2019
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 9 - 14, 2019 ~ The Wharf, Orange Beach, Alabama
Tuesday July 9th:
  • 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 10th:
  • 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 (Private)
  • 7 pm - 9:30 pm: The Kick-off Party Presented by Hancock Whitney Bank - O. B. Event Center (Private)
  • 7 pm: Live music on the Marlin Circle Stage, Wharf Street Party and Billfish Boat Show on Main Street
  • 9:30 pm - 11 pm: Kick Off After-Party at the Boat Bar Presented by Cruzan Rum

Thursday July 11th:
  • 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 12th:
  • 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 13th:
  • 7:30 am: 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)