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2013 NPPL Season Schedule Officially Released: Tampa Bay & Denver Added

2013 NPPL schedule of events

2013 NPPL Season Schedule Officially Released: Tampa Bay & Denver Added

2013 NPPL schedule of events[Update: 6:00 PM ET, 1/1/2013]: The NPPL has officially re-released the event dates. The NPPL tournament dates that we mentioned “leaked” yesterday, are in fact the correct dates for the 2013 season. The only schedule change was the Denver Open, being moved to August 16th – 18th.

In addition to these “Major” event dates, NPPL has released “Minor” event dates for regional/divisional teams to play. All details are available on our website.

A special thanks to everyone that continues to support Social Paintball throughout the 2013 season, you guys are awesome.

Posted on the NPPL’s website is the following message:

[quote]The NPPL is excited to announce dates and Premier Venues for 2013. Paintball is a lifestyle and we intend to make Paintball Life the best it can be.

In addition to the Four Major Paintball World Series Events the NPPL will be hosting 4 Minor events where Divisional teams will compete and earn NPPL World Series Points at a regional level. These points will count towards the over all NPPL World Paintball Series Title.

The NPPL will be hosting live music at each major event this year along with incredible player parties and other extreme activities. Bigger Prize packages will be offered this year along with a set prize purse for Divisional levels. Entry fees, prize packages and registration will be announced January 25th 2013. [/quote]

Official Event Dates:

4 Major World Series Events
Huntington Beach – April 12, 13 and 14 – HB Pier Plaza

Tampa Bay – June 7, 8, 9 – Raymond James Stadium

Denver – August 16, 17, 18 – Dicks Sporting Goods Park

Las Vegas – October 4, 5 and 6 – Las Vegas Convention Center

4 Minor World Series Events Dates and Venues
Hawaii – Feb 23 24 – Hawaii Extreme Paintball

Chicago – May 11,12 – Paintball Explosion

Vancouver – July 20, 21 – Venue To Be Announced

Wash DC – September 14, 15 – Pev’s Paintball Park

[Update: 6:20 PM ET] As per Frank Connell, Vice President of the NPPL, Social Paintball has been banned from NPPL events. It is unfortunate that we will not be able to provide news and information about the league to the fans and viewers. We will still try to provide updates about the league throughout the year, as we can. The dates provided below are incorrect, as soon as they are released by the NPPL, we will update the page. We repeat, the dates are incorrect (they were incorrectly posted on the NPPL website and Facebook page by the NPPL).

[Update: 5:50 PM ET]Frank Connell has posted on our Facebook stating, “Please delete this the dates are worng.” It appears that the reason for the NPPL abruptly removing the dates/photos from their website and Facebook page is that they were prematurely and incorrectly posted. We have asked Mr. Connell to provide us with the correct dates. Stay tuned for more information.

The NPPL just posted their 2013 schedule on their Facebook page and website, but abruptly removed it. We were ninja-like enough to snag them.

The 2013 NPPL season schedule is in folks!

As you can see, the NPPL has decided not to host an event in Chicago, IL this year, unfortunately. Chicago held one of the biggest turnouts for the NPPL series, making their decision not to host an event in the area quite baffling. Another thing you’ll notice is that they’ve decided to scrap the “DC Challenge”, which was held in Pevs Aldie, VA last season. In place of the two removed Chicago and DC events, are two new additions: The Tampa Bay Open and The Denver Open. We definitely love the idea of an event held in Tampa Bay and Denver, that’s for sure!

NPPL Huntington Beach 2013

2013 NPPL Denver Open

2013 NPPL Las Vegas World Champion Ships

Byron Woodfork

Born and raised in Chicago, IL. My life consists of a balance between college and paintball. When my head is not buried in overly expensive textbooks, I'm training to be the best competitive paintball player I can be.

  • J to the R-O-C
    January 11, 2013

    Lol, Frank really banned Social PB for releasing wrong dates? Lol you’re such a stroke frank. “Yea, lets ban one of the only media sites this sport has.” All for what? Cause they they released the wrong dates? Great idea, way to blow things out of proportion. That’s like saying “last year Canada was suppose to be an event, after HB (after the season already started) it was cancelled, so because Frank is part of the NPPL, we should just ban Avalanche from playing the events as well”

  • J to the R-O-C
    January 11, 2013

    That is not what this sport needs

  • Bob
    January 12, 2013

    What a Douche.

  • DGZ
    May 8, 2013

    I just called the Tampa Sports Authority yesterday afternoon (5/7/13)and spoke with an event coordinator . He said the Tampa Open at Raymond James Stadium had been cancelled. W.T.F!! OK, Question: will the Tampa Open be held somewhere else or even a later date?

  • Nate
    June 8, 2013

    Thanks DGZ! I told some friends about this event months ago and we were excited to attend later today and tomorrow! Thanks to your post I guess we won’t be attending. Thanks for saving us a trip! I couldn’t find any information anywhere about ticket prices, info, times, etc. I hope it’s going to be rescheduled.

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