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O-Sea-D Claims Their 1st Saltwater Slam Victory With Record Setting Weight

June 11, 2013

June 10, 2013

 

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Contact:                Jamie Bunn

                                    Bluewater Movements, Inc.

                                    954-725-4010

                                    jbunn@bluewatermovements.com

 

O-Sea-D Claims Their 1st Saltwater Slam Victory With Record Setting Weight

POMPANO BEACH, FL- With kites ready and balloons full, 105 boats cleared Hillsboro Inlet on Saturday, June 8th for the 18th annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam. A $200,000 purse intensified the fishing fever and the search for the hot bite was on.

A well-known team to the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, Team O-Sea-D, went south for the day anticipating that they would find their winning catch in Miami.  4 Kings and 4 Tunas later, Team O-Sea-D’s intuition was spot on.  O-Sea-D set a new tournament record with a staggering 187.21-pound total to claim their first ever victory in the Saltwater Slam.  Captain Matt White and his team brought home a payout of over $11,000. White also earned the Top Captain award, which included a premium gift basket from Captain Morgan Rum.  

Finishing in 1st place is not the only way to bring home some green in the Saltwater Slam. The 5th place team, Spiced Rum III won over $20,000 by dominating four categories, the heaviest fish, Big Mack, the Big 3 and the Holy Mackerel.  In addition, Sherri Beswick of Spiced Rum III won Top Female Angler. Scott Preston of Worth the Wait won the title of Top Male Angler. Top Junior Angler was claimed by Hunter Irvine of Young Guns and Jack Ozyp of Wet Hooker won one of the newer categories, Top Senior Angler. A new team to the Slam, one of the GreenHorn TNT winners, Liquid Fire prevailed as the Top Family as well as the top Greenhorn team in the tournament. Liquid Fire also won the charity division where half of the profits were donated to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

O-Sea-D was not the only team to eclipse the existing aggregate weight record in the Saltwater Slam.  Covered Up, posted 173.8 pounds of fish in 2nd place, roughly 23 pounds better than the previous record as well.  Captain Rob Deignan and his Covered Up team collected near $10,000 in 2nd place.  Team Tito’s Vodka finished in 3rd with 161.1 points, which would also have been enough to break the record.  They earned over $6,000 in 3rd place.

There are two things that the PBSC tournaments are never short on – great competition and great parties. At the Saltwater Shootout, teams showed off their dances moves to win a Jagermesiter Machine. This time around, another spirit sponsor, Tito’s Vodka, challenged teams to see if they had the ‘Tito’s Voice’ in a singing competition fashioned after the highly popular Voice TV show.  Three teams stepped up to the challenge. Participants belted it out to win a limited edition signed Tito’s guitar and other authentic Tito’s Vodka memorabilia.  Danny Blackwell from Get r Wet impressed the judges and wowed the crowd to prove that he, in fact, had the Tito’s Voice!

The Saltwater Slam is the second leg in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit and the last chance for teams to qualify for the invite only, championship leg of the circuit, the Saltwater Showdown.  At the end of the tournament trail in August, the team with the most points over the three legs will be awarded the Showdown Crown, champion rings and a nice payout compliments of Simrad Electronics. After two events, team Doing it All and team Worth the Wait, are in a dead tie for the Showdown Crown title. 

The final leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit takes place August 1st-4th. For more information on the Saltwater Showdown visit www.saltwatershowdown.com or call 954-725-4010. For a complete list of Slam results visit http://www.bluewatermovements.com/slam_results/

 

 



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