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2018 World Champ U19's & U16's

During the last NXL Europe event for 2018, the European Paintball Federation hosted the U19 Paintball World Championship which allows countries to showcase their young and upcoming players competing against national teams from around the world.

 

This year saw 8 countries represented in the U19 Paintball World Championship: 

Great Britain
Italy
Russia
Norway
Sweden
France
Poland
South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Preliminary rounds on Thursday 27 September Norway showed extreme dominance on the field from early on with a 3-2, 4-0, 4-1 victory over Great Britain, South Africa and Sweden in their bracket.

South Africa, with mainly new U19 players this year, had a tough time against Sweden in their first preliminary round, but were able to pull off a 3-2 win, but then loosing against Norway. A tough final battle between South Africa and Great Britain broke out as this was a deciding game for both countries on who will be able to progress to the play-offs. In a nail-biting overtime match it was South Africa that claimed the 2-1 victory knocking Great Britain out of the opportunity to compete in the play-offs this year.

  

In the second bracket it was France that showed a strong dominance, as expected, with a 4-1, 4-0, 3-2 win over Poland, Italy and Russia.

Russia also played great paintball and took a 4-0 victory over Poland and another 4-1 victory over Italy. Any game between France and Russia is always worthwhile watching, and these two countries both showed just how much effort they put into their young players growing the future of paintball, it was however France that claimed the victory during the prelims with a 3-2 win over Russia.

  

During the Semi-Finals it was France taking on South Africa, but here France again showed their dominance with a 4-1 victory. The battle between Russia and Norway was a lot closer, but Russia was able to claim a 2-1 victory over Norway giving them the opportunity to redeem themselves against France in the finals.

During the finals competing for 3rd South Africa gave everything they got, but a stronger Norway dominated and was able to claim a 4-1 victory giving them a 3rd place position in this years U19 Paintball World Championship.

  

The final battle between France and Russia was fierce with tight points being played, but it was Russia that was able to turn the tables just in time and secure the gold for the Russian U19 team.

This also means that Russia claimed all the World Championship titles in the 5-man categories for 2018 including Veterans, Womens, Mens and U19’s.

 

A big thank you to all the countries that competed and that invest into the future of their players.

Thank you to the NXL Europe allowing the U19 Paintball World Championship event to take place in conjunction with their event, as well as to the NXL Media team for capturing the moments during the event.

A big thank you to all the sponsors of the various national teams supporting them to represent their country.

We are looking forward to see what our young players will bring to the sport moving forward.

 

Event`s participants (rosters):

 

 

 

 

UPBF U19 Paintball World Championship

The U19 division has now been added to the NXL Europe event on www.pbleagues.com

Federations that will be sending their national U19 teams to compete in the event are kindly requested to register their team under this division and update their rosters accordingly by Friday 21 September.

Please remember to send your U19 National Team Accreditation Form and player photos to Vika to finalize the various national social media posters.
Format: Race-to-4 / M500
Game Time: 10 minutes
Cost: FREE for EPBF Members / €1000 for non-members
Player Fees: €50 (NXL & UPBF) / €25 (UPBF U19 Only)
Pit Crew Fees: FREE (UPBF U19 Only) / €25 (NXL)

Open to national U19 teams as recognized by their countries national federation/association.

**We kindly request that all national teams that are competing in the UPBF U19 World Championship please assist in promoting the NXL Europe and UPBF by tagging them in your social media post to create further awareness and helping us to grow the sport globally.

Important U19 event information:
Thu 27 Sep 10:00 - UPBF U19 National Team registration starts at the NXL Europe registration tent
Thu 27 Sep 12:00 – UPBF U19 World Championship Opening Ceremony
Thu 27 Sep 13:00 – UPBF U19 Prelims
Friday 27 Sep +- 17:00 – UPBF U19 Semi and Finals
Saturday 28 Sep +- 12:00 – UPBF U19 World Championship Prize Giving

UPBF U19 Event Communication via Whatsapp Group – Team Managers of registered National U19 teams are requested to join our UPBF U19 World Champs Whatsapp group for up to date information that can be shared prior and during the event.

 

2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP U16

During the last NXL Europe event for 2018, the European Paintball Federation hosted also the U16 Paintball World Championship which allows countries to showcase their kids from 12 to 16 years old competing against national teams from around the world.

This year 5 countries were represented in the U16 Paintball World Championship: 

Russia
Latvia
Sweden
France
Poland

 

First the idea was to hold the event in 3man format, as it was last year in Chantilly during the Millennium event. But after speaking with the National Federations, we have changed the format to 5man as more competitive, due to the World Champion's title.

Despite that we still kept 50cal mechanical markers with electronic loaders with no pods on field, just loaders. It was done for the certain reason: to make the games more dynamis and more spectacular.

Also we were hoping to have the final game on PRO field with the online webcast coverage. Unfortunately for this year despite the race-to-2 format, the preliminary games took too long and there was no time to play the final game on PRO field. By having 4 preliminary games for every team, young players were taking every point seriously. For many of them it was the very first time on the international event. Many of them were travelling with their parents, who were supporting them from the spectator`s area all the time!

 

As for the first World Championship in 2018 category there were a lot of mistakes in the organisation and we have gained a lot of experience for the future. But the for one thing we are sure: we will continue with U16 Championship for sure!

A big thank you to all the countries that competed and that invest into the future of their players. A big thank you to all the sponsors of the various national teams supporting them to represent their country, especially Planet Eclipse and French Federation for markers providing.

Thank you to the NXL Europe allowing the U16 Paintball World Championship event to take place in conjunction with their event, as well as to the NXL Media team for capturing the moments during the event.

We are looking forward to see what our young players will bring to the sport moving forward.

Event`s participants (rosters):

 

 

U16 Championship Conditions

The 5-man U16 is also now available online at https://pbleagues.com/event/6069

Federations that will be sending any U16 teams to compete are kindly requested to register their team under this division and update their rosters accordingly by Friday 21 September.
Format: Race-to-2 .50cal mechanical markers / M500
Game Time: 3 min
Other info: 280fps / 8.5bps
Cost: FREE for EPBF Members / €300 for non-members
Player Fees: €50 (NXL & UPBF) / €25 (UPBF U16 Only)
Pit Crew Fees: FREE (UPBF U19 Only) / €25 (NXL)

Open to all interested U16 teams (age: Minimum 12 years and Maximum 16 years old)

Please note that equipment will be provided on the day for teams/players that require it.

Important U16 event information:

All games will take place on Sunday 30 September 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Chantilly, France

U16 Event Communication via Whatsapp Group – Team Managers of registered U16 teams are requested to join our U16 Event Whatsapp group for up to date information that can be shared prior and during the event.

 

REGISTRATION FORM (download PDF format) - please send it to vika(@)epbf.net to register a National team

PLAYERS ACCREDITATION FORM (download PDF format)

 

TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

Participants: Youth national teams only, consisting of players from that nationality, but from different club teams. 

Age limit for U19: 1999-2002.
Age limit for U16: 2002-2006.

Teams limit: 8 teams. If registered more then 8, the qualification system will be applied.
Format: Race to 4, M500.
Roster: 12 players (only 10 per game allowed).
Qualification system: Direct Elimination. 2 games Minimum. Teams which will lose their first game, will have to play a 2nd game for ranking purpose for 2017.

EVENT REGISTRATION FEE: 600 EUR for U19, 300 EUR for U16

PARENT CONSENT FORM DOWNLOAD (for players younger then 16 years old, PDF format).

NATIONAL JERSEYS

All the players of each National team should wear jerseys, designed in National colours. Jerseys of each National team`s player should be the same design.

 

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