Dear Diary, it has been a long year of the PUMP. Today was our last Origin tournament for the year. It was a close one the tournament almost didn’t happen but the pump community pulled together to get it done. I’d like to thank the teams that made it out to support the 1st ever Pump series collaboration between BPRL, OSOKO and our AFPL. The day started as usual at 4am wake up and a meeting with Mr. Casey at the homestead and off to pick up Zach who was shooting video for us. We get to CampP 15min early and proceed to erect the circus. Our ref’s showed up on time as usual and lucked out again as John from Camp P had the field ready for us. Everything was set up in no time but started only 5min late. Now let’s take a look at the teams for the day. The Hitmen were in full force with two teams entered and the coolest Hitman Mr. Sonny Lopez was in attendance as well. This organization is definitely all killer and no filler and we are so honored to have them part of our tournament series. Blitz boys were also out in force with 2 squads. They have to be most tournament hungry pump team out there since they have to run the BPRL. GAT crew was out with Mr. Gene Stein working the D Side. It is always great to see those green jerseys on the field. Charlie Fox Crew (Foxy Crew) came out with Curtis and his crazy throw together squad always great to see them out at an event. The only indigenous team from San Diego was TCP Assassins representing TotalCombatPaintballPark. They had a great showing for their first event and hope to see them at more of these. It’s embarrassing to be a pump promoter and not have any teams out of my city. I applaud you guys Last but never least Batteries Not Included was down from Palmdale. I have to say the BNI has been my favorite team this year from coming out to play every pump event as well as playing some semi events (with pump guns) and to win a PSP format 3man with pumps DAMN!!!!! It started out ideal with cloud cover and temperatures in the 70’s then the sun came out and that boosted it up to the mid 80’s. Well at least it wasn’t 100. The games went really smooth and David Diaz’s Ref crew was really working it on the field not letting anything go, super tight reffing. My hats off to our Refs they are a big part of our success this year. The day ended with 1st LA HITMEN #1 2nd BLITZ #2 3rd LA HITMEN #2 4th BLITZ #1 I would like to thank the pump community for supporting us all year and our partners BPRL and OSOKO. To Camp P for letting the AFPL call home and their awesome staff Shawn Walker, Tracy Ring, John and Tina Svalina, My amazing Ref crews led by David Diaz and Magdo Ruvalcaba and last but never under valued my score keeper/timer J-DUB, the lead cameraman Mr. Casey, photographer/video Josh Bussard, video cameraman Zach Kern (Mass Media) and our announcer Mr. Al Gavi. Well diary looks like that a wrap for the 2012 AFPL Origin Series. What a great year.
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