2018
Schedule of Events
for Participants

The Greatest Show
in Sportfishing!

The Greatest Show in Sportfishing

Tournament Schedule of Events - Participants and Sponsors

"Billfish Week" July 10th - 15th, 2018 ~ The Wharf, Orange Beach, Alabama
(Updated 06/22/2018)

Tuesday July 10th:
  • 6 pm - 10:30 pm: Crew Fest Party Presented by Galati Yacht Sales and Viking Yachts. Great Food - Drinks - DJ Matt and featuring the Triple Crown Challenge Fighting Chair Contest presented by Pompanette at The Port on Main Street across from the Ferris Wheel (private). Tom Hilton will also be on hand with tips on where to find the fish!

Wednesday July 11th:
  • 10 am - 5 pm: Team Check-in and Optional Entry Registration at Tournament Headquarters (Marina Office)
  • 6:15 pm - 7 pm: Tournament Rules Meeting at Orange Beach Event Center (new location - Private)
  • 7 pm: The Kick-off Party Presented by Hancock & Whitney Bank at the Orange Beach Event Center. Live music by the Jason Abel Project. (new location - Private)
  • 7 pm: Live music by the Garrett Howell Band on the Marlin Circle Stage, Wharf Street Party and Billfish Boat Show on Main Street
  • 9 pm - 11 pm: Kick Off After-Party at the Boat Bar Presented by Cruzan Rum
  • 9:15 pm: The One and Only - Miss Billfish Contest on the Marlin Circle Stage Presented by Lucca and Pelagic

Thursday July 12th:
  • 8 am - 10 am: "Get Your Game On" Team Breakfast Presented by Dog River Marine Complex - next to Boat Bar
  • 8 am - 11 am: Final Optional Entry open at Tournament Headquarters (Marina Office)
  • 8 am - 10 am: "Hangover Clinic" sponsored by Gulf Coast Yacht Group and Hatteras Yachts behind the Marina Office
  • 11:01 am: Boat departure from the Wharf Marina
  • Orange Beach / Gulf Shores Billfish Boat Parade - Canal Road
  • 5 pm: Sponsor Village Opens in Marlin Circle along with the Billfish Boat Show on Main Street

Friday July 13th:
  • 4 pm: Sponsor Village Opens in Marlin Circle along with the Billfish Boat Show
  • 5 pm: Weigh-In Spectacular - National Anthem; Opening Intro Video Presentation
  • 5 pm - 8 pm: Tournament Weigh-In hosted by Jim Cox. Streaming online.

Saturday July 14th:
  • 7:30 am: NEW for 2018 - Blue Marlin Miler 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run for St Jude - taking place at The Wharf
  • 4 pm: Sponsor Village Opens in Marlin Circle along with the Billfish Boat Show
  • 5 pm: Weigh-In Spectacular - Presentation of Colors; National Anthem; Opening Intro Video Presentation
  • 5 pm - 10 pm: Tournament Weigh-In..."The Greatest Show in Sportfishing!" - hosted by Jim Cox and televised on the BMGC Television Network (NBC) (6 pm to 9 pm) and streaming online (5 pm to 10 pm)
  • 10 pm: Announcement of the Tournament Champions

Sunday July 15th:
  • 9 am: Tournament Awards Ceremony Breakfast Presented by Saunders Yachtworks and the announcement Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship Winners at The Port on Main Street across from the Ferris Wheel (private)