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WE FINALLY MADE THE SLOT…
IT’S BEEN A GOOD RUN!


It’s that time of year. Time to booray!
june 6th, 7th & 8th 2019


what is
boo ray?

Boo Ray Bay Fishing Classics is an in-shore, invitational only, fishing tournament based out of Key Allegro Island, Rockport Texas. We highly encourage our fisherman to fish in the Aransas Bay area to see our fisherman's skill set in the same waters. This event includes a Thursday night Founder's Dinner, Friday Night Fish Fry & Calcutta, Saturday is the fishing tournament & Awards Ceremony Saturday night dinner. Although our "little" fishing tournament's priority is to make money for our charities, we do happen to create some fantastic memories in the process.


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our
story


What started out as a couple of buddies’ (Van Swift & Chris Kappmeyer) fishing trip in Rockport about 20 years ago with about a dozen of their friends from Austin & Gonzales, has now raised tens of thousands of $$ for charities. Boo Ray Bay Fishing Classics is now run by Chris and several other volunteers and sponsors who work hard by giving their time, talent, and treasures to make this event better and better each year.

get registeredfor boo ray


Single participation registration is $100 BEFORE May 24th, price then goes up to $125 so HURRY and get registered TODAY!

Entry fee includes dinner on Friday night with drinks, entry to $1,000's  in cash/prizes, and some great memories.



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new this year… team spirit award… don’t be shy!
More on this later

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schedule of events


THURSDAY: 8:00pm Founder’s Dinner.  Chris and Norbert’s Home, 35 Riviera, Rockport, TX 78382. $25 fee for dinner with “Kapp Kods” BYOB if you want something else. No parking, please take a cab.

FRIDAY: 7:30pm, Registration/Dinner  **NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR**  “The Allegro House” is being remodeled. This year dinner & Calcutta will be held at La Palma Event Center 2955 HWY 35N ROCKPORT, TX. 78382

SATURDAY CHECK-IN:  Between 5:30am - 7:00am **NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR** LOCATION: Cove Harbor Ramp next to Paradise Keys Restaurant. 165 Cove Harbor N Rockport, TX 78382 Have your boat in the water OR on the trailer to be checked in.  Fisherman are encouraged to fish in the Aransas Bay Area.

If using a guide, please make appropriate plans.

SATURDAY WEIGH-IN: 2:30PM.  **NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR** Weigh-in will be in the same area as check-in: Paradise Keys Restaurant Dock side. Paradise Keys will have a special spot for Boo Ray to eat and drink.

SATURDAY: 8:00pm, Awards Ceremony. Location is at Sugar Shack 106 N Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382 We will have a large section of the restaurant reserved for us. Buffet-style, $17 per person. Tab will be fisherman’s responsibility, must put credit card on file at beginning of the night.

NEW RULES THIS YEAR. MUST READ PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT (scroll down)


prizes to be awardedto each team as follows:

one prize per team


HEAVIEST RED

  • 1st Place $800
  • 2nd Place $400
  • 3rd Place $200

HEAVIEST trout

  • 1st Place $800
  • 2nd Place $400
  • 3rd Place $200

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what is a Calcutta?

The tournament is limited to teams of 1 to 4 fisherman (so get some friends together) The way the Calcutta works is: each Tournament Team will be auctioned off with a minimum bid of $100. If you are there on Friday night, there will be a tremendous amount of pressure to buy your own team for at least the minimum. If you buy yourself or someone else’s team, you must pay immediately after the Calcutta in cash or check. Each Tournament Team will be allowed to weigh in one Redfish and one Trout. You will only be allowed to win one place in the Calcutta for each Trout and Refish category.

NOTE: 15% off the top of Calcutta goes to charity

CALCUTTA WORKS AS FOLLOWS:

Place - Big Trout

  • 1ST Place: 25% Cut of Purse
  • 2ND Place: 15% Cut of Purse
  • 3RD Place: 10% Cut of Purse

Place - Big Redfish

  • 1ST Place: 25% Cut of Purse
  • 2ND Place: 15% Cut of Purse
  • 3RD Place: 10% Cut of Purse

EXAMPLE: If pot is $10,000, the 1st Place fish wins $2,500


booray fishing tournament rules


  • Guides will be allowed. There is a 17%bonus to Fishermen without guides
  • Guides MUST be submissive to tournament rules
  • Fisherman are highly encouraged to fish in Aransas Bay area.
  • Participation in Thursday Night Poker game is NOT Mandatory
  • Means of catch must be legal
  • All fish must be within slot
  • Under & Over-sized Redfish will disqualify Team. Redfish must be between 20-28"
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Under & Over-sized Trout will disqualify Team. Trout must be between 15-25"
  • Limit one prize per Team (Does not apply to Calcutta)
  • Judges decisions are final (But may change after happy hour)
  • Saturday Morning Check-In: Between 5:30 am-7:00 am, Cove Harbor Ramp next to Paradise Keys Restaurant. 165 Cove Harbor N Rockport, TX 78382
  • Saturday Afternoon Weigh-In: 2:30 pm, **NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR** Weigh-in will be at Paradise Keys Restaurant Dock side.  Must be in view of judges for weigh-in
  • Proceeds of the tournament to benefit Boy Scouts of America

LODGING


There are plenty of choices for lodging in Rockport this year (post Hurricane Harvey) Here are a couple of links for the tournament dates in Rockport:  HomeAway.com

THANK YOU TOOUR 2019 SPONSORS!

Thanks again for your continued support in this charitable event.  In the last 4 years all the sponsorship money has gone directly towards  funding the start up of a brand-new Boy Scout troop in Gonzales, Texas where we delivering The Scouting program to "at risk youth". 

We would appreciate your continued support. So put together your team and get ready to create some wonderful memories in Rockport, Texas. 

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text, call chris s. kappmeyer 512.426.1937, email chris@brokernetwork.com
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