Jimmy Johnson's "Quest for the Ring" Championship

Competition Days: Thursday, March 9 & Friday, March 10, 2023

The World's RICHEST Guaranteed Purse in Sailfish Tournament History!
The LARGEST Purse In Florida Tournament History.

Jimmy’s 2-Day Billfish Competition is heating up and will feature the top anglers in the country as they hit the waters for the largest guaranteed purse in sportfish history and the largest purse in Florida tournament history. Teams will be fishing for a guaranteed 7 FIGURE PURSE in this highly competitive tournament. In its 10 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $8,500,000 and 10 Championship Rings as the anglers join in the keys for this grueling competition. There are Catch & Release categories, a meat fish optional, and overall awards. A little bit for everyone. Boat entry starts at $5,000. 

HOST VENUE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Featuring The Hybrid Purse: Up to TWO MILLION DOLLAR purse! Guaranteed $1 Mill payout + an accruing prize structure* 

Fish in Key Largo, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, AND Palm Beach. Celebrate in Hollywood. 

2023 Details are out and based on your feedback, we are excited to share the new features for the coming year! 2023 will see:

*****A Billfish Catch & Release Tournament with an additional $100,000 going back into the various payouts as part of the guaranteed purse

*****The inclusion of ONE Big Fish meat fish optional category with 3 payouts.

*****Palm Beach is here to stay as requested so you can continue to fish out of your favorite hot spots from the Upper Florida Keys to Palm Beach.

*****And the Early Entry bonus categories are back! 

Host marinas to include Ocean Reef, Miami Beach, Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale, and Sailfish Marina. Tournament will continue as dock of choice. Boundaries will be the same as 2021. 

* Prize Structure is based on Catch & Release entries. Payout is subject to modifications up until Tuesday, March 1 per guarantor. 

Tournament Scoring

JJ’s National Billfish Championship is scored by a point system. Registered Anglers will receive 1 point for their boat for each eligible Billfish released in the tournament. All team and individual prize categories will be awarded based on the individual or team’s overall point standings. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by the team or individual that releases their last fish first.

Final Updated Rules will be provided at tournament kick off. 

Tournament Entry

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

5:00PM - 10:00PM
KICK OFF PARTY
At AT Seminole Hard Rock - DAER Nightclub

Open to all participants and guests. 

Hosted by GED Lawyers and High Noon. 

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Owners/Captains: Packet Pick Up
At AT Seminole Hard Rock - DAER Night Club
7:00PM - 7:30PM
Owners/Captains: Meeting
At AT Seminole Hard Rock - DAER Nightclub

One representative from the team must be present. 

Hosted by Seakeeper. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Pre-Fish Day sponsored by Michelob Ultra

5:00PM -
Michelob Ultra Day!
At AT Each of the official Host Marinas

Keep an eye out for MICHELOB ULTRA Team members with ice cold beers as you make your way back in. There will not be any official parties Wednesday night thanks to being back with Tuesday's KICK OFF for the whole team, but have a few beers while you clean off from the day and prep for Day 1 competition.  

Official Marinas include: SAILFISH MARINA, BAHIA MAR, MIAMI BEACH, OCEAN REEF (Members only) 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

8:00AM - 4:00PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 1
At Across South Florida

Fish in your favorite HOT SPOT presented by Contender Boats and powered by YAMAHA Outboards 

Radio room hosted by OAKLEY PRIZM 

CatchStat Live Scoring hosted by GARMIN 

Official Tournament Communications provided by Atlantic Radio Telephone

4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In fueled by Papa's Pilar
At AT Each of the Host Marinas, to include:

Sailfish Marina Floating Dock

Papa's Pilar Captain's Quarters at Bahia Mar Marina near the Dockmaster's Office

Miami Beach Marina Fuel Dock

Ocean Reef Fuel Dock (Members Only)

Friday, March 10, 2023

8:00AM - 4:00PM
JJBillfish Competition Day 2
At Across South Florida

Fish in your favorite HOT SPOT presented by Contender and powered by YAMAHA Outboards

Radio room hosted by OAKLEY PRIZM

CatchStat Live Scoring hosted by GARMIN

Official communications provided by Atlantic Radio Telephone

4:00PM - 7:00PM
Media Drop Off & Weigh In fueled by Papa's Pilar
At AT Each of the Host Marinas, to include:

Sailfish Marina Floating Dock

Papa's Pilar Captain's Quarters at Bahia Mar Marina by the Dockmaster's Office

Miami Beach Marina Fuel Dock

Ocean Reef Fuel Dock (Members Only)

8:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday Sponsor & Participant Weekend Welcome Reception
At at Seminole Hard Rock - Event Center Terrace

Open to all sponsors and tournament participants. 

At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL hosted by Papas Pilar

Saturday, March 11, 2023

1:00PM - 7:00PM
Ultimate Gifting Experience - All Tournament Participants
At at Hard Rock Event Center

At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL hosted by Visit Lauderdale. 

Registered teams receive over $7,000 worth of gifts. Gifts will only be available at the gifting experience. Over 30 partners to meet!

7:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday Closing Awards Bash!
At at Hard Rock Hollywood Pool Deck

The Pool Bash is BACK! Brought to you by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

hosted by Papa's Pilar and Cadillac. RSVP Required. Open to ALL tournament participants and registered guests. 

Featuring our signature QUEST FOR THE RING™ fundraising auction.

2023 Prize Structure
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