I'ma keep this short and sweet since it's getting late and we are starting early. Mutiny is a no show here at the NPPL's DC Open. As a consequence the pro brackets have 7 & 6 teams respectively. It changed the schedules slightly and altered the odds of making Sunday between the two brackets but it isn't a big deal. The venue looks good. The fields look great and the organization of the small vendor village is a model of efficiency. Unlike other recent NPPL events the pro schedule for Friday and Saturday runs in the morning. First matches are at 8 am.
Mr. Curious is cautiously creeping about in the shadows and whispered me some early teasers to get the weekend off to a good start. Dynasty is fielding a unusual roster here. Yosh is acting in a coaching capacity at least in part because he's got a hand immobilized in a protective wrap rumored to have been injured in a fight with Ollie after the MAO. While unclear rumor also has it there was another participant involved in the altercation and Ollie isn't in Virginia. And in a follow-up to the Social Paintball report that Mike Hinman has resigned as coach of Dynasty Mr. C says Mike's next stop will be with the Ironmen and that SK will continue as an assistant coach as his other duties at Dye demand more of his time.
Mr. C is also sniffing around the rumor that Richmond Italia may be interested in investing in the NPPL. Richmond is supposed to be on site tomorrow. Just what if anything an investment in the NPPL may amount to is unclear at this time.
More from Mr. C as he relays it to VFTD. And a report from the DC Open Day 1 tomorrow.