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invitational GOLD CUP team fishing tournament

An Invitational Tournament, Reserved
for Big-game Saltwater Anglers

The Gold Cup was founded in 1972 by John Rybovich to test the skills of anglers catching and releasing sailfish off the east coast of Florida. The Gold Cup is a perpetual trophy maintained by the Sailfish Club and is one of the most coveted prizes in competitive sport fishing.  See below for the 48th Annual Gold Cup Team Fishing Tournament 2020.  (photo by Leonard Bryant Photography)

Gold Cup Rules

Gold Cup Registration

  • Upcoming 2020 Tournament
    • 48th Invitational Gold Cup Team Fishing Tournament

      Gold Cup 2020: January 14th - 18th


      GOLD CUP SCHEDULE

      Tuesday, January 14th
      Boat Captain’s Meeting – 5:00 p.m. (Casual attire)
      Angler Registration & Welcome Cocktails – 6:00 p.m.
      Gold Cup Welcome Dinner – (Seafood Buffet) 7:00 p.m.
      Dinner Included for Anglers (Jacket Required)

      Wednesday, January 15th
      Fishing – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      Sailfish Club Docktail Party – 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Live Music, Barbecue
      Dinner Included for Anglers (Casual Attire)

      Thursday, January 16th
      Fishing – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      Cocktails at the Sailfish Club Bar

      Friday, January 17th
      Fishing – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      All-You-Can-Eat Stone Crabs at the Sailfish Club – 6:00 p.m.
      Included for Anglers (Casual Attire)

      Saturday, January 18th
      Fishing – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      Cocktails – 6:00 p.m.
      Gold Cup Gala Awards Dinner – 7:30 p.m.
      Dinner Included for Anglers (Jacket Required & Tie Suggested)

      Fishing is 3 Out of 4 Days

  • 2019 Tournament Results
    • Overall Winners
      Place Team Points Boat Team Capt.
      1st Sailfish Point Yacht Club 2400 Showtime! Fred Hardwick
      2nd Sailfish Club of Florida 1200 Wrapped Up Chris Lazzara
      3rd Sailfish Club of Florida 900 Lo Que Sea Lach Cheatham
      4th Team Outnumbered 900 Outnumbered Glenn Straub


      Westcott Award
      Boat Points
      Ditch Digger 14,700 Points


      Bobby Haines Memorial Award
      Boat Capt. Boat
      Wink Doerzbacher Showtime!


      Heaviest Fish Awards
      Specie Weight Angler Boat
      Dolphin 22lbs Howard Webb Showtime!
      Tuna 14lbs Bill Shockley Liquidity
      Wahoo 49.5lbs Jamie MacGregor Alican


      President's Awards
      Day Angler Boat Time
      1 Curt Dyckman Miss Annie 3:01 P.M.
      2 Baldo Carnecchia Liquidity 2:49 P.M.
      3 Dale Creamer Ditch Digger 3:31 P.M.
      4 Mike Durkin Liquidity 3:07 P.M.


      High Daily Awards - Day 1
      Club Sailfish Point Yacht Club
      Points 900
      Boat Showtime!
      Team Capt. Fred Hardwick
      Boat Capt. Wink Doerzbacher


      High Daily Awards - Day 2
      Club Sailfish Club of Florida
      Points 1200
      Boat Wrapped Up
      Team Capt. Chris Lazzara
      Boat Capt. Andy Ford


      High Daily Awards - Day 3
      Club Team Flyer
      Points 600
      Boat Flyer
      Team Capt. Kevin Jaffe
      Boat Capt. Bryce Garvey


      High Daily Awards - Day 4
      Club Singularis
      Points 600
      Boat Singularis
      Team Capt. Kevin Pento
      Boat Capt. John Van Delien


      Ann Sodahl Memorial Award
      Angler Laura Russell
      Points 300
      Boat Hit n' Run


      Chairman's Award

      Donald "Boy" Leas, Chairman's Cup

      Angler Howard Webb
      Ratio of Shots to Releases 100%


      High Live Bait Team
      Team Sailfish Club of Florida
      Points 400
      Boat Miss Annie
      Team Capt. Doug Buck
      Boat Capt./Mate Randal Yates


      High Live Bait Angler
      Angler Curt Dyckman
      Points 200
      Boat Miss Annie


      John Rybovich Memorial Award
      Angler Howard Webb
      Releases 5
      Boat Showtime!
  • Gold Cup Tournament Winners
    • Year Club Anglers

      1972

      Cairnes Big Game & Fishing Club

      Sheila & JoJo Del Guercio

      1973

      Cairnes Big Game & Fishing Club

      JoJo & Kenneth Del Guercio

      1974

      No Tournament

      Fuel Shortage

      1975

      New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club

      Gay & Guy Billups

      1976

      Cape Henry Billfish Club

      Marvin Blount & Dick Manchon

      1977

      Hatteras MarlinClub

      Charles Robinson & Warren Klawans

      1978

      Stuart Sailfish Club

      Kenneth Kimball & Dick Madsen

      1979

      Havana Yacht Club

      Gary Lang, Alfy Fanjul, Blitz Robinson

      1980

      Miami Rod & Reel Club

      Tim Choate, Robert Starres, Robert Navaros

      1981

      Bayhead Yacht Club

      Hank Manley & Warren Klawans

      1982

      Bayhead Yacht Club

      Hank Manley & Warren Klawans

      1983

      Savannah Sport Fishing Club

      Bob & Henry Minis

      1984

      Sailfish Conservation Club of the Palm Beaches

      Al Hillbrath, Marsha & Len Bierman

      1985

      Twin Ponds Fishing Club

      R. Mark Granville-Smith & Joe Judge

      1986

      Stuart SailfishClub

      Charles Campbell & James Stewart

      1987

      Indian River Boating Association

      Dick Collins, Charles Bouchard & Charles Walther

      1988

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Bob & Barbara Brandon, Charles Campbell & James Stewart

      1989

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Bob & Barbara Brandon, Charles Campbell & James Stewart

      1990

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Bob & Barbara Brandon, Charles Campbell & James Stewart

      1991

      Royal Marsh Harbor Yacht Club

      John Santarsiero & Gary Price

      1992

      Yacht Club of Monaco

      Susan Troubetzkoy & Joe Lopez

      1993

      Marlin Conservation Club

      Joseph Zimmer, LoriZimmer & John Zimmer

      1994

      Nantucket Anglers Club

      Tom & PatWestcott & Bruno Rodriguez

      1995

      Great Abaco Yacht Club

      John Santarsiero & Steve Winch

      1996

      Fenwick Island Yacht Club

      Ed Joy, Bob Herder & Chris Hodge

      1997

      A & P Anglers

      Henry Minis, Peter & Peggy Tretheway and Webb St. Clair

      1998

      Fenwick Island Yacht Club

      Ed Joy, Bob Herder & Bernie Campbell

      1999

      Jupiter Seasport Yacht Club

      C.P. "Punch" Martyn, Charles Johnson & Scott Guenther

      2000

      Stuart Sailfish Club

      Tom Corr, Kelly Kite, Tim Essaye and Tim Essaye, Jr.

      2001

      Chub Cay Club

      John & Patsy Hundley, John & Bonnie Santarsiero

      2002

      Avalon Tuna & MarlinClub

      John & Betty Raimondo, Tim Lehman & Tom Dougherty

      2003

      Wren's Ranch Anglers

      Winston Wren, TonyCummings & Benji Bakas

      2004

      Havana Yacht Club

      Andres& Cathie Fanjul, Carlos Arruza & Richard Ganter

      2005

      Chubb Cay Club

      John Hundley & Don Stallings

      2006

      Wren's Ranch Anglers

      Winston Wren, Erik Waldin & Tony Cummings

      2007

      Havana Yacht Club

      Andres Fanjul, Carlos Arruza, Richard Ganter & Alfy Fanjul

      2008

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Enrique Tomeu, Harold Hutchins, Chuck Jordan & Mark Willis

      2009

      Havana Yacht Club

      Andres Fanjul, Carlos Arruza & Jamie MacGregor

      2010

      Eastern Shore Marlin Club

      Thomas Murray, Nancy Murray, John Murray, Debbie Murray

      2011

      Wren's Ranch Anglers

      Winston Wren, Erik Waldin, Hunter Beall, Tony Cummings

      2012

      Ocean Reef Club

      Chris Berian, Skip Smith, Rob Ruwich, C.J. McLaughlin

      2013

      Wren's Ranch Anglers

      Winston Wren, Hunter Beall, Anthony Cummings & Erik Waldin

      2014

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Enrique Tomeu, Mark Willis, Harold Hutchins and Chuck Jordan

      2015

      Cape May Marlin & Tuna Club

      Dave Anderson, Jamie Diller, Eric McDowell and Brian Graul

      2016

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Clark Beaty, Gunnar Askeland, Mike Ivancevic & Walker Royall

      2017

      Hudson Tuna Club

      Dale, Peter, and Glenn Creamer, Rick Kadien

      2018

      Sailfish Club of Florida

      Hans Kraaz II, Hunter Kraaz, Gregg Hemingway, Enrique Tomeu

      2019 

      Sailfish Point Yacht Club

      Fred Hardwick, Nancy Hardwick, Tom Russell 


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