Fourth Annual MCAA Winter Tournament
January 1, 2010 through February 28, 2010
Final Results
The 2010 MCAA Winter Tournament resulted in records for number of participants and poundage of carp captured. Big Four Division fish totaled over 1,039 pounds with an average of 17+ pounds per fish. The Big Fish Division yielded eight winter monsters in the mid-twenties range. The average weight of a Big Fish submission was almost 21 pounds.

Dan Ramir took Big Four honors with 94 pounds, two ounces! That's a 23.5 pound average! Andy Burnagiel also brought in four fish weighing in excess of 90 pounds, and he placed 2nd in the Big Four tournament. Ed Montgomery rounded out the top three prizewinners with a sack of carp weighing 83-9. All fish from the top three participants were taken out of the Chicago River.

Dr. Paul Pezalla's 27 pounder caught in early February held on for the top spot in the Big Fish Division and edged the 26-5 caught by Paul Wells. Dan Ramir's 25-14 placed third.

MCAA Winter Tournament Director Frank Rink reported that 16 anglers participated in the tournament. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all participants.


Big Fish Division Winners

Big Fish - 1st Place
Paul Pezalla
27 lbs., 0 oz.; 2/7/10; Chicago River



Big Fish - 2nd Place
Paul Wells

26 lbs., 5 oz.; 2/17/10; Chicago River


Photo not available
Big Fish - 3rd Place
Dan Ramir

25 lbs., 14 oz.; 2/27/10; Chicago River



Big Four Division Winners

Big Four - 1st Place
Dan Ramir
Total: 94 lbs., 2 oz.
25-14, 23-15, 22-8 (pictured), 21-13
All four fish from the Chicago River


Big Four - 2nd Place

Andy Burnagiel

Total: 90 lbs., 1 oz.
25-8 (pictured), 24-12, 21-12, 18-1
All four fish from the Chicago River


Big Four - 3rd Place

Ed Montgomery

Total: 83 lbs., 9 oz.
25-12, 19-13 (pictured), 19-6, 18-10
All four fish from the Chicago River



Names of Anglers currently entered Big Carp Weight Big Four Weight (lbs.-oz.) Big 4 Total Weight Comments
and other catches
1 2 3 4

Dan Ramir

25-14

25-14

94-2

Big Four-1st, Big Fish-3rd
20-1, 19-1, 18-12, 17-4

Andy Burnagiel
90-1
Big Four-2nd
14-6 ,13-8 , 12-8, 12-12, 12-15
Ed Montgomery
83-9
Big Four-3rd
18-3, 16-9, 14-14, 13-7
Paul Wells
81-6

Big Fish-2nd
15-0,13-12, 12-9, 11-13, 11-1, 10-6

Paul Pezalla
80-13
Big Fish-1st
17-0, 16-4,
15-13
Juan Serrano
80-2
Paul Sander
65-7
Branko Krincic
63-5
 
Frank Rink 15-9 15-9 15-7 15-1 14-12 60-13 14-10, 14-0, 11-7, 7-6, 5-15
Mike Olinger
58-10
Larry Seeman
51-13
John Melone
0
48-3
 
Sam Snow
47-14
 
Rob Gutierrez
47-6
 
Tracy Jourdan
0
0
43-11
 
Larry Hemmens
42-12
 
Total weight of Big Four entries to date: 1,039-15
Average weight of one Big Four entry: 17-1
Total weight of Big Carp entries to date: 331-10
Average weight of Big Carp entries: 20-12
Click the underlined (linked) weights above for photos of carp
officially caught in MCAA's Fourth Winter Tournament!

(Anglers listed in Big Four Total Weight order)

Follow the Tournament on the Carp Angler Group's (CAG) website

Rules of the Tournament are here!

2010 Entrants--Click on your photo to download
your Certificate of Merit!


Click here for 2009 (Last Year's) Results

Click here for 2008 Results



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