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Raza Becomes Official Apparel Sponsor for Houston Heat

HOUSTON, TX – Friday, February 8, 2013 – Houston Heat signs Raza as its official custom apparel sponsor for the 2013 season, bringing branded merchandise to Heat players and fans.

The championship team, which earlier announced it had re-signed G.I. Sportz and DLX Technologies, has brought another key industry player on board as it enters its second season.

“Raza’s vision of offering a quality product with great service is exactly what we were looking for in an apparel sponsor,” said Randy “Sarge” Smith, owner of Houston Heat. “Heat is a tight-knit group, so we felt it was important that we were able to look as cohesive as we feel. Todd and his team have offered us just that – an opportunity to literally wear our pride for our team on our sleeves.”

In addition to designing Houston Heat’s game jerseys for the PSP and Millennium Series, Raza is creating a full line of Heat-branded apparel, including tech shirts, shorts, headbands, barrel bags and other awesome wear.

“Our team at Raza Design and I are very excited for the new partnership with Houston Heat,” said Todd Martinez, owner of Raza. “We all share a mentality of hard work and discipline in order to grow and achieve our goals. Houston Heat has shown, in just a short time, how their dedication can lead to success. Raza hopes to help Houston Heat continue their journey with our full support and a line of fully custom apparel for the team and their fans.”

The Heat-branded Raza apparel will be available to fans soon through their favorite player or www.razalife.com/heat. Be sure to check out razalife.com for all the new products from Raza and Houston Heat and stay tuned for details about the team’s Dallas 2013 jersey design.

For more information, please contact:

Helen Grose

helengrose(at)rogers.com

Houston Heat heads to Europe!

HOUSTON, TX – Thursday, January 31, 2013 – Houston Heat, powered by G.I. Sportz Paintball, is heading across the Atlantic Ocean to play in the Champions Paintball League of The Millennium European Paintball Series for the 2013 season.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to play at an international level in the Millennium Series,” said Houston Heat’s owner, Randy “Sarge” Smith. “We have great respect for the talent and level of competition involved in the league and are looking forward to the unique challenges it offers.”
A year ago, Houston Heat announced its entry into the professional division of the Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) league in the United States. In its inaugural season, the team took home three tournament victories, one second place finish and ended the year as the overall series champions. Entering the Millennium Series to play with some of the best paintballers around the world seemed a natural progression and one that the team’s owner hopes will be invaluable in taking the players’ skills to the next level.
Many of the team’s players are no strangers to the European league. Six of its 10 rostered players in PSP and its coach, Jason Trosen, have played overseas and greatly benefited from the experience.
Houston Heat’s European roster has not yet been finalized. “There’s a lot of great talent out there,” said Smith. “We’re considering a number of options, both at home and abroad, to ensure all our players are a good fit with the Houston Heat family.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the news that the team has re-signed its key sponsors, G.I. Sportz Paintball and DLX Technologies. “We’re thankful for our sponsors, G.I. and DLX, for supporting us with world-class paint, gear and markers,” said Smith. “With their help, the guys get to do something they love – play paintball – and we’re proud to help showcase their brands on a world stage.”
Stay tuned to Houston Heat’s official Facebook page and website for news and roster updates.
For more information, please contact:
Helen Grose
helengrose(at)rogers.com

Master Blasters Paintball Team Signs With Valken Sports

One of the Oldest Paintball Teams Joins Forces with One of Paintball’s Newest Companies
January 24th, 2013 – Swedesboro, New Jersey
The Master Blaster Paintball Team, one of the sports longest continuously operating competition teams, a team comprised of more World Championship winning players than you can fit in a Winnebago, has signed a sponsorship deal with one of the newest product manufacturers in the business, Valken Sports.
The Master Blasters team offers Valken Sports an unprecedented opportunity to showcase its premium quality products; the ‘Blasters currently field at least one full team for every format and team size found anywhere on the planet, including competition speedball teams for 5 and 7 player formats, competition woods ball and scenario game teams.
The Master Blasters were formed in 1983 at Survival New York, one of the original Survival Game fields and quickly rose to prominence among professional paintball teams during the fifteen-man woods ball era; they would later transition to the ten player format and ultimately to the speedball format, operating under such recognizable names as Ground Zero and New York Extreme.  The Master Blasters are also a founding team of the NPPL; many of its original players are still competing today and have become familiar icons of the game.
Over the past several years the team has expanded both its roster and the formats it competes.  Today hardly a weekend goes by that the ‘Blasters aren’t competing in one format or another somewhere around the USA.
Valken Sports, although a name only a few years old, carries with it its own traditions and history; its owners have been manufacturing quality goods since the mid 80’s.
The Master Blasters are excited to be shooting the best paint in the industry, Redemption Pro, at the NPPL events and Valken Redemption and Graffiti throughout their expanded list of woods ball and scenario events in 2013.
Together, Valken Sports and the Master Blasters intend to make a statement:  When quality players use quality product – watch out!  The Master Blasters are coming!
For more information on how to become a Valken sponsored team, please contact Debbie@valken.com.

Empire Sponsors the CPL

  CPX PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2012
 

PRESS RELEASE

Joliet, IL, January 14, 2013 Empire signs on as Platinum Sponsor of the CPX Sports CPL Tournament Series.

CPX Sports and Empire have worked out a sponsorship agreement for the 2013 season of the highly anticipated CPL Tournament Series. The agreement will bring Empire RPS paint to the 2013 CPL Series and Empire & JT gun & gear packages to CPX Legion teams as part of sponsorship packages.

Sean Scott, Director of Strategic Operations for CPX stated, “Empire is one of CPX’s most valued partners and we are excited to have their continued support as a sponsor of the CPL tournament series. CPX chooses the best for paint and that means Empire RPS technology for our field, practices, special events, and now the CPL Series paint.”

Kee Action Sports VICE PRESIDENT OF US Sales, Johnny Postorivo, said ”CPX and Empire have a long standing partnership and we are truly excited to sponsor the CPL Series. CPX is internationally recognized for having one of paintball’s most prolific operations, whether it be recreation, scenario, or tournament paintball – you can expect the best from CPX and KEE is proud that they choose the best when it comes to paint – Empire with RPS technology.” In addition to their sponsorship of the CPL, Empire gear will be made available to CPX Legion members in the form of team sponsorship packages. CPX Sports is proud to carry Empire and JT clothes and playing gear, which is always available for sale in the proshop.

For more information about Empire sponsorship opportunities thru CPX Sports, email Sean Scott at sscott@cpxsports.com. To learn more about the CPL, visit www.cpxsports.com/cpl.

 

 


JOIN THE CPX LEGION

CPX Sports is proud to announce the CPX Legion program for 2013. If you have a paintball team of any level or style, we want you to make CPX Sports your home and come join the family. Please visit our website for more information!


 

 


 
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CPX Sports
2903 Schweitzer Rd.
Joliet, IL 60436
Phone: 815 726-2800
Fax: 815 726-2803
Email: play@cpxsports.com

 


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.
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Planet Eclipse: #RedSunday Featuring Omaha Vicious

TV ARTIFACT Season 3, Film 1: #REDSUNDAY Starring: Omaha Vicious Runtime: 77 minutes.

“To Rise Above, you have to question everything you know…about paintball, and about yourself.”

#redsunday is the first film in Season 3 of Artifact, the acclaimed documentary series produced by Planet Eclipse, a worldwide leader in action sports equipment, and producers of the EGO,GEO,ETEK, and ETHA paintball markers.

The film stars Omaha Vicious, one of the 12 professional paintball teams competing on Paintball Sports Promotions RaceTo 7 Pro Series.

Vicious experienced a meteoric rise, dominating the Amateur ranks of the PSP circuit between 2005-2010 before turning pro. During their dominance, the tradition of donning special “Red Jerseys” for Championship Sunday emerged, as the team qualified for Sunday for almost 3 straight seasons.

But their dreams of playing and succeeding at the highest level were violently awoke by the reality of the Race To 7 series.

Planet Eclipse and our ETV camera crew first joining the team in June 2011, at the PSP Chicago Open, at the lowest point in the teams’ history, and as they sit on the brink of implosion.

Will they continue? Will they Rise above? and How?

Veteran action sports filmmaker Dan Napoli and Disconnected Media logged over 200 hours and 27GB of footage capture over 12 months, bringing you unprecedented access and intimacy to Omaha Vicious as they try to prove to the world they belong and the highest level, and more importantly, prove it to themselves, and rekindle their championship tradition of….Red Sunday.

Artifact is presented by Planet Eclipse, in association with Deep Elm Records, and produced by Disconnected Media, and narrated by Matt Marshall, a retired professional paintball player and renowned commentator, and writer.

#RedSunday features the music of (in order of appearance) Ignite, Polar Bear Club, Moonlit Sailor, The Naked & Famous, The Skylife, Brother Ali, Porter Robinson, Samiam, Eyeshine, Looshuss, Ariels, and The Dangerous Summer.

The film is directed by veteran action sports filmmaker Dan Napoli.

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NPPL All Star Team Voting Begins June 15th!

Voting for your Favorite Pro Player for the NPPL 3rd Annual East vs. West All-Star Challenge Begins June 15th!

 

Vote to see your Favorite Pro Player compete in the East vs. West All-Star Challenge. The West has dominated the East in the first and second Pro All-Star Challenge, but who will come out on top this year? Vote to see if the West will reclaim their championship title or will the East comeback with a vengeance? Stay tuned for further details and check out website atwww.nppl.com. For further questions please email info@nppl.com

Young Guns Play Cheap!

NPPL Adds New Low Cost “Young Gun” Division for the 2012 NPPL Chicago and DC Events!

 

The NPPL is pleased to announce a new entry level d4 5 man “Young Gun” Division for the upcoming Chicago Open and DC Challenge.

 

The NPPL is adding this low cost division due to the overwhelming demand of new local players, fields and host event fields.

 

Pricing for the new NPPL “Young Guns” division is an $800 entry fee for the Chicago Open. No ROF-fi chips will be required in this division. The prize package for this event will include entry fees and entry fee discounts only, no cash prizes. For further information please email info@nppl.com. To register click Here

 

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

NPPL Congratulates HB Winners

XSV takes the Pro Division in Huntington Beach 2012!

Congratulations to all the teams that worked hard and won!

Pro Division:
1st Place: XSV
2nd Place: Tampa Bay Damage
3rd Place: San Diego Dynasty

Division 1:
1st Place: Texas Storm
2nd Place: Camp Pendleton Raiders
3rd Place: Impact Echo

Division 2:
1st Place: Arsenal Kids
2nd Place: Camp Pendleton Raiders
3rd Place: Max’d Kids

Division 3:
1st Place: Good For Nothing
2nd Place: Paintball Addix
3rd Place: High Intensity

Division 3 Race to 4:
1st Place: WC Grizzlies
2nd Place: Centermass Hawaii
3rd Place: DC Onslaught

Division 4:
1st Place: DMG
2nd Place: Good For Nothing
3rd Place: Midway M.O.B.

Division 4 Race to 4:
1st Place: RIT Tigers Orange
2nd Place: Mayhem
3rd Place: RIT Tigers Black

Division Pump:
1st Place: Henchmen
2nd Place: West Coast Shakers
3rd Place: Ronin

 

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.

Valken Sponsors Avalanche

Legendary longtime professional team switches to Valken paintballs and soft goods for 2012!

New England – March 28, 2012 – New England Avalanche, the recently relocated professional team competing in the National Professional Paintball League, has made the switch to Valken Redemption paintballs and Valken soft goods for the 2012 season! Look for Frank Connell and the rest of the New England Avalanche crew shooting Valken’s best paintballs and wearing Valken gear from the sands of Huntington Beach to CPX, Pev’s and Las Vegas throughout 2012!

“After years of professional paintball and three world titles, I know what it takes to compete and win against the very best,” said New England Avalanche owner and NPPL All-Star player Frank Connell. “A world-class, straight-shooting and bright-breaking paintball is critical for any team serious about their game and the moment we shot Valken’s Redemption paintballs we knew we had to get on board.”

Will Bourgault, Valken Brand Manager, stated; “Valken is proud to have New England Avalanche as part of the team this year.  We have great expectations for their entire roster of D-4 through Pro level of players who will be wearing our gear and shooting Redemption Paintballs. Here’s to a great 2012 season!

NPPL professional paintball team New England Avalanche, sponsored by Valken, is online at www.NewEnglandAvalanche.com and on Facebook! Valken can be found on the web at www.ValkenPaintball.com and Valken products are available at local paintball retailers and online for players in search of the very best paintballs, markers, accessories, soft goods and clothing! Whether a seasoned tournament competitor or a mil-sim operator, Valken has what it takes to make any paintball player a winner!

www.NewEnglandAvalanche.com

www.ValkenPaintball.com

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MSXL Announces Season Sponsors

The MSXL is proud to announce the 2012 season sponsors. The MSXL has grown to be one of the nation’s top regional championship series as a PSP Affiliate. Our ability to provide top caliber events, with some of the best divisional competition anywhere, and keep the teams cost of participation remarkably low is a direct result of industry sponsorship and support.

Registration is over capacity for the season opener, though spots still remain, as all teams have not paid. Get your entry paid to assure your teams participation. Registration closes Monday, March 19, 2012.

Our Strategic Partners for 2012
PSP, DXS, DYE

RaceTo X Divisional Sponsor
Planet Eclipse

2012 Approved Paint Vendors*
RPS, Empire, DXS and G.I. Sportz
*Only paint allowed at MSXL events for sale or use

Thank you for playing the MSXL

NPPL TV Episode 5 – Davey Williamson

NPPL 2012 Video Series Episode #5 Davey Williamson

We are pleased to release episode #5 of our new”video series” featuring Davey Williamson from Valken.
2012 will be our biggest season yet! Registration for the 10th annual Surf City USA Open in beautiful Huntington Beach California is filling up, so get your teams spot secured now! Go HERE to register!

NPPL TV – Episode 4

NPPL 2012 Video Series Episode # Chris Williams from Virtue Paintball

We are pleased to release episode #4 of new “video series” featuring Chris Williams from Virtue Paintball talking about the new NPPL marker chips. Learn about installation, performance and the amazing statistical data!

2012 will be our biggest season yet! Registration for the 10th annual Surf City USA Open in beautiful Huntington Beach California is filling up, so get your teams spot secured now! Go HERE to register!

 

NPP ELLLLL TV! Episode 3 – Ollie Lang

NPPL 2012 Video Series Episode #3 Oliver Lang 

We are pleased to release episode #3 of new “video series” featuring Oliver Lang from Pro team San Diego Dynasty. These spots have been produced by a newly formed NPPL film team in conjunction with a new and improved live webcast program.

2012 will be our biggest season yet! Registration for the 10th annual Surf City USA Open in beautiful Huntington Beach California is filling up, so get your teams spot secured now! Go HERE to register!

 

 

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

GI Sportz Sponsors Mid-South X-Ball League

GI SPORTZTM is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the MSXL (Mid South X-Ball League) for their upcoming season! This agreement proudly delivers the world’s greatest and highest quality paintballs and amazing prize packages to MSXL RaceTo World Cup one of the nation’s top Regional Championship Series.

Two of the MSXL events, the Northern Open, May 26-27 at Trade My Gun-Paintball Plex and the Indy Open July 21-22 at Proving Grounds will feature GI SportzTM paintballs.

“MSXL Events is proud to welcome G.I. Sportz to the RaceTo World Cup Championship Series. G.I. Sportz branded paints will be welcome at all MSXL Events for 2012. Support our series sponsors who have supported the MSXL in helping us keep tournament paintball affordable.”

- Darin Tapp, MSXL Owner

“We are overjoyed to be working with the MSXL for the 2012 season. When it comes to having one less thing to worry about, there’s no contest when it comes to which paint brand a player can trust on the field, and that is G.I. Sportz Paintballs.”

- Brian Barno, Regional Manager at Procaps Direct

 

GI Sportz Paintball products are manufactured by Procaps® Paintball (A subsidiary of G.I. Sportz, Inc.) using environmentally friendly original PEG & EcoFillTM formulas. Procaps also manufactures VForce Vision Systems® Paintball goggles. Procaps DirectTM distributes a full line of quality Paintball gear through an ever-growing USA Paintball Dealer network.

More Paintball info:
www.gisportz.com
www.facebook.com/gisportz

Procaps & GI Sportz Sponsor The PSP

Procaps’ GI Sportz™ paintballs and banners will once again fly proudly over the PSP League’s tournament fields across the USA, bringing last year’s most victorious GI brand back to the sport’s premiere Pro/Am league. In 2010, Teams shooting GI Sportz paint won all but one of the PSP Events, which represent the best-attended and most professional presentation of the tournament aspect of our great sport. Procaps/GI Sportz embraces the PSP’s long term achievements in overall excellence and innovation. Considering their consistently superior Team attendance and Dealer participation, the decision was clear to support the League that has earned the widest acceptance among participants.

For years, the industry’s main manufacturers have urged the two main leagues to merge, in order to achieve two fundamental goals. First, to form a clear, One-League path to encourage tournament players to escalate through the ranks from Novice, to Amateur, and ultimately to Pro divisions, thus extending their participation in Paintball for years. Every other sport follows this simple One-League formula, without subjecting Teams to the immensely expensive distraction of having to play in multiple leagues.

Secondly, for years, major industry sponsors have made it crystal clear that the immense financial burden of sponsoring both Leagues was simply unsustainable. With two Leagues, 2012 would bring TEN EVENTS, which would demand nearly half a million dollars in costs including sponsorship fees, travel, event staffing & lodging. Since the merger talks began, the troubled economy has caused a reduction in overall Paintball participation, while manufacturing costs have continued to escalate sharply. This new financial reality has simply killed the failed two-League option in its tracks.

Like businesses in many Countries around the world, the Paintball industry must adapt to the realities of surviving in a world recession. In a time when Paintball urgently needs a strong, unified approach to growing our sport once again, the PSP represents the single best option at this pivotal time in our history, and we invite you, the Players, Teams and Dealers, to join us for this exciting tournament season.

GI Sportz Paintball products are manufactured by Procaps® Paintball (A subsidiary of G.I. Sportz, Inc.) using environmentally friendly original PEG & EcoFill™ formulas. Procaps also manufactures DXS™/DraXxuS® Paintball products & VForce Vision Systems® Paintball goggles. Procaps Direct™ distributes a full line of quality Paintball gear through an ever-growing USA Paintball Dealer network.

More Paintball info:
www.GISportz.com,
www.DXSPaintball.com,
www.FaceBook/GISportz,
www.Facebook.com/DXSPaintball.

Ryan Moorehead Headlines NPPL Season Long Video Offering

Update: An earlier version of this story erroneously named Ryan Greenspan in the headline. Thank you to the anonymous individual who queried the original headline in the comments.

NPPL Launches season long video seriesWe are pleased to announce a new “video series” for the 2012 NPPL season. The spots have been produced by a newly formed NPPL film team in conjunction with a new and improved live webcast program.The spots will feature Pro and Divisional player interviews, event coverage, product reviews, webcast highlights, and important NPPL news.Instead of relying on internet website chatter and rumours for your paintball news, hear the real story right from the mouths of the top player’s, NPPL managment, referees and sponsors!

2012 will be our biggest season yet! Registration for the 10th annual Surf City USA Open in beautiful Huntington Beach California is filling up, so get your teams spot secured now!

Our first video features Ryan Moorehead from Pro team Edmonton Impact, raw candid and real!

2012 NPPL Video Series Episode #1 Ryan Moorehead

 

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

NPPL: Divisions D2, D3 & D4 Will Play….Will Play….

IMPORTANT: Misprint information. The NPPL made a clerical error on the Race to divisions. Divisions D2, D3 and D4 will play a will play Race to 4 Format not Race to 2.

NPPL 2012 Changes

This season marks the10th year anniversary of 7-man capture the flag and the legendary NPPL Surf City USA Open on the beach in Huntington Beach, CA. The NPPL is moving the event back to the North Side of the Pier with the turf fields and player paddocks on the beach and the NPPL Vendor Village in the famous Pier Plaza parking lot alongside Pacific Coast Highway. There is only one word to describe this event INCREDIBLE.

  • Important notice: This event will be a four-day event starting on Thursday, March 29th 2012. Registration and field walks will be Wednesday March 28th. The schedule for divisional play will be posted in next NPPL News Letter.
  • Official NPPL ROF-fi Chips will be required in every Marker used at the event. (Except Pump). Each Team will receive either 7 or 5 ROF-fi chips FREE of charge with paid entry. The Pro division proved last year that these chips work and prevent players from cheating. Team and Player statistics will be available after each event. To see info sheet on all the benefits of NPPL ROF-fi Click Here
  • Prizes issued to 1st through 3rd and will be Cash based on a percentage of Entry fees per division. Trophies and medals will also be awarded for 1st through 3rd place.
  • 2012 rules will be posted next week.
  • NPPL Web cast will stream live on YouTube.
  • NPPL Program will offered and feature NPPL Pro Teams
  • Dealer Seminar will be offered for local stores and fields

The NPPL owners and staff are committed to providing your team and players the highest quality events in the sport of Paintball. Sign up to receive the NPPL weekly newsletter which will provide updates on important information, interviews, team profiles, league rules, rankings, schedules and what’s happening in with our teams.

Hotel Information:

Book your room today as spaces are limited at one of our host hotels and receive a special NPPL discounted price.

Hotel Huntington Beach

 

7667 Center Ave.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

www.hotelhb.com

(714)891-0123

The NPPL is proud to announce our continual partnership with Hotel Huntington Beach as the Host Hotel for the 2012 Huntington Beach Surf City USA Open. Book your room by February 28th and receive the early bird rate of $85 a night. Newly remodeled Hotel Huntington Beach is a short drive to the field and offers complimentary secured parking, internet, and shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport. Enjoy the full service bar and lounge with happy hour nightly. Be sure to visit the full service restaurant, the heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Hotel Huntington Beach is pet friendly so fell welcome to bring your furry one.

Early Bird Rate: $85 until February 28th, 2012

NPPL Discounted Rate: $89 until March 14th, 2012

 

To make reservations please call:714-891-0123

 

Group Code: NPPL12

 

Days Inn & Suites

9125 Recreation Cir.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714)847-3388

The Days Inn & Suites hotel was designed with your comfort in mind, and includes thoughtful amenities like free Daybreak continental breakfast, complete with hot waffles and fresh fruit, a free newspaper, free high-speed Internet access, free storage for equipment, outdoor pool, free meeting space, upon request, and free large-vehicle parking. Each room comes equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, and non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available.

King Rooms: $69

Double Rooms: $74

Mini Suite: $74

Full Suite: $95

To make reservations please call: 714-84-3388

Group Code: L06

 

Need a flight and/or a rental car? The NPPL has made exclusive member travel deals for all 2012 Super 7 World Series Events. The discounts are from American Airlines and Hertz rental car.

In order to take advantage of these great rates and discounts, please be sure to use the attached meeting ID/Tour codes for all upcoming events.

American Airlines           

The National Professional Paintball League is partnering with American Airlines to provide you savings, the discounts will vary depend on departing city.

To make a reservation, please call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada or go to www.aa.com/group and refer to the Promotional Code below.

Huntington Beach Event:

Dates: March 26th-April 2, 2012 Destinations: SNA/BUR/LAX/ONT

Promotional Code: 5632DL

Please note: there will be a separate ticketing charge of $25.00 USD for tickets purchased via the phone or $35.00 USD for tickets purchased at the airport.  This amount is subject to change. There is no ticketing fee for reservations made and ticketed online at www.AA.com.  The percentage discount can be booked on-line for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only.

For International originating guests, please call your local reservations number and refer the Promotional Code.

Hertz Rental Car

The NPPL has partnered up with Hertz Rental Car to save NPPL Teams up to a 20 % discount on rental cars during the NPPL Super 7 World Series Events.

In order to take advantage of these deep discounts you need this CV#04PF0002 code for each event when making reservations. You can also make reservations online at www.Hertz.com or call Hertz directly.

U.S. and Canada 1(800) 654-2240

Other 1(405) 749-4434

At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates to ensure the best comparable rate available.

Advance reservations are recommended and are subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 25 (exceptions apply). Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Vehicles must be returned to the renting location.

In the continental U.S. and Canada weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 p.m. Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep. Friday pick-up requires a minimum two-day keep, and Saturday and Sunday pick-up require a one-day keep. Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra day rate for Weekly rentals will be charged at 1/5 of the Weekly Rate.

The NPPL will continue to offer special discounts and promotions for teams, sponsors and players. We look forward to seeing you at the NPPL Surf City USA Open March 29th- April 1st, 2012.

Now That NPPL Has a New Commish, is a Bat Signal Far Behind?

NPPL Announces Tony Mineo as Commissioner!

The Commission position plays an important role in the NPPL. This position is responsible for enforcing the rules at all National events, in charge of the referee staff, implements referee training, handles major disputes and serves on the NPPL Rules committee. The League is excited to have Tony Mineo as the 2012 League Commissioner. Additionally Dan Fagan will be working along side Tony to assist with management of the referees during tournaments. The NPPL would also like to note that long time NPPL center court judge Edward Pei one the best flag judges in the game will be serving on the NPPL Rules committee and Field design committee. Edward will also assist with managing the referees.

Chuck Hendsch Chief Operating Officer said “Tony and Dan are going to be strong assets to the already impressive NPPL ref team and we are looking forward to their input and experience to take the League to a new level of officiating. We are also excited that other NPPL referees like Edward Pei are stepping up and contributing to the overall success of the NPPL PRO Referee program. I am really excited about this years Referee crew.”

Tony comes to the NPPL with a strong resume. He has been playing paintball since its inception in 1982 and has been a part of the highest levels of paintball from the beginning. Tony played on memorable and historical teams such as the Florida Bushmaster, Florida Terminators, and Team Rage. Moving from player to coach, Tony coached in the NXL and the NPPL with Detroit Strange. While coaching in the NXL, Tony became friends with then Commissioner Mike Ratko and upon Mike’s resignation; Tony took the opportunity to be the next Commissioner of the NXL.

Tony currently works as a police officer and has been for the past 22 years working in specialized units. His most challenging and rewarding unit was K-9. Tony has three children and enjoys playing paintball with his two sons, competing in local events.

Tony has been Commissioner for the PSP Pro field for the past six years and enjoyed supervising the Pro teams and Pro refs. He is looking forward to taking the next step in his paintball career and joining the NPPL team. “The NPPL is offering me a platform to continue managing the Pro players and teams as well as teaching how the sport should be refereed.” Tony stated. “My staff and I will be working to maintain our reputation of producing an atmosphere of competitive balance and fair play. I’m looking forward to joining the NPPL staff and new challenges.”

 

Dan Fagan began playing team paintball in 1996 for a field ran by Bill Cookston. In 2001 Bill started a referee group to go to national tournaments and Dan was a part of the referee crew. In 2003 Dan became assistant head referee for NXL and also ran Xball reffing for the PSP thru 2004. Dan returned to NXL in 2005 and became a part of the PSP Pro field. Dan helped run a paintball series in Mexico from 2006-2008 then became part of a referee training program in Portugal in 2009-2010.

Dan currently owns a remodeling business and has a long time girlfriend as well as three children, Dan’s oldest son refs for him from time to time. On his down time, Dan likes to play tennis competitively.

 

The League is thrilled to have Tony and Dan join the NPPL team. Look to see them both in action March 29th through April 1st in Huntington Beach California. They will also be attending the Southern California Pro Team Practice at Camp Pendleton Paintball Park February 11th and 12th.

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

Shawn Walker Gets Valkenized!

Valken to Sponsor the RPL

Fate, Crusade and Redemption paintballs to be available

(Oceanside, CA) – “The RPL continues to grow into the premier regional paintball league on the West Coast,” says Shawn Walker, President of The RPL. “Valken has really stepped up and we are excited to have them as a partner in the series.”

The RPL is the West Coast Feeder league for the NPPL playing 5-man Xball Race to 2. Divisions offered are 2,3 and 4 as well as 3-man Young Guns. The RPL is now in its 4th season and is as strong as ever. All events in 2012 are being held at Camp Pendleton Tournament park, the premier tournament complex in California. Whether you are a new or established team, players of all skill levels call the RPL home.

“Valken is focused on getting new players exposed to the sport of paintball and we are proud to support The RPL. We have already received great feedback from teams concerning the quality and price of our tournament paint. I look forward to introducing even more teams to the Valken brand and serving the west coast tournament community,” says Gino Postorivo, Valken President and CEO.

Paintballs will be available at all RPL events for a special event only price as low as $30 per case. Plus the full line of Valken soft goods will be displayed and available for purchase on site.

To order you paint for Event #1 February 11th-12th please contact Tina at the RPL 877-752-4775

For more information on how to become a part of the Valken Network, and have access to over 50 brands of paintball and hundreds of airsoft products, please call 866-97VALKEN or visit www.valken.com

To register for RPL Event #1 please visit www.therpl.com or call 877-752-4775

Natural Disaster Paintball Style: A Hurricane Turns Into An Avalanche!

St. Louis Avalanche Becomes New England Avalanche

Legendary professional team relocates and creates regional, divisional feeder program!

Boston, Mass – January 18, 2012 – St. Louis Avalanche, one of the most successful and legendary organizations in professional paintball, is making history once again by relocating from St. Louis to New England and organizing as a professional franchise with a complete, robust divisional feeder program. This dynamic move by team Owner & President Frank Connell, one of the most successful players in professional paintball, includes a merger with Dave Archibald’s northeastern divisional team program, Identity, along with other noteable groups and a rechristening of the professional team as New England Avalanche!

The intention of the relocation of Avalanche to the New England region and merger with Identity is to create a true professional organization, incorporating a “farm” system that will welcome and develop players from the divisional ranks and encourage their upward mobility into higher divisions of play while providing those players with the inspiration of being selected to play professionally for New England Avalanche as their skills are honed. Teams within the New England Avalanche program will compete in all National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) seven-man competitions in 2012 and also participate in the NEPL regional series, in addition to other possible national and regional events.

Frank Connell, Owner & Team President, expressed excitement about the move and merger. “It’s time to make Avalanche a household name and what better way to do that than by positioning the organization to have teams in all divisions!”

Dave Archibald, Vice President of Operations & Player Development echoed Connell’s sentiments. “After eight months of hard work, I feel so blessed to finally see my vision become a reality and even more honored to be doing it alongside one of the most passionate personalities of our sport. I feel we have something very positive to bring to New England and Northeast regions of the United States.”

Stay tuned to the New England Avalanche Facebook page and the team’s new official website for information regarding team sponsors, roster, accomplishments and upcoming major tryouts for all Avalanche teams in February!

COMING SOON: NewEnglandAvalanche.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AvalanchePaintball