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THIS TOURNAMENT IS FULL!
Thanks to the 22 anglers who signed up!


"Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving Carp Tournament"
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bicentennial Park - Joliet, IL


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In memory and in honor of Paul Wells who was our first Thanksgiving Tournament winner in 2007 and a winner again in 2010, our annual Thanksgiving weekend contest is now called the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving Carp Tournament"! This November 28, 2015 tournament will be the third year the event is named in honor of Paul, who passed away in September 2013.

Prior winners have been:
2007: Paul Wells
2008: Mike Olinger
2009: Frank Rink
2010: Paul Wells
2011: Frank Rink
2012: Jim Rink
2013: Mike Woodworth (a.m.) and Cory Bohmann (p.m.)
2014: Chad Bettisch (a.m.) and Frank Rink (p.m.)


1. This 11/28/15 Big 4 tournament will feature peg choices by participating anglers. At all sessions at 6:30 a.m. sharp, participating anglers will be part of a drawing to determine the order for peg choice. The order of this draw will be in the chronological order that anglers arrived at the venue.

The angler who draws the #1 chip will have first choice of pegs. The angler who draws the #2 chip will have second choice, and so on. Peg choices will be made in the order of chip numbers drawn. An angler will have a half-minute to make his peg choice.

Anglers arriving after 6:30 a.m. will draw, using the same format as the 6:30 a.m. draw, to determine choice of whatever pegs remain. There are no call-in peg choices, nor can someone choose for you in your absence. "You snooze, you lose."

24 pegs are available at and around Bicentennial Park.
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Six pegs at Jackson Street will also be available for consideration: #25 north of bridge, #26 just south of bridge, #27 just south of 26, #28 just south of 27, #29 just south of 28, and #30 just south of 29.
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Click here for descriptions of, opinions about, and some photos of Joliet's 30 available pegs!

2. As of 11:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, an angler may begin fishing at another open peg under the following conditions:

A. The peg must be one of the 30 marked/flagged pegs in the tournament venue, and it must be unoccupied.
B. The newly chosen peg must have open/unoccupied pegs immediately adjacent to it. For example, if an angler wants to move to peg 2, there may not be another tournament angler fishing in pegs 1 and 3. However, if there is a bridge between pegs, the open, adjacent peg (on the other side of the bridge) may be claimed.
C. An angler can claim the peg by being physically at the peg and placing some kind of fishing equipment near the peg chains. First come, first served. You may not claim a new peg until you have vacated and stopped fishing at your previous peg. Only one peg change is allowed over the course of the tournament.
D. An angler can claim a peg at any time before or after 11:30 a.m., but he may not start fishing there until 11:30 a.m. or after. Chumming is not allowed at the new peg until 11:30 a.m. or after.
E. This arrangement does pose the risk of someone chumming a peg prior to the tournament. We trust your honor and are confident that such prior feeding will not be the case.

3. There will be only one tournament on each day, as opposed to dividing the day into two events and wasting time moving. Due to a one tournament day, times for each event will be as follows:



Peg draw: 6:30 a.m. sharp at pegs 6-7 (Parking lot at Bluff and Jefferson adjacent to the west bank of the DesPlaines River). If possible, please arrive a few minutes early for fee payment, waiver signature, scorecard distribution, meet and greet, etc.
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Tournament time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (addresses shortened time of sunlight this time of year and allows time to return home for Saturday evening commitments).



Awards: Shortly after 3:30 p.m. at pegs 6-7.

4. At least four anglers must commit to a tournament to make it a GO.

5. All tournaments will be a Big 4 format.

6. Entry fee will be $30 and all fees will be returned to the prize package. There will be optional $5 winner-take-all sidepots for total # of carp and for big carp of the day.

There will be prizes for the top 12 finishers in the tournament. The prize package is as follows:



1st. First place finishers will receive cash - 50% of entry fees - and a medal.
2nd. Second place finishers will receive cash - 30% of entry fees - and a medal.
3rd. Third place finishers will receive cash - 20% of entry fees - and a medal.
Note: If finishers 1, 2, 3 prefer the Daiwa reel or rod or any other prize over the cash, the cash will then roll over to the next finisher in line.
4th through 12th place finishers will have their choice of the following:
Daiwa Opus Plus-type baitrunner reel (retails new for about $100).
12' Daiwa Maddragon carp rod (retails new for about $70)
Assortment of five, new inline or clipped carp leads of 3 ounces of more (5 leads retail new for about $12).
Big Bob's flavored corn.
Insulated beverage container(s).
Cap(s).
Koozie(s).

Medals will also be awarded to the top 3 finishers and to the big fish winner and number of fish winner!
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7. Up to three rods will be allowed, but your third rod must be marked with your name and address as required by IDNR. Other tournament rules (witnesses, required mats, no treble hooks, peg boundaries, etc.) will be the same as in past years. Click here for detailed rules!

Good luck. Hope you can make it. Sign up on this thread. Thanks! —Dr. Frank Rink, Tournament organizer

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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Joe Kalina is in. Thanks, Joe! :yourock:
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Dennis Davis is in. Thanks, Dennis! :yourock:
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Frank Rink is in.

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List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Frank Rink

Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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Chuck Blomlie is in. Thanks, Chuck! :yourock:

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Chuck is angler #4, so this tournament is a GO!

I won't limit this to 12 anglers, but I will keep it small enough to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Frank Rink

Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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Walter Wheeler is in. Thanks, Walter! :yourock:

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Mike Olinger is in. Thanks, Mike! :yourock:
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I won't limit this to 12 anglers, but I will keep it small enough to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Walter Wheeler
5. Mike Olinger
6. Frank Rink

Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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I'm in

Chad Bettisch is in. Thanks, Chad! :yourock:

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I won't limit this to 12 anglers, but I will keep it small enough to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis

3. Chuck Blomlie

4. Walter Wheeler

5. Mike Olinger

6. Chad Bettisch

7. Frank Rink

Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!

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Christine Stout is in. Thanks, Christine! :yourock:
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Tony Stout is in. Thanks, Tony! :yourock:
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Mark Pinner is in. Thanks, Mark! :yourock:
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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Walter Wheeler
5. Mike Olinger
6. Chad Bettisch
7. Christine Stout
8. Tony Stout
9. Mark Pinner
10. Frank Rink

Only eight slots remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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The promised Surprise Bucket will be there but I won't be participating in this event, Larry.

Thanks for your generosity, Larry! :yourock:

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I'm in Frank

Met Lika is in. Thanks, Met! :yourock:

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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis

3. Chuck Blomlie

4. Walter Wheeler

5. Mike Olinger

6. Chad Bettisch

7. Christine Stout

8. Tony Stout

9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika

11. Frank Rink

Only seven slots remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!

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Chuck Ferczok is in. Thanks, Chuck! :yourock:

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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Walter Wheeler
5. Mike Olinger
6. Chad Bettisch
7. Christine Stout
8. Tony Stout
9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika
11. Chuck Ferczok
12. Frank Rink

Only six slots remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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Donald Tiske is in. Thanks. Donald! :yourock:
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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Walter Wheeler
5. Mike Olinger
6. Chad Bettisch
7. Christine Stout
8. Tony Stout
9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika
11. Chuck Ferczok
12. Donald Tiske
13. Frank Rink

Only five slots remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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I salute REI for being closed on Black Friday, Nov. 27, and for encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors though their "Opt Outside" campaign.

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On that same theme, Saturday, November 28 is a good day to get out for some carp fishing on the DesPlaines River. Only five slots remain for the Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving Carp Tournament on Saturday, November 28. Sign up on this thread. Thanks for your consideration!

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Feucho Aguilita Gonzales is in. Thanks, Feucho! :yourock:

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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis
3. Chuck Blomlie
4. Walter Wheeler
5. Mike Olinger
6. Chad Bettisch
7. Christine Stout
8. Tony Stout
9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika
11. Chuck Ferczok
12. Donald Tiske
13. Feucho Aguilita Gonzales
14. Frank Rink

Only four openings remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!


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Frank, I'm in too :-)

Michal Gliksman is in. Thank you, Michal! :yourock:

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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis

3. Chuck Blomlie

4. Walter Wheeler

5. Mike Olinger

6. Chad Bettisch

7. Christine Stout

8. Tony Stout

9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika

11. Chuck Ferczok

12. Donald Tiske

13. Feucho Aguilita Gonzales

14. Michal Gliksman

15. Frank Rink

Only three openings remain. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!

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morning frank. please sign up eddy cobb and fred rhodes for paul wells tourney. thanx

Eddie Cobb is in. Thank you, Eddie! :yourock:

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Fred Rhodes is in. Thank you, Fred! :yourock:

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I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up as soon as you can. Thanks.

List of participating anglers, so far, for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis

3. Chuck Blomlie

4. Walter Wheeler

5. Mike Olinger

6. Chad Bettisch

7. Christine Stout

8. Tony Stout

9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika

11. Chuck Ferczok

12. Donald Tiske

13. Feucho Aguilita Gonzales

14. Michal Gliksman

15. Eddie Cobb

16. Fred Rhodes

17. Frank Rink

Just one opening remains. Sign up on this thread if you wish to participate. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!

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Im in...if I can use some Frank Rink rods.

Jim Rink

Jim Rink from Kansas is in. And yes, I have reels, rods, a net, mat, and sling for Jim to use. Thanks, Jim! :yourock:

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Jim's entry means we are now full.

Interested anglers can sign up to be on a waiting list as we often have one or two drop out prior to the event.

I am limiting this tournament to 18 anglers to allow for some decent peg choices. Sign up if you want to be on a waiting list. Thanks.

List of participating anglers for the "Paul Wells Memorial Thanksgiving" Big 4 Carp Tournament at Joliet, IL on Nov. 28.

1. Joe Kalina

2. Dennis Davis

3. Chuck Blomlie

4. Walter Wheeler

5. Mike Olinger

6. Chad Bettisch

7. Christine Stout

8. Tony Stout

9. Mark Pinner

10. Met Lika

11. Chuck Ferczok

12. Donald Tiske

13. Feucho Aguilita Gonzales

14. Michal Gliksman

15. Eddie Cobb

16. Fred Rhodes

17. Jim Rink

18. Frank Rink

We are now full, but you can still sign up on this thread if you wish to be placed on a waiting list. We often have a drop out or two prior to the event. Thanks!

Click here for detailed rules!

Click here for information about available pegs!

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