2021 Tournament Rules

Updated May 16, 2021

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It’s the most important part of every tournament. Each participant should take the time to read and understand the tournament’s rules before the Captain’s meeting on registration day. Have questions? Call Julia at 910.264.3947 or email julia@tournamentcontrol.com.

Tournament Rules

Rules, including published rules in print or on the ECBC website (fishecbc.com), are subject to change without notice. It is the sole responsibility of the participating anglers, captains, crews and guests (“Participants”) to know and abide by the Tournament Rules as published and as amended during the Captain’s Meeting. By entering the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin® and paying entry fees, Participants agree to abide by the Tournament Rules and accept decisions made by the Rules Committee as final.

The Captain’s Meeting takes place between 6:00-7:00pm during Registration at the Baytowne Conference Center. A representative from each team should attend the Captain’s Meeting as each team is responsible for knowing the rules including any changes or clarifications made during the Meeting.

Judging in the ECBC is based solely on tournament rules. Teams are encouraged to comply with all Federal and Florida state laws regarding fishing licenses, size limits, bag limits and any other regulations that may apply. For information regarding Florida Saltwater Fishing Licenses refer to www.myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/ or call 888.347.4356. For information regarding Federal HMS Permits refer to hmspermits.noaa.gov.

For questions regarding tournament registration, rules, marina slip reservations, payment or angler changes email julia@tournamentcontrol.com or text/call Julia at 910.264.3947.

For marina or dockage specific questions email dockmaster@sandestin.com or call 850.267.7773.

For tournament communications during check-out, check-in and access to the weigh station use VHF-72.

If you require fuel, ice, or have other marina needs upon returning from fishing use VHF-10 or call 850.267.7773.

Updates to procedures and rules are sent by either email or group text. Current cash distribution and leaderboard status is streamed on the live scoring web li