Aug 14, 2010

Tippinators at the Tippmann Challenge

~ Photos from Mirabel ~ Photos from Tippmann Challenge

The eastern Canadian stop of the Tippmann Challenge was held on August 14, 2010 at Mirabel Paintball, just north of Montreal Quebec.

Six Tippinators made the 28 hour round trip drive from Halifax, to join over 1200 other players in one of the best organized paintball events in the country. To facilitate 1200 players, Mirabel joined all of their individual fields together to one large field. This made a multifaceted field which required repeatedly changing playing styles in order to be successful.

Though the game was played in the heart of Quebec, not all players at the game were French Canadaian. The Tipps were happy to play along side Glen Hogan, Sean Thompson and a crew from Paintball Paradise in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Paradise guys, and gal, played a similar fire and move, highly aggressive style as the Tipps. Although the teams camefrom opposite sides of the country, they played like old friends.

During the lunch break Mike Silva of PBL introduced the team to a young player named Alex. Alex is a big fan of the Tippinators and wanted to get a photo with the team. The guys crowded around for a photo as Justin Landry took the team barrel graffiti off his marker and presented it to Alex. To show his appreciation Alex immediately put the graffiti on his marker.

Alex was very excited when he was asked to play with the team for the rest of the day. Alex is already an aggressive and smart paintball player. Right now he isn’t much taller than his marker, but look out for him in the future. If he keeps playing Alex will be a monster on the field that very few players would be able to match. Alex is a great kid who can play with the Tippinators any time.

This is second time the Tippinators have played the Tippmann Challenge at Mirabel, it won’t be the last. The team would like to thank Nic Meyer from Tippmann, Robert Lee, Mike Silva, Louie D'Alesio and Ian Grant from PBL Action Sports for your hospitality and making the Tippinators feel like they were playing their home field.


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