2014 Ed French Open
Carp Angling Tournaments >> 2014 Ed French Open
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.
(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.
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
Sunday, October 12
10:00 AM, Fishing ends
11:30 AM, Closing lunch and award presentation
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.
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
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.
Please direct any questions or comments to any of the following Wild Carp Club of Central NY members:
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.
Thank you to Duke Strache and the staff at Action Printwear for providing Ed French Open t-shirts for marshals, competitors and support staff.
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.
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.
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
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
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 for donating tackle items for additional prizes for the Ed French Open.
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.
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|
|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|
|Event Totals||183||9||32.7, 31.15, 31.15, 29.9, 29.3, 28.8|