Sports briefs — Jan. 18, 2023

Anglers to meet, talk charter fishing

Members of the Puget Sound Anglers’ North Olympic Peninsula Chapter host an open-to-the-public general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

People start gathering at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. This month’s speaker is Tom Burlingame, owner/operator of Excel Charters in Neah Bay. He will give meeting attendees an overview of his charter operations and some techniques he uses to get his clients their fish.

The gathering includes a short business meeting, fishing reports, and raffle drawings following Burlingame’s talk. Raffles are for members only; attendees are invited to join that night to participate in the raffle.

An individual membership is $25 and family membership is $35. Membership also includes The Reel News monthly newspaper.

Polar Bear tourney set at The Cedars

The 30th-annual Polar Bear Tournament is set for Feb. 3-5 at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Tourney format is 36-hole individual stroke play, with three amateur divisions and one professional division.

Cost is $200 per player ($150 for annual members and employees. Fee includes three rounds of golf (a practice round on Friday, Feb. 3), range balls on Feb. 4 and 5, tee prize and green fees, and lunch on Feb. 5.

There are $5,000 in prizes based on field of 100 players.

Eligible players are amateurs with valid USGA Index of 27.0 or lower and PGA professionals or apprentices in good standing.

Register by Jan. 30 by calling 360-683-6344 or going online to