2017 Black & Blue Categories, Fees, and Awards


Black & Blue Base Entry and Optional Categories

Category Entry Fee Payout Award Schedule
Base Entry (Required for participation) $5,000.00 50% See Base Entry Details Below
$500 Daily Jackpot $1,500.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$1k Daily Jackpot $3,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$2k Daily Jackpot $6,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$3k Daily Jackpot $9,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$5k Daily Jackpot $15,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$10k Daily Jackpot $30,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
Release Category $2,000.00 85% 65.0% / 22.5% / 12.5%
Across The Board Entry $71,500.00    
Chupacabra Challenge ($20k Daily) $60,000.00 100% Winner Take All / Day
All-In Chupacabra $131,500.00    

How Do the Daily Jackpots Work?

The Daily Jackpots are optional, but if you decide to enter a jackpot you must enter all fishing days of the tournament. For example, in the Black & Blue with three days of fishing the $500 Daily Jackpot would cost $1,500. The jackpot fees are per boat, not per angler. You can enter none, one, all or any combination of jackpots.

Back to Top
Billfish Jackpots

The amount allocated to each Daily Jackpot is first split evenly between the days of competition, and then each day one hundred percent is awarded to the team that catches the heaviest qualifying black or blue marlin of the day that is also entered in the Daily Jackpot. If there is no winner on a particular day the prize money for that day rolls to the following day, unless it is the last day of the tournament in which case it rolls backwards to the largest fish caught in the category. EXAMPLE: Team A is entered in the $500 Daily Jackpot only. Team B is entered in the Daily Jackpots across the board. Team A catches the heaviest fish of the day; Team B catches the second heaviest fish of the day. Team A would win all of the cash for that day in the $500 Daily Jackpot only. Team B would win all of the cash for that day in the $1,000, $2,000, etc. Daily Jackpots.

 
Back to Top

Entry Levels, Fees and Awards

Teams must enter either the Tournament Base Entry ($5,000) or the Release Division ($2,500) OR teams may enter BOTH for $7,000. If you enter the Release Division ONLY you cannot enter the Daily Jackpots.

Tournament Base Entry

The Tournament Entry Fee is $5,000 per team. On the day of Registration the Entry Fee is $5,500. Teams receive merchandise and wristbands for entry to the Awards Celebration for four team members. Additional merchandise and wristbands may be purchased at the event. Overall Tournament Awards are based on the Tournament Entry Fee. Of the fifty percent allocated to awards, forty percent (40%) goes to the Overall Tournament Team Awards and sixty percent (60%) goes to the Overall Tournament Jackpot Winners and Top Captains. Of the amount allocated to the Tournament Jackpot and Top Captains, ninety percent (90%) goes to the Tournament Jackpot and ten percent (10%) goes to top Captains.

Team and captain cash prize disbursement is as follows:
  Five Winners Four Winners Three Winners Two Winners One Winner
1st Place 50% 51.5% 55% 65% 100%
2nd Place 20% 21.5% 25% 35% n/a
3rd Place 15% 16.5% 20% n/a n/a
4th Place 9% 10.5% n/a n/a n/a
5th Place 6% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Overall Tournament Teams

Cash prizes are awarded to the top five teams that accumulate the most billfish weight points.

Overall Tournament Jackpot

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams based on the single heaviest qualifying black or blue marlin as follows: Three winners 65.0%/22.5%/12.5%; Two winners 71.25%/28.75%; One winner takes all.

Top Captains

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three Captains who accumulate the most billfish weight points as follows: Three winners 65.0%/22.5%/12.5%; Two winners 71.25%/28.75%; One winner takes all.


Release Division

The Release Division is $2,000 per team with an 85% return. If you enter the Release Division ONLY, you cannot enter any of the Daily Jackpots.

Top Release Teams

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams that accumulate the most billfish release points as follows: Three winners 65.0%/22.5%/12.5%; Two winners 71.25%/28.75%; One winner takes all.


Daily Jackpots (optional)

There are six optional, 85% return, Daily Jackpots. Fees are per boat, per day, and you must enter all three days: $500 Daily Jackpot ($1,500), $1,000 Daily Jackpot ($3,000), $2,000 Daily Jackpot ($6,000), $3,000 Daily Jackpot ($9,000), $5,000 Daily Jackpot ($15,000) and $10,000 Daily Jackpot ($30,000).