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    Default 2015 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge

    2015 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge will be held again at Ferg's Sports Bar/ Grille
    Dates are:
    Wed. April 1st - Kickoff Party/ Early Registration 7:30P.M. Ferg's Sports Bar 1320 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33705
    Wed. April 1st - Early registration ends at midnight
    Fri. April 10th - Captains Meeting/ A.O. Dive Shop(aodive.com | Home) 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
    Sat. April 11th - Spearfish Tournament Day/ Dawn till Dusk
    Sun. April 12th - Weigh-in 10:30A.M./ Awards Ceremony at Ferg's Sports Bar
    Early Adult Registration: $70, Junior: $55, After April 1st : Adult: $80, Junior: $65
    Only one (1) Rain date : May 15th, 16th, 17th, 2015.
    Rules and Tournament waiver are out!
    -tbsc_challengetourneyrules_waiver2015final-pdf
    FergsSportsBar.com
    Follow this event on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/6584...y_type=regular
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    Brent, thanks for posting the tournament details! I can't wait for the tournament and look forward to being at Fergs again. As always the sponsors are stepping up to create an even larger prize table than years past. We had over 185 paid registered shooters last year so make your plans now and help us exceed 200! Thanks in advance for everyone's help and support especially all the other clubs like the SUCS. They had an amazing fish fry for the Sheeps Head scramble Sunday and were making plans for this years TBSC. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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    I hope to shoot this year, but as of now the boat has not motors. If it continues that way, I am still in and sheepheads from shore will be the ticket. Either way, I m in!
    Aquatic Obsessions Dive Shopwww.AOdive.com
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    Can't wait ... if the boat is ready we will be challenging everyone for the big fish trophies! The backup plan is to shoot for aggregate like everyone else which will be fun too (and a lot less fuel). It's an awesome event, can't wait to get some scouting in and get ready for the tournament :-)

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    Looking forward to seeing the rules. This will be my (and my team's) first tournament ever. Also trying to get a sponsor.

    Question - what goes on during the Captain's meeting? Is it a requirement to attend? And can you launch your boat from pretty much anywhere along the coast (I usually launch out of NPR) and then on weigh-in day you just bring your cooler of fish to the weigh-in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickled Pelican View Post
    Question - what goes on during the Captain's meeting? Is it a requirement to attend? And can you launch your boat from pretty much anywhere along the coast (I usually launch out of NPR) and then on weigh-in day you just bring your cooler of fish to the weigh-in?
    This year's official tournament rules should be public shortly but last year's were something to the effect of one diver per boat was required to attend the Captain's meeting where any last minute rule changes were announced (generally speaking there is a last minute change or two in most tournaments). On Saturday boats were allowed to launch and hunt their local waters so long as they adhered to the dawn-to-dusk time frame. On Sunday shooters brought their coolers up to Ferg's Sports Bar and had to be in the weigh-in line by the designated time. After your fish are weighed you can go party and enjoy the prize ceremony.
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    Thanks for the info, Milo!

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    Sorry for the delay. The rules and registration should be out next week some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickled Pelican View Post
    Also trying to get a sponsor.
    Have you put together a formal RFP (Request For Proposal) so that the multiple Fortune 500 companies that are doubtless drooling at this opportunity can start putting their bid packages together? Instead are you going the single billionaire benefactor route such as Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, or an unnamed Russian oil tycoon?

    I would love to be your sponsored spearfishing team's manager. I can take care of finances, media, merchandising, support team personnel etc so that it frees you to focus on what you and your team do best!
    This post has been rated R for graphic fish violence, strong language, crude humor, and pervasive gunnel hunching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive4Blood View Post
    Have you put together a formal RFP (Request For Proposal) so that the multiple Fortune 500 companies that are doubtless drooling at this opportunity can start putting their bid packages together? Instead are you going the single billionaire benefactor route such as Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, or an unnamed Russian oil tycoon?

    I would love to be your sponsored spearfishing team's manager. I can take care of finances, media, merchandising, support team personnel etc so that it frees you to focus on what you and your team do best!
    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dive4Blood View Post
    Have you put together a formal RFP (Request For Proposal) so that the multiple Fortune 500 companies that are doubtless drooling at this opportunity can start putting their bid packages together? Instead are you going the single billionaire benefactor route such as Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, or an unnamed Russian oil tycoon?

    I would love to be your sponsored spearfishing team's manager. I can take care of finances, media, merchandising, support team personnel etc so that it frees you to focus on what you and your team do best!
    No, but thank you for your offer. I had no trouble getting a sponsor for our team, but unfortunately cannot attend the tournament due to work commitments at the hospital. Perhaps next year - hopefully my sponsor will still be able to donate some prizes for the prize table, and if I can attend the St. Pete open they'll sponsor us for that.

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    Being you cant go, can your sponsor be my sponsor? Cover fuel, tank fill, new gun bands, new shafts, lost/bent shafts, food, beverage, tournament entry, raffle tickets, additional charity donations, expenses?
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    Can't wait! Team Armour Vienna Sausages/Krispy Kreme is already putting together our float plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoogboats9883 View Post
    Being you cant go, can your sponsor be my sponsor? Cover fuel, tank fill, food, beverage, tournament entry, raffle tickets, additional charity donations, expenses?
    I'll check with them.

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    Stoked for the tournament this year! Can't wait to see everyone out there!
    -Dane

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaPanther View Post
    Can't wait! Team Armour Vienna Sausages/Krispy Kreme is already putting together our float plan!
    Team Armour Vienna Sausages - I thought you guys were Team Wet and Soggy Fried Chicken (Oh, wait that not you guys, thats 4 the 3 team)
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    I want to see some more freedivers out there this year! Conditions are improving fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreedivinFool View Post
    I want to see some more freedivers out there this year! Conditions are improving fast!
    My boat is doing freedive only and I believe Austin's boat is too, so you may be in for some competition this year Dane.
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    It is shaping up to be another great tournament, looking forward to the free beer signups and chance to win the free dive computer.

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