More news on the PSP for the upcoming 06 season.
The PSP and the Millennium is please and proud to announce their participation to the first worldwide paintball organization: the UPBF (United Paintball federation).
What is the UPBF and What it is made for?The UPBF is simply the unification of national federations and tournament series in order to have a representing organizational paintball body to deal with official sports organization such as the Olympic Games, National Organisations, etc... But also to have communal paintball rules, refereeing, ID, Etc
For example some of the UPBF objectives are; To improve the game of Paintball continuously and promote it globally in the light of unifying, educational, cultural and humanitarian values particularly through youth and development programs. To draw up regulations (Rules, Refereeing, Disciplinary, Players statues…) and provisions and ensures their enforcement.
To prevent all methods or practices which might jeopardise the integrity of matches or competitions or give rise to abuse of paintball associations.
How does it work?
The UPBF is made of confederations and National associations and has an administration which is supported by different Committees under the control of an Executive committee.
The confederations are the umbrella organizations of the national paintball associations on each continent. All provide support to UPBF without encroaching on the rights of the national associations. In fact, the Confederations actually raise the profile of paintball further, by staging their own competitions at club and international level and through a range of other activities.
. APBF: (American Paintball Federation) Operate in North and Central America and the Caribbean with series like PSP and CFOA
. EPBF: (European Paintball Federation) Operate in West and Eastern Europe with series like Millennium and Centurio.
. APPBF: (Asian-Pacific Paintball federation) operate in Asia and Pacific with series like PALS
. SAPBF: (South American Paintball Federation) operate in South America with series like the Circuito sul Americano.
. AFPBF: (African Paintball Federation) operate in Africa.
UPBF supports the associations logistically through various programmes and grants them a number of attractive rights and privileges. But they also have obligations. As representatives of UPBF in their countries, they must respect the statutes, aims and ideals of Paintball’s governing body and promote and manage our sport accordingly.
The UPBF is made of committees and 2 legislative bodies (the disciplinary committee and the appeal committee). The Committees play a critical role, making decisions on the organisation of tournaments and the development of paintball in general. Decisions taken by the committees are ratified by the Executive Committee -effectively UPBF's board of directors. The Executive is composed of the UPBF President (who chairs the committee) 4 vice-president, 14 members, one observer and the UPBF General Secretary, who takes part ex officio in all committee meetings.
Several Committees and Judicial Bodies:
Technical and development committee
Players’ statues committee
Organising committee for the Intercontinental Cup and World Cup championship
Sports Medical committee
Executive committee consists of 19 members:
- 1 president elected
- 4 vice presidents appointed by confederations and associations
- 14 members appointed by confederations and associations The confederations are apportioned the following places:
North America (APBF) vice-president 1 Members: 5
Europe (EPBF) vice-president 1 Members: 5
Pacific-Asia (APPBF) vice-president 1 Members: 1
South America (SAPBF) vice-president 1 Members: 1
Africa (AFPBF) vice-president 1 Members: 1
The administration is carried out by the General Secretariat. At its head is the UPBF General Secretary, who is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Executive Committee.
The General Secretary is also responsible for UPBF’s finances, international relations, the organisation of the UPBF World Cup™, and other UPBF paintball competitions. The General Secretariat is comprised of divisions dealing with development, competitions, paintball administration, finance, business, personnel, services and communications.
How can I be part of it?
If you are a player, thanks to your ID you will become automatically a member. You will be able to play with same ID card everywhere in the world as long as the event or series is a part of the UPBF.
If you are a national association (federation) you will have to contact your confederation.
If you are a manufacturer you will be able to contact the Manufacturer committee.
Contacts will be very soon available on the official web site www.upbf.com
Paintball Sports Promotions is thrilled to announce that we will be giving away bigger prize packages for the 2006 season and they are all CASH. No more certificates to redeem, no more prizes to wait for. Win an event, get handed a check. Simple as that.
Prizes for the 06 PSP season, all winners will be paid cold hard cash at the events (okay a check actually) but still a whole lot better than the merchandise prizes that were given before.
1st - $40,000
2nd - $20,000
3rd - $10,000
4th - $5,000
Xball Division I
1st - $10,000
2nd - $5,000
3rd - $2,500
4th - $1,500
Xball Division II
1st - $8,000
2nd - $4,000
3rd - $2,000
4th - $1,000
Xball Division III
1st - $5,000
2nd - $2,500
3rd - $1,500
4th - $1,000
5-man Xball Division II
1st - $2,500
2nd - $1,500
3rd - $1,000
4th - $500
5-man Xball Division III
1st - $1,800
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $600
4th - $300
PSP ID cards available now for the 06 season.
As the 2006 season approaches it’s time to think about everyone’s favorite thing to do at an event, stand in the ID line. Really now, no one wants to do that. So remember to pre-purchase your ID card online prior to the event. It’s less expensive and will save you from standing in a line at the event.
For a limited time only, you can purchase your 2006 PSP ID card at the 2005 price. Log on to www.pspevents.com now through December 23rd to get your ID card for next season before prices increase.
Purchase your ID card now to become part of the most advanced ID system available. You can track your progression through the league as well as view other players and rosters.
PSP 2006 Young Guns Update
After recently releasing several updates for the Young Guns division for the 2006 Season, we have a few more changes. The first change concerns the age up to which players are eligible for this division. After receiving several emails as well as viewing numerous posts on various websites, we have made the following change: All players must be 15 or younger as of February 18th, 2006 in order to compete in the Young Guns division. If a player turns 16 after this date but still wishes to compete in this division, he/she will still be eligible.
The second update was necessitated by a misunderstanding on my part. The Young Guns division will be held with a maximum of 24 teams on the Sunday of the 1st-5th events and on Saturday at the 2006 World Cup. The top four placing teams from each event will win a free entry to the Championship at the World Cup. Thus, 24 teams will compete on Sunday at the World Cup for the title of Young Guns Champion.
We are looking forward to a great 2006 Season and hope to see everyone there.
Paintball Sports Promotions