On Saturday the 25th, we'll be heading back out to Sudden Impact for their Call of Duty themed scenario game. As usual, the cost will be $30, which includes entry, rental equipment, 500 paintballs, and lunch, with bags of 500 additional paintballs available for $20. We'll be meeting at the parking lot at the intersection of Lincoln and Oregon that morning, and we'd like to leave by around 9:00 am. We'll probably be getting back sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 that afternoon. Make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, because although dirt and paint will wash out, it's probably best to wear something you don't care too much about. Long sleeves and long pants are a very good idea, because getting hit on bare skin stings a little more than getting hit on a slightly baggy shirt. Bringing a change of clothes or something to sit on for the ride back is also a good idea, and I'm sure your driver would appreciate it too. The field has bottled drinks for sale, but bringing your own would be a good idea, too.
In order to give the field a rough estimate of how many people we're going to be bringing, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know you're coming by the beginning of next week. If you could include whether or not you can drive (and how many seats you have available), as well as how many people you might be bringing with you, that would be very helpful as well.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email me (email@example.com) or ask them here on our forums.
See you on the field,
For those of you who couldn't make the meeting, or just as a reminder for those who were there, here's a basic rundown on what we covered:
On the recreational side, we're going to try to get out to the field two or three times per semester, and the cost each time will be about $30. This will include entry, rental equipment, a bag of 500 paintballs, and lunch. It's also recommended that you give your driver a few dollars towards gas if you get a ride to the field. We usually meet at the parking lot at the corner of Lincoln and Oregon, which is about a block south of ISR. For anyone who is quite a ways out, we can probably set up pick-ups near the six-pack and PAR/FAR. Since ride space is usually a little tight, we'd appreciate it if anyone who has a car and is willing to drive at least drives as far as the parking lot. If it turns out that we have enough space, there's free parking, so you can leave your car there until we get back to campus. Also, if the situation arises where we don't have enough seats for everyone, those who have paid the optional $5 membership dues will have first dibs on a ride. There will be printed directions available at the lot for anyone who needs them.
Our first recreational outing will be this coming Sunday (8/29), and we'll be meeting at the lot at Lincoln and Oregon and leaving around 9:00 am, and most likely getting back around 3:00 pm or so. Make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, because although dirt and paint will wash out, it's probably best to wear something you don't care too much about. Long sleeves and long pants are a very good idea, because getting hit on bare skin stings a little more than getting hit on a slightly baggy shirt. Bringing a change of clothes or something to sit on for the ride back is also a good idea, and I'm sure your driver would appreciate it too. The field has bottled drinks for sale, but bringing your own would be a good idea, too. If you could let me know ASAP if you're planning on coming, how many people you're going to be bringing with you, and whether or not you're able/willing to drive and how many seats you have, I'd appreciate it, since it'll make things run a lot more smoothly on Sunday morning.
As far as tournament play, we try to get out to practice 3-4 times a month. We go on Sunday mornings, usually to Sudden Impact near Bloomington-Normal. Entry and a case of paint will cost somewhere around $50, depending on what kind of paint the field has. It is field paint only, but there's no problem with not shooting the whole case and bringing some back the next time you go out. If you don't have your gear down at school, or if you don't have any of your own and want to try something out, there's a very good chance that we'll be able to set you up with something to borrow. If you're interested in coming out, the best way to get in touch with us is by way of the forums on our website, and you should send a private message to user "xaldin7" (no quotes), and he can set you up with access to the super-secret team-only forums, where we'll have threads relating to practices and tournaments.
We'll most likely start practice for the tournament team next Sunday, and there will be a thread posted on our forums sometime next week, so if you're interested, go ahead and post in the thread and we'll fill you in. The first tournaments coming up are the weekend of 9/11-12 and 9/18, so if we have enough interest, we'll try to send a couple of teams to one of those. Anyone who wants to play is welcome, although you should plan on showing up to practice if you'd like to play a tournament.
If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or post it up on our forums.
Our first meeting will be this coming Thursday evening (8/26) at 7:30 in 319 Gregory Hall. We'll be discussing both recreational and tournament play, as well as giving those of you who have never played a little insight into what paintball is.
Also, there will be free pizza, so make sure you get there on time!
If you have any questions between now and the meeting, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com, or go ahead and post them up here.
See you on the field,
What better way to spend the last weekend before you have to worry about finals than playing paintball? This Saturday, April 24th, we'll be heading back out to Sudden Impact (http://www.sipaintball.net) for their spring Star Wars rec game. Same as always, it's only $30 for entry, rental equipment, and a bag of 500 paintballs, and lunch is included as well. Wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a change of clothes for the ride back.
We're meeting at the parking lot at the corner of Lincoln and Oregon that morning at around 8:45, and plan to be on the road by 9:00 so we can get there by the time things start at 10:00. If you have a car and are willing to drive, that would be very helpful, we're always in need of open seats. If it turns out we have more car than we need, you can always leave your car in that lot, since it's unrestricted on the weekends. If you plan to hitch a ride with someone at the lot, it's always good to give your driver a few dollars toward gas.
If you're interested in going, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know by Wednesday, that way I can let the field know how many people to expect. Make sure to include how many people you're bringing with you, and how many open seats you'll have if you can drive. You can either let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the forums.
See you on the field!
It's getting warmer out, and the snow is melting, which means it's time to get out and play paintball! Next Saturday, March 13th, we're going to be heading out to Sudden Impact Paintball for a wearing of the green / St. Patrick's Day themed event. Just like last time, the cost will be $30 for entry, rental equipment, a bag of 500 paintballs, and lunch, as well as entry to a prize drawing that will be taking place later in the day. Long pants and long sleeves are highly recommended, and make sure it's nothing you don't mind getting dirty. Also, bring a change of clothes or something clean to sit on so you don't make a mess of your driver's car.
The plan is to leave campus at 9:00am that morning, and we'll be meeting at the parking lot at Lincoln and Oregon beforehand to figure out rides. If anyone who is interested in coming has a car, we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd be willing to drive. We're always in need of ride space, and if we end up with more cars than we need, there's no problem leaving your car in that lot for the day. For those without cars, it's encouraged that you throw your driver a few dollars for gas.
I'd like to give the field an estimate of how many people we're going to be bringing by the middle of next week, so if you could let me know by next Wednesday if you're planning on going, that would make his life a lot easier. You can contact me by email (email@example.com), or via the forums. Please include how many people you're bringing (bring friends- the more, the merrier) and whether or not you're able to drive (and how many open seats you'll have).
See you on the field!
So as I'm sure you can tell when you came onto the website, it has gotten a new front. I'm working on getting everything working on the new site and it shouldn't be too long before the new website has a lot of new features and perks.
We could really use some new pictures if anyone has anyone. As you can tell, the main picture in the top left is a bit fuzzy. It would be nice to get a cleaner picture with the same general shape.
I'd like to hear what everyone has to say about the new site. Any ideas?
As promised, here's some more information about the first rec game. On Saturday, September 26th, Sudden Impact Paintball is hosting a Star Wars themed big game. Entry will be $30, which includes all rental equipment, 500 paintballs, free lunch, and entry into a prize drawing, which usually includes some really cool paintball gear. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes handed out for the best dressed players. Wear long sleeves and long pants you don't mind getting dirty (don't worry, paint washes out), and bringing a change of clothes or something clean to sit on so you don't get your driver's car dirty. Although the field does have bottled water and Gatorade for sale, bringing your own would be a good idea.
We'd like to leave campus by about 9:00am that morning, and we'll be meeting up at the parking lot at Lincoln and Oregon a little before that so we can get rides all figured out. We will have fliers printed up with directions to the field for anyone who is willing to drive. I'd appreciate it if you could send me an email by Saturday the 19th so that I can give the field an estimate on how many people we'll be bringing, and if you are willing to drive, please include that in the message.
As usual, feel free to ask me any questions you might have, either through the forums or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Collegiate National Championships
April 17th, 2009
Central Florida Paintball Park
September 26th, 2009
Sudden Impact Paintball