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SANPA U19 – Paintball World Cup 2016 (Day 2)

 

Day 2 of the U19 Paintball World Cup saw the SANPA U19 team taking on Great Britain in the semi-finals in Chantilly, Paris with a massive amount of support from South Africa watching the live webcast as well as support via social media during the day.

The team looked strong and took the first point against Great Britain, but a very strong and determined Britain took the second point tying up the game.  Both teams played extremely well and games went to two points each with only 15 seconds left on the clock.  With no points scored in the final 15 seconds of regulation time, the team had to get ready for their sudden death over-time game.

South Africa had the lead and dominated on the field as we entered the last minute of the game.  Unfortunately our last player did not see the penalty on Great Britain and missed the opportunity  to touch the buzzer before the time ran out.

Due to the tied game and looking at the current regulations/rules which states that in case of a tie-breaker after overtime a winner is decided according to their seeded position at the start of the tournament.  With Great Britain being seeded higher than South Africa it unfortunately meant we lost the round and will have to play Norway for 3rd.  This was a huge setback for the team after being undefeated in the prelims yesterday against Germany, France and Russia.  This was also the first time in the event history that a game ended in a tie game after overtime, and after what happened today they will definitely go back to discuss how this rule must be changed for future events to make sure it is more fair towards the teams competing.

With this major setback hanging over the team and their heads not in the game it was Norway who dominated the field and won 4:0 against SA during the finals placing us 4th overall in the U19 Paintball World Cup for 2016.

The event taught the players many valuable lessons that they will definitely never forget, and Coach Eugene Jansen van Rensburg did an absolutely superb job in leading the team and we are looking forward to seeing more from our SANPA U19 team at the next U19 Paintball World Cup.

This was the first time we send a U19 team to compete in the Paintball World Cup and we are extremely happy with what we achieved.

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SANPA U19 team dominate U19 Paintball World Cup

A good day was had by the SANPA (South African National Paintball Association) U19 team today in Chantilly, France.

South Africa romped home by winning all 3 their prelim games.

SA demolished Germany 4:2, went on to convincingly beat France 2:1, and then slaughtered Russia 4:0.

The team will thus be playing in the semi-finals tomorrow against Great Britain, and then, depending on the results of the other countries, either France or Norway in the finals.

SANPA, doing South Africa proud!

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U19 Paintbll World Cup Paris

Team players are:

  • Adam Stevenson (captain) – Western Cape
  • John-Henri Jansen van Rensburg – Gauteng
  • Daryn Steytler – Western Cape
  • Ross Cuyler – Western Cape
  • Jason Joffin – Western Cape
  • Duncan Perold – Gauteng
  • Tristan vd Merwe – Gauteng
  • Matthew van Blerk – Gauteng
  • Dean Strydom – Eastern Cape
  • Eugene Jansen van Rensburg – Coach
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    SANPA U19 National Paintball team

Play-offs will be streamed on www.gosports.com on 17 Sep from 4pm

SANPA U19 National Representative Team

In 3 weeks time the SANPA U19 national representative team will be landing in Paris, France to compete at the U19 Paintball World Cup that will take place in conjunction with the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris from 16-18 September 2016.

Our U19 squad has been putting in a lot of time preparing for the event and we are excited to see them perform at a international event.  We wishing them all the best and we know they will make us proud.

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If you would like to support the team financially to assist with the various expenses please make your contribution to:

SANPA U19
Capitec 470010
Acc no: 1276068652

Ref: WCU19

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SANPA U19 National Team

This year will see the FIRST SANPA national U19 representative team competing in the U19 Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 16-18 September in Chantilly, Paris, France.
During 2013 we send the first ever SA national representative men’s team to compete in the Paintball World Cup at the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris where we took a 13th place out of around 24 countries competing. Last year the men’s team cooked up a storm and turned heads internationally with a well deserved 4th place in the Paintball World Cup that took place at the World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia.  This year we will send our U19 squad to showcase our young and upcoming talent from South Africa.
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces, and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players the following players currently confirmed that they will be part of the national U19 team for 2016.

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SANPA national mens representative team 2016

This year will see the SANPA national mens representative team competing in the Mens Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 1-3 July in London, Europe.
During 2013 we send the first ever SA national representative team to compete in the Paintball World Cup at the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris where we took a 13th place out of around 24 countries competing. Last year the team cooked up a storm and turned heads internationally with a well deserved 4th place in the Paintball World Cup that took place at the World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia.  This year will we no different as we go back for the gold.
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players we would like to congratulate the following 12 players for being selected as part of the representative national mens team for 2016.

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SANPA National Representative U19 team

This year will see the first SANPA U19 national representative team competing in the U19 Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 16-18 September in Chantilly, Paris.
 
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players we would like to congratulate the following 12 players for being selected as part of the representative national U19 team for 2016.
 
Congratulations to:

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SANPA Provincial Cup 20 March 2016

It was an exciting day of speedball taking place at the Cape Argus Sportshow on 20 March 2016 where the first ever SANPA Provincial Cup was held with teams from Gauteng, the Western Cape, Eastern Cape as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

We saw our new and upcoming young players from Gauteng and the Western Cape U19 teams taking to the field first after which the Gauteng and Western Cape mens teams took the field.  We saw extremely fast paced games, with lots of action and entertainment for spectators to watch throughout the day.

Teams that competed at the first provincial cup:

  • Gauteng Golden Knights Mens / U19
  • Western Cape Mens / U19
  • Eastern Cape Mens
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Mambas Mens

Players competed in a 10 minute game where they had to score as many points as possible by eliminating players from opposing team and hitting the buzzer and the opposing teams start station.  A team that had a 4 point lead would automatically win even if there was still  time left on the clock. Continue reading

Provincial Cup 2016

SANPA is excited to announce that in conjunction with the SARPL (South African Regional Paintball League) and the African Paintball Federation – AFPBF we will host our first Provincial Cup event from 2016.

There will be 4 categories in line with the Paintball World Cup
U19, Mens, Womens and Veterans (40+). Continue reading

SA representative team at Paintball World Cup 2015

Our SANPA SA representative paintball team competed at the Paintball World Cup Asia 2015 in both the Nations Cup as well as Division 1.

They arrived at the island of Langkawi in Malaysia on Tuesday 27 October and will be returning to South Africa on Tuesday 3 November.

The Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday 29 Oct with dignitaries from Malaysia and the various paintball federations attending – http://livestream.com/accounts/15088452/OPENINGCEREMONY Continue reading