In this case The Catshack Reports chose to end our final day of holidays getting a game on at Sherkston Paintball in Fort Erie ON. This was a “Trailer Park Boys” theme game. The Catshack Reports in the company of members of the Rockstar Franchise love to support and promote paintball wherever possible. Sometimes the smaller more intimate games at smaller paintball venues can quickly turn into very intense, aggressive and exciting games. Sherkston was the perfect little venue to do it!!
Following the direct flight from Toronto to London, England’s “Gatwick” airport, the Shoreline Rangers very own Scarlett Rose swooped in to collect the Cat and the Fox. We were quickly whisked along narrow winding roads witnessing the olde English countryside and its quiet villages, passing by quaint English cottages and Manor houses through Sussex to arrive at the campground where we would spend the next three days.
Last year in an interview with pro player Frank “The Tank” Connell a question was posed, “Did you have a good day”? … his response, “Any day is a good day when you can get out and get in a great day of paintball”. I concur!…. FlagRaiders Pheonix Project DDay event WAS a great day of paintball. 612 players, fantastic weather and field conditions and some pretty awesome period costumes this year!
The UKâ€™s first event specific printed ball has been delivered by GI Sportz to joint promoters Shoreline Paintball and YPC.
Shoreline & YPC ran a competition for players to design the paintball that they would use at the Battle of Britain event to be held April 28/29 in the UK.
A big thank you to the West Point Paintball club for another terrific weekend at the military reservation. The Cadets this year celebrated their 25th year anniversary of providing paintball to the public at West Point, New York. This event broke the attendance record for West Point at over 750 players. Nice job Cadets, again the action was intense, the field was set up with more props then ever before, and the refs were plenty. The Cadets have established a long tradition of quality paintball events, and for many players here in the Northeast the yearly events at West Point have become an annual pilgrimage to attend.
The staff and management at Prince Edward Recreational Zone were subject to shock and awe Saturday March 31, 2012 as more than 370 paintball players appeared to blast away at each other. While the numbers were quite unexpected, all were warmly welcomed for an unprecedented engagement at the PRZ Complex. Cool, brisk temperatures guaranteed perfect conditions for the big outdoor game and it was exactly that, one of those awesome games that will forever go down in history as one of the more memorable events in 2012.
A BACK COUNTRY PAINTBALL BIG GAME
BOOT CAMP 2012
April 21st starting at 10 am sharp
At Back Country Paintball
Play in the biggest paintball game in Muskoka this spring.
The early spring has brought out the fight in Muskoka Mercenaries. The boys are preparing for their season.
The rest of the Back Country staff are planning to show the boys how it is. This will be a match to test all skills. The Muskoka terrain challenges most. This is not a flat ground fight. It is in the rocks and trees of rugged Muskoka. Where the adrenaline runs free!
Paintball’s silent majority is the back bone of the sport. Who makes up this silent majority you wonder? Who makes up the minority? The majority is the type of player who manages to play the sport with a lot of honesty and integrity. They are a huge player base that is spread out through woodsball, speedball, rec ball and most aspects of the game of paintball. They don’t complain, or at most not loudly. They play an honest game. They go out when hit even if they are not sure the ball broke. They are not yelling, screaming, swearing, and taunting during the game or in the staging area. They have fun. They can come off the field with the feeling of satisfaction that they played in a good game, win or lose! They accept calls made by refs, good or bad and always hope the good out weighs the bad.
Paintball has long been a word of mouth sport. Most likely 90% of players were introduced to the sport by another player involved in the game. Very few ever ventured into the world of paintball from direct advertising to the public. You do not see ads on TV or in the newspapers, paintball is not a school sponsored sport or has any claim to mainstream media. The internet has provided a boom in getting the word out,Â then again that also is done through known contacts for the most part. This aspect of paintball is both a blessing and also a hindrance.