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 5

4:00-7pm – Mandatory Yamaha SKA Pro Tour Registration
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Registration for the 2012 Yamaha SKA Professional Kingfish Tour Championship. No entry fee but you still must register. You may also register for the National Championship at the same time.

7:30pm – Pro Tour Captain's Meeting
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
A great time to gather with fellow Pro teams.

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.

Tuesday, November 6

6:30am – Checkout for Yamaha Pro Championship.
All boats will check out at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor (Hard Rock).
VHF Channel 72.

3-5:30pm – Pro Tour Weigh-in ... Remember it is dark at 5pm.
Point Cadet Marina, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi

3-5:30pm – Live Webcast sponsored by Garmin

4-7pm – SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more!

BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT CANCELLED.

Wednesday, November 7

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).
VHF Channel 68.

3-5:30pm – Pro Tour Weigh-in
Point Cadet Marina, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi

3-5:30pm – 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! Pre-ordered merchandise can be picked up beginning Wednesday.

7-9pm – Special Party for All Mercury Tournament Trail Participants
The 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.
This will also be the night for sponsor parties!

9pm - Contender Party
Faradays, The Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
For all Contender customers, right after the Mercury Tournament Trail Party.

Thursday, November 8

9am – Yamaha SKA Professional Kingfish Tour Championship & Angler of the Year Awards
Pro Awards Stage, Kingfish City

10am-6:30pm – 2012 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 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.

12-9pm – SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel
Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more!

6:30pm – Dinner for All Participants and Sponsors
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!

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.

Captains Meeting
7:00pm – Annual Divisional Awards

8:00pm – Raffle – Immediately following the awards, the Annual Recreational Fishing Alliance Raffle. (This is a great raffle and a very important cause.)

Friday, November 9

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.

6:30am – Open Class teams check out at the west end of the Small Boat Harbor, (Hard Rock). VHF Channel 72. After we take your number procede west at idle speed. Be sure to keep your radio on VHF 72. At 6:40 we will announce it's time to throttle up and go fishing! After check-out make sure you keep your VHF radio on VHF Channel 72 for the remainder of the day.

EVERY TEAM MUST REMOVE THE FISH THAT THEY ARE GOING TO WEIGH FROM THE FISH BAG AND HAVE A GROUP PHOTO TAKEN BEFORE GOING TO THE SCALE!!! YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEIGH A FISH THAT IS NOT IN A GROUP PHOTO TAKEN BY THE SKA PHOTOGRAPHER!!!
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.

12-6pm – SKA Boutique Open
Kingfish City, The Isle Casino Hotel
Official Nationals merchandise, line, tackle, and more!

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.

Saturday, November 10

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.

You must present proof of PLB or EPIRB to claim any winnings.

REST ASSURED WE HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.

Sunday, November 11

8:00am – Awards Ceremony for the 2012 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 Class

20' Onslow Bay Boat
Mercury Outboard Motor
Loadmaster Trailer

For illustration purposes only. Actual prizes may vary.

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.

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!

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. They 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!!!

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