This past weekend at the Chicago NXL, Tampa Bay Damage emerged victorious in all of their matches in the highly competitive Pro division. Despite missing star player Chad Busiere from their previous tournament, they managed to overcome muddy conditions and secure first place once again. Houston Heat and Dynasty finished second and third respectively in this event, but both still hold higher rankings overall for the season.
In the Semi-Pro division, Paintball Fit continued their unbeatable streak with yet another first-place finish – making it their fourth consecutive win and seventh straight podium placement. The Blast Camp also made a strong showing by taking second place for the fourth event in a row, but they have only lost to PBFit throughout this impressive run. Noobies, currently ranked third overall, finished in third place at this particular tournament.
Last year’s WNXL champions, The Heroines, showcased their dominance once again by claiming victory for the second time in a row. They are now tied with another team, Destiny, who also took first place at this event. Interestingly enough, The Cheetahs – who had finished in last place during last year’s championship season – surprised everyone with their impressive second-place finish in this event.
In Division Two, Shut Up We’re Trying from Paintball Fit finally claimed their long-awaited win after finishing on the podium for the past three events this season. The New York Wrecking Crew and Noobies finished in second and third places respectively at this tournament, but both still rank lower than Shut Up We’re Trying overall for the season.
“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.”
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.
Pro RaceTo-7 Team Entry Fee: $2,500
Semi-Pro RaceTo-7 Team Entry Fee: $2,500
D1 RaceTo-5 Team Entry Fee: $2,750
D2 RaceTo-5 Team Entry Fee: $2,750
D3 RaceTo-4 Team Entry Fee: $2,500
D4 RaceTo-4 Team Entry Fee: $2,500
D3 RaceTo-2 Team Entry Fee: $1,100
D4 RaceTo-2 Team Entry Fee: $1,100
Phoenix Open: March 19-21
Chicago Open: June 24-27
Mid-Atlantic Open: August 13-15
World Cup: October 20-24