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2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open - July 25-26 Here is the second year Palm Beach Blue storm Open Tournament on the east coast of Florida

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Old 07-27-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Between the venue and the central location for all of the main shooting areas, this tournament is growing into a special event. The food was excellent and the complimentary drinks kept everyone happy.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

The final tournament in the 2009 series is the 2009 KLO Key Largo Blue Storm Tournament November 7-8, 2009! There are still a lot of spots open in the top 20, although Ben Bateman seems to have a stranglehold on the Overall Series Champion with a 30 point lead.

Now onto the results.

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION

Ben Bateman - 115.75 Aggregate Points
Clifford Hagan - 106.25
Jerry Lancaster - 104.5625

BEST BOAT (Top 3 Shooters Count)

Cool Beans - 108.85 Aggregate Average
Team Grady - 80.02
Team Odyssea - 72.44

TOP FREEDIVER

Jose Santeiro – 42.0625 Aggregate Points
Matthew Brueckner - 29.125
Julian Cruz - 29.0625

TOP FEMALE SHOOTER

Jen Young - 59.5 Aggregate Points
Char Weston - 54.5625
Laura Rogers - 26.625

TOP JUNIOR

Dane Ralph – 24.25 Aggregate Points
Travis McMillan - 20.00

BIGGEST GROUPER

Frank McCallister – 67.6875 Pounds Gutted Weight
Patrick O'Melia - 43.75
Ben Bateman - 39.5

BIGGEST SNAPPER

Clifford Hagan – 21.25 Pounds Gutted Weight
Ben Bateman - 20.8125
Len Pepe - 20.6875

BIGGEST HOGFISH

Mark Dewaine – 13.125 Pounds Gutted Weight
Mark Dewaine 13.0625
Dan Robert Lindley - 11.8125
Joe Scozzafaua - 11.8125

BIGGEST SHEEPSHEAD OR TIGGERFISH

Jerry Lancaster – 8.5 Pounds Gutted Weight
Ben Bateman - 8.375
Varl Adkins - 7.4375

BIGGEST AMBERJACK

Jerry Lancaster – 52.875 Gutted Weight
Brandon Langel - 41.375
Alexander Uzaga - 37.625

Here is the list of all of the aggregate winners standings. We're looking forward to final tournament in the series. See you at the Key Largo Open.

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Updated Tournament Series Standings can be be found at this thread.

http://spearboard.com/showthread.php...48#post1009348

Updated Best Boat Standings can be found here.

http://spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=88887
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Way to go son, I'm proud of you!!! You're going to have enough Diver's Direct inventory to open your own franchise .
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

i put this whole win on the captain. tim fletcher of cool beans charters put us on some sweet drops. it was just a matter of pulling the trigger. the big rusty got the business end of my new ocean rhino. what made the shot easy was the light attachment to the kill spike. this cool new invention is going to make life difficult for the fish.

thank you to jerry and cliff for the teamwork this is going to be a trip we will long remember. the only thing that could've made this trip better was having my dad on the team to shoot with us.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

1st drop of the day and already cliff is having mental and physical reactions to the deep water and the big fish.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

another drop where we found some fire trucks. notice the sweet freedive shot placement on my red retard. it took three shots to subdue this beast. some dives are easy. others leave you on the bottom, feet on both sides of the hole, working your spear up and down like i'm unclogging a giant atlantic ocean toilet.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

my big genuine for the day.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

little did we know that we'd be sitting at a "glass" table all afternoon.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Congratulations Ben, Jerry and Clifford! You guys showed us how it was done yesterday at the weigh-in.
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Smokin!!! You guys were on fire! Jerry even smiled the whole day!!! It was great to see you all "raise the bar"!
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Congratulations Ben, Jerry and Clifford!
And congratulations to my buddy Frank on first place grouper! That is a monster!
Havent you finished with first place grouper in nearly every big tournament this year!?
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Re: 2009 PBO Palm Beach Blue Storm Open Results

Congratulations to everyone! The fish were tough to find for us this year...but still ended up with top junior so thankyou tony and everyone for another awesome tournament!!!!
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Way to go son, I'm proud of you!!! You're going to have enough Diver's Direct inventory to open your own franchise .
You have a good son there Rick!

Ben, Jerry and Cliff kicked ass this weekend.

Congratulations guys!
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little did we know that we'd be sitting at a "glass" table all afternoon.
Congrats Ben, Glad to see someone finally beat BJ to the bottom. LOL
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Congratulations Ben, Jerry and Clifford!
And congratulations to my buddy Frank on first place grouper! That is a monster!
Havent you finished with first place grouper in nearly every big tournament this year!?

Ben, Jerry and Clifford had some impressive stringers of fish and deserved to win big over everyone else.

It was a good day of diving and while I didn't fill all the categories it was nice to take the big grouper trophy.

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