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Grace Memorial Tournament Rules

SWC “Gracie Memorial Tournament” Rules and Payout Info
1. At least one member from each team must attend the rules meeting on Saturday at 6:30am September 7 th

2. Tournament hours will be from 7:00am – 3pm.
3. Will have a live meeting as well on Friday night 6pm to help with questions and go over rules.
4. Boundaries: None – The entire Bay of Green Bay. With the exception of inclement weather, the
Tournament Directors may place a safety boundary restriction if needed.
5. Teams can consist up to and no more than 4 people with a max of 6 lines (NO MORE THAN 6 LINES)
6. All WI Fishing Laws apply!
7. Boats 1 second to 15 minutes late will be penalized ½ their weight, after 15 minutes no weight will be given.
Late is defined as not inside the slow no wake concrete pilar.
8. All anglers must wear a USCG approved PFD while main engine is above idle speed.
9. Teams with boat trouble can send in their score card with one partner with another tournament boat. Please
call and notify one of the Tournament officials.
10. NO ALCOHOL during tournament hours.
11. Any protests should be brought to the attention of the Tournament Director within 15 minutes of end of weigh
in; Tournament Director and committee will have the final decision in all matters.
12. Please check in with tournament officials and return your boat board and score sheet packet even if you are
not weighing in fish and leaving early!
13. NO Cell phones or communication on the water!
Catch Photo Release Format Information
Every team will be required to bring their own Digital Camera that accepts a
Standard 2GB SD Card.
Cell Phone cameras will not be allowed to be use for picture taking of the
fish for the tournament
The SWC will provide the SD card and the official Bump Board and a score card to be used for the day
Measurements will be rounded up to the nearest 1/4”
Minimum 15” requirement to record a fish. (So min score on a card will be 15.25”)
The first picture on the SD Card must be a picture of one partner with your boat number
Both team members please sign your score card before turning it in.
Optional: It is recommended that the last picture on the card be a picture of your completed score card.
Picture taking procedure:
1) Place bump board in front of angler doing the bumping with the “Zero” or bump side to the
left of that angler.
2) Place the fish nose to the bump side of the board so the belly of the fish is facing the belly of
the angler holding the fish on the board
3) Bump the nose of the fish with a closed or open mouth and pinch the tail to show on the
measurement lines – Do Not place your hands inside the gills of the fish when holding it on the
bump board. Attempting to stretch the fish by placing the hand in the gills of the fish will result
in a DQ’d fish.
4) Record the length on the score card
5) The other angler will then take a picture on the bump board while the partner is holding it
(Take multiple pictures on the board)
6) Then the bump angler must hold the fish up and a picture shall be taken of the opposite side
of the fish also known as the “Hero Shot”.
7) Anglers should then verify their pictures
8) The fish may then be immediately released
1) Top 5 fish on your score card will be used for scoring
2) Each team will be responsible for marking their top 5 fish on their card
3) You may put as many fish as you would like on your score card throughout the day

4) Using the provided weight conversion chart place the converted weigh on the score card for
your top 5 fish.
5) Scoring will be based on total converted weight of fish on the top 5 marked on the card.
6) Each team will be responsible for adding up their total weight for their scored fish before
turning in their cards.
7) In case of a tie the first tie breaker will go to the team with heaviest converted fish on the
8) The second tie breaker will go to the team with second heaviest converted fish on the card.
9) If there is still a tie we will continue down the scored fish in the same manner and then the
non-scored fish.
10) In the event all 5 scored fish are exact matches we will declare a tie and split the winnings
for that place.
If a fish “flops” while taking a picture DO NOT DELETE the picture just take another picture.
The Hero Shot will be the index for the sequence of fish on the card.  So once there is a clean Hero
shot the next picture should be the next fish in order on a bump board. 
Pictures out of sequence with the score card will be DQ’d
Missing the “Hero Shot” will result in a DQ’d fish
Pictures that do not relate to opposite sides of the fish will be DQ’d
Pictures of a fish on the bump board out of focus will be DQ'd
Pictures of a fish on the bump board with glare on the tail that will not allow clear view of the length
measurement will be DQ'd
Pictures of a fish on the bump board with it's head or tail not showing will be DQ'd
Pictures of a fish on the bump board not properly "bumped" will be DQ'd (nose not touching the bump)
Videos instead of pictures for a recorded fish will be DQ’d

Approximate Payout based on 50 teams (Max 100)

1 st = $1,800 + plaques
2 nd = $750 + plaques
3 rd = $300 + plaques
4 th = $150 + plaques

Plaques to highest finishing (Family Team)

This payout can really change based on number of teams. Will have it more concrete when we get closer to the meetings

and have the final numbers.

Big Fish Award = Optional big fish pot will be $20 per team payable at registration prior to the rules meeting.

Big Fish Payout will be:

60% - 1 st
30% - 2 nd
10% - 3 rd
Tournament contacts:

Tournament Director – Joshua Wallace – Cell# - 920-615-2998
Tournament Board Member – Rachel Wogsland – Cell# - 414-779-2407
Tournament Board Member – Nick Ackley – Cell# 920-254-2536

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