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THE SHORT REPORT - ST. THOMAS - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN
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ABMT WEBSITE INFORMATION
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The Spanish Main Series (SMS) is fished from three destinations in the Caribbean. Angler points and team points are earned during each leg that is fished. A team consist of a minimum of 2 anglers and a maximum of 4 anglers. Anglers (even the vessels) may change throughout the series... however that greatly reduces the chances of winning the "Top Angler" prize. The SMS is designed to challenge experienced anglers and crews. Angler and team points are earned for the release of blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish and sailfish (DR and BVI legs). The St. Thomas "Boy Scout" leg is a blue marlin tournament only. Observers are supplied for all three events.
The Booty - Series Treasure Chest
Entry into the Spanish Main's 'Treasure Chest' is mandatory. Each team puts up $10,000 (20% going to BSA) and the pot is split 60/40 by the 1st. and 2nd. high scoring teams based on total number of accumulated "team" points earned throughout the series.
All three series legs are fished "inside" of existing tournaments: Cap Cana Intl. Shootout - The BVI OPEN and the USVI Open/ABMT "Boy Scout" Tournament. SMS teams pay only the entrance fees of the individual tournaments! Normally a 'non-series' Calcutta is operated in each event - refer to the tournament operator's information.
Photos above: 2013 SMS 'Top Series Team' was Team Curt Richardson's Team Free Spool. 'Top Series Angler' was Damon Chouest of Team Chach. Shelly of ABMT presented the coin prize.
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2013 USVI OPEN ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT "The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing Tournaments"
"BOY SCOUT" WINNER'S CIRCLE (Photos - Richard Gibson)
2013 ABMT ENDS WITH 105 RELEASES BY 28 BOATS
AVERAGE FISH PER BOAT 4.10
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