2022 Blue Marlin Grand Championship

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2022 Blue Marlin Grand Championship

The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is a billfish tournament experience like none other. We look forward to seeing you on the docks in July for the greatest show in sportfishing!

Tournament Schedule of Events - Participants and Sponsors

"Billfish Week" July 13-17, 2022 ~ The Wharf, Orange Beach, Alabama - Revised 4/11/22


Wednesday, July 13:

  • 1 pm - 9 pm: Team Check-in and Optional Entry Registration at Orange Beach Event Center Lobby (new location). (NOTE: Tournament Optional Entry Registration concludes Wednesday at 9 pm, not Thursday morning)
  • 4 - 6 pm: VIP Yacht Display Hosted by Galati Yacht Sales & Viking and Gulf Coast Yacht Group & Hatteras (behind the Marina Office between I and J Dock).
  • 7 - 9 pm: Championship Kick-Off Party Presented by Hancock Whitney Bank - Orange Beach Event Center (private). Presentation of the 2022 Gulf Legends Award. St. Jude silent auction.
  • 9 pm - 11 pm: Kick Off After-Party at the Boat Bar presented by Tito's Vodka featuring the Triple Crown Challenge Fighting Chair Contest presented by Release Marine (cash for winners!)


Thursday, July 14:

  • 7:30 - 9 am: "Get Your Game On" Breakfast presented by Galati Yacht Sales - delivered to your boat
  • 7:30 - 9:30 am: "Hangover Clinic" mobile Bloody Mary Bar presented by Gulf Coast Yacht Group & Hatteras Yachts
  • 9 am: Tournament Rules Meeting - Mandatory at Orange Beach Event Center
  • 10:01 am: Boat departure from The Wharf Marina following "A Work Of Art" headed East to Perdido Pass
  • Noon: Shotgun Start - Boats may depart Perdido Pass - Fishing commences


Friday, July 15:

  • 7 - 8 am: Early Bird Tournament Weigh-In - (Blue Marlin) prior notification required (by Thursday evening - 9 pm)
  • 5 - 7 pm: Tournament Weigh-In - hosted by Jim Cox
  • 7:30 pm: Chris Stapleton in concert at The Wharf Amphitheater


Saturday, July 16:

  • 5 pm - 8 pm: Tournament Weigh-In - The Greatest Show in Sportfishing hosted by Jim Cox


Sunday, July 17:

  • 9 am: Tournament Awards Breakfast presented by Saunders Yachtworks and the announcement Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship Winners presented by Grander Marine at the Orange Beach Event Center.
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  • 07/13/2022
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  • 07/16/2022
  • 07/17/2022