XSV to Shoot with Alien

Alien Paintball announces the signing of professional paintball team Sacramento XSV for the 2010 season. Since their inception in 2003, Sacramento XSV has been known for their top tier finishes and for using the best equipment. They are proud to shoot the new 2010 Alien Independence.

Rich Telford, owner/captain of Sacramento XSV said, “I’ve know Jack Rice from Alien for a long time and we’ve always been friends. It’s really exciting that Alien is finally in a position to work with XSV at such a major level.” He continues, “It was an incredibly hard decision for us to switch gun sponsors, but Junior and I have both been shooting the Independence for a few weeks now and Alien makes a solid gun that I believe in. The gun has a smooth, calm shot plus it comes with the Critical trigger and Tadao electronics; if we didn’t think we could win with it, we wouldn’t shoot it.”

Jack Rice owner of Alien Paintball commented: “This is great, XSV is legendary and I couldn’t happier to have them shooting the Independence this year. It’s been a long time coming, but with KEE Action Sports distributing our guns, and now XSV shooting them, 2010 is going to be a fantastic year”.

Look for Sacramento XSV shooting Alien Paintball’s 2010 Independence at both the PSP’s Phoenix Open on March 19-21, 2010 and the NPPL Surf City Open in Huntington Beach, CA on April 9-11, 2010.”

Hotels for PSP Phoenix

La Quinta Inn & Suites – $69 Rate
Drive Time: 10 minutes from event
4929 W McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85035
Phone: 602-595-7601 Fax 602-595-6451
Free hot breakfast with eggs, breakfast burritos and more. Enjoy all new rooms!
Reservations: Call 602 595 7601 and ask for the “Paintball Sports Promotions” Rate

Holiday Inn Phoenix West – $99 Rate
Drive Time: 10 – 15 minutes from event
1500 N. 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Phone: 602-484-9009 Fax: 602-484-0404
Room Service, Restaurant and Bar on Site – Burger King across the street.
Reservations: Ask for the Paintball Sports Promotions rate onlineor by calling 602 484 9009.

Crowne Plaza Phoenix – $99 Rate
Drive Time: 20 minutes from event
2532 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85201
Phone: 602-943-2341 Fax: 602-331-9351
Free hot breakfast and complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of hotel. Full service hotel with restaurant, bar, room service, gym, pools, hot tubs, internet and located next to shopping, restaurants and theaters.
Reservations: Reservations must be made before Saturday, February 13, 2010. Call 602-943-2341 and ask for the “Paintball Sports Promotions” rate.

Hyatt Place Phoenix-North – $89 Rate
Drive Time: 20 minutes from event
10838 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029, USA
Phone: 602 997 8800 Fax: 602 997 4218
Complimentary Continental Breakfast and free shuttle within 5 miles of hotel. Bakery Café wine and food bar and a Grab ‘n Go case. Outdoor pool and Complimentary wireless Internet access. Reservations: Reservations must be made prior to February 25, 2010 to take advantage of the special rate of $89 per night. Simply call 800-233-1234 or visit online and ask for the “PBPS” rate.

PSP Restricts Yellow for 2010 Season

In previous seasons, players were not allowed to have orange on their equipment or apparel. This was referred to as a “protected” color, so teams knew that if they were shooting orange paint, it would not “blend into” the opponent’s equipment/gear. Orange paint fill is no longer allowed at PSP events (as well as pink and red) due to its staining nature. Therefore, beginning with the 2010 season, PSP will allow orange equipment/clothing and change the protected color to yellow.

As such, players may not wear or carry yellow clothing or equipment on the playing field, with the exception that yellow is allowed on clothing if no wider than 0.5 cm at any point, and no more than 10% of any 5cm by 5cm square. This allows teams to wear most sponsor logos on their jerseys, but prevents someone from stacking yellow stripes or dots together in the shoulders or other critical area. Clothing and equipment that interferes with a judge’s ability to officiate the game will remain prohibited.

In an effort to minimize the impact of this rule change on teams who currently have customized jerseys with yellow in excess of the new restrictions, teams may petition for a one-season exemption from new restrictions. To receive an exemption, the jersey must be a custom jersey and the team must submit a photo of the current jersey, the artwork used to print the jersey, and an invoice from the jersey manufacturer for the jersey dated on or after March 1, 2009. This information must be submitted by January 29, 2010 to [email protected] Exemptions will only be granted if the jerseys will not have a significant impact on the effectiveness of officials, and will only be valid if the team name on the jerseys corresponds to the name the team is competing under and all players on the team are wearing the same jersey design.

The PSP rules will be amended as follows:
8.1.11.3: Deleted (footwear restriction)
8.6.3.2: Deleted (hopper restriction)

Add:
8.7.3. The color yellow is prohibited on any player equipment or clothing, except that a player’s jersey, pants, gloves or shoes may have yellow so long as no part of yellow coloring is more than 0.25 cm from some other color, and no more than 10% of any 5cm by 5cm square on clothing or item is yellow.
8.7.3.1. For reference purposes, ‘yellow’ is any color similar to Pantone colors 101, 102, 107, 108, 109, 116, 3945, 3955, 3965, and 803, although any head judge may prohibit any equipment they believe interferes with the judges’ ability to officiate effectively.