Bermuda Big Game Classic
The Bermuda Big Game Classic is a three-day, big-fish team event and an open fishing tournament. It's the largest and most prestigious big game competition in Bermuda and also the second leg of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship. The Classic has many traditions including a boat parade, fleet blessings, mid-week barbecue, Bacardi cocktail reception and gala awards banquet.
Eligible species include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Spearfish, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin. The team that accumulates maximum points from catches and releases over the three of the event, wins the championship.
There are cash and other awards for teams making the largest Blue Marlin and gamefish cath (by weight) and also maximum releases. Prizes are also given to the lady and junior anglers and up to the tird place. Valid catches (that earn points) include blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish, sailfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna, wahoo and dolphin.
Entry fee: $3,000 per team and includes:
Entry for up to six anglers,
A total of six passes to the kickoff party, weigh-station bar and the awards banquet.
Automatically entered in the Triple Crown Championship, no additional entry fee.
Non-angler party passes are also available.
The scoring system of this event is similar to that of each qualifying event or a leg of the Triple Crown Championship. Check Bermuda Triple Crown Championship
to know about the scoring system.
Awards and Rules
Top-team honors are given to the team that tallies the most points during the tournament. The tournament awards cash and prizes to the teams that catch the largest blue marlin and game fish by weight and most overall billfish releases. There are prizes for first, second and third places.
A release trophy and cash prize are also awarded to the team with the most release points for the tournament. The high-point angler, lady angler and junior angler receive a trophy and a prize.
How the event is held typically daywise
This event is held in July and almost immediately after Bermuda Billfish Blast.
Host: Hotel Hamilton Princess, Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke
Day1: Final registration, captain's meeting and kickoff party at the Hamilton Princess Hotel from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Captain's meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Day2: 6:45 a.m. boat parade from Hamilton Princess dock. Boats are usually decorated with flags and banners. They will a start slow parade to Two Rock passage. Once the lead boat goes through the passage boats can throttle up.
Fishing day: Start:8 a.m. Lines Out: 4 p.m. Open Bacardi Bar at weigh station.
Day3: Fishing day: Start:8 a.m. Lines Out: 4 p.m. Open Bacardi Bar at weigh station. Private tournament party starts at 6:30 p.m. till the food and Bacardi runs out.
Day4: Fishing day: Start:8 a.m. Lines Out: 4 p.m. Open Bacardi Bar at weigh station.
Day5: Bacardi cocktail reception: 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (at Bacardi International Building). Awards banquet: 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Princess Harborview Ballroom.
Bermuda Big Game Classic Schedule
The schedule for the upcoming event is published in the website www.bermudabiggameclassic.com
Contacts for further info
Tournament Series Producer,
460 N. Orlando Avenue, Suite 200, Winter Park, Florida 32789, USA
Phone: 407 571 4680, fax 407 571 4681