Alice Kelly Ladies Only Billfish Tournament Tag

61-foot Grand Slam Paul Mann Custom Boat
Congratulations to the Paul Mann Custom 61-foot GRAND SLAM Ladies (Captain & Crew!) for their FIRST PLACE win at the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament held August 9-10, 2020

Captain Dave Grubbs and his ladies team scored six white marlin releases to take the first-place team trophy as the top boat for the 31st annual charity event. The team’s three lady anglers were Sara Mirabilio of Nags Head, Chris Jarrell of Port Orange, Florida, and Rebecca Carr of Ormond Beach, Florida. (📸 photo credit: Jason Dallin)

Team TRUE GRIT Aboard Paul Mann 54 Takes Second in 28th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Only Billfish Tournament August 13th 2017

The team aboard 54' Paul Mann TRUE GRIT held second place positon after a full day of action and tough competition from all 97 boats entered in the 28th Alice Kelly Ladies Only Tournament on August 13. TRUE GRIT, captained by Hank Beasley, racked up three sailfish releases, good for 300 points to take  second. The Alice Kelly Tournament is held to promote and fund breast cancer charities and is one of the most popular and successful ladies only anglers billfishing charity events in the world. And TRUE GRIT was not the only Paul Mann boat to enjoy winning a top

Paul Mann Boats Dominate 27th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Only Billfish Tournament August 14th 2016! LO QUO SEA takes first place!

The 56’ Paul Mann LO QUO SEA held the first place positon after a full day of action and tough competition from all 92 boats entered in the 27th Alice Kelly Ladies Only Tournament! LO QUO SEA, captained by Kevin Paul, racked up five sailfish releases, good for 500 points to win. Lora Whitehurst and Karen Kremser scored two sails apiece, while Amy McGurk added another. Andrew Brady and Lenny Schelin are LO QUO SEA’s excellent mates.

But that wasn’t all! 

Capt. Dennis Endee and boat owner Cheryl Russell and her family team aboard the 56’ Paul Mann A-SALT WEAPON captured

Paul Mann 53-foot TRUE GRIT Takes Top Honors in 26th Annual Alice Kelly Lady Angler Billfish Charity Tournament 

August 9, 2015. Fifty-four teams entered the 26th Annual Alice Kelly tournament with a small craft advisory in effect and little hope of fishing, but in the end the 53-foot Paul Mann Custom Boat TRUE GRIT and a few others made it out for Sunday's fishing. The ladies aboard TRUE GRIT took top boat with 4 white marlin releases and 400 points. The event raised almost $40,000 for cancer charities. Pretty work in every way! 

The 23rd Alice Kelly Ladies Memorial Billfish Tournament 

Congratulations and a huge shout out to the SNIPER Captain and owner Jimmy Bayne and crew for taking the TOP BOAT in the 23rd ALICE KELLY LADIES MEMORIAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT! Aboard SNIPER, Tina Balance released a blue marlin and Paula Boone, Theresa Poe and Jeanie Gordon all released white marlin for a total of 330 pts to win by a comfortable margin. 59 boats fished in the Alice Kelly Tournament Sunday August 11 and enjoyed calm seas and an excellent showing of billfish! Also, congratulations to the TOP JR ANGLER, Allyson Russell aboard the A-SALT WEAPON with a white marlin. 

18th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Memorial Billfish Tournament – 110 boats – Aug. 12 (2007)

 Top boats:          First place - Pelican - Capt. & Owner Arch Bracher - released two blue marlin and two white marlin          Fourth place - Sniper - Capt. Mike Merritt - Owner Jimmy Bayne - released two blue marlin and one white marlin         Top Lady Angler - Second Place - Pelican - Capt. & Owner Arch Bracher - Summer McCarver         Top Junior Angler - Sniper - Capt. Mike Merritt - Owner Jimmy Bayne - daughter Hunter Bayne, first blue marlin

17th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament (2006)

80 boats competed, 8 were Paul Mann Boats.  Top Boat - Pelican - 8 white marlin - 560 pts. - Capt. Arch Bracher Jr. 2nd place - True Grit - 6 white marlin - 420 pts. - Capt. Hank Beasley (on time) 3rd place - Qualifier - 6 white marlin - 420 pts. - Capt. Fin Gaddy Congratulations to top Lady Anglers: Summer McCarver - 4 white marlin - Pelican Missy Bracher - 3 white marlin - Pelican Jan Watson - 1 white marlin – Hunter