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Try Tournament Paintball – 11 Aug 2019

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The paintball training days keep getting bigger and better.

If you are interested in seeing and having a go of paintball as a sport, this is for you.
$20 for the day including gear hire, with paintballs at tournament rates (much cheaper than normal).
There will be training drills and games throughout the day.

This event will be run by Cartel – one of the premier Victorian competition teams.

Please fill out the form below if you are a new player wishing to attend so we can get a handle on numbers.

Tournament training day

 

Changes to Paintball Licensing Rules in Victoria

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There have been some important changes to firearm licenses that will have an impact on paintball dealers and license holders.
These changes are good for paintball as they help smooth licensing processes and further distinguish paintball markers from guns and other forms of firearms.

Some of the highlights of the changes that impact paintball in Victoria:

Paintball Dealer specific licenses.

Probably the most significant change that has snuck into existence. Paintball operators have long been required to hold a firearm dealer licence irrespective of whether they transact firearms as part of their day to day operation. Most if not all operators only hold the dealers licence for the purpose of operating a paintball facility and this change now reflects that. Paintball operators are now able to obtain a paintball only dealers license that allows them to run a paintball facility and trade paintball markers specifically. This licence is also significantly cheaper than the traditional dealers license, relieving a significant overhead for paintball operators. Snipers Den welcomes this change and will aim to convert the license as soon as possible.

Electronic License Application

First, the good news. Firearm licence applications have now gone digital. This means that you no longer need to submit paper applications for your firearms license. This should speed up the process significantly and allow simple firearm license renewal and licence applications. The bad news it it has not yet rolled out for paintball marker license applications as yet. We can only assume that it wont be far off. We look forward to a simplified and streamlined system. We will update this post as updates occur.

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Paintball bucks party ideas in Melbourne – a day to remember

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If you’re organising a bucks party in Melbourne, you’re going to be under a lot of pressure to make it memorable, fun and exciting. After all, this is the last time the groom will be single. Once they’ve crossed the threshold to married life, they’ll be all grown up – like a proper adult. So it’s up to you to make their bachelor party fabulous and unforgettable! Say goodbye to the clichéd bucks nights held on stinky party buses or in a dark bars drinking beer. Snipers Den paintball bucks party packages are easy to organise and a guaranteed way to make sure the bachelor has the best bucks party in Melbourne.

What happens at a paintball bucks party?

Dressed in tournament standard gear, your bucks party gets access to 7 acres of pro-level paintball playing fields. With fully trained professional referees supervising all paintball games, our focus is always ‘safety first’ with shooting stopped within 8 metres. Worried about pain or marks being left behind? The likelihood of this happening is minimised because we only use a premier paintball brand that breaks easily upon impact.

While we know the buck is the centre of attention for the day, our bucks paintball games aren’t all about shooting them down. Our most popular paintball games at bachelor parties include “The Bucks Run” and “Virus”. “The Bucks Run” is a short and quick paintball game where the buck has to run from Point A to Point B without getting shot. Playing “The Virus” paintball game after “The Bucks Run” gives the buck the opportunity for revenge. Anyone who gets shot by the buck becomes a part of their team. The buck celebrates victory when everyone has been shot with paintballs!

Our paintball bachelor parties aren’t about having beers before or during the paintball session. As we’re not a licensed liquor venue, all players must have a legal requirement to be 0.00 BAC before and during playing. And if the buck or his fiancé is worried about his ‘family jewels’ being safe, we’ve got cups available to purchase for protection.

Group photos of a paintball bucks party

Group photos of a paintball bucks party at Snipers Den

Go here to see more photos on the Snipers Den Facebook page here

The perfect bucks experience starts here

Want your bachelor party to be fun and run smoothly? We’ve hosted hundreds of successful bucks parties and are passionate about delivering the best bucks experience possible. Our family run paintball business is easily accessible in a central location opposite Moorabbin Airport. From our top quality paintball gear, commitment to safety and simple pricing structure, our Melbourne bucks parties are exciting and memorable. Got questions about our bucks party packages? Send us an email or call 1800 SNIPER

Melbourne Paintball Tournament Breakout

Vic5s Registration – May 19 2019

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Vic5s Paintball Tournament Registration.
May 19 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you all back for  the Vic5s paintball tournament Series.

Please help us out by getting the registrations ASAP so we can sort out the paint order and referees.
Format will be Race to 3, M500 format with a cap on paintballs to be used per team over the tournament.

Registration fees are as follows :

$1500 per team for Div 1 – Includes 14 boxes of high quality tournament paintballs (Marbalizer or equivalent)

$1000 per team for Div 2 – Includes 10 boxes of high quality tournament paintballs (Marbalizer or equivalent)

Teams making finals will receive 1 extra box of paintballs.

On the day :

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.

 

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!

 

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…

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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 [email protected] 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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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
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Vic5s Tournament Entry Summary

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2017 Vic5s Tournament Rundown


A quick collection of where we are up to with the Vic 5s coming up.
A few things have changed since last year which changes the nature of how it all plays out. To clear confusion… here is where we are up to.

1. One Day event


Vic 5s Paintball Tournament will be on Sunday 19th March.
With the reduced number of teams in Victoria, and the event, we are able to fit in all the games into one day quite comfortably. When we tried to add more games last year and keep it as a two day paintball tournament, we had some teams struggle to afford the extra paint that it required. 1 day will keep us with plenty of games, while keeping the paintball cost manageable. Regos are slightly reduced on last year to reflect the single day element.

2. G5 Clinic on the Sat


G5 Paintball clinic will be on Sat 18th March.
There will be an optional clinic on the Sat on the final Vic5s layout. This will be provided by G5 Paintball Clinics with Kai Harris and Nathan McDonnell.
The cost of the training will be the same as a normal training day. $20 per person for field fee and normal price on the paintballs. $65 for the Formula 13 and $75 for the Marballizer.
As we are covering the costs of the clinic partly out of paint sales, field paint only please. Partial boxes can be carried over to the Sunday.

3. Costs and Rego


The tournament rego cost has been reduced to $600 from $650 to help with the 1 day factor.
This rego is reduced by $50 for each interstate player you bring to help offset travel costs and fully interstate teams we are waiving the rego completely.
We are hoping to do everything in our power to bring fresh paintball teams and paintball players from interstate to help bolster the scene down here.
To register please head to the rego page as part of the blog. Vic5s Rego
We will email the invoice after we receive the entry to allow us to adjust the costing.

Paintballs done need to be preordered. Please try to stick to the paintball brand breakdown in your registration as we will likely use this to assist in the ordering.
We will have :
Formula 13 – $75
Marballizer – $85

Start and End times


G5 Clinic

Sat 18th March. 8.30 Gates open, 10am Drill start. Get in early and warm up.
Need to be finished and off field by 3pm. If you are unloading paintballs, please don’t shoot up the bunkers. The early finish is to allow us to clean the field for the tournament the following day.
BBQ will be hot if you want to BYO meat or bring a cut lunch.

Vic5s Tournament

Gates open 7am
Captains meeting at 8am
First game 8.30

We are aiming for 1 lap of Round Robin plus finals.
Expecting 7-8 teams in Div 1 at this stage.

We will have lunch available on the day of the tournament. Let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Looking at a mixed Subway platter per team at this stage.

We have had some interest in Div 2 option. If we get a few extras we can run a second division. Wanting 4 as a minimum to separate – let us know how you if this is of interest.

Any questions – please get in touch and we can modify this post to suit.

Mathew – Snipers Den and Vic 5s

Vic5s paintball tournament logo

Vic5s logo

Competition Paintball

Melbourne Paintball League – Round 2 – 2/10/16

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Melbourne Paintball League – Round 2

With the success of round 1 of the Melbourne Paintball League, Round 2 has come up on us very quickly. We already have at least 3 new players that will be joining the Victorian paintball community. Once again, if players have some spare gear to bring so that we can help these guys get started, please bring it along. This worked really well last round but as more and more players are joining the ranks, the more important this will be.

As a reminder, as part of the Melbourne Paintball League, we have committed to having the tournament field dedicated to training. This means that you wont need to move off the field for rental players. We found this helped a lot last round as we were able to help player focus on getting time honing skills and getting game time. As it is only one day a month that we are opening this up we do encourage as many teams and players to take advantage of it and get plenty of time on field.

The Days Timeline

9.30 Gates Open

We figured that there is no point starting too early the day after the AFL Grand Final. Get in, have a chat and a coffee and catch up. We are expecting a slow start and a few sore heads from the day before so allow people to gather their thoughts if they look a little rusty. If you don’t recognise someone – make sure that you introduce yourself and help them get started if they need to.

10.30 Drills training

We are finalising who is running the drills but aiming for some really aggressive training to shake things up this month. There will be plenty to learn and practice here for new and experienced players alike. More info will be announced on this in the next few days.

Depending on how long the drills go, we might try to squeeze in a few scrim games before lunch as well.

Competition Paintball

One of the tournament players at Snipers Den

12.30 Lunch / Safety Course

Bring some meat for the BBQ and have a catch up. We want this to become a little more of the norm and part of the social side of paintball again. Otherwise there are plenty of food options close as well.

Meanwhile we will kick into the safety course for new players. We have 3 lined up already at this point. If there are any other people interested in getting involved, get in contact with Snipers Den Paintball and put your name down. The cost of the Safety course is $30 per person and includes a letter of support if you have started training with Snipers Den Paintball Melbourne to set you up for the Paintball Marker license application.

We have had a 100% pass rate at this stage and don’t expect that to reduce as we are happy to take a little extra time to take you through the material. If you are planning on completing the safety course, make sure that you bring photo id and we will take care of the rest.

1.30 – 2.30 approx League

The League will kick-off as soon as the safety course winds up. We expect this to be around the 1.30 mark but will be dependent on how quick we can smash through it all. If people finish lunch and are up for a game, jump on the field and get a few scrims in.

Those that have not yet been put into one of the 2 teams will be allocated before the League begins. We have setup the in house teams as the “Knights” v “Samurai” and will have more info on these soon as well.

We will be running 8 points again. Currently after the first round we have a 5-3 lead to the Samurai. We will allow sideline coaching of the new players from the sidelines again and any players that can help out with refereeing or calling hits would be appreciated.

Game time

After the league, players are welcome to hang around and get some more game time in as a team. We are already expecting to have several teams coming as a unit and this will be the time to play as a team unit. Anyone, not with a team is welcome to throw together a mixed bag side and get some game time as well.

We are enjoying the process of building up the Victorian paintball community and thank everyone for the continued support.

Cheers,

Mathew