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Playa Garza Starts Off 2012 with a Big Fishing Tournament

By Irina Guzman

For the fourth year in a row, the town of Garza will hold a fishing tournament which will start Friday, January 13th, at noon and will extend throughout Saturday, January 14th and Sunday 15th, when it will start at 5 a.m. On Friday and Saturday the tournament will end at 10 p.m., while Sunday's event will end at 6 p.m. in order to name the winners afterwards. As usual, the money raised will be donated to Garza's elementary school.

Registration is now open, with a registration fee of 4,000 colones per person, and will remain open until the last day of the tournament. “It's an open tournament, there are no restrictions for anyone, only regulations” explained Nesmer Moreno Zúñiga, judge and member of the organizing committee.

In previous years, the funds raised have been used to build sinks, cement floors, painting and installing zinc roofing at Garza's elementary school. This year expectations are running high as they hope to raise enough money to invest in a multi-purpose sports court, which the children are eagerly awaiting.
Participants may do so individually or in teams of maximum three people. However, no changes will be allowed once the teams have registered. The fish caught will be marked by the judges to prevent them from being counted more than once and the delivery location will be at the "Barco del Amor" bar.
Participating individuals and teams will score based on the fish's weight and quality. Small fish that weigh less than half a kilogram and marine species such as stingrays, the gureli and the yeguita will not be counted.

The first place will be awarded 200,000 colones, the second place will receive 150,000 colones and the third place will get 100,000 colones.

During the event beverages and delicious traditional foods donated by the area's residents, such as arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), vigorones, grilled meat and the traditional ceviche made from freshly caught fish, will be sold.

Do not miss this great fishing tournament! Come and enjoy this activity with your whole family and support Garza's elementary school!



 

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