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Slob City Wins the 24th Annual Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown Crown, Setting A New Showdown Crown Record!
The third and final leg of the Mercury/SeaVee sponsored Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit crowned a new champion this past weekend. The 24th annual tournament fielded a fleet of 55 boats competing for a purse over $142,000!
The weekend proved to be tough fishing conditions with only 26 out of the 55 boats weighing in at the scales! But one winner would emerge and take the title of both Showdown Champions and the coveted title of Showdown Crown Champions!! Their 103.6 lbs of fish would be enough to secure Slob City the top spot of both the tournament and the series, a title that they have been eyeing for years now! They posted a new Showdown Crown record with 88 points accumulated from a 1st, 5th and a 1st place finish throughout the summer series. They also set a new record for heaviest total weight of the series with 459.5 pounds. In addition to winning the tournament and series, Slob City also took the top spot for several calcuttas, 1st Place Ante Up, 1st Place Bluewater Bonanza, 2nd Place The Big Three (Kingfish 34.9), 2nd Place Holy Mack, 2nd Place Kingfish, for a grand total of $22,895!
Finishing in second place for both the Showdown and the Showdown Crown was team Mow Money! Their 99.1lbs of fish sent them to the top of the leaderboard right behind Slob City. In addition to finishing in second place for the series and the crown, Mow Money also fared well in a slew of calcutta’s including, 2nd place Ante Up, 2nd place Bluewater Bonanza, 3rd place Holy Mack, and 3rd place Kingfish (31.9) for a grand total of $10,048 in tournament winnings!
Rounding out the top 3 in the Saltwater Showdown was team Finsanity II. This team is proof that hard work does pay off. They’ve been a consistent participant in the summer series for years and every year their final spot on the leaderboard has only gotten higher. This year was the year that they proved they can fish with the best of them by finishing in third place for the Showdown with a total of 87.7 points! Finsanity II also finished in first place for the Big Three (Kingfish, 35) third place Bluewater Bonanza, Bluewater Challenge for heaviest fish of the tournament (Kingfish, 35) first place Holy Mack, first place Kingfish and angler Chris Wedgewood was the Showdown’s Top Male Angler. Bringing Finsanity II’s total winnings to $16,882!
Sweeping the Non Pro & Small Boat division was team Pale Horse, fishing on their 26’ SeaVee, an 8th place overall finish cashed them a check for $5,650!
Dominic Pavia was the Top Junior Angler of the tournament with 14.7 points on board Rebound/Lite-n-Up and James DeMarco from team Native Son earned the Junior Master Angler title in the series with 82 points, a feat that will earn him a dream hunting experience at Florida Hunting Adventures in Okeechobee, FL! Ana-Lisa Gallant was the Top Female angler on board team Highly Unlikely with 34.1 points. Lance and Hunter Irvine were the top family with 86 points and their Young Guns team also finished in 4th place in the Showdown. Their pee-wee angler, Robbie Smith, also finished as the top overall pee-wee angler with 52.9 points!
Throughout the summer series Bluewater Movements teamed up with Mission Fishin’, a non profit organization, and was proud to present founder Tony Davis with a check for over $7,500 which will go directly towards Mission Fishin’s school program initiative in Broward County! Fundraising efforts included a Dunks For Dollars contest, Bubba sponsored Casts for Cash casting contest, fish donations and charity calcuttas at each tournament, with every dollar raised going directly to support Mission Fishin programs. Mission Fishin’ is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with special needs and their families, as they know and understand the hardships these families and their children face every day. Founder Tony Davis’ son Joshua is confined to a wheelchair with multiple disabilities both physically and cognitively and was the inspiration behind all that Mission Fishin’ stands for.
By partnering with local anglers, businesses, and organizations, Mission Fishin’ provides these families and their children an unforgettable marine experience. The children and their families have a once in a lifetime opportunity to do a variety of fishing with some of the best boat captains and charters in the South Florida region. To learn more about Mission Fishin’ and how you can get involved please click here. They are always looking for new boats who would love to host a family for the day so if you are interested in this opportunity please contact Tony Davis directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown Top 5 Overall Teams:
- Slob City – 103.6 points
- Mow Money – 99.1 points
- Fin Sanity II – 87.8 points
- Young Guns – 86 points
- Blue Moon – 75.7 points
2022 Showdown Crown Top 5 Teams
- Slob City – 88 points
- Mow Money – 79 points
- Blue Moon – 77 points
- Ice Box – 67 pts
- Finsanity II – 66 pts
Other Notable Results:
Sworda Broke: Second Place Non Pro Division, Second Place Non Pro Bonanza – $2,310
Blue Moon: 5th Place Overall, 3rd Place Showdown Crown -$2,250
Hoo We Billin: Top Series Small Boat – $1,000
Full Results can be found here,
SAVE THE DATE!
The jig is up, the news is out, our 7th tournament is here! Introducing to you, the Florida Sailfish Cup! From Fernandina Beach to Key West, teams can fish literally wherever they want within each zone’s stated boundaries.The tournament’s second year is finally here and you can learn more by visiting www.sailfishcup.com . Registration for the tournament will open in mid October. For more information please visit the website, call 954-725-4010 or email email@example.com!
About Bluewater Movements:
Bluewater Movements, Inc., is a sport’s marketing company based in South Florida, the sportfishing capital of the world. Throughout the past 20 years, our team has developed some of the most successful competitive fishing events in the industry. Our background in tournament fishing coupled with our expertise in event marketing has enabled a premium experience for tournament anglers and sponsors. Within our portfolio there are seven wildly popular fishing tournaments, all hosted at various venues across South Florida.