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2010 BBO Big Bang! Open Tournament - July 16-18, 2010 The Biggest Spear Wars Battle in the Galaxies

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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ANNOUNCING THE SPEAR WARS
2010 BIGGEST BATTLE IN THE GALAXIES!

This year we are combining the traditional three tournament Blue Storm series into one massive event in one location at the Riviera Beach Marina which is the excellent Palm Beach Open venue. The tournament rules have been super-charged as follows:

Two Days of Hunting (not just one!)
Hunt Friday July 16 + Saturday July17 Weigh-in Sunday July 18

Two Sets of Prizes and Trophies!
For this tournament and for cumulative points for three years

Double Aggregate Points Scoring!
2010 aggregate scores will be doubled for prizes and trophies

In addition to a large prize table for this event, there is a special set of prizes and trophies for the cumulative top 30 winners of points earned over three years of participation in the Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournaments. Add your 2008 + 2009 points to the 2010 double points!

Check out www.spearwars.com for further details.

Note - the sponsors section of the SpearWars.com website is not complete - we will be updating this in the coming weeks.
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Here is the Tournament Flyer:

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Here attached in the PDF at the bottom of this post are the complete rules for the 2010 Big Bang! Open Tournament.

Please read the entire 5 pages of rules. But, I particularly call your attention to these three sections:

1.) SHOOTING DAYS

The Tournament shooting will be held for two days starting Friday, July 16, 2010 and ending Saturday, July 17, 2010.
Participants can start shooting upon sufficient light, and shoot each day until there is no longer sufficient light. In other
words, there is no need to rush. You have up to two days to get your diving drops and/or to enjoy the full benefit of what you may have paid for with a charter boat. However, you are NOT required to hunt two days if you decide one day is enough.
Participants agree and promise that only fish shot on Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, 2010 will be presented for weigh-in.
Voice stress lie detection examinations will be used randomly and selectively at the weigh-in to verify this promise and
compliance with other rules. If requested, you agree to submit to such an examination.

2.) FISH CATEGORIES




The maximum number of fish that a contestant can potentially enter is nine (9) including the wild card fish explained below.

* Note: Other species of legal Grouper, Snapper and Jack may be weighed, as well. They must of course be legal to harvest in federal and state waters. Other species might include Black Grouper, Yellowfin Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Dog Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellow Jack, Almaco Jack,.etc.

** this BBO reduction from 2 to 1 in the grouper/scamp category is caused by law changes on the east coast of Florida. Even though you have up to two days to hunt, we are allowing only one grouper to be weighed so that those who choose to hunt only one day will not be at a disadvantage.

*** we have added a “wild card fish” to offset the grouper reduction. Your wild card fish can be a barracuda or any fish now eligible in the above categories except you may not weigh in a second gag or black grouper. Therefore, you may still bring in nine fish as in the past and the maximum potential points will remain the same.

Note: fish measurement is based on the current measurement to fork or overall as required by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission no matter where the fish was harvested. Cobia, Jacks, Triggerfish and Hogfish are measured to the fork. The weighmaster has the final say on all fish being weighed.


3.) SPECIAL PRIZES AND TROPHIES FOR THE CUMULATIVE THREE YEAR SERIES SCORES

In addition to the above prizes and trophies for the 2010 competition only, there will be special prizes and trophies for the top 30 participants best cumulative series scores over three years of Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournaments including 2008 + 2009 + 2010. For purposes of this calculation, your 2010 points will be doubled. Thus, hunting for two days and doubling the earned points will properly align this 2010 event with the prior years. To qualify for this special multi-year competition, you must be registered in the 2010 BBO and you must weigh-in at least one fish and be present in person to receive your trophies and/or prizes.

There will be a total of three (3) Trophies up for grabs (based on what has already been manufactured):

1.) 2010 Big Bang! Series Overall Winner 2.) 2010 Big Bang! Series Best Freediver

3.) 2010 Big Bang! Series Best Female Diver
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Lastly, these are the current standings for the cumulative three years series scores. No matter where you stand going into this event, remember that many of these past participants may not compete this year and you will earn double points over two days of hunting that can significantly raise your cumulative score. Also, keep in mind that if you did not compete in the past years, there will still be a huge prize table and ten trophies to compete for in the main 2010 tournament. Please read the entire 5 pages of rules for details.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:37 AM   #5
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Re: SBO + KLO NOT! - Announcing the BIG BANG! OPEN TOURNAMENT in July 2010!

Lastly, these are the current standings for the cumulative three years series scores courtesy of our amazing weighmaster John Biggs. No matter where you stand going into this event, remember that many of these past participants may not compete this year and you will earn double points over two days of hunting that can significantly raise your cumulative score. Also, keep in mind that if you did not compete in the past years, there will still be a huge prize table and ten trophies to compete for in the main 2010 tournament. Please read the entire 5 pages of rules for details.








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Old 04-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #6
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Finally, I'm ranked higher and have more points than Dan Macmahon!!!!! I think I might like this idea!
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OK, Team Grady can ride this wave of change!




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Finally, I'm ranked higher and have more points than Dan Macmahon!!!!! I think I might like this idea!
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OK, Team Grady can ride this wave of change!

Well Len, I guess being in position number three puts your surfboard at the top of the "wave" LOL!
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Finally, I'm ranked higher and have more points than Dan Macmahon!!!!! I think I might like this idea!
Yep...looks like you and 63 others....thanks for pointing this out buddy!
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Yep...looks like you and 63 others....thanks for pointing this out buddy!
Don't feel bad I, (I mean we) will give you another chance at redemption.
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yeah Dan it only took JFJF 3 extra tournaments to beat you.
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dang Joel, your right behind your daddy again
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The question came up about Red Snapper being currently closed on the east coast. According to the attached, they should be open by tournament date in July for the east coast. Before posting this announcement, I had called the Gulf Council and they said last year the Gulf Red Snapper closure began August 15, 2009. We are watching these regulations and think there will be a window on the tournament dates July 16-18 where Red Snapper will be open on both coasts. Monitoring these regs is a challenge. We hear directly from Roy Crabtree that Amberjack may be closed in the Gulf shortly AFTER our event, but that timing could change also. Standing by on these closure issues, Tony



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The SAFMC has publically stated that they intend to follow up with a more permanent closure of red snapper. They even mention it in the flyer you attached. Seems awful risky to plan on it being open during the tournament, putting east coasters at a disadvantage to west coasters if it does remain closed.
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The SAFMC has publically stated that they intend to follow up with a more permanent closure of red snapper. They even mention it in the flyer you attached. Seems awful risky to plan on it being open during the tournament, putting east coasters at a disadvantage to west coasters if it does remain closed.
If the SAFMC closes the East Coast for Red Snappers, then I am quite sure that Tony will need to make an accommodation for that, most likely just dropping red snapper and possibly adding another fish. Maybe we can learn to shoot spadefish?
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