SPPL announcing 08 season soon
By Pat Brown
The Scenario Paintball Players League concluded its season just a few weeks ago at the D-Day field in northeast Oklahoma. The league is currently working on finalizing its schedule for the 2008 season and should have it done in the next couple weeks. Aside from making minor changes to the rules and procedures of SPPL competition, the league is currently securing venues for the 2008 season. Some changes that will be made next season include going to divisional rankings as well as small changes to the game format. These small changes are currently being fine-tuned by the league.
The SPPL is a league of competitive scenario paintballers who compete in 10 on 10 outdoor competitions. Scores are kept like in XBall or other formal paintball competition and prizes are awarded but the SPPL has an extremely strong emphasis on sportsmanship. The SPPL feels this emphasis on sportsmanship is necessary for this type of competition since the teams play in such a large area that is often heavily wooded. Sportsmanship and honesty is necessary since supervision is minimal. In each competition a sportsmanship award is given out to the most deserving team. Participating teams and event officials decide who gets the award and it is equal in value to the prize presented to the first place finishers.
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This Saturday and Sunday at Velocity Paintball in Ramona, Calif. Dan Perez of the National Professional Paintball League Paintball Referee Organization will be teaching a course on paintball officiating. The course will cover safety, positioning, rules, tips for making the right call, paintball equipment support, protocol as well as general guidelines for refereeing major tournaments. The class will be both on the field and in a classroom. The course will be $100.00 and that will include in-class training, on-field training, certificate, an official I.D. card, a NPPL PRO Referee Manual and Official 2007 NPPL rulebook. The training runs from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and then from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday. A limited amount of spots are available and all participants must register in advance. To register or receive more information on the training program call (909) 230-4388 or email PROrefs@nppl.tv.