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03-04-2011, 05:58 PM
This thread is to say thank you to all of this years sponsors for their generosity and support of the 2011 TBSC Spearfishing Challenge! We hope you will join us in supporting these fine companies who give back to our sport!
The 2011 TBSC Spearfishing Challenge is a non-profit charity tournament and the success depends on all of you participating as well as our sponsors. This year our primary charities are the Fishing Right's Alliance, which advocates spearfishermen's recreational fishing rights, and DiveCare Military Wounded, which provides free specialized scuba instruction for disabled veterans to build confidence and a sense of independence after a disability suffered during military service. This event is individual aggregate and largest fish by category. The beautiful trophies will be awarded for the top 5 aggregate scores, largest fish by category, top freediver, top female, and top junior!
The 2011 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge is going to have a smoking prize table!! The TBSC remains one of the most fair and exciting tournaments for beginning and experienced shooters alike, as the random drawing prize format gives every competitor an equal chance at a first class prize table, regardless of placement. A random prize format puts the focus on camaraderie and fun! This is a huge reason our sponsors love us and come back year after year!
03-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Scuba Thrills has changed there name to Divercity. They were active in generously donating to the Southern and St. Pete Open in 2010 and are continuing their support by donating a BC, Regulator, Mask, Fin and snorkle along with some Nitrox fills. Kyle's $1000 sponsorship is greatly appreciated!
03-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Ken Jones has been extremely generous with all of his support to the FRA and past tournaments. Once again this year he has stepped up to further the FRA cause and will be donating one of his guns. More details will be posted later but for now here is a teaser picture. www.deathstickspearguns.com (http://deathstickspearguns.com/)
03-04-2011, 06:26 PM
Kevin Bruington is another generous supporter of all the past tournaments as well as the FRA. Once again he is donating the RX 5 with kill package to the prize table. All of his products may be found at your local dive shops. Kevin, thanks again for all of your amazing service and personal support of the products! www.oceanrhino.com (http://www.oceanrhino.com/)
03-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Captain TJ Shea has generously donated free spearfishing trip passes to the prize table. He runs a Southport boat and has amazing results. Take a look at his website and book him for your next spearfishing trip. www.fishanddivetampa.com (http://www.fishanddivetampa.com/)
03-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Corey Moon is generously donating one of his enclosed track camo spearguns and custom gun racks making him another $1000 sponsor. We will upload pictures once the gun is complete. For now is a picture of his most popular rear handle gun. Thanks for the support! www.bonafide-spearguns.com (http://bonafide-spearguns.com/)
03-04-2011, 06:51 PM
A new sponsor this year for us is Performance Freediving. PFI is contributing 3 gift certificates each for $200 off their intermediate class.
PFI will be presenting the TBSC's first pre-tournament safety seminar this year on April 6 (the Wednesday before the tournament). It is a must attend for experienced and new divers alike. You can check out a list of their course offerings, including their expansion to Tampa this year, and other information at www.performancefreediving.com (http://www.performancefreediving.com)
03-04-2011, 06:59 PM
We are pleased to announce a new platinum level sponsor this year, Spetton-USA. Spetton-USA is donating a hexskin 2.5mm wetsuit, a fisherman pro 3mm, and a black digital 5mm. The retail value of these three prizes is over $1,000. I have been extremely impressed by the quality and innovation of their wetsuits and gear and can't wait to see them make a splash on the Gulf Coast in 2011. For more information about some of their exciting new lines check them out at www.spetton-usa.com (http://www.spetton-usa.com/)
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03-04-2011, 07:05 PM
Dennis Haussler of 20 Fathoms is donating a pair of 20 Fathoms blades to the tournament. Dennis doesn't just sell these fins, he wears them, competing at the highest levels of spearfishing competition. Last year these fins powered he and his team to a first place Individual and Team finish at US Nationals. For more information about 20 Fathoms please check out at www.20fathoms.com (http://20fathoms.com/)
03-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Hammerhead Spearguns is donating $300 worth of rashguards, gear and accessories. This is the first year we have had them as a sponsor, but they have been one of the most consistent supporters of Gulf tournaments and charitable spearing events over the past couple years. Thank you Hammerhead! You can check out their full line of gear, spearguns and equipment at www.hammerheadspearguns.com (http://www.hammerheadspearguns.com/)
03-04-2011, 07:14 PM
A huge thanks to Teresa with Jim's Dive Shop for being a $1,000 Platinum Sponsor with a collection of gear and gift cards. She has been a very generous sponsor of all past tournaments and is a big supporter of the FRA! www.jimsdiveshop.com (http://www.jimsdiveshop.com/)
03-04-2011, 07:20 PM
Dano with Mako Spearguns has generously donated the 120 cm Mako Oceanic Enclosed Track Railgun in Blue Camo - designed by Chad Morris (aka Griswold) and Jeff DeRocher (Tin man). Mako has been a long time supporter of tournaments and different charities that help promote our sport. We greatly appreciate the support! www.makospearguns.com (http://www.makospearguns.com/)
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03-05-2011, 09:12 AM
E-SeaRider has been a long time sponsor of all the tournaments as well as charity raffles for FRA, etc. They have been extremely generous and support the speafishing community year after year. Pat, thanks again for your donations! These bean bags are the only way to ride offshore and if you do not have one visit their website for the full selection of products. www.marinebeanbags.com (http://www.marinebeanbags.com/)
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03-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Mark, thanks for getting this prize thread up! Also, thanks to the many sponsors that have stepped up big time! This year is proving to be the largest prize table along with interest from many new shooters. We look forward to an epic tournament so get your crews ready and preregister.
03-06-2011, 10:38 AM
Aeris & Oceanic have generously stepped up to the platinum $1000 sponsorship for this tournament. They are giving the following prizes: AERIS F-10 free diving watch; Oceanic Geo 2.0 dive watch/computer; 6 AERIS Enzo free diving masks & snorkels; 4 Oceanic Backpack Bags; 4 AERIS Backpack Bags; 12 Oceanic knives plus hats etc. We love working with the AERIS & Oceanic team since they strive to make events as large as possible and have been huge supporters of past spearfishing tournaments. Their companies are also proud sponsors of the Wounded Warrior Program, as well as other affiliated disabled diver programs such as DiveHeart, etc. A huge TBSC thanks to Dan and his team!
03-07-2011, 06:46 AM
Mambe Blanket Co. is another new sponsor to our tournament and make a great blanket! Several guys I know personally have bought one and use it on winter and or over night trips to stay warm and dry. The exterior is made out of a material that is waterproof and windproof and has been put to the test in the middle grounds during winter. The inside is made out of polartec fleece and keeps me warm on the coldest nights offshore. These blankets also make a great parka to wrap up in after diving to keep the wind off and hold up in the harsh salt environment. Thanks for the generous donation to our prize table! Check out the website since they have a wide range of products or give them a call. Mambe Blanket Company (800) 760-7852 www.mambeblankets.com (http://www.mambeblankets.com/)
03-07-2011, 07:00 AM
Yet another first time sponsor of this years TBSC tournament is Aimrite/Neptonics Systems. Josh has developed a great reputation in the spearfishing community for the quality of his parts and Aimrite is synonymous with the highest level of quality and accuracy. They are sponsoring us at the $300 level. Thanks Josh!! Please check out their website at www.aimritespearfishing.com (http://www.aimritespearfishing.com/)
03-07-2011, 02:05 PM
A huge thanks to Capt. Gene from Zeagle Express as a gold sponsor this year with $600 in donated gear for the prize table. Captain Gene is definitely someone and gives back to our community by contuniously donating to many tournaments prize tables, FRA raffles etc. Please check out their website as they have a great variety of gear in addition to the complete Zeagle line. www.zeagleexpress.com (http://www.zeagleexpress.com/index.html)
03-07-2011, 02:10 PM
A huge thanks to Brian and Hatch since they are a gold sponsorship which will include a $510 pair of Hatch Carbon Reaction - Scuba fins. These have a reinforced kevlar tip for extra protection while utilizing the carbon for responsive kicking. Brian presented these fins to our club and a bunch of us ordered them for the durability and unique innovation. Brian and Hatch have generously donated guns in the past to the tournaments as well as the FRA raffles. We greatly appreciate the support and expect those fins to be one of the top prize picks. Visit their website to check out their complete line of high quality guns and fins. www.hatchcustoms.com (http://www.hatchcustoms.com/)
03-08-2011, 09:08 AM
We would like to welcome yet another brand new sponsor to this years TBSC Tournament! Leon with Adventure Outfitters has stepped up to become a $600 Gold Level Sponsor for this years TBSC Challenge! He has generously donated an assortment of Omer freediving gear - Omer Millenium Fins, Omer Alien Mask / Snorkel, Omer Excalibur Sport 100 Gun, as well as multiple gift certificates! Thank You Leon!
Adventure Oufitters is an outdoor retailer specializing in Local & International Adventure Travel, Hiking, Mountaineering, SCUBA, and Freediving! You can learn more about the professional gear and instruction they provide, as well as the worldwide adventure trips they run by visiting them at www.adventuretampa.com (http://www.adventuretampa.com/)
03-09-2011, 06:56 AM
Ben Harris with Aventures Under the Sea is also another first time sponsor for this years tournament! They are a full service dive shop and have come on board to sponsor the TBSC Challenge at the $300 level. Thanks Ben!! You can learn more about the top of the line brands, service, and training they offer by visiting them at 4218 Henderson Blvd in south Tampa, or by visiting their web site.
03-16-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm pleased to announce yet another first time sponsor for this years TBSC Tournament....TONYH20 Underwater Photography! They have graciously donated 4 of their limited edition prints for our prize table! A big thanks to Tony, Robbie, and Alaric for supporting this years TBSC tournament!
If your not familiar with Tony Ludovico's work, I highly encourage you to take a moment and check out the amazing collection of underwater phtographs, as well as the special Tony Ludivico line of Pelagic clothing they have available either by going to their website at www.tonyludovico.com or by visiting one of their local galleries. Gallery locations are in Tampa at 3405 South Dale Mabry Hwy, or in Sarasota at 50 North Tamiami Trail.
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03-17-2011, 09:41 AM
A new twist in our tournament this year is that we are awarding bonus points that will be added to your aggregate score for Lionfish! As a result we have another new sponsor which is "Acuspear" - They make a unique polespear specifically for lionfish! This polespear has a really innovative design that you will get a chance to see up close on this years prize table.
Thanks Jason and Acuspear! http://www.acuspear.com/
03-24-2011, 09:22 AM
AB Biller is a longtime supporter of the TBSC Challenge and many other FSDA events. They are a $600 Gold level sponsor again this year, donating a couple of their popular AB Biller spearguns to this year's Challenge. Thank you Mr Ditmar Biller and the AB Biller team.
03-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Hinda Promotions is a new $1,000+ Platinum level sponsor to this year's TBSC Challenge. In addition to their generous corporate contribution, their owner gave a very generous personal donation. We are very grateful for their support for this tournament.
Hinda Incentives-Online Incentive and Employee Recognition Merchandise Award Programs (http://www.hinda.com/)
03-25-2011, 06:56 AM
Spearing Magazine is a $1000 Platinum Sponsor this year and they have been a big supporter of our tournament the past couple years. Team Spearing Magazine has also taken their share of glass for a couple years in the TBSC tournament and can't wait to see what Team Spearing's junior team brings to the table this year. Thanks Charlie, Mike and crew!
If you haven't subscribed yet, you are missing the most insane spearfishing magazine out there....and it just keeps getting better!
03-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Aquatic Obsessions in St Petersburg, FL has been a sponsor of the TBSC since our first year and is a $1000 platinum sponsor this year as well. Capt. Bill is donating a certificate for one week's use of his timeshare at Ocean's Landing Resort in Cocoa Beach: a $750 value, and other prizes! Thanks to everyone at AO and Capt. Bill for all your ongoing support!!
Aquatic Obesessions is located at 6193 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 www.aodive.com (http://aodive.com/)
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03-28-2011, 10:50 AM
Divers Supply is donating to the prize table for the second year in a row. They have generously put together the Sea Elite EBS Back Plate with 60 pound lift wing. Feel free to visit them on line at Divers Supply - Discount Scuba Gear - Snorkeling Equipment - Largest Scuba Diving Equipment Selection! (http://www.divers-supply.com/) or visit their store in Tampa at 4349 Gunn Hwy Tampa, FL 33618 A huge thanks to Dave and the Divers Supply team!
03-29-2011, 07:38 AM
Mares is a returning sponsor and a $1,000 platinum sponsor this year. They are donating 75cm and 95cm spearguns from their new fiber glass Phantom series- a single-piece weapon made of nylon reinforced Cuttle-bone barrel with integrated shaft guide. Thank You Mares!!
04-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Once again Divebudz will be sponsoring the TBSC Challenge with gift certificates! We appreciate your ongoing support to the club as welll as our tournament! www.divebudz.com (http://www.divebudz.com/)
04-05-2011, 07:56 AM
General Propeller has graciously donated two $150 gift certificates for propeller reconditioning and balancing for our prize table this year. Thank you!! Check them out at General Propeller Co...Your ONLY stop for Props, Shafts, and Marine Hardware
04-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Nasco Distributor Sales is another new sponsor this year at the $600 Gold level.
Thanks to Frank and Nasco for your support!!
04-05-2011, 08:33 AM
Captain Earl with Wet Yet Scuba and Fishing Charters is donating five, two tank charters worth $75 a piece. Kyle from Divercity already chartered his entire boat for the tournament since Captain Earl always puts them on the fish!
Feel free to call for charter rates and information 727-271-7087. Charters depart from the private dock of Capt. Earl at: 6703 Saltwater Boulevard, Hudson Florida, 34667 Thanks Captain Earl for your generous contribution to the prize table!
04-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Lee's Taxidermy is donating another one of his hand finished fish mounts for the Tournament- this time he is working on a monster scamp that should be really cool. Lee is a returning sponsor and an active member of the TBSC and SPUC. Thank you Lee!
You can see some of Lee's amazing work here - www.lees-taxidermy.com (http://http//lees-taxidermy.com/)
04-05-2011, 08:49 AM
Ray Odor has been giving the shaft to everyone in the spearfishing community for years and has generously donated to all of the tournaments. This year he is donating shafts, powerheads, a pole spear etc. for the prize table. Please visit him online at Spearfishing Supplies by Ray Odor (http://www.spearfishing.cc/). Your site for the BEST PRICES ON SPEARS AND SPEAR FISHING ACCESSORIES.
If you do not find the shaft you're looking for, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call. Phone 813-971-3368 Fax 813-364-6367 Thanks again Ray for your support!
04-05-2011, 10:34 AM
Mark Ferguson with Ferg's Sports Bar is donating four Ray's Tickets and dinner for two. They are located at 1320 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL. Phone: (727) 822-4562 Email :email@example.com or check out their web site for more info Ferg's Sports Bar (http://fergssportsbar.com/)
Thanks Mark for your continued support!
04-05-2011, 10:38 AM
Lou Bonsey with Spearcrafters has also given to all of our past tournaments. He is once again donating some spears and as well as other products for the prize table again this year. For more information visit their web site at Spearcrafters Spearfishing Spear Shafts (http://www.spearcrafters.com/)
Thanks again Lou for your contributions!
04-06-2011, 10:12 PM
A big thanks to Heather Young Kendall for donating a beautiful custom made piece for this year's prize table! Using shells sourced throughout the world, Heather and her team create custom designs including; shell chandeliers, shell mirrors, decorative items, and interior shell work. Heather's pieces can be found in beautiful homes from Nantucket to Los Angeles. You can learn more about Heather and her creative services by visiting her website at www.elegantshells.com (http://elegantshells.com/)
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04-07-2011, 11:39 AM
Tampa Bay Spearfishing club is donating a new charcoal grill to the prize table. Retail value is over $300.
04-07-2011, 11:41 AM
Orca spearguns is a $300 sponsor this year, donating south african shafts and freediving gear.
Orca Spearfishing Equipment (http://www.orcaspearguns.com/)
04-07-2011, 11:43 AM
JBL Spearguns is a returning $600 sponsor and they are contributing a speargun, masks, float and knives. Guy Skinner, the owner of JBL, has brought a tremendous amount of quality and customer service to the brand, as well as being a frontline fighter alongside the FRA in the battle for your personal fishing rights.
04-07-2011, 11:45 AM
Atomic is a returning sponsor and a Silver level sponsor this year. They are donating a frameless mask and a pair of atomic split blade fins to this year's challenge. Atomic is a longtime supporter of the gulf dive community and organized spearfishing events.
04-10-2011, 08:38 PM
great tourney! way to go!
01-13-2012, 05:16 AM
Good work…unique site and interesting too… keep it up…looking forward for more updates.
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