Q: So it's no coincidence that your next tournament, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship, is now held on the same weekend that hosted Bay Point for all those years?
Two significant events led to the new tournament. The first one was a phone call from Joe Galati, at Galati Yacht Sales, who told me about a new development in Orange Beach, Alabama, called The Wharf that wanted to host a tournament. We went there for a meeting, and Rocky Jones, from Pensacola, Florida, gave us the outline of an event that he would like to put together. I still have my notes from that meeting. The next thing was when my company was hired to run The Wharf Marina. Now I had a tournament partner, a marina and prime dates of the summer marlin fishing season, since Bay Point was no longer in operation. The Blue Marlin Grand Championship was born.