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Release Roundup Jackpot

October 27, 2018

The single largest payout in the history of any sailfish tournament is up for grabs in the 2019 Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series!  This $300,000 jackpot is tied to an exciting category called the Release Roundup.  And the best part....once you’ve paid the base entry fee for the tournament, your team can jump in this added vaue cateogry for an entry fee of only $1,000!  The Release Roundup has an exciting format.  Here’s how it works:

  • 4 rounds of fishing over 2 days of competition
  • Morning Round - 8am-12pm
  • Afternoon Round - 12:01pm-4pm
  • A number between 1 and 6 will be randomly drawn during each round of fishing.  The number selected will determine the minimum number of sailfish that a team must release to advance to the next round.
  • Each number may only be drawn once during a tournament.
  • A team must advance through all 4 rounds to win the jackpot.
  • If more than one team releases the required number of fish in the final round, the team with the most releases in that round will win.  A tie in the final round is decided by time of last release.
  • If there is no winner, the jackpot rolls over into the next leg of the series where it will continue to grow unitl there is a winner!



The jackpot is currently sitting at $257,400 and is expected to reach near $300,000 at Operation Sailfish, Leg 1 of the series, on January 16-20.  Online registration for each leg of the series will open in early November.  Is your team capable of releasing 1 to 6 sailfish in 4 hours of fishing?  If the answer is yes, then mark your calendars, register your team and get ready to claim this MASSIVE JACKPOT! 

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