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Old 06-30-2009, 05:09 PM #22
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:02 PM #23
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:03 PM #24
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good thread i didnt eat anything my first tourny and was dieing 5 games in... drink alot of water the day before stores water for when u really need it.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:34 PM #25
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I thought most of that was common sense, but good job anyways.

Edit: nevermind, I forgot how many threads there are about what to eat before your first tourney...

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Old 07-05-2009, 10:13 PM #26
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First off, Congratulations are in order. You're about to make the transition from the weekend warrior rec player, to a badass competitive tourny baller. However, you may be a bit nervous or unsure of what you need to do to prepare for this big event.

Preparation

First off, you'll want to pack your gear at least one day before the event. You're going to be so excited that you might forget something, so I suggest making a check list. I always keep a check list on top of my gearbag and even before practices I go over it to make sure I'm not forgetting anything. It's a lifesaver for anyone at any competitive level.

You'll also want to have a meeting with your team at your favorite diner or social environment to make sure that everyone is clear of how much money to bring, where to be, what time to be there, etc etc. Nothing worse than thinking you're all ready then getting to the field and realizing you're the only one from your team who's there.

The Big Day - Morning

Good morning! You're now hours away from your first paintball tournament! You're probably pretty anxious, and also a bit scared. That's nothing to be ashamed of it happens to everyone.

What you want to do now is eat. If you're anything like me you aren't going to feel very hungry at all, in fact you might feel a bit sick to your stomach. This is all part of the wonderful world of anxiety. Even though you don't feel up to it you need to eat something, even if it's light. I suggest a glass of orange juice and a bowl of your favorite cereal, but if you absoltely cannot stomach that at least force yourself to take a few bites from an apple. If you don't you'll be feeling it in a few hours and it's going to hurt your performance on the field.

Now get dressed, have a shower, brush your teeth, all that jazz, then go over your checkbook again. Like the builders say, measure twice, cut once. Do anything else you need to do and then get in the car and head to the field.

The Big Day - At the Field

Sooo close!!

Now what you want to do is look for your team, if you're the first one there find a table or pit area, your team is going to want to keep their gear all together. Once everyone is there, first walk the field, check the angles, see where's good to be and where you want to stay away from, then go and get your paint. You're going to want to bring enough money for at least 2 cases of paint per person, but start with one per person for now.

Next, get your team to gather all their pods, fill them up, and put them on the table. Everyone grab the paint they need. This is called team paint. Instead of everyone buying their own paint, the team splits it and people take what they need, this is to make it fair for your back players, since they're the ones laying down all the paint and it's not fair that the front guys should walk away only paying for a bit of paint.

There's nothing left to do now but chrono and wait for the games to start. Make sure everyone's gear is working and if it isn't start asking people to loan you their backups, no but seriously, don't go to a tourney without knowing your gear is working.

The Big Day - Playing

This step is short and sweet.

1) Get on the field
2) Wait for the buzzer or go signal
3) Play Paintball
4) Don't cheat
5) Be Respectful to ref's and players
6) Have fun!!

I promise you all that anxiety will be gone the second your first game starts.

The Big Day - After The Tournament

Pack your gear, use the checklist to make sure you have everything. Divide up the extra paint evenly with your teammates, and some fields will allow you to return any unopened cases for a refund.

Help your teammates get their gear together if you finish before them, go pay the field if you built up a tab, and go home.

You're now officially a tournament paintballer. Weather you came first, last, or anywhere in between. The only thing between you and future success is practice, so you better be at the field next weekend!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:36 PM #27
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:30 AM #28
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i keep reading on this to drink water... why isnt anything said about gatorade, i drink G2 at work and anytime im doing something athletic.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:40 PM #29
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gatorade must be equalized with water or else you'll get too much of one of it's nutrients and your body will start getting rid of it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:41 PM #30
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:21 PM #31
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good stuff for a first timer, just need to add drink alot of water, and you need to add stretching, its the worst when you pull a muscle and you cant run
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:52 PM #32
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good job. also remember to grab the list so you know who youre playing when and on what field your gunna be on the from the refs when the day starts. my first tourni i only got the second page and almost missed my first match. luckily my xtra guy realised the mistake and grabbed the 1st sheet.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:04 PM #33
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good job. also remember to grab the list so you know who youre playing when and on what field your gunna be on the from the refs when the day starts. my first tourni i only got the second page and almost missed my first match. luckily my xtra guy realised the mistake and grabbed the 1st sheet.
Every tournament is different. There may not be readily available sheets for each team
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:00 PM #34
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:01 PM #35
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:39 PM #36
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:11 PM #37
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:18 PM #38
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:16 PM #39
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do you guys have any other tournament related topics you would like to see a thread for?
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:58 PM #40
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:59 PM #41
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I don't have experience in that field, sorry
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