Like everything else at the second annual Walker’s Cay Invitational tournament, the awards dinner (that took place in a wonderfully comfortable air-conditioned tent that was built especially for the event) was both special and spectacular.
It was special because this year’s awards dinner gave participants a chance to celebrate the winners, as well as reflect on how cool it was to experience the rebirth of Walker’s Cay for themselves. And as you’ll soon see, it was spectacular because the entire tournament fleet was treated to way more than just the announcement of the winners.
But of course, the crowd was eager to learn Reel Pushy won the top points prize of the tournament. El Cazador came in second and Big Stick came in third. Other winners include: Cool Breeze for the leading Mahi, Euphoria with the leading Tuna, Plane Simple for the leading Wahoo.
Meanwhile, everyone loved seeing all the junior anglers up on stage when Chris David was named top junior angler of the tournament. And after 3 days of great competition, Nicole Scotti (the best lady angler from last year) jumped ahead of leader Michelle Keeney on the final day of fishing to claim the best lady angler prize this year as well.
But things were only just getting started after the winners were announced. The night became “spectacular” shortly after Carl Allen took the stage to provide a sneak peek into his passion for looking for significant historical artifacts that have been buried in the sands of the Bahama Bank. Better still, he shared some information about some of the artifacts he and his team have found as well.
And if being able to see some of the authentic artifacts Allen and his team have found around Walker’s was not enough. The party really took off when a full-30-person-strong Junkanoo band—complete with horns, drums, dancers and amazing costumes—got people dancing all around the well-equipped tournament tent.
The only question is: Since this year’s Walker Cay was such a success. What could Allen and his team do to make next year’s Invitational even better?
The answer is: you’ll have to check back for insider insights on everything from redevelopment and future projections as well as read entertaining and educational stories about Walker’s Cay history and partnerships too!