The 2013 NCPA National Championships mark another spectacular event showcasing the nation’s top college and high school paintball teams. We’ve got the podium results and a PHOTO GALLERY by MIKE DEEP. Scroll on and take in all the action from the weekend. Hope everyone was able to see it live via our re-stream of the official PBA webcast. Until next year.. Cheers!
NCPA National Championships Podiums -
- Cal State Long Beach
- Kennesaw State
College RaceTo-2 (5-man)
- Wisconsin- Platteville
- Georgia Tech
- West Point
- NC State
High School RaceTo-2 (3-man)
- Deep Run HS
- Fenton High School
- The Lancers
- Bellarmine Vintage
Mike Deep Gallery -
The NCPA and Fox College Sports are hosting the National Collegiate Paintball Championships this weekend in Lakeland, Florida.
Planet Eclipse latest paintball video, Artifact: End of Days, zeros in on the importance of College Paintball. Watch as several College Paintball teams race against time and each other in a battle for the College Paintball Championship.
Planet Eclipse Artifact Season2, Episode 2 “End Of Days-the NCPA” Documentary Now Available for download
Planet Eclipse has released the next episode in the second season of Artifact, “End Of Days” featuring the NCPA college paintball scene. The 40-minute documentary chronicles 4 teams-UConn, Liberty University, Ohio, and Penn State as they compete in the 2011 NCPA College Paintball National Championships held in Lakeland, Florida in April, 2011.
The film is narrated by Matt Marshall, and features music by A Day To Remember, Grives, Coma Recovery, Set Your Goals, Grieves, Over It, and more. “End Of Days” is produced by Disconnected Media and directed by Dan Napoli.
The documentary is available for download in I-tunes and I-tunes mobile device from the Planet Eclipse Digital download store for $4.99.
For more information on College Paintball, be sure to visit NCPApaintball.com.
Empire Paintball, Empire Battle Tested, and JT Paintball have teamed up with paintball parks across the nation to promote this years High School Paintball Day on May 14, 2011. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to play free paintball! Be sure to sign up as many of your friends as possible to take advantage of this free paintball day. For every 5 high school friends you sign up you will be entered into a drawing to win one of several great paintball prizes from Empire & JT Paintball.
Here is the official paintball news alert;
Exclusive FREE Play for High School Students Nationwide at a field near you.
WIN Prizes for signing up your friends to play. For every 5 friends (or enemies) you sign up you’ll be entered into a nationwide drawing (through your field) to win one of the following:
WINNERS SELECTED – MAY 20, 2011
Three-1st Place Winners: Empire Mini Marker
Five-2nd Place Winners: Empire Halo Too Loader
Ten-3rd Place Winners: JT Proflex Goggle System
Registration begins April 15th thru May 11th, 2011 at these local participating fields.
To learn more about the event and to find a participating field near you, simply visit: http://www.empirepaintball.com/high-school-paintball-day/
ProPaintball photographer Mike Deep is back with his NCPA College Paintball Championship photo gallery. Enjoy the following photos of Saturday’s action.
Missed the event? Be sure to check ProPaintball’s NCPA 2011 Championship wrap up.
College Paintball: University of Tennessee Volunteers
Sunday brought closure to another successful (and hot) NCPA National Championship, and with it came a new set of victors. In all, 78 teams competed within three divisions, with this year marking the first inclusion of the high school finals along with the traditional A and AA collegiate series. The hype surrounding the event was high and the attendance reflected that. It’s apparent that with the growth of the league (this year marked the largest NCPA Championship in history) has come a new sense of competitive intensity, as teams realize the high level of prestige and exposure that the NCPA has been able to retain amongst a faltering industry. With three days of play concluded, results per division are as follows:
College Paintball: Cal State University- Long Beach 49ers
College XBall (Class A):
- University of Tennessee Volunteers
- Cal State University- Long Beach 49ers
- University of Connecticut Huskies
- Liberty University Flames
College RaceTo-2 (Class AA):
- U. at Buffalo Bulls Blue
- Western Michigan Broncos
- Southern Connecticut State Owls
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
High School RaceTo-2 (3-man)
- Grayslake North Knights
- The Lancers
- Hanover Indians
The NCPA continued their tradition of offering a “high profile” experience at the tournament, streaming real time matches for free over the internet and returning the Fox Sports broadcasting group for the 7th consecutive year to cover the finals match. An all-star cast of paintball celebrities including Matty Marshall, Oliver Lang and Chris Lasoya were on hand to assist in adding color and commentary to the broadcasts. According to the NCPA’s website, Fox’s event coverage will air nationally sometime during June on Fox College Sports and will eventually be available on Hulu.com as well. In the meantime, check out a sample of Mike Deep’s extensive photography collection from the event here.
ProPaintball photographer Mike Deep spent the weekend covering the action at the NCPA College Paintball Championships. We are proud to present his photos of Friday’s action. Stay tuned for more photos from Mike Deep‘s 2011 College Paintball Championship Gallery.
Be sure to check out Mike’s website at, MikeDeep.com. For information on his camera equipment, check his “about Mike Deep” page.
This weekend, the NCPA College Paintball Association is hosting the 2011 Collegiate Paintball Championships at Central Florida Paintball (CFP) in Lakeland, FL.
Watch the FREE LIVE webcast presented by Empire and DYE.
For those of you that have not ordered your event t-shirt, you can still do-so, and they will be shipped after the event.
For more information and further details, please visit http://ncpapaintball.org/nationals/
Best of luck to all the teams participating in this year’s event!
In preparation for this weekend’s NCPA Championship, pro paintball’s Baca Loco offers his insight into the frame work of a successful breakout. Any collegiate team making the trip to Central Florida Paintball could benefit greatly from his extensive analysis of shooting lanes and break strategies. Check out a quick teaser below and view the full article at View from the Deadbox.
A taste of what the article has to offer:
Beginning with the (orange) OTB lanes from Home it appears at first glance that lots of potentially effective options exist. On the D-wire they do not and it may be worse depending on the relative position(s) of the 40 Can & the Pin closest to the A given that the best OTB lane for denying the corner or the wire has only a narrow window between the Pin and the Can. The other wide lane controls the bump to the 40 SD. The interior lanes are less useful unless your opponent is consistently trying to camp in one of the (green) zones and contest the Home shooter or a mirror opponent.