The Singapore Paintball Series 2012 Leg 1
14 July 2012 (Singapore) – The Singapore Paintball Series 2012 Leg 1 kicked off at one of the oldest soccer fields in Singapore, Farrer Park on 14 & 15 July 2012. The SPS was first established in 2007 with aims of promoting and developing paintball sport in Singapore. Its secondary aim is to forge a strong relationship amongst the local paintball community and governing authorities so that paintball as a sport can gain recognition as a mainstream sport in the country. As one of the most established paintball tournaments in the Asia region, the SPS now has an extensive database of more than 500 registered players and referees with the numbers growing after every SPS event. “Paintball in Singapore has been progressing in recent years however restricted by the access of personal equipment such as paintball markers (guns). The SPS is currently working with related stakeholders to allow the sport to gain recognition in Singapore and hopefully to remove all barriers surrounding these restrictions.”, said Ben Seow, 34, co-founder of the SPS.
Since 2007, Dye Asia which has been an ardent supporter of the SPS has provided their support and sponsorship to the series in many ways possible. For this leg of the SPS, the SPS Referees are proud to don the Dye Referee Jerseys while performing their job in the field maintaining fair play and safety for the participants. The SPS Referees body was established in 2009 to support the growth of paintball refereeing in Singapore. SPS Referees certification courses are conducted twice a year so as to induct more referees into the industry. The SPS Referees are also trained under the guidance of AsiaRef Manager, Mr. Junaidi Kalil who oversees the development of paintball refereeing in Asia.
“The Dye Referee Jerseys are just what we need to do the job in the field, the armour plates provides the necessary protection for referees to perform their job in the field without the worry of getting hit on vital or sensitive areas such the lower back, armpit, etc”, mentioned Ref Idi who manages the SPS Referees.
Singapore Paintball Series 2012 Leg 2 will be held on 6 & 7 October 2012 at the Marina Promotory which is a distance walk away from the Marina Bay Sands casino located in the city center of Singapore.