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Flatsmasters™ 2018 Schedule

  • Event #1 - March 24, 2018
  • Event #2 - May 5, 2018
  • Event #3 - June 2, 2018
  • Event #4 - September 8, 2018                             
  • 2-Day No Entry Fee Championship (must be qualified) - October 13-14, 2018

Flatsmasters New Tournament Rules and Format

Flatsmasters revised rules for the remainder of the 2018 season


Entry fees for 2018 will be $450 which includes $28 FL state Sales Tax) which will include free food and a huge raffle at the Captain's Meeting before each event.  For 2018, teams that register in advance for a tournament will receive limited edition Flatsmasters™ T shirts at for each event. A late fee of $25 will be charges for any payment made within one day of the tournament. 

All anglers will still be required to pay membership dues of $35 (includes state sales tax) per year. As in 2017, teams will receive their boat number in the order we receive your payment for each event, and you may pay for up to 4 tournaments in advance. Sponsors of the Tournament will receive preferred boat numbers.

  Boat #1 will be awarded from a free raffle at the Capt. Meeting of those teams who are present.

The Top 25 Teams in points after 4 events will be invited to compete in the NO ENTRY FEE Flatsmasters Championship Tournament.

Teams earn points based on their order of finish- 1st place = 100 Points, 2nd Place = 99 Points, etc.
in each tournament except for the Double Point Event on Sept 9th where teams will earn double points for the position they finished- 1st Place = 200 Points, 2nd Place = 198 Points
Teams with no weight will receive 0 points for that event

Captain may not be substituted throughout the year, anglers may have alternates throughout the year.  In the Championship Tournament, all anglers must have participated in at least two regular season events on that team to participate in the Championship Tournament.

The Maverick Boats-Yamaha Flatsmasters Championship will feature a Hewes Redfisher 18 with F115 Yamaha engine for the grand prize provided by Maverick Boat Co., Yamaha Outboards,and Ingman Marine valued at $40,000

There will be no entry fee for the 2018 Flatsmasters Championship

Registration will be open on January 1, 2018- Payments may be made online, by mail, or in person at Laishley Marine in Punta Gorda or Capt. Ted's Tackle at Ingman Marine in Pt Charlotte

Payments made online will be charge a PayPal service fee


Non Profit & Fundraising
Punta Gorda Boat Show


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