Jorge Portela & the Tournament
The 22nd Annual Jorge Portela Memorial Give-or-Take An Inch, Half-Ass Fishing & Diving Tournament is on June 15, 2019. Registration for this event closes on June 7, 2019. Our tournament originated in 1994 from a friendly bet amongst Jorge’s friends as to who could catch more fish: the anglers or the divers? Unfortunately, in 1997 our good friend Jorge lost his battle against cancer. At that time, the name was officially changed to the Jorge Portela Memorial, Give or take an inch, Half Ass Fishing and Dive tournament.
The captain’s meeting will be held at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club on Thursday June 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The fish fry will still be held at the Key Biscayne Beach Club on June 15th starting at 6:00pm.
Over the years, some of the rules have changed, the number of participants has increased, the boats have become more beautiful, and the top prize has changed, but the spirit of the tournament has not! This tournament is to honor Jorge for his commitment to family and friends and for his enthusiasm for life, good fishing as well as a good party!
This year’s tournament marks the 22nd year of Jorge’s passing. We know that he will be in everyone’s heart and mind that day! We will miss you Jorge!
Learn more about the history of the tournament.
Register for the Tournament
The Tournament date is Saturday, June 15, 2019. Online registration must be completed by June 7, 2019 to guarantee participation. The fee for each diver or angler is $100, which includes the tournament, t-shirt, captain’s meeting party, and individual entrance to the fish fry. To be eligible to participate, all boat registrations and payment must be made online and received by the Captain’s meeting.
Support the Jorge Portela Memorial
Can’t make it to the Tournament or want to add an extra gift to support the Jorge Portela Memorial Scholarship? Make a donation to the Jorge Portela Memorial Foundation. Each year the Tournament has been a great success, and through your generous contributions and participation over that last 22 years, we’ve raised over $175,000 for the Jorge Portela Scholarship Fund at Auburn University.