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May 7, 2016 Final Results- Congratulations to team Bamboo
Happy Anglers at the First Leg of This Year’s Bahamas Billfish
Championship – $1 Million Still Up For Grabs!
The Guana Cay leg of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship went off without a hitch
last week, concluding with an exciting awards dinner at Sunsetters restaurant at Orchid Bay Marina
where Bamboo, owned by Bill Canida, took top honors. Wave Paver (owned by Jr. Davis and
captained by Russell Sinclair) and Sandrita (owned by Kevin Fish and captained by Kyle Sherman)
took second and third place, respectively.
The 40’ Cabo Bamboo started off the tournament releasing a blue marlin on day one. They
went on to release 2 white marlin on day two and capped off the win releasing 2 blue marlin and a
sailfish on day 3. Wave Paver, a 61’ Garlington, made the scoreboard all 3 days as well releasing a
blue on day one, a white marlin on day two and a white and a blue on the 3rd day. The 62’ Ocean
Sandrita released 2 blues and a white to give them the 3rd place win.
In response to participant input the BBC made some changes this year to the point
structure. Blue Marlin remain 600 points per release, white marlin are now 100 points and sailfish
are 50 points. Also new this year is the $5000 Grand Slam Bonus. The prize will be awarded to the
first boat in each leg to catch a blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish in one day.
Back by popular demand is the $1 Million Dollar Marlin! The BBC will issue the award to
the angler that catches a blue marlin that breaks the current Bahamas record of 1119 pounds.
A big thanks to the tournament’s major sponsors, which included: AIG, Costa, ZF Marine,
Vetus-Maxwell, Aqualuma, Roff’s, Starbrite, Huk Performance Fishing, Required Team Gear, Black Bart Lures, and Silver Airways. All of those brands worked in coordination to make sure the tournament had great resources and great parties.
Anglers are looking forward to the next leg of the series, which takes place in Marsh Harbour at the Abaco Beach Resort on May 18th – 21st, and promises to have tons of fish, lots of fierce competition, and a whole lot of fun! Anglers Journal Television will be filming an episode during this event. AJ TV begins airing in July. We will be airing the inaugural episode at a special premier during the Boat Harbour Championship.
For the very latest information, results, and overall standings, or to register for any of the remaining tournaments, visit our Web site at www.bahamasbillfish.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (Bahamas Billfish Championship) or on Twitter @Bahamasbillfish. You can also download the BBC app for your Android or Apple device. Search “Bahamas Billfish Championship” in the Play Store or App Store.