When tropical weather in the form of INVEST 90L made an appearance along the Gulf Coast in late May, the Mobile Big Game Fishing Clubs Memorial Day tournament had to be cancelled due to safety concerns. The cancellation could have had a serious impact on competition for the Annual Club Cup. The Club Cup is an event that pits The Mobile Big Game Fishing Club against The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club in a good spirited tourney that fosters competition and comradery between the clubs and grows participation and membership.

The usual rules require boats to compete in either the MBGFC Memorial Day OR Labor Day Tournament AND PBGFC International Tournament. The boat with the most points at the conclusion of the  MBGFC Labor Day tournament wins all.

As a solution to INVEST 90L crashing the party, these two Clubs came together and moved the party! This year the Club Cup will be decided at the PBGFC International and MBGFC Memorial Day tournament but that’s not the cool part. The cool part is that the Club points will be doubled, entry fees for the International Tournament include entry into the Memorial Day Tournament, boats can register and weigh-in at either club, Captain’s meetings and check out will be at both clubs and  the boats that pre-registered for the International also gain entry in the Memorial Day tournament.

The schedule of events:

Wednesday:
6:00-9:00 pm
Captain’s Meeting-Registration (Both clubhouses)

Thursday:
4:00 pm
Flare Start
4:01
Lines In

Friday:
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Weigh-in (PENSACOLA YACHT CLUB ONLY)

Saturday:
3:00 pm
Scales open at BOTH Pensacola Yacht Club and Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Clubhouse.
8:00 pm
Boats must be IN LINE

Saturday:
10:00 am
Awards banquet at Pensacola Yacht Club

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the fish will be hungry but either way a good time will certainly be had by all of the members of these two Gulf Coast clubs that refuse to let Mother Nature have the last word.

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