Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Announces Winners of
2019 Scrub Island Invitational
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Sept. 16, 2019) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a AAA Four Diamond resort in the British Virgin Islands, recently concluded the 2019 Scrub Island Invitational, a four-day fishing tournament sponsored by Lewis Marine Supply. With an impressive lineup of 21 boats competing for nearly $200,000 in prize money, participants enjoyed beautiful weather and unfettered access to the famous North Drop, known as the “honey spot” for world-record Blue Marlin fishing.
“This was a first-time tournament for the resort and I’m happy to say it was a huge success,” said Scott McArdle, general manager of Scrub Island Resort. “We had great support from the BVI Department of Conservation & Fisheries and tremendous feedback from participants. We’re already making plans to grow this experience and make next year’s tournament even bigger and better.”
The tournament’s First Place Boat was Mon Chari, owned by Damon Chouest, with Wave Paver (owner James Davis) and Uno Mas (owner Brooks Smith) taking second and third place respectively. The top three anglers were James Davis (Wave Paver), Damon Chouest (Mon Chari), and Maria Magalhaes (Uno Mas), who also won top female angler. More than $184,400 was distributed to the tournament winners and an additional $5,250 was raised through a live auction of original paintings by Carey Chen, with the proceeds split between the BVI Red Cross, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, and the Caribbean Fishing Academy.
During the tournament, anglers and their families enjoyed the resort’s top-tier amenities, including Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, a four-tiered pool with waterfalls, a 55-slip marina and more. Scrub Island’s Marina is the departure point for most of the water-oriented activities available at the resort. Yachts and watercraft of all sizes are available for group and private charters, from sightseeing to deep sea fishing. Here, visitors can explore the breathtaking sea life surrounding the island, in addition to the famous North Drop for the best Marlin fishing in the world.
For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call (877) 890-7444 or visit www.scrubisland.com.