The Jorge Portela Memorial, Half Ass, Give Or Take An Inch, Fishing and Diving tournament originated from a friendly bet amongst Jorge’s friends as to who could catch more fish: the anglers or the divers?
The year was 1994! There were four boats: Jorge’s, Silvio’s, Mike’s, and Carlos’. There were a total of 15 anglers and divers. Two of the boats were in the diving category and two were in the fishing category. You could essentially target any fish and you would receive a total score based on the arbitrary point system set up by, I think Big Ed!
First prize was: A WEEKEND AWAY FROM THE FAMILY AT COLUMBUS DAY REGATTA!!! That year Silvio’s team consisting of Silvio, Big Ed, Antonio and Choky beat out the other eight! They are still waiting to get permission from their wives to go to the regatta! The fish fry was at Sari and Silvio’s house with “El Viejuco” frying the fish and all of Sari’s friends bringing the remainder of the side dishes. It was an awesome time!