Contender Tournament Record Prize:
The current Blue Marlin record of the Saint Martin Billfish Tournament is 809 lbs. In order to be able to receive the Contender Record Prize a team must break the current record by half of 1% of the current record of 809 lbs, thus the Blue Marlin must weigh at least 813.4 lbs. In addition, the angler must agree to take and pass a polygraph test.
All St. Martin and IGFA sport fishing rules and regulations apply.
In the event that a team weighs a Blue Marlin above 809 lbs but falls short of the 813.4 lbs needed in order to receive the Contender Record Prize, the fish will become the new tournament record but not qualify the team for the Contender Record Prize. This fish however, will qualify for the Largest Blue Marlin Prize.
In the event that multiple teams weigh Blue Marlin above 813.4 lbs, it will be the largest of these fish that will be considered for the Contender Record Prize. This fish will become the new tournament record.
In the event that multiple teams weigh Blue Marlin that are the same weight and above 813.4 lbs, it is this first one landed that will be considered for the Contender Record Prize