Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Red Dynasty Paintball Park is forming a house team for local and regional tournament. This team will be sponsored with paintballs to train and registration fee to enter tournaments.
Red Dynasty is forming a Division 4 house team to play in local and overseas tournament. This team will be sponsored by Red Dynasty Paintball Park with paintballs and registration fee to enter overseas and local tournament.
If you are between the age of 16 - 30, able to travel overseas for tournaments, have a good attitude towards promoting paintball in Singapore, do approach us for more details. There could be a selection process if there are overwhelming results, individuals who have had bad experiences with Red Dynasty need not apply as it is difficult for us to give away such a good deal to you.
We are looking for players who have had experiences playing tournament paintball, e.g. SPNS, MPOC, MY-NPL, etc.
Newbies with extreme desire to be in the team may be considered.
Terms and conditions apply. Only 7 seats."
Okay, I am selling this piece. Its a Ollie Lang DM8 bought in 2008 (of course!). There are only 100 pieces of this in the world. Mine happens to be #52 out of 100. Its on a Virtue Board and running on a Billy Wing Bolt....shoots well. Marker is in Malaysia and I will only trade in Malaysia. If you are keen to get this piece for yourself, its RM3000NETT. Does not come with barrel but its on autococker thread so shouldnt be too hard finding a replacement barrel.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Congratulations boys! You have made us proud!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
First mistake about acquiring sponsorship: many teams think too lightly of themselves, common thoughts such as: "They are big companies, and we are only starting paintball, why would they want to sponsor us?", "Since its all about results, maybe we should win something first before approaching any sponsors?", "Are we good enough?" Doubts, doubts and doubts... Trust me, there is never a good time to find a sponsor, the sponsors are always out there and its a matter of convincing them and be bold enough to get that sponsor regardless of the sponsorship value. I have heard of teams with no results to show and yet be able to secure some form of sponsorship.
Here are some suggestions:
1) Approach your neighbourhood paintball field. Field owners are likely to award some form of sponsorship in return for some assistance such as marketing, publicity, field errants, etc. These are the people who are most likely to hand off some paintballs in return for some form of work. For example, you can help out to design a poster for the next local tournament in exchange for a bag of paintball? or you can assist to help set up the tournament field before the actual event in exchange for practice paintballs before the tournament.
2) Draft a team profile as a sponsorship proposal. In the proposal, include photos of the team both on and off the field. Sponsors like to know that the team is hanging out together even though they are not playing in the field. Write a short description of the team members which can include occupation of the players, this will give the sponsor an idea of the spending power of the team. So as to devise a win win situation for his products and the team expenditure in training, etc. I have personally come across a team profile that includes strengths such as: Stamina, accuracy, speed, agility...these characteristics are childish, so dont put them in. Be professional. Elaborate what you can do for your sponsor and not the other way round.
3) Never never never ever make bad comments about your sponsorship items. There is this team which managed to get some sponsorship but instead of saying how fabulous these sponsored items are, the team went on the elaborate to other people on how unlucky they are to get sucky items and how they wish they never got them in the first place. Instead of promoting what they are wearing and using, they are giving away bad publicity about the brand. So be glad that you are a sponsored team.
4) Be loyal. Sponsors like loyalty. The longer you stay with the sponsors, the more you will get when times are good. Switching sides is always a no no. It creates that little rivalry and cast doubts over the sponsors if they did the right thing giving you these sponsorships. Chinese has this saying: Never forget your roots. Always remember that you are where you are because someone has given you a chance to prove yourself when you first started.
5) Always thank your sponsors. These might mean nothing to most people but sponsors like to be thank. Always update your sponsors about your ongoings, let them know about your recent results, who you have recruited, when is your next tournament, etc. Keep them in the loop. If there is a team gathering such as a BBQ, invite the sponsor. This might open up to future collaborations once your sponsorship contract ends. Dont apple polish...no one likes it so dont overdo it.
Destroy (0) vs Five-O (3), -4, +4
Evil Avengers (0) vs Black Aces (3), -1, +1
Contract Killers (+1) vs Dark Militia (-1), 0, 0
Strike (0) vs Red Sevens (3), -2, +2
Destroy (0) vs Contract Killers (3), -3, +3
Evil Avengers (3) vs Strike (0), +1, -1
Five-O (3) vs Dark Militia (0), +2, -2
Black Aces (0) vs Red Sevens (3), -4, +4
Destroy (3) vs Dark Militia (0), +2, -2
Evil Avengers (0) vs Red Sevens (3), -5, +5
Five-O (3) vs Contract Killer (0), +3, -3
Black Aces (0) vs Strike (3), -1, +1
Dark Militia (3) vs Evil Avengers (0), +4, -4
Destroy (3) vs Black Aces (0), +4, -4
Contract Killers (3) vs Strike (0), +5, -5
Five-O vs Red Sevens TIE
8th- Evil Avengers
7th- Dark Militia
6th- Black Aces
5th- Seek & Destroy
4th- Seek & Strike
3rd- Contract Killers
2nd/1st - Five-O, Red Sevens
Monday, July 20, 2009
I will end the final segment of the APIT 2009 with a word of thanks to the following people:
This little man is Nazari, he plays for Team Datis from Iran. It was in Malaysia when I first saw him, then he was crewing for the Team Datis and helping to load paintballs, getting the players ready for their game, carrying spare markers, spare loaders for the team. There was something about this guy… he looked extremely enthusiastic about paintball, he looked like he was raring to be on the field, he looked hungry. Well, we met him again…and this time, he was donning the yellow jersey (Datis wears yellow).
He may look short, he may look harmless… but he is one of the best snake players in the whole tournament. If there is an award to select the best 5 players of the Asia Paintball Invitational Tournament 2009, I am pretty confident that Nazari will be one of them. Not only is he fast sliding down the snake side, he is also patient and clam, which is pretty rare for the snake player. His agility can easily match the pros that you see on videos and his movements is so “smooth” that spectators actually enjoyed watching him play. Terrorizing the snake tape and leaving an impression, I guess Nazari will soon make it to the bigger stage. For locals who cannot feel his presence by reading my description, let’s say he is a combination of Zach and Kiko but twice faster than both. Or should I say as good as Prince from Bushwackers...
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Basically, its travelling and travelling.... the team goes from Northern Taiwan to Central Taiwan and ended up in the hostel at about 11 pm in Southern Taiwan, Kao Hsiung. There were some coordination problem with the organizers and we had to wait, wait and wait most of the time.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
After 4.5 hours of flight time, we have finally reached Taiwan. Before boarding the plane, the team managed to catch up with Ken Tsuda at the airport. He was on his way to the Philippines after a night in Singapore. Ken told us that he would love to come by again and time his business trip so that he can spend a weekend in KL when its the World Cup Asia. He also told us that he would love to spend a weekend in Singapore the next time he comes by. "I would love to play some paintball in Singapore"... So I guess the local community is in for a treat in the near future.
One more day before flying to Taiwan... and again a surprise visit by Ken Tsuda from Oakland Blast... just like before... The last time when Ken was in town, he gave us pointers on how to play the bunkers by taking one step back from the bunker that you are in so as to have a wider angle during offensive shooting. Well....Ken is in town again but because he is flying off to the Philippines the next day, we did not arrange for any quick bite or coffee with him. But nevertheless, Ken's visit was just so timely... just in time to catch up with him and checking with him on the pro league before leaving for Taiwan.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Its confirmed that Red Sevens will be participating in the 2nd Asia Paintball Invitational Tournament (APIT) held in Kao Hsiung, Taiwan from 16 - 20 July 2009. The team will spend 1 week in Taiwan, 2 more days from last year's trip. This tournament has the support of the Organizing Committee of the World Games 2009. Kao Hsiung, which is the host city will see athletes coming from around the world to witness this event. Red Sevens might spend some time in the city and watch some world class events. Paintball teams from Thailand, Japan, Australia and possibly a UAE team will be at the APIT too.