NPPL has announced that they will include the Race to Format next near... Race to 7-man for Pro and D1, and Race to 5-man for the lower divisions. They will still include 7-man single point for the lower divisions, but I see this as the death of the single point format (which I don't mind).
I have not kept up on the politics of paintball, does this hint at an upcoming merger of NPPL and PSP?
NPPL, announces both 7 Man & X Ball divisional play for 2012
The NPPL is proud to give 2012 tournament teams a choice by offering both the Traditional 7 man Capture the Flag format and the Millennium Series format which includes Race to 5, Race to 4 and Race to 2. The following 8 divisions will be offered by NPPL for the 2012 season.
The NPPL Professional and Semi Pro 7 Man Divisions:
Professional - 7 man race to 5 Format.
Semi Pro/ D1 - 7 man race to 4 Format.
The NPPL 7 Man Divisions:
D2 - 7 man Capture Flag Traditional
D3 - 7 man Capture Flag Traditional
D4 - 7 man Capture Flag Traditional
NPPL race to 5-Man Divisions:
D2 - 5 man race to 4 (Millennium)
D3 - 5 man race to 4 (Millennium)
D4 - 5 man race to 2 (Millennium)
The only changes to the Millennium format rules will be no coaching or ramping. Instead the Rate of Fire (ROF) will be Semi Automatic 15 Balls Per Second (BPS)
The NPPL rules and format committee will be announcing more details on both formats including: event prize packages, series prizes for each division, entry fees, feeder series information and details on divisional team relegation and promotion. We are excited to offer teams the choice to play both formats this year. Team Registration for Huntington Beach will be opening soon on www.nppl.com.
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