Marlin Madness Tournament

Top tournament teams from four geographic regions square off on social media to determine a fan favorite

What Is Marlin Madness?

Marlin wants to know which tournament team is your favorite. Only you can determine the winner of each round. Sixty-four qualifying teams, each one with the possibility of becoming the Marlin Madness Champion. 

In the Championship round of Marlin Madness, Fish Whistle and Fa La Me went head to head to see who would walk away victorious. Fish Whistle, representing the East Coast and the White Marlin Open tournament, battled their way through the ranks to win the division, then they defeated the Gulf Coast Champion to stake their claim in the finals. Fa La Me came up through the strong International division, representing the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup, gaining significant momentum with a win over the Florida division champion. After the tightest championship round in Marlin Madness history, Fish Whistle walked away with the win and is now the reigning 2020 Marlin Madness Champion. 

Tournament Timeline

Round 1: April 14 — 19

Round 2: April 21 — 26 

Sweet 16: April 28 — May 3 

Elite 8: May 5 — 10

Final 4: May 12 — 17

Championship: May 19 — 24 

Winner Announcement: May 26


Ground Rules

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