Grand Caribe along with its generous sponsors hosted the 3rd Annual Deep-Sea Classic Fishing Tournament over the weekend of July 19th, 20th & 21st. The weekend events kicked off on Thursday evening with a briefing, Calcutta, Captain’s dinner and Carey Chen Art Auction.
This year’s Classic was filled with several onsite events, including a volleyball tournament, kayak race and a grand Blue Hole Helicopter tour for 4 raffle prize. The event also had onsite live entertainment provided by Losers House Band.
With over $100,000 in cash and prizes (including Calcutta) – the winners are as follows:
1st Place – Boss Gyal – Troy Mock
2nd Place – Catchin A Buzz- Kyle Rensenhouse
3rd Place – Long Range – Byron Lara
4th Place – Jollymon – Brandon Bowen
5th Place – Reel Deal – Hillyboo Lara
Top Angler – Troy Mock – Boss Gyal
Female Angler – Whitney Novelo – Reef Shark
Jr. Angler – Mathew Codd – Jollymon
Heaviest Dorado – Carla Rodriguez
Heaviest Wahoo – Patrick Waight
Heaviest Tuna – Clifford Lewis
Heaviest Barracuda – Mike Torasco
1st place : Francis Hause and Edgar Martinez
2nd Place – Jaylene Manzanero and Chico Marin
3rd Place – Badyr Sajia and Erick Santizo
1st place – Wilberto and Kenrick Daniels
2nd Place – Jimmy Polonio and Kevin Chavez
3rd Place – Tevin Burgess and Luis Rodriguez
Blue Hole Helicopter Tour won by Michael Oliva
Grand Caribe extends a big thank you to all our competitors who took part, as well as the many spectators who came out to cheer for the teams. Congratulations goes out to all our winners!
We would also like to express a sincere thank you to all our primary sponsors: Belize Game Fishing Tournament, Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute, Benny’s, BenQuip, Fountain and Boston Whaler, Belize Tourism Board; and our other sponsors – Carey Chen, Concept Studios, Rain Restaurant, A&R Enterprise, Adventure Travel Solutions, Caribeña Enterprises, Ambergris Divers, Tuff E Nuff Tours, The Beach Basket, Captain Shark’s, Maya Island Air, Astrum Helicopters, Losers Bar & Grill, The Spa and Salon at Grand Caribe, Courts Optical, Belize.
Our Deep Sea Classic this year was a huge success yet again and we look forward to your support next year! We are also excited to share that the auction held the Thursday night raised over $17,000 which was donated to the Hope Haven Children’s Home.
If you missed the big event, you can enjoy our slideshow we put together below…