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January 14, 2009

‘Rock Stars’ Of Fishing Win The 2009 Palm Beach Shootout

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Palm Beach Shores, Fl – The inaugural Palm Beach Shootout finished in dramatic fashion with a come from behind victory naming Rock Star the 2009 Champion of this new tournament. In 6th place after the first day of fishing with only 4 releases, Captain Scott Leon led Jorge Piedra and the crew to a 1st place finish with a two day total of 12 releases. Close Call took 2nd place and Hostile rounded out the top 3, both with 11 releases. A tournament total of 130 sailfish were release over the course of two days of close quarters fishing.

The Palm Beach Shootout is the second leg of the five tournament regular season of the Sailfish Pro Series similar to the NASCAR Series of races. Teams earn points for standings in each of the five regular season tournaments. The top five teams with the highest point totals at the conclusion of the regular season and one wild card team to be decided at the World Sailfish Championship, April 14 – 18 in Key West, will advance to the post season play-off to be held in May 2009 in Miami.

After completing two of the five regular season tournaments, the overall point standings put Team Hostile, winner of the 2008 Sailfish Cup, in the lead with 206 points. Second position is held by Team Rock Star with 194 points and Team Advanced Roofing is a close third with 186 points. The three remaining tournaments in the regular season include the Ft. Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, the highly anticipated Sailfish Open at Hawks Cay and the World Sailfish Championship. A full Sailfish Pro Series schedule is available at www.sailfishseries.com

Mainland highlights of the weekend tournament include a Kick-Off Party held at the Jupiter Beach Resort Friday evening and a dockside party Saturday evening. A dockside awards ceremony wrapped up the tournament Sunday evening with the presentation of the Waterford Crystal trophy to Rock Star.

Sailfish Cup – Miami Beach, FL November 10 – 12, 2008 – 1st Place – Hostile
Palm Beach Shootout – Palm Beach, FL January 9-11, 2009 – 1st Place – Rock Star
Ft.Lauderdale Billfish Tournament – Ft. Lauderdale, FL February 5 – 8, 2009
The Sailfish Open at Hawks Cay, Duck Key, FL March 5 – 8, 2009
World Sailfish Championship – Key West, FL April 14-18, 2009
FINALE-Post Season Fish-Off – May 1-3, 2009

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