Grenada’s premier angling event celebrated its 40th Anniversary January 20 to 23, 2009 with 45 boats participating. Trinidad & Tobago’s Hard Play II took the number one spot with 3000 points. Ryan Agar, fishing on Why Worry from Trinidad & Tobago, and Andrew Llanos, on Hard Play II, tied for top angler honors at 1200 points each.
One of the longest running billfish tournaments in the Caribbean, the event attracts boats from most neighboring islands as well as anglers from all over the world. This year, T&T had the strongest showing with 27 boats, followed by 10 from Grenada, and additional participants from Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica,and the UK.
With a donation of EC $10,000, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas continued to sponsor and support Grenadian sporting events, as new sponsors this year of the tournament. “We were pleased to be part of this event which over the years contributed towards tourism and the marine industry of Grenada,” said Danny Donelan, marketing manager at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Grenada.
Donelan presented Spice Island Billfish Tournament president Richard McIntyre with the sponsorship check. “We are delighted to welcome Camper & Nicholsons as an official sponsor of the tournament. The success of the Spice Island Billfish Tournament is highly dependent on our sponsors; hence we are extremely happy to have C&N Port Louis Marina onboard,” said McIntyre.
Report compiled from information courtesy of Captain Gary Clifford, SIBT committee, and Camper & Nicholsons.
FINAL BOAT POINTS
Position, Boat, Country, Points:
1 Hard Play II Trinidad & Tobago 3000
2 De Reel Viking Barbados 2900
3 Legacy Barbados 2400
4 Pair a Dice Trinidad & Tobago 2318.4
5 Equity Trinidad & Tobago 2000
6 Reel Finatic Trinidad & Tobago 1900
7 Grey Ghost St. Lucia 1900
8 Crazy Horse Again Grenada 1800
9 Blue Fever Trinidad & Tobago 1700
10 Ruby’s Joy II Grenada 1600
FINAL ANGLER POINTS
1 Ryan Agar Why Worry Trinidad & Tobago 1200
1 Andrew Llanos Hard Play II Trinidad & Tobago 1200
2 Adrian Johnson Legacy Barbados 1000 1/20/09
3 Edward Aboud Reel Finatic Trinidad & Tobago 1000
4 Godfrey George Ruby’s Joy II Grenada 1000
5 Brett Thompson Pair a Dice Trinidad & Tobago 1000
6 John Inniss De Reel Viking Barbados 900
7 Jeanne Aleong Ega Beaver Trinidad & Tobago 900
8 Jim Lee Young Equity Trinidad & Tobago 900
9 James Brathwaite Crazy Horse Again Grenada 900
10 Leslie DuBoulay Grey Ghost St. Lucia 800