auction, and time you’ve put in. This year we have 41 boats and are introducing the “Team Challenge” as well as the “Overnight Challenge” (for bragging rights).

Check in will be from 3:00pm-6:00pm on Thursday, August 15th outside of John Jay Wharf Cottage, tournament headquarters. The Captain’s meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the same area as check-in was previously. Also raffle tickets will be sold this year at the Captain’s meeting, so get them early. The Award’s banquet will be held at the “Dreamland Theater” downtown on South Water Street, on the top floor. Cocktail reception will begin at 7:00pm, with dinner starting at 8:00pm, followed by the charity presentation and concluding with the awards. Please remember this is a non-smoking property and no open containers of alcohol upon arrival. These rules must be followed or we will be asked to leave, please tell your crews.

We are proud to honor George Bassett for all his support he has given to our tournament over the years and together we’ve chosen to help the Nantucket STAR program, an on-island charity giving back to Nantucket which has been a kind host to our event. This on-island charity provides specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation, and adaptive sports to a wide range of challenges and disabilities. The program looks to reach out to other families to help provide a better life to these children with our support.

As a start $50.00 from every entry fee for a total of $2050.00 has been donated directly to Nantucket STAR. Along with Auction item #1, donated by Nantucket Boat Basin, with the winning bid of $2200.00 from Dan Evans continues our fundraising efforts. There will be a raffle as well as a silent auction at the award ceremony with the proceeds going to the Nantucket STAR program. Tickets will be sold throughout the weekend event for $20.00 a ticket. Here is a sampling of some of the raffle items:
Paddle Board
Restaurant Certificates
Jay Jigg Gaffs
Old Harbor Dive Watches
Go Pro
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Melton Gift Card
Atlantis Gear
Ipad mini
Clambake
Helly Hanson Gear
Island Gear Bag

We have put significant effort into our silent auction items and hope you will
help us “raise the bar” on bidding:
Boston Harbor Hotel
One Night Stay
Dinner for Two at Meritage

Wharf Cottage, Nantucket
Two night stay
Dinner at Brant Point Grill
Jeep Rental

Cabo San Lucas
One week stay
Three Bedroom Condo
Two Day Fishing Charter

Bermuda Fishing Charter
Two Day Fishing Charter aboard a 40ft Gamefisherman for marlin

Chatham Bars Inn
One Night Stay with Breakfast
$500.00 to extend stay or services

If you have any additional raffle items, please contact us or bring them to the
event. We look forwarding to supporting the Nantucket STAR program for this
year’s charity.
Let the games begin! We look forward to seeing you at the 12th annual Big
Game Battle.

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July 2013 News

The 2013 Big Game Battle is fast approaching and is less than one month away. As the excitement builds you can anticipate the emails to start flying around with challenges! Thank you for everyone’s input, donations, and sponsorship to date. It you have anything to add to the tournament, please call or email us at your earliest convenience before the final tournament book is printed on August 2nd.
There are 41 boats committed to fishing in this year’s event with ten new boats making their appearance with familiar crews. Twenty-one boats will be fishing in Division I (35 ft and over) and twenty boats fishing in Division II (under 35 ft). The fleet is as follows:
Albacore
Miss Bridget
Finatic
Hook Em’ Dano
Mirabella
Par 5
Snow Bear
Lillylulu
Dealer Incentive
Happy Jack
Good Fortune
Castafari
Big Eye
Reel Estate
Oh Yeah
Miss Kate
All Risk
Tuna Kahuna
Mary Louise
Bushwhacker
Alcazar
Mulbury Canyon
Westlink
Nautilus
Off Hours
Big E
The Only Woman
Trident
Pegasus
Game On
J’s at Sea II
Sho Aff
Hell’s Angel’s
Fin & Tonic
Lucky13
Suit Up
Fish On
Distraction
Breaking Wind
Alice G
Miss Jillian
Please see attached the 2013 tournament rules. The point system has been adjusted in a few categories with input from last year’s Captains. Also included are billfish and tuna identification charts to better educate all captains and crews involved. We have added an “Overnight Challenge” and “Team Challenge” to keep things exciting. This is not a money tournament and there will be no tour-nament sponsored Calcutta – this can be handled between the boats at the dock .
After you arrive at the Nantucket Boat Basin, have a representative check your team in at the welcome table located at the John Jay Wharf Cottage. The Captain’s meeting will be held at the dock in the same area starting at 7:00 PM. The tournament rules will be reviewed at this time with questions an-swered. We encourage any boats to have food and drink “welcome tables” around the docks as in pre-vious years to add to the festivities.
As a group, our charity endeavors continue supporting the Nantucket STAR program in honor George Bassett. This is an on island charity for children facing many challenges and disorders with the goal to “leave no child behind” For the many years George and his crew have supported our event—let’s give back and make a difference in a child’s life.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Thank You
Tournament Committee

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February 2013

The tournament will once again be a charitable event. Over the past 11 years – George Bassett (Nantucket Boat Basin Manager) has supported our event and as well as become a close friend to all boat owners, captains, and crews. In honor of George Bassett, together we have chosen an on island charity called Nantucket S.T.A.R Program. Their mission is to provide specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation, and adaptive sports to children with a wide range of challenges and disabilities. Their goal is to leave no child left behind due to the degree of challenges, be it physical, mental, emotional, or neurological. We feel this is a perfect fit giving back to an “on island” cause and hope for you support. To learn more, please go to their website www.nantucketstar.com

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June 2012 News

With reports of fish being caught out East, we are now wishing for the weather we had all winter and to get this rain season behind us! The 11th annual Big Game Battle is fast approaching and the tournament committee continues to strive to make this year’s event the most memorable. Registration for the event continues to be positive with 25 boats paid to date and an additional 10 committed to participating. We have a few openings available so we encourage people to continue to spread the word to friends and colleagues. As everyone is aware, slips in Nantucket are limited so we stress that people check availability as soon as possible and confirm existing reservations as summer is moving into full swing.

We are proud to announce that based on your overwhelming generosity over the past two years we are
going to continue the charitable aspect of the event. After successful events for IRSF, Hole in the Wall
Gang and Camp Harborview, this year we are going to focus on a cause that has touched members of the
group; ALS or Lou Gehrig ’s disease.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. The average lifespan for a person diagnosed with ALS is 3 to 5 years.

The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world’s leader in research aimed at thediscovery and development of effective treatments and a cure for ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Built by and for patients, the Cambridge, MA based research institute operates as a 501c3 nonprofit: combining the optimal entrepreneurial practices of a for profit biotech and pharmaceutical company with the passion and urgency of a nonprofit mission. For more information, please visit us online at www.als.net.

The charity aspect of this year’s event will remain similar to past years with a portion of each boats entry
being donated directly to the charity with the main fundraising coming from the raffle, silent auction and
live auction.

There are many expenses connected with running the Big Game Battle including an upgrade to the
Awards Banquet Dinner which comes with a budget increase. In the past, we have relied exclusively on
our tournament registration fees, our volunteer committee’s time and effort, personal contributions and
donations by local and national businesses. Over the past couple of years, we were grateful to have
received overwhelming support and sponsorship from several individuals as well as many organizations
and we are looking to build on that success in 2012.

In an effort to maximize our charitable impact to ALS TDI, we are reaching out to individuals and
organizations again this year for help with tournament prizes, raffle and silent auction items. Once again,
this year we are going to offer sponsorship opportunities to participating companies, individuals and
teams in an effort to recognize the generosity that many have shown over the past few years. We truly
hope that your company, team or you as an individual will consider becoming a sponsor for the 11th
annual Big Game Battle.

The schedule of events is as follows with the additional events and the new location of the awards
banquet to be discussed in future newsletters.

As always, the committee will continue to work to make this year’s tournament the best tournament of the
summer for all involved as well as continue to try to raise awareness and money for worthy charities.

  • August 16th – Arrive on Nantucket. Captain’s meeting at 7pm – Captain Toby’s
  • August 17th – First day of fishing
  • August 18th – Second day of fishing with awards banquet at 7pm – new location announced soon
  • August 19th – Depart Nantucket
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Wrap-up 2011

We finally had some perfect weather for the 10-year anniversary of the Big Game Battle with calm seas and the overall fishing results the strongest to date. Many boats traveling to the canyons were rewarded with blue marlin, white marlin, yellow fin tuna, big eye tuna, wahoo, and mahi. Some people say the big eye bite at Welkers Canyon was “epic” and was the most action they could remember.

The night life around the docks and local establishments was alive as always with the disco ball still spinning
from the “Harmony” cottage as boats departed from the dock in the early morning hours.

There were 30 boats that participated in this year’s event and successfully together we raised $20,000.00 to support “Camp Harbor View” and “The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.” The proceeds will go directly to sponsor
three individuals to attend each camp next summer.

The committee would like to thank all of our sponsors and private donors who helped us reach our goals financially but also in helping to make the tournament stronger each year. With everyone’s support in buying raffle tickets, silent and live auction items and generous donations, our group will put a smile on six campers’ faces and give them an opportunity that might not have been available to them without your help. I am sure they will come away from the experience with lasting memories. Thank you!

Congratulations to Team Happy Jack – the overall tournament point winner and 1st place winner in Division I – followed by a hard fought battle for 2nd place from Team Reel Estate and Team Castafari for 3rd place.

Congratulations to all Division II winners including Team Snow Bear placing 1st with Team Finactic right on
their tails for 2nd place and Team Miss Bridget for 3rd place.

This year we had some improvements to the weekend including a pre-game reception on Thursday night hosted by Team Miss Bridget, the live entertainment at the catered dock party, carving stations at the award banquet and the commemorative cooler and sun shirts. These details were all made possible by support from you. Our next challenge will be to have our award banquet at “The Dreamland Building” which is currently under construction but set to be open for Summer 2012.

In the upcoming months we will send out a follow up survey that we ask for your participation in completing.
This is your tournament and together we can make it a lasting event we all can look forward to each summer.
I have received many outstanding photos from your Teams to date that will be posted on the website shortly. If you have any additional photos or comments, please send them to me at dfoneill@condyne.com.

Thank you again for participating in the success of the Big Game Battle and the support of “Camp Harbor View” and “The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp”.

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