The much-anticipated Paintball World Cup Men’s for 2017 is taking place from 30 Jun – 2 Jul in London-Gatwick, UK at the South of England Event Centre just outside Gatwick. The event co-insides with the Millennium Series Campaign Cup.
Our national representative men’s team will be departing from Cape Town and Johannesburg on 28 June and will return on Tuesday 4 July.
Earlier this year we hosted our SANPA Provincial Try-outs. At the try-outs the various provincial selection committees put together the best provincial teams from those attending. After our provincial cup that took place in March this year the selection-committee then puts together our national squad from the various provincial players that would represent us at the Paintball World Cup.
The men’s team for 2017 is:
- Johan Smit (GP) (Captain)
- Ricardo Ribeiro (GP)
- Robert Walmsley (EC)
- Darryn Peplar (GP)
- Ashley Bolton (GP)
- Jason Blignaut (EC)
- Daniel Zinner (WC)
- Gerard Basson (GP) (Team Manager)
- Bruce Maxwell (Coach)
An estimated 23 countries will be represented in this year’s World Cup and after a solid performance from our U19 team last year in their division we are expecting some exciting games from our men’s team as well this year. The competition will be fierce, but we are ready to take on the world. Looking at previous years the strongest competitors will be USA, Russia, France and Great Britain.
Current Teams Competing in the Paintball World Cup Mens: https://www.pbresultsonline.com/event/636/rankings
All the games on the main field at the event is broadcasted live via the FaceFull Paintball Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/FacefullPaintball/
Photo credit: Edward Grant Ruven / YTT Photography