On March 14, 2011, an Order was filed in Carteret County Superior Court dismissing a lawsuit brought by the owners of the vessel Citation challenging their disqualification from the 2010 Big Rock Tournament. In the Order dismissing the case, the Court declared that the vessel Citation had “violated Tournament Rules, and thus was properly disqualified” from the 2010 Tournament. The Order declared that the vessel Carnivore was entitled first place winnings for the Tournament, and that the vessel Wet-N-Wild was entitled to second place winnings.
The Citation was disqualified from the 2010 Tournament for a violation of Tournament Rules. The lawsuit, filed by the owners of the Citation in June 2010, sought to have the Court overturn the decision of the Tournament to disqualify the Citation. The Tournament requested a declaration from the Court that its decision was proper under Tournament Rules.
The Court’s Order grants the relief sought by the Tournament, declaring its decision to be proper. The Order denies the claims asserted by the owners of the Citation.
The Board of Directors of the Crystal Coast Tournament, Inc. is pleased with the Court’s ruling. Throughout this process, the Board of Directors’ primary focus has been to maintain the integrity and prestige of the Tournament for the benefit of all of the participants, sponsors, and charities involved.