The European Paintball Federation launches a new European ranking system
In 2011 the EPBF will launch a new international ranking system. Depending on the size and divisions of a series, individual tournaments, and leagues there will be points assigned according their results to any paintball team participating. That points table you find there: Ranking sheet EPBF ranking system 2011 [PDF]. As well the EPBF provides a new website for more informations, as well as links to the individual registration systems for teams and players.
This is the press release of the EPBF:
EUROPEAN PAINTBALL FEDERATION LAUNCH EUROPEAN RANKING SYSTEM
Dear Teams, Players & Paintball Industry,
We are pleased to inform you that for some time the paintball federations of Europe have been working together under the umbrella of the EPBF in order to more effectively address the development & wellbeing of Paintball across the continent.
After much work and consultation the EPBF are now ready to launch a Europe wide common ranking system for all European registered teams. The ranking will include results from European International events and national events organised under the EPBF umbrella combining all results into one system.
The EPBF ranking consists of 5 groups:
EPBF Grand Slams
Each group receives different point's recognition as does position, similar to the ranking in Tennis. The highest number of points being given to Grand Slams and reducing accordingly to EPBF 240's.
The groups are defined as follows:
EPBF Grand Slam Events:
Millennium Series Events
20 27 March 2011 Paris (France)
20 22 May 2011 Bitburg (Germany)
1 3 July 2011 London (UK)
30 Sept 2 October 2011 Paris (France)
Grand Tour Event
10 11 September 2011 Vienna (Austria)
EPBF Masters Events:
Grand Tour Events
30 Apr 1 May 2011 Venice (Italy)
18 19 June 2011 Lviv (Ukraine)
30 31 July 2011 Warsaw (Poland)
International Events recognised by the EPBF:
3-4 December 2011 Lviv Xmas Cup (Ukraine)
Other participating events to be announced shortly
EPBF 600, 400, 240 Events:
These events are the national leagues which are split into 3 groups dependent on the number of participants.
Other countries and events will be added to this list as we complete our due diligence to ensure all requirements are complied with.
There will be no limit to the number of events a team can enter and every result will be counted in the EPBF ranking. Teams will not need to submit their results as this is done by the EPBF and all event & league operators. The ranking will be published on the official EPBF website where all teams, sponsors & interested parties will be able to see every teams ranking. Attached to this release you will see the points attributed to all groups and positions. This ranking will be back dated to the beginning of 2011 and will be published in full very soon.
We believe this is a big step on the road to proper official recognition of our sport across Europe. It should prove to be a very useful tool for teams and the industry as a whole.
Like all new systems, we will continuously monitor and listen to feedback and if necessary fine tune details for the next season.
The EPBF is here to serve the sport of paintball and to ensure its long term health & growth.