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Cabo is waiting, the fish are biting, and signups are coming in faster than in previous years; Here's info on getting a game plan started; how to sign up for 2012
CABO AN LUCAS -- So, you want to compete for the first time in the WON/Yamaha Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Nov. 7-11, 2012. This is a good year to head to Cabo.
"We had 108 teams last year and we expect a bigger field next year," said tourney director Pat McDonell. "We've increased in team the past two years after the economy slammed everyone. It's time to get in your entry forms, even if your team is not completely settled and you are still deciding on jackpots. Those can be added later, and team rosters will be adjusted Wednesday in Cabo at the long check-in. It should be another great event."
Sign-in: The first thing you need to know is that you can compete for just $800 a team. The $800 we collect -- $400 goes right back to the overall jackpot and the other $400 goes to pay for the dinner at Ruth's Chris, The Fiesta dinner Friday night the hats, bags, shirts, and other costs. There's certainly no profit in charging that amount.
Boats: And, any size boat can be used, either your boat, a friend's or a charterboat. And, you can sign up now for that $800 entry either online at www.wonews.com (click on "events") by credit card or via mail by personal check. You can work out the details of your team and your jackpots, if any, just before the tourney. This year, for a $100 deposit you will be able to reserve your team number and name. That's new this year.
Note: The website www.loscabostunajackpot.com is an informational site only. It does not allow for on-line signup. Only this website, www.wonews.com accepts a credit card payment (see above) and only team entries, not optionals. Those must be done by check, due to high card/bank costs.
Some basic facts about signing up:
Teams are two to four people: Your boat can have up to eight people, four anglers, two guests and two crewmen. Only the team members can fish, of course. If you don't have a boat down in Baja, or a friend with a boat, and trailering is too daunting a task, charterboats are available through more than dozen charterboat operations. You can find that list and more tips at this website, www.loscabostunajackpot.com.
Bringing friends, family: Wristbands of $50 can be purchased for non-team members for party access each night and includes the Ruth's Chris dinner and the Fiesta, but not entry into drawings.
You can sign up now even if you don't have all your team members and charter details ironed out. You can add jackpots and change team members between now and the event, and you can add jackpots by mail. The final team rosters will be set at check-in.
There are deadlines for signing up. You can sign up on-line for the $100 deposit, or the basic team entry by credit card at www.wonews.com but any additional jackpots have to be paid by mail with a personal or cashiers bank check. We take personal checks for jackpots until a month before the event, and after that we require bank certified checks.
Cabo signups: You can also sign up at the Pisces office, before the event. Note that all funds in Cabo must wired to WON due to new tax laws. No cash due to those same banking and tax laws. It is not suggested that you plan on signing up in Cabo due to these changes and severe restrictions for all tournaments, not just ours. Get it done now and avoid difficulties when you should be relaxing.
$50 Wristbands Will Be Available for guests and Mexican licenses will be for during the entire check-in and captains meeting at a table set up by Minerva's staff to take away the worry.
Wyndham Hotel: The Wydham Cabo San Lucas Resort is a great place to stay for the event. Comfortable, convenient, priced right. The pool is undergoing a complete rebuilding and modern design. There are special rates for tourney anglers and guests, and include buffet breakfasts.
Contacts: For signup and payment information, call Ashley at WON at (949) 366-0030, ext 38, or email@example.com; for tourney information, contact director Pat McDonell at (949) 366-0030, ext. 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The website www.loscabostunajackpot.com for all information. To sign up for team entry only, go to www.wonews.com and go to events and click ion the Cabo event logo and follow the prompts. Or mail in an entry form.
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