Pot of Gold Halibut Tournament Rules

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Pot of Gold Halibut Tournament Rules
1 The 2015 Pot-O-Gold Halibut Derby begins January 15th, 2015 and runs until March 8th, 2015. The Top 25 will "Fish-Off" on March 15th, 2015 for the Pot-O-Gold!
2 The derby will take place aboard the vessel "Liberty." It will run Thursday through Sunday, departing at 9:00 AM returning by 4:00 PM. In the event that a day is cancelled due to weather or mechanical failure it will be made up on the following Monday or Tuesday. Any halibut caught on a make up day will count on the week that it was originally scheduled. All derby trips must have a minimum of 10 paid anglers in order to depart. There will be no make-up days for derby trips cancelled due to lack of reservations. Decisions regarding departure will be made my Long Beach Sportfishing and/or Liberty Enterprises by 7:00 PM the night prior to the departure date. The vessel may run with less than 10 anglers if the aforementioned entities decide as such. Long Beach Sportfishing reserves the right to substitute the vessel if the Liberty is unavailable.
3 Each paid ticket is the angler's entry into the Pot-O-Gold Halibut Derby. The angler requires no additional contributions. Anglers cannot use previous passes to participate in the Pot-O-Gold Halibut Derby.
4 Ticket cost is $65. From each paid angler; Ten Dollars ($10) of the fare is allocated to Daily Derby Eligibility fees, Four Dollars ($4) of the fare is contributed to the Pot-O-Gold Jackpot, and Four Dollars ($4) of the fare is contributed to a weekly jackpot, Two Dollars ($2) is contributed towards fees associated with the Fish-Off.
5 On each trip, the angler who catches the heaviest legal halibut wins a pass for a trip aboard the Liberty. This pass does not cover Daily Derby Eligibility Fees ($10.00) and is valid during the Derby only.
6 Each Derby Week (Thursday through Sunday), the angler that catches the heaviest legal halibut will win the weekly jackpot, which consists of the total amount collected from daily ticket weekly winner fees ($4 per ticket).
7 The angler whose legal halibut remains the heaviest caught for the entire Derby from January 15th, 2015 to March 8th, 2015 will be able to choose between their share of 50% of the total Derby jackpot (Pot-O-Gold), or a fishing pass aboard the Liberty for the remainder of 2015.
8 The anglers who catch the 25 heaviest legal halibut during the Derby will be invited to participate in the Fish-Off on March 15th, 2015 on the Liberty. In the case of inclement weather Long Beach Sportfishing will determine an alternate date. The angler who catches the HEAVIEST LEGAL HALIBUT in the Fish-Off will be able to choose between the 50% share of the Pot-O-Gold, or a pass to fish free aboard the Liberty for the remainder of 2015. The second heaviest legal halibut caught during the Fish-Off will receive a pass good for five free trips aboard the Liberty. Any anglers that qualify for the Fish-Off but cannot attend will be ineligible to win the Fish-Off.
9 The Captain aboard the Liberty will settle all disputes. All decisions regarding disputes are final.
10 Crewmembers aboard the Liberty may supervise the weighing of legal halibut caught that the angler’s feel qualifies for the Jackpot. It is the angler's responsibility to make sure the legal halibut is weighed. The final & official weighing will take place at Long Beach Sportfishing offices at the conclusion of the trip.
11 Anglers must successfully hook and land all halibut. Crew may assist angler by use of either gaff or net in landing caught halibut at the point the halibut is to come over the rail of the boat.
12 Anyone caught cheating will be immediately disqualified from the entire Derby and will not be allowed to participate in the Fish-Off and will not be awarded any prizes.
13 In the event that no fish are caught on the day of the Pot-O-Gold Fish-Off, the Pot-O-Gold Jackpot will be divided among the top 3 heaviest fish of the Derby overall. As follows 1st heaviest fish receives ½ of the Pot-O-Gold Jackpot. 2nd heaviest fish receives 1/3 of the Pot-O-Gold Jackpot. 3rd heaviest fish receives 1/6 of the Pot-O-Gold Jackpot.
14 Participants in the Pot-O-Gold Halibut Derby agree to allow Long Beach Sportfishing and Liberty Sportfishing to use their name and picture in media and print publications including advertisements.
15 No employee, their family members, or their cohabitants, of either Long Beach Sportfishing, or any of the vessels at Berth 55 shall be permitted to participate in the Pot-O-Gold Derby.
16 Absolutely no non-participants i.e. crewmembers, non-Derby prize passes, or other non-paying fisherman shall be permitted to fish aboard any vessel during Pot-O-Gold fishing trips.
17 Long Beach Sportfishing reserves the right to suspend any fishing vessel or fisherman violating any rules of the Derby. Participants aboard the vessel at the time of any infraction shall not be penalized for the actions of the vessel or violating fisherman.
18 All winners of weekly and fish off cash prizes must complete an IRS Form W-9 and provide a copy of their Social Security Card before cash prizes will be issued any amount, Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC 2015 for cash prizes issued from the Derby.
19 Go to GotHalibut.com for all things Halibut Derby!!!

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