(Open to BSC Members ONLY)
6TH ANNUAL BSC SUMMER FLUKE TOURNAMENT
We are planning the 6th Annual BSC Summer Fluke Tournament. Our continued goal is to provide a fair and easy tournament format for all who participate.
We plan to have 4 time periods consisting of 2 weeks each, starting July 24th and ending the last day of fluke season, which is September 19th, with both a 1st and 2nd place winner for each of the 4 time periods and an overall Grand Prize winner per division for the person who catches the largest fluke during the 4 time periods. NJ waters only. We hope to have a Surf Division (land based…piers, jetties, inlets, etc.), Boat Division and Kayak Division as long as we get a minimum of 15 participants per division.
Period 1 – Saturday 7/24 to Saturday 8/7
Period 2 – Sunday 8/8 to Saturday 8/21
Period 3 – Sunday 8/22 to Saturday 9/4
Period 4 – Sunday 9/5 to Saturday 9/19
Awards Ceremony – October’s General Meeting
To join the tournament there will be a $25 participation fee ($6.25 per period) per division. This fee will make up the pool used to pay out the 4 period winners in the form of Grumpy’s Bait & Tackle Shop gift cards. There will be 2 winners per period made up of 25% of the total pool collected. First place will receive 80% of the periods pool money and 2nd place will win 20% of the periods pool money. We are working on finalizing the grand prize for the winners of the largest fluke submitted over the 4 periods in each division. As an example, if we get 25 participants within a division, the numbers would work out to each time period pool of $125 ($25 x $25 = $625/4 = $156 per period – 1st wins 80% or $125/2nd wins 20% or $31).
In addition, as they did last year, Grumpy’s has agreed to sponsor the tournament, and after we have finalized all the participants, we will add some additional prize money donated by Grumpy’s to the 3 divisional pools. This is very generous of Grumpy’s and I encourage all our members to frequent this great supporter of the BSC. When all was said and done using previous years as an example, our period winners for the surf division received $230 per period and boat/yak division was $140 per period. The numbers will vary depending on the actual participation within each division and will be announced once finalized….but the more participants the better.
To maintain a level playing field for all participants and to add a bit of strategy to the decision making related to this event, all participants will be allowed to win a maximum of 2 time periods. There is no limit as to how many 2nd place time periods you can win. Decision making, strategy and your level of confidence in your fluke catching abilities will all be part of the equation. As we did last year, if you win 2 time periods, you can still upgrade your largest fish for the divisional Grand Prize, but not win a 3rd time period with that fish.
Being this is a club only event, we have some flexibility…but with limited time, you need to sign up as soon as possible. All interested participants must sign up by paying their $25 by Monday 7/19. If paying by check, please make your check payable to: Berkeley Striper Club. Payments will be accepted by the following methods:
1. MAIL PAYMENT to: Jon Pulaski, 9 Spyros Drive, South Amboy, NJ 08879 or to Steven Perna, 807 Orchard Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 With limited time, it will be easier if it comes directly to the Committee and we do not have to monitor the PO box. Please include your name and the division you want to enter.
2. PAYPAL: Go to the clubs website at www.berkeleystriperclub.org and click on BSC Fluke Tournament listed under "Fishing Activities".
3. PAY A COMMITTEE MEMBER DIRECTLY AT THE CLUB PICNIC: Club Picnic on July 19th. Entry must be in an envelope and include your name, division you’d like to enter and your payment.
Again, as a club only event, we will have some flexibility here as well. All fish to be entered must have a completed weigh slip from any retail commercial B&T shop in NJ. The weigh slip must include the participants name, weight of the fish and the date and time the fish was weighed in. The slip must be completed and signed by the B&T shop. The time a fish is weighed in will be used as a tiebreaker if necessary. Slips can be submitted by texting a clear photo of the weigh slip to either Steven (732-221-0540) or Jon (732-546-1459).
All fish submissions must be received by the Tuesday following the completion of the time period. Submission dates are as follows:
Period 1 – Saturday 7/24 to Saturday 8/7 – weigh slip deadline is Tuesday 8/10
Period 2 – Sunday 8/8 to Saturday 8/21 – weigh slip deadline is Tuesday 8/24
Period 3 – Sunday 8/22 to Saturday 9/4 – weigh slip deadline is Tuesday 9/7
Period 4 – Sunday 9/5 to Saturday 9/19 – weigh slip deadline is Tuesday 9/21
The committee plans to post announcements on our Facebook page and will encourage all participants to post updates and pictures of their catches during this event. Bragging rights and a little good-hearted banter among club members will be encouraged!
If we do not get enough participation in either the boat, kayak or surf division, we will refund all the money sent for that division as soon as possible. We will update on our Facebook page once we have confirmation of the total number of participants per division and the final amounts of the 4 prize period pools. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Jon Pulaski or Steven Perna.
Thanks and tight lines!!
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