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Old 08-19-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Here are the preliminary results for 2006 St. Pete Open which happened today along with a few images:

Grouper - John Schmidt - 78.84 lbs.

Amberjack - Rick Hampton 94.94 lbs.*

Hogfish - DJ Strott, Jr. - 16.22 lbs.

Lobster - John Hermes - 7.60 lbs

Snapper - Julian Cruz - 16.98 lbs.

Sheepshead - Ritchie Zacker - 11.64 lbs. *

Cobia - Sasa Bratic - 30.24 lbs.


* These are tournament historical records

Note: the Billy Howell Ford leaderboard shown here is an early version that changed later.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Very nice all.!
Nice grouper John.!!!!


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Old 08-20-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Here is the live report from the Prize ceremony at SPO 2006. First is SPUC President Denny O'Hern presenting my good friend John Schmidt (a.k.a. Screen Name) - The King of SPO 2006 - with his first place grouper trophy (78.84 lbs.) which entitled him to first pick at the prize table. Next photo is John's prize choice of a Burt Lancaster Gyotaku Fish Rubbing.

Contact Burt at 813-961-5132 and get your own fish rubbing art work.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #4
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Here is second prize table pick with first place Biggest Snapper (16.98 lbs.) winner Julian Cruz with his trophy.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:24 PM   #5
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Here is Rick Hampton with SPO third prize table pick ranking which is the first place Biggest Amberjack (94.94 lbs.) - a historical tournament record breaker. Great work Rick!
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #6
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Here is DJ Strott fourth prize pick with the first place Biggest Hogfish (16.22 lbs.) !
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:36 PM   #7
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Fifth prize table pick was Sasa Bratic with the first place biggest cobia (30.24 lbs.) !
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:50 PM   #8
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Awesome Tony...thanks for the quick report...congrats to all!.....I tried to make down....but had some personal stuff to attend to


Congrats John.....King of the 2006 SPO ...btw beatiful fish
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #9
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Sixth prize choice is John Hermes with first place biggest lobster of 7.6 lbs.
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

And last of the first place trophies is Ritchie Zacker with the first place biggest sheepshead (11.64 lbs.).

This was also a historical tournament record breaker. Congrats Ritchie!
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Congrats to all!
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

This was my first spearfishing tournament(only been diving since April) and I want to say that it was incredible!!!!!!!! I met some great people. I also didnt do to bad. I placed 8th(out of 11) out of the women and 94th overall out of 200+ competitors. Going to keep on shooting and im looking forward to next years tournament already. Thanks babe for introducing me to this absolutly amazing underwater world.
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Just a Thankyou, To all @ SPO. Great Tourny !! Had a good time. Meeting lot's of other members, Talking w/ Those I've got to know, in the last year.
Can't wait to do it all over again. S P U C Thanks, Dave
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:16 PM   #14
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

Can't figure out how in the pictures of the leaderboard early on someone was leading with a 17+lb. Hog and and the end a 16lber won it?

CB's girl....glad you could make it and had a good time. Guess those lobster weren't as big as CB thought huh? He thought he had it all wrapped up last week....
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Re: Results for 2006 St. Pete Open

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Can't figure out how in the pictures of the leaderboard early on someone was leading with a 17+lb. Hog and and the end a 16lber won it?
There was an error in the scoring and no changes were going to be made to the leaderboard until all the weigh slips were confirmed.
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