Saturday February 27, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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Mayport Boat Ramp 
4870 Ocean Street
Mayport, FL 32233

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Rob Darner 

El Cheapo Registration 

THE “fine” PRINT
• ENTRY FEE / REGISTRATION: Entry Fee is $80.00 PER BOAT prior to February 13, 2016, and $100.00
PER BOAT THEREAFTER. Registration closes at 6:59 a.m. on the morning of the tournament.
• TOURNAMENT WITHIN A TOURNAMENT: There is an optional entry fee of $20.00 per boat. Captains
who choose to pay the optional fee will fish a “tournament within a tournament”. They will compete for the
optional entry fee purse only with other Captains who paid the optional entry fee. All entry fees go toward
the purse and will be divided among the top 3 Captains that paid the optional entry fee with 50% to 1st
place, 30% to 2nd place, and 20 % to 3rd place.
• MANDATORY CAPTAIN’S MEETING will be held at 7:30 Friday, February 26, 2016 (registrations will be
accepted beginning at 5:30 p.m.) at the J.O.S.F.C. clubhouse at 4870 Ocean Street, Mayport, FL.
• FISHING RULES: A fishing license is required for all participants. Eligible fish are: Sheepshead
(Archosargus probatocephalus). All fish must meet current FL state size requirements. Only one fish per
registered entry, and one fish per registered Jr. Angler and one fish per registered Lady Angler may be
weighed in. All fish must be caught on rod and reel, from a boat. Check-out will be conducted from the
JOSFC clubhouse beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016. You may check out either in
person or by cell phone or text message (number to be given at Captain’s Meeting) or on VHF 78. Fishing
begins at 7:00 a.m. Weigh-in opens at 1:00 p.m., and closes at 4:00 p.m. You must be STANDING IN
Director either in person or by cell phone or text message or on VHF 78 whether weighing fish or not. All
participants must comply with Coast Guard regulations and instructions.
• TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE BOATS will be available during the tournament on VHF 78 or can be
reached by phone to the Tournament.
• TOURNAMENT WEATHER CALL will be made at the Captain’s Meeting. The Tournament Committee
reserves the right to cancel the tournament due to unsafe conditions. Four hours of fishing will constitute a
tournament day. Weather date for the tournament shall be Sunday, February 28th
• WEIGHING-IN: All fish submitted for weigh-in must be in fresh, edible condition, and caught that
tournament day. Fish cannot be in frozen condition. No mutilated fish will be weighed. All decisions
regarding mutilation will be made by the weigh-master. All fish submitted for weigh-in become property of
the tournament.
• PROTEST: All protests must be in writing within 15 minutes of the close of weigh-in, accompanied by a
$100.00 CASH deposit. Digital photographic evidence is strongly suggested. If protest is upheld, deposit
will be refunded. The Tournament Committee will review all protests and their decision shall be final. All
entrants agree to submit to a polygraph at the request of the Tournament. The results of the
polygraph will be considered by the Rules Committee, along with any relevant information, which in their
sole discretion will determine whether the entrant will be disqualified. Failure to submit to such an
examination will result in disqualification of the entrant.
• PARTICIPANTS enter the tournament at their own risk. The Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club
(J.O.S.F.C.), “El Cheapo” Sheepshead Tournament, its officials or members shall not be liable for and
hereby disclaim any liability for any and all losses, damages or injuries of any kind suffered by any
participants, entrants, anglers, their guests and companions, boat captains, vessels, and equipment which
may occur during the tournament, including the weigh-in location at the JOSFC facility.
• TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR and or fishing committee reserves the right to refuse entry into the tournament
for cause at the discretion of the tournament director and or committee.
• JUNIOR ANGLERS (age 16 and under) for a fee of $10.00 each will be competing for a separate prize
structure, but must follow the same rules as stated above. Each Junior Angler must be fishing with a
registered captain in the general tournament and must complete his/her own entry form.
• I HAVE READ THE ABOVE RULES for this tournament and by signing the entry form I agree to abide by
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