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Monday, October 24, 2011

Zombies vs Humans Scenario Game

Tippinators produce the first zombie scenario game in NS
Tippinators produce the first zombie scenario game in NS. Due to the weather the date has been changed.

See you at the field and watch out for 'walkers'

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2nd Annual Tippinators Charity Golf Tournament

2nd Annual Tippinators Golf Tournament for Canadian Cancer Society
The Tippinators have never been considered a typical paintball team. Unlike other teams the Tipps feel that whenever possible it is important to give back to the community outside paintball. It was with that community spirit in mind that Tippinators put down their markers in favour of clubs to raise money for charity.

2nd Annual Tippinators Charity Golf Tournament was played Saturday October 15, 2011. Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia once again played host to the charity event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Experiment Begins Woodsball Event

Tippinators fight zombies at Mersey Road Paintball

October 30th
Mersey Road Paintball
Registration opens at 9:00
First Experiment begins at 10:30.
Field fee: $10, air included, co2 extra
paint: $20/bag

The Experiment

Initial zombie force 10% of total players
When a human is bitten(shot) the body is sent to the morgue and immediately reanimates as a zombie.
When a zombie is killed he goes to the graveyard where he must wait for nightfall to rise again (respawn every 10 mins)
total game time 90 mins



The helicopter is your only source of salvation now, but that piece of junk hasn’t flown in years, the engine needs a tune up and even if you got that working you would still need to salvage 3 fuel cells to get her airborne. But that isn’t even the biggest problem, even if you fix the engine that’s broken, and find enough fuel that was hard to come by even before the apocalypse you still would be flying blind without a nav computer.
Your scouts are due back in 10 minutes, with them they will have intel on the location of all the items you require, the mindless brain gobblers wont have a clue what you are trying to accomplish.
To escape certain death you must find all 5 of these components and get them to the helicopter.


BRAINS.... need i say more?
Okay i will say a little more, the zombie infection will be ruled unstoppable when the human survivors have dwindled to %10 of their starting forces, at this time the fractured world government will nuke the site from orbit to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Predators Win ATWL Championship

The Tippmann X7 Phenom Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League (ATWL) playoffs and championship were played on Saturday October 1, 2011 at the official field of the league Mersey Road Paintball in East River Nova Scotia, Canada.

Players woke on October 1st to torrential rains and high winds generated by Hurricane Ophelia off the coast. After perfect weather during the first three events players needed an entirely different skill set to play in low visibility, when paint was much less accurate and water would get into everything.

2011 ATWL Championship Photos Posted

Photos from the exciting, albeit rain soaked, ATWL Playoffs and Championship have been posted to the league's Facebook page.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mersey Road Predators Win ATWL Regular Season

Congratulations to the Mersey Road Predators on winning the Tippmann X7 Phenom Tactical Woodsball League’s (ATWL) regular season. The Predators came out strong and won two key games at event 3 to clinch the regular season crown.

The best woodsball players in Atlantic Canada converged on Overkill Sportz in Mount Uniacke to play ATWL event 3 on September 17, 2011 after a two month hiatus. “It was nice to have July and August free for the family,” commented Predators Captain James Langlois, “but that just made my players even hungrier to get back on the field.”

Monday, September 5, 2011

Atlantic Division MXL Finale

Event four of the Atlantic Division of the CXBL Minor Extreme Paintball league was played September 4th, 2011 at Armymans Paintball in Truro, Nova Scotia. After a six week hiatus all players were eager to get on the field and play for the championship that was within the grasp of all teams.

More than any other season the MXL championship came down to the last event of the season. The standings in 2011 were so close that Tippinators entered event 4 with an outside chance of winning the league. The team’s three wins, two loses and one tie kept the team within striking distance of the undefeated Torbay Republic and Hammonds Plains Troopers. The knowledge that a combination of two Tippinator wins coupled with three Torbay loses would vault the team to the head of the pack made the team eager to get on the field and shoot some paint.

The first game of the day was the Tippinator against the Hammonds Plains Troopers. From the start the Tippinators fell back into their old habit of starting a game slow, spotting the Troopers a five point lead before coming to life. The revamped and much improved, Hammonds Plains team was too much for the Tipps who were not able to close the gap. The Troopers allowed the Tipps to score a few points near the end of the first half before running away with the game and a convincing 14-4 victory.

The Tippinators final game of the season was against their friends the North Port Warriors. The Tipps vs Warriors game a low scoring, back and forth battle, and was exactly what the team wanted for the final game of the season. The teams traded points, neither team able to take more than a one point lead, right down to the final five minutes. The Warriors scored two quick points and took a 9-6 win.

The Tippinators finished the 2011 Minor Extreme Paintball League season with a respectable 3-4-1 record. The team is extremely pleased with the finish in a highly competitive first ever Atlantic Division of the CXBL.

"It was gratifying to see the team not only play, but be competitive in the MXL." Said team Captain Bruce 'Charon' Johnston, "Being sanctioned by the CXBL has brought out the best players in the region and my guys were able to go toe to toe with all of them."

Buoyed by the success of the 2011 season, the Tippinators look forward to a bright future competing against the best teams in the Atlantic Division.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tippinators Take Undefeated Record Into MXL Event 2

Tippinators event 2 CXBL - MXL Xball
The Atlantic division of MXL’s event two is now in the books. The Tippinators went into Armymans Paintball in Truro Nova Scotia on Sunday June 26th putting their undefeated record on the line against two tough opponents.

Event two also marked the first time the entire revamped Tippinators xball team has been able to compete at the same time. Five of the xball squad missed event one due to attending the Living Legends IV scenario event in Chicago Illinois.

Friday, June 10, 2011

HCU Interview 68Caliber.com

Playing X-Ball in the Woods? YES!
originally posted on 68Caliber.com June 10,2011

  Bruce ‘Charon’ Johnston interviews Canadian X-Ball Team Halifax City United and their commitment to step back into the woods at the ATWL. (And don’t forget to check out the image gallery after the interview!)

Interview by Bruce Johnston

Halifax City United (HCU), one of the best xball teams in Canada, is heading back to their roots by playing in the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League (ATWL). Bruce ‘Charon’ Johnston from 68Caliber.com sat down with Gilbert Rossingol from HCU to find out why the CXBL is invading the ATWL.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2011 ATWL Season Underway

The Tippmann X7 Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League has been the premiere woodsball league in Eastern Canada since 2007. After four successful seasons the league was taken over by the Tippinators at the end of 2010, who immediately prepared for 2011.

"Our goal with the ATWL is to give players the most professional woodsball league in Canada." said Bruce 'Charon' Johnston, Tippinators Captain and ATWL Commissioner. "The Tippinators have taken over the league with the sole goal of moving the ATWL forward and improving the player's experience."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tippinators Undefeated in MXL

Tippinators Play CXBL - Canadian Xtreme Paintball League
2010 marked the final year of play for the Atlantic Xtreme Paintball League, AXBL, which was replaced in 2011 buy the expansion of the Canadian Xtreme Paintball League, CXBL. The CXBL expanded their footprint from Atlantic to Pacific by setting up the Atlantic Division of the Minor Xtreme Paintball League, the CXBL feeder league.

The Tippinators were proud to be selected to play the very first Atlantic Division MXL game against Kentville Storm in Kentville at Storm Warning Paintball Sunday May 22, 2011.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Living Legends IV

Tippinators play Living Legends IV at CPX in Chicago Tippinators mounted up for a 27 hour drive through 2 time zones to one of the biggest woodsball games in North America, Living Legends IV at CPX Paintball in Chicago Illinois. Living Legends IV was scheduled on the same weekend as MXL event 1 so the Tipps sent only a small crew of seven players.

On game day the Tippinators arrived three hours before game time on Saturday May 21, 2011 in order to view all exhibits and experience everything the CPX Paintball had to offer. The Living Legends Game was professionally organized. The team had a very quick check in, paint purchase, marker chrono, and team assignment.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tippinators Tour of Tippmann Factory

Tippinators Tour Tippmann Factory in Fort Wayne

Finishing a twenty seven hours drive the day before, the Tippinators woke on Friday May 20, 2011 excited to pile into the car and visit the home of the team’s name, Tippmann Sports in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Tippinators drove from Halifax to Chicago to play the Living Legends IV scenario game a day early to visit Tippmann. After twenty seven hours in a car, what was another four to get to Fort Wayne?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tippinators Tippmann Phenom-X Custom Mods

Video by Richard 'Krush' Robinson showing the Tippinators shooting their modified Tippmann X7 Phenom.

The Phenom was center fed by Mark 'Tinman' Miller. TechT double trigger installed. Bruce 'Charon' Johnston removed excess metal, sanded the marker smooth and added a custom carbon fiber paint job.

Music in the video is Armada Drive's Generation Why

Tipps Ready for LL and MXL

Tippinators Playing Living Legends and MXL In one week the Tippinators will send players to both Living Legends at CPX in Illonios and event one of the Minor Xtreme Paintball League season.

CPX Sports and Tippmann have teamed up with Scenario Paintball producer Kerry "Viper" Rosenberry to bring the paintball community the second installment of the immensely popular 24-hr Scenario Game honoring the "Living Legends" of paintball on May 29-31, 2009 at CPX Sports in Joliet, IL. CPX will have free camping available beginning Friday, May 29. CPX Sports is a 143-acre, $6.5M paintball park located in the Chicago suburb of Joliet, IL, and is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier facilities.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Black Friday Breaks Records

The unofficial opening event of the 2011 Atlantic Canadian paintball season, Black Friday, was held on Friday April 22 at Mersey Road Paintball in East River Nova Scotia.

Along with the Tippinators, individual players from throughout Atlantic Canada, plus established teams Anthraxx (current ATWL champions), Iron Legion, Mersey Road Predators, Nova Scotia Mercenaries, Halifax Mercenaries, North Port Warriors, Halifax City United and TACSat Paintball were also out for opening day

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 ATWL Sold Out

The Tippinators paintball team is pleased to announce that the 2011 Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League is SOLD OUT.

Halifax City United has confirmed they will take the final spot and play in the 2011 Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League. Halifax City United (HCU) is one of the best paintball teams in Canada, playing professional xball in the Eastern Conference of the Canadian Xtreme Paintball League.

The 2011 ATWL season will be the best in the history of the league. The best woodsball players, the best xball players, and the best scenarios players all in the same league, playing head to head. This season the ATWL will be a true 'paintball' league and the action will be intense. The perceived lines between the various styles of paintball will be blurred like never before.

"This is going to be absolutely outstanding, never before has this league seen so much talent competing in one season." said Ryan Cox of the 2010 ATWL Champion Anthraxx. Cox continued "If you're looking for intense woodsball, keep looking because these teams are going to make "intense" look mundane!"

Friday, March 18, 2011

CXBL Unveil Tippinators Atlantic Division MXL Jersey

We are happy to announce that the Tippinators have joined the MXL Atlantic, the newest division of the feeder league for the gold standard of paintball in Canada the CXBL.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What's With All the Markers

Do More Markers Make You a Better Player?
By Bruce 'Charon' Johnston

originally published in the March 2011 issue of Shooting Hot

Most players are as defensive of their marker choice, and style of play, as a mother bear protecting her cubs. Just log on to any on line forum and read about how this gun sucks, and that style of play blows and you will know what I mean. That is why when I show up at the field with a crate of markers I always get a few puzzled stares.

Rather than selling last year’s marker and buying the next, latest and greatest, I find a marker, or markers, I like and keep using them all. I use them all because I know that different types of markers require different styles of play for the marker to be effective.

When I go to the field I carry an old milk crate full of Tippmann markers. I have a SL68II, 98 Custom, A5 and Phenom. The milk create is actually the perfect size to carry all the disassembled markers, loaders, barrels and tanks. And since the milk crate is square and made of tough plastic transportation and storage is easy. Best of all you can usually get a crate for free if you ask at your local store.

I use the markers the same way every time. The Tippmann 98 Custom with electronic grip, center feed, on/off, macro, air through is used for xball and speedball scrimmages and practices. I don’t use the 98 in the woods because I don’t often have the need to shoot a lane in the middle of a forest.

I use each of the other three markers during a regular day of woodsball and I don’t normally shoot any more than a case of paint in the woods.

The Tippmann X7 Phenom is the first marker out of the crate for the day. With the Phenom I like to hang back and hammer away on full auto. Provide cover fire for the faster players to rush up and make the elimination. While playing back I get to asses how the field is playing and he skill level of the opposing side.

When I am down to one bag of paint (500 balls) I switch over to my Tippmann A5 with a mechanical trigger. With the A5 I tend to play in the middle of the field, ready to fill in up front or provide cover fire as needed. I find a mechanical marker is the best kind to use if you want to learn to play all parts of the field. My A5 grip is set up similar to my xball 98c so I can get in lots of snap shooting practice while in the woods.

I know what you are thinking. Why not just switch the Phenom to semi? I like using the mechanical A5 because I have to use my head more while playing. With a mech marker I won’t be tempted to switch over to full auto, and start dumping loads of paint to force my way out of a jam like I could do with the Phenom. When shooting a mechanical marker, or pump marker, you are forced to use your head when you get in a fight, rather than relying only on volume of fire.

When I have only one pod of paint left (180 balls) I break out ‘old faithful’ my Tippmann SL-68II pump marker. With a pump marker you have to learn to take selective shots, move effectively, make yourself a small target, keep your head on a swivel, and trust the players supporting you. With a pump you must have heightened situational awareness because the opposition could pop out anywhere. Using a pump forces you to make short moves or crawl to remain unseen.

The three main reasons to use multiple markers: 1. I am forced to learn other styles of play, which takes me out of my comfort zone and makes me a better player
2. I can play five to ten more games each day by switching to the semi auto A5 and the SL68II. The last bag will last one or two games using the full auto Phenom
3. Now that I have taught myself to make eliminations by sneaking and peaking with a pump marker, I know I will be able to wreak considerable havoc sneaking and peeking with my Phenom.

Will having more than one marker make you a better paintballer? – Absolutely. More markers will make you a better player, only if there are differences in the markers that force you to change your style of play and grow as a player.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tippinators Unveil New Atlantic Conference MXL Logo and Name Change

Tippinators unveiled the official logo for the 2011 CXBL's Atlantic Conference MXL Division. The new logo is based on the Tippmann Effect logo and contains the teams trademarked . The team was unable to have the their premier sponsor - Tippmann - added to the league supplied jersey so the Tippinators logo was redesigned using the Tippmann font.

After the AXBL switch to the MXL the team learned they had to change the name, as only one team in the CXBL's system can have the name Halifax. The 2011 the xball team will be called the Mersey Road Tippinators. Players this season are coming from across Nova Scotia so the most appropriate place name is that of the teams home field, Mersey Road Paintball.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tippinators Join the CXBL

Official Press Release
Montreal - Quebec - Canada

For Immediate Release: February 18,2011

The Xtreme Paintball League and the Atlantic Xtreme Paintball League are pleased to announce their newly strengthened union. The Canadian AXBL and the AX4 divisions will now be joining the ranks of the CXBL as the Atlantic conference; these divisions will be converted into both an MXL division and CX4 division respectively.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tippmann Adds Name to ATWL

ATWL is excited to announce that Tippmann Sports, maker of the X7 Phenom and the world's leader in high-performance paintball products. At Tippmann, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality, durable paintball markers and accessories at an affordable price, has partnered with the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League.

Details of the agreement have not been released, other than Tippmann Sports has become the premier sponsor of the ATWL. As part of the agreement the league is now known as The Tippmann X7 Phenom - Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League, or X7 - ATWL for short.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tippmann-Sponsored Teams to Utilize NXe Gear and Apparel

Tippinators to wear NXe Gear for 2011
from Tippmann Sports

Following the recent acquisition of NXe Paintball, Tippmann is planning to outfit select paintball teams with a variety of NXe-branded gear and apparel. This move is part of the company’s commitment to maintaining existing relationships with leading paintball teams, while also forming new team partnerships as its product offering continues to expand.

Over the years, Tippmann has been fortunate to be involved with many teams that have provided extremely valuable product feedback and have also served as a great research and development resource.

The Tippinators, based out of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Hellions out of Chicago, and Bad Karma out of Utah, are just a few of the many teams that will soon be utilizing both Tippmann and NXe brands. Watch for more news soon as Tippmann begins to integrate the NXe Paintball line into its existing offering so even more dealers and players can have access to this great line of products.

Tippmann is always on the lookout for teams at all levels to represent the company who are as passionate about the sport of paintball as they are. However, due to the volume of requests the company receives, it has established criteria that must be met for a team to be considered. Teams interested in pursuing a Tippmann sponsorship are encouraged to visit the following link for additional details: http://www.tippmann.com/usa/teamevents/sponsorship.aspx.