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These are monthly events, how did the last one go? The last one was in Sharjah, it was a really good turnout. A total of 24 teams participated, with five players on each side. It’s a real mix of nationalities – we had teams of made up of people from the Philippines, teams of Europeans, three full Emirati sides and then loads of mixed teams.
How do we get in there? For the tournaments, you need to register your team in advance, but we do have forums online (www.dubaipaintballclub.com) where you can find people looking for a team or find a team for yourself.
Where’s the next event and what can we expect? It’s over at Al Jazira Beach Club, which is in Ghantout on the border with Abu Dhabi. We try to keep a version of paintball called ‘speedball’, in which you have to capture the flag, but we’re looking to introduce scenario games where you have to complete objectives. Each team will probably play eight games and from that we’ll take the highest points and rank teams from there. We’ve got a playing field in Ghantout and are using bunkers made out of tires and old junk. The tyres make a change, because it’s not a flexible bunker. When we do it with inflatables people can shape the bunkers and use them to their advantage. It’ll be an interesting tournament.
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nazaruddin Jan 20, 2011 07:50 am
Hi, im a paintball organizer from malaysia i want invite all Dubai painballerz to come malaysia and play in beach paintball.
Introduction of event.
The Port Dickson Paintball Challenge 2011 (PDPC2011), will be organized in conjunction with the Negeri Sembilan Water Festival during the month of April 2011. It is organized not only to promote the Festival – along with other fiesta beach activities, but also to introduce and provide experience to visitors about the sport. It is hoped that the organization of this Carnival would not only introduces and promotes the paintball to the local community, but also at the same time introduces Port Dickson as one of the international favorite tourism destination in Malaysia to the world.
Port Dickson Paintball Challenge 2011 (PDPC2011, or known as Cabaran Paintball Port Dickson, is believed to be the best ground to introduce, establish and develop the game of paintball in Malaysia. This event will be grandly held on the beautiful beach of Port Dickson - as previously conducted in Europe and the United States (i.e. the California Huntington Beach Paintball). To achieve the dreams of the above visions, The Inspire Com Resources has been given the confidence and responsibility to materialize them (PDPC2011), and it has received full supports from the state’s Tourism Council of Negeri Sembilan and the Port Dickson City Council.
1.1.Location and Date
Pantai Teluk Kemang or Teluk Kemang Beach, which is located in the town of Port Dickson, is located within the state of Negeri Sembilan is chosen because of its strategic, panoramic and picturesque location. Its long stretch of beautiful white sandy beach provides a stable ground for any kind of beach game. In reality, it has long been an attraction to both local and foreign tourists; not only because of its more than 20 kilometres stretch of white sandy beaches, but also due to its location which is in the town of Port Dickson and only about 25 kilometres from the city of Seremban, the state capital city. And in fact, it takes only about 45 minutes drive from the Malaysia International Airport, Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Sepang (KLIA). More than 30 hotels and resorts, ranges from three to five stars hotels, are available in the town, and for the purpose of this Carnival, a few hotels and resorts have been identified to accommodate both local and international paintball players during the four days Carnival.
Location : Pantai Batu 4 (4th Mile), Teluk Kemang Port Dickson Negeri
Date : 15-17 April 2011
yousef Oct 18, 2010 06:33 am
I want a paintball in the Byndazm
Can you help me.