May 31, 2010

Tippinators Host RISK III Senario Game

Greetings fellow paintball junkies!

The Tippinators Paintball Team will be hosting another RISK Scenario Event at Mersey Road Paintball on June 13th.

This will be a scenario event that utilizes territories with flag stations all across the field and you must capture one territory before invading the next. We incorporated heads of state that are designated referees that help the team controlling their territory.

We'll be incorporating some different and exciting elements this year so stay tuned for the official announcement and Rulebook and feel free to post any questions or requests!

It's Time For War!!!!!

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May 24, 2010

AXBL AX4 Event 1 Update

Tippinators and Cyclones at AXBL/AX4 Event 1

~ Photos from Cyclones AX4 ~ Photos from Cyclones AX4 - Please note Cyclone players can shoot  any maker they choose

The Tippinators Paintball Team entered a new era for 2010. The membership has expanded to the extent that two teams are playing the Atlantic Xtreme Paintball League under the Tippinators banner.

Through 2010, the HFX Cyclones, set up as a feeder team to the Tippinators (Cyclone feeds a Tippmann… Get it?) will play AX4, four man xball league. The Tippinators will again play the five man AXBL, xball league.

The Cyclones, played the first game of their history, Saturday May 22, 2010 at Armymans Paintball, Truro NS . The Cyclones are a true starter team. Half the players had never played a competitive point of speedball prior to AX4 event 1.

The rookies were thrown into the deep end of the pool, with a few veterans, but showed poise beyond their experience, keeping both games on Saturday competitive against the two best teams in the league.

"That was the best time I have ever had playing paintball.” said Cyclones rookie Jason Thomson “I can’t wait for event 2."

Atlantic Storm 8 - Halifax Cyclones 7
Newfoundland Knockout 10 - Halifax Cyclones 7

~ Photos from Tippinators AXBL ~ Photos from Tippinators AXBL

Who says lightning never strikes twice, or three times maybe. Tippinators in AXBL event 1, played on May 23, is the exception that disproves the rule.

The Tippinators once again allowed the opposing team to score unanswered points at the beginning of the game. The strong Newfoundland Wreckhouse team went up 5-0 on the Tipps right from the start before the lightening strike of unanswered points brought the team to life

"We played a great game once we woke up.” said Justin Landry, “If we could only find a way to play strong right from the opening horn."

The Tippinators played Newfoundland head to head, trading points back and forth for the remainder of the game. Despite their best efforts the team was unable to overcome the Wreckhouse initial lead.

The Tippinators afternoon game against the Halifax Maniacs seemed more like a practice than a game of competitive xball.

The Tippinators and Maniacs have a long and shared history together. The players are friends on and off the field, they practice, play recball and drink with each other.

The game was relaxed and great fun for both teams. Unfortunately the Tippinators came out on the short end of the score board.

Video of the Tippinators / Wreckhouse game : See It Here

Newfoundland Wreckhouse 11 - HRM Tippinators 5
Halifax Maniacs 9 - HRM Tippinators 6

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May 14, 2010

Model 98 - Green and Mean

Mark 'TinMan' Miller's Green Tippmann Custom 98

See the video of this work of art here

Warriors in the Woods

Warriors in the Woods X: Operation Raven

~ Photos from Warriors in the Woods ~
Photos from Warriors in the Woods

After years of playing the largest scenario event is Eastern Canada, the Tippinators were pleased to have been asked to referee Warriors in the Woods X: Operation Raven. The tenth edition of the Warriors in the Woods series took place on Sunday May 2, 2010 at Mersey Road Paintball, East River, Nova Scotia.

The reputation of Eric Fisher and the staff of Banshee Paintball put together a world class paintball game is well know throughout Atlantic Canada. Eric Fisher’s Warriors in the Woods is the longest running scenario series in Eastern Canada.

After such a long run ‘Warriors’ is showing no sign of losing appeal with the players. Proof of the popularity was proven as registration limit of 400 was sold out long before event day.

~ Photos from Warriors in the Woods ~
Photos from Warriors in the Woods

The premise of Operation Raven is the Axis forces have been forced out of Europe and taken refuge in the Brazilian jungle.

Allied Forces have chased the Axis to South America and must cross the mighty Amazon River to continue toward the ultimate destruction of fascism.

The field was divided by the Amazon, and its tributaries, with a limited number of crossings thereby forcing players into fierce firefights to gain ground. The addition of a gunboat, constantly traveling the river, shooting exposed players from either team proved to be a favourite of the players.

The Tippinators roamed the field doing paint checks and helping players. Arguably the most important task for the team was pyro. Sound effects played over speakers around the field, smoke grenades plus an incredible amount of pyrotechnic explosions added a sense of realism to the day. The Tippinators had a fun watching great paintballers play plus getting to blow things up all day.

"Operation Raven was our biggest undertaking to date." said Eric Fisher the owner of Banshee Paintball. "All the proverbial blood sweat and tears, are worth it when we see that we were able to bring both an epic day of paintball, and a smile to the players faces."

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