Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Archive for August, 2012
Monday, August 6th, 2012
The event started off on a fresh morning with the temperature in the single digits. As I got to the field in the morning I had a tech table set up ready to help anyone with Dye or Proto markers and to make sure they were all fine tuned and ready for the day. I had to do a bit of work on my own marker because I was given the opportunity to play with teams that I could not turn down.
The TK WASP Tournament series has 2 divisions a Pro and Amateur division. Games are played as a standard 5 man to 1 point on a Race 2 field. One thing that works out really well is that the level of play from the lower division teams is on the incline because at each event every team plays everyone regardless of division. Then they total up the points, find the winners of the 2 divisions and also overall placing. This is great because the Am teams can really see where they stood against the Pros.
After the day was done STK had won the event in the Pro division and Wrecking won the Am division and also finished third overall with all the teams combined. Players in WA watch out for the Wrecking Crew as they will be a force to face as they keep training the way they have been.
WASP have excellent facilities from the paintball fields, 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, squash court and also a country club so when you finish your 9 holes of golf , and a day of paintball you can sit down and relax. Order a few drinks and some food and recap the day with all the “war stories.” The club house was where the trophy presentation took place and all the teams stuck around to hang out. Unlike other events I have been to everyone stayed to watch the awards. It was awesome and just showed that the event was based on having fun and making sure everyone was happy. There were some prizes donated by Dye to players who stood out and also to teams who earned it.
A big thank you to EVERYONE at WASP Paintball for always being a great host to myself and for putting on a great event. If you have ever wanted to play an event in Western Australia I would suggest adding this event series to your list.
- Devon Stutz
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Past weekend Mike Paxson took some time of from the competitions and threw a one of his world famous paintball clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada at Extreme Paintball with team Destiny. Paxson is currently sitting in the top 10 ranked players of PSP, by paintballaccess.com. He has won multiple championships and tournaments over his legendary pro paintball career and has taught paintball camps and clinics over 11 years, so he definitely knows what he is talking about.
An extremely good turnout of approximately 60 players attended both days. It all started close to the crack of dawn, with players arriving at 6am to start training by 7am. The one-day clinic on Saturday full of drills and scrimmages took place all before the Vegas heat was able to reach its highest of 110 degrees. Then on Sunday, 7 teams were scheduled to play in a rotation with very little break in between games. Mike Paxson was there to give each team pointers on what would make their team better. All different divisions and even a beginner team was there. Paxson even jumped in during the games to give younger and less experienced players a chance to play against a pro.
Local Vegas players and local team, Northside Empire, didn’t mind waking up earlier than usual business hours at the amazing paintball facility known as Vegas Xtreme. It wasn’t only local players that attended, either. Players from all across the country came from California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington. Even rookie all-female team hailing from San Diego, Thorns on Roses, attended. Teams really enjoyed playing against Destiny and Paxson, because of their diverse levels of talent.
Destiny X will have an all-female line and an all-male line and will compete in both D2 and in D4, which is set to debut at the PSP World Cup October 25-28. All Destiny teams will be coached by Head Coach, Mike Paxson, and assistant coaches, Rocky Cagnoni, Bea Paxson, Norman Woo, and Sonny Lopez.
Attend a clinic by Mike Paxson soon by staying tuned at his Facebook page -Facebook.com/MikePaxson and at DestinyPaintball.com.
See Paxson and the Ironmen compete at the next PSP event, the MidAtlantic Open, August 10-12. tune in www.paintballaccess.com and follow us in www.dyepaintball.com