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2011 BBO Big Bang! Open Tournament - July 22-24, 2011 The Biggest Spear Wars Battle in the Galaxies - A Big Blast!

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Old 07-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Smile 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

NOTE - The Awards Photos are now posted in this thread link here:

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

This year's Spear Wars Big Bang Open was blessed

Blessed with relatively nice weather in all shooting locations.

Blessed with a strong competitive spirit among the combatants.

Blessed with mutual respect toward fellow shooters and no controversy.

Blessed with a Prize Mountain to be envied in the Spearfishing Tournament Universe.

Blessed with a new caterer dishing out the goods from Bahama Mamas.

And most of all blessed with a family-friendly atmosphere that made all of us there smile.

Thanks to everyone that played a part in making it happen.

Now, on with the weigh-in experience through pictures!
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The Setting and the Equipment-

Riviera Beach Marina under a big tent next to the air-conditioned Newcomb Hall. Two scales and two computers for two weigh-in lines. Lotsa coolers and five Big Fish Display Bins. Plenty of big plastic fish trays.




















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

Add to that some spectators and plenty of coolers.















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Old 07-25-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

Plus a Shark Scientist Dr. Bryan Franks taking the donated barracuda for the Shark Lab in Bimini.



And a team of dedicated young people collecting Fish for needy families led by Lucas Metropulos who literally just sent me the following e-mail. His crew filleted all those fish at the event before taking the food to the homeless.

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Dear Tony,

I wanted to write you and thank you once again for inviting us to the tournament. We collected 98 pounds of fillets that were then given to the soup kitchen. The fish fed 150 people today for lunch and will do the same tomorrow. I went and saw the fish being cooked today, and the people eating it. Fish is a food source that these homeless people never receive, thus this highly nutritious food was quite the unexpected delight. The people were very grateful for the kindness that all of the people at the tournament had to give the fish to this worthy cause.

Channel 12 News covered the story, and if you would like to see the fish being served and eaten you can watch the coverage at this link: http://www.cbs12.com/ simply scroll to the middle of the page and click on the video titled "fresh fish" etc.

Once again I would like to say thank you for your help and continued support in my efforts.

Sincerely,
Lucas Metropulos
This may be a more direct link to the Fishing for Families in need TV Coverage:

http://www.cbs12.com/news/helping-47...and-hands.html

Thanks also goes to Itchy Trigger Chuck who collected fish for people in need.



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And you have a fun weigh-in formula!







































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Old 07-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

More fishing fever.

































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Old 07-25-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

The last of the pics - sorry we were unable to get everyone in photos.

Next up will be the scores and awards.











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Holy Hogfish Chip!
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I love the "Hole in the Hog" pic - That hog was unlucky enough to have seen two spears in his lifetime! The last one being fatal!
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

And I am stuck here in a cold tuscan july............ next year hopefully :-)
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such a great job with the puctures,, glad I did not stay for the ending. Wonderful photo's. Looks like 1/2 of last year.
And here is our photographer Len (Gradyman) who shoots fish and photos very well. The photos have not been color corrected or cropped.

The number of contestants was greater than last year. Many were just not photographed during the weigh-in with two busy lines going. Great shooters like Rob Murphy, Randy Docks and others slipped past Len and the camera lens. Last year Len took 475 pics in total and this year 294 in total with the weigh-in pics being less.

I think the main reason there were less weigh-in pics is because we delayed the start of weighing the fish by an hour due to software set-up and that delay compressed the time and intensity of the fish being processed. The very experienced data entry people who volunteered for the past several years were unable to come, so my daughter and I had to do that critical task with the help of Mandy and Randy. Len had no control over that delay and being a sole photographer, he was kept hoppin. But, the good news is Len had plenty of time for the Awards pics and there are about the same number of those pics as last year.

Thanks for the hard work Len!

PS - That plate of food from Bahama Mama's Restaurant sure looks delicious Len

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

Thanks to everyone involved for delivering an awesome tournament! Tony, the prizes, venue, turnout, etc were very impressive. There were so many guns and really nice, high value prizes that everyone took home something really nice. Rocker John served up some delicious food. And congrats to all the contestants for a strong showing with some great scores and fish! I am very proud of my Team Dykoke for working our asses off to find the fish and getting 3rd place in Best Boat and Dylan's Top Junior finish!!
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Did I miss the results? Where are they posted?
I should have the scores and awards photos up tonight.
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

Congrats on another great tournament Tony! The whole thing appears "first class" in every respect. Looking forward to the results and trophy pics!
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Re: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

My friend, Lucas, was there too collecting hundreds of pounds of donated fish from so many spearos. Thanks, Tony, for letting Lucas and his teen volunteers help so many people!

http://www.cbs12.com/articles/helpin...and-hands.html

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