28 of April, 2009Statement from the Millennium Series Re the Fuengirola Beach Cup
By now I am sure all are aware that the first event of the 2009 Series was hit by the worst weather experienced in the area for the last 15 years on the second day of the event. With gusts of wind recorded near by at 100 km/h it is no surprise that play had to be suspended on safety grounds at 1.00pm on Saturday afternoon and no further play was possible that day.
When it was confirmed that 5 fields could be put back in to play on the Sunday the decision to suspend play for division 1, SPL and then inlay CPL was taken as all teams had completed two matches each, so this was the fairest point to stop and we will play all rescheduled games in Div 1, SPL & CPL in a way which has the least impact on the affected teams. Also the priority was given to complete division 3 and division 2 matches as these teams would predominately not be in Germany. Further details of exactly how this will take place will follow after careful consideration and consultation is given to all aspects.
I would just like to add my heart felt thanks on behalf of the Millennium for the incredible support and understanding from the vast majority of the teams and trade who where there and could tell that there was nothing to be done but sit it out. I would also thank the local council of Fuengirola who really helped to ensure we could continue on Sunday and of to the incredible effort of the millennium crew and refs as well as those who rolled up there sleeves at 4.30am and had 5 fully functional fields up and running by 8.30am .
At this point I would take the opportunity to squash rumours that the major reason for play being stopped was because the new field system was not good enough for the job. The exact opposite is the case. The 3 inflatable fields continued to play for 30 minutes longer than the standard pole system of fields 4 and 5 as play was suspended on these due to poles being snapped clean in half by the wind. Play was stopped on safety grounds as there was the real danger of injury to players from flying debris from tents, tables etc. The inflatable fields were deflated in 2 minutes and sustained no damage. It is a fact that if the Millennium had been using the traditional netting system there would have been no chance of any play at all on Sunday as there would have been no fields left. The only delay to rebuilding the inflatable fields was the fact that the turf had actually been lifted by the wind and needed to be reset. After this the netting system, which was completely undamaged, took 5 minutes to re-inflate.
The continued filming by Eurosport was a great success and we look forward to some great footage from them, I think the weather will make for some very interesting programming, and let us not forget the magnificent success of the first live web cast by Spirit of Paint who had more than double the anticipated viewing figures which was fantastic.
It is of great testament to our staff, refs, the cooperation and understanding of the players and the now proven success of the new netting system that all division 3 and division 2 matches were completed in total.
It is a great shame that nature should conspire against us all in such a way, but much larger events such as Formula 1, tennis and golf suffer in just the same way as we have just done. The show always goes on. This will not prevent us from returning to such a fantastic venue with such a great party atmosphere. Despite the weather this atmosphere very much continued with the teams who knew they would not be taking any further part taking advantage of the many bars which saw some serious partying.
As I say further news and confirmation of how the missing matches of the league teams will be played will be issued shortly.
See you all in Germany and if any of you have a direct line to mother nature please have a word.
CEO Millennium Series
25 of April, 2009Fuengirola Beach Cup NEWS
Due to the adverse weather condition today in Fuengirola, we will move to an emergency rosta for tomorrow. Based on current weather forecasts, it is our intention to complete all Division 2 & 3 games tomorrow starting at 8.00 am and complete the last CPL preliminary
rounds starting at 14:00. Unfortunately it will be impossible to complete any further SPL & Div 1 games. All uncompleted games will take place in Bitburg. We appologies for any inconvenience caused but this circumstance is beyond our control.
27 of March, 2009ATTENTION
Hotel Beatrice Palace only has 15 rooms left.
Don't dispair, we've managed to get a great deal from Hotel Las Piramides, on the seafront about 400m from the Castle. It's a 4 star hotel and many of you stayed there last year. It's a great hotel with a pool, gardens and a first class Pizza restaurant and it's located on the main strip, full of bars, restaurants and discos.
Hotel Las Piramides
C/ Miguel Márquez 43
29640 Fuengirola, Spain
The room rates are as follows. Breakfast is included.
Double Room 96.6€/night +Vat
Single Roon 70.4€/night +Vat
Triple Room 137.65€/night +Vat
Phone: +34 952 470 600
Fax: +34 952 583 297
16 of March, 2009Malaga Hotels filling fast
Most hotels such as the Mirimar are now fully booked. We have, however, managed to negotiate a fantastic deal at the luxury 5 star Beatrice Palace Hotel, on the beach right next to the event site. They are offering triple rooms including breakfast at € 130.90 + Vat for 3 people. The Beatrice Palace is also expecting to sell out in the next few days, so if you want a little luxury for a very low price don't delay, book now. Full details for the Beatrice Palace are on this website under Malaga.
13 of March, 2009Millennium Series ROF cap in 2009:
In a move to come closer to a world wide standard of rules and procedures and as discussed at the CPL/SPL team owners meeting in Amsterdam, the MS will adopt the same ROF cap (10bps) as used in the PSP. The rules will be updated shortly by following wording of rule ''10.01 Markers''
- The first 3 shots must be semi-auto mode only.
- Markers will be limited to a ROF of 10 balls per second (in 2009 actually 10.5 bps), defined as no two consecutive shots may be timed shorter than 95ms apart (reading on ROF meter of 10.5 bps or less = legal; reading on ROF meter of 10.6 bps or higher = illegal).
- Ramping of shots will be allowed only once 5 bps has been achieved. Then the marker may ramp to 10 bps, but only as long as the 5 bps is continually maintained. Once the trigger is stopped to be activated, only one single additional shot may be discharged.
Clarification: the 5 bps for start/sustain ramping dose not need to be hit physically, it refers to the time delay between trigger activations, which must be at least the equivalent to 5 bps. So a marker may start to ramp up to 10 bps, if (after the first three shots being in semi-auto only) the time delay between 3rd and 4th trigger activation is less than 200ms.
13 of March, 2009PRESS RELEASE - CPL DRAW
The Millennium are pleased to announce that the CPL divisional draw for the first 2009 Millennium event in Malaga Spain, will take place live on Spirit of Paint on Tuesday 17th March at 2100 hrs CET. It will also be available in VOD at 2230 hrs and available for downloading at 2400 hrs.
The draw will form part of a 25 minute show designed to increase exposure of the CPL and our sport in general. The results will also be available on the Millennium website from Wednesday morning.
06 of March, 2009DIVISION 2, FUENGIROLA BEACH CUP - NOW FULL
We are please to announce that Division 2 is now full at 32 teams for our first event, The Fuengirola Beach Cup.
''This is the fastest ever that Division 2 has filled and is yet another great and positive sign that this event is going to be one of the best Millennium events to date. It is further proof that the Millennium Series has been working hard to change with the times and provide what everyone in European paintball wants. In these times of economic turmoil, the Millennium is showing that it is still able to put on the greatest Paintball Series in not only Europe, but we believe in the world''
says Barry Fuggle CEO.
We fully expect Division 3 (the only remaining open Division) to fill quickly, before the entry deadline, so if you would like to register your team for this event please visit:
The Fuengirola Beach Cup will be one of the largest tournaments that the Millennium has put on with over 160 teams expected to attend. Please do not miss out on the opportunity to compete at this exciting event.
05 of March, 2009
Dear Teams, Paintball Industry and Players,
Firstly to update you on Malaga, The Fuengirola Cup
; we are very pleased to say this is now really shaping up to become an amazing event to kick of the season in the sun and is sure to eclipse last years event. We have some really kick ass stuff laid on for you including a players mega party to be held in no less than the Fuengirola Castle, which over looks the venue, with the full cooperation and support of the local council and the Mayor. With Eurosport filming the event you could also have your moment of fame as well.
Hotels are filling up fast, so if you want to take advantage of the Millennium deals offered, you need to do so very soon before the hotels open up the blocked deals to the general public.
With this in mind if you fancy treating yourself to a bit of luxury then why not stay at the Hotel Beatrice Palace Spa?! This is just 20 mtrs from the venue with great sea and beach views. We have negotiated great rates and block booked the rooms exclusively but the hotel will only hold these for another 14 days before they release them for general sale and revert to standard rates. The Beatrice is going to be the centre of life at this event with its numerous bars and restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and spa facilities.
To make your reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org
and use key word paintball
, or phone +34 952 922 000
Looking forward to seeing you all in Fuengirola Malaga and starting the season with a party in the sun to wash away the credit crunch blues. We are now pleased to announce confirmed dates and venues for Germany and the UK. These are;
Bitburg is back on the 29th -31st May 2009
The Millennium returns to Bitburg to the same great hotels and area, but a brand new and larger venue on the aerodrome just 500m from the old venue. Having listened to you, the players, and how you wanted that great party atmosphere back in Germany we have fixed up a great event with the Eifelstern hotel at the heart of everything. With its new bar and Nightclub as well as new clubs and bars around the hotels it promises to be just that.
Full booking info and great special deals will be posted on the web very soon so keep a look out for details.
New venue for UK
The UK event is now confirmed as once again in Basildon, London but at a new venue of Barleylands Show Grounds on the 18th
of September 2009. Due to the development of the former venue we had to locate a new one and have come up with a great alternative. Being just 1 mile from the old Gloucester park site it offers great grass pitches and access, and being a show ground the danger of the great British weather turning it into a mud bath has gone with hard standing walk ways for the trade area and field access. Best of all we still retain the closeness of the hotels and the great leisure, restaurant, bars and clubs of the festival park.
Again full details will be posted on the web in the next few days.
As for our 5th and final venue we are still in final negotiations and will be issuing a statement very soon on this, but what we can say is that it will be an excellent and exciting addition to our series.
We would like to thank all of you the players, teams and industry for your continued support and patience it has not been an easy task to pull together for 2009.
See you all on the beach in Spain.
23 of January, 2009
, the paintball industry is on the way to harmonize the game format. A bridge has been created between the major leagues and Sup'AirBall
will therefore slowly bring the Millennium Series and the PSP field to a common ground. In that perspective, the 2009 Millennium Series Upgrade kit will be a pack of 8 Trees, thin cylinders about 3.3ft wide and 5ft tall, already used on the PSP fields for a few years.
Those new bunkers will bring the Millennium Series field to a 44 bunkers package and offer new options for the field layouts and a fast paced game.
Millennium 44 bunkers field 2009
• 4 Cylinders
• 2 Medium Cylinders
• 5 Giant Beams
• 4 Bricks
• 6 Cakes
• 6 Temples
• 4 Maya Temples
• 4 Doritos Medium
• 8 Trees
• 1 M Millennium +Tubes
Contact Thierry Parent [email@example.com
] for more information about availability and prices.
22 of December, 2008THE PAINTBALL SHOW ON EUROSPORT
Many of you may already have seen the Paintball Show on Eurosport 2 last week featuring the 2008 Millennium Paris event. However, due to live coverage of the Olympia Horse Show, the UK will get this program at 20.30 (UK Time) on December 23rd.
The show is well worth watching and will give you an insight into how the profile of our sport is now going to be raised to a new level.
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