The “Flounder Bowl” is back. This year's tournament is
scheduled for June 29 with a captains meeting June 28.
This event is a two-day party with a fishing tournament on
the side. The Flounder Bowl is hosted by the Peninsula Salt Water Sport
Fisherman's Association but it is the many businesses that sponsor this event
which make it such a great time. These businesses are providing a guaranteed
First Place award of $5,000. They also make it possible to provide free food,
drink and music for participants at both the captains meeting and at the
weigh-in. The sponsors provide for team buckets given out at the captains meeting
and they are also providing various prizes which will be given away at the
weigh-in. Each team will find door-prize tickets in their team buckets which
will give them chances to win these prizes.
The Flounder Bowl will be held out of Dare Marina and Yacht
Sales (www.daremarina.com). Boats will
be allowed to fish from any port but the fish must be brought to Dare Marina
This is a team tournament with an entry fee of $125 per boat
with up to 4 anglers ($100 early entry). Additional anglers will cost $25 each.
Winners will be determined by the combined weight of the team's top three fish.
Cash prizes will be paid through six places.
To give everyone a chance to win, teams not placing in the
top six will be entered in a “Lucky Dog” drawing. The team drawn will win an
additional cash prize.
There will be a prize for the heaviest flounder caught by a
child and a prize for the heaviest flounder caught by a woman in the
tournament. There will also be a prize for the heaviest flounder weighed in by
a member of the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association.
Teams will be given the option of entering a “Big Fish
Calcutta” for an additional $100 entry fee. This is a 100% payout to the team
that has entered the Calcutta, which weighs in the single heaviest fish.
There will be a second optional “Stringer Calcutta” with a
$100 entry fee. This is a 100% payout to the team that has entered this
Calcutta, which has the heaviest stringer weight.
There is a special Sponsors' Challenge Division where teams
entered by the tournament sponsors will compete with each other for the special
Sponsors' Trophy. The winning sponsor will get to keep this trophy until next
year's tournament. Currently, the Sponsors' Trophy is in the possession of
Capt. Craig Paige of Paige II Charters.
The 2012 Flounder Bowl had a total cash payout of $17,350
plus sponsor donated merchandise prizes. The winnings are expected to be larger
this year. This is your chance to fish with and against some of the best
flounder anglers in the state. There will be food, drink, music, and multiple
chances to win. Come on out and join the fun!
You can find the Flounder Bowl on Facebook and visit www.pswsfa.com
Sponsor support for this event is nothing short of
fantastic! These businesses are going out of their way to make sure that the
local fishing community has a good time. We encourage Flounder Bowl
participants to support the sponsors who make this event possible.
Generous sponsor support has allowed the Flounder Bowl to
support various worthy causes. Flounder Bowl proceeds have been used to make
donations to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, the CCA, the RFA
and to support the free Youth Fishing Clinic. $1,000 from the tournament was
given to the medical fund for a young lady who required multi-organ
transplants. Proceeds from the 2012 tournament were used to support the
Children’s Fishing Clinic: www.childrensfishingclinic.com
, Coastal Conservation Association Virginia: www.ccavirginia.org , and the
Recreational Fishing Alliance: www.joinrfa.org
If you are interested in becoming a Flounder Bowl Sponsor,
contact tournament director Capt. Jorj Head: (757) 262-9004, firstname.lastname@example.org .
These awesome businesses
have already signed on to sponsor the 2013 Flounder Bowl:
Thomas E Wilson
The Goose Creek
Pomoco Auto Group
Dare Marina &
Green Top Sporting
& Mapping, P. C.
The Bush Companies
Wanchese Fish Company
C. A. Barrs
York River Electric,
M and M Custom
Randy Blanchard, MD
Plastic Surgery Center
of Hampton Roads
(in memory of Eric
The Rod Father Bait
Mercury Mulch, Inc.
Rudees Inlet Station
Sinkers & Lures
Pig Out BBQ
Sea Tow Lower
Hunt Smile Design
Bishop Fishing Supply
Wayne Harbin Builder,
Dr. K. E. Neill
Oyster Cove Boatworks
& Yacht Brokerage
with Don Lancaster
WHKT 1650 AM
Dr. Guy Harvey
Catchin’ With Capt.
Amory Funeral Home
Drucker & Falk
Dock 2 Sea
Geary Family &
Aero Colours Auto
Body & Paint
Firefly Sweat Tea
Flor De Cana Rum
Lila Nicolls, Inc.
Pop’s Drive In
The Pizza Shop
Bill’s Seafood House