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Chesapeake Paintball is proud to be the host of the Eastern Paintball League's Southern Conference events for the 2016 tournament season.   Be sure to come check us out on the dates they are in town.  Admission is free to spectate, and who knows, you might find a new hobby.

 

     Chesapeake Sports Park is the paintball mecca for tournament play in the mid atlantic area.  Our artificial turf facility boasts the best possible turf available, not just one but two turf fields.  With over 5 inches of base to insure that the facility drains properly, this turf facility offers viewing area on every boundary line with plenty of room for spectators.  Dimensions for the field will allow for a full size Xball tournament field or two indivividual EPL tournament fields to be played at the same time.  2016 Sup Air ball fields with current upgrade kits, 4500 psi air fills all the time and the best practice paint available at the lowest prices you will ever find are just a few of the characteristics that set us apart from any other paintball field. 


 

CSP is a field paint only facility.  We only shoot RPS paintballs and our ball of choice is Marbalizer. 


Tournament paintball is recommended for the more serious player and requires lots of practice and dedication.  Chesapeake Sports Park supports local tournament series like the EPL because of their dedication and guidance to the local paintball player.  The level of experience that participates at Chesapeake Sports Park is more than enough to prepare the average player for what is in store when they play tournament leagues like the EPL paintball series.    We also support various teams that travel to participate in local CFOA events and national PSP events.

  Tips for the wanna-be tournament player:

    

 

Chesapeake Paintball is proud to be the host of the Eastern Paintball League's Southern Conference events for the 2016 tournament season.   Be sure to come check us out on the dates they are in town.  Admission is free to spectate, and who knows, you might find a new hobby.

 

     Chesapeake Sports Park is the paintball mecca for tournament play in the mid atlantic area.  Our artificial turf facility boasts the best possible turf available, not just one but two turf fields.  With over 5 inches of base to insure that the facility drains properly, this turf facility offers viewing area on every boundary line with plenty of room for spectators.  Dimensions for the field will allow for a full size Xball tournament field or two indivividual EPL tournament fields to be played at the same time.  2016 Sup Air ball fields with current upgrade kits, 4500 psi air fills all the time and the best practice paint available at the lowest prices you will ever find are just a few of the characteristics that set us apart from any other paintball field. 


 

CSP is a field paint only facility.  We only shoot RPS paintballs and our ball of choice is Marbalizer. 


Tournament paintball is recommended for the more serious player and requires lots of practice and dedication.  Chesapeake Sports Park supports local tournament series like the EPL because of their dedication and guidance to the local paintball player.  The level of experience that participates at Chesapeake Sports Park is more than enough to prepare the average player for what is in store when they play tournament leagues like the EPL paintball series.    We also support various teams that travel to participate in local CFOA events and national PSP events.

  Tips for the wanna-be tournament player:

Find the marker that is going to fit your style of play

  • If you want to play speed-ball tournaments make sure your marker (gun) has the required tournament modes of fire, is easy to maintain and that you are comfortable with it.
  • If you are more interested in recreational play than tournament play then investing in a more entry level setup may be a better idea, but later on, you may want to upgrade your marker or purchase a better one.
  • In the Paintball industry, new and better products are released every year and the sport is ever-changing.
  • Many products that are two years old are now considered outdated, but are still capable equipment none the less.
  • vist our proshop or ask one of the experienced Splatbrothers sales staff which type of gun would be best for your style of play.

When purchasing new equipment it's always best to head to your local pro-shop.

  • The CSP sales staff can help you get a good feel for what type of equipment you'd like to purchase.

Buying from a local shop offers many benefits over buying online, such as:

  • CSP offers full warranty coverage which can make any repairs much more simple
  • We love to give package offerings, we will help build your gun they way you like and offer a significant savings over suggested retail pricing 
  • Support the paintball community in your area, lets face it if you buy off the internet you are not supporting local paintball and if we don't support local shops the sport could die.

If the local shop doesn't carry the brand of marker or other equipment you wish to purchase talk with players at your local field.

  • Many are very willing to let you test out their equipment and give you advice on future purchases.
  • CSP sometimes has tournament markers on site for trial use for those not sure of what gun to purchase.

When you first start playing don't be upset if you aren't asked to join a team

  • Stay consistent and show good sportsmanship, teams are always looking for players that are fun to play with

Practice

  • Practice, Practice and did I mention practice?

Somethings to Practice On

  • Snap shooting: Snap shooting is where in a second you pop out of the bunker, fire a single shot or small burst of shots and checking back into your bunker.
  • Playing tight:  Playing tight will make it more difficult for your opponent to eliminate you.
  • Running and gunning:  Practice keeping your shots on target as you run. The ability to eliminate people while you move to another bunker is an advantage over the other team.
  • There are many other aspects of the game that will just come over time with experience. Field awareness, adapting to the field, timing, teamwork, and communication all come with just playing on the field. When practicing, do not just focus on playing other teams. Drilling is very important.
  • Conditioning. You should be fit to play paintball. Speed and endurance can give you an edge over the next guy. You can use a boxing guide for workouts and dieting. Eating right and exercising on a daily basis are essential parts of paintball.
  • Network. Playing at local fields and being social with the other players is key. Get to know the local teams and field owners as well as the regular players and any sponsored teams those fields have.
  • Show your skills. Playing with or against your local teams will increase your visibility. The better you play with these teams the more likely other teams will be interested in playing with you.
  • Find a team to join or make your own. If you made a good enough impression, some teams may invite you to join or offer you a tryout. There are usually many local teams that give tryouts. But if you are fairly new to the sport and have not participated in any tournaments, it is not a good idea to start a team. Starting and maintaining a team is hard work. Come on out and play as a walk-on. Do not worry about joining or starting a team off the bat. Once you are a good player, things will fall into place (teams and sponsorships).
  • Be sure that you know how to communicate with your team, come up with code words for bunkers, people and problems before games.
  • Make sure that the division and league you are in fits your style and experience.
  • Make yourself invaluable to your team. Harnessing a sponsor is the best way. If a family member or friend owns a shop or business, a sponsorship would make you a god to your teammates. Because of the high cost of tournament paintball, sponsors are a must. Word of caution, there are not many sponsors outside the paintball industry that will give you a sponsorship. Even if you get a paintball company to sponsor your team, they mostly give discounts on their products unless you are a highly ranked divisional team. Most teams do not get any financial sponsorships and national tournaments are very costly (plane tickets, hotel rooms, entry fee, paint).

 

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