Marina Pez Vela hosted the 1st annual Quepos Billfish Cup tournament of the Costa Rica Big Game Series from the 12th through the 15th of April 2012, offering an exciting and competitive event for everyone involved while benefiting charities to Protect the Children of Quepos.
The team aboard the Tijereta, owned and operated by Bubba Carter and for this event captained by Tony Carrasosa, carrying anglers Todd Flanders, Dana Thomas and Billy Chase “BC” Angel and supported by mates Minerva Gonzalez and Nelson Muñoz, took top honors in the first year of the Quepos Billfish Cup, scoring 1500 points by releasing 5 sailfish and 2 Marlin. Team Tijereta outpaced their nearest competitor by 372 points. In addition to winning the tournament, angler BC Angel made his first personal Offshore Grand Slam as well as taking the first Team Grand Slam award in the tournament series. Congratulations to team Tijereta! Being a qualifying event for the IGFA Offshore World Championship, this year’s winning team also receives the invitation to the 2013 IGFA Offshore World Championship event.
Money was raised for the Protect the Children of Quepos charity through angler participation, Calcutta proceeds, donations from the Chamber of Commerce members through a silent auction, and also those who kindly donated directly to this noble cause.We would like to sincerely thank all our participants, sponsors, volunteers, our community and everybody who assisted the Marina Pez Vela team in making this event possible. We are most grateful for your support.