Nailed it!So I suppose I can wrap my head around holding funds for the payouts for the albacore until they are "inspected by our processor". But, there is no way in hell Merlino's is so backed up, they havnt been able to process the PRIZE MONEY fish for 6 months.. What is that 18 or so Albacore that make up all the payout fish?? That's a cop out IMO. Smells Fishy as [email protected],
But that same lame excuse is even more BS for the Pelagic Pot! That fish isnt in possession of the processor and was verified to be a BF on derby day. So those funds have no reason to be not released to the winning person/team.
I think the Tourney officials would be better served to fess up to the truth about things or shit will spiral further into the shithole. Integrity is everything boys.
PS, I think we all have a dog in this fight. I don't think very many of us are going to be excited to put $450 into supporting a tournament and not have confidence in its integrity; and neither are sponsors or the OWC.