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2008 KLO Key Largo Blue Storm Tournament - November 8-9 Here is the brand new Key Largo Blue Storm Open Tournament at the top of the Florida Keys

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation Announcing "The Final Conflict!" in the 2008 Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament Series

Announcing the taking of registrations for the first ever annual Key Largo Beach Blue Storm Open!

Now that the Palm Beach Blue Storm Open is over and successful, the timing is good to roll out episode three of the Blue Storm Series - "THE FINAL CONFLICT!"

There are only 17 days until the forces converge on Key Largo.

With great lessons learned in Palm Beach, we search extensively and found an amazing new air-conditioned venue in Key Largo near mile marker 103.

I think you will like the newly chosen air-conditioned venue and the timetable as follows:

Key Largo Blue Storm Open Dates & Locations

Thursday, November 6 - Captains' Meeting (optional)
Saturday, November 8 - Shooting Day
Sunday, November 9 - Weigh-in, BBQ and Expo

Rain Dates: November 15-16

Key Largo Marriott Resort
Largo Key Conference Center
103800 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-453-0000

The rules and format are essentially the same as the Spearboard Open and therefore you can hunt anywhere in the Southeastern USA that you can drive your catch in by car or truck.

Go to www.SpearWars.com to sign up and learn more about the rules.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:40 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Re: Announcing "The Final Conflict!" in the 2008 Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament Ser

As many people realize, it was a bold move to try and launch three large televised spearfishing tournaments in one year. But, we had to have at least three events in order to have a series. Now, the final conflict is in sight and one of the best aspects of it is learning where everyone that competed in the first two events ranks going into the final stretch.

At the Key Largo Open (KLO) after the awards ceremony for the KLO winners, we will be awarding trophies for the top three overall series aggregate scores, best freediver, best female, best junior, best boat and largest fish in each of the five fish categories. That is a several thousand dollars in glass alone!

We will also be awarding a separate prize table for the top twenty Overall series Aggregate Score Winners! Thus, there will be great prizes for all the KLO winners and the Overall Series Top 20 Winners.

The Overall Series Rankings are quite interesting. Here are just a few observations.

- First and second position pit well-known scuba hunter Rob Harding against well-known freedive hunter Chad Palan.

- Freedivers and scuba divers are scattered through the rankings since the aggregate scoring format enables both styles of hunting to do well.

- Many shooters who only shot one blue storm event are poised to end up in the top 20 of the overall aggregate scoring which will get them to that special prize table. For example, Len Pepe or Ricky Hampton have pretty good chances to finish well in the overall series as do many other single event shooters.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:56 AM   #3
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Here are the largest fish rankings that will receive trophies if they are not beat by bigger fish at the KLO.

Largest Fish for 2008

Biggest AJ/ Cobia - Jonathan Bailey - 94.312 Pounds

Biggest Grouper - Sergey Lopez - 46.187 Pounds

Biggest Snapper - Chad Palan - 74.437 pounds

Biggest Hogfish/Flounder - Kent Rogerson - 18.562 Pounds

Biggest Sheepshead/Triggerfish - Rob Harding - 7.625 pounds
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Here are some images of our fabulous new venue which is near mile marker 103 and the Pennecamp Park entrance.

Also, here are the menu food items for the event.

BBQ Luncheon Menu

Fresh Fruit Display

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Viniagrette Dressing

Potato Salad Cole Slaw

Hickory BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast

Grilled and Blacken Mahi Mahi

Bake Beans Corn on the Cob

Assorted Rolls and Butter

Assorted Pies and Cakes

Water, Beer, Coffee, Decaf Tea and Ice Tea and Soda

Mixed drinks at a cash bar
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:07 AM   #5
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Wow! what a place to find for a high quality spearfishing tournament!

Here are images as you drive up to the conference center.

We will have the weigh-in under the covered parking on the ground floor.
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Re: Announcing "The Final Conflict!" in the 2008 Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament Ser

The fish weigh-in flow and use of the big fish display trays should be excellent in this location.

The building's setting right on the bay makes for some great views.
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There is a marina next door and plenty of parking area for the weigh-in.
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The conference center meeting and dining areas are just up one flight of stairs or one floor by elevator.
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There is plenty of exhibitor space for our expo sponsors.

The meeting rooms shown here will be opened up into one big meeting room for our event.

The facility has a full function kitchen.
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The Marriott Resort is wonderful. Here are some images from around the resort complex. Also, there are many other nice places to stay close to this location should anyone be interested.
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Here are more resort and conference center images.
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So, all I can say is "bring it on!" to "The Final Conflict!"

We will have lots of fun and share good times as we have in the past events.

Go to www.spearwars.com for registration and rules information.

I hope to see you there! Tony
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Tony...this looks great...keeps getting better & better..WTG!!
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Are the juniors ready to get beat? again?
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Top Ten Rankings for Best Boat for 2008

1 - Shark Tales – 120.647 points

2 – Dykoke – 103.937 points

3 – Diamond Diver – 98.354 points

4 – Headhunter – 95.687 points

5 – Island Time – 94.75 points

6 – Totally Clueless – 89.042 points

7 – Rubber Duck – 78.75 points

8 – Floored – 75.542 points

9 – Team Grady – 73.146 points

10 – Chad’s Boat – 67.917
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