Here’s hoping I have the emailing system down now and you all received this email BEFORE the game this time. We know the 22nd is on a long weekend, but due to the Bathurst Agricultural Show (which is on the first weekend of April) we’re trying to hook you up with a bonus game now because we have to delay April’s game till after the holidays. So…
Game this Saturday afternoon 2-5pm
For those of you who joined us at the Societies Evening, please read all of the information below. And don’t skim it. It has everything you need to know about the club and playing with us. For those of you who didn’t receive this the first time around…Read it too. All information can be found on the Paintball Club Page later if you need it. For those of you who have already read it, skim the important bits, and read the P.S. at the end.
Welcome Newer Clublings of 2014!
Just so you have all the details we discussed the other night at sign-up…Make sure you read all the way to the end.
Sign up is FREE. Yes. FREE. No fees will be deducted from your student accounts, no random charges charged if you never play. You can sign up at any point in the year simply by going to the website and subscribing. So tell your friends. Anyone over the age of 10 can join. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link provided at the bottom of the emails.
You only Pay IF you Play:
As we discussed at sign up : If you never join us for a game, paintball will cost you nothing. There is no obligation to play. If you decide to play, all you have to do is pay for the paintballs. All equipment is provided free of charge.
R15 per 50
R70 per 250
R130 per 500.
You can buy in bulk and share with friends, or just buy one bag and play one game.
How many do most people use, you ask? That all depends on your playing style. But budget on at least 50 paintballs per game. If you’re slightly more careful with how much you shoot, less of course. We generally play 3-5 games per afternoon. You don’t have to play all the games.
Can my friends join?
Of course! The more the merrier! The same costing applies. So warn them about the paintballs. You can even invite your friends to come along just to watch. We don’t mind. Bring snacks and a picnic blanket (and umbrellas if its a hot day) and chill out with us.
What do I need to bring?
Not much. We provide all the equipment, including jackets or overalls, chest protectors for the ladies, safety masks, free of charge. We do not, however, provide Comfortable, CLOSED, shoes. This is paintball, not a visit to the beach. Sandals and trenches do NOT mix. So make sure you’re properly prepared. Long pants are also a good idea. And a bottle of water or juice. NO ALCOHOL. We are NOT ALLOWED alcohol on the field, BY LAW. The clubhouse has a liquor license and is usually open after the games if you want to have a drink. (And they’re super cheap.)
I need a lift…
If anyone has a car and is willing to give other members a lift, please let us know. We may not be able to organise lifts for the first game because it’s happening so soon, but the second game should be better.
The second game of the year is on Saturday, 22nd March, from 2-5pm at the Albany Sports Field. Games will start at 2.30, so try not to be too late. There is a whole safety speech thing that gets done just before the first game (at 2.15) and if we have to repeat it a half dozen times, it cuts into the playing time. The last game will be played at around 4.30.
African Street passed BP/Spar on your left. Passed the traffic circle. Over the speed hump. Turn Left into Henry Street. Go until the T-junction at the end of Henry Street. Turn Right into Florence Street then Left into the Albany Sports Club Parking Lot (all dirt road). Walk across the rugby/cricket field to our field with all the tyres. If we’re there, there will be a white kombi parked next to the safety netting.
We have limited rental equipment. Only 25 kits are available, so if you’re coming please let us know. Via Email kent[@]gungho.co.za (remove the brackets), or SMS or Whatsapp 083 956 5973 or Facebook
There’s been a big call for more games to begin the year with, so we’ve re-organized the first games to the following dates, 2-5pm:
1st March (Pictures and Video coming soon!!!)
22nd March (This weekend – don’t miss it!)
5th April has been moved to 12 April because of the Bathurst Show.
Diarize them now. Emails with more details will be sent out closer to the time.
Landline : 046 622 4373
Cell : 083 956 5973 – Kent
email : kent [@] gungho . co . za
Whatsapp : 083 956 5973
If you’d like to join our whatsapp group, just add the number to your contacts and whatsapp us a request.
You can also join us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/gunghopaintball
This year, we’re going to try to put together a video of each game. These will most probably be posted on YouTube and be available for download from the site later in the year. We’re also going to try to have an album for each game on Facebook where you can tag yourself and your friends and discuss the games and just generally get involved. We’ll keep you posted. Photo’s and Videos from the last club game will be uploaded in the next week.
We hope to see you there on Saturday.
Kent and Siobhan
Gungho Paintball Club
We will be redesigning the field through the first half of this year. This is a slow process as it takes masses of man hours and we have to do it ourselves. That’s right. Our field is hand-built, by us, in our free time. (Haha, free time, what’s that?). We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause. And if anyone is interested in getting involved, we’re planning our annual “Bunker Bash” which includes a braai and some drinks in thanks for your spade/saw wielding skills.
This year we’re doing something a little different. We need to decide on new teams. The old Red Team/Blue Team flags are getting a little old. You can vote on our POLL.