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The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.

 

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2017 Tournament Dates:

October 5th - October 7th

 

For more information follow the above links or contact:

 

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce,  

4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461

 

PHONE:

800-457-6964 or

(910) 457-5787

 

EMAIL US:

Fish@usopenkmt.com

 

2017 PRIZE STRUCTURE

Please contact Karen at (910) 457-6964 or email karen@southport-oakisland.com if you would like to sponsor a prize.

PRIMARY PRIZES - LARGEST KING MACKEREL

$25,000 - GRAND PRIZE $850 - 13TH PLACE
$10,000 - SECOND PRIZE $800 - 14TH PLACE
$  5,000 - THIRD PRIZE $750 - 15TH PLACE
$  2,500 - 4TH PLACE $700 - 16TH PLACE
$  1,500 - 5TH PLACE $650 - 17TH PLACE
$  1,400 - 6TH PLACE $600 - 18TH PLACE
$  1,300 - 7TH PLACE $550 - 19TH PLACE
$  1,200 - 8TH PLACE $500 - 20TH THRU 22ND PLACES
$  1,100 - 9TH PLACE $500 - DALE WARD AWARD (23RD PLACE)
$  1,000 - 10TH PLACE     $500 - 24TH THRU 25TH PLACES
$     950 - 11TH PLACE $400 - 26TH THRU 55TH PLACES
$     900 - 12TH PLACE      

PRIMARY PRIZE - AGGREGATE WEIGHT PRIZES

Day 1 - Aggregate Weight Prize - $1,016 sponsored by

 

Day 2 - Aggregate Weight Prize - $1,015 sponsored by

 

Aggregate Weight Prizes must be more than one fish.  Aggregate Weight Prizes are primary prizes.

 

SECONDARY PRIZES

SPECIAL WEIGHT FISH

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th
First Prize - 13.05 lbs.........$495 First Prize - 13.10 lbs........$495
Second Prize - 15.60 lbs....$425      Second Prize - 14.00 lbs....$425      

GRAND PATRON SPONSOR PRIZES

$520 For the 1st king weighing in at:  
21.00 lbs. Sponsored by BEMC
$520 For the 1st king weighing in at:  
20.50 lbs. Sponsored by Garmin

SPECIAL SPONSOR PRIZES

SPECIAL WEIGHT PRIZES - Friday - October 6, 2017

$125 Each for the first fish weighing in at the below weights.

SPECIAL WEIGHT PRIZES - Saturday- October 7, 2017

$125 Each for the first fish weighing in at the below weights.

D.V. Jones Special Weight Prize

$125 for fish weighing in at 19.95 lbs.

All special weight fish are guaranteed prizes. If a fish is not weighed in at exactly the weight posted the computer will award the prize to the first fish weighed in closest (either over or under) to the posted weight. 

 

Two Early Bird Drawings

Two $340 winners to be drawn, at the captain's meeting from all those who enter the tournament before September 8, 2017.  Winners do not need to be present.

139th Largest Fish Prize - $810

For the 139th largest fish of ALL fish weighed, not just the largest from each boat.

BOB KING PRIZE

$1,750 Total Cash Prize.  $1,000 to largest, $500 to second largest and $250 for third largest fish caught by an “ORIGINAL” owner and current owner of a BOB KING Buick, GMC, Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz in the last five years. BOB KING will award this prize. Employees of BOB KING Buick, GMC, Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz are not eligible to win this prize.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE RECORD

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will award $10,000 to the angler with the largest king at the end of competition that breaks the existing North Carolina state record of 82 lbs 4 oz. This prize will be awarded only after verification, certification and all requirements are met.

Senior ANGLER AGGREGATE PRIZE

Two Day AGGREGATE PRIZE   $503

 

Sponsored by:

Rules for Senior Angler Aggregate Prize:  Seniors are defined as 60 years of age and up and must be identified properly on your registration form. The Senior does not have to catch the fish but does have to be on the boat when the fish are caught. Before signing your weigh slip it is your responsibility to make sure the weigh slip indicates if the Senior was “onboard”.  Senior Aggregate Weight Prize is a two-day total of all fish caught on the boat.  It must be more than one fish to qualify. Senior Aggregate Weight Prize is a Secondary Prizes, so the fish remain eligible for other prizes. 

JUNIOR ANGLER AGGREGATE PRIZE

Day 1 JUNIOR ANGLER AGGREGATE PRIZE   $501

Day 2 JUNIOR ANGLER AGGREGATE PRIZE   $502

 

Sponsored by:

Rules for Junior Angler Aggregate Prize:  Juniors are 14 & Under and must be identified properly on your

registration form. The Junior does not have to catch the fish but does have to be on the boat when the

fish is caught. Before signing your weigh slip it is your responsibility to make sure the weigh slip indicates

if the Junior was “onboard”.  Junior Aggregate Weight Prizes must be more than one fish. Junior

Aggregate Weight Prizes are Secondary Prizes, so the fish remains eligible for other prizes.

Winner checks will be made to the Junior.

JUNIOR ANGLER AWARDS

JUNIOR ANGLER AWARDS

Junior Anglers are any child(ren) age 14 and under fishing on the boat.  The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will recognize every Junior Angler at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 7th at 7pm.  Every registered Junior Angler present will receive an award.  Please make sure to identify by name on the registration form every Junior Angler on your boat.  If you do not provide the Junior Angler's name on the registration form, we will not be able to recognize them.   Sponsored by Orpine Boat Soap and Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle.

 

TOURNAMENTS WITH A TOURNAMENT

KING TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will conduct a King Tournament Within a Tournament (KTWT).  For a $100 entry fee, a pool of money will be divided among the top three finishers in the largest fish category entered in this TWT.* 

HIGH ROLLER TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will conduct a High Roller Tournament Within a Tournament (HRTWT).  For a $250 entry fee, a pool of money will be divided among the top three finishers in the largest fish category entered in this TWT. *

LADY ANGLER TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will conduct a Lady Angler Tournament Within a Tournament (LTWT).  In order to be eligible the lady angler be a registered crew member and the lady must be on board when the fish is caught.  For a $100 entry fee, a pool of money will be divided among the top three finishers in the largest fish category entered in this TWT. *

SINGLE ENGINE TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will conduct a Single Engine Tournament Within a Tournament (SETWT).  Single Engine is defined as Single Primary Propulsion Engine. For a $250 entry fee, a pool of money will be divided among the top three finishers in the largest fish category entered in this TWT entered in this TWT.*

SUPER HIGH ROLLER TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will conduct a Super High Roller Tournament Within a Tournament (SHRTWT).  For a $1,000 entry fee, a pool of money will be divided among the top three finishers in the largest fish category entered in this TWT.* 

TWT PRIZES BREAKDOWN:

*Each Tournament Within A Tournament remains separate, but follows the same award breakdown:

Fifty percent (50%) will be awarded to the first place winner in the largest king category, Thirty percent (30%) will be awarded to the second place winner, Twent percent (20%) will be awarded to the third place winner. Note: The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will deduct fifteen percent (15%) administrative fee from the pool before money is awarded.   You must be entered in the respective TWT to be awarded the prize.

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