Schedule of Events

This is a very busy week in Biloxi! Many events are listed here and more will be added, including Sponsor Parties for which the details are still in the works. Please read this schedule thoroughly and respond accordingly!

Monday, November 7

»GO TO PRO CHAMPIONSHIP SITE«
4:30-7pm – Mandatory Pro Tour Registration
7:30pm – Pro Tour Captain’s Meeting

Lava Bar, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour registration at Kingfish Village the Isle for the Championship event of the 2011 season. No entry fee but you still must register. Monies for Little River will be collected. You will also register for the National Championship at the same time.
4-7pm - SKA Boutique Opens
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
The SKA boutique will be open Monday through Saturday for all your championship souvenirs.

See Intrepid’s New 40-footer at Nationals!

The new Intrepid 400 TE will be on display and available for water demos at the National Championship in Biloxi at Point Cadet Marina directly behind the Isle Casino Hotel complex. Demo rides are available Monday and Tuesday all day or after 4:00 on Wednesday and Thursday. Contact Intrepid to schedule a demo: 727/641-9744 or email. The boat will also be on display at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Oct. 27-31.

Tuesday, November 8

6:30am – Checkout for Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour make up day for Little River.
All boats will check out at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor (Hard Rock).
You will weigh two fish today. VHF Channel 68.
4-5pm – Pro Tour Weigh-in ... Remember it is dark at 5pm.
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
4-5pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin

12-7pm – SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more!

7-8pm Registration - Blackjack Tournament
8pm Blackjack Tournament Starts
The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi Main Casino Floor



Wednesday, November 9

6:30am – Checkout for Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour Championship.
All boats will check out at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor (Hard Rock).
You will weigh two fish today. VHF Channel 68.
4-5pm – Pro Tour Weigh-in
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
4-5pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin
12-3pm – Registration for Mercury Tournament Trail National Championship
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Avoid the rush and pick up your Captain’s Bag and boat number today. Also check out the Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more at the SKA Boutique!
12-6pm – SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more!



7-9pm - Special Party for All Mercury Tournament Trail Participants
Lava Bar, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Drawing for six 100-gallon fuel cards valid at Gorenflo’s Bait & Tackle at 9pm. Guest must be present to win and will have 3 minutes to claim the prize. All captains participating in Nationals are automatically entered.

7pm – Texas Hold’em
Poker Room, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Register at 5pm. Limited seats.


This will also be the night for any sponsor parties!

Thursday, November 10

9am – Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour Championship & Angler of the Year Awards
Lava Bar, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
10am-6:30pm – 2011 Mercury Tournament Trail’s National Championship Mandatory Number Pick-up
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
It is imperative you pick up your Captain’s bag and Tournament Number by 7:00pm. You must be in line no later than 6:30pm.
Those staying at the Palace can walk to the site or take the casino bus.
10am – Sponsor & Vendor Booths and the SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Sponsor and vendor booths open at 10am and close after all the festivities end. Come meet our sponsors one-on-one and see their latest merchandise.
6:30pm – Dinner for All Participants
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Complimentary Food, Cash Bar
6:45pm – Sponsor Awards – In addition to Sponsor Awards, there will be presentations of Special Awards including the Director’s Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Sportsmanship Award. The winners of these awards are not published, so be sure to attend in case you are one of the winners!

Captains Meeting
7:00pm – Annual Divisional Awards – Immediately following the awards, the Annual Recreational Fishing Alliance Raffle. (This is a great raffle and a very important cause.)
6:45pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin
Awards and the Captain’s Meeting will be live online! Be sure to tell friends and family back home to watch for you.

Friday, November 11

First Day’s Fishing of the Mercury Tournament Trail’s National Championship
6:30am – All Small Boat Division teams check out at Point Cadet Marina. VHF Channel 68. After check-out make sure you keep your VHF radio on VHF Channel 72 for the remainder of the day.
6:40am – Open Class teams check out at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor, (Hard Rock). VHF Channel 72. After check-out make sure you keep your VHF radio on VHF Channel 72 for the remainder of the day.
Remember, carefully release all the fish you do not intend to weigh. We will take the culled fish off your hands when you come in to weigh.
3pm – Scales Open at Point Cadet Marina
Between 3-4pm – Come right to the weigh-in dock. The dockmaster will call you into the dock when the dock is open on VHF Channel 72.
After 4pm – You must check in at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor then come to Point Cadet Marina.
5pm - All boats must be in line to weigh and checked in!
3-6pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin
Be sure to tell friends and family back home to watch for you.

EVERYONE MUST REMOVE THEIR FISH FROM THEIR BAG AND HAVE A GROUP SHOT MADE BEFORE GOING TO THE SCALE !!!


REGARDLESS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, THIS WILL BE AN EITHER/OR EVENT. YOU CAN CATCH AND SCALE TWO FISH ON FRIDAY. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT, THEN THE EVENT IS OVER FOR YOU. YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO WEIGH ONE FISH ON FRIDAY AND ONE FISH ON SATURDAY. THE FINAL OPTION IS YOU COULD OPT TO WEIGH TWO FISH ON SATURDAY. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU CHOOSE, YOU STILL CAN ONLY WEIGH TWO FISH FOR THE EVENT. THIS IS AN AGGREGATE TOURNAMENT.
You must present proof of PLB or EPIRB to claim any winnings.

Saturday, November 12

Second & Final Day of Fishing of the Mercury Tournament Trail’s National Championship
Everything is the same as on Friday.
3-6pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin
Be sure to tell friends and family back home to watch for you.

Sunday, November 13

8:00am – Awards Ceremony for the 2011 SKA Mercury Tournament Trail’s National Championship
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Awards Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00am. Please make sure you are in attendance as all prizes not collected by winners will be shipped to you once shipping charges are paid for by you. Breakable items such as fishing rods will not be shipped.
Top Prize - Open Class
21' Contender Boat
Mercury Outboard Motor
Loadmaster Trailer

Top Prize - Small Boat Division
Mercury Outboard Motor
+ $4,000 Cash

     Many of the SKA sponsors show up at the event with one purpose—to meet you and your team. Most are there to show you the latest and greatest in their product line and learn more about you. They will have booths and expect to meet you.

     Most support our trail and even some events so it is imperative for you to see them, shake their hand, and tell them how much you appreciate their support. You could also see them at the Lava Bar party on Wednesday night at the Isle. Even if you use a competitor’s brand, still go by and thank them!!!
$100,000
Break the Record Award!

Break the Record of 74.10 pounds set at the 2009 Nationals and win $100,000!

In 2009, the McMullan family from Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina weighed a 74.10-pound kingfish at the National Championship in Biloxi, Mississippi. The boat that breaks that record during the 2011 National Championship will receive $100,000. Winners must pass a polygraph prior to collecting the reward.
     “I truly believe that this record is breakable,” said Jack Holmes. “When you read the story of how they targeted their catch, you immediately understand this was not just luck. You have to think smart and use all the tools of the trade.”
     The dates for the 2011 SKA National Championship are November 10th-13th in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Isle Casino Hotel.
NBOA SPECIAL AWARD!
National Boat Owners Association (NBOA), the official insurance provider of the SKA, is offering the two National Champions (Open and Small Boat Class) $2,500 each! You must be an NBOA member prior to the first day of fishing to be eligible for this award. All SKA members are entitled to a free one-year NBOA membership. If you have already been a member, it's only $25 to renew. And, no, you are not required to have NBOA insurance. But NBOA has created the most comprehensive sport fishing policy on the water tailored to SKA members, the Premier Angler Program, and you should give them an opportunity to work up a quote. If NBOA currently insures your boat, you are already enrolled.
     So give them a call today at 800-248-3512 and request to sign up for their free membership or renew for just $25. Or stop by their booth at Nationals and fill out a registration form.

Don't miss this opportunity to get some extra cash!

Announcing: $100,000 Break the Record!

Click here for details.

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