Friday, 31 May 2013
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Tiger Ambush is at it again! At the CFOA’s Palmetto Open, Ambush faced cold weather and relentless rain. As Forest Gump would say: “Little bitty stingin’ rain, big ole fat rain, and even rain that flew in sideways.” The turf field was like a sponge, and the pits were ankle-deep mud soup...
Terrible rain can spell doom for lesser quality equipment, but Ambush had ZERO gun problems! Any sliding created tsunami type waves, but their Geo 3’s never missed a beat. Tiger pushed on through to another impressive 3rd place finish, led by tournament MVP, Blair Howery.
Blair said, “These Geo 3’s are rock solid. We couldn’t ask for more dependable gear. It is awesome having a marker that I know will work all the time, so I can focus on my responsibilities in the game. We are real happy having Planet Eclipse and Tiger Paintball behind us.” www.tigerpb.com
We love it here at Planet HQ when you gear just keeps on rockin and our teams keep in winning... Well Done.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013
As you may already be aware, paintballing as a sport has already gathered a number of players who, like myself and others involved in this project, are playing with various levels of disability. Those players are very happy and proud to have been made so welcome by the players and industry alike. Both players and sites have almost without exception cheerfully provided real help with access to the sport, whilst at the same time not putting players with physical problems into a separate category and offering help without pity (they shoot us, after all). This is actually rather outside our collective experience in other areas of life; being disabled is not easy and can result in hardships both physical and financial as well as limiting ways to have fun, and very few sports are as accepting of disabled players as ours.
In the wake of the Paralympic games and increased awareness of disabled sport, a group of paintballers already playing with disabilities have gathered to raise awareness of both how it is possible to play the sport whilst disabled to encourage new players with problems to perhaps try for themselves, and draw attention to the number of players with physical problems who have already been welcomed to the sport so inclusively and thank the industry, sites and players for making them feel part of the family so cheerfully and openly. The group is also looking at ways to modify equipment both medical and paintball to make it easier to use for those less able and share those ideas already developed by the members whilst playing.
With this in mind we have created a Facebook group (link below) as a focal point for this concept and have assembled a team to hopefully play at the London Millennium this year in D3, under the name ‘Unlimited’, with the idea of fielding all disabled players. This will help showcase the accessibility of the sport to those who might have dismissed it as not suitable, and hopefully show both inside and outside interests such as media that all are welcome to play and participate. If we are able to achieve this goal we will then look to expand the concept to include long term ‘Unlimited’ projects such as scenario and tournament teams providing disabled players with support, encouragement and practical advice.
We are approaching companies in the hope of any support they can offer the group, the team and for the idea of disabled paintball in general. With that in mind we are respectfully asking if your company would be able to offer any help in terms of support, publicity and encouragement, but also more tangible help as being a disabled person in the UK can be a very expensive business and some of our proposed players will not be able to entirely fund their efforts to play a major event. Please consider this request, ask if there are any questions raised, and if you might be interested in offering support then many thanks in advance and please let us know what form that support may take; many of our players are fully equipped but we will have need of some kit, paint, possibly a little help with a spare room as some of our players cannot easily camp, and most importantly the backing and encouragement of an already very supportive and inclusive industry. We can use anything from markers to squeegees and pots and all contributions will be gratefully received and acknowledged in all publicity, on jerseys etc. If during these tough times material support is not available then thank you for your time and please let us know as soon as conveniently possible as we have limited time and lots to do, and thanks on behalf of those already playing for your support and help in this amazing pursuit we all enjoy.
Our Facebook Page can be found here:- https://www.facebook.com/groups/128561354006014/
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sunday, 26 May 2013
For immediate release - May 15th, Old Hickory, Tennessee
The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship fund is very pleased to announce the winners and recipients for this year's scholarship assistance. This was not an easy task for the board members to evaluate each submission as there were numerous essays that were well written with interesting content.
"While we would like to support ALL the students who submitted their essays this year" states board chairman Jim Lively, "only the ones with the top marks as graded by the board will be receiving financial assistance for their educational institution of choice. Thanks one and all for sending in your essays and special thanks to all that help support the fund annually"
The following students were chosen to receive assistance from The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Fund. Each submission was carefully graded for spelling and punctuation, Originality and the Ability to Express.
$2,500 Tippmann Sports Award - Mathew Harley Scott studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Local Field: Phoenix Paintball
$2,500 Valken Sports Award - Nickolas Vernadakis studying Biophysics at the University of Connecticut
Local Field: Boston Paintball
$1,000 Players Award - Bryce McCarthy studying Cinematography/Videography at Emerson College
Local Field: PnL Paintball
$1,000 Players Award - John Dempsey studying Business & Marketing at West Virginia University
Local Field: Skyline Paintball
$1,000 Players Award - Sean Griggs studying Biology at Texas Christian University
Local Field: Predator Paintball
$500 Field Owners Award - Andrew Goto studying Speech Communication at The University of Central Florida
Local Field: G.I. Direct Paintball
$500 Field Owners Award - Andrew Goyer studying Engineering at Bridgewater College
Local Field: WarPlay Paintball
$500 Field Owners Award - Adrian Rivera studying Biology/Science at Brigham Young University
Local Field: Warriors for Christ Paintball Ministry
Once again a very special congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients and to all of the fund supporters that help establish the fund annually.
$2,500 National Scholarship Awards
$1,000 Players Scholarship Awards
National Professional Players League
Paintball Gear Canada
Cossio Insurance Agency
Quarter Master PB
PB Buying Group
Ms. Tina Ruzzo
Mr. Laurence Miller
Mr. Tony Porras
$500 Field Owners Scholarship Awards
Three Rivers PB Park
Wasaga Beach PB Park
Adventure Beach PB
E.M.R. PB Park
The Bob Gurnsey scholarship Fund is an ongoing project. To see to its longevity, we as a community must continue to do what we can to build the necessary funds. Please consider a donation, for more information please visit www.paintballscholarships.com/
Well summer is upon us again and the nights are getting longer and warmer, so it’s time for the annual Skirmish Charity event. As some of you may already know the Skirmish Network as a whole, and in the early days with Steve Bull with the over 35 tournament series, have raised tens of thousands of pounds for national and local charities with the emphasis on having a purely fun event for everybody to enjoy.
This year’s event will be held at Skirmish Nottingham in Sherwood Forest. The confirmed dates are Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.
The format of the event will be as follows.
The 3 worthy causes are Help for Heroes, McMillan Nurses and RSPCA. We all know and respect what our armed services give up for us, we all know someone who has died or is affected by cancer and finally, how many times do we see people abusing and abandoning animals, These poor creatures are supposed to be our best friends and loyal companions.
The event will be site approved paint only, This is more of a quality issue because of damaging paint used at the last D10 event against our wishes which is still around. To keep overheads as low as possible air will be supplied to 3000 psi from our onsite system.
Please, Please, Please can you help support this year’s event by either running a trade stand, donating prizes for the auction, supplying paintballs for sale on the day, or even sending up players or volunteers to help. Better still do all of these and come up and play yourself. It’s a fun event and will be good to get everybody together.
Please can you help spread the word about the event, you know where we are, right in the middle of the UK and really easy to get from all major towns.
Many Thanks in anticipation and I hope you can personally make the trip. Any questions please give us a call 0115 9230730
Nick & Sally Sanders