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Tournament Interview

Open Buddy – July 25, 2009

        

2009 Bergen All-Night Open Tournament
Concludes Safely and Successfully

 

Our 9th annual Open Night tournament, held on Lake Hopatcong 7/25, was enjoyed by 38 anglers in 19 boats. With a weather forecast calling for scattered T-storms, the field was slightly smaller than average. Fortunately, Lake Hopatcong did not receive a direct hit and we only experienced two small rain bursts. There was no alewife (baitfish) activity and the fishing was quite tough. Despite the slow action, many anglers, including a few NJBF State Team veterans managed to haul in some decent bags. Over half of the filed limited out and the move to Hopatcong from Greenwood was a good idea. I thank John Williams who assisted in many ways before and after the tournament and Mark Scocco who provided coffee and donuts Sunday morning and assisted the tournament committee. It was also good to see our old friend, Joe Benevenia, who I enjoyed fishing with. I also want to thank Robert Curtis, our Bergen secretary and Mahwah Police Detective who assisted with boat check and safety compliance. Other Bergenites supporting the event include Jason Mordhorst, Scott Mitchell, John Ernest, Lance Cahoon (and son David), Rich Kalanz and Alvin Walters. The Top Five Teams received cash pay outs and the next Five Team received Gift Packs from our Tournament Sponsor – Frank’s Tackle. After the weigh-in we took a vote and all except two anglers agree that Hopatcong should be the site of our 2010 - 10th Annual Open All-Nighter.

Place  
Name   
#Bass         
Weight
Dave Tierbey and Ron Schneider
5
14-7
2/3
John Dorne and Brad McKinnen 
5
13-7
2/3
*John Ho and Jim Finnegan
5
13-7
4
Nick Albano and Joe Benevenia
5
10-1
5
Joseph Kalanich and Joe Radoncine
5
9-11
6
John Orche and Alvin Walters
5
9-9
7/8
Robert Stock and Robert Davenport
5
9-4
7/8
Elliott Liardo and Rich Kalanz
5
9-4
9
 Joe Appaluccio and Frank Appaluccio
4
7-13
10
David ward and Vinnie Farrell 
5
7-9
11
Lance Cahoon and David Cahoon 
4
7-6
12
Scott Mitchell and Jason Mordhorst 
5
6-15
13
Christopher Lee and Arthur Zimny
4
6-13
14
Kasai Casey and Alteriek Clark
4
5-14
15
Nick Diamandas and Nick Jr 
4
5-0
16
John Ernest and Robert Curtis
3
4-6
17
Gregory Breen and Fred Delle Chiaie
DNW
18
Anthony Lubischer and Jason Costantini
DNW
19
Russ Cannici and Vinnie Cannici 
DNW

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