Originally Posted by CINCI_PB
We are in the process now of registering with APPA by popular demand. Cincincinnati Paintball will offer D5 D4 D3 Series......All will have the same entry and prize potential....we are about some good competition. Good luck.
Streaming live on the internet just because I can....and we will sell you dvds of the whole event, even private parties and more......the best of paintball is at Cincinnat Paintball!
and you know what...there is more to come....
Here is the one problem I have with using the APPA. I am going to use MROF as a example.
If you have a team like MROF playing Div 5 with basically all of the new teams, how is that going to be fair?
A team that has been playing every PPC series, and local event for maybe the past 3 years? But none of them ever playing a PSP or NPPL/USPL event. Therefore they could sign up as DIV 5 and wipe out the division and win the money.
Then you could say have Cincinnati Devastation who will play DIV 4? this year, and yet they are a newer team than MROF. They just decided to pony up and play a National Event....They are stuck playing DIV 4 for the CPB Series which technically should be tougher to win than DIV 5 were they would have a better chance.
The same thing with me. I could play DIV 4/5 PSP if I wanted because I have not registered with APPA, but I have played NPPL for the past 5 years up to DIV 1. Would that be fair for the teams in DIV 4/5? I could think of more than a hand full of players that could do the same and then walk away with the $2500.
Also if there were more divisions with the series the days would have to be broken up. Say 10 teams in each division(which the $2500 is based on) 3/4/5 8 Prelim games each. 10*8 = 80 * 3 = 240 in a day? And that is not counting quarters/semi/finals.
The only solution to this is single/double elimination, and what fun would that be?
I understand that this is to help promote paintball and to have fun, but if you don't think you have a chance to win the series because its open, why play?