FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAROLINA FIELD OWNERS ASSOCIATION (CFOA) RELEASES IMPROVEMENTS TO THE 2006 TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Lexington, NC, January 2, 2006 - The CFOA is pleased to provide an outline of what the 2006 season has in store for players and teams across the southeast. The 2006 Season will continue to provide the excellence of CFOA tradition, while stirring excitement for new horizons.
In 2006, the CFOA will continue to streamline the way 5-man paintball is played. The CFOA will host seven (7) 5-man events across the Carolinas, Georgia, & Tennessee. These events will offer four (4) divisions of play including Novice, Rookie, Beginner, and Young Guns. There will be a mandatory promotion of players added to the rulebook and also to the ID system. These promotions will affect the playing classifications of the players of the top few novice teams from 2005, as well as a sizable portion of 2005’s rookie division. New for 2006 will be the addition of the Beginner and Young Guns divisions. The beginner division will be limited to only allow qualified players to compete a limited amount of times within this division before being promoted to rookie. Marker rules will be the same as all other divisions in the league. Young guns will be players under 16 years of age.
The CFOA will also introduce X-Ball on the regional level. Five (5) X-Ball events will be held across the southeast on dates that will not conflict with our traditional 5 man series. There will be two divisions of X-Ball offered: Advanced & Intermediate. These divisions have been set up to offer any team that plays 5-man, the opportunity to play X-Ball. The CFOA X-Ball format will follow suit with the PSP.
Other Noted Improvements
∗ The CFOA will produce four (4) additional 5-man events in Tennessee in 2006. These events will offer the same divisions of play, and all of the features and qualities that are trademarks of the CFOA.
∗ 2006 will mark the beginning of the CFOA employing a paid reffing staff. This will allow us to reach our goal of no more team reffing.
∗ The league will also employ the use of NXL proven technology such as radar guns and parabolic microphones. These devices will augment the Pact timers and help our reffing staff ensure a fair and level playing field.
∗ The CFOA will place a heavier emphasis on the individual event prize packages in 2006
∗ The CFOA will once again employ the APPA player ID system. The ID system will undergo several changes from its first year in CFOA. Those changes will cover everything including website appearance, the registration process, and on field roster checks. All of these adjustments will allow for a more player friendly and efficient ID system.
∗ The CFOA is also currently working on setting up a better system of communication between teams/players and the CFOA. This system will provide an easier means of contact, and will also provide a means of facilitating a public Question & Answer forum. This forum will allow players to ask questions and have them publicly answered.
There will be a press release covering the 2006 CFOA schedule of events as soon as all dates are confirmed. Look for more news on the 2006 CFOA sponsors and the prize-list in the weeks to come. All information regarding the CFOA can be found online at www.thecfoa.com
. We are truly excited about these new additions and improvements and look forward to a great 2006 CFOA season.
We at the CFOA want to thank all of our players for your continued support in making the CFOA the standard for paintball on the regional level.
For additional information, please contact: Larry Motes, President, Carolina Field Owners Association, Tel: 336.240.7981, firstname.lastname@example.org
, Website: www.thecfoa.com