Saturday, March 29, 2008

Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) 2008

Yes, its coming...this Sunday, 30th March 08.

7 teams battling out on the paintball field, a battle of wits and skills. All these took us 3 months to build, 3 months to plan...and its less than 2 days away. Even before the start of SPNS, I can already list a few things that will take us to a better SPNS Leg 2!!! And here it goes:

1) Partnership with stake holders. Singapore Sports Council maybe...Singapore Police Force, NCC, Army, LAN Gaming community, media? Who knows?

2) Sponsorships - Need sponsors for prizes, banners, sound systems, door gifts, ambulance, food, apparels...Aim to get some of these so that we will not run in red as in SPNS leg 1. Haiz...what to do? Hope to just break even...last count, prizes is a few thousands already. DAMN! Can be better...

3) Volunteer groups. Calgar has done a good job in this...perhaps more in the next leg.

4) Publicity...Already we are planning for SPNS Leg 2!!! Posters, emailers, banners, forum posting.

5) Free paintball clinics for interested SPNS participants. More BTO courses...

6) Early registration!!! Sponsor early bird teams with a FREE training session of 100 paintballs!

7) Team loyalty...more offers for repeating teams.

8) more planned skirmish sessions amongst teams

Till then!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Things can only be better...

Last year this time, there was only 1 tournament paintball team in Singapore. Right now, there are 6 and growing...all thanks to the creator of this paintball community. You! Yes, its you!

From HotFuzz, Death Mavericks, Red Lords, PSG Warfreaks...more teams are emerging from the scene and all taking up paintball as a sport and not from the angle of recreational. With 10 years of paintball history...if this was done much earlier, I am sure we will breed one of the best paintballer in town...reason is simple, when Singapore started paintball, Malaysia barely knew its existence. But look what's happening right now? We are 5 years behind...and maybe more! Our neighbours are organizing the World Cup! And we only have a novice series! Laughing stock it is...but never too late. With the inclusion of the Singapore Paintball Novice Series 2008 (SPNS) in paintball calender, let us take pride in our every own paintball league, let us take some time off to reflect on the future of this sport, let us tell everyone that we mean business. A new beginning indeed...but we will be there some day.

These are the various key factors for this sport to grow in Singapore and we need your passion and leadership to make this happen:

1) Play paintball as a sport and not a recreational activity! Promote the game as a sport! And dont you ever talk about war, hurting people, injuries, violence...this not only spoils the development, it will only hinder the growth of the sport! No offence to anyone but if you want this sport to grow play it as a sport and dont wear army uniforms when playing! It just gives people the misconception. In Leg 2 of SPNS, all participants are to wear paintball jerseys or their own clothing. No BDUs, no uniforms, no camo! No, No, No!

2) People with passion. People who talks paintball and play paintball...Not people who have tried once or twice and tell people how passionate they are! People who are willing to commit their time to train (Red Lord is one of those)...People who wants to be part of the growth!

3) Dont complain about what you have...but complain about what you dont have! Work with us to make the changes! Not demand for it! It takes time for things to develop. Things dont happen overnight! Instead of complaining...assist us by making a difference. We sure need some talent in leading areas of development.

Brain dead...but there are so much more.