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Old 05-12-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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Exclamation Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

One of the things that makes the Spearboard Open Spearfishing Tournament stand out is the richness of its prize table (actually a prize tent). The 2008 SBO Blue Storm Classic prize assortment will be keeping up the tradition. Throughout the Blue Storm Tournament Series there are six levels of sponsorship: Bronze ($600), Silver ($1,500), Gold ($2,400), Platinum ($4,500), Sapphire ($7,500) and Diamond ($9,000). Our 2008 goal was to have over $100,000 in prizes for the Blue Storm series and it looks like that will indeed happen before all is said and done.

The master list of sponsors for 2008 is presented at this link here:

http://www.spearwars.ambulanceproduc...d=48&Itemid=53

Over the coming days leading up to the tournament weekend on May 17-18, we will be announcing the additions of prizes to the prize tent. Here are just a few of the prizes that should whet your appetite.


PRIZE TENT – ROUND ONE

In this thread, let’s look at just six sponsors from different levels contributing to the prize table. There will be many more announced daily. Remember that the Spearboard Open is an “aggregate tournament” which means your trip to the prize table is determined by your aggregate fish score based on weight in several categories. The highest score goes first. The lowest score goes last. It is that simple. But, you’d be surprised how many contestants don’t realize this aspect of the Spearboard Open rules and don’t weigh-in their fish for every category. Bad mistake! - because there are prizes for everyone. There are also mystery tickets and trophies for biggest fish categories as well as female, junior and boat winners. For full details, please see the rules at this link:

http://www.spearboardopen.com/rules.htm

Go there and check out those rules to be sure you understand them.

Here is what the trophies looked like last year and the list of trophy categories. There will be a total of ten (10) Trophies up for grabs:

1. 2008 Spearboard Open Winner
2. 2008 Spearboard Open First Place Freediver
3. Largest Grouper
4. Largest Snapper
5. Largest Hogfish/Flounder
6. Largest Trigger/Sheepshead
7. Largest Amberjack or Cobia
8. Best Aggregate for Female Diver
9. Best Aggregate for Junior Diver
10. Best Boat

The 2008 Spearboard Open Winner (best overall aggregate), shall be awarded his or her trophy, and have first pick at the prize table. Each winner shall be awarded his or her trophy, and go to the prize table in accordance with his/her aggregate score.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
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Cool Re: Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

Let's start off with what is so far the biggest single prize at this year's SBO Classic.

From Rich Waters at Top Line Motor Sports in Hidson comes this amazing prize:

Your choice of a LF250b cruiser motorcycle or

a LF250st-5 All Terrain Vehicle

Check out the details at:

http://www.americanlifan.com/

Note - the retail value of each of these vehicles with dealer prep, shipping, etc. included is around $3,000. However, you must pay sales tax, tag and title as required by law in Florida.
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Here are some images of this sponsor Top Line Motor Sports.

A big thanks to Rich Waters!
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Next, we profile Florida Freedivers who has been a long time sponsor of the Spearboard Open. Mike and Cheryl run a first class operation in Palm beach County. There are donating a long list of prizes to the series toaling $4,500 in retail value.

Visit their website at this link:

http://www.flfreedivers.com/

Here are some recent images from their store.
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Re: Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

Let's profile a "classic" sponsor at the SBO - Zeagle Systems.

They are donating some great products for prizes.

The Stiletto BC— Zeagle's Rugged BCD For Travel or Local Diving

Check it out here on their website:

Stiletto BC – http://www.zeagle.com/index.php?src=...onal%20BCs
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Another cool Zeagle prize is the Flathead-XP

An Addition to the High-end of the Zeagle Regulator Line

Check out the details here at this link:

Flathead XP – http://www.zeagle.com/index.php?src=...ory=Regulators
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Another wonderful Blue Storm sponsor is Fasteners South. Stephen Sanders is providing some great prizes.
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Re: Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

Coming in at the Silver Sponsor level is Chad Carney who is an instructor that covers it all - from freediving to tech diving with spearfishing throughout. Chad has over 30 years of experience diving and spearfishing.

Chad is donating a 50/50 combination of training certificates and dive gear.

Visit Chad's website right here at this link:

http://www.floridaskindiver.com/
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The last sponsor I will profile in today's prize thread is a fellow many of us know and love - Ray Odor. Ray has been an SBO sponsor for years and everyone enjoys seeing him and his lovely wife at the SBO. Ray is a gentleman and friend to all who encounter him. And, he makes some high quality spearfishing supplies.

Below I have attached a pdf file of the Spearfishing Magazine Old Salts profile of Ray Odor that will give you some fascinating reading. Way to go Ray!

Visit Ray's website right here at this link:

http://www.spearfishing.cc/
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Re: Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

Tony... are all these prizes table picks, or are the big ticket items, like the motorcycle, going to be raffled?


Also, is there really goiug to be 100K of prizes on the table THis post seems to represent about $5k in prizes...

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Re: Watch Out ! - A "Blue Storm" of Prizes is here!

Hey, those motorcycles are dangerous... no one should pick that. I'll take it off the table for everyones safety when my turn comes up.
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This List looks incredible, Way to go !
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