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View Poll Results: What divisions and options do you want to see for 2012
No Changes... Keep same as 2011 (D2/D3 and D4/D5) - no D3 in D4 50 43.86%
Keep same as 2011 (D2/D3 and D4/D5) - allow 1 D3 on a D4/D5 team 43 37.72%
No D2, just D3 and then D4/D5 13 11.40%
Other (please make sure you post your suggestion) 8 7.02%
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:03 AM #64
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I agree with Cucci67, adding d6 would make a distinct difference between beginner and ameurture , also most d6 players who play a whole season or do well in a event will reflect with points and with move along through the ranks .

Now what would the other ranking be d3/d4?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:10 AM #65
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The GPL could have a D4 division within it self, the majority of the players in the leaugue are ranked D4. I think you could execute this and the d4 division still would have the largest amount of teams in it. So essentially you would have:

D5/6 - w/ no D4 players
D4 - Allow 1 D3 player
D2/3 - Allow 1 D1 player (D1 player isn't 100% necessary but I'd like to see it)

IMO this would be the the all around best option for the sake of attracting the most teams aswell as spreading out skill level. This would make the transations through the divisions easier too. The current jump from D4/5 to D2/3 is a big one.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:22 AM #66
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Has there ever been a D5/D6 division in other tournament series? Not to offend anyone, but isn't the D4/D5 division considered the beginner division in tournament paintball?

Are there even enough of those kinds of teams to warrant a division devoted solely to them?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:52 PM #67
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I feel that no changes are needed, my team entered the gpl event 5 two years ago and didn't do so well as we were rookies, so we can back and played more and started to place higher and higher. I see no need to change it, especially since its been growing more and more throughout the years
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:47 PM #68
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5 man stays the same
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:06 PM #69
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Originally Posted by 357 Productions View Post
This is in NO WAY bashing the NPPL or their system however, this is the current problem. There is no real true publicized ranking system or for that matter, unified system with the NPPL. We currently go by APPA. That is as national as we can make it. They handle the PSP rankings. So if a player plays D3 in PSP (and is ranked D3), then he/she can NOT play GPL/MAPL D4/D5. That is as close as we can make it. Yes, in the one season NPPL (aka USPL) used APPA, it was recognized, but since then, there is no official way to prove or even disprove a player in the NPPL System. You cant go by photos, players wear other players jersyes all the time. You can only go by the hearsay, and we can not take that word. ONE DAY, ONE DAY Im hoping that this will all eventually level out and have a true unified system within the sport. Until then, we are going with the APPA which does recognise one side of the players ranking system. It is the best that I can offer to you guys the players.

Also keep in mind, any other event/series that uses rankings, they do the same thing, especially those who use the APPA system. It is not just myself.
Cyndi, i don't know why people always complain about not playing against more skilled players stating that it is not fair. I would agree with this only if we were playing against newbies at a rec field.
We are at a regional tournament...not at a rec field.
Now, what would some of these people do if some players that play PRO at (Millenium or the Canadian league) come to play GPL? By the way, they are not ranked by APPA. This by the way has happened in the past, I have seen Canadian teams come and play GPL.
Also the APPA in my opinion is very FLAWED just like the NPPL ranking. I have played with and against many players that were supposed to play like let's say 1,000 APPA points, and they performed like they were 100 pts.
I have also played against players that were 100 or 200 pts (D4) and they played like they were 1000 or 1800 (which is D3 or D2).
Playing against more skilled players will help everyone get better. Trust me on this. This is one of the reasons why you play at a big event. To play against the best.
Imho, GPL should follow D3 PSP rules in regards to player classification limits.
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