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SAPC Inc – Sending Kiwis to Paintball World Cup Asia 2014

SAPC Inc Announce PALS World Cup Asia Prizes

The South Auckland Paintball Club is pleased to announce one of the coolest prizes ever for a local paintball league. This years winners of the 2014 SAPC Open Series win a FREE entry and accommodation for the November 2014 World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Thanks to the support of PALS the winning team for the Open League for 2014 will receive free entry into the division D2 of the PALS World Cup Asia, to represent New Zealand and the Auckland region at the premier paintball event in the Asia Pacific region. Not only that but your teams accommodation for the event will be covered by the wonderful guys at Asylum Paintball. To celebrate this the first layout for the year will be the World Cup Asia 2013 layout which will be available to train on between now and February 7.

WCA 2013 layout

World Cup Asia is the largest event in the region, attracting participants, sponsors, vendors and media from around the world competing from Pro level such as San Diego Dynasty, Edmonton Impact, Los Angeles Infamous and more all the way to Division 4.

South Auckland Paintball Club Inc would like to give a massive thank you to our sponsors and supporters PALS and Asylum Paintball, without their support we would not be able to offer such wonderful prizes.

The first event kicks off from February 8-9 at Asylum Paintball in Auckland, with more information available on the South Auckland Paintball Club Facebook event page. Teams are advised to register as early as possible on the APPA website to secure their entries.

Full prize information will be kept updated on the league homepage.

Arms Act 2012

Arms Amendment Act 2012 & What it Means for Paintball

Originally posted on the  Asylum Paintball website, used with permission. 

Its been just over a year since the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 became law, and the commencement date (i.e. the date where the law becomes practise) has finally passed.

In layman’s terms it means that some things will be easier, and some things will be harder with regards to the importation and possession of paintball markers in New Zealand.

The law confirms that a paintball marker is an air gun under the arms act which was previously a grey area, but the good news is it allows for the importation of Full Auto and Select Fire capable paintball markers, which were previously treated as illegal by both the NZ Police and Customs.

This means that we will be allowing the use of certain fire modes from now on, on a case by case basis depending on events.  Please check with management and referees with regards to this.  Tournament trainings will now allow markers to be used in PSP or Millennium Mode at a ROF Cap of 12.5 BPS as per Millennium/EPBF and PALS/APPBF Rulings.

We may allow other modes for club games or certain scenario events.

All markers will still be required to chronograph under 300FPS. 

There do however seem to be some restrictions particularly on the importation of MilSim and other paintball markers. We strongly recommend that paintball players get involved with their local clubs, as this gives them a legitimate reason to import and possess a marker.

Police exerpt

“Restricted airgun – (no firearms licence required other than by dealer)”

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“participates in an identifiable shooting discipline or sport at an incorporated sports club with rules encouraging safe and legal use of firearms/airguns and a range certified for the shooting activity and intends to use the restricted airgun in an event at that sports club, or”

So, you don’t need a licence for possession (apart from normal restrictions with airguns if 16-18) only for importation, and if you wish to import you must prove that you participate in the sport and are a member of a club.

Therefore there is a legal requirement to be a member of a paintball club if you wish to import. We suggest that anyone considering importing any paintball markers gets advice from their local club or pro shop.

Police Arms Amendment PR

For more information on the law change and its implications please refer to the New Zealand Police website.