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Vic5s Paintball Tournament at Snipers Den

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Round 3 of Vic5s Paintball Tournament – Snipers Den
23 Sep 2018

As always:

Gates Open at 7am
Captains meeting at 8am
First Game at 8.30

Please fill out the form below to enter your team in the paintball Tournament.

We will email an invoice to each team. We would like these to be paid prior to the day unless prior arrangements have been made.
Format will be Race to 3, M500 format.

Fees for Round 2 are as follows :

Div 1

$1500 per team. Includes 14 Boxes of paint and an extra box if you make finals.
Teams are limited to this paint for the tournament.

Div 2

$1000 per team. Includes 10 Boxes of paint and an extra box if you make finals.
Teams are limited to this paint for the tournament.

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch
Selling paintball markers on facebook.

Changes to Advertising of Paintball Markers in Victoria.

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Advertising Paintball Markers in Victoria

There has been a big change as far as the rules surrounding the advertising and selling of paintball markers in Victoria.
Beyond paintball these changes impact the sale and advertising of all firearms in Victoria.

So lets open with the big one….

Advertising Online.

Paintball markers and firearms can now be advertised online and no longer need to be done through a club or sport shooting magazine.
There is no longer a restriction on where paintball markers and firearms can be advertised. You can now advertise your paintball marker on facebook, gumtree, ebay etc without an issue.
There are certain rules that you will need to follow (refer below) but it is far more open than it has ever been.

Here is an excerpt from the announcement on the Victoria Police website.

“Places where Advertisements can be made

From May 2018, the advertisement of firearms for sale will no longer be limited publications of approved clubs or commercially published firearm or sport shooting magazines.

This means firearms can be advertised for sale anywhere, including online, provided that the advertisement details the serial number of the firearm for sale and the dealer’s details or the owner’s licence number as required.

Advertisements listed on third-party trading websites such as Gumtree or eBay will still need to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions of use.”
Link to Victoria Police Announcement

 

Who can advertise paintball markers for Sale in Victoria?

If you own a paintball marker in Victoria, you can advertise if for sale. You no longer need to have a firearm dealer advertise a paintball marker on your behalf.
In the paintball industry, we unfortunately have not had the depth that is necessary to produce the magazines or sales infrastructure needed and the ability to advertise has been borderline impossible. Individuals can now advertise directly online or elsewhere provided that it includes the following information :

  1. A statement confirming that it will be sold through a dealer. (I would recommend nominating the dealer)
  2. Serial Number of firearm
  3. Sellers license number (don’t put other details such as exp date though)

Here is the wording from the Victoria police website:

“From May 2018, it will no longer be an offence for a person who is not a Licensed Firearms Dealer to advertise the sale of firearms if they include the following details in the advertisement:

  1. A statement that the proposed sale is to be arranged (i.e. brokered) through a Licensed Firearm Dealer (see s.101(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1996);
  2. The serial number of the firearm being offered for sale (see s.101(3)(a) of the Firearms Act 1996); and
  3. The registered owner’s licence number (see s.101(3)(b) of the Firearms Act 1996).

Changes to rules on advertising do not:

  • Alter the requirement of the buyer to be correctly licenced to possess use and carry the firearm; or
  • Remove the requirement for firearms to be transferred between the seller and the buyer through a Licensed Firearms Dealer using a Permit to Acquire.”
    Link to Victoria Police Announcement

Some other changes to advertising of paintball markers

A few other small points that I have picked up which are quite interesting.

  1. You can advertise a paintball marker or firearm on behalf of someone else even if you do not hold the appropriate licence – so long as you are not in possession of it.
    “A person other than the licensed owner of a firearm can advertise the firearm for sale at the request of the owner, however, the person who placed the advertisement cannot keep the firearm in their possession unless they are also a licence holder who holds the same category of licence as the firearms being offered for sale and the capacity to store the firearms in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Firearms Act 1996.”
  2. If a Firearm dealer advertises the paintball marker for sale, they need to include the firearm dealer number, Serial number of marker and Licence of the actual owner.

Contact Snipers Den to arrange a transfer

We have the ability for firearm storage and transfers onsite now so the process is super smooth. Book your PTA electronically and get it all done onsite.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Get selling!

Get ready to buy!

 

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Round 2 Vic5’s Rego 27/5/18

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Round 2 of Vic5s – Snipers Den Paintball

Please fill out the form below to enter your team in the paintball Tournament.

We will email an invoice to each team. We would like these to be paid prior to the day unless prior arrangements have been made.
Format will be Race to 3 M500 format.

Fees for Round 2 are as follows :

Div 1

$1500 per team. Includes 14 Boxes of paint and an extra box if you make finals.
Teams are limited to this paint for the tournament.

Div 2

$1000 per team. Includes 10 Boxes of paint and an extra box if you make finals.
Teams are limited to this paint for the tournament.

 

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch

 

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Vic5s Paintball Tournament – R1 2018

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Vic5s Paintball Tournament Feb 4 2018 – Round 1

Round 1 of the 2018 season of Vic5s paintball tournament is fast approaching so time to get the registrations in.

The format for the 2018 season will be very different to previous years with a focus on keeping the tournament as accessible as possible to all teams.
The goal for the 2018 tournament series is to maintain a tournament model that is not cost prohibitive for teams and players wanting to play regularly.
Total registration for each team will be $1500. This includes the normal team registration and 14 boxes of paint. Please pay a minimum of $500 deposit to confirm the team so we can confirm the draw etc.

The event will Race to 3 – M500 format. Teams will be also limited to the 14 boxes allocated for the day so this will need to be taken into account as well.
There will be finals for 1st/2nd – There will be additional paint provided for teams that make finals as well.

Please get out and make the event a great one!

Any questions please call Matt or Jill at Snipers Den.

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch

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Ryan Greenspan Q&A

Ryan Greenspan Interview – Q&A

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Ryan Greenspan Q&A Interview

Ryan Greenspan was nice enough to answer some questions for us in the lead up to the Clinic this weekend. It certainly gives a great insight as to the approach Ryan takes to training and the sport and only makes me more excited to see how it all goes on the weekend. Remember, there is still time to register

Ryan Greenspan Q&A

Ryan Greenspan Q and A

 

How important is fitness to compete at the top level in paintball? What does your fitness training consist of?

It is not extremely important to be able to compete at the top level, but it certainly helps to give you an edge.  I know plenty of players who don’t care about what they eat.  I don’t think Alex Fraige has exercised in over a decade.  With that said, i am active nearly every day, unless I am on a flight that takes up a full day.  I eat clean and healthy when i am home and I try my hardest to eat well on the road.  in the summer I swim every day.  In the spring and fall I surf a lot and several times a month I do sprints to stay quick

What are some of your favourite exercises for explosive moves? 

Hill sprints are the absolute best for explosiveness.

 

What era of paintball was his favourite? And/or what was your favourite tournament format? 

I do really enjoy the race to format that we are in at the moment. I am not a huge fan of 15bps, but I do like unlimited paint.  7-man events were really fun also because of the strategy involved, but I do think that this is some of the best paintball being played skill wise.

 

Do you think tournaments should go to limited paint format? 

I like the idea, sorta. But I don’t see it really helping the teams like the leagues said it would. It does promote movement, kinda

 

Is there ever any talks about pro players signing contracts like other professional sports? 

I wish!

 

What’s the most important thing to do when in a low body situation (1v3, 2v5, etc)

1v3, good luck! try isolating the single player and try to be aggressive.  Don’t get a penalty.  2v5 cross up and try to whittle the other team down as much as you can.  If you are up on points, grind down the clock.  If you are down on points, then attack.

 

What was your favorite match you ever played in? How about watched? 

I can’t even remember at this point, you guys would have to tell me to be honest! As far as watching, there have been a lot of great matches against teams like infamous and Heat and impact.  I am going to let you guys choose that for me!

 

How did you first get into paintball, how do we get more people into the sport? 

I started with some friends at a local field and then played a lot in my backyard.  I think the important thing is to make sure that every new player and existing player has a good experience.  I think that a good experience will translate to more people talking about paintball and playing paintball.  Another thing that will help the experience of new players is decent paint.  We can’t have field operators sacrificing the quality of paint for a few bucks on their bottom line. I think having brightly colored paintballs and fill greatly increases the experience of the rec ball player.  If they shoot crooked brown shell shit with grey milky  fill then they have no clue what is going on out there.

 

A lot of reasons have been given trying to explain the reduction in paintball participation from where it was 10+ years ago. What do you think? 

I don’t think paintball is dying at all.  I think recball is going very well and i think some tournament players aren’t spending as much money as they used to, but that has to do to a lack of innovation in the products they’re buying.  I think the cost of paintball has gone down a lot in the last 10 years, but so have the margins within the industry due to competitiveness.  I have discussed this a lot and it is hard to figure out…

Greenspan Marcello Clinic

Dynasty Clinic with Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott at Snipers Den Paintball 27th MAY

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We are super happy to announce that we will be joined by 2 of the very best paintball players in the world on the 27th May.
After an awesome win NXL and a great performance in the Millennium series in France Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott are coming to Snipers Den to run a paintball clinic.

Spots are going to be limited to 45 for the event and with the interest we have already received we expect to book out.

The price for the paintball clinic is $150 per person. This will cover the full day clinic,box of HK paintballs, event shirt and a basic BBQ lunch.

We will need a deposit of $50 before the day to confirm your spot and remainder can be paid on the day.
Deposit can be paid in person or through PayPal. Use the account admin@snipersden.com.au for Paypal payments.
If you need to make alternative payment arrangements, please get in contact.

Hope you are all as excited about this clinic as we are!

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Vic5s R2 Registration R2 – 7th May 2017

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Once again the time has come to get the registrations in for the Vic5s paintball tournament.

We are likely to have enough teams this round for 2 divisions.

Division 1 or open and will be suitable for the existing paintball teams that have played previous Vic5s events or equivalent level of competition.
This division will be Mercy 3 as per R1. Round Robin with finals for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th. Price has dropped to $500 Registration per team with $50 off for every interstate team on your roster for the event.
Full interstate teams  – Free Rego.

Division 2 is designed for fresh teams that have started coming up through the Melbourne Paintball League or other lower level competitions. Division 2 will still need to have their own equipment.
Mercy 2 mode will be used for div 2 with finals for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th. Registration for Div 2 will be $250 per team.

The event is once again reffed by Refs inc who have been fantastic so far. They have been instrumental in the growth of the Vic5s paintball tournament since inception in 2009.

Paintball are available on the day with both Marballizer ($85) and Formula 13 ($75) expected to be available.

Please fill out the registration form below and we will be in touch with an invoice. Hope to see you all at Snipers Den Paintball for a shoot!

Vic5s paintball tournament

Vic5s paintball tournament

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch
Ryan Greenspan Q&A pic

Ask Ryan Greenspan from the Dynasty pro paintball team a question….

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Ryan Greenspan Q&A for the upcoming paintball clinic

With Dynasty’s Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott joining us for a clinic late next month, Ryan has agreed to answer your questions.
Ryan is one of the veterans of the world of professional paintball and is a wealth of knowledge for new and experienced paintball players alike.

Make sure that you keep them relevant and clean and we will chose 10 of the best ones to throw at Ryan.
as we are a strung supporter of Paintball HQ on Facebook we are asking them to chose 2 questions for us. If you haven’t checked them out before Dwayne produces a weekly paintball show specific to Australian paintball. Certainly worth catching if you are interested in all things Australian paintball.

What we want to do is to hit Ryan up with some great questions about tournament paintball, travel, sponsors, equipment or events. Get creative but keep it clean.
I have a couple of questions that I may throw in if no-one else throws in something similar as well. We want to have a good range of questions from a variety of people. You will be credited with the question and Ryan will answer them in an online video soon. We will link to the video here as soon as he has a chance to get to them.

Cant wait to see what you all come up with!

Ryan Greenspan Q&A pic

Kai at the Melbourne Paintball League

Melbourne Paintball League – Back Sunday 9th April

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We are planning on kicking back into gear with another round of the Melbourne Paintball League next week, Sunday 9th April.
We obviously didn’t do one today with the RAW series on but are keen to keep the momentum next week.

Timeline:

Day will proceed as normal:-
9am Gates open – get in early if you need help with gear
10am sharp – Drills start
11.30 – League games We have cut down the league to 6 points to allow a little more time for the newer players.
12.30 approx – Lunch break
1.30 – Open scrims and Category P safety course

We are still looking for a volunteer to run Sundays drills – so please get in touch if you are available.

We have been moving forward with some new jerseys to assist some of the newer players to get into the sport a little easier as well.
It will make a big difference to new players to feel like a part of a team and everyone’s continued support makes this possible, so thank you all.

We are also looking at having some better options for hire markers for some of the new players that are a little more suitable than our current mechanical rental markers (paintball guns).
While we are looking the viability of this we will still need some help in the short term and request that if people have some spare markers or gear, that they bring them down to help people get started. We aware that there have been some concerns expressed regarding the loaning of gear to people who are new to the Melbourne Paintball League – particularly if gear comes back in worse condition than it goes out. To assist with that we want to keep loaned markers on field, on the marker rack in the pits. We also ask people who borrow markers to treat them with respect so that people are willing to share equipment.

May Melbourne Paintball League Round Cancelled

We have decided to cancel the May round of the Melbourne Paintball League due to the next round of the Vic5s tournament series.
With Vic5s scheduled on the same weekend that we would normally run, we have decided to leave it for the month and come back in June. If you are not playing in the tournament, make sure that you come down to support the paintball teams that are competing.

Melbourne Paintball League

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Registration for Vic5s tournament

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Please fill out the form to register for the upcoming Vic5s paintball tournament.
We will send an invoice to teams shortly.

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch