Tournament Time!

Posted by Colin on Dec 29, 2010

 

Tournament Time!

Ah yes, tournament time! The adrenaline rush of roaring out of a packed marnina at sunrise in search of a winning gamefish, or better yet... a Bisbee's Marlin ! The Waterman's Journal put in the time to find all the great tournaments that gather the world's greatest sport-fishermen. Here you will find a listing of the great IGFA Tournaments from around the world including Mexico, Costa Rica, Florida, Australia, and more!!

 

2011 Tournaments
(Listing of Tournaments for 2011 in Chronological Order)

January

Gold Cup Team Fishing Tournament
Palm Beach, Florida
Jan 11th - Jan 15th
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TAA Billfish Tournament "Torneo en el Arco"
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jan 14th - Jan 16th
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Salinas International Billfish Tournament
Salinas, Ecuador
Jan 19th - Jan 22nd
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IWFA Annual Billfish Release Tournament
Stuart, Florida
Jan 22nd - Jan 25th
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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament
St. George's, Grenada
Jan 23rd - Jan 27th
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Reef Cup Invitational Sailfish Tournament
Key Largo, Florida
Jan 25th - Jan 29th
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Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series 1
Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Jan 26th - Jan 29th
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24 Horas de Pesca de Luanda
Luanda, Angola
Jan 29th - Jan 30
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Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jan 29th - Feb 1st
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XVIII Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jan 29th - Feb 5th
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Feburary

Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Classic
Moolooolaba, Australia
Feb 3rd - Feb 6th
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South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition
Black River, Mauritius
Feb 16th - Feb 18th
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Luhr's Billfish Shootout
Shoal Bay, Australia
Feb 19th - Feb 20th
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New Zealand Sport Fishing Council Nationals -- Wahau Bay Club
Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Feb 19th - Feb 26th
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March

Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series II
Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
March 2nd - March 5th
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Blue Marlin Classic
East Fremantle, Australia
March 5th - March 7th
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Costa Rica Classic
Quepos, Costa Rica
March 10th - March 12th
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Barbados International Fishing Tournament
Port St. Charles, Barbados
March 18th - March 22nd
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Presidential Challenge - Costa Rica
Carrillo, Costa Rica
March 25th - March 27th
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31st International Marlin Madness Game Fish Tournament - Tabago
Speyside, Tabago
March 26th - March 29th
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Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament
Charlotteville, Tobago
March 30th - April 2nd
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April

West Australian Open
Trigg, Australia
April 9th - April 10th
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GFA of PNG National Game Fishing Tournament
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
April 16th - April 25th
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Lyford Cay Offshore Tournament
Nassau, Bahamas
April 28th - April 30th
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May

12th Steinlager I'A Lapo'A Fishing Tournament
Pago Pago, American Samoa
May 9th - May 14th
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39th Annual Bluewater Invitational
St. Augustine, Florida
May 24th - May 29th
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14th Annual Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament
Georgetown, Cayman Islands
May 19th - May 22nd
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New Smyma Beach/Daytona Beach Striker Tournament
New Smyma Beach, Florida
May 26th - May 29th
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Cajun Canyons Bilfish Classic
Venice, Louisiana
May 31st - June 5th
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June

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain's Cup Dolphin Tournament
Islamorada, Florida
June 1st - June 2nd
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TAA Eastcape Billfish Tournament
Eastcape, Mexico
June 1st - June 5th
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Grand Hotel and Casino Vanuatu Marlin Classic
Port Vila, Vanuatu
June 5th - June 11th
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Biloxi, Mississippi
June 8th - June 12th
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Caicos Classic
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
June 8th - June 13th
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28th Treasure Cay Annual Billfish Tournament
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
June 12th - June 17th
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Jeff Alexander Memorial Billfish Tournament
Biloxi, Mississippi
June 15th - June 19th
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39th Annual Bluewater, Kingfish & Inshore Invitational Tournament
Savannah, Georgia
June 15th - June 19th
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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin
Destin, Florida
June 21st - June 26th
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Presidential Papagayo Cup
Popagayo, Costa Rica
June 23rd - June 25th
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40th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
Pensacola, Florida
June 30th - July 3rd
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July

Presidential Challenge - Panama
Perlas Islands, Panama
July 3rd - July 5th
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Bermuda Billfish Blast
Hamilton, Bermuda
July 3rd - July 7th
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MegaDock Billfishing Tournament
Charleston, South Carolina
July 6th - July 9th
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IGFA International Qualifying Tournament
Split, Croatia
July 6th - July 10th
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Bermuda Big Game Classic
Hamilton, Bermuda
July 13th - July 17th
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24th Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament
Ocean City, Maryland
July 15th - July 17th
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Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Tournament
East Cape, Mexico
July 26th - July 30th
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Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club 42nd White Marlin Invitational
Beach Haven, New Jersey
July 27th - July 30th
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August

Texas International Fishing Tournament
South Padre Island, Texas
Aug 3rd - Aug 7th
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White Marlin Open
Ocean City, Maryland
August 8th - August 12th
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Sonny Johnson Memorial Tournament
Biloxi, Mississippi
August 17th - August 21st
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Washington Tuna Classic
Westport, Washington
August 26th - August 27th
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September

Marina Rubicon Marlin Cup 2011
Playa Blanca, Canary Islands
Sept 15 - Sept 17
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20th Tonga International Billfish Tournament
Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Sept 15th - Sept 20th
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Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club - Spring Shootout
Mooloolaba, Australia
Sept 29th - Oct 2nd
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October

New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational
New Smyma Beach, Florida
Oct 5th - Oct 9th
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Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Oct 11th - Oct 15th
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El Pescado Billfish Tournament
Jacksonvile, Florida
Oct 13th - Oct 15th
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Bisbee's Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
Los Cabos, Mexico
Oct 14th - Oct 16th
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47th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Oct 15th - Oct 22nd
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Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot Tournament
Los Cabos, Mexico
Oct 18th - Oct 22nd
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Presidential Caribbean Cup - Aruba
Aruba
Oct 21st - Oct 23rd
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November

AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Sailfish Classic
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 10th - Nov 11th
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Presidential Challenge - Guatemala
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemal
Nov 11th - Nov 13th
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December

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Islamorada, Florida
Dec 1st - Dec 4th
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Islamorada Fishing Club Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament
Islamorada, Florida
Dec 7th - Dec 8th
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