Archive for June, 2012

The CBP Event 2 in Sao Paulo Brazil

Friday, June 15th, 2012

After a successful first event, the CBP returned to the Mega Play Paintball Field in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event was held on May 19th and 20th, hosting 33 teams divided into 2 categories; Open and Amateur. In just 2 days, all entrances for the tournament were sold out!

The next event will be held on August 25th and 26th. The CBP would like to send a big thank you to Dye for all of their support.

CBP Event 2 Results:

OPEN
1 – Jungle Boyz (Dye sponsored team)
2 – Mega Play (Dye sponsored team)
3 – Papeletto

AMATUER
1 – Arsenal
2 – Renegados
3 – Sabotagem (Dye sponsored team)

Even Ironmen have fathers, Happy Fathers Day!

Friday, June 15th, 2012


Written by Steve Humphreys

Playing paintball with my 11 year old son ( Eric Humphreys ) and his friends was always something we looked forward to for weekend fun. The first time he asked if he could play I was concerned that he would not be able to take getting shot. So before investing in the cost of a gun, gear and the 45 minute drive up to the paintball field. I took him out back to shoot at him. Three layers of clothes at about a 50ft range. I was pretty uneasy about shooting my son and I knew it was going to sting. My first shot went right by him, I missed. My second shot got him and he hopped around a little bit. When he was done he said it was not that bad and asked if we could play on the upcoming weekend.

Our first day playing together was in woods in San Diego. For the most part we hung in the back, but I think he was having fun just shooting the gun and wearing the gear. He pretty much shot a case of paint at trees and rocks. We talked about how much fun the day was and it was non-stop paintball talk all the way home. I do not even know if he shot anyone that day but he had a blast and I enjoyed playing along side of him.

Velocity Paintball field owners, also friends of mine called me a month later. They had seen us out playing and asked me to put a young guns team together to enter their annual tournament, “Velocity Summer Series”. At the time hockey was the only sport our family focused on. Two teammates and friends from hockey had a paintball party in the woods, we recruited them and “Wrecking Crew” was born. The day of the event was exciting for the team. I kept it cool but my stomach was full of butterflies. They put in some “hard work” and won 2 or 3 games that day. Win or lose you couldn’t take the smiles off their faces all day. From that day forward my son was hooked on tournament paintball.

He worked his way up through the young guns and divisional tournaments for the next few years playing on Wrecking Crew. In 2010 he was offered a tryout to play for Mike Hinman and Aftermath. I knew this was a great opportunity for him, to play for one of the best coaches at recognizing and developing young talent. Aftermath came to an end right before World Cup of the same year. SK and Ironmen offered him a spot for World Cup in 2011. He had always looked up to the players on Ironmen especially Billy Wing, and it was another great opportunity for him. He has played for Ironmen the last 2 years. Working his way from a 1 or 2 point a match player to getting regular playing time and even leading the league in points played in 2012.

I have had the pleasure of coaching my son in sports for 12 years. It has been an amazing experience watching him grow as a player. I know it hasn’t been easy for him. After all who wants a coach who is your dad. I’m glad I have been there with him, going through the same highs and lows of wins and losses, teams falling apart and rebuilding, the loss of friends and teammates. As a coach I have never been easy on him, as a matter of fact I was always toughest on him over the years. It was always my hope to challenge him and have him challenge himself to take his game to the next level. As a dad I couldn’t be any more proud of the player he is becoming. I truly love watching him compete in paintball tournaments.
My memories are fond ones; Chasing alligators in Florida, practicing in pouring rain or blistering heat, South Carolina fireworks war, and endless practical jokes and pranks. But my fondest memory will always be looking out on the paintball field seeing him walking the field, analyzing the bunkers and just taking it all in.

Thank you Eric for letting me tag along on your paintball journey.

Dad
Steve Humphreys

South American Circuit Paintball – Argentina Recap

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The CSP (South American Circuit Paintball), now an affiliate of PSP(Paintball Sports Promotions), had a great start with their first event in Argentina on March 17 and 18. On Friday, APPA CEO Christopher Raehl began collecting photos and information of players, a task that went into the late night and throughout the next day.

 

Being the first event in Argentina, teams from all over South America gathered together to play Paintball. A total of 26 teams hailing from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela competed in 3 categories, Open, Amateur and Novice.

 

Congratulations to the winners of the first CSP Event.

 

OPEN:

1 – LOD

2 – Moonwalkers

3 – Shinnigami

 

AMATUER:

1 – Verdugos

2 – Dark Blast

3 – Hellcife

 

NOVICE:

1 – El Clan

2 – Gamma

3 – LOD Army

The CBP Event 1 in Sao Paolo Brazil

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The CBP (Circuit Brazilian Paintball) will be holding 5 events in 2012. The first event was held on March 31st-April 1st in Sao Paulo, Brazil with an attendance of 31 teams from all over Brazil, divided into 2 categories, Open and Amateur. The two-day event had 178 games held on one field. On Saturday, games started at 7:30am and finished at 5:30pm. On Sunday, they began at 7:30am and ended at 3:00pm. The weather on both days was perfect for playing Paintball.

Dye has been the main sponsor of the CBP since it began 6 years ago. Year after year, the sport has seen significant growth in Brazil.

The following are the winners of the first event:

OPEN:
1 – Rapinas (Dye sponsored team)
2 – Jungle Boyz (Dye sponsored team)
3 – Ninjinhas

AMATEUR:
1 – Sabotagem (Dye sponsored team)
2 – Made in Brasilia
3 – Insanos

Adventure Games in New Hampshire

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012


AG Paintball was started in 1988 as “Adventure Games” and has been a
paintball park ever since! Only a few short miles from where the original
game was played in 1981, AG Paintball has roots in the paintball community.
With 30 acres and 11 playing fields, AG Paintball is the largest and most
developed paintball park in New Hampshire.

The fully stocked pro-shop specializes in Dye product and is supported by a
combined forty years of paintball experience in its retail employees and
technicians. They have what you need to play, and know how to fix it when it
inevitably goes down.


Field amenities are top-notch featuring self-service 3000 and 4500psi
stations, covered staging areas equipped with grills and picnic tables,
digital check-in system, full range of products from every manufacturer, and
high quality field paint.

AG Paintball prides itself in its dedication to paintball players at every
level. Whether you’re Johnny ‘come once’ rental player, Joe ‘weekend
warrior’ paintball, or Tommy ‘tourny-balla’ pro, you’re going to have a
blast at AG Paintball.

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