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Old 01-21-2010, 12:50 PM #1
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The MSXL Story

The MSXL was formed from an idea shared by associates and friends Chris Geiger and Darin Tapp. Our region was hungry for a more advanced level of tournament paintball. We are affiliates of the SEPS series which utilizes the old 5-man formats with modified rules. This was a fun league but limited players from moving up into the more advanced format of X-Ball now Race to Format. We saw a giant void in the middle of the Nation that needed to be filled.

Through conversation with Chris Rhael of APPA we found out about a meeting at the Extravaganza of league owners and heads of industry. This meeting was literally a life changing experience. When we realized how committed the powers to be were to the ideas shared that day we were all in. We hashed out an agreement on a handshake to commit our resources to build a top notch regional league and cross promote long term with PSP to build tournament paintball to levels never achieved in this region.

We came up with the Race to World Cup slogan and cross promotion idea shared the idea with Dave Youngblood of DYE & PSP. With Dave's blessing we set out to build the MSXL. Once we received confirmation of our Official Affiliate League status from Lane Wright COO of PSP we set out to recruit venues/host for our new League.

Through either being a player our having children playing we had some ideas of how to take PSP formats make them more affordable and fun. To our knowledge we have the most affordable events of any major Regional Series in the Nation. We have emplemented the Volunteer Ref for your Entry Program, BYOP or amazingly affordable event paint thanks to Valken. We also hired an amazing Ultimate Ref in Andrea Wallace with several years PSP experience who oversees all reffing duties, and constantly recruit and train head field Refs for consistancy.

Our Entrys are very cheap so we give Entry to future events as prizes along with affordable but Super Cool MSXL T-Shirts to Event Champions.

MSXL 2009 was quite impressive, the Host and players all bought in on the idea. The host bought in and converted 7-man & 5-man fields to accommodate the Race formats. Some of the facilities required major modifications. We all made huge sacrifices to make this dream a reality. We started slow with only D-4 Race to 4 for our 1st season to work the kinks out. Our League saw 477 Unique participants 1st year, Our MSXL Host sponsored teams were directly responsible for 7 PSP entries 2009. Flip Syde won the League Championship with Livewire a close Runner-Up. These teams went on to Cup through the Race to World Cup series prize pkgs. along with 2 other throw together teams consisting of MSXL players.

MSXL 2009 produced The D-4 Race to 4 World Champions FlipSyde with Livewire finishing a close and hard fought 4th.

For 2010 the MSXL needed some additional funding to take the next step. Darin Tapp Owner/President of Atlantis Swim and Sport Complex put his facility on the market and sold the business which had been in his family for 25yrs. With the additional funds secured we set out to acquire the services of the top facilities in the region. We already had PB Asylum Louisville, AXPS Owensboro KY and Proving Grounds Indy. We added Paintball Plex/Trade My Gun in Ft. Wayne, CHF Cedar Hill Farm in close proximity to Memphis and The Break, St. Louis metro area. We also added D-2&3 to our program which should more than double the number of participants not only for the MSXL but also for teams sent to PSP events from MSXL Host/Sponsors.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:21 PM #2
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shows all thee sacrifice darin has made for us plays so this summer we need to help him out and get as many teams to compete and have fun in this league. good luck to all teams this year.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:11 PM #3
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shows all thee sacrifice darin has made for us plays so this summer we need to help him out and get as many teams to compete and have fun in this league. good luck to all teams this year.


yea what he said
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:47 PM #4
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This League is super legit and am looking foward to playing in it this summer!!! Big ups to Darrin
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:06 PM #5
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Truly an amazing story about someone wanting to build the sport. I keep hearing more about them on a weekly basis.

Good luck MSXL this season, I will be sure to send teams this way!
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:40 PM #6
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i love MSXL. and darin. and geiger. and all the fields hosting msxl's..... i got alot of love.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:45 PM #7
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Much Love

We Love you guys too and being completely out of our minds didn't hurt either, lol. Seems a person has to be to take on something like this.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:12 PM #8
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We also added D-2&3 to our program which should more than double the number of participants not only for the MSXL but also for teams sent to PSP events from MSXL Host/Sponsors.
So MSXL is going to have D4, D3 AND D2 xball teams?
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:35 PM #9
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:46 PM #10
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So MSXL is going to have D4, D3 AND D2 xball teams?
looks like it, too bad all the fields are 4 hours or more to drive to. just dont understand where this league went to, started off in the middle tenn. and ky. area and now there is not even a event in tn and there are more events out of the mid south than there is in the mid south. to bad a bunch of us tenn/ky boys where looking forward to playing the msxl this year, since we could not play it last year due to us being ranked d2.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:07 PM #11
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Can't wait until the season starts. Going to be awesome.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:09 PM #12
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looks like it, too bad all the fields are 4 hours or more to drive to. just dont understand where this league went to, started off in the middle tenn. and ky. area and now there is not even a event in tn and there are more events out of the mid south than there is in the mid south. to bad a bunch of us tenn/ky boys where looking forward to playing the msxl this year, since we could not play it last year due to us being ranked d2.
why not just make the drive. there is no other race to format thats cheaper and as good of compition in the tn/ky area
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:30 PM #13
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:58 PM #14
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i think jason is saying that the series isnt really in the tn ky area anymore
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:03 PM #15
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we're located in central arkansas and plan on playing. the closest event for us is 3 hours, the rest are 6.5-12 hours away. man up
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:13 PM #16
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i think jason is saying that the series isnt really in the tn ky area anymore
o ok i understand were he is comming from but i dont want a team that could play to not go because of 4 hour drive.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:24 PM #17
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:16 PM #18
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i'm ranked d3 and would play on sunday and with that far of a drive there would be no way i could make it back for my classes on the following monday. still great league though. just not sure if i'll be playing any until school lets out.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:23 PM #19
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Driving Distance

If you check mileage I think some of these driving times are exagerated. Also you can drop the events that are the most distance away. Most likely we will count your top 4 Scores with the final Championship Event Double points.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:45 PM #20
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mucho love for the msxl and for darin and geiger
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:53 AM #21
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most these events are during or close to summer..... so its not that much of a problem...
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