Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Announces Winners of 2022 Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Series

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, September 2022

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(L to R: BVI Prime Minister Natalio Wheatley and Mon Chari crew)

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Sept. 20, 2022) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a AAA Four Diamond resort in the British Virgin Islands, recently concluded the 2022 Scrub Island Invitational fishing series (Aug. 27-Sept. 4) produced by Bonnier Events. Comprised of two separate three-day tournaments, the event featured 15 teams competing for the coveted series title and prize money. This year’s winners are as follows:


Leg I
First Place: Mon Chari (Damon Chouest, owner)
Second Place: El Cazador (Bobby Ricks, owner)
Third Place: Uno Mas (Brooks Smith, owner)

Leg II
First Place: Mon Chari (Damon Chouest, owner)
Second Place: Luatico (Lance Converse, owner)
Third Place: El Cazador (Bobby Ricks, owner)

Overall Series Champion – Mon Chari

Top Angler – Damon Chouest

Top Lady Angler – Maria Smith


“Anglers from around the world enjoyed fantastic weather and competitive sport fishing at the famous North Drop, considered the best for Blue Marlin fishing,” said Scrub Island Resort General Manager Michael Schoonewagen. “We were thrilled to reintroduce the tournament following pandemic shutdowns and look forward to continued growth and participation as the annual series continues.”

During the tournament, anglers and their families enjoyed the resort’s top-tier amenities, including Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, a four-tiered pool with waterfalls, a 55-slip marina and more. Scrub Island’s Marina was the departure point for most of the water-oriented activities, allowing visitors to explore the breathtaking sea life and neighboring islands.

Next year’s Scrub Island Invitational is set for Aug. 27-31, 2023 (Leg I) and Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2023 (Leg II).

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, call (877) 890-7444 or visit  For more information on the Scrub Island Invitational, visit




About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The luxury, AAA Four-Diamond hotel is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches, on-site boutique, sundries shop with grab & go options, full-service provisions store and a 55-slip marina. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI and sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School. For more information, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit

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