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For those interested in travelling far and wide in the name of paintball check out some of 2019's best events from around the globe.

If there are any big events we have missed drop us an email at info@bzpaintball.co.uk and we'll get them added. Please note the details of some events have yet to be released.

Interested in the UK only? Check out our paintball events calendar 2019.

MARCH

Bones & Ashes - USA - 08/03/2019 - 10/03/2019

Location: Black Ops Paintball, North Carolina

Website: https://cpxevents.com/bones-ashes/

NXL - Las Vegas -08/03/2019 - 10/03/2019

Websitehttps://www.nxlpaintball.com/us-events

NXL Europe - Barcelona Costa Brava - 29/03/2019 - 31/03/2019

Webiste: https://www.nxlpaintball.com/europe-events

APRIL

Dreaded Legends - USA - 12/04/2019 - 14/04/2019

Location: Black Ops Paintball, Myrtle Beach

Website: https://cpxtickets.com/collections/dreaded

CPPS Round 1 UK - 27/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

Location: Staffordshire

Website: http://okpb.co.uk/#/news

MAY

NXL - Forth Worth - 03/05/2019 - 06/05/2019

Websitehttps://www.nxlpaintball.com/us-events

North v South - UK - 03/05/2019 - 06/05/2019

Location: DIO Swynnerton, ST15 0QN, Staffs, UK.

Websitehttp://www.northvsouth.com/

Woodland Masters - UK - 18/05/2019 - 19/05/2019

Location: Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road, RH12 4SE, Faygate, West Sussex

Websitehttps://ukwmpaintball.com/2345563/

NXL Europe - Paris - 24/05/2019 - 26/05/2019

Webiste: https://www.nxlpaintball.com/europe-events

Living Legends - USA - 17/05/2019 - 19/05/2019

Location: Hell Survivors, Michigan

Website: http://cpxevents.com/living-legends-11/

Euro Big Game - Germany - 30/05/2019 - 02/06/2019

Location: Heerstr.1, 39517 Mahlwinkel

Website: www.eurobiggame.de/default.aspx#event

JUNE

CPPS Round 2 UK - 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019

Location: Staffordshire

Website: http://okpb.co.uk/#/news

Oklahoma D-Day 2019 - 10/06/2019 - 15/06/2019

Location: Wyandotte, Oklahoma

Website: http://ddaypark.com/oklahoma-d-day/

NXL - Philadelphia - 21/06/2019 - 23/06/2019

Websitehttps://www.nxlpaintball.com/us-event

JULY

Hawaiian Legend - Hawaii - 05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019

Location: Maui Paintball, Hawaii

Website: https://cpxevents.com/all-cpx-events/

CPPS Round 3 UK - 06/07/2019 - 07/07/2019

Location: Staffordshire

Website: http://okpb.co.uk/#/news

NXL Europe - Prague - 19/07/2019 - 21/07/2019

Webiste: https://www.nxlpaintball.com/europe-events

Invasion of Normandy - Philadelphia - 13/07/2019 - 14/07/2019

Location: 211 North Meckesville Rd, Albrightsville, PA 18210

Website: http://www.skirmish.com/plan-your-trip/paintball-event-calendar/

Paintfest UK - 27/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information see - http://www.npfbassettspole.com/paintfest/

AUGUST

CPPS Round 4 UK - 10/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

Location: Staffordshire

Website: http://okpb.co.uk/#/news

Mayhem Big Game - 23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019

Location: Mayhem Paintball, Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex RM4 1AA

For more information see - http://www.mayhem-paintball.co.uk/

SEPTEMBER

CPPS Round 5 UK - 21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

Location: Staffordshire

Website: http://okpb.co.uk/#/news

NXL Europe - Amsterdam - 27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Webiste: https://www.nxlpaintball.com/europe-events

NXL - Chicago- 13/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

Websitehttps://www.nxlpaintball.com/us-event

OCTOBER

Endless Legends - USA - 04/10/2019 - 06/10/2019

Location: OXCC, Maryland

Website: https://cpxevents.com/all-cpx-events/

NOVEMBER

NXL - Kissimee - 07/11/2019 - 10/11/2019

Websitehttps://www.nxlpaintball.com/us-event

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2019 is set to be an exciting and busy year here at BZ Paintball as we attend some of UK's busiest and most renowned paintball events.

Since 2003 we have always prided ourselves on being on the ground and supporting players when they need it the most, at events.

Whilst attending such events we offer the latest products via our trade stand, paint with our temperature regulated truck and tech support with the help of our certified technicians.

Listed below are the events we will be attending;

For a list of all Paintball Events countrywide check out our Paintball Events Calendar 2019

All CPPS Events

When:

Round 1: 27th-28th April - Tomahawk Championship

Round 2: 25th-26th May - HK Shield

Round 3: 6th-7th July - Valken Cup

Round 4: 10th-11th August - Eclipse Open

Round 5: 21st-22nd September - GI Cup

Where? Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

North V South - Big Game

When? 3rd-5th May 2019

Where? DIO Swynnerton, ST15 0QN, Staffs, UK.

For more information check out - http://www.northvsouth.com/

International Woodland Masters Paintball Series

When? 18th-19th May 2019

Location: Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road, RH12 4SE, Faygate, West Sussex

For more information check out - https://ukwmpaintball.com/2345563/

Ancaster Paintball Speed Weekend

When? 1st-2nd June 2019

Where? Woodlodge, Ancaster Nottingham NG32 3PY

For more information check out - http://www.ancasterkarting.co.uk/speedweekend/

Paintfest

When? 27th-28th July 2019

Where? NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information see - http://www.npfbassettspole.com/paintfest/

Mayhem Big Game Pacific 9

When? 23rd-25th August 2019

Where? Mayhem Paintball, Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex RM4 1AA

For more information see -  http://www.mayhem-paintball.co.uk/

For paint pre-orders check out https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/paintballs/big-game-preorder.

We hope to see you throughout the 2019 paintball season.

If you need anything specifically for your team or yourself don’t hesitate to contact us on 01642 605000 or email us at info@bzpaintball.co.uk.

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Following on from the success of the previous years Paintball Event Calendars below is 2019's. The calendar includes all paintball events throughout the year – countrywide.

If anyone is running an event that you would like adding don't hesitate to email us at info@bzpaintball.co.uk.

Please note this is a work in progress with some events yet to be scheduled and announced.

JANUARY

Battlezone Paintball Edinburgh Walkon - 20/01/2019

Location: Dolphinton Burn Woodlands, Dundas Castle Est, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH29 9EN

For more information check out - https://www.battlezonepaintball.co.uk/walk-ons/

Diamond Wars - 27/01/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

FEBRUARY

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MARCH

Return to Zavod (Magfed) - 03/03/2019

Location: Rugby Street, S3 9QH Sheffield

For more information check out - https://paintballeventsuk.com/product/zavod/

Everwar Continumm - 24/03/2019

Location: Skirmish High Wycombe

For more information check out - https://www.facebook.com/events/305953173554628/?ti=cl

Diamond Wars - 31/03/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

APRIL

Valkyrie - 13/04/2019

Location: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, RAF Kirton Lindsey

For more information check out - https://paintballeventsuk.com/product/valkyrie/

CPPS Round 1 Tomahawk Championship:  27/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

Location:  Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

MAY

North vs South Big Game - 03/05/2019 - 05/05/2019

Location: DIO Swynnerton, ST15 0QN, Staffs, UK

For more information check out - http://www.northvsouth.com/

International Woodland Masters Round - 18/05/2019 - 19/05/2019

Location: Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road, RH12 4SE, Faygate, West Sussex

For more information check out - https://ukwmpaintball.com/2345563/

Battle Of The Bulge 3 - 24/05/2019 - 26/05/2019

Location: Urban Paintball UK and Driver Wood Paintball

For more information check out - https://www.facebook.com/events/1842279469399160/?ti=cl

CPPS Round 2 HK Shield:  25/05/2019 - 26/05/2019

Location:  Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

Diamond Wars - 26/05/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

JUNE

Ancaster Paintball Speed Weekend - 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019

Location:  Woodlodge, Ancaster Nottingham NG32 3PY

For more information visit - http://www.ancasterkarting.co.uk/speedweekend/

Borderlands 5 - 15/06/2019 - 16/06/2019

Location: Moor Lane, CH4 9AQ Chester, Cheshire

For more information visit - https://www.facebook.com/events/388177291711833/?ti=cl

JULY

CPPS Round 3 Valken Cup -  06/07/2019 - 07/07/2019

Location: Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

Reds vs Blues PBM Paintball Scenario  -  14/07/2019

Location: ?

More info to come

Diamond Wars - 26/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

Paintfest Mardi Grias - 26/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information see - http://www.npfbassettspole.com/paintfest/

AUGUST

CPPS Round 4 Eclipse Open -  10/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

Location: Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

Mayhem Big Game Pacific 9 - 23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019

Location: Mayhem Paintball, Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex RM4 1AA

For more information see - http://www.mayhem-paintball.co.uk/

Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 - 23/08/2019 - 26/08/2019

Location: Driver Wood Paintball, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 4TA

For more information check out - http://www.urbanpaintballuk.com/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=105

SEPTEMBER

CPPS Round 5 GI Cup - 21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

Location: Staffordshire

For more information visit - http://okpb.co.uk

Superheros vs Villains - 28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Location: Skirmish Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, NG22 9FG

For more information see - http://www.heroesvsvillains.co.uk/

Diamond Wars - 29/09/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

Diamond Wars - 24/11/2019

Location: NPF Bassetts Pole, London Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B75 5SA

For more information check out - https://www.npfbassettspole.com/events/diamond-wars-walkon-paintball

DECEMBER

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Choosing a marker isn’t as straight forward as it seems. You will need to take into account whether you want an Electronic or Mechanical marker. They both shoot paintballs, but in distinctive ways, so what’s the difference?

Well as always we're here to help.

 The Basics

All markers are designed to shoot paintballs at high speeds using either Co2 (carbon dioxide) or HPA (high pressure air).

When you shoot a marker there is a small bolt which pushes the ball into the paintball barrel thus sealing the ball. A valve then releases compressed gas which expands the barrel forcing the ball to shoot out.

The major difference between electronic and mechanical is the way the gun advances the ball into the barrel, seals the barrel and releases the gas.

Mechanical guns

Mechanical guns are normally mechanically activated blowback guns. These will fire once the trigger is pulled this then releases a bolt with is forced forwards via a spring which pushes the paintball into the barrel, once in the barrel the bolt hits a pin allowing air to travel into the barrel. The bolt returns to its original position by the expansion caused by the air.

Mechanical Markers

There is a vast variety of mechanical guns available on the market, here’s what our guys recommend;

Neil’s Picks John’s Picks Damo's Picks Advantages

Mechanical markers are often cheaper than the alternative electronic markers. They are easy to set up and can often use either CO2 or HPA. They are easy to maintain and relatively simple to fix.

Disadvantages

Mechanical markers generally lack accuracy and speed unlike electronic markers. The amount of air that propels the paintball varies resulting in the speed of the paintball being inconsistent. They must be cocked before fire and typically require higher pressure, meaning fewer shots per tank.

Electronic Guns

Electronic guns or electro-pneumatic rely on battery power and a circuit board that then activates solenoids which causes the gun to fire. The trigger is linked to the circuit board which tells the gun to fire which activates the gun. These guns rely on regulators that take into account variable air pressures to ensure consistent firing.

Electronic Markers

Electronic markers come in various forms and have varied internal set ups with different bolts, valves and regulators. Here’s what some of the guys from our shop recommend;

 Neil & John’s picks Damo's Picks Advantages

In comparison to mechanical, electronic markers are more accurate (in most cases), consistent and can fire faster. They can operate on a lower pressure meaning more shots per tank and are often lighter and smaller.

Disadvantages

These markers are more expensive. They can be difficult to disassemble and maintain for inexperienced players.  They generally require HPA rather than Co2, so make sure you have access to HPA before buying. Also, you will need batteries to run your electronic marker (typically 9V).

It really is all down to personal preference, you should take into account being new to the game or whether your an avid paintball player. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us on 01642605000.

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Your paintball mask is the most important piece of equipment you’ll own as a paintballer (http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/blog/the-first-piece-of-paintball-kit-you-should-buy/). With the ever rising prices of lenses it’s more important now than ever to take care of your mask. It should be one of your top priorities as a player to keep your mask clean and your vision clear.

Here’s how to look after your mask;

Don’t let paint sit

Often players will get hit in the mask whilst playing, clean off the paint when you’re not on the playing field. Leaving paint on your mask will deteriorate the lens over time and some paint can even stain. For the longevity of your mask ensure you get into the nooks and crannies where the lens meets the frame, if left this may weaken the lens.

Reapply Spray

If you have a single lens always ensure you have cleaned the lens and applied a fresh coating of anti-fog spray. This is vital, if you forget you’ll soon be reminded when your mask mists up and your view is hazy, not ideal.

http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/jt-anti-fog-spray-2oz

Microfiber

Microfiber cloths are ideal for lenses, these will prevent smearing and distorting your vision. If you use paint spray etc with a regular cloth or your hand expect a smudged mess. A microfiber cloth will give you a seamless clean, just what you need.

https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=microfiber+cloth

Take care of the thermals

Thermal lenses are dual paned lenses which are sealed together via glue and foam, this assists with regulating the temperature thus reducing fogging. Never submerge your goggle under water, the foam barrier between the lenses is absorbent so if you get water between the lens panes your lens is useless. Ideally when cleaning your thermal lens you want to use water on a cloth to clean the outer lens and a microfiber cloth for the inner lens.

Change it up

Eventually your lens will need to be changed the recommended time is yearly if you’re a paintball regular. If your lens is scratched it’s probably time for a new one.

No glass cleaners

Don’t use Windex or other glass cleaners when cleaning your paintball mask, these are not polycarbonate lens cleaners and will damage your lens. The idea is to prolong the life of your lens not shorten it.

Manufactures

It’s always best to buy from an established brand such as Virtue or Empire etc, this way you know what quality to expect. Always purchase from a respected retailer such as ourselves, if you purchase from eBay who really knows what you’re getting, it could be some cheap knock off you’ve paid way over the odds for.

Lenses

If your looking for a new lens check out https://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Lenses

We would suggest purchasing a lens case to ensure your lenses are protected.

http://www.bzpaintball.co.uk/exalt-lens-case

If you require any advice or assistance don’t hesitate to call us on 01642 605000.

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What’s a good paintball gun for a beginner?

Throughout our years as a paintball retailer, we’ve had hundreds of people contact us that are starting out, and the number one questions they ask is “What’s a good paintball gun for a beginner?”

There is no simple ‘one gun’ answer to this, as there are a number of factors to consider:

Co2 or HPA (High Pressure Air)

Where you’re going to be playing, do they use co2 or HPA? This can affect your options – i.e. some paintball guns will only work on HPA (mostly the electronic ones), so it would be pointless getting a gun that can only work on HPA if your local field only uses/supplies co2. Check out our blog post on CO2 and High Pressure Air tanks for more info.

Magfed v Hopper Fed

Traditionally, paintball is played with paintball guns fed by hoppers, however there is a new format of paintball which is becoming increasingly popular where the paintball guns are fed by magazines rather than hoppers. Magfed play tends to be more tactical as the ammo is a lot more limited, i.e. a hopper can hold around 200 paintballs at a time where as most magazines might only hold up to 20 paintballs.

Tactical Style v Speedball Style

This one is purely down to personal preference. The speedball style markers are generally easier to handle as they’re lighter and less bulky, but some players prefer their paintball guns to look as real as possible.

Electronic v Mechanical

Electronic guns have a higher rate of fire (bps/balls per second) than mechanical, and most may have a more consistent (accurate) shot compared to mechanical guns (there are exceptions to this rule!). However, electronic guns are generally more expensive to buy, require more maintenance and also require an electronic hopper to feed the paintballs quick enough. Also, your local paintball field might not allow electronic paintball guns so you should consider this too. Check out our Electronic vs Mechanical Markers blog post for more info.

How often are you going to play?

If you plan on taking up paintball as a hobby but only plan on playing once or twice a year, it might not make sense for you to drop a load of money on the latest and greatest paintball gun. Similarly, if you’re going to play frequently, you’re better off spending a little more on your gun to get something that you’re going to be happy with for longer. Quite often we see people come into the game, buy the cheapest kit they can find, only to get totally hooked and then end up spending money on a whole new set up in just a few months time because they find the basic gun they bought doesn’t quite cut it any longer.

What is your budget?

Up to a certain extent, you really do get what you pay for with a paintball gun. Generally, if you can afford something a little more expensive than the budget guns, they’re going to keep you happier for longer. However you should consider what else you might need to go with the gun to get the best out of it – you may need an electronic loader to feed it, or an air tank rather than co2 to power it.

Stick to a recognised brand

When buying any paintball gun, you want to buy with the confidence that if you do encounter any tech issues, you’re going to be able to get warranty, parts & support. Your best bet is to stick to recognised paintball brands, such as Tippmann, GOG, Proto, Planet Eclipse, DYE, Empire, Shocker Paintball and DLX. Check out our full range of paintball guns here.

Here at BZ Paintball we stock various paintball markers that are ideal for novices, simple to use and easy to maintain. Check out our top beginner marker picks below and what to look out for.

Mechanical Markers - Top Picks

Low End Mechanical markers (£115-£140)

Medium Range Mechanical markers; (£140-£200)

Electronic Markers - Top Picks

Low End Electronic markers (£240-£315)

Medium Range Electronic markers (£350+)

What happens if your paintball gun breaks?

Unfortunately it’s the nature of the sport, and there is a chance you may have issues with your paintball gun. Sometimes it can simply be an issue with maintenance or a dead (or cheap) battery. In some cases you may be able to fix issues yourself, but if you do need help we have in house expert techs which will assist you.

You can call us on 01642 605000 or email us on info@bzpaintball.co.uk and you can send in your gun to us and our tech team will price up the issues and go ahead with fixing your gun.

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