2019 Tournament Format & Entry
Updated April 28, 2019
The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is an invitation only tournament limited to 80 teams. Invitees have a limited amount of time to RSVP with their deposit; the balance of the entry fee must be paid by August 1st. Teams may request to be added to the waiting list. The waiting list does not carry forward to the following year so if you did not receive an invitation but still wish to be considered, you’ll need to add your name to the waiting list when it reopens each year on September 1st.
Teams must check in during Registration to verify team information, pick up event tickets, tournament forms and team merchandise and attend the Captain’s Meeting. Registration takes place on Wednesday, August 21 between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Teams running late due to weather or mechanical problems may register up to 8:30am on Thursday, August 22, but must make arrangements with the tournament director beforehand. Teams registering late are still expected to abide by any rules changes that may be announced at the Captain’s Meeting.
Each team receives eight event tickets and a team bucket or bag with sponsor gifts and eight tournament t-shirts. Merchandise and event tickets for additional team members may be purchased at the event.