Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paintball Pro Shop in Asia

Established since 2009, Paintballers World is Singapore's only paintball pro shop which caters to the progressive sport of paintball in Asia. The store's wide distribution range of paintball gears has helped many paintball enthusiasts to enjoy the game of paintball with the right playing attire. The store main goal is to provide every paintball players and fields in Asia with the widest range of paintball products. Based in Singapore, Paintballers World is the retail division of Extreme Sports LLP which businesses diverse from operation of paintball fields, organization of paintball tournaments and paintball retail business. Paintballers World's online website is Singapore's first paintball online website (possibly in Asia too) with customers distribution in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Thailand.

Paintballers World is located in One Commonwealth Building, 1 Commonwealth Lane, #03-03, Singapore 149544. It is only 3 minutes walk away from Commonwealth MRT located in the central part of Singapore. For more information about Paintballers World, please visit

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Unsung Heroes - A tribute to the Singapore Paintball Series Referees

Formed in 2010, the Singapore Paintball Series (SPS) Referees have been the strong pillar of rules and regulations in Singapore. Unknown to others, since the formation of the SPS Referees, several referees from the SPS Referees have been travelling around the Asia region to officiate in regional paintball tournaments with the primary purpose of enhancing their skills of officiating and also to further gain invaluable refereeing experiences from referees across the globe.

In search of the reasons behind their passion to marshal and to upkeep the law and order in paintball games remains a mystery to others. One of the toughest and grueling job in any sports where decisions and judgements are made in split seconds, we pay a tribute to these guardian angels who continue to keep the game fair and just for many paintball events around the region. Considering the 100 of paintball games that they have to go through in a single day and the unbearable physical pain that they have to endure at the end of the tournament, today, we single out a few of our most experienced local SPS referees and let our heroes sing the fat lady's song!

Muhammad Azhar is the appointed Head Referee of the Singapore Paintball Series and the organizer of the Singapore Paintball Series Referees. Azhar's interest in paintball started in the woods where he is an avid participant of scenario woodsball game. His first refereeing stint was in Kedah when he officiated in the Kedah Sultan Cup in 2010. Since then, Azhar has officiated in several paintball tournament such as the Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit, the Singapore Paintball Series and more significantly, the World Cup Asia 2010 and the India Open Invitational held in Bangalore in 2011. "Acid" as he is named in the paintball community, Azhar continue to better himself as a paintball referee by organizing the recent SPS Referee Level 1 Certification as a course instructor.

Idi Bakhtiar B Md D'zokere started his paintball interest as a player participating in the Red Dynasty Rookie Challenge. His team, Hitmen Inc took part in the tournament and had a decent outing but never did Idi knew that he has a higher calling in the sport of paintball. It wasn't long that his team was disbanded due to commitment issues but that did not stop Idi from getting involved in the game. He took on the challenge to attend the first Singapore AsiaRef Certification and was officiating in the Singapore Paintball Series 2010. His enthusiasm in refereeing spur him on to better his refereeing knowledge as he took on the journey to officiate in the World Cup Asia 2010. Working as a prison officer for 10 years, Idi has vast knowledge in the area of leadership and discipline which he put to good use in refereeing. He recently returned to Singapore after officiating in the PALS Philippines United Paintballers Philippine International Championship 2011.

Shahirah Alqadri was part of the now defunct team Extreme Estrogen, Singapore's first female team. Since her acquaintance with paintball, Shahirah has always been a devotee for paintball and she still is... Shahirah is the classic example of a paintball player who wants to better herself in the game. While in love with the sport, she also took time off to officiate in paintball tournaments with the belief that a good paintball player should also understand the rules within the game. She is currently part of Team SKIN which participates in the Division 3 category of the Malaysia National Paintball League. She draws the line clearly for her roles as a player and a referee as Shahirah officiates in the Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit and participate in the former. Yeah... don't judge her by her petite physical frame... Be warned!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TEAM ZOO - 2nd position in PALS Philippines Division 2

PALS Philippines the 2nd United Paintballers Philippines International Championship 2011 was held in the city of Clark in Philippines. Local based teams ZOO and Red Sevens along with 19 other teams participated in this annual event organized by the United Paintballers. Joined by teams from countries such as Australia, Malaysia, Iran, Japan, Brunei, Guam and host country Philippines, ZOO clinched the 2nd position in the Division 2 category making it another podium finish for local based teams in the month of July. Red Sevens which participated in the same Division only managed a 4th position. Teams returned to the Clark Field for the 2nd year which hosted other sporting events in Clark such as baseball, frisbee and soccer. Located in a military airbase, teams were hosted in villas able to accommodate the entire team or maybe two. London Pub, an English theme bar was the most frequent eating place by most overseas team and serve as a meeting point for teams to interact off the field.

In Division 1 Finals game, STK from Western Australia met Team Datis from Iran. Both teams took on the field with several controversies throughout the game. Eventually, it was the team from Australia which secured the Champion title with Datis not fielding a team for the final set with less than 5 seconds on the clock. Team Xtioneers-XFox from Malaysia and Persian Legends took the 3rd and 4th placing respectively.

In Division 2, Xtioneers II from Malaysia who had to defend their Champion's title faced ZOO from Singapore in the Finals. ZOO with their lanes locking game was unable to withhold the fast pacing game of the Xtioneers II with the latter winning the Champion spot for the 2nd year. Republix CMX from Malaysia and Red Sevens from Singapore took the 3rd and 4th placing respectively.

In Division 3, it was CMX Hamoon a junior team from the CMX family who walked away with the Champion title. It was also a pleasure to see the participation of Invaders from Brunei coming out to compete given their restriction with firearms in Brunei.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Contract Killers - Singapore wins MY-NPL Round 3 Division 3 Champion!

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Singapore based team Contract Killers took the Division 3 Champion title in the recent Malaysia National Paintball League (MY-NPL) Round 3. The Contract Killers which was formed in 2008 is one of the oldest team in Singapore and has witnessed the development of paintball as a sport in Singapore. The team was formed in a paintball get-together event, "The Magic Gatherings" organized by Red Dynasty Paintball Park in August 2008. The 3 year old team made their first international experience by participating in the World Cup Asia 2009 and came away with a podium finish in the Division 4 category. In Singapore, the Contract Killers remains to be a significant force by winning several podium in the Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) now known as the Singapore Paintball Series (SPS). Sponsored by Skirmish Paintball Asia, Captain O-Ring and Ansgear in 2011, the Contract Killers will be participating in remaining series of the My-NPL and the SPS 2011 Leg 2.

Congratulations to the Contract Killers!