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Texas Avalanche wins!
|The first Florida State 5 man Championship tournament was
held on September 12th, 1999.
The tournament produced by Jacksonville Warriors' Paul Bollenbach and
Bullseye Paintball's Jim Durante was held at Paintball Park, in Ft. Meyers,
Florida. Paintball Park is owned by Todd Adamson of the professional
paintball team Aftershock. The events major sponsors were Diablo
Direct, and National Paintball Supply. Additional sponsors included
Benchmark, Pro Team Products, Airgun Designs, Warped Sports, Extreme Rage
and Smart Parts. Diablo's refrigerated semi-trailer kept both the
Diablo and Zap paint sold at the field cool in the hot Florida weather.
Despite the fact that Hurricane Floyd was bearing down on the state, the
air was hot and humid, so paint storage was critical. Paint
A refreshing surprise for a South Florida tournament, this event
The prize package put together by the sponsors was quite impressive.
It included 10 Powerfeed Automags, 5 Shockers, 5 f/x Autocockers, 5 MaxFlow
air systems, 5 Scott gear bags, 10 JT Spectra goggle systems, 5 Benchmark
45 grip frames, 5 Benchmark HPA cradles, 5 Benchmark expansion chambers,
5 pairs of JT gloves, 15 cases of paint, 5 J&J Barrels, 10 ProTeam
player packs (t-shirt, and barrel cleaning supplies), 5 Warped Sportz jerseys,
and 5 Extreme Rage jerseys. All prizes were in groups of 5, and the
winning teams were allowed to choose their prizes from each category.
With this format the teams ended up with the gear that
The entire tournament was held on concept fields. Worries that
Late in the prelims a few teams got popped with surprise velocity
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