REGISTRATION CLOSED! TRITON X OPEN September 13, 2014
Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground - Mendocino, CA 95460
Schedule of Events:
6:30 AM Check In begins: Fill out waivers, Check-in. Tournament Starts (You
can start as soon as all paper work has been accepted.)
12:30 PM Food Available and weigh-in available. Please weigh-in as soon as you
check back in.
1:30 PM ALL DIVERS must be checked back in to qualify. The award presentations
and participation raffle will start immediately following the completion of
3:00 PM (estimate) Raffle Begins; you or a representative must be present to
Early Registration (by August 5th): $45
Registration (by September 5): $65
Same Day and Late Registration: $85
*Cost includes Lunch, Shirt, and possible prize. Please be sure to select shirt
size at check out.*
2014 Triton X Open Rules
1) Hunting by means of FREEDIVING. No tanks or re-breathers.
2) No SCUBA scouting
3) All divers must check-in at Caspar Beach RV Park and Campground.
•Check In starts at 6:30 am. You may begin diving immediately after you
•Divers must check back in no later than 1:30 pm. You must check back
in to receive your shirt and food ticket.
4) Motor-powered boats are prohibited. All other forms of transportation are
allowed. Kayaking is encouraged.
5) Only spearguns loaded by the diver’s own strength are permitted.
6) No chumming.
7) Competitors must abide by all California Fish & Wildlife rules.
8) Competitors are responsible for taking home their own catch.
9) Infractions of the above listed rules, including the listing of eligible
species below, the DFG regulations, or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in
Species and Sizes:
Competitors may weigh in only ONE FISH FROM EACH SPECIE and/or ONE ABALONE
ONLY and/or ONE SCALLOP ONLY to count toward the Tournament! Five fish Maximum.
Fish, Abalone and Scallop must meet or exceed Tournament measurement to count
toward Tournament prizes.
Only FISH and ABALONE will be counted towards
total aggregate score!
Specie/ Tournament Size
Black Rockfish: 14”
Blue Rockfish: 14”
Kelp Greenling: 14”
Olive Rockfish: 14”
*Any other fish NOT mentioned above will not be accepted.
Scoring and Prizes:
This is a new change for 2014 please read!!!
Pro: If you have ever competed in a Nationals
tournament you will be entered in this division no matter age. Top scoring pro
will have their name put on Clint Koberstein trophy. Pro divers will be entered
for gift certificates only, not general prize table.
Masters: Competitors ages 55 and
up will be entered in this division. Top three Master will be awarded prizes.
If you qualify for masters but would rather compete in General division please
General: For all competitors who
do not qualify for above divisions.
The top scoring diver in the Masters/Gerneral divisions will have their name
put on the Clint Koberstein trophy.
Each competitor will be allowed to weigh in one fish per specie that meets
the minimum tournament size requirements listed above, as well as one Abalone
only. They will receive 10 points per specie plus 1 point per pound up to 20
pounds. Maximum score of 30 points per specie. Divers may weigh in up to 5 fish
maximum (on the specified list above). They can also measure in one Abalone
only; the abalone scoring will be counted towards total aggregate.
This year there will be a prize awarded for biggest Scallop! Only 1 Scallop
may be entered per diver. The scallop will not be counted towards the diver’s
Only Abalone and Fish are counted in total aggregate points.
Prizes will be given out for the biggest fish, for the 3 largest Abalone by
length, and for the largest Scallop.
Prizes will also be awarded for the top aggregate scores as follows: top 5 General/Masters Division, top 3 Masters, top Woman and top Junior (under 18 years of age).
The Perpetual Clint Koberstein Trophy will be awarded to the #1 General/Masters
Division and the #1 Pro Division Winners. This Trophy is in memory of our first
winner of the Southern California Picasso Open.
Competitors may win more than one of the main prizes if they are very good
hunters or very lucky!
The weigh master has the option to disqualify a fish /abalone deemed unsuitable
for any reason.
Every competitor that doesn't win one of the aforementioned categories is eligible
for the participation raffle. Where most of the prizes for this event will be
given out. For instance, there will be many wetsuits, spearguns, fins, etc.
given out in the raffle. Competitors are limited to winning one prize each in
the participation raffle.
Why a Species Meet?
Freedive Hunting is the only method to practice "Release before you Catch"
rather than "Catch and Release" as is done by all other forms of sport
fishing. Freedive hunters are given the opportunity to select an individual
fish and let the rest swim by and/or, select their trophy abalone, rather than
stressing and endangering several animals, until a suitable one is harvested.
A Species Meet was created to determine the most proficient freedive hunter
by establishing rules in which diversity, rather than total aggregate weight
of a catch, will prove who the most successful freedive hunter really is.
Registration and Refund Policy:
Competitors may register at the day of the meet, but if you pre-register, you
pay a lower entry fee. This year there is a maximum of 150 divers for
this event. In the event of inclement weather on Tournament day, all prizes
will be raffled that day. Competitors less than 18 years of age must have their
parent or guardian co-sign their disclaimer form.
NO REFUNDS! If you are unable to attend the event and have already
registered, you may have someone pick a prize for you.