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Red Tide 04-17-2019 11:10 PM

Bluewater World Cup Tournament 2019
 
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Serious Bluewater Hunters Needed to Represent!! Mark your calendars for this years World Cup Invitational. Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Almaco Jacks, and Roosterfish are the main tournament species that will be showing up at the weigh In tables each day during this three day event. Teams from around the world will be competing for cash and prizes as well as top honors. Both individual and team awards will be presented.
Come early and stay late!! Palapas Ventana is the perfect place for the best that Baja has to offer. Family and friends are encouraged to come as well. :toast:

Tim Hatler 04-19-2019 10:42 AM

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Sponsor prizes stacking up
just received a custom Daryl Wong Gun and some DiveR shiny new fins
looks like a big year maxing at 28 divers - write us to reserve a spot for you or your team of 3
contact@palapasventana.com
If this is your first year diving the tourney please include a short dive resume

enjoy our past video from Wiley Watson here
https://vimeo.com/224665801

kodama 04-19-2019 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Tide (Post 2185272)
Serious Bluewater Hunters Needed to Represent!! Mark your calendars for this years World Cup Invitational. Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Almaco Jacks, and Roosterfish are the main tournament species that will be showing up at the weigh In tables each day during this three day event. Teams from around the world will be competing for cash and prizes as well as top honors. Both individual and team awards will be presented.

Come early and stay late!! Palapas Ventana is the perfect place for the best that Baja has to offer. Family and friends are encouraged to come as well. :toast:



Can you tell us more about the rules and format?
Since it is a World Cup I imagine every country is represented by a single team?

Tim Hatler 04-20-2019 11:55 AM

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Hey Kodama
we allow multiple teams from each country - even mixed nationality teams - the event has High Level Divers from Brazil, Australia, GUAM, Ecuador, South Africa, Florida, CA, Texas, LA and more - 5 fish a day max that you can shoot - only one fish per species per day
all pelagics except you are allowed a single reef fish in the entire tourney - we score teams for plaques but the individual score are the ones that count for the prize money and the insane sponsor prizes
bring your team of 3 or we can team you up with others - send a brief dive resume to contact@palapasventana.com to register
Rules and species list attached

kodama 04-20-2019 01:42 PM

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Thanks for the information! I will talk with our team about it.

Tim Hatler 05-07-2019 11:59 AM

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Less than two months to go until the 2019 Blue Water World Cup!

Not only do BWWC divers get to hunt world-class pelagics in the Sea of Cortez, they also are giving back to local schools.

Every year the event supports a project in rural Baja. Last year, the small town of Rancho El Ancon didn't have a playground. We sold the fish speared during the tournament and raised $1800 to buy them their first playground equipment.



They named it "Parque Los Buzos," or Divers Park. How cool is that?

We're excited to continue supporting this project with this summer's tournament!

Tim Hatler 05-23-2019 06:26 PM

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We are getting stoked for the 10th annual Blue Water World Cup! June 30 to July 4 in Baja, Mexico.

We've got just a few spots left, so if you're up for it, apply by sending your dive resume to contact@palapasventana.com.


Just an idea of what the BWWC is like....check out that Marlin diver Ivan Struthers hit right off the bat on day 1!

Tim Hatler 07-01-2019 11:23 PM

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Blue Water World Cup is on!

DAY 1 STANDINGS
DIVERS

1. Carlos Velarde 66.4
2. Austin Atkins 38
3. Bob Porter 36.6

CAPTAINS

1. Yoni 66.4
2. Chuy 62.8
3. Cano 58.4

TEAMS

1. Pargo Negro 66.4
2. Los Chingones 62.8
3. Red Tide 58.4



RECAP:
Divers were seeing fish - amber jacks, yellowtail, wahoo and marlin. Some shots were missed, some hammerheads got a little curious.

But our 21 divers from around the world ground out a solid day to kick off the 2019 Blue Water World Cup.

Bob Porter (team Los Chingones) came home with the biggest fish of the day, a nice striped marlin.

Joe Farlo (team Fathomiers) clocked a 23 -lb wahoo, and was all smiles on the beach.

The biggest amberjack on the beach was shot by Jason Whitehead (Los Chingones) at 26.2 lbs.

Some nice toros (22 and 23 lbs) hit the scales, as well as a few skipjacks and milkfish that count toward diver totals and can be chummed for Day 2.

But it was Carlos Velarde of Costa Rica (team Pargo Negro) who won the day by grinding it out and shooting four out of his 5 allotted fish. They weren't massive, but they added up and sent him to the top of the standings.


FUNDRAISING:
We sold the fish at market prices and raised $324 dollars for the local playground in our first day!

Stay tuned for day 2 action....

Tim Hatler 07-03-2019 08:35 AM

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Carlos Velarde of Costa Rica (team Pargo Negro) held on to his lead today, putting four fish on the table for a 2-day total of 105.4 points. GR Tarr (team Red Tide) is hot on his heels, though, with 101.6 points.

Travis Nichter brought in that gorgeous roosterfish, weighing in at 41.2 lbs. Josh Russell (team Waterman's Guide) scored a 21.4-lb dorado.

Team Los Chingones used day 2 to make waves in the reef fish category. Jason Whitehead and Ivan Struthers clocked pargos weighing 60.8 and 51.4 lbs respectively. It was enough to send Whitehead to third place.

It's close at the top, so it's wide open and shaping up to be an epic final day of the 2019 tournament.


DAY 2 STANDINGS


DIVERS

Carlos Velarde 105.4
GR Tarr 101.6
Jason Whitehead 87.0

CAPTAINS

Chuy 180.6
Cano 156.2
Yoni 147.6
TEAMS

Red Tide 191.2
Los Chingones 180.6
Pargo Negro 164.2



PLUS we're halfway to our fundraising goal! $750 raised with one more day left!

Tim Hatler 07-03-2019 10:28 PM

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FINAL RESULTS


In the end, GR Tarr and team Red Tide ran away with it. Some massive roosters hit the scales today, including one weighing in at 73.6 lbs. 2nd through 4th were a tight race, with just a few lbs making all the difference.

In the spirit of true sportsmanship, 2019 champion GR Tarr donated his cash prize - all $2,500 of it - to the local schools. Thanks GR, you're a class act.

Pics and final fundraising tally to come! Check out our Instagram @palapasventana for today's fish pics.

DIVERS

1. GR Tarr 191.8
2. Carlos Velarde 123.6
3. Josh Russell 115.6

CAPTAINS

1. Yoni 418.6
2. Chuy 212
3. Dorian 201

TEAMS

1. Red Tide 410.6
2. Pargo Negro 262
3. Los Chingones 228.8

Tim Hatler 07-04-2019 02:26 PM

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The final tally is in! We raised a total of $3,757.50 for local school children in Baja.

A HUGE thanks to all of our divers for working hard out there and donating some great fish to the cause.

We couldnīt have done any of this without our generous sponsors. Every one of our divers walked away with amazing gear from:

Daryl Wong speargun, DiveR, SportTube, KAP, Red Tide Spearfishing, The Waterman's Guide, Blue Tuna, American Dive Co., Riffe, Spear America, Neritic, Blue Water Sensations, Pelagic, Koah, Hammerhead, Omer, Suunto, Atomic, Patagonia, Neptonics, Pelagic, Florida Freedivers, Gannet and Salt Life.

Stay tuned for 2020 dates!

Marco 07-05-2019 06:56 AM

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Congrats GR! Way to go!

Red Tide 07-06-2019 07:29 AM

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This years Bluewater World Cup Invitational Spearfishing Championships was all about a change in strategy, a change in plans, and execution on the fly.
After Day One, we found ourselves swallowed up in mid pack amongst the other competitors. We decided to go unconventional and target the species that most divers overlook.
On Day two we worked our way back through the pack one fish at a time in stiff currents and not so good visibility, then found ourselves back towards the top as possible contenders to win.
Finally on Day three we pulled away from the everybody by landing some great fish including a near record 73 lb Rooster Fish caught by team mate Guy Nesbitt. This fish was massive and the biggest I have ever seen.
I am truly grateful for our teams win and my overall win for the competition.
Thank you Palapas Ventana for a hosting this World Class event and helping the local community. You guys are the true "Class Act"

Dbrown 07-06-2019 09:42 AM

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Neat to see the International Win for our local diver! (Who is pretty famous)

SpearMax 07-06-2019 10:56 AM

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Congratulations everyone!

GR and Team Red Tide rocked the boat. :cool:


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Originally Posted by Tim Hatler (Post 2188459)
FINAL RESULTS


In the end, GR Tarr and team Red Tide ran away with it. Some massive roosters hit the scales today, including one weighing in at 73.6 lbs. 2nd through 4th were a tight race, with just a few lbs making all the difference.

In the spirit of true sportsmanship, 2019 champion GR Tarr donated his cash prize - all $2,500 of it - to the local schools. Thanks GR, you're a class act.

Pics and final fundraising tally to come! Check out our Instagram @palapasventana for today's fish pics.

DIVERS

1. GR Tarr 191.8
2. Carlos Velarde 123.6
3. Josh Russell 115.6

CAPTAINS

1. Yoni 418.6
2. Chuy 212
3. Dorian 201

TEAMS

1. Red Tide 410.6
2. Pargo Negro 262
3. Los Chingones 228.8



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