The Art Pinder Spearfishing Tournament, to honor Art Pinder’s legacy and benefit Team USA, is set for June 9th, 2018 out of Whisky Joe’s Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida.

The event will take place Rain or Shine (unless there is a small craft advisory). The Captain’s Meeting will take place Thursday June 7th at 7:30pm at Whisky Joe’s.

Free beer will be provided for the first 20 competitors that pay between now and the Captain’s Meeting.

Organizers are welcoming any gear, art or items of interest donated for a raffle and auction to help raise funds for Team USA.

The cost is US$65 ($45 for teens, free for those 12 and under) and includes: Entry, Long Sleeve shirt, food, open bar, raffle tickets, music, trophies, South Florida Freedivers annual membership and great camaraderie.

Non-competitor attendees are being asked to contribute $25 for the ceremony party; those 12 and under are Free.

The structure and rules are as follows:

Two-person teams consisting of any willing Freedivers male or female regardless of ages.

Categories: Primitive Gear, Guns, Professionals

Trophies (per category): 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Team and individuals (1st place individual holders in each category will be added to the Art Pinder perpetual trophy, donated by the Hartz Foundation).

Also trophies for top minnow (12 and under) teen (13-17), woman, senior (60-69) & Jurassic (70-plus)

Additionally, a special trophy will be handed out for the largest Cubera.

Fish Rules (Subject to change up to the tournament date): Honor System

10 fish to scale, plus unlimited Lionfish – 10 points per pound on an aggregate basis. And bonus points up to 10 pounds of trash from reefs (must have some growth) at 10 points per pound.

Territory: USA

For any additional information, check out the tournament’s Facebook Page or call tournament organizer Joe Fernandez at +1-305-562-1944.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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