BENEFITING: Solve ME/CFS Initiative
EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2015
Summary. Welcome to the 1st Annual Dana Point Lazy Bird Halibut Tournament. For all those fishermen who don't feel like getting up too early after Thanksgiving to participate in a tournament, this is the tournament for you. With an 8am start time, you can catch up on your sleep and still help raise money for a great charity, and possibly win some jackpot money and bragging rights. This year's charity is the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, which raises money for research to make chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable.
Tournament info. Join us in Dana Point around 8am (there is no check in, so you can really start whenever you want). To participate, you must donate at least $50 (per angler) to this fundraiser on Crowdrise before midnight on 11-27-15. Teams are fine, but each person fishing must make a donation. If you catch a legal halibut, meet us at the boat ramp at 4:30pm SHARP for the weigh-in.
Prizes. If there are 9 participants or less, 1st place will be $100, and 2nd place will be $50. I am putting up the prize money personally, so all donations are tax deductible and will go directly to the charity (less a small processing fee). If there at 10 or more participants, 1st place will be $200, and 2nd place will be $100. I will weigh the fish on a certified scale.
Misc Rules. IGFA Rules apply. Bounce-balling and drift fishing with trap rigs is allowed with single hooks only. Gang (double and treble) hooks are permitted when attached to plugs or other artificial lures that are specifically designed for this use. Baits may not be used with gang hooks. Anglers may use up to 2 rods per angler at any time. In the event that weather causes a cancellation, the tournament will be held the following day, Sunday the 29th of November. In the event that weather also cancels Sunday the 29th of November, drawings will be held to award the prizes. Rain will not necessarily constitute a cancellation. All teams/anglers fish at their own risk. No refunds, no exceptions.