About the GCTC
Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and big bucks as well as a serious adrenaline rush, and nowhere is that feeling more apparent than in the extremely popular Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series, consisting of five high-profile tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake for the Top Team in the Triple Crown is not only a custom six-foot marlin trophy but also the honor of being named the best billfishing team in the Gulf of Mexico for the year.
The first tournament of the season and the Triple Crown Series is the always-popular Orange Beach Billfish Classic, held each year in May at the Wharf Entertainment Complex. It's a great way to kick off the tournament season and also a terrific way to support the Billfish Foundation here in the Gulf of Mexico. "We were very excited to have them join the Gulf Coast Triple Crown in 2014 and look forward to an even more competitive and fun filled tournament in the years to come" says Scott Burt, Series promoter.
The Gulf Coast Triple Crown consists of the most competitive and prestigious billfish tournaments held in the Gulf of Mexico. The lineup for this year consists of the Orange Beach Billfish Classic in the kickoff spot, followed by the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic in Venice, Louisiana. The Series moves to Biloxi for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, then to Florida for the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin. The Series comes full circle for the climatic season finale, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf, dubbed "The Greatest Show in Sportfishing" held at The Wharf Entertainment Complex in Orange Beach, AL.
There is no additional charge or entry paperwork required for any team wishing to participate in the Gulf Coast Triple Crown, and the top team at the conclusion of the season wins a truly stunning custom marlin trophy by marine artist Frank Ledbetter, presented at the conclusion of the Blue Marlin Grand Championship event.
For more information on the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship, please contact Scott Burt at (850) 233-1633