I can tell you why there are none on the lower coast. Lack of interest. SKA actually tried a couple of years ago to set up a second SKA division covering Port O'Connor to Port Isabel, and dropped it because no one signed up. There has been a a Port A tournament for the past 6 years, and this year we got the largest turn out ever (I think just shy of 60 boats). Of those, MAYBE 10 were local boats. Everybody else was from the upper coast. I would be one of the first guys to sign up for lower coast tourneys (well, Dusek would probably be first), but lack of local interest is perplexing and generally shoots down the tournament. South Texas has several well established tournaments, and most folks fish those (TIFT, Deep Sea Roundup, etc). The only thing I can point to is that most tournament oriented people in S. Texas fish for billfish, not kingfish, which is too bad, because there are some MONSTER (60+ lbers) caught down there every year.