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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