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TBF Announces the 2013 Tag and Release Award Winners

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January 7th, 2014

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Billfish Foundation Award Dinner SisolakThe Billfish Foundation is proud to announce the Award Winners for the 2013 Tag and Release Competition. This year TBF received nearly 7,500 tag and release reports from all over the world through both the traditional card system and TBF’s Tag and Release Online Database. Many new names have emerged in this year’s competition and we are excited to see the continued support from winners of previous tag and release awards.

This year the Award Ceremony is sponsored by Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments with the awards presented by TBF Tag and Release Program sponsors King Sailfish Mounts, Costa Sunglasses, Pelagic Gear, and Casa Vieja Lodge. The ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show and will be Thursday February 13, 2014 at 6:30PM in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island.  All are welcome to attend and show their support for the 2013 Tag and Release Award Winners.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets to TBF’s  Tag and Release Ceremony

 

2013 Tagging Awards

Overall Tagging Awards

Top Overall Tagging Angler – Christian Hampl – Quepos, Costa Rica
Top Overall Lady Tagging Angler – Martha Macnab – Balboa Island, CA USA
Top Overall Youth Tagging Angler – Nick Brackmann – Huntington Beach, CA USA
Top Overall Tagging Captain – Edgar Montero – Quepos, Costa Rica

Top Tagging Anglers – Atlantic

Blue Marlin – Mike Brauser  – Lighthouse Point, FL USA
Sailfish – Jose Guanipa – Caraballeda, Venezuela
Spearfish  – Gray Ingram – Jupiter, FL USA
Swordfish  – Richard Gudoian – Key Largo, FL USA
White Marlin – Laurent Sahyoun – Casablanca, Morocco

Top Tagging Anglers – Indian

Black Marlin – Scott MacGowan – Baynton, Australia
Blue Marlin * – Daniel James – Wadeye, Australia
Blue Marlin * –Oliver Porter – Bull Creek, Australia
Blue Marlin * – Joseph Sutherland – Broome, Australia
Sailfish – Henry Riggs-Miller – Victoria, Seychelles

Top Tagging Anglers – Pacific

Blue Marlin – Christian Hampl – Quepos, Costa Rica
Sailfish – Jack Duvall – Kemah, TX USA
Spearfish – Sandra Hiler – South Bend, IN USA
Striped Marlin – Martha Macnab – Balboa Island, CA USA

Top Tagging Captains – Atlantic

Blue Marlin – Ronnie Fields – Lake Park, FL USA
Sailfish – Fin Gaddy – Manteo, NC USA
Spearfish – Ronnie Fields – Lake Park, FL USA
Swordfish – Sean O’Connor – Key Largo, FL USA
White Marlin – Christian Banazeth – Auch, France

Top Tagging Captains – Indian

Black Marlin – Bernard Vale – Coral Bay, Australia
Blue Marlin – Eddy Lawler – Exmouth, Australia
Sailfish – Ross Newton – Broome, Australia
Striped Marlin – Eddy Lawler – Exmouth, Australia

Top Tagging Captains – Pacific

Black Marlin – Tim Richardson – Bangalow, Australia
Blue Marlin – Edgar Montero – Quepos, Costa Rica
Sailfish – Skeet Warren – Flamingo, Costa Rica
Spearfish – Gene Vander Hoek – Kailua-Kona, HI USA
Striped Marlin – Bernabe Ruiz – Cabo San Lucas, MX

Youth Tagging Awards

Ages 8 And Under – Charles Gaddy – Manteo, NC USA
Ages 11-12 – Jack Way – Houston, TX USA
Ages 11-12 Runner-Up – Serenity Schneider – Boca Raton, FL USA
Ages 13-15 – Nick Brackmann – Huntington Beach, CA USA
Ages 13-15 Runner-Up – Lillian Way – Houston, TX USA
Ages 16-17 – Matthew Hancock – San Antonio, TX USA

2013 Release Awards

Overall Release Awards

Top Overall Release Angler – Tiffany Sisolak – Kitty Hawk, NC USA
Top Overall Release Lady Angler – Tiffany Sisolak – Kitty Hawk, NC USA
Top Overall Release Youth Angler – Gregory Benn – Great Falls, VA USA
Top Overall Release Captain – Brad Philipps – Guatemala City, Guatemala

Top Release Anglers – Atlantic

Blue Marlin – Gray Ingram – Jupiter, FL USA
Sailfish – Gray Ingram – Jupiter, FL USA
White Marlin – Gregory Benn – Great Falls, VA USA

Top Release Anglers – Indian

Black Marlin – Henry Riggs-Miller – Victoria, Seychelles
Sailfish – Henry Riggs-Miller – Victoria, Seychelles

Top Release Anglers – Pacific

Black Marlin – Barry Alty – Gold Coast, Australia
Blue Marlin – Christian Hampl – Quepos, Costa Rica
Sailfish – Tiffany Sisolak – Kitty Hawk, NC USA
Striped Marlin – Chris Bays – Kailua Kona, HI USA
Swordfish – John Gregory – Kerikeri,  New Zealand

Top Release Captains – Atlantic

Blue Marlin – Ronnie Fields – Lake Park, FL USA
Sailfish – Scott Leon – Pembroke Pines, FL USA
White Marlin – Fin Gaddy – Manteo, NC USA

Top Release Captains – Indian

Black Marlin – Brad Philipps – Guatamala City, Guatemala
Sailfish – Rolly Pierre – Denis Island, Seychelles

Top Release Captains – Pacific

Black Marlin – Brett Alty – Coombarah, Australia
Blue Marlin – Edgar Montero – Quepos, Costa Rica
Sailfish – Brad Philipps – Guatemala City, Guatemala
Spearfish – Chris Bays – Kailua Kona, HI USA
Striped Marlin – Chris Bays – Kailua Kona, HI USA
Swordfish – John Gregory – Keri Keri, New Zealand

Youth Release Awards

Ages 8 And Under – Brown Gaddy – Manteo, NC USA
Ages 11-12 – Bo Ingram – Greensboro, NC USA
Ages 11-12 – Katie Davis – Malibu, CA USA
Ages 13-15 – Gregory Benn – Great Falls, VA USA
Ages 13-15 Runner-Up* – Nick Brackmann – Huntington Beach, CA USA
Ages 13-15 Runner-Up* – Wesley Davis – Malibu, CA USA
Ages 16-17 – Ridge Murphy – Homestead, FL USA

* Denotes a tie

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