2014 QBC Official Scoreboard

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Boat Names
S
M
Day 1
Total
S
M
Day 2
Total
S
M
Day 3
Total
Total
Tranquilo
15
1
2000
26
0
2628
22
0
2200
6828
Tijereta
11
0
1125
16
0
1600
28
0
2800
5525
Pez Espada
10
0
1000
19
0
1921
19
0
1900
4821
Frenzy
10
0
1022
18
0
1831
18
0
1800
4653
Front Row
14
0
1422
10
0
1000
15
0
1500
3922
SeaQuester
6
0
600
8
1
1324
15
0
1500
3424
Makaira
4
0
400
12
0
1200
13
0
1346
2946
SeaHawk
5
0
500
10
0
1000
11
0
1100
2600
Monique
6
0
600
8
0
800
11
0
1100
2500
Reel Deal
10
0
1000
7
0
700
7
0
700
2400
Bill Chaser
5
0
528
2
0
221
8
0
844
1593

 

Hosted by Marina Pez Vela, the third annual Quepos Billfish Cup was a huge success.  399 sailfish and 2 blue marlin were released between the 11 participating boats making theaverage fish count per boat comparable to other record breaking tournaments this year in Costa Rica.  Day One was impressivewith 96 billfish released and getting better every day with 136 fish released day 2 then an incredible 167 released on the final day.

 

On day one “Tranquilo” took an early lead with 15 sailfish and 1 marlin and never looked back.  Ninety six sailfish and that marlin were released this day. At the end of the day it was “Tranquilo” in the lead, followed by “Front Row” almost 600 points behind. Captained by Bubba Carter, “Tijareta” with the Johnson, Colley, Finney, Simms team aboard was almost 1000 points behind the leader.  On the first day the new owners of the “Pez Espada” were not in the top three, but were making their own story with 7 year old son Caden Alexander having aunexpected great day releasing 4 sailfish and pulling in a 22 pound Dorado to put him in the lead for Junior Angler.  

 

On day two the Coffer family and team aboard “Tranquilo” expanded their lead releasing 26 sailfish giving a commandingposition over the fleet. Team “Pez Espada” and the Alexander family started creeping up the leader board releasing 19 sailfish for the day putting them in second place.  At the end of the day it was “Tranquilo” with 4628 points and “Pez Espada” in second place with 2921 points at 1707 points behind “Tranquilo”.  With “Tranquilo” comfortably in the lead the real story was brewing between “Pez Espada”, “Tijareta” and “Frenzy” all within 200 points of each other going into the final day.

Day three started off with a flurry of fish many caught by Captain Bubba Carter’s team on the “Tijareta” who was determined to catch the “Tranquilo”. For a while it looked like they were going to do the impossible and catch up to the guyand gals on the “Tranquilo” who had been almost 2000 point ahead.  Meanwhile “Pez Espada” and “Frenzy” were battling it out exchanging the 3rd and  4th place back and forth at least 10 times in the last 2 two hours of fishing.  3rd place ended up in hands of “Pez Espada” after achieving a family triple with MomTracy releasing the first, followed by Dad Dustin, leaving the now clinched Junior Angler winner Caden to complete the task.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  

In the end it was “Tranquilo” winning first place with 6828 points, “Tijareta” in second place with 5525  points and “PezEspada”  taking third with 4821 points, less the 200 points ahead of “Frenzy”.  Top Angler was won by Marcos Solano on the “Frenzy”.  Top Female Angler was taken by Tracy Alexander on the “Pez Espada”.  The Top Junior was won by little CadenAlexander on the “Pez Espada” after releasing 18 sailfish and landing a 22 pound Dorado. Largest weighed fish went to angler Anton Stalgory and Top Crew was won by “Tranquilo” after properly tagging the most billfish with tags provided to the event by The Billfish Foundation.

 

This Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event and first of the newly formed Billfish Tournament Series of Central America.