El Cajon Ford San Diego Team Open

2-DAY_CHAMPS_-_2016              18th Annual San Diego Team Open                 Winners:  Jeff Jonucz & Cameron Rodigue

Paul Leader’s El Cajon Ford San Diego Team Open is the area’s most lucrative and challenging bass tournament each year and is held in the month of August.

No other tournament has anglers fish El Capitan and Lower Otay one day and then require the field to switch lakes the next day. 

The winner is picked based on points, not pounds. The entry fee is a very reasonable $400 for a two-angler team and covers insurance, gate fees, entry into the Leader Bonus pool, barbecue dinner and raffle. The Top prize is $6,000, and there’s $1,000 for big bass and $1,000 for biggest stringer.

Leader, the owner of El Cajon Ford, started the tournament 16 years ago as a way to honor many of his regular customers. No one in San Diego has been a better ambassador for the sport or done more financially for bass fishing at any level than Mr. Leader.

Mr. Leader was recognized for his dedication to bass fishing and contributions to the sport when he was inducted into the San Diego Council of Bass Clubs’ Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in the Hall of Champions.


Good Day Anglers;
The 19th El Cajon Ford Team Open (The Open) is just around the corner. The Open is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday August 14th & 15th on Lakes El Capitan and San Vicente. The entry form for this event can be download by click the Entry Form & Downloads Link on the right side of this page.
The team meeting will take place Sunday August 13th at the El Cajon Ford Dealership. Late sign ups and check-in will start at 11am. Food will be served starting at noon with the team meeting getting underway after everyone is checked in and fed. One member from each team must attend this meeting.  The awards ceremony is again schedule for the El Cajon Elks Club following the weigh-in on day two.

As in the past 18 events, this will be a two day tournament with half the field fishing one lake on day one and the other lake on day two. Winners in this event are determined by points earned, not necessarily by total weight brought to the scales. 
 
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST WAYS TO ENTER EITHER OR BOTH EVENTS:
      1.   Mail entries with payment to SD Tournaments, 8183 Center St.  La Mesa, CA   91942
      2.   Fax entry forms with credit card information to 619 463 4050.
      3.   Drop off entries at Angler's Arsenal, 8183 Center St. La Mesa, CA  91942.
      4.   Drop off entries at your the local tackle store with a check or cash the Wednesday before   
            event day.
      5.   Signup at the tournament team meeting, Cash Only at this time.  No credit cards please.

There's lots more happening at The Opens this year, but it cannot happen unless you sign-up. We are looking forward to seeing our friends as well as making new friends at this year's events. The fishing for these two tournaments will be better than ever, with the fun, excitement and prizes being the “icing on the cake” !
Thank you
John Cassidy
2017 El Cajon Ford Team Open Director
Phone: (619) 466  8355
Cell Phone: (619) 917-3931





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