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Marlin Tournament rocked Mobay

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Conrad and Tamara Allen enjoying the best of the Marlin Tournament's Tightline beach party.
Matthew Gore (left) and Glenroy 'Peter' Manderson at Tightline.
Nefreteri Tomalo (left) and Cornella Alladice at the Marlin Tournament comedy night.
From left: Kareena Mahbubani, Aleema and Shoaib Shaffee at the Marlin Tournament's Comedy Night.
Top-class comedians from left: Harris Stanton, Dave Siegel, Donald 'Ice Man' Anderson, the infamous Collin 'Majah Hype' McPherson and manager Jason Jeffers at the Marlin Tournament's Comedy Night.
Chairman of the Marlin Tournament, Bobby Stewart and Juanita Diaz.
Petal Russell (left) and Monique Mitchell. In the back, Sam James Jr. at Tightline.
From left: Michael Baugh, David Hall, and Mark Myers at Marlin Tournament's Tightline.
Suzi Lorde (left) and Tyan Reid at the Marlin Tournament's Tightline beach party.
Ashok and Angelina Tolani share lens time with 2015 Restaurant Week ambassador, Dr Germaine Spencer at the Marlin Tournament's Comedy Night at the Montego Bay Yacht Club last Thursday night.
Gary Gourzong and his better half Natalia Delisser at the Marlin Tournament's Tightline beach party at the world-famous Doctor's Cave Bathing Club last Saturday.
Haitian boaters, Marc Anderson (left) and Jean Max Garoute pose with Racquel Dadlani at the Marlin Tournament's Comedy Night at the Montego Bay Yacht Club last Thursday night.
Arun Mahbubani (left) and Richard Ferdinand at the Marlin Comedy Night.
Hertz Car Rental's Barry Jenoure and chief justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Margaret Ramsay at the Marlin Tournament's Tightline beach party at Doctor's Cave Bathing Club last Saturday.
From left: Joe Issa, Kamal Bankay and Toronto artiste, J Diggz at the Tightline beach party last Saturday.
From left: Gobind Mahtani, Lyn Langford, and Frank Perolli having a whale of a time at Tightline.
MBJ Airports' Dahlia Mercy (left) and Joan Manderson having the time of their lives at Tightline.
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Marlin Tournament rocks Mobay

WESTERN BUREAU:

Forty-two team boats, 17 Marlins released in the first day of competition alone, very happy boaters, no accidents, an excellent comedy night on Thursday, and a great beach party on Saturday.

This was how the man who turns Marlin tournaments into conversation pieces, Bobby Stewart, described the just concluded event that caused him to turn back eight North American boats, because of over subscription.

After three days on the ocean, with Cayman's 'Who Dat Express', emerging winners, many more of Jamaica's closest neighbours could flock the Montego Bay Yacht Club for the 2016 staging.

It is also a given that by now, the entire country must have heard that the 2015 Digicel Business/Appleton Estate Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament was the bomb!

The event lowered its curtains last Saturday afternoon, by way of two Appleton watering holes in the ocean, manned by Pier One's party people at the world famous Doctor's Cave Bathing Club.

Tagged, 'Tightline', the beach jouvert was one of the many activities that contributed to pumping thousands of dollars into the coffers of hoteliers, restaurateurs, supermarkets, anglers and labourers in the tourism capital.

From as early as last Tuesday, Stewart, who sometimes seemed like a one man band, along with his small team, hosted a cocktail reception for the teams that converged on the city.

By Wednesday morning at 'Bimini Start', the boats were on parade, making their grand entrance through the channel.

On Thursday night, the likes of comedian great, Majah Hype, Harris Stanton, Dave Siegel and local home grown, Donald 'Ice Man' Anderson, put on a historically hilarious set that will have patrons talking for months.

Thursday night's fundraiser pocketed $600,000, which will assist the We Care Foundation and the fishermen at Whitehouse in St James.

On Friday night, Cayman's 'Who Dat Express', walked away with the coveted Marlin Tournament trophy, while Jamaican boats, 'Daddy's Dream' and 'Deputy' placed second and third, respectively. The entire week was a very exciting one for the tourism capital.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com