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Road to Aruba
Bentonville, AR - July 17, 2000

Fourteen teams from across the world will gather in Aruba on Friday, July 28, to compete in the 2000 Brass Eagle International "Road to Aruba" Paintball Series Championship.

Over the past five months, hundreds of teams from the United States, Europe and South America have played in amateur and novice only 'feeder tournaments' for a chance to compete in this first of its kind three-man international event.

The finalists consist of 10 regional tournament winners and four contingency teams.  They are:

Central Regional - Olathe, MO
Shadowmen - Kansas City, MO
Kurt Wilson - Captain, Kyle Miller, Newton Bunch, Jeff Mullins

Great Lakes Regional - Joliet, IL
Phantom Reign - Vernon Hill, IL
Eric Higman - Captain,  Kelvin Noble, Chad Proctor, Robert Marty Williams

Mountain Regional - Colorado Springs, CO
Sharp Shooters - Pueblo, CO
Mark Steves - Captain, Marshal Steves, Troy Malone, Paul Kurtchi

Northeast Regional - Mt. Kisco, NY
Ballbreakers - Sunnyside, NY
Andrew Lee - Captain, Daniel Guzman, Paul Basile, Brian Keshner

Northwest Regional - Monroe, WA
Bushwackers - Huntington Beach, CA
Ron Kilbourne - Captain, Todd Hugo, Rodney Roberts, John Marques

South Central Regional - Fort Worth, TX
Donkey Punchers - Fort Worth, TX
David Creamer - Captain, Ben Rushing, Jason Tedford, Kevin Adair

Southeast Regional - Marietta, GA
Shell Shock - Lakeland, TN
Eric Zorn - Captain, David Zorn, David Herman, Andrew Zorn

West Coast Regional - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Bounty Hunters - Long Beach, CA
Norris White - Captain, Scott Eric Blundell, Jimmy Lee Stasi

European Regional - Paris, France
OPM - Dusseldorf, Germany
Mark Weber - Captain, Mirko Kolzer, Christian Laux, Marco Wierschem

South American Regional - Island of Aruba, DWI
Announced July 22, 2000

Contingency Team Winners
Armageddon Bronze - Madera, CA
Arthur Delacruz - Captain, Brian Cole, Richard Gebhart, Erle Hogue

High Velocity - Bay Shore, NY
James H. Penn - Captain, Stanley R. Penn, Steven M. Matassa, Joseph J. Marques

Shadows - Manitowoc, WI
Paul Tittl - Captain, James Zeddies, Aaron Evans, Camilo Mediano

Sir Goony's - Chattanooga, TN
Geoffrey Lee - Captain, Dutch Magrath, Glenn Allen, Charles Dewayne Gass

The regional and contingency team winners will be flown to Aruba from Miami on Air Aruba Airlines and given three night's accomodations at the Holiday Inn Aruba Resort and Casino on Eagle Beach, where the paintball finals will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2000.

There will be over 100 games played throughout the day culminating in a playoff Saturday evening with one team taking home the coveted world championship trophy.  All of the teams will be given a host of Brass Eagle and Viewloader paintball products for use during and after the tournament.  An island tour and other festivities are planned around the tournament in conjunction with the Aruba Ministry of Tourism.

More than 75 people from the paintball industry, including nine paintball newspaper and magazine writers and editors, four professional players serving as tournament referees, Nikki, Brass Eagle's advertising spokesperson, and Ken Farris, owner of Drop Zone paintball field in Olathe, Missouri, will be attending the event.  All equipment and paintballs needed for the finals will be provided by Brass Eagle, Inc.

Co-sponsors of the International "Road to Aruba" Paintball Championship include the Island of Aruba, the Holiday Inn Aruba Casino and Resort, Hooters of Aruba and Benihana's of Aruba.

Brass Eagle, Inc. (NASDAQ: XTRM) is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a full line of paintball products.
 


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