I’a Lapo’a Overall Champs

[photo: tlh]

(L-R) Vaughn Simpson, skipper and owner of the fishing vessel “Fu’a II” — a boat from Samoa — stands with Sonja Stanley Galea’i of Sunshine Inc, exclusive distributor for Steinlager beer, a major sponsor of the 13th Steinlager I’a Lapo’a International Game Fishing Tournament, during their awards banquet held Saturday evening, May 12 at Sadie’s by the Sea.

Next to Sonja stands Brian Atkins (aka “Archie”) and John Booker, teammates and crew members of the Fu’a II, which took the overall gamefishing championship, with the highest tournament score. In addition to thousands of dollars in cash prizes, a trophy and bragging rights, the Fu’a II team, by virtue of their win have also won an invitation to the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) tournament to be held next year in Costa Rica.

Heartiest congratulations to the Fu’a II on their win! Click on attachment to download complete prize list.

Christine Alminger (L) of the fishing vessel “Bravehart” stands here with Sonja Stanley Galeai, who presented Christine the 13th Steinlager International I’a Lapo’a Gamefishing Tournament’s “Top Female Angler” award on Saturday evening, May 12 at the Awards Banquet held at Sadie’s by the Sea. Sonja is with Sunshine Inc, agent and local distributor of Steinlager beer, a major sponsor of the well attended tournament, along with the other major sponsor, the American Samoa Visitors Bureau. [tlh]


To make comments, you will need to register. You can register under your real name or use a 'screen' name. This way, people will be able to follow comments and make comments back and forth to each other. If you choose to use a 'screen name' no one will know your true identity. In either case, no email addresses will be available to anyone. It is an automated process. If you have questions, email: webmaster@samoanews.com

You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.