Sorry to be so net, but the Semana Master in Palma de Mallorca is definitely the best spearfishing competition in terms of organization, atmosphere and level of the participants. Friendship, sport, excellent location, professional organization in every detail makes the Semana Master the point of reference for what concerns international spearfishing competitions. Every spearfisherman and spearfisherwoman should participate to this extraordinary event and all organizers should take a look and inspiration from this highly professional competition. On top, the charity done with the catches given to the SOS Mamas association.
The FBDAS (Federación Balear de Actividades subacuáticas), with the partnership of FEDAS and CMAS, have been organizing 21 editions of the Open Ciutat de Palma and 20 editions of the Master Ciutat de Palma. Along the way FBDAS has included the CMAS World Cup for nations, this year reaching its 6° edition and the Brands Cup, this year at its 5° edition. With the positive work by CMAS in including women in the spearfishing competitions, this year the CMAS Women’s Cup Ciutat de Palma will also be held will take place for the 3° time.
The results of the last edition (2020)
With COVID pandemic stopping many events, the last Semana Master Ciutat de Palma has stopped for two years (2021 and 2022). This year though it is ready to start again in all its special attractiveness and charisma. A special Tribute of this edition will be made to Andrés Sureda Milán, the former FEDAS national coach, and a key element in the organization of the Semana Master.
The last edition of this fantastic event has been held in 2020, with a great result by Giacomo De Mola (Pathos) becoming the new “maestro”, winning the Master trophy. In the Brands Cup Beuchat wonder team with Oscar Cervantes, Daniel Gospic and the lead of no less than Pedro Carbonell, has won. The CMAS Women’s Cup has seen the triumph of the World Champion Malen Sart (Spetton). In the CMAS World Cup an amazing France has won, and we will soon publish an article on their possible comeback to the CMAS World Championship this year!
The XX Master Ciutat de Palma will take place on the 27th of January 2023. The competition will be individual and will last 5 hours. The Master competition is exclusive for the athletes invited by the organization, which makes this trophy of extremely high level. The invited athletes must have obtained one of the following results:
- Won a World Championship
- Have classified among the top 10 in the last World Championship
- Have won an edition of the Master Ciutat de Palma
- One Italian athlete is included as Italy has organized the 2020 World Championship
- One Tunisian athlete is included as Tunisia has organized the 2021 Euro-African Championship
- One athlete per commercial brand that participates as team in the CMAS World Cup for Brands
The complete particular rules of the XX Master can be read at this link.
III CMAS Women’s Cup
On the same day of the Master also the III CMAS Women’s Cup will take place. This competition is individual, will last 5 hours. All women athletes with need a valid licence from the Federation and a Spearfishing licence.
The complete particular rules of the III CMAS Women’s Cup can be read at this link.
VI CMAS World Cup (National Teams)
The VI CMAS World Cup for National Teams will be held on the 28th of January and will last 6 hours. The national teams that have agreed their participation with the organization will be able to compete in this event. The competition will be held in teams of maximum 3 athletes, but could also consist of only two athletes plus a boatman. Only two of the three athletes will be able to be in the water at once.
The complete particular rules of the VI CMAS World Cup can be read at this link.
V Brands World Cup
The V° Brands World Cup will take place on the 28th of January and will last 6 hours. Every brand can participate with only one team. The team will be made of maximum 3 athletes, but can be made of 2 athletes and a boatman. As for the National teams World Cup only two athletes at once can be in the water.
The complete particular rules of the V Brands World Cup can be read at this link.
XXI Open Ciutat de Palma (X memorial Sebastiá Carbonell)
The XXI Open Ciutat de Palma ( X memorial Sebastiá Carbonell) will be a teams competition. It will be held on the 28th of January and will last 6 hours. There will be maximum 3 athletes per team, but they can be 2 plus a boatman. Maximum 2 athletes at once will be able to be in the water during the competition.
The complete particular rules of the XXI Open can be read at this link.
General program of the Semana Master Ciutat de Palma 2023 Tribute to Andrés Sureda Milán
24 JANUARY 2023
12:00 Presentation in the town hall of Palma of the Semana Máster de Pesca submarina y Tribute to Andrés Sureda Milán
19:00 Welcome to the participants at the tent of the Club Nautico Portixol
20:00 Presentation of the events
27 JANUARY 2023
8:00 Reunion at the Club Nautico Portixol
9:00 Start of the MASTERS Ciutat de Palma and the CMAS WOMEN’S CUP
14:00 End of the competitions
15:30 Argentinian roast prior to weighing
16:00 Weighing and awarding of medals
28 JANUARY 2023
8:00 Reunion at the Club Nautico Portixol
9:00 Start of the CMAS WORLD CUP (nations), the BRANDS WORLD CUP (commercial brands) and the Open CIUTAT DE PALMA TROF. SAN SEBASTIAN “Memorial Sebastián Carbonell ”
15:00 End of the competitions
15:30 “Lunch” offered by restaurant Cala Mandía and SOS Mamas
16:30 Weighing of the catches and awarding of medals
21:30 Restaurant BINICOMPRAT: Closing dinner, awards ceremony for all competitions and Tribute to Andrés Sureda Milán (Former FEDAS national coach)