Due to the horrible weather forecast given by N.O.A.A., and the dangerous conditions that the fishermen could encounter as a result of the forecast, the Tournament Committee of the Hi-Mar Striper Club cancelled the tournament for the entire weekend. It was deemed that the safety of the participants was the main concern for the 26 boats that entered the tournament. Therefore, a drawing was held at the awards ceremony.
The five awards were as follows:
1st. Bob Eccles, CHA-CHING, Washington, NJ
2nd. Casey Campi, MACTAC, West Long Branch, NJ
3rd. Steve Solari, LITTLE SILVER EXPRESS, Little Silver, NJ
4th. Alan Soden Sr. ROCKY II, Red Bank, NJ
5th. Mike Smith, SHOCK ATTACK, Huntingdon Valley, Pa