What a weekend.
First and foremost...the thank you's;
Thanks to Spec Ops for the opportunity.... SPPL is still as addictive as crack.
Thank you Jayson N...... all your work this year is appreciated & I really enjoyed the new format.
Thanks to Curtis, Brian and all the local refs.... this was probably the best ref job I've seen in all the events I've attended. The whole event ran pretty much on schedule, and when there were delays, the players didn't suffer.... the staff/refs made up the delays out of their own breaks, meals, etc. in order to get things back on schedule.
Thanks to all the great teams that attended. The people I get the opportunity to meet at the SPPL events are still the biggest draw for me.
Thanks to the Great Lakes Rangers for giving me the opportunity to come up and play with you. You guys never fail to amaze me with your devotion to sportsmanship, and your willingness to help out other teams with whatever they need, whenever they need it. You guys are the poster child for "what's right with paintball players".
Thank you to all the "pro's" who attended & took the time to talk to folks, take questions & generally just be approachable .... I saw a lot of players get a lot of quality time with some of the giants of the sport.
Special thanks to all of Smart Corps, Cruel and Forest Demons for giving GLR the opportunity to lend a hand in your deadboxes.... it was like having a front row seat to "The Greatest Show On Earth", SPPL Edition.
The Canukistani's .... you guys are still the friendliest bunch of folks in the SPPL & hopefully next year the Canadian dollar will be strong enough for you to come to the Southeast Qualifier
Thank you to the players who attended. The whole weekend was really neat to be a part of & I'm not sure what my favorite was, but here are a couple of the things that stuck in my head;
-Greatest quote .... "The trees down here are much harder than the trees in Canada"...first words out of the mouth of the poor guy who ran into a tree during the match.
-Greatest Visual ... seeing a pack of players in camo with Tippmans strapped on, standing around two players in bright jerseys and spaceguns, taking pointers on how to play a bunker and cover a lane. Twenty feet away, there was a pack of bright jerseys standing around a guy in full camo who was showing them how to use a LAW effectively.....and all was right in the world.
I'm sure more will come back to me once I get home & get a real nights sleep.
This post has been edited by Acara: 15 October 2007 - 05:45 PM