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First Annual Sore Thumb 4x4 Surf Fishing Tournament
Jul 07, 2012
to Jul 08, 2012  

About Fishing Tournamant
Welcome to the First Annual Sore Thumb 4x4 Surf Fishing Tournament.Open to all who obtain a valid NYS and Babylon four(4) wheel drive beach permit.Juniors division is ages 8 to 14 years old and must be with a legal guardian during the tournament hours and have the above requirements.
Tournament dates:Saturday July 7th 2012 and Sunday July 8th 2012.
Fishing Hours: Saturday July 7th 2012 start time 7:00am to 8:00pm Saturday July 7th 2012 & Sunday July 8th 2012 6:00am to 12:00pm noon with an awards bbq to follow.NO OVERNIGHT FISHING ALLOWED.All in season species are allowed to entered for weigh in.A selected charity will be determined by March 1st 2012.

Prizes will be listed on the application.

Be sure to review the rules.


Requirements: All applicants must be in a legal four(4) wheel drive vehicle and possess a valid NYS or Babylon Town four(4) wheel drive beach access permit.All entrants must possess the required equipment as listed on the permit and must follow all rules and regulations governing the permit.Fishing is from the surf only.NO BOATS OR FLOATATION DEVICES ALLOWED AT ANY TIME DURING TOURNAMENT.

All state,local,state parks and marine laws and regulations shall apply at all times.All 2012 fish regulations will apply at all times.Any violations will result in possible disqualification and legal actions.

Entry fees: The entry fee is $20.00 per fisherman.Fee includes prizes & BBQ and portions toward a selected charity to be determined.Contestants must be registered and entry fee paid in order to be eligible to win any prize.Registration will be in the following two(2)ways.In person or mail in.(A)- Register in person and must be at an official designated registration station listed on the application.In person registration deadline is Tuesday July 2nd,2012 .(B) - Submit the attached entry form along with your check or money order for $20 to(Applications will be available Starting March 1st 2012 & mailing address being provided at that time). Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than Saturday June 30th and and received no later than Tuesday July 2nd,2012.NO EXCEPTIONS.An entry fee must be received along with a fully completed and signed Sore Thumb 4x4 Surf Fishing Tournament entry form for any fisherman to be entered into the tournament.A form not signed by a fisherman will keep the fisherman from being entered in the tournament.All minors must have a legal guardian sign for them and must be present during tournament hours.By signing the form you are agreeing to have read the tournament rules, regulations and hold harmless agreement and you understand it and agree to be bound by it from the date of signature and forever into the future.All fees automatically go towards tournament prizes and a selected charity & BBQ.There will be absolutely no refunds.No responsibility is assumed by committee for lost,late,misdirected,illegible,mutilated,or postage-due entries or for any human or technical malfunctions that may occur.The directors of the Sore Thumb 4x4 Surf Fishing Tournament reserve the right to refuse entry into this tournament or any future tournament held by this committee.REGISTRATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.T-Shirts will be available for sale and proceeds to go towards the selected charity.

Boundaries: Tournament boundaries are as follows: West of the last house most west located inside the Sore Thumb cove to determined point before the end of area 1.Fish must be caught by hook and line from shore,no boats or floatation devices allowed,on the Atlantic Ocean side or from the shore of the cove inside the Sore Thumb,in each case subject to the borders described above.A map will be included with the entry form for exact boundaries.

Fishing hours: Tournament begins at 7:00 AM Saturday July 7th 2012 and fishing ending 8:00pm Saturday July 7th 2012 and will resume on Sunday July 8th 2012 at 6:00am and ends at exactly12:00pm noon Sunday July 8th 2012.NO OVERNIGHT FISHING WILL BE ALLOWED.VIOLATION OF THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT WITH NO REFUND.No fishing lines will be allowed to enter the water prior to the starting time on either day.Fishing either day or partial of either day constitutes participation in the tournament.

Bait and Tackle: Artificial lures and live,fresh,dead or frozen bait will be allowed for the tournament.All fish must be caught by legal means using a rod,reel & line and hook and must be mouth hooked.No snagging allowed.Sein or cast net caught fish will not be allowed as a fish to be weighed for the tournament.Cast nets and seine nets for catching bait only is allowed.Netting and gaffing a caught fish by legal means of catching as described above are allowed.

Check in: Fisherman who are entered must check in before they begin fishing at the designated check in station in order to be eligible to weigh your fish in.Only
one check in is required to fish either day.No fish will be accepted for weigh in if you do not check in proior to the start of your fishing.You must also show your valid four(4) wheel drive permit at time of check in.NO PHOTO COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Weigh in: All species of fish are eligible for weigh in.Only one (1) fish per fisherman will be allowed for weigh in.All fish turned in for weigh in will be marked and kept by the tournament committee.All fish must meet all NYS marine regulation reguarding size and season,NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EXCUSES.Submitted fish must be caught within the boundaries,during posted tournament hours on a rod and reel with line on a hook in the mouth.Entered fish must be in fresh,edible with eyes intact and clearly visible condition.Frozen,thawed,spoiled,pale,gilled or altered fish will be disqualified.All entries become the property of committee and will not be returned to contestant.No prize will be awarded for fish brought in after12:00 pm noon, Sunday July 8th,2012.Decision of the weigh-in station or a committee member shall be final.

JUDGING: A fish must be presented to a Sore Thumb Tournament representative at the official weigh-in station.The location is printed on the official entry application form.Only the heaviest fish presented and only one fish by each contestant will be judged to be a contending fish.NO CONTESTANT MAY WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE.Fish presented for weigh-in may be subjected to a Torry Meter test. In the event of a poundage tie,the winner will be selected as the earliest to weigh in his/her fish.The decision of the weigh-in station or committee shall be final.

Tie Breaker: In the event of a tie,the first to check in will break the tie.

Weather Safety: The use of personal flotation devices (PFD) is highly recommended for all entrants.In the event of dangerous weather,cancellation of all or part of the event will be at the discretion of the tournament directors.

Protest: All judgments by tournament directors are final.All protest must be in writing and submitted to a tournament director no later than 1:00PM Sunday July 8th 2012

Cancellation: The tournament will be held rain or shine.In the case of a natural disaster or an act of God and causing beach closing and cause tournament cancellation,the tournament will be rescheduled for the alternate weekend of Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15th,2012 with the same start and end times as listed above.If beach is to be remained closed for an undetermined time then it shall be the decision of the committee to permanently cancel the tournament and all proceeds shall go toward the selected charity.The BBQ will be given on a determined date by the committee.

VIOLATION OF ANY RULE OR REGULATION IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND POSSIBLE LEGAL ACTIONS FOR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.Committee reserves the right,at its sole discretion,to disqualify any individual if it finds,in its sole discretion,to be in violation of these rules,and such contestants will forfeit his or her registration fee and/or prize

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSORS,ITS LICENSEES, AND/OR THEIR PARENTS,AFFILIATES,SUBSIDIARIES,AND RELATED COMPANIES,THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS,DIRECTORS,EMPLOYEES,REPRESENTATIVES,AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND,INCLUDING DIRECT,INDIRECT,INCIDENTAL,CONSEQUENTIAL,OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF CONTESTANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING.ANY PRIZE WON IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLITY,FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,NON-INFRINGEMENT.Each winner agrees to grant to Sponsor and its licensees,affiliates,and assigns the right to print,publish, broadcast,and used at any time or times,the winner’s name, portrait,picture,voice,likeness,and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration.Further,by accepting the prize,each winner agrees,and by entering this contest,participants agree,to release and hold harmless sponsor,its licensees,and their respective parents,affiliates,subsidiaries advertising and promotion agencies,directors,officers,employees,representatives,and agents for any and all liability for any injuries,loss,or damage of any kind to a person,including death and property,arising in whole or in part,directly or indirectly,from acceptance,possession,use or misuse of prize,participation in any contest-related activity,or participation in this contest.Void where prohibited.Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties,so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.

Thank you for once again being a part of the First Annual Sore Thumb 4x4 Fishing Surf Tournament.


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