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CONSTANT LOYALTY: New Mobile Rewards Program for Paintball Fields

New Mobile Technology Coming to Paintball

New program is designed to get players to fields and keep them coming back.

For immediate release:

Constant Loyalty is a new mobile-based loyalty rewards company that is driven to help grow field play and encourage new players to join the game. Developed by Ron Goldblatt a long time marketing professional in the paintball industry, the new “Play Now” program was created with some of the top fields in the game to create a North American program to drive player participation. Constant Loyalty is part of the SMS Masterminds network with 150 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

 

Mike Peverill from Pev’s Paintball stated, “This new program is exactly what every field needs. It combines mobile technology with the proven loyalty Return Pass and Player Pass programs and takes the How to Market Your Paintball Field book to a whole new level. This is truly the next big thing needed in paintball.” Other fields in or committed to the program include CPX Sports, Hell Survivors, Drop Zone Paintball and Flag Raiders in Canada.

 

CPX Loyalty Merchandising

 

It starts with the popular Free Player Pass/Return Pass with a complete mobile-based loyalty program.

 

What Constant Loyalty offers:

  • Personalized keyword to promote a field’s free player pass offer.
  • Loyalty program to encourage players to play more often.
  • Automated broadcasts to encourage players to come back.
  • Customized monthly program to bring in new players.

 

Ron Goldblatt, the owner of Constant Loyalty stated, “A field’s customer database is their most important asset and mobile is the way to reach them effectively. Emails are good but open rates are declining, return passes work but they are usually lost or misplaced and new players are tough to reach. The solution is a loyalty program tied to text marketing with a 95% open rate.”

 

Constant Loyalty VIP Rewards program includes:

  • Free electronic kiosk to capture player phone numbers on each visit
  • Customized merchandising with personalized field keyword to build awareness
  • Training for owner and staff to expand subscribers
  • Ongoing monthly support with a network of 150 mobile specialists nationwide

 

As an introductory Quick Start offer there are no hardware fees, no long term contracts, the set up fee has been reduced to $99 and the monthly fee is only $99. Plus, if you join now you will get unlimited messages for the remainder of 2014 at no cost for a database of players up to 1,000.

 

Constant Loyalty will be at the World Cup this week and is looking for a select number of fields to participate in the Quick Start program. To learn more, email info@ConstantLoyalty.com or call

1-888-510-2342. Only a select number of fields will be eligible for this Quick Start program. The Web site is located at www.ConstantLoyalty.com.

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3 Rivers 30th Anniversary

 

 

 

 Three Rivers Paintball Celebrates 30th Anniversary –

And You’re Invited!

One of the first and longest running paintball sites in the United States, Three Rivers Paintball in Pittsburgh, will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary August 3rd & 4th, with a weekend long Big Game and Player Party Saturday night. Pricing has been discounted for the festivities and the Player Party sponsored by Valken is FREE!

The upcoming weekend is designed to allow attendees to play one or two days with free camping available. Tippmann will be on hand to offer the Target Shoot which is a timed, skillbased event with prizes. There will also be the fun elements of the Player Party that attendees love: Paintballs Got Talent and The Search for Excellence Awards. Entry forms can be found on the website. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the weekend will go to support the Paintball Scholarship Foundation!

Three Rivers Paintball was the location for the International Amateur Open from 1991 to 2006 and was the mecca within the industry offering a conference, tournament, trade show and parties galore over a five-day period. Hundreds of Pro-Players got their start at the world- class event that offered something for everyone. Their mantra was,

Unforgettable Memories are the Most Enduring Trophies of All”

Early Bird Registrations run until July 15th offering 200 Free Paintballs! Don’t Miss the Fun! www.TRPaintball.com or call 724-935-6100

 

Three Rivers Paintball • 282 Rochester Road • Freedom PA 15042

Tippmann and Greg Hastings to Continue Promoting Paintball Around the World

Effort includes support of 2013 Tour of Duty as well as Tippmann’s Crossover and new Intrepid goggle

Fort Wayne, Ind.Tippmann Sports is pleased to continue its relationship with Greg Hastings and help promote the 2013 Tour of Duty, a joint effort to generate excitement about paintball around the globe and bring new players into the game. During this year’s tour, Hastings will be utilizing the Crossover marker from Tippmann at some of the most popular paintball events worldwide as well as wearing the new Intrepid dual pane thermal goggle, which will be available from Tippmann this spring. To view Hastings and his Tippmann Crossover in action, simply visit www.YouTube.com/NJNinja07 and subscribe.

Greg does a great job connecting with players of all ages and skill levels, so we’re excited to continue our relationship with him,” said Ron Goldblatt, director of marketing for Tippmann Sports. “And, of course, it means a lot to us that one of the most well known and respected players in the game chooses to use our Crossover and new Intrepid goggle when taking the field.”

Those attending the 2013 Tour of Duty will have a fun opportunity to meet and play with Hastings and also demo his latest paintball video game. Greg Hastings Paintball “Fields of Battle” brings fast-paced paintball excitement to all iOS and many Android-based devices, including Ouya and Kindle Fire. Look for some terrific in-game Tippmann products when the game drops this spring.

The current schedule for the 2013 Tour of Duty is as follows:

 

To receive more information or updates about the 2013 Tour of Duty, be sure to “Like” Tippmann (www.Facebook.com/Tippmann) and Hastings (www.Facebook.com/NJNinja) on Facebook. Additional details about the individual events will also be available on the Tippmann website at www.Tippmann.com.

 About Tippmann Sports:

As an industry leader manufacturing paintball products in the USA for more than 25 years, Tippmann Sports is dedicated to quality construction as well as advancing paintball technology and design. The company serves the global paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as its warehouse near Tournai, Belgium. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

The New Phonebook Is Here! errrr I mean THE LATEST ISSUE OF PB2X IS HERE!

New
            Issue - PaintballX3 January 2013 Live & Free

PaintballX3 January 2013 Issue
The latest, greatest issue of PaintballX3 Magazine is now available for your FREE viewing, reading, posting, commenting, rating and emailing pleasure. This issue features a 2012 PSP & NPPL Recap as well as a 2013 season preview. The January 2013 Issue also has interviews with Shane Colby of Omaha Vicious and Gregory Studley of the VA Chapter of the CPPA, as well as New Products, News, Scoop and more. Check it out HERE.

PB Extravaganza Brings Back the Voucher!

VOUCHER  PROGRAM  RETURNS TO

PAINTBALL  EXTRAVAGANZA  INTERNATIONAL!

 

The popular $100 Product Voucher Program will be returning to the 2013 Paintball Extravaganza International by attendee demand.  Each registered business will receive $600 of vouchers to be used at participating exhibitors for product orders placed at the event.  Attend the event – $600 of product in your pocket – no strings attached!

 

Participating exhibitors:

 

DYE Precision

GI Sportz

KEE Action Sports

Planet Eclipse

Tippmann Sports

Valken

 

Visit all the exhibitors and take advantage of the many show specials that will be available only to the stores and fields that attend Paintball Extravaganza International.

Visit over 45 exhibitors displaying products & services and participate in over 100 hours of classes and seminars at Paintball Extravaganza International.  To register or for more information:   www.pb-events.com   This is the “Can’t Miss Paintball Event of the Year”!

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TAKE OFF – A Film Designed to Promote Mil-Sim in France

This walked through the door this afternoon:

“I’m here to present you a french project. This project aims to promote Mil-Sim in France and abroad.”

“Take Off” is a short movie project that will promote the discipline of Mil-Sim across France and perhaps even beyond our borders.”

And then they directed me to this trailer (which looks pretty darned good even if you don’t speak French).

RAP4’s 468 Goes Airborne


468 AIRBORNE VIDEO

 

Real Action Paintball wants you to train like you’re going to fight with our new 468, the most intense paintball marker available! We just took an operator up in a plane, strapped a 468 across his chest, and kicked him out the door over Southern California. He popped his chute and landed with precision, his 468 ready for battle.

Designed to replicate the look, feel, ergonomics, and operation of an M4 carbine, we also built our new 468 to be true to the M4’s battle-hardened toughness. We regularly put production models through grueling field tests to ensure that they’re tough as nails, accurate as lasers, and ready for anything, so that you can confidently train – or play – under intense real-world combat conditions with absolute faith in your 468. They’ve survived being dropped, buried in sand, thrown from moving vehicles, run over by SUVs…and of course, strapped to our airborne operator as he fell through the sky.

…and you’ll notice how the 468 is visually indistinguishable from the M4 carbine. That’s because our 468 uses a magazine-fed action, collapsible stocks just like on battle-issue rifles, and forearms that provide the same RIS accessory attachment points as military issue arms. That spring-powered magazine even holds your paint in the chamber under constant spring pressure for positive feeding from any angle…which also prevents chopping. Go ahead and fire it as fast as you like, with absolute confidence.

The 468 is a flattop twin of the M4, with a mil-spec accessory rail running the length of the receiver and connecting to the accessory rail atop the forearm. Three more accessory rails on the forearm allow you to attach lights and lasers, NVG gear and even grenade launchers! You can outfit your 468 for CQB, build the ultimate sniper platform, or strike a happy medium with just those accessories you absolutely need to carry.

Then you can outfit a second 468 upper receiver for a different style of mil-sim paintball, and when you need to adapt to the mission, you can swap out upper receivers…at the push of the two body pins that secure the two-piece receiver – just like a military-issue M4 weapon platform!

Gear-up with the new 468, and train like you’re going to fight. Even if that means an airborne insertion into your next scenario, you’ll have the absolute confidence that comes with carrying the 468!

Real Action Paintball – As Real as it Gets!

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Black Friday Sale At J&J Performance: Don’t Get Slaughtered Like A Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t spend that Holiday money on X-Mas!

J&J Performance, paintball’s leading barrel manufacturer, creator of THE EDGE barrel system, is offering up its goodies at 25% off the regular price!

Mark it on your calendars – November 22 thru November 25

Then just click www.jjperformance.com – and you’ll be getting 25 percent more barrel for your buck!

J&J Performance, manufacturers of paintball barrels and accessories, including the EDGE barrel kit.

Enola Gaye Hang Ten Belt

Enola Gaye: No Suspenders Needed

A simple but truly effective belt that allows you to dominate the field; designed to hold 10 Enola Gaye Wire Pull Smoke Grenades. Available through a growing network of dealers in the USA.


 Enola Gaye are starting to leaked details on a host of new and original products due to hit the American market. Enola Gaye have already confirmed their space at Paintball Extravaganza 2013 where they will be showcasing some of these new products.

Mark from Enola Gaye said “ it is important for Enola Gaye to bring fresh and new products to market that complement our range of smoke grenades”

For more information or a dealer pack email mark@enolagaye.com

The full Enola Gaye product range can be viewed at www.enolagaye.com

Experience the JT Splatmaster Experience!

WHAT: The JT SplatMaster Experience will appear at the Boy Scouts of America Patriot Games located at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The JT SplatMaster Experience gives kids (and adults!) an opportunity to test out the JT SplatMaster z100 Pistol and z200 shotgun. Event attendees will try it first-hand in the JT SplatMaster Mega Arena, a 100’ x 50’ inflatable shooting enclosure featuring various target shooting activities and a quick draw competition. To make sure participants learn from the best, Pro Players will be onsite to distribute trading cards and educate participants about safety and game play.

The Patriot Games is a council-wide encampment held at Fort Knox. The event expects over 8,000 Scouts, leaders, and visitors from all over the country, to enjoy a weekend of camping, activities, displays, challenge courses, archery, and much more!

WHO: Nicky Cuba, Professional Paintball Player with Team Infamous

 

WHEN:    October 13, 2012

WHERE:  Brandenburg Gate, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

VIDEO: To see the JT SplatMaster Experience in action, check out this video:

http://jtsplatmaster.com/jt-splatmaster-experience

 

Background:

Engineered specifically for younger players, JT SplatMaster can be easily cocked, loaded and fired. With a fully integrated spring loaded pump action, JT SplatMaster propels color-filled Ammo at speeds between 110 and 140 feet per second, about half the speed of traditional paintball with no batteries or CO2 required. The reduced speed minimizes potential welts and bruises while maintaining the fast-paced adrenaline and Splat that characterize the sport. To Get in the Game, visit JTSplatMaster.com and facebook.com/JTSplatMaster.

JT SplatMaster is a brand of Kee Action Sports, LLC. Kee Action Sports, LLC is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of paintball sporting goods.

Maltese Militia Has Given It ALL Away

The Maltese Militia Paintball Team has given away the last prize package of the 2012 season.
For the second time this season the Maltese Militia supported the Guns for Hoses Charity that raises money for
the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This weekend is Memorial Weekend at the National Fallen
Firefighters Memorial where the names of the fallen are added to the Memorial. Sadly 83 names were added
this year. Due to the generosity of Boston Paintball, the sponsors, and all those who played, over $1500 dollars
was raised for the cause.
We gave away our Custom Prize Package that includes: A Goblin Solo complete with players pack from Goblin
Paintball, a Gift Certificate from Stinger Paintball Designs for a set of fully custom grips as well as a Stinger TShirt, a Gift Certificate for a Dominator Barrel and Fin set from Hammerhead Paintball, a Blue’s Crew “Party
Pack” thanks to Blue and Blue’s Crew, two boxes of Fog-tech Anti-fog wipes, and a Custom Goggle Bag from
I-2-I Imaging. Thanks to each of these folks who supplied these items to us so we can give them to one lucky
winner.

 

Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Fund Update

The Bob Gurnsey Paintball Scholarship is pleased to announce ongoing efforts to build the fund continue to meet with resounding successes. Recent big games to include the Tippmann World Challenge at Hell’s Survivors in Pinckney, Michigan and Fall Castle Conquest at EMR Paintball in New Milford, Pennsylvania have seen fundraising activities at both. Fully $350 and $381 respectively were raised at the games which go a long way towards an ongoing continuation of building the fund.

“Once again the EMR Family shows that even in these hard times, they have the heart to give to help others, especially within our sport. They never cease to make me proud.” mentioned Blue Hanse of EMR regarding the fund raising there. Very special thanks to both Dave Massey of Hell’s Survivors and Blue Hanse of EMR and the paintball communities attending the games for their support.

Once again the scholarship not only supports youth and education all in the name of paintball, it will serve as a lasting legacy for the father of paintball Mr. Bob Gurnsey. Both paintball manufacturers and the paintball community itself continue to amaze with generous contributions from across North America. Every little bit helps and as more time passes, it will be the responsibility of the committee and the paintball community at large to insure the fund is both maintained and built to sustain many generations wanting a post secondary education to come.

The Bob Gurnsey Paintball Scholarship Fund executive committee is particularly thankful for such companies as Tippmann Sports, Valken Sports, paintballgear.ca, NPPL, CIA and Planet Eclipse for their ongoing support of this initiative.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can mail a check or money order to

The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Fund

713 General Kershaw Dr.

Old Hickory, TN 37138

All donations are welcome and tax deductible, income tax receipts can be issued upon request, please be sure to make all cheques payable to “The Bob Gurnsey Paintball Scholarship Fund”

For more information on the Bob Gurnsey Paintball Scholarship Fund, be sure to visit www.paintballscholarships.com

Find Out When Your Next Poker Match Begins – NPPL Vegas

NPPL Las Vegas Schedules are Released

The NPPL is excited to announce game schedules for all three fields.
Please read the schedule CAREFULLY, Note that D1 Race and D4 Race plays on both field one and field 2. Also note that D4 7 man plays on field 2 and field 3 on Friday. The League will provide a map for assigned team tents in the captains packs.
Click here for schedules.

The National Professional Paintball League is committed to hosting the highest quality paintball tournaments at the most affordable price. Our vision is to provide you, the player and team, a professional stage to compete on while giving you the best possible experience. We will focus on quality referees and organization while giving you an incredible vibe to have the time of your paintball life.

Come join the Pros and experience the Greatest Paintball Show on Earth.

National Professional Paintball League
www.nppl.com

The Paint Is Bright and Valken’s Right, (Clap!, Clap! Clap!) Deep in the Heart of Texas

“Valken Sports is proud to announce the newest addition to our ever-expanding distribution network!

As of today, we are launching a new facility in Irving, TX.

Gino Postorivo states “In order to satisfy the growing customer need for our brands we had to move into Texas. Our customers expect fast service,
quality goods, support, and all at a competitive price!”

The new facility will house all of the Valken paint brands and be able to offer next day shipping services to much of the South Central US.
Contact your rep today to discuss this new option for your paint needs!

NPPL Vegas Practice Day

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NPPL Las Vegas Practice Day

Where: Las Vegas Premier Paintball Park When: Thursday Oct 4th Time: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Price: Free entry with purchase of Valken Paintballs Premier Paintball is an Official NPPL Feeder Series and great place to play paintball. For Shuttle Service from strip for $15.00  and to sign up call Premier Paintball. (702)574-2066 Website:

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The National Professional Paintball League is committed to hosting the highest quality paintball tournaments at the most affordable price. Our vision is to provide you, the player and team, a professional stage to compete on while giving you the best possible experience. We will focus on quality referees and organization while giving you an incredible vibe to have the time of your paintball life.

  Come join the Pros and experience the Greatest Paintball Show on Earth.
 National Professional Paintball League

Like us on Facebook    View our videos on YouTube   Follow us on Twitter

JT Splatmaster Comuing To NPPL DC

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NPPL Las Vegas Practice Day

Where: Las Vegas Premier Paintball Park When: Thursday Oct 4th Time: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Price: Free entry with purchase of Valken Paintballs Premier Paintball is an Official NPPL Feeder Series and great place to play paintball. For Shuttle Service from strip for $15.00  and to sign up call Premier Paintball. (702)574-2066 Website:

ESPN 300

The National Professional Paintball League is committed to hosting the highest quality paintball tournaments at the most affordable price. Our vision is to provide you, the player and team, a professional stage to compete on while giving you the best possible experience. We will focus on quality referees and organization while giving you an incredible vibe to have the time of your paintball life.

  Come join the Pros and experience the Greatest Paintball Show on Earth.
 National Professional Paintball League

Like us on Facebook    View our videos on YouTube   Follow us on Twitter

Joshua Silverman Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Paintball News

16-year paintball journalism veteran to lead the Paintball News return to print!

Swedesboro, NJ – August 27, 2012 – Paintball News, one of the oldest names in paintball journalism, information and event coverage, will make its redesigned return to print in the coming months and Valken, the magazine’s publishers, are pleased to announce that Joshua D. Silverman has been brought aboard as Editor-In-Chief. Silverman brings years of professional journalism experience, both in and outside the world of paintball, to the magazine along with a special connection to the history of Paintball News.

“This is truly a joyful homecoming for me,” stated Paintball News Editor-In-Chief Joshua D. Silverman, “as I covered my very first major paintball event wearing the Paintball News logo and a great deal of my earliest work was published in the pages of Paintball News. To join the Paintball News organization for its return to the newsstand is a great opportunity and we will endeavor to use our pages for the betterment of the game, sport and industry of paintball!”

With two decades of paintball playing experience and over a decade of full-time work in the paintball industry to his credit, Joshua D. Silverman has spent more than half his life involved in the game of paintball. Starting his paintball journalism career in the pages of PCRI, Paintball News and Action Pursuit Games, Silverman spent four years as the Assistant Editor of Paintball 2Xtremes Magazine and another four as the Associate Editor of Paintball Games International Magazine reviewing equipment, covering events and reporting on the world of paintball. Silverman has also been published, with words and pictures, in the pages of Paintball Sports Magazine, Facefull Magazine, Splat Magazine, What Paintball Gear? Magazine and PaintballX3 Magazine, as well as on websites including PBLife.com and the Catshack Reports. Outside the paintball world, Silverman has edited HuntX3 Magazine and reviewed firearms for HuntX3, GunBlog.com and FireArmsTalk.com.

Greg Muller, Operations Manager for Valken Sports, said “We know talent when we see it, and we’re excited to bring someone with Josh’s experience and abilities aboard to head Paintball News as it returns and puts paintball publishing back on real paper.”

For more information on Paintball News and its return to paintball, contact Debbie Postorivo at Debbie@Valken.com.

CONTACT
Debbie@Valken.com
(856) 812-2808

Paintball News
1 Hawk Ct
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Ed note:  I’ve known Joshua for a long time and think he will do a bang-up job for Valken and the new version of Paintball News.  After all, he has confessed that my own articles inspired him to his paintball journalism career – and if that isn’t damning with faint praise, I don’t know what is.

Seriously – good luck Josh – and have fun!

Tippmann Consolidates Operations

Fort Wayne, Ind. (August 21, 2012) – Tippmann Sports announced today that it will close its Buffalo Grove, Ill. office and consolidate all U.S. sales, marketing and administrative activities into its primary facility in Fort Wayne, Ind. Fort Wayne, of course, is the longtime headquarters of Tippmann and the facility there is roughly 100,000 square feet and employs approximately 90 people. It houses sales, engineering, customer service, purchasing and accounting staff in addition to all U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations. The company’s new service and distribution facility in Tournai, Belgium is not impacted by the U.S. consolidation. The transition to Fort Wayne is expected to be completed within the next 60-90 days.

 

“With the worldwide economies struggling to gain footing and paintball being a highly discretionary purchase, we decided it was prudent to downsize our operating cost structure for 2013,” said Howard Kosick, CEO and President, for Tippmann Sports. “Companies are making tough business decisions every day to better position themselves for the new economic realities in which we all operate. We believe having one U.S. location will make the organization more cohesive and we look forward to continuing our leadership position in paintball for many years to come.”

 

About Tippmann Sports:

As a paintball leader for more than 25 years, Tippmann Sports is dedicated to quality manufacturing as well as advancing paintball technology and design. The company serves the global paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as its service center and warehouse near Tournai, Belgium. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as national retailers and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.