Phoenix Open: March 19-21
Chicago Open: June 24-27
Mid-Atlantic Open: August 13-15
World Cup: October 20-24
These are just some rumors I heard but if they turn out to be right then national tournaments in paintball could be no more.
The first rumor is that PSP could possibly be going under after MAO, as MAO could be the last PSP event. My source told me that PSP has a $300,000 debt and has not been able to pay it. PSP was hoping, since NPPL went bankrupt, that the Phoenix open and MAO would bring in more teams and help pay off their debt but the Phoenix open only brought in the average amount of teams and MAO will probably do the same.
The second rumor is that USPL Surf City Open in Huntington Beach may not happen either because not that many divisional teams have registered and paid. The fact that the event is held on the beach makes renting the venue expensive and with not enough teams, USPL can’t pay for it, so….
We’ll be playing in soccer fields next to it.
Anyways, in their press release, they go into detail about how the University of Phoenix stadium is the best stadium evar!!11! Then goes into to say whats around there, like an AMC, because those are so rare. It’s not like I have 2 within 5 miles of me; I would just have to chose to turn left or right, though I actually I go to the Cinemark that’s even closer.
There’s also the Jobing.com (really, jobing.com) Arena just down the street. They’ll be hosting some Pepsi concert thing on Super Bowl weekend (that’s in January/Feburary). How cool. But during the tournament, you can see the Coyotes vs the Canucks or the Oilers. I’m sure those will be great games, since Arizona is such a birth place for great hockey players. They’re currently 6-10-1 at home.
If that doesn’t have you won over, too bad. There aren’t anymore reasons to go. Sorry. I think some paintball tournament might be happening there, but I didn’t really read anything about that though.