Wild Carp Companies, of Baldwinsville, NY, USA, promotes catch and release carp angling via educational demonstrations, angling lessons, tourism promotion, hosting fish-ins, tournaments and the Wild Carp Club

2014 Ed French Open

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1st Annual Ed French Open  
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October 10-12, 2014

Seneca River, Baldwinsville, NY

Welcome to the 2014 Ed French Open. This event replaces the annual Wild Carp Fall Qualifier tournament in Baldwinsville, NY and has been renamed in honor of our fallen Wild Carp Club of Central NY member, Ed French.

Ed was always a joy to be around, sharing jokes and tales from his life. He was also a mentor to newcomer carp anglers, having loaned his gear to teach others on several occasions. He could be found frequently at his favorite fishing spot at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, where he was almost daily in the summer. Even despite his ailing shoulders, Ed loved to catch hard fighting carp and spend time with his family and friends. Rest in peace, friend.

 


Ed French
(3/10/44 – 1/17/14)

 

There will be a peg draw Friday morning at 6:30 AM. Anglers may arrive to their peg at 7:00 AM and begin set up in preparation for the 8:00 AM start. No pre-baiting before 8:00 AM. Fishing will last for 50 consecutive hours.

 

This tournament is a Big 6 format, with cash prizes awarded to the teams with the most combined weight of their six largest carp caught.

 

 

 

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, October 9

  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM AM, Final registration meeting at The Red Mill Inn (4 Syracuse St, Baldwinsville, NY)

  • Do not need to be present if already paid in full and submitted all paperwork. We will address any last minute questions and pass out event t-shirts (complimentary for anglers).

Friday, October 10

  • 6:30 AM, Wild Carp Fall Qualifier Peg Draw (7550 State Fair Blvd, Baldwinsville, NY)

  • 7:00 – 8:00 AM, Peg site set up (no pre-baiting)

Saturday, October 11

  • Continuous fishing

Sunday, October 12

  • 10:00 AM, Fishing ends

  • 11:30 AM, Closing lunch and award presentation


Payout

At maximum capacity (32 teams), $15,500 in cash prizes will be guaranteed in the following denominations. A portion of registration funds are withheld for event expenses (e.g. trophies, porta-johns, etc.). Prizes will be lowered proportionately for registration under the maximum.

 

Main Prizes
Big 6, 1st Place = $5,100 + trophy
Big 6, 2nd Place = $3,000 + trophy
Big 6, 3rd Place = $2,100 + trophy
Big 6, 4th Place = $1,800 + trophy
Big Common Carp = $900 + trophy
Big Mirror Carp = $600 + trophy

 

Big Fish Prizes(All Main Prize winners are excluded from this category)
Next Big 5 fish = $400 each

 


 

 

Peg Locations

Section 1, Community Park
1 Lions Parkway, Baldwinsville, NY




Section 2, Strache Property
7550 State Fair Blvd, Baldwinsville, NY




Section 3, Wegman’s Good Dog Park
49 Cold Springs Trail, Liverpool, NY




Section 4, Long Branch Park and Willow Bay
3813 Long Branch Rd, Geddes, NY



 

 

Registration and Payment

Please click the link at the top of the page to download the registration form.

Registration forms and deposit or full payment must be mailed to Wild Carp Companies, PO Box 128, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. All full payments must be completed by and no further registrations will be accepted after September 26, 2014.

Payment ($600 full or $300 deposit) must be made via money order addressed to Wild Carp Companies. Any team that makes a deposit but does not show up for the tournament will forfeit their payment.

In order to prevent “no-shows,” no team will be added to the leader board until a deposit or full payment has been received. If you cannot fill out the registration form in advance, just send payment with team member info and forms can be filled out at final registration.

If you would like to inform us in advance of payment that you anticipate attending, you may email Jason@wildcarpcompanies.com. However, your information will not be added to the leader board until payment is received.

 

 

 

Contact

Please direct any questions or comments to any of the following Wild Carp Club of Central NY members:



Kent Appleby

                 

kappleby15@icloud.com

Jason Bernhardt  

jason@wildcarpcompanies.com

Don Knowles       
Bobby Cooper 

hanbhinternational@verizon.net
rwcooper829@yahoo.com

Rick Greenier             
Don Knowles 

redbarron1274@gmail.com

Bill Markle  

fishhd@frontiernet.net

 

 

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Ed’s loving wife, Sharon French, for her support and being the catalyst for wanting a carp tournament organized in Ed’s honor.

Thank you to Duke and Karen Strache not only for allowing this tournament to take place on their private property, but also the incredible amount of work they put into site maintenance for your benefit.

Please be respectful of the Strache property; no fires and leave your peg location as clean as it was when you arrived. If you are not pegged at 5 or 6, do not enter the property by the Strache household. Instead, continue along State Fair Blvd (Rte 48) and enter along the dirt path leading to the train track crossing. Upon reaching the railroad track, LOOK BOTH WAYS, then continue straight and the trail will lead you to your peg location.

 

 

Action Printwear

 

Thank you to Duke Strache and the staff at Action Printwear for providing Ed French Open t-shirts for marshals, competitors and support staff.

 

Onondaga County  Parks

 

Thank you Charlie, Eric and the rest of the staff at Onondaga County Parks for granting park access and providing services to the Ed French Open.

 

The Red  Mill Inn

Thank you to the staff at The Red Mill Inn for offering lodging discounts, providing banquet space and offering great hospitality to guests of the Ed French Open.

http://www.carppro.net

Thank you to the members of the Wild Carp Club of Central NY for donating their time and service to coordinate the Ed French Open

http://www.carppro.net

Thank you to Dennis Moneypenny of Resistance Tackle for supplying tackle items to be used as additional prizes for the contestants of the Ed French Open

Glisson’s Mobil


Thank you to Jack Glisson of Glisson’s Mobil, a longtime friend of Ed and Sharon French, whose donation to this event helped cover some of the event expenses.

Thank you to Peter  Wilinski of Pete’s Carp Food 

Thank you to Peter Wilinski of Pete’s Carp Food for supplying bait items to be used as additional prizes for the contestants of the Ed French Open.

Thank you to Zoltan Marton of MTM Tackle

Thank you to Zoltan Marton of MTM Tackle for donating tackle items for additional prizes for the Ed French Open. 

Thank you to Bogdan, Istvan and Mihai of K-1 Baits

Thank you to Bogdan, Istvan and Mihai of K-1 Baits for providing several gift certificates that will be used to enhance our prize offering for the teams finishing 1st they 4th place.

 

 

Final Results

 

Here are the final scores of the 2014 Ed French Open, in order of Big 6 Total. (LB, OZ)

 

Big Fish = 32 lb, 7 oz (Peg 33, Moss/Moss/Tessneer)

 

Big Mirror = 24 lb, 0 oz (Peg 6, Burnagiel/Dach/Niemczyk)

 

 

Place Peg Anglers Big 6 Total Individual Fish Weights
LB OZ (LB, OZ)
1 33 Moss/Moss/Tessneer 163 11 32.7, 31.15, 28.3, 24.3, 24.1, 22.14
2 30 McPeak/Moon 147 2 29.3, 28.0, 26.4, 21.4, 21.4, 21.3
3 29 Targonski/Targonski/Wilinski 144 15 31.15, 26.2, 22.9, 21.11, 21.11, 20.15
4 21 Bernhardt/Rinaldo/Russell 144 8 28.1, 24.8, 24.2, 23.9, 22.2, 22.2
5 28 Carioti/Knowles 142 14 27.12, 24.14, 24.14, 24.12, 21.0, 19.10
6 23 Johnson/Mauney 136 8 25.5, 22.9, 22.8, 22.3, 22.3, 21.10
7 27 Edwards/Tatum 135 15 26.4, 24.8, 22.8, 20.15, 20.14, 20.14
8 31 Conger/Foster 135 1 27.14, 22.7, 21.14, 21.5, 21.5, 20.4
9 19 Eldridge/Eldridge/Syler 134 7 28.8, 26.14, 20.13, 19.12, 19.4, 19.4
10 24 Shattuck/Vegvari 133 10 24.2, 24.2, 22.9, 22.4, 20.11, 19.14
11 14 Foster/Sexton 129 5 27.11, 23.7, 21.12, 19.5, 19.4, 17.14
12 3 Chiodo/Shibles 128 1 29.9, 21.13, 20.1, 19.5, 19.3, 18.2
13 18 Gyori/Stout/Tamas 127 0 22.6, 21.15, 21.4, 21.2, 20.4, 20.1
14 6 Burnagiel/Dach/Niemczyk 125 13 24.0, 23.5, 22.5, 19.13, 18.8, 17.14
15 32 Appleby/Markle/Markle 124 12 23.11, 21.11, 21.6, 19.13, 19.2, 19.1
16 5 Moneypenny/Wilson 120 15 26.15, 20.5, 19.13, 18.6, 18.0, 17.8 
18 17 Baird/Conroy 119 0 25.10, 24.9, 18.6, 17.12, 16.10, 16.1
17 7 Cerny/Hudson 118 15 24.5, 20.4, 19.9, 19.6, 17.12, 17.11
19 20 Burza/Nestorovicz/Szydlowski 113 7 22.10, 19.1, 18.15, 18.3, 17.10, 17.0
20 22 Biagini/Biagini/Lowrie 108 5 22.12, 18.15, 17.10, 16.15, 16.6, 15.11
21 4 Rafter/Warner 107 15 21.11, 20.3, 18.6, 17.1, 15.8, 15.2
22 26 Dragone/Wagner/Wagner 106 11 20.5, 18.7, 18.4, 17.8, 16.9, 15.10
23 10 Laubscher/Shiflet 104 14 20.1, 19.0, 18.0, 17.7, 15.3, 15.3
24 9 Brown/Forbes 103 2 18.14, 18.7, 17.0, 17.0, 16.2, 15.11
25 16 Cisney/Moon 102 4 18.13, 17.12, 17.11, 17.0, 16.2, 14.14
26 1 Ames/Ware 100 13 20.8, 18.8, 16.9, 15.13, 15.2, 14.5
27 12 Chatman/Skelton 100 9 17.11, 16.12, 16.12, 16.9, 16.7, 16.6
28 2 Jackson/Russell 96 14 21.12, 19.11, 19.9, 18.14, 17.0
29 11 Hall/Howard 95 5 17.3, 16.12, 16.0, 15.10, 15.3, 14.9
30 15 Dumitrescu/Gaspar 94 9 19.6, 18.7, 16.3, 14.9, 13.2, 12.14
31 8 Brooks/Strache 92 3 19.6, 16.12, 15.1, 14.2, 13.10, 13.4
32 25 Corcoran/Phillips 45 0 22.8, 22.8
    Event Totals 183 9 32.7, 31.15, 31.15, 29.9, 29.3, 28.8

 

 


Registered Anglers

#
Teammate 1
Teammate 2
Teammate 3
Sponsor
1
Barry Howard

Bob Hall
  http://www.wackerbaits.com
2
Ed Wagner 

Mike Dragone

Ed Wagner Jr
http://www.wackerbaits.com
3
Jason Bernhardt

Joe Rinaldo III

Paul Russell
  
4
Kent Appleby

Bill Markle

Ben Markle
  
5
Dennis Moneypenny

Adam Wilson
 
6
Christine Stout
Christine Stout
Tony Stout
Istvan Gyori

Cristina Tamas
http://k-1baits.com  
7
Richie Eldridge

Bill Syler

Billie Eldridge
http://www.castaway-pva.co.uk/
CarpOholic
8
Mark Lowrie
Raphael Biagini
Jane Biagini
http://www.wackerbaits.com        Meltzers
9
Marcin Targonski

Peter Wilinski


Edith Nadesha Targonski
http://poloniacarpteam.eu/ http://k-1baits.com
10
Jim Carioti

Don Knowles
 
11
Keith Cisney

David Moon
  http://www.carppro.net  Keith Cisney Upholstery
12
Joshua Baird

Tom Conroy
    CarpOholic
CarpOholic  
                                                                By Brian Brown
13
Gregg Hudson

Charles Cerny
  http://www.carppro.net  http://www.hudscarplake.com
14
Brian Brown

Mike Forbes
     
  
 
Live Bait
15
Berry McPeak

Don Moon
  http://www.carppro.net
16
Dennis Moss

Jacob Tessneer

John Moss
-  -
17 Steve Dumitrescu Ioan Gaspar    
18
Jeff Skelton

Dale Chatman

Derrick Stewart

CarpOholic 
http://www.castaway-pva.co.uk
Foster's Lake

19
Greg Conger

Jay Foster
   
20
Tommy Foster

Brian Sexton
  http://www.carppro.net
21
Ray Corcoran

Scott Phillips
   
22
Matt Tatum

Jason Edwards
  http://www.carppro.net
23
Eric Ames

Steve Ware
   
24 Tom Brooks
Tom Brooks
Duke Strache
Duke Strache
   Action Printwear
25
Scott Russell

Chris Jackson
 
  
26
Jeremy Johnson

Jeff Mauney
   
27
Robert Shiflet

Dick Laubscher
 


28
Henryk Burza

Marcin Szydlowski

Pawel Nestorowicz
http://poloniacarpteam.eu/ 
29
Andy Burnagiel

Tomasz Niemczyk

Lukasz Dach
http://poloniacarpteam.eu/ 
30
Chris Chiodo

Derek Shibles
   
31
Tamas Vegvari

Jason Shattuck
   
32
Shawn Rafter

Jed Phillips

Shawn Warner