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Company acquires fishing tournament series

BD Outdoors.com, a new company created by the founders of Bloodydecks.com, purchased the California Billfish Series, which includes the Zane Grey Invitational, Catalina Classic and Avalon Billfish Classic.

The events will continue to take place on Catalina Island with no changes to the formats, rules or other aspects of the tournaments.

"These three tournaments attract the best crews on the West Coast," BD Outdoors president Ali Hussainy said in a statement. "We know tournaments, and when the opportunity came up to take over these events, we just couldn't say no. Running the California Billfish Series helps us complete our portfolio and gives us access to the premier tournament teams, boat owners and industry partners on the West Coast."

Previous tournament director Rod Halperin took over management of the series several years ago. With a new business opportunity on the table, he believed that it was time to switch focus, but wanted the tournaments to find new leaders who make sure the events continue to thrive, according to a statement.

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