All boats fishing GAMEX 2018 are entered in the Boat Auction
Skippers must nominate for one of the following divisions:
☐ Champion Boat Overall ☐ Champion Boat Tag and Release Billfish
The Silent Auction will commence at 5:00pm on the Briefing Night for the duration of one hour. Silent bids will be visible and are made by recording your bid amount, name and signature. Minimum bid is $50 and increments of $25 thereafter. At the conclusion of the Silent Auction, boats with bids less than $200 will be won by the highest bidder.
The tournament briefing will commence at 6:00pm to be followed by the Boat Auction. Boats with bids $200 and/or above will be entered into the auction and will be presented by division in random order.
Champion Boat Overall division is won by the person who purchases the winning vessel in this section. A Runner-Up prize is awarded to the person that purchases the vessel that places second in this section.
The winner of the Champion Boat Tag and Release Billfish division is won by the person that purchases the vessel with the highest number of tag and release points, as per calculations set out below, at the conclusion of the event. A Runner-Up prize is awarded to the person that purchases the vessel with the second highest total of tag and release points as per calculation below:
Marlin/Broadbill - 500 points
Sailfish/Spearfish - 400 points
The winner of each Division receives 50% of the relevant Boat Auction division pool. The Runner-up will receive 30% and EGFC will retain 20%.
In the event of a tie, each prize pool percentage will be divided evenly (example: if there is a tie for first place each winner will receive 40% and EGFC will retain 20%. If there is an outright winner and a tie for runner-up the winner will receive 50%, each runner-up 15% and EGFC will retain 20%).