CHARLIE STURGILL POLE SPEAR MEET

1966-Present
Year Name (Meet/Dive) Location Pt’s
1966 Roy Katin Dana Pt. ?
1967 Roy Katin 2 Salt Creek S. Laguna 34.15
1968 Al Schneppershoff Jr. Corral Beach N. Laguna 108.00
1969 Terry Maas Salt Creek ?
1970 Bob Donnell Aliso Creek S. Laguna 88.25
1971 Skip Hellen Aliso Creek 94.50
(New Era) CDFG law change (Max #20 fish bag limit/#5 fish per species)
1972 Roy Katin 3 Dana Pt. 49.00
1973 Bob Donnell 2 Wind & Sea La Jolla ?
1974 Terry Maas 2 San Clemente Beach N. 55.938
1975 Terry Maas 3 Corral Beach 82.375
1976 Bob Donnell 3 Corral Beach 47.90
1977 Terry Maas 4 Bass Rock Ventura 74.938
1978 Gary Thompson Leo Carrillo South VCL 80.376
1979 Gary Thompson 2 Corral Beach N Laguna 60.375
1980 Gary Thompson 3 Leo Carrillo North VCL 73.875
1981 Gary Thompson 4 Doheny Beach S. Laguna 53.00
1982 Terry Maas 5 Cabrillo Beach San Pedro 57.688
1983 Brian Donnell Cabrillo Beach 60.813
1984 John Ernst Cabrillo Beach 65.625
1985 John Ernst 2 Cabrillo Beach 46.50
1986 Paul Major Salt Creek 64.75
1987 Bob Brennan Cabrillo Beach ?
1988 John Ernst 3 Scramble Meet 71.00
1989 Gary Thompson 5 Scramble 85.00
1990 Gary Thompson 6 Scramble ?
                                    (Limit change #3 fish per species)
1991 Gary Thompson 7 Scramble ?
1992 Gary Thompson 8 Salt Creek ?
1993 Gary Thompson 9 Scramble 59.250
1994 Gary Thompson 10 Scramble 58.375
1995 Paul Major 2 Scramble 54.375
1996 Paul Major 3 Scramble 29.00
1997 Skip Hellen 2 Scramble 81.00
1998 Skip Hellen 3 Scramble 63.10
1999 Skip Hellen 4 Scramble 86.70
2000 Ryan Deuel Scramble 94.00
2001 Ryan Deuel 2 Scramble 88.00
2002 Ryan Deuel 3 Scramble 104.00
2003 Ryan Deuel 4 Scramble 74.96
                             (Sheephead out of season for 2003 meet)
2004 Ryan Deuel 5 Scramble 104.88
2005 Ryan Deuel 6 Scramble 72.00
                  (Limit change #1 Sheephead and #3 ocean perch total)
2006 Rich Balta Scramble 96.36
2007 Rich Balta 2 Scramble 83
2008 Brandon Whalers Scramble 85?
2009 Rich Balta 3 Scramble 82.8
2010 Rich Balta 4 Scramble 82.92
2011 Rich Balta 5 Scramble 94.6
2012 Ryan Moore * Scramble @125.42
2013 Rich Balta 6 Scramble 95.35
2014 Richard Balta 7 Scramble ?
2015 Richard Balta 8 Scramble 98
2016 Ryan Dewel 7 Scramble 56
2017 Richard Balta 9 Scramble 85.48

INTERESTING MEET TRIVIA

(#41) MEET WINNERS
MOST WINS:
Gary Thompson #10

Multiple Winners:
Gary Thompson #10, (1978-81/89-94)
Ryan Deuel #6, (2000/01/02/03/04/05)
Terry Maas #5, (1969/74/75/77/82)
Richard Balta #5, (2006/07/09/10/11)
Skip Hellen #4, (1971/97/98/99)
Roy Katin #3, (1966/67/72)
Bob Donnell #3, (1970/73/76)
John Ernst #3, (1984/85/88)
Paul Major #3, (1986/95/96)

Consecutive wins:
Gary Thompson #6, (1989-94) #4, (1978-81)
Ryan Deuel #6, (2000-05)
Richard Balta #2, (2006-07) #3, (2009-2011)
Skip Hellen #3, (1997-99)
Roy Katin #2, (1966-67)
Terry Maas #2, (1974-75)
John Ernst #2, (1984-85)
Paul Major #2, (1995-96)

@Largest winning fish:
Ryan Moore 40.42 lbs. White Sea Bass (2012)

Winning point total breakdown:
Highest winning scores:
Old Era (no bag limit):

Albert Schneppershoff II 108.00 (1968)
*New Era (20 fish Max. bag limit / 3 Fish per species / 1 Sheephead):
Ryan Moore 125.42 (2012)

Over 100 #5:
Ryan Moore 125.42 (2012)
Albert Schneppershoff Jr. 108 (1968)
Ryan Deuel #2, 104.88 (2004) & 104 (2002)
Richard Balta 103.22 (2004) 2nd place Only 100+ to not win


90-100 #5:
Richard Balta #3, 96.36 (2006), 94.6 (2011) & 95.35 (2013)
Skip Hellen 94.5 (1971)
Ryan Deuel 94 (2000)

80-90 #13:
Richard Balta #4, 83 (2007), 82.8 (2009), 82.92 (2010), 94.6 (2011)
Skip Hellen #4, 81 (1997), 86.7 (1999), 89 (2000), 87.5 (2001)
Gary Thompson #2, 80.376 (1978), 85 (1989)
Bob Donnell 88.25 (1970)
Ryan Deuel 88 (2001)
Terry Maas 82.375 (1975)

70-80 #5:
60-70 #5:
50-60 #6:
40-50 #2:
30-40 #1:
20-30 #1: Paul Major 29 (1996)

Average winning score of #41 scores: 74.857 points
Winning scores over 60 points: #30
Winning scores under 60 points: #11

More Trivia:
Most years between wins #26: Skip Hellen (1971-97)