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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 07-04-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations Now!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!




THE SPEAR WARS BIG BANG! OPEN

2011 SPEARFISHING TOURNAMENT

July 22-23 Hunt Days + July 24 Weigh-in

IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS NOW




Two Days of Hunting (not just one!)
Hunt Friday July 22 + Saturday July 23 Weigh-in Sunday July 24

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.

2010 Big Bang! Open OFFICIAL PHOTOS - Prize, Trophy and Awards Feeding Frenzy!

2010 Big Bang! Open OFFICIAL Photos of the Weigh-In Bonanza!

Here is just one image from last year's prize wall:





For 2011, We have reduced the registration price from $95 to $85 which includes
the fabulous buffet food and drinks at the Awards Ceremony right after the Weigh-in.


The cost of the T-shirts in all the sizes and colors required was killing us. So 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.




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



Note - the sponsors section of the SpearWars.com website is not complete - we will be updating this in the coming weeks.

Here is the 2011 Tournament Flyer:



There will be 11 trophies this year. Here are images of some of the 2011 trophies:













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Old 07-04-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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With all the closures around the state of Florida - Red snapper closed both coasts, gag closed in the Gulf, AJ closed in the Gulf, etc. we had difficulty deciding the final fish categories for the 2011 Big Bang! Open to try and keep the competition fair and balanced for all regions. We also dropped the multi-year aspect to the competition. We will focus on just this year.

Check out the following link to register on-line or by snail mail and to download a PDF File of the rules.

Spear Wars Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament Website Link



The tournament rules are as follows:











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Old 07-04-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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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

Go to that website to download a PDF file of the rules right now and print them out. There are changes in the fish list and rules that you need to pay attaention to such as the new requirement to designate hunting location in advance as follows:



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ADVANCE EAST OR WEST COAST SHOOTING DECLARATION - Each participant MUST declare where they will be hunting for BOTH days at the time of registration because of the disparity of species closures around the region. You may change your choice of East or West Coast Declaration up until 11 pm on the date of the optional Captain's meeting which is Thursday, July 21, 2011 via email notification and with the receipt of a response via e-mail. You must print out the e-mail response and bring it to the weigh-in for presentation to the weigh master in order for your shooting declaration change to be accepted. See Geographical Issues below which states you may not hunt in the Bahamas or any other foreign country.

Once again, here is the 2011 Tournament Flyer. Join us - it will be a big bang blast!






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Old 07-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #4
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

Tony,

Can you post the sponsor list and some of the prizes. I like to dream about the prizes that other people are going take before I make it to the stage
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

Just got the news I'll be working(spearfishing) so a top 10 place just opened up for some lucky contestant
Good luck to all and be safe.No fish is worth your life.
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

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Tony,

Can you post the sponsor list and some of the prizes. I like to dream about the prizes that other people are going take before I make it to the stage
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:29 AM   #8
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

Great News!

Bahama Mamas Delivers!



The Big Bang! Open event will be catered by none other than one of our fabulous sponsors Bahama Mamas.

The restaurant is located on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Thanks Rocker John!

















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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

Oh man - thanks go to Kraaken for spotting a mistake in the rules.

Earlier drafts of the rules included a trophy for biggest barracuda because we considered making barracuda a separate category. When we went back to the prior year categories fish list, I forgot to change the tropies list from biggest barracuda to biggest grouper as in prior years. I went ahead and commissioned a Biggest Grouper trophy and that is what we will have. Sorry about my mistake in the rules so we must consider them changed now. Tony
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

how many people have entered
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

This is the menue for the buffet, come hungry!!!

Caribbean Paella

BBQ Jerk Chicken

Bahamian Peas and Rice

Island Salad

Fresh Facaccia Bread

Bahamian Mac and Cheese

Bahama Mama's Bread Pudding
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Re: BIG BANG! July 4th News - Big Bang! Open Tournament Is Accepting Registrations No

DAMN!!! Im sure a lot more people will enter now, just for the food!!! John, Im looking forward to sampling some more of that awesome fare! Any of you that havnt been to Bahama Mama's yet, are really missing out...Thx for stepping up, John!!
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This is the menue for the buffet, come hungry!!!

Caribbean Paella

BBQ Jerk Chicken

Bahamian Peas and Rice

Island Salad

Fresh Facaccia Bread

Bahamian Mac and Cheese

Bahama Mama's Bread Pudding
Excellent!
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Just got the hats in today - Whew!

Here is a fine Bahama Mamas Bartender modelling the two types of hat.













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Good luck to all of the participants. Dive safe and have fun. I'll miss being there for the first time in many years.
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