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Annual General Meeting: Notice of nominations and motions

UK Paintball Sports Federation

Annual General Meeting: Notice of nominations and motions

25 February 2015

UKPSF Committee 2014

UKPSF Committee 2014

 

In line with notices published on the website of the UK Paintball Sports Federation (UKPSF) and its Facebook pages, the closing date for nominations to the Council of the UK Paintball Sports Federation and for motions for the 2015 Annual General Meeting having passed.

Notice is hereby given that no nominations were received from the membership for Council positions and accordingly the Council of four officers and representation of Trade, Sites, Players, Sport Recognition and SHEQ will be drawn from existing acting members of the Council who have indicated their readiness to continue to play a role. Those who have chosen to stand down, or who have not indicated a readiness to continue are: Ash Chaplen, Lee Wickham, David Thatcher, Alex Munro.

No motions for consideration were received from members, and one motion was received from the Council in addition to those previously notified.

The motion is: “That Steven Bull be appointed Honorary President of the UK Paintball Sports Federation.” (Proposed: Bob Schofield; Seconded: Antony Leadbetter and Don Logan).

Bob Schofield, Acting Chair

 


Annual General meeting 2015

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UK Paintball Sports Federation

Annual General meeting 2015

Notice is hereby given in according with the (draft) constitution of the above Federation that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the Mercure Hotel, Penkridge.

All members in good standing (that is, with valid current memberships) shall be entitled to attend the AGM and to vote on such matters as are to be determined by a vote of the membership.

Notice is also hereby given of a CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the posts to be subject to election at the AGM.

The officer posts are:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

The sub-committee chair posts, representing various aspects of paintball, are:

  • Player
  • Sites
  • Trade
  • SHEQ (quality & standards)
  • Sport Recognition

Any member in good standing may be nominated for any of the above posts subject to:

1) the nominated member being willing to stand;

2) the nominated member being proposed and seconded by members in good standing;

3) the post for which the nominated member is to be considered being stated;

4) the nominated member providing a statement* in support of their nomination;

5) the Acting Chair receiving the nomination by email to chair@ukpsf.com by 10 am on Tuesday 24 February 2015.

A list of such valid nominations (including members currently in acting roles who will automatically be considered nominees, without requirement for a proposer and seconder, unless they indicate a wish to stand down), together with their proposer, seconder and statement in support, shall be published by Wednesday 25 February on the Federation’s web-site and Facebook page.

Members unable to attend the AGM may cast their votes electronically by emailing their preferences to secretary@ukpsf.com not later than 12 noon on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

*The purpose of the statement in support of a nomination is to assist those unable to attend the AGM and who are casting a vote by email.

Business & Resolutions at this Annual General Meeting of the UKPSF

The business to be conducted at the AGM to be held at 10am on Wednesday 18 March 2015 shall include:

1) Address by the President or Chair

2) Report on the general conditions and activities of the UKPSF.

3) Presentation of Audited Accounts

4) Resolutions to formally adopt

  1. a) the Constitution of the UKPSF;
  2. b) the Code of Practice for Site Operators;
  3. c) the Players Code of Conduct;
  4. d) to endorse the actions of the Council during its acting period (April 2014 to the date of the AGM)

4) Election of members of the Council of the UKPSF & any honorary members (if any)

5) Appointment of the Auditor for the ensuing year

6) Any other resolutions of the Council*

7) Any resolutions sent to secretary@ukpsf.com by 12 Noon on Tuesday 24 February 2015 that are proposed and seconded by members in good-standing, as provided in the constitution.*

*Such resolutions to be included in the notice of nominees for council posts.

No business shall be conducted in the AGM other than that described above.

Open forum

It is the intention of the acting Council (and subject to the approval of the Council formally elected on 18 March 2015) to hold an open forum discussion after the AGM. The purpose of the open forum is to give all members an opportunity to raise such matters as are of interest/concern to them and thereby inform the work of the Council during 2015/16.

Bob Schofield

Acting Chair

UKPSF

 

 

 


UK Paintball Sports Federation Conference, Trade Exhibition and Annual General Meeting, 2015

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The UKPSF is pleased to announce it will again stage a Conference, Trade Exhibition and Annual General Meeting of the Federation, to be held this year at the Mercure Hotel, Penkridge on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March 2015.

The site & trade only event on Tuesday 17th is all about talking paintball, picking up ideas, seeing the latest gear, hearing about new concepts, meeting old mates, making a few new ones and generally getting up to date with what’s going on in the world of paintball.

The AGM on the morning of Wednesday 18th about shaping the future of paintball in the UK through the work of the Federation’s Council as it builds on the legacy of Steve Bull’s two decades at the helm. It is open to UKPSF members however a donation of £5 is requested from non-delegate UKPSF members who attend the AGM if they subsequently wish to attend the trade exhibition and/or conference.

Outline programme:

Tuesday 17th March

9 am – Exhibition hall accessible to exhibitors.

12 noon to 5 pm – Exhibition open to delegates.

7.30pm – Three course dinner for delegates attending both days.

Thereafter –  Late bar.

Wednesday 18th March

9.30 am – UKPSF Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Entry to the Annual General Meeting is free to UKPSF members. A donation of £5 is requested from non-delegate UKPSF members who attend the AGM if they subsequently wish to attend the trade exhibition and/or conference.

11 am – Exhibition re-opens and conference programme commences

12.30 – Lunch

2 pm – Conference programme re-commences.

4 pm – Close.

Demand from sites and trade alike to stage a full-blown conference has been huge so it really is important to secure your place NOW!

See you all there!!


Meet the UKPSF Committee.

In May 2014 the UKPSF put a new governing body structure in place, since then the acting committee has been working hard to progress the UKPSF.

We would like to introduce the acting committee who have been working tirelessly, and taking time out of their busy schedules to attend regular meetings to discuss the development of the UKPSF. (In Alphabetical order by Surname)

Ainsley

Ainsley Baddeley is owner of CPPS Tournament paintball series and has been playing for about 15 years. He’s the owner/captain of the Lucky 15s paintball team who play the Millennium series. Key skills are marketing, graphical design & event organisation, and also very experienced in social media sectors. Previously a private client stockbroker for PH Pope and then Brewin Dolphin. set up the UKPSF Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channel, I have filmed several short info clips with Steve, as well as being on “The Paintball show” to help represent the UKPSF. Acting Vice-chair, Sites sub-committee

eric bellEric Bell started playing first in 1992 and after a brief interval away, returned to paintball in 1998 buying his first marker in 2001. He has played both scenario and tournament formats, has managed (and still coaches) tournament teams. Presently he marshals for Shoreline and some YPC events and also referees CPPS & UK Northern Masters/NPL events. He is one of the authorised photographers at Warped, Nouth v South, NPF Diamond Wars/Paintfest and Mayhem big games and The Millennium Series. Eric used to be a moderator on P8ntballers, is currently admin on the new TalkPaintball portal and up until recently produced the Online magazine “Paintball Scene”. He is an Independent consultant and webmaster to the Paintballers 4 Kids charity initiative. Acting Member, SHEQ (Standards) sub-committee

Dandanny bny Bradshaw is co-owner of Outpost Chester, where he has led the re-development of a derelict Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery base as a paintball venue. Outside paintball he was involved in agricultural industry until 20 years ago when he got into Civil Engineering, working on some of the biggest construction projects in the UK including the Millennium Dome and Channel Tunnel as well as major road projects, and then into the rail industry working on the West Coast Mainline renewal and Manchester Metro Link. He then studied for some Cisco qualifications and began providing IT support and consultancy for businesses in the Agriculture and Construction industry and is a Contracts Manager for a small (£5m p/a) construction company who mainly contract in the Agricultural sector. Acting Vice-chair, SHEQ (Standards) sub-committee

Fraser fraserColley has worked within the Paintball industry since 1987. He is heavily involved in product development and manufacture of equipment used in all facets of the Paintball industry, specifically the Angel, Fat Boy & A Ball brands. He oversees the evolution and development of a wide range of products and the wholesale and retail of these products and other brands through on-site and on-line outlets.
He also has a background in technical support and customer service having developed and implemented an on line warranty system to be used by service centres round the globe and produced technical manuals to accompany manufactured products. Acting Member, Trade sub-committee

jamesJames Gregory has been in the paintball industry for 25 years, starting as an EPSF trained marshal and marshalling & playing in all the old woodsball tournaments.  A colleague of Jamie Pagett for 25 years, James is owner/manager/player of the UK Druids, French Druids and Banshees as well as a guest player of the Ugly Ducklings at Millennium level.  Within the European Circuit he’s in contact with most Mainline teams and has sent teams all over the world to represent Celtic Paintball.  Formerly UK Sales Co-ordinator for Phoenix paintball, and later European sales manager for Celtic paintball, working with distributors and manufacturers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, France and Germany.  More recently his efforts have been focused on boosting four Skirmish paintball and he helped create Platinum Paintball which drew in external sponsors and companies to build cross-company co-operation.   Acting Chair, Players sub-committee

Antony ledz‘Ledz’ Leadbetter has been playing Paintball since 1986 and has been an owner of Planet Eclipse (Formally Paintball Planet) since 1991. He’s played for the Banzai Bandits, Nexus and currently plays for The Sandbaggers. He has owned and run a paintball site in the past but now concentrates his efforts on Planet Eclipse, which is primarily a Paintball marker manufacturer headquartered in Manchester, with offices in Rhode Island, USA and Taiwan. Acting Chair, Trade sub-committee

donDon Logan first played paintball at Skirmish Nottingham when it was at Burntstump in 1985 some 29 years ago, coming back week after week until I was offered some marshalling work. Working there part time then full time, I have also worked freelance  for some of the country’s largest paintball event’s organisers before launching Paintball Jungle in Sherwood Forest back April 1994. The Paintball Jungle soon became Adrenalin Jungle as the business soon expanded into other outdoor activities. I still play when I can but that is becoming less and less unfortunately but when I do turn out its critical there is a well-stocked beer tent as I find my paintball tales get better and better the more cider I consume!! Acting Chair, Sites sub-committee

jockJock McCracken is one of the owners of Skirmish Bristol and has been in the industry since 1989, beginning as a marshal. In 1998, Joy and Mike Stanton & Jock started their own paintball business. They run two sites in the Bristol area and have set up and sold two others over the years.
In his time, Jock has been a trainee chartered quantity surveyor, an electronics engineer, a vending machine repairman, a computer engineer, a telephone engineer, an epos engineer, a barman and a paintball marshal. He was a very keen paintballer for many years, but due to health issues, now tends to partake in a sedate round of golf. Acting Treasurer

TTonyony McGinty has been involved in paintball since he was 19 and has been playing, marshalling and organising events for about 18 years. He is currently player/Captain of Ronin, playing in the Southern Masters. He also manages Campaign Paintball in Surrey, and has done so for the last four years. For the last two years he has been Partner and Event Ultimate in the Ultimate Woodsball League, and has been involved in a number of Shoreline events in the UK and abroad. Acting Member, Sites sub-committee

Craig GassyCraig ‘Gassy’ Pattison has been involved in paintball for 14 years. “I am purely a player and have no affiliation to any shop or site and currently play for the Mighty Scottish Warriors in the UK and Europe.” Craig has been a super moderator on talkpb and P8ntballer for many years and also helps run UKPB facebook page which ‘is now by far the biggest independent fb page in the UK’. His wife and both kids also paintball so he claims to be ‘permanently skint’. In real life he is a first response engineer for the National Gas Emergency Service. Acting Vice-Chair, Players sub-committee

ScottA keen player for eight years, Scott Rathbone got into big games around 2010. Mainly a scenario player but also UWL. He an admin on The Safe Zone (FB) & Talkpaintball.com, and one of the five regional reps for Paintballers4Kids. He’s a member of Anthrax UK factory team/Planet Eclipse supported, SPS. He’s very interested in technicalities, rules, regulations and laws surrounding paintball. Acting Chair, SHEQ (standards) sub-committee

Bob SchBobofield took over Harrogate Paintball Centre in January 2011 having previously run a lasertag and mini-tank business in Spain during part of his 5 year ‘retirement’ abroad. Previously he founded (and subsequently sold) a public relations business providing communications/crisis management/media handling advice and support at board level in the public and private sector. The first 14 years of his working life were as a journalist, reporting from the scene at disasters such as Lockerbie and Clapham before running anewsdesk. Acting Chair

Sinkayleighce Graduating, Kayleigh Stanton has been working full time for her family’s business “Skirmish Bristol” primarily managing a call centre for 6 paintball venues, also dealing with advertising, marketing, social media, design work, website work, organising scenario games and Tournaments, but has also helped manage their two activity centres most weekends, for over 15 years. Having grown up with a father who played paintball at a competitive level, Kayleigh has been attending paintball sites, events, tournaments UK and abroad for her entire life.She set up the UKPSF Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube channel, has filmed several short info clips with Steve Bull, and featured on “The Paintball show” to help represent the UKPSF. A keen player, she also plays for the all UK girls team “Ultraviolets” and was selected to represent the 2014  “Ladies Team GB” squad at Bitburg, Millenium series. Acting Sectretary

timTim Taylor started playing paintball in 1986, and has run various paintball sites, tournaments and big game events since 1987. He is the founder and Co-Director of Warped Sports in the UK, which also runs Europe’s biggest paintball festival North v South. Acting Member, Trade sub-committee

 

The Acting Chair of the Sports Recognition sub-committee, Lee Wickham, stood down due to time pressure of other commitments.

All the roles on the council and its sub-committees are ‘acting’ and elections will be held for all the posts at the next Annual General Meeting of the UKPSF.

 


UKPSF Official Events List Updated

The latest tournaments and walk on events list has been updated.

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NEW LOOK FOR UK PAINTBALL SPORTS FEDERATION!

Steve Bull steps back after 15 years at the helm!

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The UK Paintball Sports Federation (UKPSF) has put a new governing body structure in place following Steve Bull’s decision to stand down as chairman. More than 20 figures from the world of paintball met last week and threw their weight behind the new governing body.
Steve Bull said: “After more than 15 years as chairman of the UKPSF it’s time to focus on other aspects of my life. It’s been a privilege to be involved in the sport, but the volume of work means the UKPSF has to change and get a committed team involved.”
“Despite the best efforts of the meeting to get me to stay, my mind is made up that I am standing down – though I’ll be available to provide background information on issues I’ve been handling to the new governing body as it finds its feet.”
After a briefing from Steve on the history of the UKPSF and its present status, the meeting, which involved players from tournament, scenario, mag-fed and rec-ball as well as trade and sites, discussed a format for the new governing body and the issues it needs to tackle.

The consensus around the table was that the UKPSF should involve all aspects of the sport in its governing body – the Council of the UKPSF – with the clear aim of working in the best interests of all those involved in the world of paintball.
The meeting – held at Rodbaston Hall near Stafford – concluded that in addition to the usual officer roles found in any sporting association – chair, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary – there should be sub-committees focussing on specific issues, with the chair of each sub-committee being a member of the Council.
Following a break-out with representatives from each aspect of the sport forming small groups to discuss ideas for the work of sub-committees and the full Council, a clear consensus emerged on what the Council should look like and the initial ideas for its work agenda.

The favoured sub-committees were: Players, Sites, Trade, Sports Recognition and Standards.
The Players, Sites and Trade sub-committees have a common goal of trying to increase membership through enhancing the benefits – financial and otherwise – of being in the UKPSF, whilst the Sports Recognition and Standards sub-committees do what it says on the tin.
In addition, it was decided the Vice-Chair’s role should include handling Home Office/Police liaison, other legal issues, complaints and media relations, and may require a sub-committee to support that work.

It was agreed each Council member and the sub-committees, once members were nominated or volunteered, would review the initial ideas for their roles and responsibilities and bring forward proposals to the first meeting of the new Council – due in the summer.
The meeting then took nominations for the various officer and sub-committee roles, with the following emerging:

Chair: Bob Schofield
Vice-Chair: David Thatcher
Treasurer: Jock McCracken
Secretary: Kayleigh Stanton
Players sub-committee: Chair: James Gregory; Vice-Chair: Craig Patterson; Members: Alex Munro, Kayleigh Stanton
Sites sub-committee: Chair: Don Logan; Vice-Chair: Ainsley Baddely; Members: Tony McGinty, Jon Evans, Ged Green
Trade sub-committee: Chair: Anthony Leadbetter; Vice-Chair: Ash Chaplen; members: Tim Taylor, Fraser Colley
Sports Recognition: Chair: Lee Wickham; Vice-Chair: Jamie Pagett
Standards: Chair: Scott Rathbone; Vice-Chair: Danny Bradshaw; Member: Eric Bell.

The meeting also agreed that, if he was willing, Alex Heath should be co-opted for his expertise in paintballing for players with disabilities.

Bob Schofield said: “Steve Bull has done such a sterling job over many years that he has become the ‘Voice of Paintball’ and everyone involved in the sport owes him a huge debt of gratitude.
“Taking on the role of chairman is daunting to put it mildly, not least because Steve and the others involved in the Council have forgotten more about paintball than I will ever know after only just over three years in the business.
“What I do have is 20 years’ experience of helping organisations achieve their business objectives, which is what I’ll be focussing on trying to do in the UKPSF. That’s going to be made easier by the commitment round the table to advancing the interests of the sport and everyone involved in it.

“Deciding upon, and achieving, the objectives of the UKPSF requires the involvement and support of all aspects of the sport. The more the workload can be shared, the more manageable and achievable it will become. So I would urge anyone with an interest in helping shape the future direction of the sport to contact members of the Council and its sub-committees and get involved. Each will be able to offer a flavour of the areas they’ll be considering.”

All the roles on the council and its sub-committees are ‘acting’ and elections will be held for all the posts at the next Annual General Meeting of the UKPSF. It was decided to form a Council of acting members in order to progress the work of the Federation, rather than having to wait for the next AGM to make a start.


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Behind the scenes at a major UK paintball event - Planet Eclipse Big Game"Staargate" 2013

Have you every wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a paintball event? Well Shoreline and Planet Eclipse yet again put together their yearly Scenario Paintball game “Staargate” and we have a clip which featured on “The Paintball Show” earlier this year which will give you an insight into the inner workings of a major paintball event.

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Players from all across the UK and Europe descend on the English countryside for a two-day paintball festival loaded with attractions like the UWL, JT Splatmaster 3-man airball field, trade show, Eclipse tech classes, camping, and England’s The Blame rocking the player’s party into the wee hours of the night.

Shoreline

Featured on the clip is Mr Tim Barnett from “Shoreline Outdoor Paintball” who along with his hard working crew at Shoreline HQ, painstakingly organise paintball events worldwide. The guys and girls at Shoreline never fail to disappoint, and every year they bring the paintball industry something fresh and unique. They have some HUGE game plans for 2014, including a Zombie style paintball game to be played in an actual theme park! so make sure you check out their website to keep in the loop, you don’t want to miss out!


UK National Game "Santa Vs Snowman"

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This year Andy Sables (of YPC/ Fat Bobs) and Kayleigh Stanton (Skirmish Bristol) in association with the UKPSF, are organising the UK’s first national paintball game!

Win the paintball battle at your local participating venue, and ultimately win the war nationwide!

This will be the UK’s first national paintball game, where your paintball battle can effect the final scores from across the country.

With 17 venues participating so far we estimate around 1000 players for this event, with some of the UK’s most prestigious paintball venues involved in this nationwide game we are confident that it is definitely not one to miss!

*Prices vary at each independent venue, so please get in contact with them for more details!

Campaign – Surrey (www.campaign-paintball.com)

YPC – Yorkshire (www.ypcwalkon.co.uk)

Skirmish – Bristol (www.Bristolwalkon.com)

Ambush – Hampshire (ambushpaintball.co.uk)

Skirmish – Nottingham/Sherwood (facebook.com/SkirmishSherwoodForestPaintballEvents)

Powerplay – Wakefield (facebook.com/powerplaywakefield)

Skirmish -High Wycombe (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishWycombeWalkon)

Warzone – Wisbech (facebook.com/pages/Warzone-Paintball-Games)

Shoreline – Aberystwyth (facebook.com/ShorelineOutdoor)

Top Dog – Norwich (facebook.com/topdogpaintball)

Survival Paintball – Devon (facebook.com/pages/Survival-Paintball)

OTE – Congleton (facebook.com/OnTheEdgeEvents)

Skirmish – Norwich (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishNorfolkWalkon)

Mayhem – Essex (facebook.com/groups/MayhemPaintballGames)

Task Force – Cardiff (facebook.com/pages/Taskforce-Paintball)

Skirmish Central- Northampton (facebook.com/skirmishcentral)

Skirmish – Exeter (facebook.com/skirmishexeter)

Outpost – Chester (facebook.com/pages/Outpost-Paintball-Chester)

Skirmish – Leicester (facebook.com/pages/Skirmish-Paintball-Leicester)

Skirmish – Birmingham/Redditch (www.facebook.com/skirmishpaintballredditch)

Its simple, each paintball venue will have two teams:

Red Team aka “Santa” V Blue Team aka “The Snowman

 

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Each venue will text their final score to the HQ (Red win or Blue Win) and and we will tot up the scores and announce them at the end of the event!

We have left it up to the individual venues to run the event in what ever way they want, and some are running their normal christmas scenarios as usual (ie the prestigious “Wurzle Bash”  “Crimbogedden” “Command and Conquer“)- but they will essentially be using a red team and a blue team, and Informing the HQ of the winning team colour at the end!

Date: Sunday the 29th of December

– forget the mince pies and cold turkey sandwiches GET OUT AN PLAY SOME PAINTBALL!

All participating venues are UKPSF members, which means that they have undergone the UKPSF safety checks, and have the relevant insurance and procedures in place, so your sure to be going to a fun, safe venue to enjoy your day!

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If you run a paintball venue and want to be involved then message Kayleigh Stanton or Andy Sables or email info@ukpsf.com


The UK's Most Ambitious Paintball Game! Nationwide! "Santa V The Snowman"

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This year Andy Sables (of YPC/ Fat Bobs) and Kayleigh Stanton (Skirmish Bristol) in association with the UKPSF, are organising the UK’s first national paintball game!

Win the paintball battle at your local participating venue, and ultimately win the war nationwide!

This will be the UK’s first national paintball game, where your paintball battle can effect the final scores from across the country.

With 17 venues participating so far we estimate around 1000 players for this event, with some of the UK’s most prestigious paintball venues involved in this nationwide game we are confident that it is definitely not one to miss!

*Prices vary at each independent venue, so please get in contact with them for more details!

Campaign – Surrey (www.campaign-paintball.com)

YPC – Yorkshire (www.ypcwalkon.co.uk)

Skirmish – Bristol (www.Bristolwalkon.com)

Ambush – Hampshire (ambushpaintball.co.uk)

Skirmish – Nottingham (facebook.com/SkirmishSherwoodForestPaintballEvents)

Powerplay – Wakefield (facebook.com/powerplaywakefield)

Skirmish -High Wycombe (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishWycombeWalkon)

Warzone – Wisbech (facebook.com/pages/Warzone-Paintball-Games)

Shoreline – Aberystwyth (facebook.com/ShorelineOutdoor)

Top Dog – Norwich (facebook.com/topdogpaintball)

Survival Paintball – Devon (facebook.com/pages/Survival-Paintball)

OTE – Congleton (facebook.com/OnTheEdgeEvents)

Skirmish – Norwich (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishNorfolkWalkon)

Mayhem – Essex (facebook.com/groups/MayhemPaintballGames)

Task Force – Cardiff (facebook.com/pages/Taskforce-Paintball)

Skirmish Central- Northampton (facebook.com/skirmishcentral)

Skirmish – Exeter (facebook.com/skirmishexeter)

Its simple, each paintball venue will have two teams:

Red Team aka “Santa” V Blue Team aka “The Snowman

 

santa v snowman
Each venue will text their final score to the HQ (Red win or Blue Win) and and we will tot up the scores and announce them at the end of the event!

We have left it up to the individual venues to run the event in what ever way they want, and some are running their normal christmas scenarios as usual (ie the prestigious “Wurzle Bash”  “Crimbogedden” “Command and Conquer“)- but they will essentially be using a red team and a blue team, and Informing the HQ of the winning team colour at the end!

Date: Sunday the 29th of December

- forget the mince pies and cold turkey sandwiches GET OUT AN PLAY SOME PAINTBALL!

All participating venues are UKPSF members, which means that they have undergone the UKPSF safety checks, and have the relevant insurance and procedures in place, so your sure to be going to a fun, safe venue to enjoy your day!

UKPSF LOGO
If you run a paintball venue and want to be involved then message Kayleigh Stanton or Andy Sables or email info@ukpsf.com


GET YOURSELF ON PAINTBALL TV!

The guys from The Paintball Show are doing amazing things for the UK Paintball scene, most paintball fanatics will remember tuning in last year to a somewhat “budget” show which featured Mr Tim Barnett from Shoreline outdoor paintball, and Bluewater Paintball, as the main presenter. There were mixed reviews on the content of the show, but you must remember that this is the first of its kind in the UK, and therefor it was unknown territory, and so now (Thanks to Tim, and his teams hard work) we have a platform to build from.

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This year they are coming back with a bigger budget and with all the knowladge gained from last years show with an entire Paintball channel, aptly named Primetime Paintball TV  which will feature lots of other shows filmed around the world including “Fat Bobs – lets play Paintball” which will be advertising paintball sites and selling tickets in a QVC style format, also “The Newbies” which is a show following some “newbie” paintballers around as they compete, and of course the much loved Canadian “Catshack Reports” which did feature on last years paintball show, but in a more condensed version (we are looking forward to Tom “Catshack” Cunningham having full reign of his own show this year!)

Tim and his team will still be filming “The Paintball Show” program, and will still be adopting a “relaxed” format to the show. They have decided to go for a TFI Friday style show and instead of having all of the studio based content filmed in the depths of Wales, “The Paintball Show” are touring around the country to give paintballers from all around the UK an opportunity to participate, this is where YOU come in! they want paintballers from all background involved in the audience.

Filming has started!

Below is a image of the first bit of filming Tim has been doing, they are apparently “testing” paintball equipment to see if it will withstand the demanding use of a paintballer…  We are told that one of the tests did include blowing up a raw chicken though?

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The UKPSF are taking part!

The UKPSF will be filming a few short segments for the show, we will be starting from the very beginning, going through topics like “What is Paintball?”, “What to expect when you go paintballing”, and “Got the bug? where to go now, buying equipment, walk on’s, tournaments and scenario games” we hope that these short clips can be then be used as informational videos for the future, which can be spread across the internet via UKPSF site members to help explain a bit more about paintball for those who are looking at trying it out.

If you would like to be a part of the audience this year then read on..

– Its completely FREE!

– Absolutely anyone can go, whether your a paintball pro, or have only played once!

There will be locations around the country so if this one is not close by then there will be an episode filmed somewhere near you over the next few months!

+ This year there will be a bar on set so that the audience can chill out and have a beer!

All you have to do is drop the guys from “The Paintball Show” a message! by clicking the image below and booking your free space:

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Have you ever seen a 1100 Barrel Paintball Gun? No? if thats not cool enough, this one can paint the Mona Lisa!

The MythBusters created a 1100 barrel paintball gun, that accurately shoot paintballs at a canvas to “paint” the “Mona Lisa” with Paintballs!

We have seen a few Paintball experiments from the MythBusters, but we think this one is one of the most interesting by far, not least because it can “paint” the Mona Lisa with paintballs in literally less than a second, just think of the other possibilities…..

This small clip was filmed at a show called “NVISION” in 2008 where the MythBusters presenters Adam and Jamie unveiled their 1100 barrel paintball gun, but in typical MythBuster fashion, the incredibly elaborate experiment was only loosely linked to their hypothesis. The demonstration was to show the difference in operation between single and multicore processors or something? of course its all a lot more complex than the MythBusters are making out.

But we don’t really care about the reasoning behind this machine, as with many of the experiments on their TV show its all for a bit of fun, and we could think of a lot better uses for it!

 

 

Just imagine a “5 man pro paintball team” V “The 1100 barrel paintball Machine” …. the classic “Man V Machine” Battle..

What do you guys think ? Can you think of any better uses for this awesome machine?


NEW Limited edition Official UKPSF Badges!

So you guys have been asking us for years have you got any UKPSF badges? well with the huge rise of support we have got lately we though it was about time to bring you what you’ve been asking for!

UKPSF Badges

Wear your Limited edition UKPSF badge with pride!

UKPSF members only, get your hands on the 1st Edition now! – as we only have limited numbers.

1 Badge – £3.10 plus 50p P&P*
2-4 Badges – £3.00 plus 50p P&P*
5+ Badges – £2.85 plus £1 P&P*
* Postage to the UK Mainland

To get your hands on a badge or two Click Here!

So question is, what other UKPSF merchandise do you guys and girls want to see ? Comment below..

Official UKPSF Badges Released!

You can now get your hands on our official UKPSF Badges directly from the website.

Order your badges here


UKPSF Question time; Ask Ledz!

Ask Ledz from Planet Eclipse

For those of you who don’t know, Ledz from Planet Eclipse is a huge supporter of the UKPSF and a familiar character in the UK paintball industry, he is in fact the managing director of Planet Eclipse, which is now one of the biggest paintball brands in the world!

ASK LEDZ!

He has kindly agreed to spare some of his time to answer 2 questions from you guys every month, which will feature in our monthly newsletter which is sent to all UKPSF members!

WHERE HE BEGAN!

“Unemployable” is basically the story of where Planet Eclipse began.
– It is a brilliant clip, and definitely worth a watch, Im sure some of you will reminisce at the old clips and photographs of the way paintball used to be played in the UK 20 years ago!

If you have a question for Ledz then email it to:

Social@UKPSF.com

or post it on our Facebook page! UKPSF FACEBOOK

 


UKPSF to the rescue! ..You're welcome "Meatloaf"

Its Just another day at the office for the UKPSF’s chairman Mr Steve Bull who seems to  get some strange requests..

So Steve had an interesting telephone call today from the O2 arena looking for a bit of advice, as a multi million pound event company, who have been employed to run the “Meatloaf Farewell tour” had become stuck when unfortunately their “T shirt cannon” would not work as it had run out of C02 ! (We want a T-Shirt cannon! imagine what you could fire from that thing?!)

the UK paintball federation help our Meatloaf

They were looking for help sourcing an approved C02 supplier, and the UKPSF tend to be the first point of call for large companies with queries on compressed air, especially when the general public are involved.

Steve kindly pointed them in the right direction to get their air bottles filled in time for the show, Its all in a days work!

You’re Welcome Mr Meatloaf!


Paintball + Clay Pigeon Shooting = "Clay pigeon Paintballing" for the sophisticated paintballer!

*Please note, silly tweed fancy dress not required!

Laporte’s Paintball Trap System featured at the Bristol Shooting Show, and we think its pretty cool!

Clay pigeon shooting with paintball guns

Clay pigeon shooting with paintball guns

Click this link to view the video clip: Field and Rural Life Television

This is a brilliant bit of technology considering the brands heritage, here is an extract from their website: “Laporte is the reference in terms of Clay Shooting.
Founded in 1927, the Laporte name belongs to the history of clay shooting. Seven times Exclusive Supplier to the Olympic Games, Supplier to the English Royal Family plus thousands of National and International references including the top American Shooting Federations. Laporte also remains at the forefront of innovation with the new ecological Flash clay that offers quality and performance.
Create, develop, and innovate, this is the secret of Laporte’s ongoing success.”

Check out their Website:  www.laporte.biz/en


Autonomous Turret Sentry Paintball gun

Things could get a bit more interesting  out on the paintball field with a few of these guarding the base camps!

The guys at RealSentryGun.com have developed a Sentry gun, that can be carried, and deployed easily on a battlefield. The team have been creating multiple prototypes of automated sentry turrets, including sentry guns, targeting systems, Paintball & Airsoft Sentries, and object following cameras.

In the video below is their well designed briefcase style Airsoft sentry gun, that can be set up on the field in under a minute and can be set to track single or multiple targets, to fire single or burst shots, and also semi, or fully automatic rate of fire. Also with a universal gun mount, and trigger finger, allowing you to mount any airsoft/paintball gun you want.

Although just in prototype stage so far, and not for commercial sale yet, the project looks promising. When closed, the sentry gun is completely water proof, and due to its lightweight, and small size, it easy easy to store, and carry across the battlefield.

Using cheaper alternatives, like a tennis ball can for a hopper that can hold 6000 rounds, and a $4 dollar waterproof camera case, along with a $50 Airsoft Gun, they have created an outstanding piece of kit.

Our favourite touch is the addition of the voice of the sentry guns from Portal 2!

Fore more videos on their other projects, you can check out their youtube page here, or visit them directly at www.thesentryproject.com


Is your Paintball Event, Tournament, or walk-on UKPSF "Affiliated"?

UKPSF

A UKPSF Affiliated event is a walk on, scenario event, or paintball tournament that has been sanctioned by the “Tournament Committee” UKPSF Players memberships are only be valid at UKPSF Affiliated events

The organisers of Affiliated events have supplied the UKPSF with information regarding insurance cover, first aid cover and use the UKPSF air policy, and meet the basic criteria of the UKPSF “Tournament committee”

-What is a walk-on? A walk-on is a regular event (usually monthly) that paintball venues run for their regular paintball players, who have their own equipment.

-What is a Scenario Event? Scenario Events are larger events that are usually based around a theme/Scenario, there are scenario events held around the country that attract hundreds of paintballers, they are often continuous all day paintball games.

-What is a Paintball Tournament? Paintball tournaments or leagues are held across the country for 3/ 5 and 7 man teams, usually they are based around an inflatable “Sup’Air” tournament field.

 


"The Range" new paintballing advert! "The Range, If we don't sell it, its not worth having!"

So we were sat back watching a bit of Telly the other night, and paintball just doesn’t stop at the office…

Nope, there is no getting away from it, paintballing it is appearing on the television more often these days. Some adverts are so much better than others, and we think this one is a gem (apart from the distinct lack of paintball safety goggles of course) but then, lets bear in mind that this is not a realistic paintball setting, its just a bit of fun!

The paintball gun, dubbed “The Emulsionator 3000″ seems to be some sort of hybrid, and has 3 hopper type paintball feeds on the top. If anyone has any idea what this paintball gun is then feel free to comment below!

Check out this new advert from “The Range” below..


 


Paintbot - a paintball gun you can shoot, by tweeting it! #ISLPaint

Paintbot is a “Tweet to Shoot” paintball gun that uses Social Machines hardware and software to trigger shots based on the use of a hashtag. It’s totally dangerous and awesome!

All you do is Tweet  #ISLPaint

Check out the video below;

Paintbot: A New Tweet to Shoot Social Machine from iStrategyLabs on Vimeo. .

iStrategyLabs, based in Washington D.C. rigged the paintball gun to an Arduino, and set it up to respond to commands sent via the internet. Simply add the hashtag #ISLPaint to your tweet, and know that somewhere across the world, a whiteboard is being covered in paint, not the most interesting target, but… you can shoot this gun from anywhere in the world (provided you have access to twitter!)

Unfortunately it is not possible to see a live video feed of your shots firing live! but you can check out the video above to see it in action!

Check out iStrategy Labs website!

 


Official UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar Released!

You can now view all official UKPSF affiliated events for the year in one place!

Simply navigate to http://ukpsf.com/ukpsf-event-calendar/ and bookmark!


UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar LIVE!

The UKPSF would like to make it easier to see all the organised events in one single place and make them easily viewable for all players. We’ve now released the official UKPSF Affiliated Events Calendar which you can see directly here

The next 5 events in our list are displayed on the right of the UKPSF website from which you can access further information on the event. You can also find the full calendar link on the UKPSF Affiliated Events section.

We will be constantly updating the event information of the next few weeks to map out the biggest and best events in UK paintball. Lots of exciting things happening this year, it’s going to be awesome!


UKPSF Affiliated Event List Updated

We’ve updated the latest list of affiliated event organisers. This section of the site will be updated more frequently to show more information on the events in advance of the official UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar being released very soon.

Click here for the official UKPFS Affiliated events list


UK Paintball Site and Activity Search Updated

We’ve updated the site to use the new site search rather than the old page, this page is now “mobile friendly” making finding sites on the go easier!

We’ll be adding some new functionality including a new easy find map soon!

Click here to find a site


Paintballing with 2 Audi RS4 Cars, Featured on Top Gear's Website!

So even “Top Gear” have stumbled across the video we were sent last week. The video, which is of 2 Audi RS4’s racing around a abandoned aircraft hanger shooting at each other with mounted paintball guns.

The paintball guns were 50 Cal replica’s which were mounted to the car bonnets, and the driver had a button inside the car which shot the paintball gun.

The film production crew previously did testing at a UKPSF accredited venue “Skirmish Bristol” we are told they did test shots on the bonnet at different distances, so that they could assess the damage, Skirmish also recommended  “Enola Gaye” pyrotechnics to trial on the filming tests, which they were given various samples to trial on film. They also put them in contact with a paintball venue who had custom built the replica guns that were mounted on the bonnets!

The Black car was shooting blue paintballs, and the white car shooting yellow paintballs, they keep a score throughout the “game” and they also have a few secret weapons which they unleash during the battle, such as paintball oil slicks, and powder grenades!