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National Paintball League

Paintball team players compete in Huntington Beach league competition

Paintball's World Tour from National Professional Paintball League 
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March 29 - April 1, 2012

National Professional Paintball League Tour Stop   - HB.  (see  A vendor's showcase at Pier Plaza, paintball league play on the beach and activities make this one of the top-attended sporting events annually. 220 top paintball teams from around the world compete on six fields south of  Pier Plaza and Huntington Beach Pier. Based on the traditional format of Capture the Flag, the Super 7 format matches two seven-man teams against each other on a field about the size of a tennis court with a number of inflated shapes that offer some cover to the players. Each game lasts a maximum of 7 minutes and the team eliminating the other by capturing their flag wins the entire match. TV celebrities expected for weekend. Grandstand seats can be purchased. Time: 7:30 am to 8pm. Trade Expo Trade Show  daily 9 a.m. to  6 pm. Tickets:

National Professional Paintball League (NPPL)  Paintball - National Professional Paintball League NPPL Kick-Off for Series begins in Huntington Beach, California.  NPPL and Pure Promotions are pleased to announce the Professional teams for the NPPL Super 7 World Series Pro League previous teams included

Huntington Beach, California ' With more than 12 million people now participating in paintball tournaments or leagues in 40 countries worldwide, a Huntington Beach organization has capitalized on that interest by growing its World Series competition into a sell-out event. This year, National Collegiate Paintball Association returns to the beach to compete in a special tournament, as well.

National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) moved its headquarters to Huntington Beach in 2003, but then closed shop and sold the business several years later. NPPL Super 7 World Series remains the top competition for paintball sports.  Thousands of spectators are drawn each year to the beach to watch teams from around the world compete at Huntington Beach, which hosts the US Open of Surfing and Beach Games, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament and Core Tour extreme sports event with BMX and skateboarding.

The NPPL is a competition in which 7-player teams compete in seeded, timed formats to capture the flag for a win. During the competition, players that are hit or marked by splattered paint from gelatin capsules shot from special paint guns fall in a mock battlefield of air-filled obstacles and mazes located on the sandy beaches in Huntington Beach. The event is free to watch and attracts team from around the world who fill the hotel rooms, shops and restaurants of Huntington Beach for the event which usually runs 3 days. Previously the event was filmed by Fox Sports Net and aired on television. Note: If this event has expired, go to the Events Calendar for updates.

Paintball - According to the The City of Huntington Beach website, a reported economic impact of $478,725 over a comparable off-season weekend and hotel room occupancy increase of an estimated 1,650 nights were likely the direct result of  Paint Ball's National Professional Paintball League kick-off competition in Huntington Beach in 2004.

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