The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

Florida Keys Gold Cup: 2003

27 Anglers competed in the 2003 Gold Cup for the Championship Ring!
These anglers made up of thirteen team entries that all competed
for Gold Cup team trophies including the perpetual team trophy
displayed at the Islamorada Fishing Club. Mr. D's Island Design of Islamorada
once again sponsored the Championship Gold Cup Ring.

Pursuit Boats and Caribee Boat Sales joined the Gold Cup
sponsorship list this year to make this event the best ever.
All money raised in the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish
Championship benefits the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.
118 Sailfish were released over the three events.

Gold Cup Champion Anglers Past & Present
Gold Cup Champion Anglers Past & Present
2003 - Robert Richardson, 2002 - Becky Hester,
2001 - Bill Gilbert

Click to enlarge     High Point Angler: Robert Richardson
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Residence: McKinny, TX
Captain: Steve Leopold
Mate: Wayne King
Boat: Yabba Dabba Doo
Total Releases: 9

Click to enlarge     First Place Team: How Bout' It
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Anglers: Wally Whitley, Jim Whitley and Mark Whitley
Captain: Charlie Scoble
Mates: Ben Ekblom and Travis Butters
Boat: How Bout' it
Total Releases: 15

Click to enlarge     Second Place Team: Cloud Nine
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Anglers: Mike Charron, Mike Hancock and Jason Brice
Captain: Greg Eklund
Mate: Mike Hancock
Boat: Cloud 9
Total Releases: 13

Click to enlarge     Third Place Team: Team Savant
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Anglers: Ed H. Savant, Ed C. Savant and Taylor Walsh
Captain: Scott Stanczyk
Mate: Scott Feltman
Boat: Catch 22
Total Releases: 13
Total Released Fish: 8