IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award 2012

The 2012 winner of the IGFA-Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, John Thomson of the East Hastings Sea Angling Association, was fishing in a club competition where he won a first prize of a new rod and reel. At the award ceremony, the members were informed that another angler had had his rod and real pulled into the sea. On hearing this, John, whose prize rod was identical, gave the losing angler his prize. Learn more about John Thomson in the 2012 IGFA-Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award video.

For his generosity and dedication to sportsmanship, Thompson was honored at the 2013 IGFA International Auction & Banquet and received an all expesnes paid trip on 2013 IGFA Expedition: Costa Rica at the Zancudo Lodge.

Participating tournaments for the 2012 IGFA – Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award:

1) Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament
St. George’s, Granada
Contact: Gary Clifford
Nominee: Malcolm Boyack

2) Pakistan Game Fishing Federation Tournament
Karachi, Pakistan
Contact: Muzammil Shams
Nominees: M. Ali Saeed & Ali Mufti

3) International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout Tournament
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Contact: Rick Alvarez    
Nominee: Capt. Neil Orange

4) ABMT “Boy Scout” Tournament
Contact: Jimmy Loveland
St. Thomas, VI
Nominee: Rod Windley

5) East Hastings Sea Angling Association
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Contact: Jack Reece        
Nominee: John Thomson

6) Desafio Mediterraneo Port de Roses
Roses, Grona, Spain
Contact: Albert Gracia Juli
Nominee:  Captain Pierre Fourcade

7) 21st Tonga Int. Billfish Tournament
Vava'u, Kingdom Of Tonga
Contact: Capt. Steve Campbell
Nominee: Sunny Hanif

8) Fish Tales Adventures Club
Selangor, Malaysia
Contact: Kenneth Chen
Nominee: Sun Li

9) Contact: Martyn Matiba
Nominee: Bryan Matiba

10) Monique Burr El Pescado Tournament
St. Augustine, FL
Contact: Callie Criser
Nominee: Dennis Rosa