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Old 07-29-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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2011 Big Bang! Open Contestants

Bring Home The Bacon!


I apologize for the delay in posting the final scores and awards ceremony photos. My main computer's mother board failed after 5 years of solid use and I had to restore work on the presentation I had already began from a terrabyte back-up drive I had luckily used the day before.

I am going to try a different approach this year and post the final aggregate scores with winner pics in groups of twenty and intersperse images of the festivities plus sponsor profiles. The logic for the cutoff at twenty in this first thread is because after that ranking level our MC Bill Black begins announcing Mystery Prize winners according to this BBO rule:

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MYSTERY PRIZE CHANCES - Everyone who weighs a fish, even just a single fish, will get a single mystery Prize chance designation on the computerized weigh-in list. After the first 20 persons go to the prize table, mystery prize names on the computerized list will be called intermittently. If your name is called, you go to the prize table at that time. This will not affect your regular turn to the table based on your aggregate score, making it possible to go to the prize table twice.
In addition to the top twenty winners, this first thread will also feature the trophy awards for "Largest Fish" and "Best Of."

It is a heck of alot of posting work doing it this way by matching up pics of people and sponsor prizes, but I am hoping this innovative approach to reporting results will be good for participants and sponsors alike.

The top final score winners and for that matter all the contestants really did "bring home the bacon" and have earned some serious congratulations.

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The origin of the phrase 'bring home the bacon' is based on the story of a local couple in England who, in 1104, impressed the Prior of Little Dunmow with their marital devotion to the point that he award them a flitch [a side] of bacon. The continuing ritual of couples showing their devotion and winning the prize, to considerable acclaimation by the local populace, is certainly old and well authenticated. Geoffrey Chaucer mentions it in The Wife of Bath's Tale and Prologue, circa 1395.
This first group of the top twenty winners is dominated by an aptly named bacon bringing team called Team Meat.

Please be patient if you ranked lower than the first twenty - your post is coming soon. At the end of the scoring and awards process, I will put up the entire list of Final Scores.

Check out the next two rounds linked here:

ROUND 2 - Bringing Home the Bacon! 2011 BBO - Scores of 21-40 Shooters

ROUND 3 - Bringing Home the Bacon! 2011 BBO - Scores of 41-60 Shooters


Let's get the bacon cooking - here are

The Top Twenty Aggregate Score Winners:



The Trophy Award Recipients:

BEST FREEDIVER

Chad Palan – 105.0625 Aggregate Points

BEST FEMALE DIVER

Summer Shedd - 97.6875 Aggregate Points

BEST JUNIOR DIVER

Dylan Newman – 62.125 Aggregate Points

BEST BOAT

Team Meat – 311.5 Combined Aggregate Points of Top Three Shooters

LARGEST GROUPER

Jobert Williams – 70.3125 Pounds Gutted Weight (Black Grouper)

LARGEST SNAPPER

Chad Palan – 19.3125 Pounds Gutted Weight

LARGEST HOGFISH OR FLOUNDER

Kevin Eaves – 8.375 Pounds Gutted Weight (Hogfish)

LARGEST SHEEPSHEAD OR TIGGERFISH

Clint Scherb– 8.9375 Pounds Gutted Weight (Sheepshead)

LARGEST AMBERJACK OR COBIA

Michael McDaniel – 60.6875 Gutted Weight (Amberjack)


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Old 07-29-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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The BBO Awards setting is right next to the weigh-in tent in the air-conditioned Newcomb Hall at the Riviera Beach Marina.

Click this thread link to see the weigh-in action: 2011 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Lifting Lotsa Fish Meat at the Big Bang Open!

The BBO prize wall really does have over $50,000 worth of prizes.

The Big Bang Open prize wall is easily the biggest around these parts of the spearfishing universe. We go to extensive effort to showcase the wonderful prizes donated by our sponsors. The prize value to contestant ratio is probably the highest anywhere in existence in this sport. There were over 30 spearguns alone, some valued over a grand!

Note to sponsors - if any of your prizes is not shown, they may be designated for the trip report challenge.

Thanks to all the Spearboard sponsors!

















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

The festivities are fun as competitors bring friends and family to join in.

Here are a few snaps of the Bahama Mama's catered food

and some of the participants.















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Let me present the Grand Champion of the 2011 Big Bang! Open.

Congratulations Grand Champion Vincent Luise!




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Vincent chose a sweet gun from that huge pile of guns - The Ocean Rhino.

Kevin Bruington is a very long-term sponsor of Spearboard

He is the owner of Ocean Rhino Spearguns. His screen name is Spear One for those newcomers who might not know him.

Thank you Kevin!

Please visit the Ocean Rhino website here at this link:

http://www.oceanrhino.com/spearguns.html

Here are some images of Kevin's gun line.





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The second place aggregate score winner Chad Palan was also the Best Freediver trophy recipient.

Congratulations Chad Palan!



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Chad went with a $6,000 prize from down under.



I have been to Australia once in my life and must say the country is wonderful and the people amazing. I was not spearing on that trip back then, so I can only go by reputation that there is some incredible fishing down under.

This has to be a contender for one of the best spearfishing trips in the world. And, we are most fortunate to have it again this year as a major $6,000 prize for the Big Bang! Open. (exchange rates make it more valuable this year than last)

Add to that value the fact the trip is hosted by Seven Time Australian Spearfishing Champion Rob Torelli and you have an absolutely killer spearfishing trip for two divers.

Here are the details from Rob and his company Blue Water Hunting International:

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I am keen to help out and the best way l think l can help out is by offering a 3 day Guided Spearfishing Expedition in Southern Australia with myself (Seven time Australian Spearfishing Champion) as guide using my own brand new custom "state of the art" charter vessel.

It would be diving around South Eastern Australia and l could customise the charter to the winners need, i.e. reef or blue water, SCUBA or Freediving, or whatever they liked.

We could target Southern Blue Fin Tuna or Albacore Tuna in the blue water or hunt for monster crayfish, abalone and reef species in shore. (or a combination of both)

Accommodation would be included and transfers, all diving and guides. Basically, all they would need is to arrive in Melbourne and be taken care of from then. Food and drinks would be extra.

It would be open to two divers but not as separate prizes as they would need to use them on the one trip.

I met Rob Torelli at the Blue Wild Expo a couple of years back and found him to be a charming and entertaining character with tantalizing personality. If you are thinking of doing a trip like this on your nickle, I believe there is no one better to be your personal guide spearing down under.
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Here is the Best Junior Diver Trophy Winner:

Congratulations Dylan Newman!



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Here is the Best Female Diver Trophy Winner:

Congratulations Summer Shedd!



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Here is the third place aggregate score winner:

Congratulations #3 Carl Adkins!



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Carl chose the prize of a brand new sponsor named Pablo Corbo who a master custom gun builder from Miami.

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Pablo was also present at the BBO with a sponsor table and accompanied by his partner Ivette.


Check out their website at www.corbospearguns.com

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Here is the fourth place aggregate score winner who was also the Best Female Diver:

Congratulations #4 Summer Shedd!


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Summer has in her hands a Riffe Speargun.

Thanks go out to Jill, Jay, Jackie and Julie Riffe and their team in California.

Riffe has been a long time sponsor of Spearboard.

Please visit their website for details plus a downloadable catalog.

http://www.speargun.com/



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- Three power bands
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Now would be the appropriate time to introduce the Best Boat Trophy recipient since we have just seen that team's top three shooters whose scores factor into the Best Boat win:

Congratulations Team Meat!

I heard a faint rumor there is another Team Meat congratulatory thread around somewhere.




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That is quite a haul of trophies on Team Meat!
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Next up are the Big Fish trophy recipients.


Another Team Meat member took the Largest Amberjack or Cobia Trophy with a 60.6875 Gutted Weight (Amberjack):

Congratulations Michael McDaniel!
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And the largest grouper trophy with a 70.3125 Pounds Gutted Weight (Black Grouper) goes to:

Congratulations Jobert Williams!
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And the largest hogfish or flounder trophy with a 8.375 Pounds Gutted Weight (Hogfish) goes to:

Congratulations Kevin Eaves!
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And the largest sheepshead or Triggerfish trophy with a 8.9375 Pounds Gutted Weight (Sheepshead) goes to:

Congratulations Clint Scherb!
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Last, but not least, the largest snapper trophy with a 19.3125 Pounds Gutted Weight goes to:

Congratulations Chad Palan!
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Here are the fifth, sixth and seventh place aggregate score winners:

Congratulations #5 Dan Lindley!
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Congratulations #6 Michael McDaniel!
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Congratulations #7 Albert Sloan!
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Dan chose a nice JBL speargun. Michael took a Beachat roller gun. And Albert opted for one of several Aqua-Hunter Dive Charter trips.

Here is a bit of info on these Spearboard sponsors:

Looking for a speargun that’s fast, quiet, affordable and accurate? Put your hands on the JBL guns. These guns feature the legendary JBL performance and durability that has made them a world leader for over 40 years.
Check out the JBL website right here:

http://www.jblspearguns.com/




Once again, Spearotek came through with massive prize donations!

Thanks go out to Richard and Ulises - you guys are awesome!

The Spearotek website is right here:

http://www.spearotek.com/

Photos of one of their high-end Beauchat spearguns are below.




Please welcome back another of our newest Spearboard sponsors - Aqua Hunter Dive charters out of Palm Beach County.

Thank you Todd Bailey for joining the fray of Spear Wars!

Check out their website right here:

http://www.aqua-hunter.com/

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