Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby One Of the Best

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | If you missed the 15th annual Billy Beal Classic, you missed one of the best ever. If you were there you’ll know what I mean when I say the weather was unbelievable, the conditions were great, the food was awesome and the fishing was pretty good too.

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There was virtually no water on the fishing area or in the tent. It was as good as it can get. It was sunny, about 15C with no wind, absolutely the best.

There were 465 fisherman and 28 fish caught ranging from a 7 oz perch to a 5lb 11 oz pike worth $10,000.00 caught by Grant Nepinak. Congratulations to Grant and to all the people who caught a fish. There were 4 people who caught 2 fish each.

The committee would like to thank all the PEOPLE who came out to fish and to all the SPONSORS and DONORS. Without ALL of you this event would not happen. All of the proceeds go to the Billy Beal Medical Assistance Fund which goes to help families who need financial help with travel when going for medical needs away from the Valley.

2012 Billy Beal Prizes – Fish Sorted By Weight

Ticket # Last Name First Name Time Species Weight
1 2134 Grant Nepinak 02:02:00 PM pike 5lb 11oz
2 1584 William Hather 02:10:00 PM pike 5lb 4oz
3 1463 Leonard Wasylchew 12:08:00 PM pike 4lb 3oz
4 1425 Ben Barr 12:35:00 PM pike 4lb 2oz
5 1022 Dave Carter 12:11:00 PM pike 3lb 8oz
6 1227 Jim Schmigel 12:06:00 PM pike 3lb 7oz
7 1030 Tyler Pierrepont 12:14:00 PM pike 2lb 8oz
8 1010 Carol Mullaney 12:11:00 PM pike 2lb 6oz
9 1090 Rick Hubbe 02:50:00 PM pike 2lb 3oz
10 1218 Don Potten 01:16:00 PM pike 2lb 0oz
11 1286 Coleman Konkin 12:52:00 PM pike 1lb 15oz
12 1699 James Boucher 12:57:00 PM pike 1lb 15oz
13 1033 Clifford Baker 12:58:00 PM pike 1lb 12oz
14 1193 Stacey Sutherland 12:12:00 PM pike 1lb 3oz
15 1008 Terry Zinkiew 01:23:00 PM pike 1lb 1oz
16 1112 Beetle Omoasoo 01:42:00 PM pike 1lb 1oz
17 1200 Matt Tereleski 02:58:00 PM pike 1lb 1oz
18 1475 Sherriam Chartrand 12:07:00 PM perch 1lb 1oz
19 1073 Sam Smith 02:52:00 PM pike 1lb 0oz
20 1455 Alex Chartrand 12:26:00 PM perch 13oz
21 1599 Shelby Sutherland 12:04:00 PM perch 9oz
22 1437 Murray Noble 12:37:00 PM perch 8oz
23 1053 Sean Hotman 01:05:00 PM perch 7oz
24 1114 Tamara Transsen 12:19:00 PM perch 7oz

2012 Billy Beal – Special Events Winners

Oldest Fisherman Orest Wintonyk Date of Birth: August 8, 1927
Youngest Fisherman Ryslie Nepinak Date of Birth: November 4, 2008
Heaviest Perch Sherriam Chartrand 1lb 1oz
Hidden Time   Alex Chartrand 12:40:00 PM or closest after
Hidden Weight Terry Zinkiew 1lb 1oz or closest over

Billy Beal Classic Sponsors

1. $10,000 Valley Lions
2. High Pressure Washer 4000 PSI: Valley Bearing And Auto
3. Bradley Smoker: Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, Swan Valley Credit Union
4. Barbeque: Reimer and Company, Pacak, Kowal, Hardie and Co, BMP Chartered Accountants
5. 8” Eskimo Ice Auger: Powell Motors, Formo Motors, Todd Chrysler Jeep
6. John Deere HD Battery Charger: Nykolaishen Farm Equipment
7. HD Truck Tool Box: Swan Valley Co-op & Petroleum
8. Digital Camera: Scales Drug Store
9. $300 Gift Cert: Merv’s Audiotronic
10. 22”Samsung LCD TV: Cook & Cooke Insurance and Financial
11. 1200 Watt Generator: Rough Country
12. 10” Compound Miter Saw: Rona
13. Electric Trolling Motor: Robb Motors
14. Iron Horse Cook Ware: Peavey Mart
15. ATV Loading Ramp: Hunt’s Painting
16. To 20: Pick a Prize

Special Event Prizes And Donors
Hidden Weight — Whites Drug Store
Hidden Time— Pharmasave
Youngest Fisher – Lloyd’s Jewellers
Oldest Fisher— Swan Valley Pharmacy
Heaviest Perch Swan River Scrap Metal

Additional Sponsors
Birchwood Groceries; Cabela’s; Cement Works Inc.; Chariot Auto; CJ104 Swan River; CKDM Dauphin; Extra Foods; Fas Gas; GX94 Yorkton; Investors Group; JRT Ventures; Kendale Roofing; Mullin Plumbing & Geothermal; OK Tire; Riddells Plumbing & Heating; Shando Ventures; Spruce Products; Star & Times;Tim Rick Welding; Tru Hardware; Valley Livestock Sales

Billy Beal Prize Donations
A & W Restaurant
Acklands – Grainger Inc.
Atkinson Sports Excellence Ltd.
Battery House
Bee Gee’s Stationary
Bowsman Hotel
Brandson Const. Ltd.
Bumper to Bumper
Burnside & Ferriss
Cam Caverly
Chicken Chef
Cook Brothers Cartage Ltd
Crichton General Machining
Dairy Queen Brazier
Dale Boychuk Salvage
Doaks Bulk Fuel (Esso)
Dufresne Furniture & Appliances
Eisner’s Mobile Vac
Fathers Repair Ltd.
Fire & Ice Motorsports Ltd.
Flaman Sales & Service
Grazier Custom Manufacturing Ltd.
Home Hardware
Intermountain Logging Ltd
Kal Tire
McKay Auction & Real Estate
Minish Group of Companies
Mohr Porta Weld
Molson Canadian
Napa Auto Parts
Onofrechuk Enterprises
Phatboys Custom Auto
Pizza Place
Quantum Tire
Quik Stop
Richardson – Pioneer
Sauder Trucking
Stan Johnson
Super 8 Motel
Swan River Glass Ltd
Swan-Pas Refrigeration
Swan Valley Cabinets
Swan Valley Collision and Glass
Swan Valley Dental Centre
Swan Valley Funeral Services
Swan Valley Insurance Group
Swan Valley Veterinary Clinic
Timberland Inn
Truck Saver
True Value Hardware
Urban Construction
Valley Door Systems
Valley Radiator Service
Valley Water & Septic Service
Westwood Inn & Indoor Water Park
William’s Auto Electric 1992 Ltd
Work & Casual World
Y Not Johnny’s

Also a big thanks to Don Mullin, Wayne Antichow and Gary Clapham for their wisdom and wit in keeping us entertained and keeping the show rolling. To Curt Mohr and Chute Out Audio for the great sound system and music. Thank you to Stan Rasmussen from Tansy Acres for the two way radios for security.