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Throw Back to 2000 & The start of Xball

Step Back Into Time Nine Year Ago

The begining of Xball started with the Nations Cup 2002

Nation’s Cup Invitational
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This August 7th-11th, the “Diablo IAO” 2002 will host the World Premiere of the annual “Nation’s Cup Invitational”, a prestigious new International Paintball Title Event. The Nation’s Cup will bring hand picked “All Star Teams” from eight Nations, to represent their Country in the “Olympics of Paintball”, playing a unique Paintball Tournament format called “X Ball”.

One Captain per Country:
A single Captain from each Country, selected by the “Nation’s Cup” officiating committee, will select their own All Star Team rosters, from their own Countrymen. Each Country’s Team will travel to the Diablo International Amateur Open in Pittsburgh, to make their bid for the highest national honor in Paintball:
Bring Home the “Nation’s Cup” Title!

The Captains will be announced as soon as each Captain confirms their acceptance of this prestigious challenge. USA Captain, Bob Long, is expected to complete his special “Team USA” roster choices soon, to be announced in the coming weeks.

“X Ball” Format:
“The Nation’s Cup “X Ball” games will be the most exciting Paintball Games you’ve ever seen”, says developer Richmond Italia of Diablo Paintball. “From high atop the command tower, a digital ScoreBoard will display the score, the remaining game-time and penalty-box times, it will even display Players’ chrony-speeds, transmitted from on- field chronys!”

Italia went on to say, “ Just like hockey, Football, and Soccer, the games will be played in four quarters. Teams will be motivated to hang the flag as many times as possible before the buzzer marks the end of each quarter. Teams will face each other, game after game, hang after hang, until the period is over”. Each Flag-hang will bring a brief 3-minute re-set period for Players to get ready again. You’ll see Teams with Pit- Crews, racing to get Players re-set between games. Imagine Pit-Crew uniforms, Pit-Carts with Paint coolers, goggle and barrel cleaning stations, Speed-Pod re-fillers, and all kinds of special gear being created by each Team, in their frantic effort to get every Player ready for each re-start. As fast as physically possible, the Pit crew must handle every Player; hits cleaned, tanks re-aired, packs re-filled, barrels cleaned, thirsts quenched, all in three minutes, to be back on-field in time for the re-start. The Nation’s Cup will be played on a Custom “Ultimate AirBall” field, emblazoned with Flags of each represented country, including unique custom bunkers, created just for “X Ball” tournaments.

Traveling Trophy:
Just like the world-famous “America’s Cup” Yachting race and the “Indianapolis 500”, each year’s winner will have their Team Name and Country engraved onto the prestigious “Nation’s Cup” traveling Trophy, which will be proudly exhibited at various major Paintball events, for all to admire. National Flags will adorn the perimeter of the gleaming Nation’s Cup trophy, representing every Country in which Paintball is played around the world. Each year, the growing list of annual winners will be added to the engraved brass panels around the solid mahogany base. The spectacular “Nation’s Cup” Trophy was created by “Sparta Pewter”, one of the most respected award designers in North America.

Eight Countries compete: Rumors about this exciting event have already begun, resulting in early Team commitments from Canada, France, Portugal, England, and the USA. Who will rise to the challenge to fill the remaining three positions? Expect commitments soon from any of the following Paintball countries: Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, or Venezuela.

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PSP Supporting League Program

Paintball Sports Promotions Is Teaming Up with Local and Regional RaceTo Leagues

Last month, the PSP announced its affiliation with six regional leagues forming the Unified National & Regional RaceTo Format.  These affiliated leagues are working together to provide a consistent experience for players across leagues and divisions, as well as creating a universal player ranking in conjunction with the APPA that fits both the regional and national levels.

Now the PSP would like to announce a program for local leagues; the PSP Supporting League program.

PSP Supporting Leagues are committed to further establishing the RaceTo Format as the standard in tournament paintball.  These leagues abide by PSP Rules (with minor modifications) and use the UCP Classification System in association with the APPA.  The PSP assists Supporting Leagues with prize packages, league promotion and offer assistance with improving and establishing a solid reffing program.  If you are a tournament operator who believes in promoting the RaceTo format and are interested in assistance with prizes as well as promoting your league, please email Camille Lemanski at camille@pspevents.com for more information on how you can become a 2010 PSP Supporting League.

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2009 NAX First Round Schedule

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CXBL Event 5 Review

North America Xtreme Paintball League

Ground Zero Paintball pulled through with another successful paintball event once again, hosting the fifth event of the season in Gananoque, Ontario. Unbelievably, it was already here. This was the last event for your team to make the cut as the number one team in your division, the last chance at bringing home the medals, and the last shot at making NAX. We, the players, and spectators, witnessed it all. Everything from the tears and blood, to the joy and high feeling of accomplishment. It all comes in the package; hopefully you were fortunate enough to catch it all live.

Sometimes there is just too much to tell, or, you just don’t know where to kick the weekend’s story off from. So the best way to resolve this is by starting with congratulating all the teams who busted their buts this season in the trenches, and now have made it to the top. After all the hard work, dedication, money, and time put into this, they deserve one big round of applause.

CX4 team Whitby Rhino Rampage came first this season, winning the series title as the number one CX4 team in their division. They came through with a total of 225 points this season, along with Codrington Corrupted Youth in second place and Hamilton Havoc in third place. It was a tight division, packed with close matches all season long, but everybody did an amazing job. Congratulations boys, enjoy the prizes and super cool medals.

RXL team Woodstock Defiance came into the division with next to no Xball experience, other than being under the wing of Travis Kropf (ex. Shockwave Canada player). This was their first year as a real team together, gaining hundreds of war stories and hotel memories this season together as a team. They went through the drama together, and have now learned how to win together. Woodstock Defiance also accomplished their goal of winning an MXL spot in the league for next season. Congratulations on a job well done. Essex Supremacy led shortly behind in second place, as well as Joyceville Juveniles in third place. Hopefully everybody takes another shot at the title next season in 2010, where we’ll find more exciting matches and new winners.

Kitchener Recon came into MXL this season after winning their spot from RXL in 2008. They smashed their way through RXL, now absolutely obliterating anybody in their path in MXL. Recon has a point differential of plus 65, leaving the closest contender (Sudbury Union) in the dust with only plus 18. They not only blew the points off the score sheets, but also managed to win every single match, going undefeated this season. If that isn’t impressive enough, they also not only won a CXBL spot for next year, but an AXBL spot as well. Kitchener Recon competed in MXL up in the states as well, under the name of Bronx Hate. It just so happens that Bronx Hate went undefeated this season in the MXL division. This group of players definitely has something going for them, who knows what 2010 will bring. I believe I speak for them when I say thanks go out to their loyal coach Nelson Fonseca. Congrats also go out to Elmira Nemesis for coming in second place and Waterloo Wildcards for coming in third.

CXBL was an absolute, out of control, rollercoaster this season. Teams that were in the bottom seemed to somehow find their groove around the middle, and others who thought to have no worries, fell into the ground. Although, three particular teams seemed to always be in the same ball park. First up was Cambridge Raiders, the thought to be winning team this season. Next up was Kingston Criminal Factory, a team that was coming from experience, as well as the help from hired pros Bart Blonski and Pete Utschig. Finally was Toronto Rage, a well represented team who made some major pickups this season to perfect the roster. All three teams grinded out hard matches with one another, but the question remained, who would break through with the medals and move onto NAX? The answer was Toronto Rage. After Cambridge Raiders slipped last event, Toronto Rage seized all the open opportunities possible. Quick points in clutch times raised their point differential a ton, bringing them the medals and entitling them as the number one team in Central CXBL. Cambridge Raiders just fell short, coming in second. Kingston Criminal Factory remained in third with only a total of 10 points, compared to Rage and Raiders with 12. Amazing jobs everybody, but the action isn’t close to over yet. NAX is in less than a month, so I hope to see everybody there.

Special Thanks go out to all of our hosts for making this possible. Ground Zero, Flag Raiders, Soldier Gear, and Bingemans entertainment center all did a phenomenal job with the events. Special thanks also go out to BuyPBL, Draxxus, VForce, Smart Parts, Sup Air Ball, Canadian Tire, and FantasyPB for making any of this possible. The best event of the season is always saved for last; NAX is going to get hectic. The pressure is on and the teams demand 110% out of their players at this point. Stay tuned in and don’t miss a second of it with ThisIsPaintball.ca!

Kyle Muffty

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2009 CXBL NAX Star Standings

North America Xtreme Paintball League

Picked Up A Few NAX Stars? – Your Invited To The VIP Tent At The NAX Championships.

If you are a current AXBL or CXBL player and have 8 NAX Star Points or more bring your player ID card and show it to the bouncer at the VIP tent at the NAX Championships and enjoy all the benefits of being a top Xball player.

The VIP tent will be setup on the fifty yard line at the final event on Saturday and Sunday Sept 15th and 16th at Flag Raiders. You’ll be able to check out the food, drinks, music and more.

2009 NAX STARS STANDINGS
# Player Pts
1 Guy, Phil (Mirabel) 13
2 Brown, Matthew (Beverly) 11
3 Benoit, Jesse (Toronto) 9
4 Grocholski, Jason (St-Jovite) 9
5 Harris-Matticks, Gerry (Kingsey Falls) 9
6 Herda, Stefan (Cambridge) 9
7 Utschig, Peter (Kingston) 9
8 Baur, Buddy (Moncton) 8
9 Blonski, Bart (Kingston) 8
10 Cooper, Andrew (Kingston) 8
11 Rivel, Jean Philippe (St-Jovite) 8
12 Thornburn, Justin (Cambridge) 8
13 Yachimec, Zane (St Albert) 8
14 Andrew, Jacob (Coboconk) 7
15 Bhan, Neal (Toronto) 7
16 Caron, Marc Andre (Mirabel) 7
17 Cornell, Justin (St Albert) 7
18 Horgan, Evan (Vancouver) 7
19 Baillargeon, Marco (Mont-Tremblant) 6
20 Berthelot, Steve (Mont-Tremblant) 6
21 Boehme, Blake (Windsor) 6
22 Brooke, Robin (Edmonton) 6
23 Chabot, Antony (Mirabel) 6
24 Emberson, Aaron (Wasaga) 6
25 Henderson, Cody (Wasaga) 6
26 Mickowsky, Cody (Mont-Tremblant) 6
27 Ouimet, Joshua (St Albert) 6
28 Pilon Morand, Vincent (Lasalle) 6
29 Scott, Cole (Vancouver) 6
30 Coady, Bryce (Moncton) 5
31 Desouza, Nigel (Windsor) 5
32 Lengacher, Matt (Almonte) 5
33 Paxson, Mike (Edmonton) 5
34 Stoyle, Shayne (Barrie) 5
35 Chantler, Ryan (London) 4
36 Edgington, Jonny (Red Deer) 4
37 Howell, Adam (Almonte) 4
38 Hyland, Joseph (Barrie) 4
39 Jones, Jason (Wasaga) 4
40 Szypka, Daniel (Toronto) 4
41 Tahhan, Johnny (Winnipeg) 4
42 Benoit, Simon (Lasalle) 3
43 Berube, Raphael (Kingsey Falls) 3
44 Bryce, Justin (Roxboro) 3
45 Dubuc Lecomte, Jonathan (Mirabel) 3
46 Easthope, Steve (Calgary) 3
47 Falk, Travis (Winnipeg) 3
48 Grape, Krushyn (Cambridge) 3
49 Guilbault, Olivier (Mont-Tremblant) 3
50 Hogle, Jared (Roxboro) 3
51 Lewis, Tommy (Coboconk) 3
52 Luimes, Richard (Beverly) 3
53 Macgillivray, Neil (Red Deer) 3
54 Markic, Tony (Barrie) 3
55 Mccall, Hamish (London) 3
56 Pagacz, Jordan (Edmonton) 3
57 Papissian, Varant (Windsor) 3
58 Patton, Hilton (Beverly) 3
59 Pittman, Matt (St Albert) 3
60 Polnicky, Mitch (Almonte) 3
61 Renzi, Vincent (Kingsey Falls) 3
62 Richards, Eric (Cambridge) 3
63 Roughley, Jacob (Cambridge) 3
64 Saunders, Todd (Wasaga) 3
65 Schlichenmayer, Darcy (Edmonton) 3
66 Schmitt, Jake (Roxboro) 3
67 Shail, Brady (Almonte) 3
68 Short, Brandon (Edmonton) 3
69 Siewers, Greg (Edmonton) 3
70 Slowiak, Nick (Mont-Tremblant) 3
71 Taranowski, Anthony (Winnipeg) 3
72 Theriault, Kyle (Moncton) 3
73 Turner, Will (Coboconk) 3
74 Wood, Gavin (Vancouver) 3
75 Yaxley, Arnold (Lasalle) 3
76 Banville, Neil (Kingsey Falls) 2
77 Battige, Frank (Roxboro) 2
78 Butterworth, Phil (Calgary) 2
79 Chow, Mathieu (Mirabel) 2
80 Ditullio, Mike (Wasaga) 2
81 Edgington, Justin (Red Deer) 2
82 Gadke, Cory (Beverly) 2
83 Gastelum, Josh (Moncton) 2
84 Gravelle, Eric (St-Jovite) 2
85 Guitard, Tyler (Moncton) 2
86 Guppy, Drew (Toronto) 2
87 Hexter, Andrew (London) 2
88 Ing, Justin (Toronto) 2
89 Klimenko, Martin (Winnipeg) 2
90 Legris, Caroline (Mont-Tremblant) 2
91 Lindloge, Ryan (Kingsey Falls) 2
92 Lock, Corbin (Vancouver) 2
93 Lyle, Rich (Kingston) 2
94 Ma, Kimberley (Red Deer) 2
95 Macdonald, Jeff (Moncton) 2
96 Martens, Grayson (Calgary) 2
97 Mcquaid, David (Coboconk) 2
98 O’Brien, Brendan (Windsor) 2
99 Pilon, Sebastien (Almonte) 2
100 Pretot, Fred (Kingsey Falls) 2
101 Rowbotham, Craig (Red Deer) 2
102 Stewart, Evan (Windsor) 2
103 Teixeira, Ryan (Cambridge) 2
104 Thompson, Jonathan (St Albert) 2
105 Thorne, Anderw (Coboconk) 2
106 Yachimec, Bart (St Albert) 2
107 Beaudin, Jessica (Kingston) 1
108 Beaudoin, Jonathan (Lasalle) 1
109 Benabed, Samy (Mirabel) 1
110 Connel, Frank (Moncton) 1
111 Costa, Jeremy (Kingsey Falls) 1
112 Curry, Kevin (Moncton) 1
113 Desjardins, Frederic (Mont-Tremblant) 1
114 Evans, Peter (Kingston) 1
115 Faiazza, Anthony (St Albert) 1
116 Fay, Nicholas (Winnipeg) 1
117 Gagne, Philippe (Mont-Tremblant) 1
118 Gareau, Eric (Mont-Tremblant) 1
119 Graham, Brock (Wasaga) 1
120 Guest, Thomas (Windsor) 1
121 Kropf, Travis (Cambridge) 1
122 Macarine, Emmanuel (Mont-Tremblant) 1
123 McInnes, Mark (Barrie) 1
124 Monville, Sammuel (Kingston) 1
125 Oglestone, Brad (Toronto) 1
126 Pomerleau, Alexandre (Mirabel) 1
127 Rivard, Jeff (London) 1
128 Schwarz, Justin (Beverly) 1
129 Sutton, Dani John (Calgary) 1
130 Thompson, Sean (Winnipeg) 1
131 Tremblay, Ludovic (Mont-Tremblant) 1
132 Veenema, Leonard (Calgary) 1
133 Woodcock, Chris (Almonte) 1

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CXBL Event 3 Photos

Some photos from the CXBl Event 3 at Ground Zero Paintball from Jeremy Maillet at PlayonPics.com

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Wasaga Beach Paintball Presents: Black Reign – W.A.R. On The Horizion

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