Please welcome Capt. Dave Lear who will be covering the event and posting photos each day. Dave is a long supporter of the Pirate’s Cove events and a hell of a good friend from way far back; on top of that he is one of the most talented writers in our industry and will carry you through all the excitement of the weekend.

Keep in mind that official scores will not be posted until after 9PM on Sunday. TWITTER INFORMATION AND WEB CAM WEIGH INS ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE ONLY! We are welcoming back Tournament Control to score our event and as the rules state teams won’t actually earn points until they turn their scorecard in (on time) and it is accepted by tournament staff.


The sails were unfurling Sunday as the 500 lady anglers competing in the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament churned through Oregon Inlet on their way offshore. By the stroke of 3 p.m. a total of 61sailfish had been brought to the transoms and let go. Nine white and seven blue marlin were also […]

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Gold Cup Contest

to benefit the Get Pinked Program and Cancer Screenings at the Outer Banks Hospital


  • Each entrant must pay the $100 fee and return the Entry Form.
  • Artists may use any medium to decorate their bra.
  • You may decorate the straps, cups and band
  • Bras must be delivered to the Pirate’s Cove Pavilion on Friday, Friday, August 12 or Saturday, August 13 by 3PM. Any completed bras will be picked up from the entrant prior to August 4. Please call for pick up or any other delivery time.
  • The Entries will be judged by the participants of the 27th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament. Participants (and guests) will donate money specifically for their favorite bra. At the Awards Banquet on Sunday, August 14 the donations will be counted and the most donations will win the perpetual trophy to be returned next year.
  • All proceeds from the donations and entry sales will go to the cancer screening programs at the Outer Banks Hospital.

CharlottesMany Thanks to Charlotte’s Ladies’ Boutique on Shallowbag Bay for sponsoring the Inaugural Alice Kelly Gold Cup Contest!

Contact Heather Maxwell, Tournament Director, for more information at or 252-305-3610



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Heather Maxwell
Pirates Cove Billfish Tournaments Tournament Director