Los Suenos Tournament 2012
The ninth annual Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series will consist of two tournaments to be fished out of the world-class Los Sueños Marina in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica. The tournament dates are January 25-28, 2012 for Leg I and March 21-24, 2012 for Leg II.
Format: Both tournaments are exclusively catch and release.
Sanctioning: The Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series is sanctioned by the World Billfish Series (WBS) and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Anglers competing in the Los Sueños tournaments are automatically enrolled in the WBS and compete for points in the Pacific Rim Division.
Target Species: Marlin (all species) and Pacific sailfish.
Scoring: Points will be awarded for each successful release, 500 for any species of marlin and 100 for Pacific sailfish.
Monitoring: The tournament will provide an IGFA or LSOCP observer who will rotate on participating boats. Observers will be assigned to the boats by the tournament committee. All releases must be verified by the observer. Marlin releases may also have photo and/or video confirmation with a date and time stamp.
Entry Fee: $7,000 per boat per tournament or $10,000 per boat for the Series (both tournaments). The entry fee includes seven social tickets for tournament events; four angler bags; and T-shirts and caps for anglers and crew. In addition, the entry fee qualifies boats to win trophies and cash prizes as defined below.
Prizes: All boats are eligible for trophies and cash prizes, to be awarded to the top three boats per tournament based on overall billfish release points. Prize money will be distributed 50% to first place, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. There is also a $50,000 grand prize for the Series Champion. The cash prize purse will vary in accordance with the number of entries received.
COSTA RICA DREAMS SPORT FISHING
Los Sueños Resort & Marina
Playa Herradura, Costa Rica