Hotels for Surf City Open

USPL has made some discount deals with Mariott for the Huntington Beach event on April 3-5, 2009

To get the discount ask for the “Surf City Open of Paintball rate”

Costa Mesa South Coast Metro: $99 per night
3002 South Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
(714) 545-1001
Located 8 miles from the event site

Courtyard Huntington Beach Fountain Valley: $104 per night
9950 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
(714) 968-5775
Located 7 miles from the event site

Residence Inn Huntington Beach Fountain Valley: $114 per night
9930 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
(714) 965-8000
Located 7 miles from the event site

Marriott Costa Mesa: $119 per night
500 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
(714) 957-1100

Register for Surf City Open

Registration for the USPL Surf City Open in Huntington Beach starts today, February 16, 2009 at 5pm PST.

The event is April 3-5, 2009.

Teams can register at the USPL site.

Once you register your team, the US Paintball League will receive a time stamp letting us know who registered in which order. We will then contact your team to find out:

1) What Pro you would like for the Pro/Am.
2) Which conference you would like to compete in (Eastern or Western).
3) What brand of paint you would like to shoot and how many cases you anticipate needing for the prelims.

There is a 130 team cap.

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.

-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 D1 NPPL = USPL D1
2008 D2 NPPL = USPL D2
2008 D3 NPPL = USPL D2

Pro NXL = USPL Pro

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.

Pro Help at USPL

A paintball league started by pro players for the intentions of helping the sport grow most certainly would have some perks. The US Paintball League gives divisional 7-man teams (D1,D2,D3) the chance to work with a pro at the Huntington Beach event. Your team gets to choose which pro player they want for the weekend. The pro player of choice will help your team walk the fields for 1 hour, coach, and and other help your team may need throughout the tournament during his off time.

The 16 pro teams and their rosters will be posted on the USPL site.
Only applicable to divisional 7-man teams
Once your divisional team has registered and paid in full, your team will get to choose which pro player they want.
Only 1 pro player per team and it is first come first serve

The Surf City Open (Huntington Beach) is April 3-5, 2009.
Registration for HB starts on February 16, 2009.