Right now we are scheduling the Berry College 5-Man Tourney. It will be scheduled for either the 8th or 15th of September. It will be for Berry students, faculty, staff, and alumni only. We are making it this way just to get newcomers some experience with the sport. You will have to pay for a team field fee, rental fee for equipment, and the paintballs that you use. We are trying to work out the prices with Big Daddy. We are going to try to keep these prices to a minimum, but we can only do so much. The more interest the lower the prices so sign up ASAP.
Depending on interest we will be giving away quite a bit of prizes such as trophies for the five members of the first, second, and third place teams, as well as door prizes given away all day. Again depending on the interest we will be getting actual paintball trophies from Big Daddy as well as shirts for the winners and possibly for sale that day. We will also try to have a bbq for lunch so you won't have to leave and you can stay and watch the action.
We may also be having different divisions to make it more fair for the newer players. The more interest the more prizes and the more fun and exciting it will be. It all depends on interest though so get a team together and contact Brad Reardon at school or e-mail him with the link below.
Now on to some more specific stuff. Since I and no one I have talked to really understand the usual tournament rules and scoring system we are gonna play by berry college scoring system. We will play either a round robin prelims or have divisional prelims depending on how many teams we have.
If we play round robin prelims we will play that wins are 3 points losses are 0 points and draws are 1 point. Then the four teams with the best scores at the end of that will go on to the semi finals. The team matchups will be chosen at random for these semi finals and the two winners will go on to play in the finals. This format will only really work if we have a low team turnout, so hopefully we won't be playing this way.
If we play divisional prelims it will be a little different. We may make it divisional round robin prelims. We will have separate divisions that will all play round robin style prelims. Therefore all teams will be gauranteed at least a couple of games. We will pick the teams semi randomly. What this means is if there is one team that all have really high class markers and equip we will not put them against a group of people that have never played before in the first round. Similarly we do not want to put all of the people with their own equipment in the same division because then the team from the other divisions that are all new people to the sport will get killed in the finals and that would be no fun. We will try to keep the opening rounds as even as possible without interfeering with the randomness.
To let all of you know... The rental equipment will be handed out on a first come first server basis. Also unlike some of the other outings we have had to Big Daddy's field there will be no tabs. You will pay for everything when you receive it.
The costs as they stand right now will be $7 a person to play. Then there will be an additional $10 for rental equipment for the day. To illustrate this a 5-man team that all have their own equipment will only pay $35 for a whole day of play. Alternately if a 5-man team all needs equipment rentals then they will pay $85 for their equipment for the day. NONE OF THESE PRICES INCLUDE THE PAINT YOU WILL BE SHOOTING. All paint will be extra. Right now it is a case of paint of 2000 rounds is $70. We are trying to get that price reduced. Paint is the highest cost in playing paintball, so we are going to try and get that reduced. We are not sure how much we can get that down but we will try our best.
The Berry College New Breed Paintball team will also be having tryouts on this date, whenever it happens to be. So if you are interested in getting in on inter-colligiate paintball action feel free to come out and have a good time.
The rules for this tournament will soon be posted here, so stay tuned in for more info.