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Monday, March 16, 2009

Johor to produce pro players in 2009?

Association hopes to produce professional paintball players

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Paintball Association hopes to produce professional paintball players to compete in one of the international leagues this year.

Association president Datuk Dr Abdul Kadir Mohd Salleh said since its members had performed well in national tournaments for the past three years, they were now aiming for greater heights.

“We were very weak in the first few years but gradually, we picked up from the experiences we gained by taking part in numerous competitions.

“Our players are lucky to have had the chance to play regularly with foreigners from Singapore and Philippines.

“This has helped them in improving their skills,” he said.

He added they were planning to send two teams, one above 18 and the other below 18 to compete in one of the leagues in US this year.

“We have not identified which of the players will be chosen,” he said during a press conference held in conjunction to the opening of the Dymanic Paintball Indoor Arena in Danga City Mall here recently.

Abdul Kadir said that the arena, measuring 55mX15m, gave paintball players another location to play the game.

“Players can now enjoy the game either rain or shine because this is the first indoor field in the state for such a sport,” he said.

He also said that a paintball competition would be held at the new arena on March 21 and 22.

The arena owner Mohd Amin Othman said scenarios provided include capturing the base, attacking the centre castle and search and rescue.

He said that the starter pack cost RM45 inclusive of facemask, markers and 100 paintballs.

“Training is also provided for beginners,” said Mohd Amin adding that four of his six sons were also active players of the sport.

Source: The Star Online

Note: What do they mean by "professional" players? Get paid by playing paintball like the pros in the US?


Anonymous said...

Heard that the teams are Iron Sea & Dmercy kids

Caranthir said...

Not getting my hopes to high just yet. Still a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

News has it that they will be playing in HB this year!! they already have made their Visa to go to USA!!

-MiRuL- said...

DYNAMIC Paintball is the one who take over Danga City Mall Speedball.. Not Dmercy Kids or Iron Sea!