Rule Modification Announcement for 2012 and 2013 Seasons
The EPBF has 2 rule modifications for the 2012 season, which the Millennium Series has accepted and will implement for their 2012 Events. A further 2 rule modifications will be implemented for the 2013 season.
For 2012 Season:
No communication is allowed by anyone from the designated staging area to the active field of play during any team points or matches.
This means no pit side coaching will be allowed anymore. Teams, managers, pit crew or any other person will not be allowed to coach from the pit area. Teams violating this rule will be penalised in accordance with existing rules.
For 2012 any players false starting by removing the barrel of the gun from the start gate before the start signal is given, will NOT be automatically pulled from the point, as long as they immediately return it to the gate (touch back).
Even if the signal goes before they have retuned it, they may still return the barrel to the gate (touch back) and then can continue. If they fail to return the barrel to the gate (touch back) either before or after the start signal is given, they will be eliminated.
If, however, a player posts their marker or fires it before the start signal regardless as to whether they later touch back, they will be eliminated in the normal manner.
For 2013 Season:
The colour yellow is prohibited on any players equipment or clothing, except that a player's jersey, pants, gloves or shoes may have yellow, so long as no part of the yellow colouring is more than 0.25 cm from some other colour, and no more than 10% of any 5cm by 5cm square on clothing or item is yellow.
For reference purposes, 'yellow' is any colour similar to Pantone colours 101, 102, 107, 108, 109, 116, 3945, 3955, 3965, and 803, although any head judge may prohibit any equipment they believe interferes with the judges' ability to officiate effectively.
Paintballs may NOT contain PINK, RED, or ORANGE fill.
In future The EPBF will be setting organised time lines for the consideration of any rule changes by the rules committee via National Federations, and will in any case, announce by November 2012 for the 2013 and 2014 season . Announcements on the procedure will be placed on the EBPF website in due course.
Ranger Warsaw to Compete in Champions Paintball Leauge 2012
Following a very successful previous year in Semi Pro League, top Polish team Ranger Warsaw will join the Millennium Series Champions Paintball League in 2012!
As a result of the team's fourth place in the SPL division last year, the team has been offered an opportunity to acquire a licence for the highest division, now competing with the best teams from Europe and North America.
Since its formation in 1996, the team has won multiple Championship of Poland titles and played successfully in the international arena. Since 2008 Ranger Warsaw has honed their skills in the Millennium Series and has regularly continued to improve their standing since then.
Dublin Wildfire Join Division One!
"Dublin Wildfire was formed in 2007 from new paintballers in Ireland. Since then the team has grown in size and experience by playing Irish and international tournaments. We plan to move up through the ranks of the Millennium Series thanks to our main sponsor and home field Capital Paintball, dublinpaintball.ie"
EPBF launches new homepage!
The European Paintball Confederation EPBF is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of Paintball in Europe. EPBF consists of national paintball federations in each European country and is a founding member of UPBF, the world governing body for the sport of paintball.
EPBF presents news and information on www.epbf.info. Check out all info about EPBF, current and future members, current standings of teams in the EPBF ranking system, rules and regulations and details on the upcoming EPBF European Championships for national teams in 2012! Page will be updated constantly, so watch out!
www.epbf.info for the latest info on paintball federations and European Championships!!
Razorback Saint Etienne to play Division 1
"The Razorback Saint Etienne paintball team was born 12 years ago near Saint Etienne, France. The members of this team are friends before everything else and have played together from the beginning. We have played in a lot of French tournaments and competed in other countries also.
We decided last year to jump into the Millenium Series, where under the name of Le Chambon Sur Lignon DAP, we acheived a top 8 ranking in the first round of Division 2. As a result, this year we have acquired a Division 1 licence in order to compete with top teams as Razorback Saint Etienne."
French Riviera Cup Sells Out 6 Weeks in Advance!!
The Millennium Series are pleased to announce that our first event, the French Riviera Cup, has already sold out across all open divisions.
Our opening event, to be held March 23rd to March 25th is lining up to be a brilliant opener to the 2012 season. With onsite accommodation, a full team list and a new venue this event will be one not to be missed by paintball players and fans!
We are now operating a waiting list for both Division 2 and Division 3. If you would like to be added to this list please contact email@example.com for further information.
In the meantime, we would urge all teams attending the event to secure accommodation as soon as possible as onsite availability is now limited.
Keep an eye on our website for regular news updates over the coming weeks!
CONFLICTING DATES SOLVED – A THANK YOU TO THE PSP
As you may be aware the Millenniums last 2012 event in Disney Paris and the PSP’s Crown Jewel event “The World Cup” in Orlando Florida unfortunately fell one week apart.
This was nobody’s fault and is an unfortunate result of available dates given by some venues. In these circumstances nobody wins and it is a big problem for teams, sponsors, trade & both series. The Millennium did try to get a date change but unfortunately Disney had no other availability.
After very constructive discussions with the board of the PSP, and their efforts in renegotiating with their venue in Orlando, The PSP have very kindly changed the date of this year’s World Cup to the weekend of October 27th 2012.
The board of the Millennium Series would like to thank the PSP for taking this action and would very much hope everybody understands and appreciates their efforts in making this season better for us all.
Vanguard Paintball join the Millennium as a 2012 Gun Sponsor
"Vanguard Paintball are very proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Millennium Series for 2012 and beyond.
We feel the time is right now that we have 2 markers, The Creed and The Demon. We are also now in a position to offer more to teams that play the Millennium Series and make it a worthwhile relationship for everyone involved.
We look forward to attending the events of this year and wish everyone good luck."
Dynamix Metz to Join Division 1
"Dynamix Metz Paintball Team is very proud to join Division 1 this year. Built 8 years ago, the teams skills increased quickly with the arrival of new, young motivated players. It's now time to fight against the strongest teams, and we hope this season helps us to increase our skills. Many thanks to our sponsors, fans and friends who support us and follow us at all times.
J Loisir - Dynamix Metz | www.paintballevasion54.com"