Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SPPL - Low Country Paintball to Host 2008 World Championship

Good for Low Country! I can't really comment on the field, never been, but everything I have read about it makes me want to visit.

The SPPL (Scenario Paintball Player's League) will hold its 2008 World Championship Finals at Low Country Paintball in Ludowici, Georgia, on October 11-12, 2008.

The site of the 2007 and 2008 SPPL Southeast Qualifiers, the field provides superior terrain, with tall pines, thick woods, and tons of natural and man-made bunkers, plus exemplary customer service from "The Famous" Billy Smith and his staff.

"There are so many great paintball fields in the country, it wasn't easy to select just one as the host of the 2008 SPPL World Championship," said SPPL president Jayson Nielson. "But the terrain, southern hospitality, and the climate in that part of the country in the fall all contributed to our decision. Based on our past experiences at Low Country, we know we made the right choice."

The SPPL enters 2008 with a new structure and national ranking system. A total of six first place prize packages will be awarded at the World Championship event. Winners of the Finals in the Rookie, Masters and Elite Divisions will be named Championship Winners, with accompanying prize packages. Prizes will be awarded for second through fourth place finishes, as well.

Additionally, those who place in the top slot in each division based on their points in the National Rankings will be recognized at the event. The first place winners for the 2008 SPPL Series will receive their awards for the season, as they are crowned SPPL World Series Champions. Players ranked second through fourth will also receive series prize packages or, in the Rookie division, trophies.

The 2008 World Championship Finals is open to any team that wants to compete. Teams need not place in the top five in a Qualifier to attend, although a team's top score at a Qualifier will be used to seed the team at the Championship Finals. A team's two top Qualifier scores, plus their Championship Finals points, plus any affiliate, reffing and sportsmanship points, will be added up to determine the team's national ranking at the end of 2008.

"In 2008, the SPPL has stepped up to become a tournament series rather than stand-alone, qualifying events," Nielson explained. "This new structure, organized the same as the PSP and NPPL pro tournament leagues, will encourage participation in the SPPL and earn nationally-ranked teams even more attention from the media and from potential sponsors."

For more information about the 2008 SPPL scenario tournament series, contact SPPL President Jayson Nielson at 801.209.5140 or e-mail

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