Fredericton Aggression Win MXL

Fredericton Aggression win Canadian Championship the NAX Finals at Commando Paintball in Ottawa

Shock Featured in News

Great article about Atlantic NAX team Charlottetown Shock! Who placed third at NAX Championship

Anthraxx Wins ATWL

Team Anthraxx wins the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League Championsip

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Black Friday Launches Atlantic Season

The event that many players consider to be the unofficial opening of the Atlantic Canadian paintball season, Black Friday, was held on Friday April 6th, 2012 at Mersey Road Paintball in East River Nova Scotia.

Black Friday is a special kind of event where after a winter of being able to only play the occasional game of indoor reball, woodsballers, speedballers, milsim teams, xball teams and rec players gather for a day of fun before players gravitate back to their preferred style of play.

Black Friday is a non competitive event. ‘Event’ may be to strong a word. Black Friday is a one of a kind paintball gathering. It is a gathering where players of any skill level and experience can play together, and against each other, as long as the players only want to have fun.

Another aspect of Black Friday that makes the game special is there are no landmarks to be taken, no points awarded, no commanders yelling orders, and no winners announced at the end of the day. The players break into two teams and go play paintball just for the fun of it.

The game was immediate respawn broken into 90 minute halves. The teams switched ends of the field at the lunch break. The non stop game made for non stop action all over the field. On the field you could see ghillie suits next to colourful speedball jerseys, high end electros playing side by side with pump guns.

Players of all sort come out to Black Friday to bang the rust off skills that lay dormant over the winter. Many players don’t even look at their markers until game day. Fortunately Eastern Paintball and Supply made the 3 hour trip from Moncton to set up a pro shop offering players a low flat rate to repair malfunctioning markers.

At the end of the day players had run the field, shot paint, been hit and come back for more with no other objective in mind other than to have fun. The on field action a prize filled pod toss by Eastern Paintball and Supply plus a Tippmann and PBL prize raffle by the Tippinators made for a day that left smiles on all players faces.

In many areas paintball participation has been in decline. The exact opposite is true for paintball in Atlantic Canada. The official attendance of nearly 300 makes Mersey Road’s Black Friday the most successful annual event in Eastern Canada. The high attendance at Black Friday, the continued growth and expansion of the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League (ATWL), and Minor Xtreme Paintball League (MXL), proves that paintball is as strong as ever.

Black Friday once again showed paintballers, be they prefer woodsball or speedball, can come together in the spirit of the game and play for fun. If Black Friday is any indication of what is in store for the remainder of the 2012 paintball season will be one to remember.

Check out the Black Friday image galleries at the Mersey Road Paintball Facebook page

Tippmann Expands Support

Tippmann Expands its Support of Paintball Games and Events Worldwide
X7 Phenom selected as the official marker of more than 30 scenario events

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Tippmann Sports is expanding its support of major paintball games and events around the globe with the launch of a new, far-reaching grassroots sponsorship program. Throughout 2012 and beyond, the company will proudly stand behind some of the most anticipated and widely-attended events in paintball as an official sponsor, including the Tippmann World Challenge Series, Greg Hastings’ Tour of Duty, Oklahoma D-Day, and numerous others throughout the world.

“We’ve always received such terrific response from players who appreciate our continued support of paintball events and games around the globe, said Ron Goldblatt, director of marketing for Tippmann Sports. “These events really offer us an invaluable opportunity to connect firsthand with loyal Tippmann players, so we’re certainly pleased to be expanding our support and participation this year.”

In conjunction with the company’s new event sponsorship program, the X7 Phenom has been named the official marker of the following events worldwide. In the United States: Oklahoma D-Day; Living Legends; Invasion of Normandy; Tippmann Big Game; Long Island Big Game; Monster Game; Decay of Nations; Super Game; Wayne Dollack 24-Hour Scenario Games; Pev’s Big Game; MPP Games; and Viper Paintball. The company is also proud to stand behind the following international games: Veckring, North vs. South Big Game; European Big Game; Wasaga Beach Big Game; Paintugal; and many more.
ADD ONE: Tippmann Expands its Support of Paintball Events Worldwide

Finally, in an effort to build additional awareness and generate even more excitement for the games supported by the company, Tippmann has decided to feature many of them prominently on the packaging for its popular X7 Phenom marker.

For additional details about Tippmann’s expanding grassroots sponsorship program, please call the company at 1-800-533-4831or visit
About Tippmann Sports:
As a paintball leader for more than 25 years, Tippmann Sports is dedicated to quality manufacturing as well as advancing paintball technology and design. The company serves the global paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as its warehouse near Tournai, Belgium. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

Where Paintball Takes Us Thailand Day 2

Where Paintball Takes Us : On the second day of this paintball adventure, the teams acclimatise to the local time and temperature; they sample some of the culinary delights and get a taste for how Thailand relaxes with a trip to the beach.

About Paintball: The Report of Paintball's Death Is Exaggerated

It's a topic that continues to come up at fields and in forums: some people believe that paintball is a dying sport. They claim that more people are leaving than coming, that fields are closing and that the sport is going to decrease to the point of irrelevancy.

I disagree.

Paintball is not dying. It is changing. The past decade and even the past five years have lead to significant changes in the sport. I've seen a greater split between the tournament crowd and the recreation/woodsball crowd. I've seen the end of established fields and the focus on smaller fields or outlaw play. I've seen many small stores close and purchasing moved, almost completely, to the internet and big box stores. I've seen a decreased emphasis on the newest equipment and more focus on learning to use existing equipment. I've seen greater mainstream acceptance of the sport while it still remains on the fringe of traditional pass times.

Paintball is not the same as it was a decade ago. I would agree that the paintball world from a decade ago is dying if it is not already dead. The sport, though, is continuing to grow, adapt and expand as new players are introduced to it all over the world. Paintball is not dying because, at its base, it is an extremely fun activity that can be enjoyed by millions. Nothing is going to stop that.

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