SINGAPORE (Tuesday, 04 March 08) – Singapore’s first official paintball tournament, the Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) 2008 will be held in the island state’s largest and newest paintball arena, Red Dynasty Paintball Park on 30 March 2008.

This three-on-three tournament will be open for registration to all people residing in Singapore. “The aim of this tournament is to create paintball awareness in Singapore and to allow more people to take up this activity as a lifestyle sport” states Jane Koh, who is the President of the Paintball Association (Singapore) and the Singapore representative in the Paintball Asia League Series (PALS) which organized the World Cup Asia 2007. As the tournament director, she points out that paintball is not only an exhilarating sport to play; it is also one which is exciting to watch.

This tournament will create an opportunity for like-minded people to come together and pit their paintball skills against each other, thus increasing the community of paintball players in Singapore. The tournament has an expected turn out of twenty teams.

Ben Seow otherwise known as “King” within the paintball community is a member of the Singapore’s First Paintball Team, believes that this tournament will allow Singaporeans to experience playing paintball in a competition format which will help people to understand more about the sport. He believes that it will also allow the paintball standards in Singapore to improve and grow. With more than two hundred paintball teams in Malaysia, he hopes to see more paintball teams carrying the Singapore flag when participating in regional paintball tournaments.

The SPNS will be a three leg series which will be organized in the months of March, June and September (dates to be confirmed) in 2008. Teams can either choose to play in any leg or commit themselves to the entire series in which they will accumulate championship points for the Grand Champion award. Each team will comprise of five players roster with three first team players and two reserve players.

Being a novice tournament, this event will be evenly contested and provide a good platform for participants to understand and appreciate the sport better.

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