15 of December, 20082009 Gun & Product Clarification
The Millennium Series has a fine line to walk between the needs of the sponsors
and those of the players in order to raise the necessary funding to produce a
series of high level professional events at as reasonable a cost to the player
as possible. At the same time The Millennium makes massive efforts behind the
scenes trying to raise the profile of the series and teams in order to attract
funding for all from new outside industry sources. The results of this work will
now hopefully start bearing fruit during the course of 2009 with benefits for
The primary goal of The Millennium Series has been to market the sport to a wider
audience in order to ensure new players are attracted to play paintball, (not
necessarily our series), at every level ensuring the good health of the industry.
The Series only exists in its current form due to industry sponsors. Without them
either the level of professionalism would be considerably lower than today, therefore
not being attractive to a wider audience, or entry fees would be so high that
all but a very few rich teams could afford it. Either way without this there would
be no series fit for purpose.
Many of our sponsors have supported us for several years, and as a result have
supported the teams that play the Millennium. There are also many companies that
have not supported us, and of course they have the right not to, but use the Millennium
very successfully to market their products. Whether this is fair or not is a matter
opinion, but we think what is clearly not fair is the few paying for the many.
We also have to bear in mind current economics and try to widen the source of
funding in order to maintain the necessary level of professionalism required if
we want to achieve our goals.
Certain statements have been made on various forums that are blatantly not true
or only tell part of the story. Due to client confidentiality we cannot enter
the fray each time something is written but we would like to make the following
clarifications that should give you a good idea of when certain claims are at
best being exaggerated.
For 2009 we are asking gun manufacturers, (who enjoy the most direct marketing
benefits of the Millennium), to support the Millennium at a minimum level of a
Gun Display Sponsor. The cost for this is €10,000 for the entire series,
not the €60,000.00 that has been claimed in some forums. To ensure there
is a benefit for all new and existing sponsors we will also protect them in so
far as ensuring only guns from a sponsor can be used in the locked divisions,
those benefiting the most from TV coverage. It was always our intention not to
impose this on Division three and after further discussion we have also decided
to extend this to Division 2 teams. We feel this is a fundamentally fair position
for all. We have had discussions with all major manufacturers both old and new
and at no point did anybody have a major negative reaction to this. In fact at
the meetings held in Paris & Orlando, everybody left us with the firm impression
that they were on board. There are some other manufacturers that we are currently
talking with to try to ensure no major gaps occur for the players. We also know
of certain manufacturers who intend to assist any teams who may have issues here
through a variety of assistance programs.
There are manufacturers in paintball that heavily invest in furthering our sport
and support teams widely. Without these people there would be no real competitive
paintball anywhere in the world. They deserve our support and the support of the
There are other statements being made relating to other products, hoppers, packs
etc. It is not the plan of the Millennium to impose any restrictions on players
regarding any other product except for Paintballs which has been the case for
The interests of all parties involved with The Millennium Series is a continual
balancing act which of course can never make everybody happy all of the time.
However, very few people have contacted The Millennium directly with any real
complaints on these issues.
We hope this release has been of assistance in clarifying our position. If you
have any further questions, please dont hesitate to contact
for further assistance.
12 of December, 20082009 DATES
The Millennium Series is pleased to announce the following dates for the 2009
Fuengirola Beach, Malaga, Spain
London or Germany Venue confirmation shortly
France Venue confirmation shortly
Germany or London Venue confirmation shortly
Venue confirmation shortly
Final agreements with venues should be completed shortly after Christmas and will
be confirmed at the earliest possible time.
12 of December, 2008
Toulouse Tontons are back!
After a one year break, winning the Centurio Series and the Balkans Cup, the Tontons are back in Millennium CPL.
The 5 times Millennium champions (2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999) will replace for the CPL season 2009 the London Shockwave.
03 of December, 2008EUROSPORT MILLENNIUM SERIES TV SHOW
The Millennium Series is very pleased to announce the launch of a Paintball TV
series to run from this December and throughout 2009 on the Eurosport network
covering all of Europe, South East Asia & Pacific, (See attached Eurosport
The shows, to be aired in prime time slots, will centre around the 2009 Millennium
Series and will also show other aspects of paintball which will be of huge benefit
to the entire European Paintball industry.
It has always been the aim of The Millennium Series to increase the profile
of paintball to the widest possible audience in order to ensure that more and
more people are attracted to play paintball. This has been our strategy from
day one, and after very much time, money & effort we are most optimistic
that we are now close to achieving our dream.
With the size of the potential TV audience, there will now be plenty of opportunity
for all to capitalise on this show. For those teams with leases in the 2009
series, the potential to raise decent sponsorship from outside paintball industry
is very strong. For those prepared to do a little groundwork now, big rewards
For further information regarding any aspect of The Millennium Series please don't
hesitate to contact
07 of October, 2008Spirit-of-Paint.com : TV Talk Show on Millennium Series
continues to produce exceptional paintball videos. During the Millennium Series tournaments SOP TV has already offered full range of fresh content related to the current event.
Now at the end of the season, during the ultimate final stage of the Millennium, we will give you the chance for the first time to follow the competition online by creating
A TALK SHOW dedicated to represent the paintball sport.
In the program you will watch: games, interviews with players, new products presentations, the most important for the season 2008/2009 and much more. The talk show will be broadcasted every day of the tournament right from the splendid Disneyland Resort Paris at 20.30h CET. It will be available for FREE for the internet spectators at the www.spirit-of-paint.tv
We invite everyone to join the Spirit and become part of the final stage of the major European paintball circuit.
Welcome to the first emission of the first Paintball Talk Show on Friday 10 October 2008 at 20.30h CET.
04 of October, 2008MILLENNIUM TURF & NETTING SYSTEM SALE AT PARIS EVENT
The Millennium Series will be selling its Turf and Netting Pole systems
at the end of this year's Paris event.
The Turf, which has only been used at Nuerburg and will have been used
in Paris will be available at €4.95 per Sq.m. We have 5 full fields of
Turf and can only sell by the field. As you are aware the turf quality
is good and this deal represents tremendous value.
We will be selling 5 full fields of our pole system, including netting.
Again we will sell this in full fields only, (55m x 55m), at a price of
€3990.00 per field. A massive saving on real costs.
As we already have several interested parties we fully expect everything
to be sold in the next few days. So if you are interested please don't
hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
All enquiries should be directed to Paula at Head Office:
16 of September, 2008
09 of September, 2008
Important Information - Disney French Open - 10th
October to 12th
Registration for this event will close on Wednesday 1st
October, or once the Divisions are full.
Please be aware that entries are only confirmed once full payment of the entry fee has been received. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis upon receipt of payment of the entry fee.
Available places at this event:
Division 2 - 32 spots
Division 3 - 60 spots
We expect both Divisions to fill before the closing date of 1st
October, so please check the following links so as to not miss out on a place:
Division 2 News
Division 3-M5 News
Registration forms can be found at the Team Registration Page
For any questions or queries regarding entries please contact: email@example.com
31 of March, 2008
With typical British resolve and stoicism they finally achieve their goal!
For the season 2008 team Birmingham Bulldogs has joined Division 1.
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