until registration for HB... will any solid information about the rules, playing schedule, vendors, sponsors, ranking system, pricing, etc be released before the 16th so teams can make educated decisions about putting up entry money and buying plane tickets and booking hotels?
US Paintball League’s 2009 Schedule
Introducing Your League’s Western and Eastern Conferences
The US Paintball League’s 2009 season will consist of six events. The season opener, the Surf City Open, will take place on the beach in Huntington Beach, CA April 3 – 5, 2009.
The US Paintball League will offer Divisional teams three titles to compete in; a Western Conference title, Eastern Conference title and the National Series title. To win their Conference Title, teams will be able to earn points in three events. To win the National Series, your team can play in any of the six events with your top four scores counting towards the over all title.
Bart Yachimec of Edmonton Impact explained “we wanted to make sure teams who couldn’t afford to compete in all of the events still had a chance at earning a championship by only having to travel to one event. Just the same, teams who want to support the circuit by playing in most or all of the events will be rewarded with the opportunity to swap out some of the standings”.
US Paintball League Commissioner Chuck Hendsch added that “By introducing Conference play the league is looking to add excitement to the series race and give teams a better chance at winning their conference title, a National title or both.”
All six dates of the 2009 US Paintball League are confirmed, with some venues yet to be announced:
Surf City Open: April 3 – 5, 2009 Huntington Beach, CA
DC Challenge: May 15 – 17, 2009 Washington D.C
Bay City Open: June 19 – 21, 2009 San Jose, CA
New England Classic: July 31 – August 2, 2009 Boston, MA
West Coast Open: August 28 – 30, 2009 Venue to be Announced
World Championships: October 2 – 4, 2009* Date and Venue to be Announced
All events count towards the National Series Title.
Registration for the US Paintball League’s Surf City Open April 3 – 5, 2009 in Huntington Beach, CA opens February 16, 2009. This event will be capped off at 130 teams, so teams will need to register as soon as possible to secure a spot in this highly anticipated event.
The US Paintball League has lowered the 2009 entrance fees and raised the prize package.
A professional player is someone who is listed on a 2009 USPL Pro roster or 2009 NXL roster. Anyone who played professional in 2008 but is not on a 2009 pro roster (USPL or NXL) is classified as Semi Pro.
• D1 may have unlimited D1 players, unlimited SP players and up to 2 Pro players
• D2 may have all D2 players, up to two D1 players, no SP or Pro players
• D3 may have only D3 players
• 5 man players cannot have any NPPL experience (this classifies them as D3 5-man) with the exception of up to one D3 7-man player.
US Paintball League Pro/Am
Register early and get the Pro Player of your choice!
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - February 7, 2009 - Divisional 7-man teams, here's your chance to own a pro for the weekend! Each team registered in Division 3, 2 and 1 7-man for Huntington Beach will get to select one US Paintball League Pro Player to coach them for the Huntington Beach event. The Pro player cannot play with you of course, but they will spend one hour walking the fields with your team and discuss game plans on Thursday. Your pro will also be available, as time allows, to help your team throughout the weekend.
Each Divisional 7-man team that registers for Huntington Beach and pays in full, will get to select the Pro player of their choice.
Each pro player will only be available for one team, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if you're the first team to register and pay in full, you are guaranteed to get the pro of your choice! If you register and pay in full last, you won't have much say in which pro will help you throughout the weekend. Register early and it really could make a difference in how well your team performs in Huntington Beach!
Confirmed - the US Paintball League will be uncapped Semi Auto...
More details surrounding the conferences will be included in the 2009 US Paintball League Rule Book.
i am well aware of that information. by playing schedule i meant what divisons are playing what days. chuck mentioned in the interview that pros are playing fridays, does that mean divisional play is only on saturday and sunday? they havent specified any of the details. i know the rulebook is supposed to be close the the nppl's but theres been nothing official. no word on system of classifying rostered players. no clearing up on rumors of a paint tax or paint sponsors. there is still a lot of information to be revealed and registration is approaching.