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Old 11-12-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Arrow KLO Awards Ceremony Photos - Raiding the phat booty wall and other fun!

The 2008 Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament series ended with a big bang at the Key Largo Open. Enthusiastic warriors traveled from all over the Southeastern USA to engage in The Final Conflict!

See the cool weigh-in photos here at this thread:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=73013

Gaze at the 2008 Key Largo Open Official results right here:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=73018

Peruse the Overall Series Official Results here:

http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=73019

Lastly, here are the images shot by Len Pepe (Gradyman) of the Awards Ceremony in our shiny new venue in the Conference Center at the Key Largo Marriott. We start off with the setting with lots spoils of war on the booty wall.

Thanks Len!

Check out Len's website for your photography needs here - http://www.studiolens.com/

ENJOY the photos!
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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Next are some shots of the two sets of trophies for the KLO and the Overall Series. It is hard to shoot glass and Len did an amazing job in capturing these images.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #3
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Cool Re: KLO Awards Ceremony Photos - Raiding the phat booty wall and other fun!

There were many thousands of dollars worth of prizes up there from our very generous sponsors. We should patronize their businesses for sure and shout out a big thanks!

Check out some of the sponsor websites right here:

www.spearwars.com

There were later sponsors that were added as the series progressed whose websites I posted up here:

http://www.spearboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=94

Thank You 2008 Blue Storm Sponsors!
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
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Re: KLO Awards Ceremony Photos - Raiding the phat booty wall and other fun!

Here are some images of the expo exhibitors. There were several others who normally attend these events like Florida Freedivers, E-sea Rider, Armor Bags and Scubasworld (to name a few) who had conflicts that weekend, but will be back in the future. Austins, Divers Direct and Briegel HD/UW Cameras were there. Thank you guys for showing your wares at the 2008 KLO!
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:15 AM   #5
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The food and beverage was simply outstanding. The Marriott chef and catering staff did a great job!

Some liked the free beer.

Here are the menu food items for the event.

BBQ Luncheon Menu

Fresh Fruit Display

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Viniagrette Dressing

Potato Salad Cole Slaw

Hickory BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast

Grilled and Blacken Mahi Mahi

Bake Beans Corn on the Cob

Assorted Rolls and Butter

Assorted Pies and Cakes

Water, Beer, Coffee, Decaf Tea and Ice Tea and Soda

Mixed drinks at a cash bar
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:25 AM   #6
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The island music added to a climate that people really enjoyed. Let me also mention the cool air conditioning that ensured comfort for the awards ceremony.
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Re: KLO Awards Ceremony Photos - Raiding the phat booty wall and other fun!

Good people = good times.
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Some fine folks.

These events are truly a family affair.
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More people enjoying the ambience of the room.
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The last phase of The Final Conflict! was the trophy and prize segment.

Our Master of Ceremonies was Bill Black from Force E Dive Centers, a major sponsor. I am here introducing Bill.

Thanks Bill for all your help!
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Let the announcements roll!

First up the the KLO winners of biggest fish.

AJ/Cobia - Jason Wilson 42-6#

Grouper - Carl Adkins 41-1#
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Hogfish/Flounder - Rob Harding 16-9#

Sheepshead/Trigger - Kris Sarosiek 7-6#
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Snapper - Jeff Simonds 27-15#
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Next up for the 2008 Key Largo Open were:

Top Freediver- Sergey Lopez

Top Junior - Travis Stokes

Top Female - Jenna Moeller

Best Boat - Island Time
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Next is the KLO champion Rob Harding.

Congratulations Rob!

The winners after Rob beginning with Len Pepe are shown getting their prizes at the phat booty wall. Their names and scores are shown on this thread:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=73018

Let's give a big thumbs up to all the 2008 KLO winners!
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