Never fished in a tournament and was wondering how a calcutta works?
Thanx in advance
Call it an "added entry level" with a higher percentage of the in money paid back out. Side bet kind of...
Here's The White Marlin Open break down. Like Paul said that's the big pay out!! Check out whitemarlinopen.com
III. Added Entry Divisions
Registration for the added entry levels win be held on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th from 1-5 p.m. at Harbour Island Marina. Each boat may be entered in as many skill levels as the anglers feel their capabilities will allow. No Added Entry Fees will be accepted or refunded after August 7th.
The White Marlin Open, in an effort to further promote the release of billfish, and reward the anglers for doing so, will again include the Release Classic, (Level R). This division will award prize money to the top boats based on billfish caught and released. The WMO is working with the I.G.F.A to train and certify a pool of ?qualified observers,? to supervise release events. The number of boats will be limited to the number of qualified observers.
Each skill level will be independent from the others. Ninety-four percent of the entry fees collected will be awarded as follows:
Levels A, B, C, D: Heaviest White Marlin 35%, 2nd White Marlin 15% - Heaviest Blue Marlin 35%, 2nd Blue Marlin 15%. If a second place qualifying White Marlin is not caught, that money will go to the first place White Marlin. If the second place qualifying Blue is not caught, that money will go to the first place Blue Marlin. If no minimum weight White Marlin is caught, that prize money will go to the Blue Marlin winners. If no minimum weight Blue Marlin is caught, that money will go to the White Marlin winners. In the even that neither qualifying White or Blue Marlin is landed the prize money would go to the top three tuna at 50%, 30%, 20%.
Level E: Heaviest White Marlin - Winner Take All. If no minimum weight White Marlin is caught, the prize money will go to the heaviest qualifying Blue Marlin. In the event that a qualifying White or Blue Marlin is not caught, the prize money will go to the 1st place qualifying fish in the following order: tuna, wahoo, dolphin, shark
Level T: Heaviest Tuna -70%, 2nd Tuna 30%. If no minimum tuna is caught, then the prize money will be awarded in the following order: wahoo, dolphin and shark.
Level R: The Release Classic - Most release points by a boat 94% of fees collected will be awarded as follows: 1st Place 55% 2nd Place 30% 3rd Place 15% To compete in Level R, each boat must have an IGFA certified observer who successfully attended and passed the IGFA Certified Observer Program (COP). The number of boats permitted to enter Level R will be limited to the number of observers available.
Added Entry Fees
The Release Classic
$700 Non-Billfish Doubler
$1,000 Tuna Bonus
$5,000 Captain's Division
$500 Mate's Division
In addition to the Release Classic, the five billfish and 1 tuna skill level divisions there will be two separate divisions for the non-billfish species.
Non-Billfish Doubler -for an additional $200 entry, the Tournament will double the listed guaranteed prize money for all non-billfish categories. For example, an angler landing the 1st place tuna would receive $2,000 for the guaranteed prize money plus a $2,000 bonus. Each winning fish will count for only one doubling bonus. If an angler lands the 1st and 2nd place tuna and there is no 3rd place qualifying tuna, that angler would receive $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 from the guaranteed prize money plus a $2,000 and $1,500 bonus. There is no limit to the number of bonus categories an angler may win.
Tuna Bonus -for an additional $100 entry, if an angler on your boat catches the winning tuna in the tournament, a $10,000 bonus will be awarded.
Good Luck maybe we will see you there!
[ 07-11-2005, 03:42 PM: Message edited by: HS ]