After a 2 year lull, the Canadian Paintball Pistol Challenge has new organizers and is up and running.
For those who don’t know, the CPPC is a straight up, all skill level pistol only event. Competitors run through a variety of events, including quick draw, one vs. one, target shooting and an obstacle course not unlike a real proving ground. It is an incredible place to show off your pistol skills, and learn new ones from veteran pistol players.
On September 22nd, Jenn Bultena and her crew brought the event to Ultimate Paintball in Milton to re-introduce the series. 17 players competed and it was a fantastic mix of players both old and new to the event. There were 2 groups battling it out in different fields at the same time to earn a shot at the grand prize; a Tiberius 8.1, generously donated by Paintball HQ in Waterloo. Along with bragging rights, winners also had a shot at Full Clip drop leg holsters from Tier One Tactical and gift cards from Paintball HQ.
The CPPC also provided a “Sportsmanship Award”, a set of EZCreations Fanz to a player who stood out from the crowd. This year, a new competitor sucked up a lot more paint than any one person should, and kept a great attitude. Nickolaus Bonnay trooped onward and thus earned the award.
First place in each event earned the winner a Full Clip holster. After a tie breaker, since there were 2 groups on the go. The Quick draw prize went to Brandon “Crash” Haarer of the HeadHunters, a veteran of the event. 1 vs. 1 winner Dan “Wabbit” Petrie, of C.H.A.O.S., has only been a pistol player for 3 months. The target shoot went to Steve “Bullseye” Moriarty of the HeadHunters, another long time pistol player. Raphael “Ninja” Johnson, another new-comer to the event took home first in the obstacle course.
Onward to the finals. 3rd place won a $20 gift card to Paintball HQ. That went to Frank Benner of the HeadHunters, in his first paintball event in 2 years. The battle for 1st and 2nd was not so easy. Troy “Yort” Hamilton of C.H.A.O.S. and Steve “Bullseye” Moriarty of the HeadHunters had to fight this one out with a quick draw. Both men went in with a tie of 35 points a piece. The rope was pulled, and 6 shots later, Troy came out the winner and got his T8.1. This was Troy’s 2rd time being the overall winner of the CPPC. Congrats Troy!
This was only a taste of what’s to come from the CPPC in 2013. Jenn, along with partners Jay “Dirtnap” Nikitin, and Chris “Bone” Bonthron plan to make the event as big as they can, with what looks to be 5 events next year, with 2 fields already expressing interest in being hosts. Bigger, better and more player friendly is the way to go it’s said. Look for improvements and new challenges to be introduced within the event to keep things fresh for returning players. Stay tuned for dates in the coming months!