2018 Tournament Format & Entry
Updated March 17, 2018
The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is an invitation only tournament limited to 75 teams. Invitations are sent in March to the previous year’s participants, who then have a limited amount of time to RSVP with their deposit. If there are any slots open after the deadline, invitations are sent to teams on the Waiting List.
Teams must check in during Registration to pay any balance due, verify team information, pick up event tickets, tournament forms and team merchandise and attend the Captain’s Meeting. Registration takes place on Wednesday, August 22 between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Teams running late due to weather or mechanical problems may register up to 8:30am on Thursday, August 23, but must make arrangements with the tournament director beforehand. Teams registering late are still expected to abide by any rules changes that may be announced at the Captain’s Meeting.
Each team receives eight event tickets and a team bucket or bag with sponsor gifts and eight tournament t-shirts. Merchandise and event tickets for additional team members may be purchased at the event.