Luna with Capt. Chip Van Mols and Randy Weih walk off with a decisive win at the Kona Kick Off!! Top 3 teams were:
1st) Luna Capt Chip Van Mols and Randy Weih 863.5 pts.
2nd) Raptor Capt. Scott Fuller and Carol Herren 800 pts.
3rd) Sea Genie II Captain Gene Vanderhoek with Mike Kehoe 518.5 pts.
Aloha! The Kona Kick Off is underway and the Hawaiian Tournament season has begun. Who will be the first captain to lead the InTheBite Captain of the Year Hawaii Division? Stay tuned for updates, news and results.
The Kona Kick Off is the first event in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. A “Four Flags” tournament, the largest marlin earns 40% of the base purse, and the largest ahi, ono and mahi each earn 20% of the base purse. There are optional daily entries as well.
2014 – Schedule of Events
June 27th 6PM -Pupus, Registration and Team Briefing at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club.
June 28th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing
June 29th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing
June 29th 6PM – Awards Party at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club
The Kona Kick Off, June 27-29, 2014, is the first event in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series and the first Sanctioned Hawaii Division InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup event. The ITB Captain’s Cup points allocation have been modified to accommodate the hybrid tournament scoring format in Hawaii. Each teams cumulative catches, harvests and releases, are combined in a tournament total and 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be scored 500 pts, 300 pts and 100 pts respectively. The Hawaiian Marlin Tournament Series Champion will be awarded 250 bonus points.
To see a video of last years winning team catching the winning marlin click here