FYI for future reference if anyone had questions regarding these events.
The classification is simply for this field rookie/novice. Our tourney series is focused on the original concept of playing paintball tourneys for fun and camaraderie (sp? sorry) and fellowship with other paintball players. As such we try to avoid the bickering/cheating/and intense play that higher leagues might have. For this reason the price is kept very low and everyone receives prizes at the end of the day (some pretty good ones if I do say so myself).
Action Park has many players who have played higher national events and been quite successfull. The home field team "Groundfire" normally refs these events to let newer less experienced players develop their skills. Groundfire continues to be one of the stronger/competetive teams in the Midwest, able to hold their own with the best of competition.
While our D1 teams at these events may not compete at a higher level circuit they I think they have just as much fun as the experienced players do at their events. Our events normally draw 20-30 teams witht he goal of introducing new players into the tourney format (we had 9 teams that had never even played an event before!!)
Sometimes I think we need to reflect on the fact that we probably all looked like some of these "less experienced" players when we started. I think Hoosier Daddy was simply trying to share the fact that his kids had a good time at this event.
Our next event will be posted soon.
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