U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Part of the Tournament Trail

2020 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Schedule: 10/1 - 10/3

Details below are subject to change.

Friday, September 9th

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Early Bird Drawing Deadline is Friday, September 9, 2020. Two $340 winners will be announced at the virtual Captains’ Meeting (10/1/2020) from all those who enter the tournament before 11:59pm on September 9th.  Postmarks by September 9th are acceptable.  Prize check will be mailed.

Thursday, September 17th

Packet Mailing Deadline

Register online be 11:59pm on Thursday, September 17th  and avoid the Drive Thru Packet Pickup/Registration at the Southport Marina on October 1st.  We will mail your packet.

Tuesday, September 29th

 

Online Registration

11:59pm - Online registration closes at www.usopenkmt.com

 

Pre-Order Merchandise

Pre-order the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament merchandise by going to www.usopenkmt.com by 11:59pm on September 29th.  Merchandise will be mailed or you may pickup at Drive Thru Registration/Packet Pickup.   No merchandise tent onsite.  

Thursday, OCTOBER 1st

10am-9pm – DRIVE THRU Onsite Registration & Packet Pickup Open at Southport Marina, 606 W. West Street, Southport.  No boat trailers allowed in the line.

 

7:00 p.m. Virtual Captains’ Meeting. It is strongly advised that all captains watch this meeting, as any rule changes or clarifications will be announced. www.usopenkmtlive.com

Friday, OCTOBER 2nd

**** Due to COVID-19 no spectators will be allowed at the Southport Marina to watch the weigh-ins and boats offloading. This includes family members of the participants.  We do not do this lightly but as with most sporting events around the world, we must take action to protect our participants, spectators and volunteers from COVID-19. We invite you to watch the streaming Live video at www.usopenkmtlive.com, www.youtube.com/user/SouthportMarina/live or www.southport-marina.com

 

7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations After 9:00 a.m. check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

 

11:00 a.m. – Scales Open at Southport Marina.

  • Entry representative(s) in the weigh-in area must wear a face covering (covering nose and mouth) from the time they leave the boat until they re-board the boat at the fuel dock.
  • Must maintain 6’ distance between you and the next crew in the line.
  • Only one representative from each entry will be allowed under the weigh-in tent.
  • Exceptions for transporting the fish from the boat to the entrance of the weigh-in tent will be made for those who need assistance carrying fish.

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   The PointClickFish.com Team will stream weigh-ins from the scales and the docks LIVE from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament website www.usopenkmt.com or at the Southport Marina’s webcam www.youtube.com/user/SouthportMarina/live 

 

4:00 p.m. – Check-In point manned – on NC Baptist Assembly @ Fort Caswell Fishing Pier and Safe Harbor South Harbour Village Marina Fuel Dock- ICW.

 

5:00 p.m. – Competition ends for the day.

Saturday, October 3rd

**** Due to COVID-19 no spectators will be allowed at the Southport Marina to watch the weigh-ins and boats offloading. This includes family members of the participants.  We do not do this lightly but as with most sporting events around the world, we must take action to protect our participants, spectators and volunteers from COVID-19. We invite you to watch the streaming Live video at www.usopenkmtlive.com, www.youtube.com/user/SouthportMarina/live or www.southport-marina.com

 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Check-Out Points open & competition begins.  See rules for locations. After 9 a.m. Check-out must be made at Southport Marina with a designated official.

 

11:00 a.m. – Scales Open at Southport Marina.

  • Entry representative(s) in the weigh-in area must wear a face covering (covering nose and mouth) from the time they leave the boat until they re-board the boat at the fuel dock.
  • Must maintain 6’ distance between you and the next crew in the line.
  • Only one representative from each entry will be allowed under the weigh-in tent.
  • Exceptions for transporting the fish from the boat to the entrance of the weigh-in tent will be made for those who need assistance carrying fish.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -  The PointClickFish.com Team will stream weigh-ins from the scales and the docks LIVE from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament website www.usopenkmt.com or at the Southport Marina’s webcam www.southport-marina.com 

 

3:00 p.m.– Check-In point manned NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell Fishing Pier & Safe Harbor South Harbour Village Marina Fuel Dock - ICW

 

4:00 p.m. – Competition ends for the day

 

7:30 p.m. Virtual AWARDS CEREMONY – www.usopenkmtlive.com The top three overall winning teams and the top super high roller team will be presented live.  Final standings will be posted at www.usopenkmt.com . All other prize checks will be mailed.   We will interview the overall winner and post to www.usopenkmtlive.com.

An all CASH GUARANTEED

prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event.

 

Learn More

The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina.

 

Learn More

2020 Tournament Dates:

October 1st - October 3rd 

 

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

 

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