Gulf Coast Triple Crown Update: Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

It ain't over, 'til it's over.

One of the things which makes the Triple Crown Points Series so exciting is you never know when the standings are going to get shaken up. This past weekend in Destin (June 17-21, 2015) proved once again things can change quickly in the chase for the championship. The GCTC has a brand new third place team going in to the final leg. Johnny Dorland and Team Cotton Patch who weren't even listed in the standings prior to last weekend jumped straight to third place only 74 point away from first place after an extraordinary record breaking first place finish at Sandestin. And they collected 51 bonus points for the new ECBC tournament record along the way.

Then there's Rocky and Laurie on Reel Addiction. Never a team to be counted out, Rocky moves to ninth position in the championship with his second place finish at ECBC, easily within reach of the championship going in to the finale.

With all the leading contenders grouped this closely together as the points series returns home to the Wharf, one thing is certain. Any one of the teams from the Relentless Pursuit back through tenth place could easily win the 2015 Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship and emerge with bragging rights for the 2015 season as the undisputed "Kings of The Gulf."

The Greatest Show in Sportfishing is up next. And nothing's a sure thing.
Johnny Dorland and Team Cotton Patch
899.6 lb Blue Marlin
Angler: Lance Hill

Stay tuned!

ECBC standings (final)
Blue Marlin:
1st Place: Cotton Patch
2nd Place: Reel Addiction
3rd Place: Click Through

Catch & Release
1st Place: Pier Pressure
2nd Place: Cut-N-Run
3rd Place: Pair-A-Dice
New 2015 GCTC standings after the ECBC
Relentless Pursuit: 375
Rise Up: 325
Cotton Patch 301
Born2Run: 250
Done Deal: 250
You Never Know!: 225
Ono Ocean: 175
Pipe Dream: 175
Reel Addiction: 175
Caribe: 125
Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
- June 1-7, 2015
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