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Old 07-11-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Arrow Halleluya! It works! We are NOW Accepting Registrations for the 2012 BBO

For the last three days I have been in "Tech Support Hell" getting the credit card processing function for registrations to work properly. Everything was ready with the SpearWars website and such Sunday night and I went to test the credit card function - alas - it failed. I made many calls and was handed back and forth between Indian tech support at the payment gateway and US tech support at the card processor for three days. Finally 30 minutes ago, I found a smart guy in tech support who fixed the problem. Sorry about the delay, but here we go - you can sign up for the BBO now. I moved the price increase date back to next Wednesday to make up for my delay. Thanks, tony




July 20-21 Hunt Days + July 22 Weigh-in


Two Days of Hunting (not just one!)
Hunt Friday July 20 + Saturday July 21 Weigh-in Sunday July 22

Amazing Prizes and Trophies!
Our prize wall is the best in the tournament universe

Super Aggregate Points Scoring!
Weigh up to 9 fish worth up to 20 points each (180 points maximum).

Here's some history. The Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament Series started in 2008 with three events - the classic Spearboard Open (SBO), the Palm Beach Open (PBO) and the Key Largo Open (KLO). The Spearboard Open (”SBO”) was for many years one of the largest aggregate spearfishing tournaments in the world. The classic SBO rules were applied to the three Blue Storm tournaments around the state of Florida.

This year we are again combining the prize treasure chests of the traditional three tournament Blue Storm series into one massive event in one location at the Riviera Beach Marina which is the excellent former Palm Beach Open venue.

Click on the following links tolast year's BBO from the Tournament Archive section, especially if you have never been to these events.

2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

Bringing Home the Bacon! 2011 BBO Scores & Awards Photos - Top 20 Shooters

Here is just one image from a past BBO prize wall:

For 2012, We have kept the reduced registration price at $85 which includes
the fabulous buffet food and drinks at the Awards Ceremony right after the Weigh-in.

In prior BBOs the cost of the T-shirts in all the sizes and colors required was killing us. So again this year instead of T-Shirts, we will include one Spearboard Sun Shade Cap which is being manufactured now in two types - one version with a permanent ear and neck protection shade like the following mock-up image and one version with a removable shade. Supplies are limited.

Check out the following link to register on-line or by snail mail for further details.

Spear Wars Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament Website Link

Here is the 2012 Tournament Flyer:

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