Each tournament has an Early Bird Drawing. The winner of the drawing gets a free entry to the following year’s tournament. To be eligible your paid entry (base entry only) must be received by the Early Bird Deadline. The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win, as for each month prior to the deadline that you enter, you will receive an additional chip in the drawing. For example, if you enter 6 months prior you will receive 6 chips in the drawing. The free entry is good for the following year only and is non-transferable.Back to Top
East Cape Offshore Tournament
Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
We strongly advise you pay entry fees before you arrive in Mexico. Fees may be paid by personal or business check drawn on a US bank, wire transfer, cashier’s check or traveler’s check in US Dollars (USD) or Mexican Pesos (MNP). You can also pay online at www.bisbees.com We do not accept credit cards unless payment is made via the internet. If your bank is outside of the US please wire funds instead of sending a check. Cashier’s checks drawn on a US bank and Traveler’s checks are the only form of payment accepted in Mexico unless previous arrangements have been made. Make checks payable to Black & Blue Tournaments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for wire transfer details.Back to Top
All withdrawals must be submitted in writing. If the withdrawal is received prior to the tournament’s Early Bird Deadline a full refund is made. Between the Early Bird Deadline and the cut-off date for check payments, the portion of base entry fee allocated for cash awards is refunded, while 100% of paid optional entry fees are refunded. Once tournament fishing starts there are no refunds for any reason whatsoever.Back to Top
Please carefully read the following and choose your Team Contact accordingly.
The Team Contact is the designated team leader; there can be only one Team Contact per team. The Team Contact must know how to reach each member of the team, and the contact information for the Team Contact must be complete and include a cell or local MX phone number and email address. Instructions and confirmations are sent to this person. In addition, the Team Contact is the person to whom any refunds are made payable.Back to Top
There is no limit to the number of members per team, but you must sign up all team members during Registration. Anybody listed on the entry form is considered an angler including the Captain and any Deckhands. You must provide a First Name, Last Name, City and State for all team members. Team changes must be made in writing and turned in at the Weigh Station or Tournament Headquarters. Team changes are not accepted over the tournament radio unless a special exception is made by the Tournament Organizers. Team members may not change teams during the tournament.Back to Top
Trophies are handed out on stage during the Awards Celebration. If you would like to purchase additional trophies email email@example.com.
Before winnings are paid, each team receiving an award must complete a Prize Disbursement Order specifying how the funds are to be distributed. This form must be signed by each of the team’s registered anglers as recorded on the Entry Form. Decisions pertaining to the distribution of a team’s total purse are the sole responsibility of the team members, regardless of whether an award is published as an individual or team award.
All cash awards are paid from a Mexican bank account in US Dollars by either a MX check or a wire transfer to the team’s designated recipient. The tournament will pay for the first wire transfer fee, but if for some pre-approved reason, a second a wire transfer for a team is requested, the tournament will deduct the additional wire transfer fee(s) from the winnings.
We are required by Mexican law to withhold city, state and federal taxes from tournament winnings. The amount can change from year to year, but is currently 15%.Back to Top
It is the responsibility of registered boat captains and anglers to comply with all Mexican Federal and State laws regarding fishing licenses, size limits, bag limits and any other regulations that may apply. This is a requirement of Mexico and is not a tournament rule—permit and licensing infractions have no bearing on tournament results or awards. A representative from the Mexico Department of Fisheries is normally on-site during Registration at all events to sell Licenses and Permits, but this is not guaranteed. Consult the FONMAR website for more information (www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx).Back to Top