PSP Chicago 2009 Scores

PRO
1. Russian Legion
2. Aftermath
3. Americans
4. Dynasty

Semi-Pro
1. Aftermath II
2. XSV
3. Vicious
4. RNT ALL-Starz

D1
DBS
Palm Beach Venom
Raiden
Cross eyed

D2
DSS
Velocity Wrecking Crew
LIFT
Unlimited

D3
Cross Eyed
Boom
C.V. aka Borracho Bullfighters
Total Karnage Kids

D4
Wreckless Intentions
Untouchables

D3
New Jack City
Inertia
AIR ASSAULT FACTORY
PG Style

D4
DBSpaintball.com
AAF
Coalition
WC Redemption

USPL to use APPA

The Surf City Open in Huntington Beach is coming up soon and the USPL needs to have some sort of id system for ranking; so they have decided to use APPA.

Divisions:
-Pro
-D1 7-man
-D2 7-man
-D3 7-man
-D3 5-man

D1 may have unlimited D1 some semi-pro players and up to 2 pro players
D2 may have unlimited D2 players, up to 2 D1 players, and no semi-pro or pro players
D3 may only have D3 players (7 and 5 man)

National Classification Conversion Chart

(If you have both NPPL and PSP classifications, your USPL classification will be whichever is higher)

2008 Pro NPPL = USPL SP (unless listed on a 2009 NXL or USPL Pro Roster)
2008 SP NPPL = USPL SP
2008 D1 NPPL = USPL D1
2008 D2 NPPL = USPL D2
2008 D3 NPPL = USPL D2

Pro NXL = USPL Pro
SP PSP = USPL SP
D1 PSP = USPL D1
D2 PSP = USPL D2
D3 PSP = USPL D3

A professional player is someone who is listed on a 2009 USPL Pro roster or 2009 NXL roster. Anyone who played pro in 2008 but is not on a 2009 pro roster (USPL or NXL) is classified as SP. Any player who takes one year off can be reclassified down 1 division. Note: No player can ever be reclassified down to D3. After five events playing Division 3, players will be reclassified as Division 2.

PSP New ROF

Update:

Rate of Fire
– Pro & Semi-Pro: 12bps
– D1, D2, D3, D4: 10bps

I’m sure many of you have heard the rumors that the PSP will be reducing the rate of fire for each division. From the information that I have gathered, there is no official number for the rate of fire but it will definitely be lowered. The rumored RoF’s for Pro & Semi Pro; 12bps, D1-D3 10bps, D4-D5 8bps.

The following was was taken from PBNation from a post by Lane Wright, guy who runs PSP.

“First, I want to clear up the “ignorant” comment. I meant ignorant as it is defined — unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

If you’re me to present you with the “numbers” of other companies in order to gain your trust, that isn’t something that I can do.

I can give you this number — a group of people who contribute 1.1 million into our 2.4 million dollar operating budget say they want a lower ROF. When it gets right down to it, that’s the basis of the decision.

I agree with their interpretation of THEIR numbers and why this is what they want. I also recognize that above and beyond what they pay PSP, they put additional millions into the teams. What they want is paramount in what I do going forward. It has to be.

You are correct that I should probably “act” a little more professional. But it would be just that – an act. I’m not professional. I don’t pretend to be professional. Honestly, I don’t think it is either one of the more important or more highly regarded qualities needed to do my job well.

I don’t dress professionally. I don’t look professional. I don’t act professional. I’m not a professional. I am a paintball player who happens to get into a position to make decisions for PSP.

The rate of fire is going to be lowered. That is an absolute fact.

You guys can talk about it, complain about it, discuss the heck out of it. But the fact remains, I believe that the best thing to do for all involved is to lower the ROF.

I didn’t make this decision one night at dinner. This has been discussed and thought about for months.

I have information that isn’t, nor is it going to be, available to the masses. That’s just the way it is.

The game will still be fun for just about everyone. The best teams will still win. The best players will still be the best players. Tournament paintball will go on. Next year no one will be complaining about this. 5 years from now, no one will even remember this. I have been through dozens and dozens of changes that “everyone” said exactly this same type stuff about. Just about every one of those decisions was a good decision.

The 2 that i think were wrong —

Separating the NXL from everything.
Increasing the rate of fire because we had the technology.

Both are being corrected (my opinion).”