About the KDW Classic

The 16th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic – hosted by the City of Riviera Beach and the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) will take place Saturday, June 2rd, at the Riviera Beach Marina. Our goal remains to produce a fun and reasonably priced family fishing tournament that stimulates the local marine & fishing industry, helps promote Riviera Beach & Palm Beach County and benefits the marine conservation & educational efforts of the WPBFC and it’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF).   The PBCFF’s annual Kid’s Fishing Day for underprivileged youth and Rods & Reels for Kids are two programs that benefit from tournament proceeds.  The WPBFC & PBCFF have been tireless advocates on marine conservation and public access issues and actively support marine habitat enhancement.

The first 200 boats to register will receive a fantastic tournament goodie bucket.  The Captain’s Kick Off Party, at the Riviera Beach Marina, will feature food & drink, a raffle, music and a review of tournament rules.   To start things off with a bang, anglers will have a chance to win before they even wet their lines, with our $1,000 ‘Captain’s Booty’ cash award, to be randomly drawn on the night of Captain’s Meeting.  The next morning the Palm Beach County KDW Classic will begin at 6:30 a.m.  Tournament boats can leave from any inlet of their choice.  Anglers will be vying for $34,000 in guaranteed cash awards.  Kingfish, dolphin and wahoo pay out to ten places.  Juniors will compete for 10 awards and are eligible for 15 Junior Treasure Chest awards (fifteen $100 bills)!  Additionally, more than $30,000 worth of merchandise will be presented in the tournament raffle and ‘Treasure Chest’ giveaways.  One lucky boat will “Hit the Jackpot!” and win $2,000 cash proving you don’t have to be good at catching big fish to win big bucks!  Thanks to Ande Monofilament, there is a $1,000 cash bonus to the angler weighing in the heaviest eligible fish of the tournament.  The male and female angler lucky enough to weigh-in the heaviest fish will be crowned the King & Queen of the Classic by our presenting sponsor the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County.  Coveted bragging rights go with this title!

We are committed to producing a value-packed, fun, family-oriented event and invite you to become a part of this local sport fishing tradition. See you on the water!

– The Tournament Committee

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Our goal

To produce a fun and reasonably priced family fishing tournament that stimulates the local marine & fishing industry, helps promote Riviera Beach & Palm Beach County and benefits the marine conservation & educational efforts of the WPBFC and it’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF).

Tournament Committee

  • Gary Borland
  • Tricia Borsch
  • Chester Brewer
  • Barry Brimacomb
  • Bob Broadway
  • Tom ‘Buzz’ Bzura
  • Joella Callaway
  • Donn Colee
  • Capt. Butch Constable
  • Butch Farrell
  • Chuck Gerlach
  • Richard Hanna
  • Terry Jones
  • Chris Militello
  • Dave Naumann
  • George Patane
  • Stuart Pavlik
  • Mark Prazak
  • Capt. Rick & Suzanne Ross
  • Morgan Schad
  • Capt. Nelson Schad
  • Pete Schulz
  • Tom Twyford
  • Tommy Twyford
  • Bud Tyska
  • Dr. Ray Waldner
  • Capt. Eden White