2021 GCTC Sanctioned Tournaments:

April 26 - May 2Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish ClassicGrand Isle, LA
May 13 - 16New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club InvitationalVenice, LA
May 18 - 23Orange Beach Billfish ClassicThe Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
May 24 - 30Gulf Coast MastersOrange Beach, AL
June 1 - 6Cajun Canyons Billfish ClassicVenice, LA
June 7 - 13Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish ClassicBiloxi, MS
June 16 - 19The Invitational of the Gulf The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
June 23 - 27Emerald Coast Blue Marlin ClassicSandestin, FL
July 1 - 4Pensacola InternationalPensacola, FL
July 14 - 18Blue Marlin Grand Championship The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL

Division 1
Boat Count 44 or less
Place Blue Marlin CR
1 175 150
2 125 100
3 75 50

Division 2
Boat Count 45 or greater
Place Blue Marlin CR
1 250 225
2 175 150
3 100 75


The Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship is a multi-Tournament Point Series consisting of 10 Gulf Coast Billfish Tournaments. The purpose of the Championship is to bring positive recognition and exposure to the outstanding Big Game fishing in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

There is no requirement to participate in all Championship tournaments. The 2021 Championship winner will be determined by total accumulated GCTC points from their three highest tournament scores in the 2021 Championship Series tournaments. Only officially weighed Blue Marlin points and officially scored Catch & Release video points resulting in 1st 2nd and 3rd place in participating tournaments will be counted towards GCTC Championship Points. Optional (Calcutta) Cash Award positions and Gamefish points for individual sanctioned tournaments do not count towards GCTC scoring.

(** The BMGC utilizes a hybrid scoring system combining weighed Blue Marlin and Catch& Release points to determine official tournament winners. Therefore, GCTC points will be awarded to the winners of the BMGC as follows: The First Place BMGC Tournament winner will be credited 250 points, Second Place 175 points Third Place 100 points.)

For full details and Official Rules, please visit the Rules page of this website.