West Point Paintball
Bottom Line Up Front: Due to issues at the installation (USMA), unit (United States Corps of Cadets), and club level, we must regrettably cancel this year’s Fall Combat Classic.
Details: During the planning of the Combat Classic, it became obvious very early that we could not use the usual facilities at Lake Frederick due to scheduling conflicts at the USMA level. We tried to rearrange things to make it work, but it was not possible.
Unfortunately, these efforts took longer than anticipated, resulting in a very late release of information about the Classic. This put our Generals in a difficult position. Not only did they have limited time to recruit players, but they were recruiting for a Classic that was not up to the standard we or our players have come to expect. The result was historically low pre-registration numbers.
Another compounding problem was the mandatory military training for the team scheduled for 28 September. As of this posting, USCC has not approved our team members to miss those events in order to host the Combat Classic. Without our team, the Combat Classic could not happen. This is not a fault of USCC, as their main priority is ensuring our team members are trained and ready for their next job. It is just a detail that we have yet to resolve.
Those that paid for registration and paint through the Team’s website will receive a full refund. In addition, those who preregistered as of 1900 on 17 September will receive 50% percent off of registration for the Spring Classic.
Ultimately, our team accepts full responsibility for our inability to make this event happen. We have dedicated ourselves to making the Spring Combat Classic the best one yet. Expect an announcement once we identify the date and secure Lake Frederick. We hope to see you in the Spring!