Mar 142014

valken-corps-logo-homeWhat do you think some qualifications would be that makes a Valken Corps Command position a good fit?. Jeb Lewis is a people person and outgoing for one thing…. not to mention he loves paintball and loves pushing the sport wherever and whenever possible. Continue reading »

Jan 212014

unnamed (3)RPL Becomes First APL Affiliate League

Oceanside, Calif. – January 20, 2014 – Today the APL announces a partnership with the Regional Paintball League (RPL) to become the national league’s first affiliate league. Formed in 2010, the RPL has grown to become the regional tournament circuit of choice for paintballers on the West Coast! Continue reading »

Dec 212013

1511398_10152099544664662_1392443484_nIt has been quite some time since the Catshack last spoke with Shawn Walker, tournament organizer out of California. This time we followed up with Shawn regarding this new APL tournament series set to launch in 2014. The APL (not to be confused with the American Paintball League) does seem to have the potential to pick up some of the vacuum left by a failing NPPL.  Continue reading »

May 152013


Gurnsey Scholarship Winners announced

For immediate releaseMay 15th, Old Hickory, Tennessee

The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship fund is very pleased to announce the winners and recipients for this year”s scholarship assistance. This was not an easy task for the board members to evaluate each submission as there were numerous essays that were well written with interesting content.

“While we would like to support ALL the students who submitted their essays this year” states board chairman Jim Lively, “only the ones with the top marks as graded by the board will be receiving financial assistance for their educational institution of choice. Thanks one and all for sending in your essays and special thanks to all that help support the fund annually”

The following students were chosen to receive assistance from The Bob Gurnsey Scholarship Fund. Each submission was carefully graded for spelling and punctuation, Originality and the Ability to Express.

  • $2,500 Tippmann Sports Award  – Mathew Harley Scott studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville                                                                                Local Field: Phoenix Paintball
  • $2,500 Valken Sports Award – Nickolas Vernadakis studying Biophysics at the University of Connecticut                                                                                                                                                        Local Field: Boston Paintball
  • $1,000 Players Award – Bryce McCarthy studying Cinematography/Videography at Emerson College                                                                                                                                                       Local Field: PnL Paintball
  • $1,000 Players Award – John Dempsey studying Business & Marketing at West Virginia University                                                                                                                                                                   Local Field: Skyline Paintball
  • $1,000 Players Award – Sean Griggs studying Biology at Texas Christian University      Local Field: Predator Paintball
  • $500 Field Owners Award – Andrew Goto studying Speech Communication at The University of Central Florida                                                                                                                              Local Field: G.I. Direct Paintball
  • $500 Field Owners Award – Andrew Goyer studying Engineering at Bridgewater College Local Field: WarPlay Paintball
  • $500 Field Owners Award – Adrian Rivera studying Biology/Science at Brigham Young University                                                                                                                                                               Local Field: Warriors for Christ Paintball Ministry

Once again a very special congratulations to this year”s scholarship recipients and to all of the fund supporters that help establish the fund annually.

$2,500 National Scholarship Awards


Apr 172013


Here is the next group of teams invited to play in the VALKEN CUP for $50,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES!

The 2013 Valken Cup is a 3-format event consisting of Speedball, Woodsball and pump style paintball and will be held at Camp Pendleton Paintball Park in sunny California this September.  Teams spanning the globe world will be invited to compete in multiple formats and will be given free entry, free paint* & free air to determine if they have what it takes to beTHE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD! Continue reading »

Mar 272013




Swedesboro, NJ – Aberystwyth , United Kingdom

Increasing demand for Valken branded products has brought Tim Barnett, Director of Shoreline Paintball, a UK-based company, and Gino Postorivo, President and CEO of Valken Sports  together  for an exclusive UK/Ireland distribution agreement.

A new supply company has been formed by Shoreline called Bluewater Paintball which will stock, distribute and retail the range of Valken and Sly products.

Shoreline Paintball, the same company bringing you the first-ever Valken big-game in Europe at The Fort in France this coming June, is a perfect match for this distribution partnership.   Valken International Sales Manager, George Somers stated: “We’re looking forward to working with Tim and his team in the UK and Ireland for many years to come and we hope to see you at The Fort this summer”.

“Valken Sports has grown enormously in the last three years in North and South America to an industry leading position and we are looking forward to being part of their plans to bring the same high quality and top value goods to Europe. We aim to bring a very modern and exciting energy to the supply chain and our team are bursting with ideas about how we can help and engage with UK teams, players and site owners.”
Tim Barnett, Director – Shoreline Paintball

Bluewater Paintball will distribute and retail from a brand new warehousing facility based in the UK. Players can expect to see the brand new 500 square foot trade stand at major tournament, scenario and Big Game events right across the country and the brand new Bluewater online store, smartphone App and eCatalogue systems will be live in the coming weeks when Bluewater begins trading.

For more information on obtaining Valken branded products in Ireland or the UK, please email or call UK Sales & Marketing Manager Robert Naylor on +44 (0)1970

To view the complete line of Valken items, graciously visit and be sure to check out both Shoreline and Valken on Facebook and Twitter.

Feb 162013



February 15, 2013 – Swedesboro, NJ

Team Destiny, a highly acclaimed paintball team based in the U.S.A. will be wearing Valken for 2013.  The team will be sporting Valken’s Redemption line of Professional Tournament gear for their matches in the NPPL and PALS along with the V-Tac Zulu scenario equipment for their numerous UWL, Woodsball and tactical events throughout the US and abroad. Continue reading »