2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

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2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » August 17th, 2016, 10:13 am

Striper Mafia Tournament Series presented by Striper Soup

Initial details regarding the October 29th, Striper Mafia tournament is up live on the website - and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

At this time we will have a maximum of 50 teams per event, so sign up ASAP!

http://www.smlstripermafia.com/201617-t ... eries.html

http://www.smlstripermafia.com/registration.html


A few key tournament details:
$100 entry per team (max of 4 anglers/team)
$25 Optional Big Fish Pot - 100% payout

The more teams, the more places we'll pay out - details of payout on the website, but basically 1 place for 1-10 teams, 2 places for 11-20, 3 places for 21-30; 4 places for 31-40; and 5 places for 41-50 teams. We will also award 10% of entry fees as a raffle to one or more non-placing teams, so even if you have a tough day you have a chance to win $$$ - not to mention raffle prizes that all anglers are eligible for. As we finalize our sponsor details in the coming week or two, we hope to be able to add "kicker prizes" some of the tournament and/or big fish payouts to sweeten the pot even further.

We'll finalize details on Captain's Meeting times & "lines in" over the coming few weeks, but for October we'll hold the Captain's meeting on Fri evening and the post-tournament check-in / awards at Halesford Harbour Inn.

We strongly encourage you to pre-register for the event(s) - helps us with our planning - though you can sign up day-of at the Captain's Meeting - but if we are up against our 50 team maximum then those pre-registered will have 1st shot.

If you have any questions shoot me a PM here, or send us an email to stripermafia@gmail.com
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » September 14th, 2016, 11:55 am

Updated with info on our first event of this season
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » September 19th, 2016, 5:34 pm

Oh - and the new breaking news......

I'm excited to reveal our Platinum sponsor for the 2016/17 Series..... greatly appreciate the support of Shawn & the Soup Crew for the series!

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » September 20th, 2016, 3:27 pm

We'll be rolling out the full list of sponsors soon - but I wanted to give special thanks to a fellow Souper who is back with us again this season....

Great to have Troy & Striper Sniper with us again this season as a Gold sponsor! Thanks Troy!

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » September 20th, 2016, 3:33 pm

Support has again been overwhelming - both from a group of great sponsors, but also from those wanting to fish the series- - great to see so much support for a Catch-Photo-Release style series.

We've capped the events at 50 teams for now in order to manage the logistics, measuring boards, etc - and we're within just a few slots of being fully subscribed for our October event assuming everyone makes it on game-day, and we have over 10 teams already signed up for each of the other events. Great response!

We have several Soupers fishing with us and I hope to be able to see some more of you make the trip up to SML for them as well!
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Tyler Early » September 22nd, 2016, 8:58 am

Sorry haven't been on the Soup in awhile but appreciate the support of Shawn and the Soup, as well as Troy at StriperSniper, and our other sponsors! You all are what make these tournaments quality and desirable events to fish in, and in turn that is beginning to change the way people view catch, photo, and release tournaments as a whole. This season will be awesome - hope some of you can join us!

Also, huge props to Mward for all his hard work in getting this thing rolling again this year! Gosh only knows how many hours of his time he invests simply because he loves the sport of striper fishing!
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Jay Daniel » September 22nd, 2016, 8:03 pm

Registered for 2 events, hope to make all 4 again. Sounds like the word is out and that a catch and release tournament can be just as much fun. Pretty soon the mafia will be putting on tournaments in TN. Thanks for all the work you guys do in putting this on. :salute:

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Rocky Dix » September 22nd, 2016, 9:25 pm

I'm in! Registered for the October event for sure. Hope to squeeze several in. Should be a great learning experience and chance to meet A few folks! Looking forward to it!!

Thanks guys!

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Rocky Dix » September 22nd, 2016, 9:30 pm

Also hats off to the sponsors!! Thanks a ton for what you guys do and continue to do for this sport. I'm honored to be in this sport( although really green) and on on this site with you all. "Atta boy" to ya!

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » September 22nd, 2016, 11:02 pm

Jay Daniel wrote: Pretty soon the mafia will be putting on tournaments in TN.
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » October 3rd, 2016, 11:13 pm

What a great group of businesses to be associated with this season! If you guys have not fished one of these events with us, I hope you get a chance to come on up (down) to Smith Mountain Lake, VA and fish one or more - it will be good time guaranteed.

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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Mike Ward » October 10th, 2016, 5:13 pm

We've got our tournament shirt design back and I have to say I think it turned out pretty awesome!

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and if anyone is interested you can order one here ... planning on one main big order as minimum quantities may smaller future orders tough to do - we're working up an order to go out this weekend.... (10/15) so if you're interested in one or a black hoodie, hit up this link - http://www.smlstripermafia.com/shirt-orders.html
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Re: 2016/17 Striper Mafia Tournament Series

Post by Shawn McNew » October 10th, 2016, 8:48 pm

VERY cool, everything is looking great! Glad we can be the big sponsors this year!
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