by Lane Wright
The Chicago Open will run as scheduled at Badlandz Paintball Park Tuesday June 18th thru Sunday June 23rd.
Tuesday - fields open for inspection at 8:00am, 5 man captains meeting will be on site at 4:00pm, and the fields will close at 6:00pm
Wednesday - the 5 man games begin at 8:15am
Thursday - 5 man games begin at 8:15am, 10 man fields will open for inspection Thursday morning, 10 man captains meeting will be held at 4:00pm
Friday - 10 man games begin at 8:15am
Saturday - games begin at 8:15am
Sunday - 10 man semis begin at 8:15am. 10 man finals begin at 1:00pm, the awards ceremony will begin at 4:00pm
There will be rookie, novice, amateur, and
pro classifications for both 5 and 10
***based on enough pros showing interest in playing 5 man.
Hotel Info -
These are located off Torrance Avenue:
Comfort Suites - 708-418-3337
Sleep Inn - 708-418-3700
Fairfield Inn - 708-474-6900
Red Roof Inn - 708-895-9570
Extended Stay America - 708-895-6402
Super 8 - 708-418-8884
Best Western - 708-895-7810
These are located off Halsted:
Red Roof Inn - 708-331-3200
Best Western - 708-957-1600
Village Lodge - 708-957-5900
Directions from Midway to Torrance and Halsted Hotels:
Exit airport on I-90 East. Follow to I-294 South (towards Indiana) -- Both Torrance and Halsted exit from I-294/I-80
Directions from Hotels to Badlandz:
South on Torrence to I-80/94 West. Follow to 394 South ( towards Danville). Follow 13 miles to large red and white Balmoral Park sign, Badlandz sign is just below it. Turn right, and them immediately right again onto the gravel driveway.
Halsted has the same directions except you will take I-80/94 EAST to get to 394 South.
There is no information on specific prizes. But the retail value of the 5 man event will total $12,500, the value of the 10 Man Rookie package will be over $8,000, the 10 Man Novice will be over $50,000, the 10 Man Amateur will be over $50,000, and the pro pay out will be $35,000. That's a total of more than $155,000 in cash and prizes.
The 5 man entry fee for the event is $500. 10 man entry fee for the event is $1750 for rookie, novice, and amateur. The pro 10 man entry is $2350.
The deadline for registering for the event is June 8th if you are paying with a check, and June 14th if you are paying with a credit card. With the obvious problems we had with the schedule in Vegas, the PSP will make every attempt to have the schedule completed and thoroughly check before they even arrive in Chicago. Therefore, absolutely no teams will be allowed to register for the event after these dates.
NPPLinfo.com will be updated for registration in the next week. The name and actual address of the site will change, as well as the look of the page. This address will continue to direct you to the site for some time. If you need any additional information, Lane Wright can be reached via email or by phone at (770)466-5558.