THE Second International Shark Tournament between the Brits vs. the Yanks was held in Montauk, New York on June 22-24, 2004. 
The British anglers outscored the Yanks and won the beautiful and coveted Sloan Shark Cup designed by copper sculptor Hanes Hoffman. Both sides scored a combined total of 244,050 points over this 3-day tag and release event.  This amounts to roughly 1,007 sharks–a testament to the great fisheries around Montauk.  
Some 839 sharks were successfully hooked and released. Of these, 817 were blues, 17 were makos, and five threshers. There were three timeouts and 165 hookups. All sharks were released alive. 

The competition was serious and intense but there was great camaraderie and friendships were made.  ast year, the Yanks won the tournament by a narrow 450 points. This year, the British team returned hungry and won by a margin of 7,550 points. 

All in all, a great time was enjoyed by all and both teams look forward to next year’s tournament.  Prizes were awarded to the top anglers and boats and funds raised from this event were donated to support skin cancer research.

 

FINAL SCORE:

USA: 118,250               UK: 125,800

 

Despite the top 2 anglers being American, the British team did better overall.  The top 10 anglers were:

 

Overall Winners:

Rank

Angler

Total Points

1

Mike O’Reilly (USA)

15,050

2

George Liska (USA)

9,050

3

Christine Slater (UK)

8,600

4

Henshall (UK)

8,500

5

Noel Dean (UK)

8,150

6

Stan Povey (UK)

8,100

7

Lisa Slater (UK)

7,600

8

Andy Storey (UK)

7,500

9

James Klein (USA)

7,450

10

Lance Briggs (UK)

7,200

 

SHARK STATISTICS:

A total of 1,007 sharks were counted during the competition.  Of these, 839 were successfully hooked and released (817 blues, 17 makos, 5 threshers).  There were 165 hookups and 3 timeouts. 

 

Category

#

%

Blues

817

81.1

Makos

17

1.7

Threshers

5

0.5

Hookups

165

16.4

Timeouts

3

0.3

TOTAL

1007

100.0

 

Daily Top Winners:

DAY 1 High Scorers

USA

Points

UK

Points

1. George Liska

3750

1. Henshall

4800

2. Mike O’Reilly

3600

2. Christine Slater

3350

3. Meirowitz

3200

3. Andy Storey

3200

 

DAY 2 High Scorers

USA

Points

UK

Points

1. James Klein

4550

1. Stan Povey

5500

2. Zeman

3750

2. Troy Louis

3550

3. O’Reilly

3300

3. Mark Williamson

3200

 

DAY 3 High Scorers

USA

Points

UK

Points

1. Mike O’Reilly

8150

1. Noel Dean

4300

2. John Mundt

4300

2. Lance Briggs

3800

3. David Philipp

2950

3. Bob Kwan

3500

 

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