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2018 BBO Big Bang! Open - July 20-22, 2018 The Biggest Spear Wars Battle in the Galaxies - A Big Blast!

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Old 06-24-2018, 02:05 PM   #1
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Cool 2018 Big Bang! Open registration is now open!


Hello everyone!

On July 20-22 of this year, the 2018 Spear Wars Big Bang! Open Spearfishing Tournament event takes place.

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

Thanks, Tony

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"Let the Games Begin!




July 20-21 Hunt Days + July 22 Weigh-in


Two Days of Hunting (not just one!)
Hunt Friday July 20 + Saturday July 21 Weigh-in Sunday July 22

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 same as last year, for 2018 we have a new excellent venue. Once again, 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 20, 2018 and ending Saturday, July 21, 2018.

The Weigh-in, Meal and Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, July 22, 2018 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.

The google maps link is:


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 22, 2018.

Click on the following links to the last seven years of BBO in the Tournament Archive section, especially if you have never been to these events.

The 2017 Big Bang Open Tournament GALACTIC BLAST Official Scoring and Photo Thread

2016 OFFICIAL Photo Thread - Armageddon at the Big Bang! Tournament - Clash Results - Photos, Scores & Winners!

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 2018, 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 2018 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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