16th Annual | August 21-24, 2019 | 79 Teams | $612,250 Cash Awards

Catch Statistics

116 Billfish Caught, 116 Released—16 blue & 97 white marlin, 2 spearfish, 1 sailfish
8 Gamefish Caught—1 dolphin, 7 yellowfin tuna

Photo Gallery

2019 Photo Gallery

Team Winners

TOP FIVE TEAMS
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Evelyn KennedyKevin Pankoke350 pts (on time) / 3 wm; 1 bm; 1 sp$59,250
 2Waste KnotBarry Sawyer350 pts (on time) / 4 wm; 1 bm$35,550
 3Katherine AnneBacklash Davis350 pts / 4 wm; 1 bm$23,700
 4Full PullRyan Riggs280 pts (on time) / 4 wmtrophy
 5Electric BillJerry Owens280 pts (on time) / 4 wmtrophy
BILLFISH DAILY
 DAYBOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1-1stno fish
 1-2ndno fish
 2-1stTop HookerWill Atkinson210 pts / 3 wm$41,475
 2-2ndSea TraderShey Mahoney140 pts (on time) / 2 wm$17,775
 3-1stFender BenderElliott Curry280 pts / 3 wm; 1 bm$41,475
 3-2ndEvelyn KennedyKevin Pankoke210 pts (on time) / 3 wm$17,775
BILLFISH JACKPOT
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Evelyn KennedyKevin Pankoke350 pts (on time) / 3 wm; 1 bm; 1 sp$39,500
 2Waste KnotBarry Sawyer350 pts (on time) / 4 wm; 1 bm$23,700
 3Katherine AnneBacklash Davis350 pts / 4 wm; 1 bm$15,800
HIGH ROLLERS JACKPOT
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Evelyn KennedyKevin Pankoke350 pts (on time) / 3 wm; 1 bm; 1 sp$59,250
 2Waste KnotBarry Sawyer350 pts (on time) / 4 wm; 1 bm$35,550
 3Katherine AnneBacklash Davis350 pts / 4 wm; 1 bm$23,700
BLUE MARLIN JACKPOT (WINNER TAKES ALL)
 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCHAWARD
 1Evelyn KennedyKevin Pankoke350 pts (on time) / 3 wm; 1 bm; 1 sp$79,000
CHARITY MYSTERY FISH (DRAWING)
 DAYBOATCAPTAIN"WINNING CATCH"AWARD
 1no fish
 2Desperado (NC)Rob Barkerdrawing$29,625
 3Bench MarkBobby Garmanydrawing$29,625
GAMEFISH DIVISION
 SPECIESANGLERBOATWEIGHTAWARD
TOP DOLPHINHunter WinchesterKatherine Anne41.4 lbs.$19,750
TOP TUNAJon MorrisDella Ann52.6 lbs.$19,750
TOP WAHOOnone weighed

Angler, Crew & Memorial Awards

TOP ANGLER AWARDS
AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
JUNIOR (billfish)River Simmons (15) fishing with Capt. Bubba SimmonsRare Breedreleased 1 wm
JUNIOR (gamefish)no junior weighed a gamefish
LADY ANGLERWendy Brockenbrough fishing with Capt. Shey MahoneySea Traderreleased 2 wm
OVERALL ANGLERFisher Dedmond fishing with Capt. Kevin PankokeEvelyn Kennedyreleased 3 wm, 1 bm, 1 sp
RELEASE ANGLERsame as above
CREW AWARD
TOP CREWEvelyn Kennedy, Capt. Kevin Pankoke; Mate Bryan Dalheim
MEMORIAL AWARDS
WAYNE McLESKEY TOP BOAT AWARDEvelyn Kennedy
JOEL WEBB MEMORIAL TOP MATEChris Stine on Bi-Op-Sea

Cash Awarded by Team

BOATAWARDSTOTAL PURSE
Evelyn Kennedy1st Top VBBT Boats, Billfish Jackpot, High Rollers, Blue Marlin, 2nd Billfish Daily - Day 3$254,775
Waste Knot2nd Top VBBT Boats, Billfish Jackpot, High Rollers$94,800
Katherine Anne3rd Top VBBT Boats, Billfish Jackpot, High Rollers, Top Dolphin$82,950
Fender Bender1st Billfish Daily Jackpot - Day 3$41,475
Top Hooker1st Billfish Daily Jackpot - Day 2$41,475
Bench MarkCharity Mystery Fish - Day 3$29,625
Desperado (NC)Charity Mystery Fish - Day 2$29,625
Della AnnTop Tuna$19,750
Sea Trader2nd Billfish Daily Jackpot - Day 2$17,775

2019 Tournament Fleet

Alexis
Alexis
Viking 92
Capt. Andy Morris
Home Port: Palm Beach FL
Ann Warrick
Ann Warrick
Paul Mann 76
Capt. Brad Diaz
Home Port: Manteo NC
Anticipation
Anticipation
Spencer Yachts 61
Capt. Harvey Shiflet
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
A-Salt Weapon
A-Salt Weapon
Paul Mann 56
Capt. Dennis Endee
Home Port: Manteo NC
Backlash
Backlash
Purdue 56
Capt. Steve Richardson
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
BB
BB
Viking 65
Capt. Chris Bailey
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Bench Mark
Bench Mark (Mama C)
Buddy Cannady 58
Capt. Bobby Garmany
Home Port: Charleston SC
Bill Collector
Bill Collector (Delta Dawn)
Buddy Davis 61
Capt. Bryan Peele
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Bi-Op-Sea
Bi-Op-Sea
Spencer Yachts 59
Capt. Jesse Granitzki
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Builder's Choice
Builder's Choice
Jarrett Bay 64
Capt. Brent Gaskill
Home Port: New Bern NC
Calcutta
Calcutta (Saga)
Ocean Yacht 58
Capt. Joe Monds
Home Port: Manteo NC
Carrisma
Carrisma
Ocean Yacht 55
Capt. Kenny Shiflett
Home Port: Mathews VA
Carterican
Carterican
Gwaltney 57
Capt. Lee Smith
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Chasin Tail
Chasin Tail
Spencer Yachts 62
Capt. Butch Davis
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Contango
Contango
Viking 60
Capt. Johnny Savage
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Croupier
Croupier
Knight & Carver 76
Capt. Will Austin
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Cuttin' Up
Cuttin' Up
Viking 52
Capt. Nick Jones
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Daymaker
Daymaker
BB Boatworks 58
Capt. Bobby Krivohlavek
Home Port: Georgetown SC
Della Ann
Della Ann
Spencer Yachts 61
Capt. Craig Baldwin
Home Port: Jupiter FL
Desperado (NC)
Desperado (NC)
Taylor Made 56
Capt. Rob Barker
Home Port: Manteo NC
Desperado (VA)
Desperado (VA)
Viking 66
Capt. Justin Ratcliff
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Diamond Girl
Diamond Girl
Weaver Boat Works 68
Capt. Gabe Soriente
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Doc Fees
Doc Fees
Jarrett Bay 58
Capt. Taylor Pleasant
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Don't Panic
Don't Panic
Viking 56
Capt. Carl Beale
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Electric Bill
Electric Bill
Spencer Yachts 60
Capt. Jerry Owens
Home Port: Charleston SC
Evelyn Kennedy
Evelyn Kennedy
Ricky Scarborough 48
Capt. Kevin Pankoke
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Eye Catcher
Eye Catcher
Garlington 61
Capt. Derek Jarrett
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Fender Bender
Fender Bender
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Elliott Curry
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Fin Again
Fin Again
Gary Davis 50
Capt. Duane Matthews
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Fin Planner
Fin Planner
Buddy Harris 58
Capt. Chris Gornell
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
First Look
First Look
Weaver Boat Works 60
Capt. Alan Scibal
Home Port: Atlantic Beach NC
Flight Plan
Flight Plan
Spencer Yachts 74
Capt. Chris Weeks
Home Port:
Freestyle
Freestyle
Blackwell 61
Capt. Kenny Sexton
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Full Pull
Full Pull
Croswait Brothers 57
Capt. Ryan Riggs
Home Port: Charleston SC
Goombay
Goombay
Weaver Boat Works 62
Capt. Brian Peele
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Haphazard
Haphazard
Billy Holton 61
Capt. Joey Belton
Home Port: Manteo NC
Home Run
Home Run
Spencer Yachts 60
Capt. Grant Bentley
Home Port: Edisto Beach SC
Juggernaut
Juggernaut
Custom 36
Capt. Kelly Hanchey
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Katherine Anne
Katherine Anne
Spencer Yachts 63
Capt. Backlash Davis
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Kelly V
Kelly V (Legacy)
Alex Willis 58
Capt. Jordan Croswait
Home Port: Urbanna VA
Knot Done Yet
Knot Done Yet
Viking 64
Capt. Mark Rogers
Home Port: Elon NC
Laura T
Laura T
Sunny Briggs 58
Capt. Tommy Dunn
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Lulu
Lulu (Cotton Picker)
Blackwell 50
Capt. Geno Sauers
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Micabe
Micabe
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Newt Cagle
Home Port: Hilton Head SC
Mimi
Mimi
Garlington 61
Capt. Billy Carroll
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Mister Pete
Mister Pete
C&L 58
Capt. Alan Neiford
Home Port: Charleston SC
Obsession
Obsession
Sheldon Midgett 55
Capt. Jeff Ross
Home Port: Manteo NC
Outlaw
Outlaw
Viking 50
Capt. Bryan Austin
Home Port: Union Grove NC
Piracy
Piracy
Shearline 61
Capt. Chris Russell
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Point Runner
Point Runner
Guthrie 60
Capt. Chris Kubik
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Poor Girl
Poor Girl
Paul Mann 65
Capt. Jack O'Donnell
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Qualifier
Qualifier
Paul Mann 57
Capt. Fin Gaddy
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Rare Breed
Rare Breed (Artemis)
Paul Mann 63
Capt. Bubba Simmons
Home Port: Sullivan's Island SC
Reel Current
Reel Current (Waterman)
Viking 50
Capt. Billy Gingell
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Reelin N Dealin
Reelin N Dealin
Blackwell 62
Capt. Taylor Christian
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Rigged Up
Rigged Up
Omie Tillet 54
Capt. Charles Haywood
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sally Girl
Sally Girl
Ricky Scarborough 57
Capt. Jason Krahenbill
Home Port: Edenton NC
Sarah Jean
Sarah Jean
Gamefisherman 42
Capt. Kurt Ward
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Saving Grace
Saving Grace (Coverage)
Viking 60
Capt. Hunter Blount
Home Port: Atlantic Beach NC
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze
Bobby Sullivan 58
Capt. Ned Ashby
Home Port: Elizabeth City NC
Sea Hound
Sea Hound
Core Sound Marine 58
Capt. Mike King
Home Port: Kure Beach NC
Sea I Sea
Sea I Sea
Viking 72
Capt. Kevin Gaylord
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sea Striker
Sea Striker
Jarrett Bay 61
Capt. Adrian Holler
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Sea Toy
Sea Toy
Spencer Yachts 59
Capt. Bull Tolson
Home Port: Manteo NC
Sea Trader
Sea Trader
Hatteras 60
Capt. Shey Mahoney
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Sensation
Sensation
Jarrett Bay 52
Capt. Dale Britt
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Shenandoah
Shenandoah (Wall Hanger)
Spencer Yachts 61
Capt. Alan Willis
Home Port: Ocean Reef FL
Skiligal
Skiligal
Buddy Cannady 52
Capt. Dave Peck
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Skirt Chaser
Skirt Chaser
Buddy Cannady 53
Capt. Barry Daniels
Home Port: Oregon Inlet NC
Sniper
Sniper
Paul Mann 58
Capt. Jim Bayne
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Sportin' Life
Sportin' Life
Garlington 61
Capt. Mike Glaesner
Home Port: Mount Pleasant SC
Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
Spencer Yachts 60
Capt. Timmy Kidwell
Home Port: Wrightsville Beach NC
Tippecanoe
Tippecanoe
Viking 56
Capt. Matt Bailey
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Top Hooker
Top Hooker
Blackwell 61
Capt. Will Atkinson
Home Port: Manteo NC
Victory Lap
Victory Lap
Viking 61
Capt. Neil Sykes
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Waste Knot
Waste Knot
Sunny Briggs 56
Capt. Barry Sawyer
Home Port: Manteo NC
Waverunner
Waverunner
Bobby Sullivan 53
Capt. Pat Foster
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
Weldor's Ark
Weldor's Ark
Jarrett Bay 55
Capt. Mike Taylor
Home Port: Morehead City NC
Wired Up
Wired Up
Hatteras 60
Capt. Neal Klar
Home Port: Virginia Beach VA
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