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2015 QUANTICO CLASSIC FISHING TOURNAMENT RULES

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1. PARTICIPANTS AND ELIGIBILITY:
  The 2015 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament is open to anglers of all ages, skill levels and physical ability.  All participants must (A) complete and submit a 2015 Registration Form (B) make payment and (C) sign and submit a Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement before being added to the official participants list.  For youth participants (under 18 years of age) the Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement must also be signed by the youth’s parent or legal guardian.  During the tournament all youth participants must be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or participant who is over 18 years of age and who may or may not be a tournament participant.  All participants are responsible for ensuring they, and youths under they supervision, are properly licensed to fish in the tournament fishing area.  All participants are responsible for ensuring they are familiar with and abide by all current Federal, State (VA & MD), Local and Marine Corps Base Quantico regulations for the area they are fishing, to include but not limited to licensing requirements, legal fishing methods, boat registration, safety and lighting, and physical access.  Participants using watercraft on the Potomac River should pay particular attention to the restricted boating area in the vicinity of Chopawamsic Island and Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico.

 2. EVENT SCHEDULE:  The 2015 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament is a thirty -hour (30 hour) event.  The event will start on Friday August 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM and end on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.  The detailed event schedule is listed below.

 

Date

Time

Fishing Starts*

Fri Aug 28th

12:00 PM

Fishing Ends

 Sat Aug 29th

4:00 PM

Scoring/Weigh-In

Sat Aug 29th

5:00 PM

Awards

Sat Aug 29th

6:00 PM

 

3. RAIN DATE:  The rain date for this event will be Friday Sept 4th and Sat Sept 5th.  The decision to move the event to the rain date will be made by the Tournament Director no later than Thursday August 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  In the event the tournament is moved to the rain date the tournament director will attempt to contact all registered participants via email or telephone.  The decision will also be posted to the town’s website (www.townofquantico.org) and FACEBOOK page.  Participants are encouraged to contact the Tournament Director at (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org with any questions about rescheduling to the rain date.

4. FEES (All registration fees are non-refundable):

Pre-Registration

Same-Day Registration

Adult

$25.00

$35.00

Youth

$10.00

$15.00

 
 
 

5. REGISTRATION (All registration fees are non-refundable):

5.1. In-Person Pre-Registration:  (CASH or CHECK ONLY):

Participants may pre-register in-person by submitting their completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement along with payment to the following address.  In-person pre-registration payments may be made by CASH or CHECK.  Checks should be payable to “Treasurer, Town of Quantico”.  All in-person pre-registration submissions MUST be received no later than Thursday August 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST.  Town of Quantico Municipal Office  337 5th Ave.  Quantico, VA 22134 Mon – Fri 9am to 2pm Office: (703) 640-7411

5.2 Mail-In Pre-Registration:  (CHECK ONLY):

Participants may pre-register by mailing their completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement along with payment to the following address.  Checks should be payable to “Treasurer, Town of Quantico”.  All mail-in pre-registration submissions MUST be received at the following address no later than Thursday August 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST.  Town of Quantico Attn: Quantico Classic P.O. Box 152 Quantico, VA 22134

5.3 Same Day Registration:  (CASH or CHECK ONLY):

Participants may conduct in-person “same day” registration by submitting their completed Registration Form and Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement along with payment to the following address.  In-person pre-registration payments may be made by CASH or CHECK.  Checks should be payable to “Treasurer, Town of Quantico”.  All in-person “same day” registration submissions MUST be received at the address below no later than Friday August 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST.  Town of Quantico Municipal Office 337 5th Ave.  Quantico, VA 22134   Mon – Fri 9am to 2pm Office: (703) 640-7411

6. TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS:  Prior to the establishment of the tournament headquarters all questions/comments/issues should be directed to the Tournament Director via phone or email at Cell/Text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org .  The tournament headquarters will be established at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134 on Saturday August 29, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

7. TOURNAMENT AREA: The official tournament area for the 2015 Quantico Classic will include Quantico Creek, Chopawamsic Creek and the Potomac River (South of the power lines located North of Possum Point (VA) and Moss Point (MD)  North of Clifton Point (VA) and Liverpool Point (MD).   Participants may be located anywhere in the tournament area when tournament fishing starts on Friday August 28, 2015 at 1200 PM.  Participants using watercraft on the Potomac River should pay particular attention to the restricted boating area in the vicinity of Chopawamsic Island and Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico.

8. FISHING DIVISIONS:  There will be two divisions for this tournament: (1) Individual and (2) Team (2-Person).  Participants must select their division at the time of registration.  Participants may only compete in one division.  Participants may NOT switch divisions once tournament fishing commences on Friday August 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Divisions:

Individual

Team (2-Person)

 9. TEAMS:  Participants may form 2 person teams.  All teams must be declared at registration by listing the team name on each team member’s Registration Form.  Participants entering as a member of a team will not be eligible for individual awards.  Teams may include both Adult and Youth participants.  Teams using a boat powered by a gas or electric motor must fish from the same boat.   The team “same boat” requirement does not apply to teams utilizing canoes and/or kayaks.  Participants fishing from land may also form teams and are not required to stay in the same location.  At least one team members MUST be present at scoring or the team will be disqualified from the tournament. 

10. SCORING: Tournament scoring/weigh-in and the presentation of awards will be held at: Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico, VA 22134. The Tournament Director reserves the right to reject any fish that shows evidence of being taken outside of tournament rules and regulations. No fish harvested prior to the stated tournament hours may be entered. The Tournament Director reserves the right to disqualify any participant or team that may attempt to submit fish for scoring that were caught prior to the official start of the tournament.  Additionally, fish may not be altered or added to in any way to increase weight.  There will be no early scoring/weigh-in allowed.  Individual participants must be present at scoring to be eligible for awards.  At least one member of a team must be present at scoring to be eligible for awards. 

10.2. Snakehead, Catfish, Carp, Gar Scoring:  Each species will be scored based on the gross weight of all fish submitted by the participant or team (tie breaker is weight of largest fish).  Any participant submitting a live snakehead during scoring will be disqualified from the tournament.  Participants are encouraged to go to the following website before the tournament to familiarize themselves with the special rules regarding catching, handling and transporting snakehead:  Northern Snakehead – Frequently Asked questions: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/snakehead-faq.asp

10.3. Bass Scoring:  Bass will be scored on the top 5 fish recorded on the participant’s or team’s Bass Scorecard (tie breaker is length of largest fish on scorecard).  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass may be submitted for scoring. All participants must use the catch and release method when fishing for bass during the tournament. There will be no live scoring/weigh-in for bass.  Anyone presenting a live bass during scoring will be immediately disqualified from the tournament. 

Participants fishing as anglers will be issued a bass score card to record all bass caught during the tournament.  Participants will be required to record the following information for each bass caught:

(1) Date of Catch
(2) Time of Catch
(3) Length of Catch (measured as described below - to the nearest ¼in – rounding down)

 

Participants are also required to follow the Modified “Certifying Your Fish By Length and Photo” instructions listed below for each Bass listed on their scorecard:

Modified “Certifying Your Fish By Length and Photo” Rules:

  • Lay the fish on top of a flat/firm tournament style measuring board/ruler.  (Flexible/tape style measuring devices MAY NOT be used)
  • Close the fish's mouth and squeeze the tail lobes together (see picture below)
  • Measure from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail (rounding down to the nearest ¼ inch).
  • Take a picture of the measured fish  and record the (1) date caught (2)  time caught and  (3) length (rounded down to the nearest ¼ inch) on the tournament score card

 

 

11. AWARDS: Individual participants must be present at the start of scoring on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM to be eligible for awards.  At least one team member must be present at the start of scoring on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM to be eligible for awards.  Teams are NOT eligible for individual awards.  The awards ceremony will be held at: Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico, VA 22134. Awards will be issued for the following categories:

Bass
Gross Length - Top 5 Fish

Snakehead
Gross Weight - All Fish

Catfish
Gross Weight - All Fish

Carp
Gross Weight - All Fish

Gar
Gross Weight - All Fish

Individual

1st / 2nd / 3rd

1st / 2nd / 3rd

1st

1st

1st

Team

1st / 2nd / 3rd

1st / 2nd / 3rd

1st

1st

1st






Additional awards and prizes may be issued based on pending sponsorship requests and registration levels.

 


12. DISPOSAL OF FISH:
Participants are responsible for disposal/removal of their catch.

 

13. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT:  All fish must be caught in a legal sporting manner. Bass and Snakehead must be harvested using hook-and-line tackle.  Bow fishing tackle may be used for Catfish, Carp and Gar.  Artificial or legal live bait may be used.  Nets, electro-fishing equipment and trotline/”trout lines” are prohibited during the tournament.  It is the participant’s responsibility to know and conform to all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and Marine Corps Base Quantico regulations regarding legal tackle and equipment.

 

14. BOATS:  Participants and teams are allowed to use boats during the tournament.  Participants are responsible for ensuring their boat is properly registered as required by law and is equipped with the proper and necessary safety equipment.  Teams using a boat powered by a gas or electric motor must fish/bowfish from the same boat.   The team “same boat” requirement does not apply to canoes and kayaks. 

 

 15. PROTESTS:  All protests must be submitted verbally and then in writing no later than 15 minutes after the tournament official closes the scales/scoring.  You must have at least one witness to confirm the violation other than yourself.  The Tournament Director will hear protests and the decisions of the Tournament Director will be final.

 

16. SPORTSMANSHIP:  All teams are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety, and conservation. Any team who displays poor sportsmanship, violates tournament rules, or any Federal, State, Local laws or Marine Corps Base Quantico regulations, or brings unfavorable publicity to the Town of Quantico, Marine Corps Base Quantico or the 2015 Quantico Classic Fishing Tournament will be disqualified at the Tournament Director’s discretion.  Specifically the use of obscene language or gestures is strictly forbidden at any time prior to, during, or after the event in the area of Raftelis Potomac River Park, the town municipal office or in relation to another participant or team. Any infraction of these fundamental sporting principles may be deemed cause for disqualification or other penalty.  Use of alcohol or drugs, other than those purchased over the counter or prescribed by a licensed physician, by any participant during the tournament will not be tolerated and shall be cause for automatic disqualification for this and all future tournaments. Maximum courtesy must be practiced at all times, especially with regard to boating and angling in the vicinity of non-competitors who may be on tournament waters.   

 

17. TIDES:  The projected tides for the tournament dates and area are below:

 

Date

Day

 Time

    Hgt 

08/28

Fri

06:17 AM

1.75 H

08/28

Fri

12:28 PM

0.1 L

08/28

Fri

06:51 PM

1.64 H

08/29

Sat

12:40 AM

0.11 L

08/29

Sat

07:09 AM

1.79 H

08/29

Sat

01:17 PM

0.02 L

08/29

Sat

07:40 PM

1.72 H


18. PARKING:
  Parking will be available at Raftelis Potomac River Park.  Additional parking will be available on Potomac Avenue.  Please be advised that (1) there is NO PARKING allowed on River Road and (2) parking on 3rd Ave & 4th Ave is restricted to RESIDENTS ONLY.  Please contact the Tournament Director if you have any questions or issues with parking.  Participants must notify the Tournament Director if they intend to park their vehicle and/or trailer at Raftelis Potomac River Park overnight. 

 

19. BOAT DOCKING:  There is a floating boat dock available at Raftelis Potomac River Park 408 River Road Quantico VA 22134.

 

20. RULE CHANGES:  The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify the tournament rules at any time prior to the start of tournament fishing on Friday August 28, 2015 12:00 PM.

 

21. QUESTIONS: For questions about the tournament, please contact the Tournament Director Kevin Brown at Cell/Text (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org


Any questions or comments related to the Town of Quantico or this event should be directed to Mayor Kevin Brown at (571) 334-3432 or mayor@townofquantico.org.

 

History


Our town is rich in history; beginning in 1654 it was originally called Potomac for the river that flows along the town’s edge.   It was changed to Quantico, an Indian word meaning, “by the large stream” in 1872.  Incorporated in 1927 and chartered in 1934. The town is completely surrounded by the U.S. Marine Corps Base except for the Potomac River to the East.  According to the 2010 Census, the population of Quantico was 480.  We have a mixed population.  Retired and active duty Marines live in town among civilians.   Our town consists of 11 streets. We have a lot of visitors who tell us about the nostalgia of this small town America in the heart of urbanization.  For the retired Marines and their families who visit here each year for their reunion, it’s like coming home, bringing back old memories.

For further History and Directions Click Here to Download the Town of Quantico Brochure.

The Town of Quantico is located in Prince William County, Virginia, just 40 miles from Washington D.C. and 25 miles from the cities of Manassas and Fredericksburg.

   

Rules of Entry - North Gate Only - Picture I.D. - Random Screenings
There is a Marine Corps MP or sentry at the front gate as you enter Fuller Road, standing by to greet visitors. 

The Marine Corps was given exclusive jurisdiction by Virginia and the Congress to maintain and police Fuller Road when the Marine Corps acquired the land.

However, freedom of ingress and egress is maintained for the residents and visitors to the Town of Quantico.

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