Mr. Curious has a number of files in the "in" box, still unresolved and untold. To avoid ongoing harassment he crossed the southern border of the U.S. and re-entered as an anonymous undocumented alien and hasn't been hassled in weeks. (He's learning Spanish watching Univision.) Life was good and then a rumor leaked that a change of venue for the PSP might be in the works. What compelled the late change of venue was an inability to come to agreeable terms for the use of the facility and land at Topgun. What precipitated that crisis was both a late effort to alter the terms the PSP believed had been agreed to and an ultimate inability to get a deal down on paper. Just how this state of affairs came about and who is responsible remains uncertain as the principles aren't discussing the details.
The story begins last year when the Topgun property hosted its first PSP New Jersey Open. The paintball park leases the property it uses and last year the property owner was on board with whatever the terms were for that first event. The only contention was the parking fee the host facility charged.
When the PSP announced a return to Jersey (and Topgun) it was with the understanding the basic arrangement would remain the same. There was no contract signed by either party--nor had there been one the first time. At Chicago [late June 2012] the league was informed that last year's terms were not acceptable. Efforts to negotiate followed.
Here's where it gets a little more complicated. In the preceeding year the property owner divorced and his ex took control of the property in the settlement. It some circles it is being claimed she demanded more money not having been part of the process the year before. It also seems that Topgun is run by two individuals one of whom has little interest in tournament paintball which may have created some friction regarding the PSP's use of the venue. Sometime toward the end of June it became clearer that the Topgun position wasn't a unified one and that a late renegotiation was on the table. As best Mr. Curious can piece the details together it appears that the PSP did not have any direct contact with the new landlord but through the agency of the operators fo Topgun as many as 4 separate offers may have been put forth. There are unconfirmed rumors that various deals included cash payments, quid pro quos like free entries and more debate about parking fees but neither side will confirm or deny the terms of the negotiation. Word is the last straw for the PSP was an inability to get any terms in writing and the only comment Mr. Curious received from a rep of Topgun was, "The property Top Gun sits on is not owned by Top Gun. The PSP and the landlord had some issues they could not come to terms on."
Without the cooperation of the principles it is impossible to know exactly what happened or why. Did a greedy landlord sabotage the deal? Did the partners fall out over the return of the PSP to Topgun? Was it something else? Or perhaps some mix of everything?