2)Scranton PA, then you'll be looking for the NEIC Class AA (5-man) tournaments. There are 4 of them each year, ranging in location from Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Philly, etc. Plus Nationals in April, it will probably be down South somewhere.
3)Clubs and Club Sports at our school go through a funding process where we make a budget for the next year and submit it for approval in March. By the end of May we'll have an answer on how much funding we've been allocated. Other schools have different processes, check with your school's activities board/SGA. I wouldn't expect them to fund your equipment, as that might turn into a rather nasty situation on maintenance/ownership.
4)About $500 for paint and entrance, plus travel expenses. Some events you might need to get a hotel room if its a long distance (Pittsburgh = 5-6 hours from Philly including stopping at every
5)Class AA is a 5-man format. It is open to all teams. Class A is an X-Ball format. Conferences are closed at the beginning of the season, but there are open events at World Cup and Nationals.
6)Bare minimum, 5. But a better number would be 7-8, since you never know when people can't make an event.
7)Usually, in my experience, the only people interested in paintball at school are those that already play. I don't think we've ever recruited someone brand new to the sport since I've been here.
8)The only problem I've experienced is getting people to practice. And jersey designs. Those always are a pain in the ***. But I guess it pays off for the **** we got
One thing that I recommend is that once you get a solid roster and are ready to compete, get some outside support. The best way to do this is find a field and work with them on a deal. You help them ref tournaments, ref rec days, clean bunkers, etc, they'll repay you with ****, whether it be cash or free practices/paint.