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Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle Success – 2011

Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt hosted his twelfth annual fishing tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Schmidt joined the fight against CF when Brett Weinstein, a classmate and friend of his children, lost his battle with the disease in 1999 while awaiting a double lung transplant. 

Old Bahama Bay at West End welcomed 112 anglers at the Captain’s Cocktail Party on May 11.   Twenty eight boats competed in the dolphin, tuna, wahoo tournament in the waters off Grand Bahama Island, May 12 – 14. 

David Baskett and his team aboard Peggy Sue, was the 2011 Grand Champion and recipient of the Brett Weinstein Trophy.  Frank Devlin of West Palm Beach aboard Four Reel was 2nd; Jay Scarola of Jupiter aboard Sea Tox placed 3rd.

The Winner’s Circle Gala Kick-off Party, sponsored by Schumacher Automotive, was held at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter on May 7.  Other corporate sponsors of the tournament include Fred Bigony, Doyle Insurance Planning, JM Family Enterprises, Peel Graphics & Design, Bruce Quinn/Oasis Outsourcing, Red Eye Trolling Lures, Stihl Southeast and Vitaquest International.  Booster Sponsors included Carmine’s Gourmet & La Trattoria Restaurant, Haddon House Food Products, Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, Paone Builders, Philadelphia Phillies and USB Financial Services, Inc.

George Bengston, Tim Derrico, Richard Ganter, Harold Kay, Gary Peel, Mike Samuels, Brian Weaver, Marie Cook and Debbie Weinstein served on Schmidt’s Winner’s Circle Executive Committee.  The Winner’s Circle has raised more than $1.6 million for CF research since its inception.

For more information about cystic fibrosis and upcoming CFF events visit or contact the Palm Beach office at 561-683-9965.


Statistics for 2011 Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle Tournament

Grand Slam Awards

                              Total Wt        Boat Name              Boat Owner

Grand Champion     134.0            Peggy Sue               David Baskett
Runner up               77.0              Four Reel                Frank Devlin
Third Place              68.0             Sea Tox                   Jay Scarola


Species Awards

                               Total Wt         Boat Name              Boat Owner

Dolphin                     40.0              Scooter                    Marge Krupa
Tuna                         54.0              Clean Sweep             Charles Venezia
Wahoo                       46.0              Peggy Sue                 David Baskett


Billfish Release

                           Boat Name             Angler                  Species

                           Plum Crazy            Chris Hughes           Marlin
                           Plum Crazy            Brad Belcher            Blue Marlin
                           Princess Lily          Mike Samuels           Sailfish
                           Dal Tile                   Brian Ellis              White Marlin
                           Stihl Leader           Susan Noble             Blue Marlin
                           Dal Tile                   Jeff Stone              Blue Marlin