Local paintballers lead the charge in Surrey

The Sunshine Coast’s Common Rabble paintball team helped pull off something no other team in the province has done in more than a decade

Six members of the team were in Surrey April 7 to compete in a tournament where the Sunshine Coasters were nominated to act as “general” for a contingent of more than 40 players who made up that day’s red team.

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A typical paintball tournament consists of a morning game, an afternoon game, and a final battle. It’s usually the final battle that decides the winner.

The red team, under the leadership of Common Rabble co-captain Curtis Passmore, managed to score enough points to be sure of winning before entering the final battle. It’s the first time any team has pulled that off in at least 15 years.

Thanks to sponsorships from Gibsons Building Supplies, Dakota Ridge Builders and West Coast Log Homes, the team has been able to travel to big games on the Lower Mainland and the Island.

Co-captain Tom Bertrand said the team, which started as a few guys playing in the back woods, is now making a real impression and gaining a reputation in the paintball community.

He said they want to continue growing the sport on the Sunshine Coast. 

If you’re interested in finding out more, or becoming a team sponsor, email commonrabblepaintball@outlook.com

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