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  • Parking lot tournament

    Posted by muirjt on September 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Not worth the time to enter, disqualifying a boat for being on time and not having there chip in the bucket… Printed rules of the tournament does not make any mention on having your chip in the bucket by 1230 prior to weigh in. Poorly run and definately shows lack of experience. When your told to drop it off if you leave before 1230 when you sign in for accountability that’s one thing but to change/ make up a new rule at weigh in to disqualify the winning boat is another. We will never fish with this group again and will make sure everyone else we know doesn’t either!!

    mike replied 7 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • rolltide

    September 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Sorry to hear you feel this way.
    This was to be a friendly tournament.
    No prior tournament experience required.

    Whenever a tournament uses a chip
    that chip needs to be in the bucket by weight in time.
    (tournament fishing 101)
    *this chip rule will be clearly defined for future tournaments

    The other 5 boats, including people who had never fished
    a tournament before, understood and managed
    to get their chip in the bucket before the 12:30 deadline.

    I hate that this happened.
    I ‘d like to thank the others who participated in the tournament
    Happy to see some men bring their sons out fishing for the first time.

    Congrats to Nolan and Noah.

  • muirjt

    September 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Not fishing 101 we talked to the other guys at the dock when we pulled up like we discussed in the parking lot if that was the “rule” it should have been on the rule sheet we got.

  • Abe

    September 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I felt like the Chip rule was made pretty clear when we checked in but it probably should have been on the rule sheet to avoid any confusion. I am sure it will be next time. I can understand the frustration but I think Chuck was trying to do the right thing by enforcing the rules everyone was abiding by. My son and I had a great time and look forward to the next one. I think this is a great opportunity for the weekend angler to get some tournament exposure and meet other forum members. Hopefully next time the fishing will be better! Thanks again to Chuck and his wife for putting this on. -Abe

  • nobass

    September 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm me at sign in. Tournament was supposed to be for members to meet names to face. I want to thank roll tide for doing good this. Looking forward to next one. Fishing was tuff.

  • jlott

    September 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Who won, and what was the weight?

  • jlott

    September 25, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    How many boats were entered?

  • rolltide

    September 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    We had 6 boats.
    And 1 fish won the tournament.
    Tuff Day!!!

  • mike

    September 26, 2016 at 12:57 am

    thanks for having the tournament.thought it went ok for the first one! it was explained to me about about having chip in bucket by 12:30. my chip was a tie with other boats.had a great time and would do this agin.

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