Fresh from JT Splatmaster… they’re starting a way to introduce newcomers to league play and competition!
(my original review here: http://foamfromabove.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-jt-splatmaster-z100-z200-and.html) I was a fan of it then, and am still a fan of it now. Between the accuracy and the comfortable feel of the Splatmaster line, it’s a solid buy if you’ve been thinking about it. It’s nowhere near as painful as paintball (due to the decreased fps) but tons of fun at closer ranges than you might expect with paintball.
All the rules and regs are listed here:
http://empirepaintball.com/jt-first-shot/. More, after the break.
Players must NOT have any tournament experience!
- Saturday, June 22
2903 Schweitzer Road
Joliet, IL 60436
Registration: $75 for a 3 person team. But here’s the part where I find it interesting….
o No previous paintball tournament experience
o 4 players max per team roster
o Age Groups
– 12 and under
– 13 and older
o Equipment – Must use provided event equipment to participate
– JT SplatMaster z200 Shotgun
– JT Goggle
– JT SplatMaster Ammo
– Quick Load Tube
– JT SplatMaster Versus Vest
o Paint Consumption
– 30 balls per player per point
o Simple Rules –
– 4 minute matches
– If a player is hit directly by a ball that player is eliminated
– If a ball breaks on the bunker and sprays on the player that player is not eliminated
– No foul language
– No Alcohol
– No physical contact
o Prizes Per Age Group –
– 1st Place
– Trophy per player
– JT SplatMaster z200 Shotgun per player
– 2nd Place
– Medal per player
– JT SplatMaster z90 Pistol
– 3rd Place
– Medal per player
So there you go. If you’re an adult and not quite sure how you like regular paintball (like many of my friends), a parent with a 13+ child and looking for a fun activity to get into together, or just looking to introduce yourself to the sport or try something new, this might be the way to go!
Nevermind that CPX is known worldwide as one of the best fields in the nation (if not the world) but just to get out there and try something new.
I do love Nerf and everything that goes along with it, but I also keep an open mind. I’ll be checking this out, and hope to see you on the field.