Registration Open for NPPL HB

Registration opened up NPPL Huntington Beach yesterday, so I’m a little late to the party but it’s not like the registration fee has gone up in the past 24 hours. The Huntington Beach event is from April 9-11.

Online Registration from Feb 15 – March 15

Pro: $3200.00

Division 1 (7man): $2275.00

Division 2 (7man): $2100.00

Division 3 (7man): $1825.00

Division 3 (5man): $1450.00

Division 4 (5man): $1200.00

Pump Open (5man): $700.00

Prices for Online Registration from March 16 – March 26

Pro: $3500.00

Division 1 (7man): $2450.00

Division 2 (7man): $2250.00

Division 3 (7man): $1950.00

Division 3 (5man): $1600.00

Division 4 (5man): $1400.00

Pump Open (5man): $800.00

Register here for your ID card

Register here for Team sign up

Last Minute Details for HB

There will be a special player drop-off area off of 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Each team pack will receive parking vouchers for the Main Street Promenade Parking Structure with a map of how to access the player drop off as well as the parking structure.


Teams will be staging at their field with no assigned paddocks area. While Staff and security will be in the area at all times, it is still important to have a friend or family member watch your belongings when you are not able to. The US Paintball League is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Additional Pro Autograph Sessions scheduled for this Saturday

San Francisco Explicit poster signing at the Planet Eclipse booth
Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Oakland Blast signing at the Bob Long Trailer
Saturday at Noon

Save Time at check-in with an APPA Express Pass!

Players who have paid their 2009 USPL Player Registration Fee online and uploaded a suitable photo to their APPA player profile will be able to skip the ID pick-up line at check-in at Huntington Beach with the APPA Express Pass. Print you express pass.

Remember that all players must bring suitable photo identification with them to pick up their USPL ID Card.

Players 17 years of age and older MUST have one of the following:
* State-issued Driver’s License or ID Card
* US or Foreign Passport
* Photo US Military ID with Birth Date No other forms of identification are acceptable. Players under 17 may also use one of the following:
* Photo School ID Card with Birth Date
* Photo School ID Card with Birth Certificate or Driving Permit
* Photo in Player’s Most Recent School Yearbook with Birth Certificate or Driving Permit
No other identification will be accepted under any circumstances. If a person can not present acceptable identification, they will not beable to pick up their ID card, and will not be able to participate inthe event.

Almost Time for HB

It’s almost time for the first USPL event ever, Surf City Open at Huntington Beach.

The Good:

* New staging layout where teams stage at their field. Watch every game between your games from your very own team tent.
* The new event location makes games visible from the pier and the deck off of Sparks

* 200 ft. wide Grandstands on Center Court topped off with a massive VIP deck brought to you by the Pro Teams (tickets available at the event).

* Sunshine – forecast is 74 degrees with sunny skies

* Crowds – Just in time for Spring Break, the beach will be flooded with people checking out the games and tradeshow.

* Player Parties – The Pros have planned something special each night for all the teams and sponsors to enjoy (age restrictions may apply)

* Pro/Am – Each 7man team gets to choose one Pro Player to spend an hour on Thursday going over game plans and to help support their team on Saturday

* Support from key industry figures – President of the Adrenaline Force Tournament Series, Randy Bocelli, will be running the 5man portion of the event, industry sweetheart Stephanie Gray (2007 NPPL/XPSL Director of Membership Services) will be running registration along with Chris Raehl of APPA, Gary Baum of will be liaising with the Media, and the “Queen of Pump” Kristin Kleist will be running Sunday’s Pump tournament. All of the above are coming on board to support the US Paintball League and make sure this event is successful and enjoyed by all.

* Tradeshow – Massive compound from Spyder, NXe, BLAST, Custom Products, Planet Eclipse, the US Army, Sunday Clothing, Blackstar Paintball, Khrome, Facefull, Insane Paintballs, Energy Paintball, KM, Guerilla Air, Alien, Trinity, Azodin, Virtue Paintball, Ninja Paintball… full list coming soon!

* Excitement – the buzz is really building here in the OC. Large banners are draped across Main Street in Huntington and at the front of the Pier at famous Pier Plaza. Over ten thousand flyers have been passed around and calls are pouring in.

* Competition – Over 100 teams have signed up for this event from all over the World. They will be competing for the event title, points in their Eastern or Western Conference and overall points for the National Series. Not to mention the cash, trophy or bragging rights of course… 😉

The Bad: All good things must come to an end

* Team Registration closes this week! March 25, 2009 is the final day to get your team registered and paid in full.

* The event ends Sunday April 5, 2009 and everyone will need to return to work and school. Well, for a few weeks anyway until the DC Challenge kicks off in May!!