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2022 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament #556617
04/10/22 05:13 AM
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It's gonna be EPIC!! Bigger and Better 🦈 🎣 Get your boats ready for the big catch.... 6th Annual event. The Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament in full Swing

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Re: 2022 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament [Re: Marty] #557213
05/13/22 05:40 AM
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Fishing Fanatics, Grand Caribe's 2022 DeepSea Classic Tournament Is This July"/>

Anglers, get ready. Belize resort Grand Caribe is prepping for one of its biggest weekends to date with the return of the 6th Annual DeepSea Classic Fishing Tournament this July on Ambergris Caye! Taking place Friday, July 29, Saturday the 30, and Sunday the 31, Grand Caribe Resort transforms into a fishing tournament base in San Pedro Town, with events kicking off on Thursday, July 28. Not to mention, there’ll be over $200,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs! Sports betting goes hand-in-hand with fishing tournaments, where rules specifically permit a little friendly wager between participants too with a healthy, mandatory Calcutta. Save the date!

The DeepSea Classic’s Schedule of Events

The weekend officially starts at 6:00 pm on Thursday night with the Captain’s Briefing, including the launch of the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) regional record of species and Grand Caribe’s partnership with the San Pedro Tour Guide Association. Here, 10% of the mandatory Calcutta goes towards scholarships for young tour/fishing guides. Each registered boat will receive its flags and free gift bags during the briefing. This year, special guests include fishing model Nicole Spencer and world-renowned marine artist Carey Chen ; a silent auction for original Carey Chen artwork begins at the Captain’s Briefing.

Fishing kicks off at 6:00 am on Saturday and Sunday with Bimini for an adrenaline-packed, shotgun start. Grand Caribe Resort’s dock in San Pedro Town will be the starting base where all participating tournament boats in the DeepSea Classic take off from (usually at full speed) to wherever they’ll be fishing for that day. Even if you’re not in the fishing tournament itself, the Bimini start is an epic visual for an exciting weekend! On both days, it’s lines out at 6:00 pm sharp. And on Sunday, prize giving begins right on Grand Caribe resort grounds at 11:00 am in the West Room, with a slew of prizes. After the prize-giving, the silent auction will end and international entertainment at the pool will begin.

Prizes up for grabs in the 6th Annual DeepSea Classic Belize:

1st Place $25,000

2nd Place $15,000

3rd Place $7,500

4th Place $5,000

5th Place $2,500

Heaviest Dorado $1,000

Heaviest Wahoo $1,000

Heaviest Tuna $1,000

Top Angler $2,500

Top Female Angler $2,500 

Top Junior Angler $500 

How to enter Grand Caribe’s 2022 DeepSea Classic Tournament

To enter, teams must pay a total of $3,500: a mandatory Calcutta of $2,000 and a $1,500 entry fee, which includes your boat, captain, and all anglers. Grand Caribe Resort starts the Calcutta with a $25,000 contribution. Applications to enter are now open via [email protected] or +501-280-4726.

Grand Caribe contributes $25k to the Calcutta. But what’s a Calcutta?

A “Calcutta”  is an auction-style event that utilizes a pot and pays out either one or more winners. In simplest terms, a tournament’s Calcutta works like this:

  • Teams bid, auction-style, on the boat they think will win the tournament. You’re allowed to ‘buy’ your own boat, but you can also bid on another team, too.
  • If your bid is the highest, you’ve got their Calcutta.
  • All the money raised through the Calcutta ‘action’ goes into the pot.
  • At the end of the tournament, those who won the winning team get a predetermined payout from the Calcutta pool!

Each team participating in Grand Caribe’s 2022 DeepSea Classic Tournament must enter the Calcutta with a mandatory $2,000. The bigger the tournament participation, the bigger the winning pot!

Meet Carey Chen: Grand Caribe’s Special Guest

World-renowned, marine artist returns to Belize as Grand Caribe’s special guest in their 6th Annual DeepSea Classic fishing tournament! Chen has participated before with the exception of July 2020 during the 4th Annual, considering Belize’s international airport was closed. Chen’s trademarks are an incredible blend of colors and exquisite detail of marine scenes, including sportfishing.

Not only do guests have the option to silently bet on original artwork by Carey Chen, but the top three tournament boats receive signed and framed artwork too!

Re: 2022 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament [Re: Marty] #558625
07/29/22 10:31 AM
07/29/22 10:31 AM
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The boats have taken off and the fishing tournament has begun! Who do you think will bring home the big prize?

First two photos by Grand Caribe, next three photos: Karoline Huettl

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Re: 2022 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament [Re: Marty] #558634
07/30/22 04:40 AM
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First blue Marlin release of the day:
Team Catchin a Buzz
Estimated at 200lbs!

Our day 1 call ins so far:
Fishizzle - 1 dorado
Shelby Dee - 1 wahoo, 3 dorados
Mad Spread - 1 dorado
Amber Marie - 2 dorados
Foreplay - 1 dorado
Bluewater Express - 1 dorado
Team Quest - 1 dorado
Boca del Toro - 1 dorado
Recovery Room - 1 dorado

A little snippet of our first billfish release on day 1!
Boat: Long Range

A video of Team Quest with a dorado catch

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Re: 2022 Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament [Re: Marty] #558668
08/02/22 12:58 PM
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This weekend in San Pedro was the 6th Annual Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic! It started on Friday, July 29th, and finished Sunday, July 31st, with over $200,000 in cash and prizes. This mega event involves many experienced fisherfolks and even international participants. This year, the fishing content creator with over 4 million subscribers, Blacktiph, participated in the highly regarded event! Also, fitness social media influencer Demi Bagby came to San Pedro to fish in the deep blues!

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Pictures From Events at Grand Caribe Resort

I headed down to Grand Caribe Resort – one of the largest resorts on the island – where LOTS was going on as well. A HUGE fishing tournament with huge prizes… For pictures of the fish (including the catch and release of the billfish) check out Grand Caribe’s facebook page[/url. ...s-at-grand-caribe-resort.html]Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Scoop[/b]


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Team Catchin A Buzz wins the Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament

It was another weekend of fun and competition in the sixth annual Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic. The anticipated fishing tournament, held from Friday, July 29th to the 31st at Grand Caribe Belize in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, saw the participation of 42 teams across Belize, Honduras, and Mexico. With over $200,000 in cash and prizes, 42 teams answered the call, but one emerged victorious at the end of the three-day challenge. Team Catchin A Buzz, with boat number #19 and a total of 2,545 points, took home the grand prize, and team members cheerfully accepted their recognition as the top team and were presented a $90,400 cheque and trophy.

Other teams in the top five included second place, Team Carlie, with 2,530 points, followed by Team Long Range in third place with 1,049 points. Team Bejeweled claimed fourth place with 154 points, while Team Benavi 2 ended the fishing competition in fifth place with 125 points. The tournament, considered the biggest in the country, started on Thursday, July 28th, with a briefing, dinner, registration confirmation, and review about the competition’s Calcutta. A Calcutta in fishing tournaments is essentially a betting pool in which participants can bet on the outcome of the competition. In every event, a mandatory $500 from each boat is included in the registration fee. Each day all teams had to check in before 6AM at the weigh station before heading out to sea and were required to return by 6PM.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun

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