The Nor*Cal Paintball Series is proud to announce the details of the 2010 season!BYOP-In order to make events more affordable in these tough times, All NCPS events in 2010 will be BRING YOUR OWN PAINTBALLS. Regular restrictions apply, no pink or red fill paintballs. Due to staining/safety, Monster, Recon, Impact, and Striker paintballs will not be allowed. For those who wish to purchase paintballs at the event, you may pre-order and purchase them at the event.
Venues-The NCPS will bring you greater diversity by utilizing multiple venues- This year the NCPS will be hosting two events at Santa Clara Paintball Park and two events at Midway Paintball Facility.
To cater to the needs of the paintball community, the NCPS will be offering new formats/divisions for 2010:
*2-Man Young Guns- There will be no tournament entry fee for this division, players need only pay regular entry to the paintball field. This division exists in order to give our young paintballers a fun, safe, non-intimidating, and affordable way to start playing paintball tournaments. This division is for players who have NO tournament experience and are between the ages of 10 and 13. Up to three player may be on a team roster, only two will be on the field playing at any given time. Format- 2-man center flag, 3 minute time limit, 280 FPS.Limit-8 teams.
*3-Man Beginner/Rookie(Division 5)- This division is for new teams/players playing their first year of tournament paintball. Teams/players who played Young Guns last year, may play this division. If you played more than 2 events in 2009 or before, in any division other than Young Guns, then you do not qualify for this division. A Division 5 team may have up to 5 players on the team roster. The extra players may rotate in or serve as back up players.Format-3-Man center flag, 3 minute limit, semi-auto with unlimited R.O.F., no sideline coaching, 300fps.
*3-Man Open - This division is for players who played 3-Man last year or players with some experience, who are looking to play in a reputable, honest, and affordable local league. Players who are classified as Pro, Semi-Pro, or Division 1 players, will not be allowed to play in this division. Playing the open division will not affect your national ranking. This is a good way for players to get in some competitive tournament time without the commitment/expense that a 5-man team often requires. Format-3-Man center flag, 3 minute limit, semi-auto with unlimited R.O.F., no sideline coaching, 300fps.
*5-Man Race to 2 X-ball (Division 4) - This format is extremely popular throughout the United States and is gaining popularity in Northern Califorinia. Many people believe X-Ball to be the future of paintball. This division is for entry level X-Ball players/teams new to X-Ball. Since X-Ball is entirely different, NPPL and XPSL experience will not count against you. Teams will most likely be fine with 5 players and a coach. However, since x-ball is exhausting, we will allow a team to roster up to 8 players in addition to a designated sideline coach. Format-5-Man X-Ball race to two, sideline coaching, ramping guns at 10bps, visible game clock, 5 min limit, 300fps. Limit 16 teams
*if you have questions regarding your classification please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2-Man Young Guns ... . Free**
3-Man Beginner/Rookie(D5) .$200 entry
3-Man Open . .$200 entry
5-Man Race to 2 X-Ball (D4) . $450 entry
** Young Guns players pay only regular field entry.
Prizes *Cash Prizes*
1st Place 5-Man .$1,000 & trophy
1st Place 3-Man (D5) $500 & trophy
1st Place 3-Man (open) ..$500 & trophy
* prizes based on 14 teams for 5-man, 10 teams for 3-Man Rookie/Beginner and 10 teams for 3-ManOpen
Event #1-Feb.27th &28th @ SCP-San Jose, CA
Event #2- April 24th & 25th @ Midway-Vacaville, CA
Event #3- June 26th & 27th @ SCP-San Jose, CA
Event #4-Aug. 14th & 15th @ Midway-Vacaville, CA
2-Day Events- both 3-Man divisions will be held on Saturday and 5-Man Sunday
Player Id cards -All players will need player id cards for the 2010 season. Player Id cards will be $20 for the 2010.You can sign up now for id cards and start saving on admission at Midway Paintball and Santa Clara Paintball. Get your card at www.paintball-players.org
Media-Big Red Photography will be at all events. You can see pictures from 2008 and 2009 events at www.bigredphotography.net . D-Side will be taking video at all events and releasing several videos throughout the year. Watch out for lots of exciting stuff from both of these companies this year.
Registration-Registration opens January 10th. Show your support and sign up your team when registration opens. You can sign your team and pay later when you have collected team funds. On 01/10/10 you can sign up at www.paintball-players.org
Great time for Young Guns! GET AT IT KIDS!!!!! : ))))))