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South Padre Island --- The 31st Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament will be held on August 10-12, 2012, and the committee is expecting a record number of anglers to sign up for this year’s tournament.
The tournament is divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore. Anglers fishing in the Bay Division will vie for trophies in the categories of Redfish, Trout and Flounder, while anglers in the Offshore Division complete in the categories of King, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Trophies will be awarded to the first four places in each category and Grand Champion Bay and Grand Champion Offshore winners will also receive trophies. Trophies will be original artwork from famed artist Dinah Bowman.
The tournament kicks off Friday, August 10 with check-in and on-site registration from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre. On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint is where all the action will be with Bay division weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Offshore weigh-in from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint provides a large viewing and parking area for family and friends, and anyone else that would like to see who brings in the biggest fish. The Sunday Awards Ceremony will be held at SPI Convention Centre beginning at 11:00 a.m. All participants are invited to attend.
Early registration fees are $80.00 per angler. The registration fee includes an event bag and brunch at the Sunday awards ceremony. The early registration fee for captains/boat operators is $15.00 and includes brunch at the awards ceremony on Sunday. Registration fees increase to $90.00 for anglers and $20.00 for captains/boat operators after July 13. All anglers and their captain/boat operators must be paid registrants of the tournament and have completed release forms on file with the SPI Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for Sunday Brunch for $15.00 per person. Food will be available only with a ticket.
Sponsors to date include Title Sponsors Glazer’s and Shallow Sport of Texas/The Sportsman; Gold Sponsors Kelly’s Irish Pub/Shamrock Builders, Rental World, Sea Ranch II at SouthPoint, and South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau; Bronze Sponsors Back to Action, Inc., First National Bank-SPI, L&F Distributors, Louie’s Backyard, RE/MAX Lone Star, and Palms Resort & Caf頯n the Beach; Awards Brunch Sponsor is Furcron Realtors and Property Management; Friend Sponsors Anglers Marine Center, Ben’s Liquor, Blackbeards’, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Cameron County Insurance Center, Central Texas Concealed, LLC, Coastal Angler Magazines, Islands, Pirate’s Cove Subdivision, Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Sea Ranch Restaurant, Tequila Sunset and Tom & Jerry’s Beach Club Bar & Grill.
Trophy Sponsors for this year’s event are Airtech, American Diving, Coastal D飯r by Canvas Creations, Coral Reef Lounge, Fishing Adventures SPI-Capt. Bryan Ray, Furcron Realtors/Furcron Property Management, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Island Cinema, Islands, Jim Harvill-Sysco Food Service, Laguna BOB, Lone Star Charters-Capt. Ronnie Marett, Louie’s Backyard, Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Lighthouse Pub, Padre Island Brewing Co, PI/SPI Guides Association, Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar, Pirate’s Cove Subdivision, Pirate’s Landing, Ramada Limited, Sea Ranch Restaurant, Sierra Title Company, Inc., Sharon Taylor, Ship Shape, South Padre Bank, N.A., South Padre Island Golf Club, Tequila Sunset, Wells Real Estate, White Lumber and White Sands Motel, Marina & Restaurant. Join us for the 31st Anniversary Ladies Kingfish Tournament and start your own Island tradition.
If you would like additional information about the tournament please contact the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce at 956.761.4412, email@example.com or checkout the official Chamber website at www.spichamber.com TBB