2007 Tournaments

49th Annual Ocean City Labor Day Weekend White Marlin Tournament - Aug 30 - Sept 2         3rd place Top Boat - D.A. SEA - Ed Dunn - Owner - Capt. Robbie Valko - released 13 white marlin in 2 days of fishing.
15th Annual Mid Atlantic 500,000 - Cape May & Ocean City - Aug 20 - 24    163 boats          "It Ain't Over 'Til the Phat Mann Sings!" per the quote by Jeff Merrill

          Phat Mann - 92 lbs.  Heaviest White Marlin Weigh-in - New Mid-Atlantic Tournament record.     Total of one blue marlin and 5 white marlin - Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner, mates: Kyle Fisher and Charlie Locke

        2nd place Tuna - Volatility - Capt. Peter Brancaleone

 4th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament - August 20 - 23 - 73 boats competed         Top Boat Overall, Day 2 Top Boat, Top Overall Angler, Top Crew and Top Circle Hook Team releasing 12 white marlin overall, all on circle hooks! - Hunter - Capt. & Owner - Walt Spruill - mate: Nolan Romzwinter
18th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Memorial Billfish Tournament - 110 boats - Aug. 12        Top boats:

        First place - Pelican - Capt. & Owner Arch Bracher - released two blue marlin and two white marlin

        Fourth place - Sniper - Capt. Mike Merritt - Owner Jimmy Bayne - released two blue marlin and one white marlin

        Top Lady Angler - Second Place - Pelican - Capt. & Owner Arch Bracher - Summer McCarver

        Top Junior Angler - Sniper - Capt. Mike Merritt - Owner Jimmy Bayne - daughter Hunter Bayne, first blue marlin

24th Annual Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament - August 14 - 17         Daily First Release - white marlin - Hunter - Capt. & Owner - Walt Spruill         
  14th Annual Ocean City Poor Girls Open - August 16 - 18         Top Boat Billfish Release 2nd place -  D.A. SEA - Ed Dunn - Owner - Capt. Robbie Valko
 34th Annual White Marlin Open - Ocean City -over 400 boats- August 6 - 10        ninth place - Phat Mann - Capt. Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner released one blue marlin and five white marlin

        third place - Top Angler - Phat Mann - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner - Capt. Capt. Dave Warren

        eighteenth place - Sniper - Capt. & Owner Jimmy Bayne - released one blue marlin and three white marlin

 11th Annual Va. Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament  - July 26 - 29  29 boats competed         1st place overall - Sniper - Capt. & Owner Jimmy Bayne
 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic (South Jersey) Tuna Tournament - July 18 - 21         D.A. SEA - Ed Dunn - Owner - Capt. Robbie Valko - Mate: Josh Ruskey

             2nd place Heaviest Bluefin, 2nd place Heaviest Yellowfin, 2nd place Heaviest Tuna,  Heaviest stringer, and several 2nd heaviest Big Fish & Tuna Calcuttas for the top payout of the tournament!  

4th Annual Dare County Boat Builders' Challenge - July 21 & 22         33 boats entered the tournament, but the weather was rough!

          2nd Place Top Boat Phat Mann - Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner

          2nd Place C2-Top Release Team

Pirate's Cove July 4th Offshore Tournament:         Top boat 3rd place - Phat Mann - Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner 
 Pirate's Cove Memorial Weekend Tournament         1st place - Hogwild - Capt. & Owner Jim Horning  92.5 points!

          1st Billfish of the Year Released w/a sailfish & Top Junior Angler Day 1

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