2017 Los Cabos Offshore Categories, Fees, and Awards


Los Cabos Offshore Base Entry and Optional Categories

Category Entry Fee Payout Award Schedule
Base Entry (Required for participation) $1,500.00 50% See Base Entry Details Below
$500 Daily Jackpot $1,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$1k Daily Jackpot $2,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$2k Daily Jackpot $4,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day
$1k Daily Gamefish $2,000.00 85% Winner Take All / Day / Species
Release Category $2,000.00 85% 65.0% / 22.5% / 12.5%
Across The Board Entry $12,500.00    

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.

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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.

Gamefish Jackpots (Tuna & Dorado)

The amount allocated to the Gamefish Daily Jackpot is first split evenly between the two species, then split evenly between the days of competition. Of the amount allocated to cash awards for any particular day, one hundred percent is awarded to the teams that catch the heaviest qualifying tuna and dorado that are also entered in the Daily Gamefish 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. If there are no qualifying fish caught of a particular species throughout the entire tournament, the money for that species rolls to the other species on a day by day basis. EXAMPLE: If a qualifying dorado is caught every day, but no qualifying tuna are caught at all, the day one tuna jackpot money rolls to the day one dorado, the day two tuna jackpot money rolls to the day two dorado and the day three tuna jackpot money rolls to the day three dorado.

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Entry Levels, Fees and Awards

Tournament Base Entry

The Tournament Entry Fee is $1,500 per team. Teams receive merchandise for four team members. Additional merchandise may be purchased at the event. Tournament awards are based on the Tournament Entry Fees. Of the seventy percent allocated to awards, sixty percent (60%) goes to Billfish Awards, twenty percent (20%) goes to Top Tuna and twenty percent (20%) goes to Top Dorado.

Overall Tournament Teams - Billfish

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. If there are no qualifying marlin weighed, the prize money rolls to the Gamefish category and is awarded to the top tuna and/or dorado.

Overall Tournament Teams - Gamefish (Tuna & Dorado)

Cash prizes in these categories are awarded to the top teams based on the single heaviest qualifying tuna and dorado. If there is no winner in one of the Gamefish categories, the prize money rolls to the other Gamefish category. If there are no qualifying tuna or dorado weighed, the prize money in these categories rolls to the Billfish category and is awarded to the top billfish teams.

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Release Division

The Release Division is $2,000 per team with an 85% return.

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.

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Daily Jackpots (optional)

There are three optional, 85% return, Daily Jackpots. Fees are per boat, per day, and you must enter all days: $500 Daily Jackpot ($1,000), $1,000 Daily Jackpot ($2,000), $2,000 Daily Jackpot ($4,000) and the $1,000 Gamefish Daily Jackpot ($2,000).

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Other Tournament Awards

Trophies are awarded to the top three teams that accumulate the most billfish release points.