Event: J-Town Fall 40's "Merry Christmas" Tny. - Joliet
Added by FJR1 , 23 Jun 2012
Taking place 15 Dec 2012 (Single Day Event)
Dec. 15, 2012 - "Merry Christmas - Two Tournaments in One Day" Total Weight Tournament
OK. The December 1 “Let it Snow” Tournament is over. Thanks to the 13 anglers who participated. As I was collecting left-over peg flags before Mass on December 2, I thought about our upcoming December 15 “Merry Christmas” Tournament and those that will follow this winter in the J-Town Frozen 40 Events. After that reflection, here’s what I came up with:
A. Although the December 1, 2012 “1+1+1” tournament had an interesting twist, those who blanked or caught small fish during the first session may have easily lost hope for the remaining two session. Cory Bohmann is probably right. The Ottawa “Three Tournaments in One” format best keeps anglers’ interest throughout the day and spreads the prizes better.
B. On December 1, three local residents, walking by my peg, told me they would like to participate in the December 15 event, but they appeared concerned when I told them it was an all-day event.
C. Dr. Pat Mills and Trevor Burgess, who frequent bankfishing events, stopped by the venue and indicated that day-long events are tough on some bankfisher enthusiasts. It will get cold very soon, and giving people an option to fish a shorter event may be more enticing to some.
Therefore, the December 15 J-Town Fall 40’s Tournament Series “Merry Christmas” session will be a “Two Tournaments in One Day” Event! You can fish both tournaments or pick and choose to fish only the morning or only the afternoon tournament. Here are the details:
1. Tournament 1 will run from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (four hours). It will be a total weight tournament.
2. Tournament 2 will run from noon until 4:00 p.m. (four hours). It will be a total weight tournament.
3. Entry fee is still just $20 to get you into both tournaments or $10 if you fish just one. Obviously, the payout for each tournament is less, but nobody makes money at these things anyway.
Based on 16 anglers, Tournament 1 will pay a 50%-30%-20% split of entries or $80, $48, $32 for first, second, and third.
Based on 16 anglers, Tournament 2 will pay a 50%-30%-20% split of entries or $80, $48, $32 for first, second, and third.
Because it’s a “Merry Christmas” Event and in the spirit of giving, I will add $10 as an additional prize for each of the six places (6 totals places=$60). With 16 anglers, then, payout for each tourney would be $90, $58, $42.
4. There will still be an optional big fish pot, but it will be $5 for each tournament or $10 if you get in both. Payout will still be a 60%-40% split of 1st and 2nd. Based on 16 anglers, the optional big fish pot would pay $48 (big fish) and $32 (2nd big fish) for each of the two tournaments.
5. Peg draw/choice will still be at 6:30, so those who fish both the morning session and the afternoon session will have a bit of an advantage. As usual, we will do a blind draw for order of choice for the morning session and then choose pegs. We will next choose pegs for the afternoon session, but those choices will be made in reverse order of the morning tournament choices.
Therefore, there will be no need to reconvene at 11:00 to choose pegs. You have an hour to, perhaps, get some lunch and then go to your afternoon tournament peg and begin fishing from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. (4:00 ending due to the early sunset on Dec. 15). Those fishing only the morning session need to give me your scorecard at 11:00, and I will paypal or send you your winnings if you finish in the money.
6. The three rod limit worked well for December 1, so we will continue that rule.
7. If you fish only an afternoon tournament and arrive around noon, you will need to find me at the venue and you will have your choice of whatever pegs remain.
8. If you pay the $20 fee for two tournaments in one day but decide not to fish in the afternoon, your entry is nonrefundable (it would be too easy to drop out if you had the last peg choice for the afternoon session).
9. All other tournament rules remain essentially the same. All 24 pegs will be available on December 15.
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