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2016 BBO Big Bang! Open Tournament - July 22-24 , 2016 The Biggest Spear Wars Battle in the Galaxies - A Big Blast!

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Old 06-19-2016, 11:08 PM   #1
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BIG BANG! OPEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Hello everyone!

In past years, we opened BBO registration on July 4th weekend. This year, we are starting a bit earlier and the tournament date is pushed back one week.

On July 22-24 of this year, the 2016 Spear Wars Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament event takes place.

Here attached below are the entry forms and official tournament rules in one Complete Registration Package as a PDF file for easy printing.

Thanks, Tony

Boss Hogfish says:
"Let the Games Begin!




A BIG BANG IS COMING!




THE SPEAR WARS BIG BANG! OPEN

2016 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. For several years, the Riviera Beach Marina was our BBO location which is the excellent former Palm Beach Open venue

This year we are again combining the prize treasure chests of the traditional three tournament Blue Storm series into one massive event. But, as last year for 2016 we have a new excellent venue due to the marina being renovated. Due to the venue change, there will be no Captain’s Meeting for this year’s tournament. Hardly anyone showed up anyway at past BBO Captain's meetings which is fine for our format design.

The Tournament shooting will be held for two days starting Friday, July 22, 2016 and ending Saturday, July 23, 2016.

The Weigh-in, Meal and Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Moose Lodge at 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone (561) 626-4417. This place is located very near the PGA Blvd. Exit of I-95 which is just two exits north of the old venue exit.

The google maps link is:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/36...921e02a295cde9

We rolled back the start and end times for the weigh-in by half an hour. The fish weigh-in new hours will be from 10:00AM to 12:00PM Noon Sunday, July 24, 2016.


Click on the following links to the last four year's BBO from the Tournament Archive section, especially if you have never been to these events.


2015 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Chilling at the Moose - 2015 Big Bang Open FINAL Scores, Trophies and Photos

2014 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Rolling in the Deep! - 2014 Final Big Bang! Open: Scores, Trophies & Photos

2013 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Whoa What a Weigh-In at the Big Bang Open!

2013 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - The Winners + The Ceremony + The Best Prize Wall Ever!

2012 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 are just three images from a past year's BBO in the new venue which was another tremendous success!











For 2016, 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 plus a new bumper sticker. Supplies are limited.






Here is the 2016 Tournament Flyer:





Print out all the attached PDF forms below to send in your registration by fax to 561-455-9999 or by snail mail as indicated on the forms.

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If you are new to this game, here is a video explaining the overall format of this "Aggregate Style" tournament which has trophies for the biggest fish in each category.

The venue shown in the video is different and is now the air conditioned Moose Lodge, but everything else like that huge prize wall and the excellent food is basically the same.

Watch "Big Bang Open Spearfishing Tournament Sizzle Reel" on YouTube


https://youtu.be/_9_FaKEUid4


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Just two weeks left. The prize wall will again be substantial for the 2016 BBO.

Here are a few shots of last year's outdoor weigh-in area and the banquet/prizes area ready for the banging Sunday action.

Last year, we had a record number of over 50 spearguns and 20 pole spears on the prize wall. The framed prize certificates were added later before the awards ceremony.



























































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The 2016 Big Bang Open trophies arrived today. They look great and are going to look fantastic on the winners bookshelves or tables. Here are some photos:




































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Re: 2016 BIG BANG! OPEN Tournament Registration is Now Open

If we sent in are money but don't make it can we get a refund???
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