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Final results from the PCCA Guatemala: First Place Team: Tranquilo, 5,400 points; Second Place Team/Boat: Priority/Intensity, 5,300 points; Third Place Team/Boat: USA/Capt. Hook, 5,100 points. First Place Angler: Bill Easum, 2,100 points; Second Place Angler: Julio Viega, 1,800 points; Third Place Angler: Bill Pino, 1,700 points
In the Costa Sunglasses Grand Champion Team division for the Presidential Challenge Series, it was Tranquilo in first place with 7,500 points followed by Team Priority, 7,050 points. Team USA finished third. In the Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler standings, Ken Coffer placed first with 2,600 pts, Bill Easum was second with 2,400 points and Johnnie Bankston third with 2,100 points. The Top Overall Team in the Billfish Tournament Series of Central America was Tranquilo, 17,250 points.
The dates for the 2014 Presidential Challenge Conservation Series are: the PCCA Costa Rica (Golfito); April 24-27, 2014; Presidential Papagayo Cup, June 5-8, 2014; Aruba Caribbean Cup Oct. 16-19, 2014 and the PCCA Guatemala, Nov. Nov. 6-9, 2014.
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The premier sportfishing circuit of the Americas, the Presidential Challenge series is dedicated to the conservation and protection of billfish and inshore gamefish.
All events produced by this company have two goals in mind: promoting sportfishing related tourism and to raise money for charitable organizations who specialize in protectinggamefish. These groups include The Billfish Foundation, Adopt-A-Billfish and the International Game Fish Association.
The Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation, Inc. is permanently dedicated and organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes including but not limited to the following:
*To investigate, research and expand upon the present state of knowledge of the marine environment, in particular the billfish, which do or may populate same, as it affects the fishery in the United States and elsewhere, and to disseminate the information thus obtained.
*To develop and implement programs for the conservation and improvement of the fishery.
*To act as a coordinating entity with other groups, both governmental and non-governmental, in the promotion and achievement of the above purposes.
*To make distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as presently constituted or the corresponding provisions of any future United States internal Revenue Code.
The Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation, Inc. proudly supports the Adopt-A-Billfish Satellite Tagging Program
The Adopt-A-Billfish Satellite Tagging Program has produced cutting edge scientific data on the habits of sailfish and marlin. This program relies on private funding to support the trips necessary to tag fish. Information gained from this program will lead the way to effective billfish management in the future.
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