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WPF Announces 
Skyball 2001 Format

The World Paintball Federation announced, today, the format, layout, and classifications for the ZAP Skyball 2001 tournament scheduled for March 9 and 10, 2001 in the Skydome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presented by ZAP Paintball, ZAP Skyball is the largest, international, indoor tournament in paintball, with over 180 teams expected to participate.

Contracted by ZAP Paintball to promote and produce ZAP Skyball 2001,
the WPF is introducing sweeping improvements in officiating, game scheduling,
bracketing, and rules for next year. WPF-trained referees will be working in
coordination with WPF ultimate referees, Bill Bryant and Bill Cookston, to
provide the superb judging for which WPF tournaments are known. Teams
will compete in 3 classes, based upon tournament experience: Rookie for
teams in their first season, Novice for teams in their second season; and,
finally, Amateur for teams in their third season or more of tournament play,
but that have never played as Pros. Guaranteed a minimum of 8 games, teams
will play in 2 time sessions on 5 netted, Sup' Air Ball courts, each staffed
with a minimum of 6 WPF-trained referees. Designed and erected by Focus,
International and the WPF, each court will be a carpeted maze of inflatable
barriers measuring approximately 80 feet x 140 feet.

For 2001, ZAP Skyball will also feature 3 team staging areas with
chronograph/ test ranges for each, manufacturer's  "technical assistance
booths," as well as a Fast Fire competition booth, all located on the floor
with the teams. Once again, Wasaga Beach Paintball will provide full air
services for every team entered.

Skyball 2001, a World Paintball Federation production, is a part of the
WPF/ZAP Tour 2001, a circuit of 13 tournaments located throughout North
America in which teams earn points toward a season-end circuit championship,
called the 2001 Ace Awards. The World Ace title is awarded, annually, to the
amateur 5-player team that earns the most points on the WPF/ZAP Tour 2001, while the Nov Ace title is awarded to the rookie or novice team with
the most circuit points.

For more information about ZAP Skyball 2001, contact the WPF at
615.383.6533, or go online to

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