2013 JERSEY COAST FLUKE TOURNAMENT
Tentative Rules & Regulations
(As of April 27, 2013)
Tournament Date: Saturday, August 24th, 2013 (Rain or Shine)
Fishing Hours: Dawn until 5 P.M. To be eligible all fluke must be weighed in at one of the 10 official weigh stations (that you previously selected) starting from 12 noon, but not later than 5 P.M. and must be accompanied by your official weigh slip affidavit with entry number.
Fishing Location: Fish all ocean, bay and river waters stretching from Raritan Bay & Hudson Harbor in the north to Delaware Bay in the south.
Awards Presentation & Celebration: Friday, September 6th, 2013 at Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ.
Weigh Slip (Affidavit): Official weigh slip affidavit is included in this packet or for late sign-ups will be handed out at weigh station the day before the tournament. If you have lost your affidavit tell the weigh master your name. You will be on the port list, but you may encounter a delay in processing.
GENERAL RULES AND PROVISIONS:
The tournament will be held rain or shine. It is the sole responsibility of the captain of all entered boats to determine if weather and sea conditions are safe to fish. Participants expressly and unconditionally agree as a condition to the acceptance of their application that JCAA and its administrators, officers, and agents are not liable for any claims, suits, or obligations arising out of or resulting from participation in this event as a result of negligent or intentional conduct by JCAA or its sponsors. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold JCAA harmless for all claims and costs, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of his or her conduct resulting from participation in the tournament. Specifically by entering the tournament you understand that in conjunction with engaging in the JCAA Tournament, you could experience certain hazards and be involved in certain risks. You further recognize that it would be impractical as well as unfair for the JCAA, its officers, directors and committee members and/or any and all other persons or boat owners and their crew directly or indirectly involved in or connected with the Tournament to be liable or responsible in any way for my safety. You hereby release, hold harmless and forever discharge the Tournament and its officers, directors, committee members, and tournament sponsors from any liability and/or libel, slander, loss, damage, harm, injury or death suffered by me or which may occur during the Tournament. You understand this includes any claims based upon any negligent act or omission. You understand that you enter the Tournament at your own risk and hereby assume all risks, which may be involved in participating in the Tournament, particularly hazards due to weather conditions, and you fully understand that any time during your participation you may elect not to participate when you think weather or any other hazards are too great. You, by entering this tournament, do hereby agree to the terms and conditions of this General Release and agree to abide by the rules and regulations prescribed for competition in JCAA 2013 Fluke Tournament. Prizes are awarded to the registrant. It is his or her responsibility to allocate the prizes to the anglers on their crew if they so desire. Some prizes may not be appropriate for minors. Proper ID will be required for IRS 1099-MISC for prizes exceeding $600.00.
There are three prize categories in this tournament:
1: Fluke “Port” Prizes*
Ten Ports - Ten Prize Packages
You compete for over $4,000 in prizes for your port. The port prizes are: 1st place $1,200, plus 9 additional prizes include rods, reels, line, bait, premium sunglasses, quality marine products which will be included in the port prizes from these sponsors: Penn Reels, Berkley Gulp Bait, Spiderwire, West Marine, Minn Kota, Nor’East Saltwater, Costa, Interlux Paint and others. Remember that you only compete against those boats registered in your port for these port prizes. You do not have to be present to win the port prizes. *Prize ranking listed on web. Port prizes ranking may be adjusted.
This event is actually ten mini-tournaments in one. “Port” prizes will be presented to the entered boats based on the ten heaviest fluke weighed from each port. Each boat entered may weigh only one fluke for “Port” prize contention. That boat may then win only one port prize in this category. Private boats, 6 pack charters and rental rowboats may have up to six persons on their teams; however the boat is only eligible for one port prize.
2: Door Prizes (At Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, Grand ballroom September 6th, 2013)
Grand Prize - $5,000 to $10,000* cash (depending upon number of entries over 500)
Door Prizes - Rods and Reels, Marine Electronics, assorted tackle packages and much more!
The Grand Prize and all door prizes will be drawn at the Awards Presentation and Celebration at Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. Remember, you do not have to catch a fish to be eligible for the Grand Prize or any door prizes. You only have to be registered. The Awards Presentation will take place in the third floor Grand Ballroom beginning promptly at 8 P.M. September 6th. The registration booths will be outside the third floor Grand Ballroom casino level and they will be open from 1 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. on September 6th. Minors must obey NJ casino rules and are not permitted on the casino floor. All entrants must register prior to the presentation. At least one member of your crew must be present for you to win the Grand Prize and door prizes. Only one person per entry will receive the special three-part ticket for the Grand Prize & door prize drawings. Your official weigh-in affidavit must be presented to register and receive your tickets to the drawings.
Cash bars will be available.
Come early and bring your friends for casino fun! Golden Nugget in Atlantic City encourages all crews and guests to enjoy the facilities at newly renovated Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
“Port” prizes will be awarded during this ceremony. You do not have to be present to win your “port” prize, although a photo session will be scheduled with the winners for publication in area newspapers and our web site. We urge all port winners to attend. Prizes not picked up will be held in Toms River for 30 days.
The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City rooms can be booked: call the Reservation Department direct at 1-800-777-8477