Originally Posted by _slash_1
In my area all you need to do host a raffle is to go down to city hall and ask for a permit. It costs around $40 you can get it over the internet/phone if you are lazy.
I've done one for a softball team, 3 for my paintball team, and seen them done for pretty much everything you could imagine. I highly doubt you need any form of national governing body, as this never prevented me.
Paintball will have a governing body when its ready... people have been playing darts since the 1800's. In contrast The idea of paintball as a serious competitive sport has been around for around a decade tops. A governing body also takes a lot of $ to run, so we need the player base before we can afford something like that.
I might be crazy as i work for the VPL, but as far as I know the only leagues operating in bc currently are the VPL and IPL. CPPL is hosting 1 event in conjunction with the IPL (triple crown) and one with VPL(brawl). The three leagues are all working together to setup a player point sharing system, and talk regularly on how to improve things for the players. Thats decently unified if you ask me. Our ultimate goal is improving paintball in anyway we can.
not sure if im just tossin a dart in a dark room here.
but i think i remember hearing something about the CPPL also sharing stats with some league in the east as well.. like... some atlantic league maybe. or maybe that was just talk. would be nice to have everyones stats readily available to help counter "sandbagging".