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NCBBA third annual Red Drum Tournament is on for Oct. 19-22

The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association’s (NCBBA) third annual Red Drum Tournament, headquartered at Frank and Fran’s tackle shop, in Avon will be held as scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 19-22.

“The Board of Directors feels that it’s important to the people of Hatteras Island for this tournament to be held,” NCBBA said in a media release. “While we realize the tri-villages and Avon suffered terrible losses from Hurricane Irene and many people are in great need of basic services and goods, there are many residents on Hatteras Island who are not working because there are no visitors coming. The board felt it was important to do our part in trying to stimulate the local economy by not canceling the tournament.

“We may have to take a ferry ride if the road is not rebuilt in time, but we’re fishing!” the board said.

The NCBBA board also voted to donate all tournament and raffle proceeds to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men to help the people on the island.

In addition, this year NCBBA will sponsor a “Toys for Tots” drive during tournament registration and throughout the tournament.

The group is asking all tournament participants to bring unopened new toys and drop them off at Frank & Fran’s for the children of Hatteras Island.

During the first two tournaments, NCBBA collected non-perishable food items for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. 
NCBBA has already presented a check to the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) for $14,115 for disaster relief for Hatteras Island.

On Sept. 1, the NCBBA’s Board of Directors approved an immediate $2,000 donation to OBCF to help the folks on Hatteras Island. In addition, the NCBBA matched members’ donations up to an additional $5,000. Also, the association had a member increase the amount an additional $1,000 for a total of $6,000.

NCBBA will continue to accept donations thru October 31st at


2011 NCBBA Red Drum T2ournament Schedule of Events   

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Registration at Frank and Fran’s, Avon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. is a judges’ meeting, general meeting, and hors d’oeuvres at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Cafeteria, along with a 50/50 raffle and NCBBA membership and merchandise Table. A ticket is required.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20. Tournament fishing from two miles north of Ramp 23 to south of Ramp 38 to no driving zone.
  • Friday, Oct. 21. Tournament fishing in same area.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, from 12:01 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tournament fishing in same area.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Banquet dinner, awards, and door prizes and raffles at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Cafeteria. Ticket required.

All tournament participants receive one ticket for each night. Additional tickets will be available at Fran & Fran’s for $15 for adults and $8 for those 12 and under.

For more information on the tournament and for rules, prizes, and entry forms, go to

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