It is T minus 9. Close of tourney registration (plus one) for Phoenix Open. Why the plus one? There is a hard close and a soft close. (But don't rely on a soft close just because I suggest there is one. There may not be one for you.) As of 12:20 PM EST there are 92 teams paid (including 6 pro teams) and 154 teams registered. Up from yesterday even with the inclusion of the pro teams. Last year's Phoenix event totaled 123.
Of the remaining 6 spots in the Pro Division word is there are 7 pro teams looking to fill a spot. Rumor is at least 2 of the 7 are seriously feeling the crunch and may struggle to make the commitment.
After yesterday's almost post about the UWL Tom Cole kindly dropped VFTD a note saying they are looking at the prospect of running real 10-man woodsball tournaments. It will be intriguing to see what level of showing-up-and-paying-your-money interest is really out there. Who knows, I might have to start digging around in the closet for the old tiger stripe camos. As long as there's a too old for this but too stupid to know better division.
The USPL has confirmed uncapped semi-auto as the standard for ROF (with no word yet on penalties for illegal guns or any method of determining illegal guns.)
In the mad rush to blame Walker for the NPPL's failure I wonder if anybody, but more specifically, the new owners of the USPL, made any attempt to analyse why the NPPL went bankrupt. And, why, before that, Pure Promotions sold out when the selling was good. Are any of those folks operating under the misapprehension the NPPL was ever a going, self-sustaining concern? That might have been a good place to start.
And for the more astute, if you are wondering if I'm implying anything about the fate of the NPPL and their laughable gun "rules," I'm not. (I have a different theory for that.) But I do wonder if it played a part.