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2013 BBO Big Bang! Open Tournament - July 19-21, 2013 The Biggest Spear Wars Battle in the Galaxies - A Big Blast!

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Exclamation Waz up? 2013 Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament! Rules, Video Contest & More!

Here comes the Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament next month. Set your calendar for this great event on July 19-21. Here are the flyers, entry forms and tournament rules attached below in one Complete Registration Package as a PDF file for easy printing.

This year, we are introducing a brand new innovative contest within the bigger contest:

The SPEARBOARD RAW FOOTAGE VIDEO CONTEST

See the post below for more details on the new video contest.

Thanks, Tony

A BIG BANG IS COMING!




THE SPEAR WARS BIG BANG! OPEN

2013 SPEARFISHING TOURNAMENT

July 19-20 Hunt Days + July 21 Weigh-in

IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS NOW




Two Days of Hunting (not just one!)
Hunt Friday July 19 + Saturday July 20 Weigh-in Sunday July 21

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.

22012 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Weigh That! A Stellar Big Bang Open for the Log Books!

2012 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Top 20 Winners + A Prize Wall to be Remembered!

Here is just one image from a past BBO prize wall:





For 2013, We have kept the reduced registration price at $85 which includes
the fabulous buffet food and drinks at the Awards Ceremony right after the Weigh-in.


In prior BBOs the cost of the T-shirts in all the sizes and colors required was killing us. So again this year instead of T-Shirts, we will include one Spearboard Sun Shade Cap with a removable ear and neck protection shade. Supplies are limited.






Here are the 2013 Tournament Flyers:






Print out all the attached PDF forms to send in your registration by fax to 561-844-8190 or by snail mail as indicated on the forms.

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Old 06-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: Waz up? 2013 Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament! Rules, Video Contest & More!

This year, we are introducing a brand new innovative contest within the bigger contest:

The SPEARBOARD RAW FOOTAGE VIDEO CONTEST

On a purely voluntary basis, you may decide to enter the Spearboard Raw Footage Video Contest by submitting media clips of raw footage shot in high definition either underwater or topside of your activities during the Big Bang Open. If this contest goes well, we plan to extend it across all Spearboard geographical regions in other ways.




Check out the BBO sizzle reel video here:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=163371


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Old 06-27-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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Here are the official rules for the 2013 Big Bang Open. There is a PDF version attached of the Complete Registration Package to make it easy if you wish to print the rules out. The tournament has strived from its inception to provide as much of a level playing field as possible for all regions in which contestants are shooting.











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Old 06-27-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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Captain Billy Black will be the MC again and the contestants who weigh in a fish will get prizes.

Here are some snaps of the 2013 trophies. We look forward to seeing everyone there.






































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As in past years, we will have the Shark scientists collecting cuda and jack donations as well as Lucas Metropulos, President and Founder, of Fishing for Families in Need for food donations.

Check out their websites here:

www.f4fn.com

http://www6.miami.edu/sharklab/



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Old 06-28-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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We are also going to have or long time friend scientist Angela Collins from Fish and Wildlife Research Institute at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission taking samples of east coast hogfish. Some of you may remember her from the old Spearboard Open Tournaments in 2007 on the west coast. the collection technique will be much less invasive this year she tells me.


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Re: Waz up? 2013 Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament! Rules, Video Contest & More!

Look forward to all the fun again, I hear that there will be an all female team.
Also that one of the freedivers is going to use a scooter,wow should be entertaining.
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Re: Waz up? 2013 Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament! Rules, Video Contest & More!

On the Prize table you'll find a C4 Graphite 132 fully rigged for the catch of your dreams... The Sniper's Speargun... ( BTW the 2 guys hold some 5 Worlds titles and many others ... and still shoot fish beyond 100 feet )
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sharp looking gun.
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On the Prize table you'll find a C4 Graphite 132 fully rigged for the catch of your dreams... The Sniper's Speargun... ( BTW the 2 guys hold some 5 Worlds titles and many others ... and still shoot fish beyond 100 feet )
Thanks Alex!

The C4 gun is awesome and will make someone very happy at the BBO.

This gun retails for over $1,000!

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Here is another gem of a gun that will be on the BBO prize wall.

Check out the Impaler Double Speargun donated by Jason, the owner of Impaler Spear Guns.

Thank you Jason!













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Tony is that double inclose track.
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Re: Waz up? 2013 Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament! Rules, Video Contest & More!

Tony

Is your claim of 'the greatest prize wall in the whole universe' for real? Or is it in jest?

Do you have a list of prizes/sponsors for this years tourney?

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Tony

Is your claim of 'the greatest prize wall in the whole universe' for real? Or is it in jest?

Do you have a list of prizes/sponsors for this years tourney?

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The claim is real Charlie. I will be announcing some big prizes in the upcoming days as we get closer to the event. Stay tuned and pay attention. You should come and shoot the BBO to see for yourself.

An old FL west coast friend named Bret used to say that you can tell the quality of a tournament prize table (or in our case "prize wall") by the number of spearguns present - we do very well in that department.
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The claim is real Charlie. I will be announcing some big prizes in the upcoming days as we get closer to the event. Stay tuned and pay attention. You should come and shoot the BBO to see for yourself.

An old FL west coast friend named Bret used to say that you can tell the quality of a tournament prize table (or in our case "prize wall") by the number of spearguns present - we do very well in that department.

I'm out of town for a wedding that weekend or I would.

I thought the 'in the universe' part was sarcasm. I assumed that the tournament with the most shooters would have the best prize table, assuming one prize per shooter.

Sounds like a great venue for the event.

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