Stringers for Scholarships 2019

Stringers for Scholarships 2019

June 7 & 8, 2019, Marker 37 Marina

Captain's Party: Friday, June 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

  • Team captain or designated team member must attend
  • Deadline to enter tournament
  • Calcutta Auction
  • Deadline to purchase side pots ($75/category)
  • Food and Drinks
  • Music
  • Raffle prize sneak peek

Tournament Day: Saturday, June 8, 6 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Weigh-in: 1 - 3 PM
  • Awards ceremony: 4 PM
  • Food & Drinks
  • Live Music by John Eric
  • Raffle prizes awarded (Tickets: $5 each, 5 for $20)
  • Door prizes awarded

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Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000 - Wave Sponsor

  • Name and logo listed on all promotions
  • Logo on event signage
  • Provide company banner to hang at event
  • Recognition in the DMC Foundation E-newsletter
  • Two 4-person teams

$2,500 - Salty Sponsor

  • Name listed on all promotions
  • Logo on event signage
  • Provide company banner to hang at event
  • Recognition in the DMC Foundation E-newsletter
  • One 4-person team

$1,500 - Spinner Sponsor

  • Logo on event signage
  • Provide company banner to hang at event
  • One 4-person team

$1,000 - Sand Dune Sponsor

  • Name on event signage
  • One 4-person team

Entry Fees

$100 - Individual

  • One individual entry
  • May be guided or non-guided
  • Discounts available for DMC employees & students

$400 - Team

  • One 4-person team entry
  • May be guided or non-guided       
  • One guide per team allowed

Tournament Rules

2019 Tournament Guidelines and Rules

These guidelines, as set forth on this entry form, will be strictly followed. It is each contestant’s responsibility to read and fully understand these rules. Any contestant who is not following these rules will be disqualified for non-compliance. By signing this entry form, each contestant agrees that the decisions made by the tournament weighmaster will be final in all aspects.

Calcutta Rules

  1. The Calcutta is a competition within the Stringers for Scholarships fishing tournament where individuals bid on guided and non-guided fishing teams that they believe will return with the heaviest stringer at weigh-in in an effort to win 50% of the collected prize money.
  2. Team participation in the Calcutta is optional. Teams that do not participate in the Calcutta are not eligible for the Calcutta prize money.
  3. Participating teams will be auctioned to the highest bidder during the Captains’ Party on Friday, June 7, 2019.
  4. The minimum opening bid per team is $100.
  5. Teams that do not receive a minimum bid will not be considered in determination of Calcutta results.
  6. The individual who places the highest bid on a team must pay his/her winning bid with cash or check to tournament staff prior to close of the Captains’ Party.
  7. The Calcutta shall be split 50/50 with 50% of the prize money going to Del Mar College Foundation and the remaining 50% going to the individual with the highest bid on the team with the heaviest stringer in both guided and non-guided divisions.
  8. The team with the heaviest stringer will be determined by the tournament’s Weighmaster during weigh-in on Saturday, June 8, 2019, as outlined in the official tournament rules. Heaviest stringer is the combined weight of the four fish listed in the stringer category – 2  trout, 1 redfish, and 1 flounder. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined first by length, then girth.

Tournament Rules

  1. Each angler must have a valid legal fishing license with the saltwater tag to participate in this event.
  2. All fish must be caught using rod & reel during the legal fishing time, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
  3. Weigh station will be located at Marker 37 on the Intracoastal Canal. Weigh-in will begin at 1 p.m. Anglers must be in line by 3 p.m. or will be disqualified from the tournament.
  4. This tournament strives to promote conservation. All fish must be of legal size as per Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) regulations. No oversize trout or redfish are allowed in any category. All fish must be slot size.
  5. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined first by length, then girth.
  6. Only one boat per team or individual entry may be utilized and must meet all state and local requirements.
  7. The use of a boat is not required to participate in the tournament. Par-ticipants also can wade, shore, pier, kayak, jetty or fly fish and still participate in the tournament.
  8. Guides and/or commercial fisherman may be hired, fished with and followed during the tournament; however, the box “Guided” on the registration form must be marked. A guided team may include up to four anglers. A guide is allowed to fish as part of that four-member team. (A “guide” is anyone who has a fishing guide license or a commercial fishing license.) A guide who elects to fish will count as one of the team’s four anglers.
  9. Participants may receive assistance in baiting a hook, casting and netting. It is the participant’s job to “set the hook” and reel the fish to the boat or net.
  10. Any fish in question will be disqualified.
  11. No more than four anglers per team.
  12. No black drum.
  13. Same fish cannot be used in more than one category.

Page last updated June 3, 2019.