As you may or may not already know, the CXBL Richmond Cup for the 2011 season is being hosted in Lakeland, FL alongside the PSP World Cup. This is quite a trek for most Canadian teams. OK, it’s a trek for ALL Canadian teams! Good news for all of the Canadian paintball teams participating in the CXBL; the 2012 CXBL Richmond Cup will be hosted in Ottawa, Ontario. This is actually great news for all of the Canadian paintball teams as they will not have to travel as far for the event and can in turn save a little bit of cash, not to mention that it is Canada’s capital city.
The CXBL Richmond Cup will be played in the month of September which is nice, as it isn’t freezing cold at this time of year! It will be a 3 day long event and the teams will be competing using a full XBall format. It will encompass all divisions including CXBL, MXL, RXL, CX4.
The official and full news release can be found below as quoted by XBall.com:
The CXBL is excited to announce that for the 2012 season, the Richmond Cup will be played here at home on Canadian soil. After listening to player feedback and after extensive internal discussions, we are pleased to announce the Richmond Cup will be played for in the nations capital, Ottawa ON, in the month of September 2012.
The Richmond Cup event will be a 3 day event, encompassing all divisions (CX4, RXL, MXL, and CXBL) and will be played on 4 fields simultaneously. This will be by far Canada’s largest event with over $50,000 in prizes to be awarded on site.
Good luck to all of you preparing for the 2012 CXBL Richmond Cup! What are your thoughts, or concerns, of the Richmond Cup being played in Canada again for the 2012 season?