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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 07-31-2011, 05:31 PM   #16
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Next winners up in ranks 8, 9 and 10 are these fine spearos:

Congratulations #8 Louis Devaleix!
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Congratulations #9 Tim Cullen!
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Congratulations #10 Kevin Eaves!
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #17
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Louis picked up a $1,000 prize certificate from Ulusub Custom Spearguns in Polynesia, a returning sponsor. Tim chose that great Mr. Iron gun from C4 Spearguns in Italy. Kevin went for a top gun from one of our major sponsors - Mako Spearguns.

Here are some details about these fine sponsors.
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The Ulusub website is www.ulusub.com
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Visit the C4 Spearguns website here - http://www.spearfishingbest.com/
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The C4 Mr. Iron is a highly manuverable speargun, the right length to work on the reef or in water that is not too clean, 1 set of tough bands and a 140 cm x 6.5 mm shaft will give you range, speed and fast reloading times, needed when hunting for those fast moving fishes that may come in thick schools and need the speediest tracking. Same design as its legendary brother, the Mr Carbon, and Stainless Steel components will ensure ease of use, durability and safety for many spearfishing seasons to come.
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The Mako Spearguns website is http://www.makospearguns.com/

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The “MAKO Oceanic ETR” 140 cm (Enclosed Track) Blue Camo Gun with MAKO South African 70M High Capacity Reel Filled with Yellow Spectra line.

Featuring a Fully Enclosed Track with a Twin Rail Barrel, this is the only gun of its kind and BUILT FOR BIG GAME!

The “MAKO Oceanic ETR” was designed by Chad Morris (aka Griswold) and Jeff DeRocher (aka Tin Man), two spearo/designers from the Bayous of Louisiana who spent years designing, machining and fabricating custom spearguns and related underwater hunting gear. Known as “The Bayou Design Team”, Jeff and Chad have built a reputation by combining innovative designs with the latest in high tech material and quality workmanship.

What is an Enclosed Track Railgun (ETR)?
By nature, Railguns are more accurate and more powerful than regular euro guns. This is because of the integrated rail barrel which supports and guides the spear down the rail (barrel) as it exits the gun. This additional support, by the integrated rail reduces “spear whip” and drastically increases accuracy.

The only way to improve upon this would be to incorporate an “Enclosed Track”, the length of the barrel, thereby further increasing accuracy and allowing for enhanced power and virtually eliminating all “spear whip” as the spear exits the gun. With an “Enclosed Track”, the spear is supported not only from the bottom. The spear is also supported by the surrounding walls and partial ceiling offered by the “Enclosed Track”, much like a bullet fired from the barrel of a high powered rifle.

In designing this “Enclosed Track Railgun”, the main challenge for the Bayou Design Team was weight. With the added material of the “Enclosed Track”, the gun had to be light enough so the gun would float (without the shaft), but strong enough, to prevent barrel flex. In experimenting with various designs and materials, the Bayou Design Team came up with the idea of using 2 smaller integrated rails for strength (one on each side) instead of one main rail. By design, this Twin Rail Design (one on each side) would also capture a slide in “Enclosed Track” made of lightweight, yet durable, high density polyethylene.

Essentially, the Bayou Design Team took the MAKO Oceanic Pro Railgun barrel, which is the largest and strongest aluminum barrel on the market and made it even stronger with “Twin Rails” while adding very little weight.

Occasionally seen on larger and heavier custom wood guns, this “Enclosed Track Technology”, incorporated into a much lighter railgun makes the “MAKO Oceanic ETR” the only one of its’ kind. The result…. The most accurate BIG GAME ENCLOSED TRACK RAIL GUN ever built for blue water hunting, inshore hunting and even freeshafting.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #18
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Next in the aggregate scoring line are:

11 Stuart Perdue - Mako Speargun
12 Brian Peters - Mako Speargun
13 Cannon Moore - Oceanic Dive Computer from Force E Dive Centers
14 Jose Santeiro - Beauchat Speargun
15 Mike McKenney - A. B. Biller Speargun









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Old 07-31-2011, 11:36 PM   #19
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Additional sponsors in the above group of winners prize selections not previously mentioned are:

Force E Dive Centers joined our 2011 roster of sponsors at the highest level once again!

Hurray Skip and the great staff of Force E including our BBO MC Bill Black!

Check out the Force E website at this link:

http://www.force-e.com/


They have stores in Riviera Beach, Boca Raton and Pompano.

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A.B. Biller has been a Spearboard sponsor over the years:

Check out thier website at http://www.abbiller.com/



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Old 07-31-2011, 11:44 PM   #20
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The final list of winners for the first round of the awards and prizes are:

16 Mike Newman - Oceanic Regulator from Force E Dive Centers
17 Anthony Segrich - Inflatable Board from Beauchat
18 Kevin Atalski - Oceanic Regulator from Force E Dive Centers
19 Robert Murphy - Oceanic Regulator from Force E Dive Centers
20 Stoker Larsen - Oceanic BC from Force E Dive Centers









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Old 08-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #21
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Re: Bringing Home the Bacon! 2011 BBO Scores & Awards Photos - Top 20 Shooters

Bravo to the above round one aggregate

points winners and trophy recipients!





That is it for now - Round two of winners, sponsors and more festivities is coming soon.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:57 AM   #22
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Thanks Tony. Had GREAT time as usual.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:16 AM   #23
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Awesome, detailed account of the awards Tony. Congrats to all, competition was stiff. Thanks to all the sponsors including Force E who donated my new regulator!
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:49 AM   #24
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Awesome, detailed account of the awards Tony. Congrats to all, competition was stiff. Thanks to all the sponsors including Force E who donated my new regulator!
Yeah Rob!

It took many hours to create this thread and a few phone calls to match divers to pictures, but I think the detail accounting removes any doubts about the superb wealth of that prize wall. However, the quality of the event trumps quantity of prizes or participants any day in my book. I also think Sponsors like seeing their prizes displayed well instead of put in a pile on a table or laid against a wall. The bottom line is everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and that alone makes the intense effort worthwhile.

Thanks! Tony

PS -thanking sponsors publically like you just did is a good thing.
There will be many more sponsors to applaud when I do the next rounds of the bacon series.
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Wow....nice way to show the top 20.......congrats to all involved! Looks like that 2 day format was a hit!
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Thanks for an exciting tourni as always .. hopefully next year I'll be able to donate another gun if I'm not soo backed up.
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Thank's Tony for putting on a great event and thanks to all the sponsors. Not only did I win a beautiful enclosed track Mako rail gun, but I also scored a Mako float line to go along with it. Hopefully I'll get to put both to use this weekend.
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Thanks again Tony for putting this event together and thank you to all the sponsors that were able to make this happen! Great selection of prizes as always!
Was a fun three days for our team and great to see Dylan at such young age take top Junior. Congrats again to Team Meat as well on an impressive performance.
We look forward to next year's tourney.
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Thanks Tony for another great show. I enjoyed working/weighing fish with Randy, Branon, Chiung and Steve. I hope I'm on the list for next years BBO. as it was always nice to see who's shooting what and putting a Spear Board name to a face. I'd also like to thank AB Biller for the 54" Floridian speargun. Gonna give it a workout tomorrow. Thanks again and I'll see you at the next tourney.
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Thank's Tony for putting on a great event and thanks to all the sponsors. Not only did I win a beautiful enclosed track Mako rail gun, but I also scored a Mako float line to go along with it. Hopefully I'll get to put both to use this weekend.
First post - welcome and the thanks to sponsors from you and others is great.
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