EPBF-UPBF 2020 AGM Information


For Immediate Release,


The European Paintball Federation (EPBF) and United Paintball Federation (UPBF) is honored to invite you to the EPBF-UPBF Annual General Meeting on 17 January 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The AGM will take place at the H10 Casanova Hotel starting with the EPBF AGM from 9am-12pm and after a short lunch break the UPBF AGM will continue from 1pm-5pm.

Once again, we welcome the Paintball Federations/Associations from all over the world into membership. We want to continue building bringing paintball together and continue to work on the development of paintball, people open to new ideas and new directions, people able to find solutions for the paintball sport development for the nations and the world.

For more details regarding the meeting, please review the agenda, which will also be published on our website.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Grobler at paul@upbf.info

Please let us know if you or your representative can attend the meeting. You may confirm your attendance on or before 22 December 2019 by sending the information of attending delegates to paul@upbf.info.

Your presence at this meeting is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Paul Grobler
General Secretary
United Paintball Federation (UPBF)
E-mail: paul@upbf.info

EPBF Agenda

  1. 2019 Finances
  2. European Championship Future (Nations Cup)
  3. European Club Championship project
  4. 2020 budget

UPBF Agenda

  1. 2019 Finances
  2. Affiliation/Membership Program
  3. 2020 World Championship Format, Dates and Venues
  4. Rules
  5. Referee Program
  6. IFSO Founder & Membership (IFSO =International Federation for Sports Officials)
  7. GAISF Membership (GAISF = Global Association of International Sports Federations)
  8. Sponsorship Program
  9. 2020 Budget

EPBF-UPBF 2020 Meeting Information


We invite all current and new EPBF/UPBF Member Federations/Associations as well as other Paintball Organizations from around the world.

Date and location

Date: 17 January 2020
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Meeting begins at 09:00


H10 Casanova Hotel
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 559,
Barcelona, SPAIN

Provisional Schedule

09:00am – 12:00pm – EPBF Meeting
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch Break at venue
1:00pm – 5:00pm – UPBF Meeting


All the Associations / Federations are responsible for travel and accommodations’ costs of their delegates.

UPBF Paintball World Championship 2019 – Amsterdam 26-29 Sep

We are really excited to welcome 56 teams from 26 countries to the UPBF Paintball World Championships 2019 that will take place over the weekend of 26-29 September 2019 in Amsterdam.

This will be the largest UPBF Paintball World Championships to date with a increase in representative teams in most of the categories.

We are excited to see countries competing in the Veterans, U19, Womens 5-player, Womens 3-player and U16 categories representing their countries to see which national team is the best in the world.

Make sure you join us at the UPBF Paintball World Championships hosted in conjunction with the 2019 NXL Europe Amsterdam Open (World Championships) or if you can’t be there make sure to watch it live via the webcast on the NXL Europe Facebook page.

UPBF Paintball World Championship 2019 Announcement

With the amazing also sometimes comes the challenges. This is especially true for us at now with the upcoming UPBF Paintball World Championship 2019.

Firstly we would like to thank all the countries for their amazing response to the event this year, it is truly phenomenal.

We are currently standing at a record high 52 teams over 5 categories from more than 26 different countries around the world. For most of these categories it is the highest number of countries competing to date.

  • Veterans – 19 countries
  • Womens 5-player – 8 countries
  • U19 – 13 countries
  • Womens 3-player – 5 countries
  • U16 – 7 countries

Previously these various categories took place during a NXL Europe event, but this year it was decided to combine the national teams, excluding the mens national teams, to create a different experience for our national teams coming to the NXL Europe in Amsterdam and the response was spectacular.

With this obviously comes a few challenges regarding a higher amount of concentrated administrative tasks, sign-in challenges for teams/players as well as the scheduling of games.

Originally we would have liked to start on Thursday from around 12pm with games, but due to the higher than expected turnout in the various divisions, this is no longer possible.  We therefore need to restructure our schedules and starting times as follow and would like to inform you of this now for any final arrangements you might need to make for your teams.

Sign-in will now open on Wednesday 25 September from 2pm for national teams that are already in the Netherlands, especially teams starting first games on Thursday morning with their games. This will also help us to alleviate the pressure of sign-in on Thursday morning. Please remember that each player must bring their passport from the country they represent as part of the verification process.

Please Note: Players ONLY competing in the UPBF Paintball World Championship does not require a players card and does not need to buy one from the NXL website. Players that will competing in both the UPBF and the NXL Europe event will require a NXL Europe players card to compete.

Prelim games for Veterans, U19 and Womens 5-player will now start already on Thursday 26 September from 8am on both the pro and semi-pro fields. Please note that Womens 3-player and U16 will still only be played on Sunday 29 September as originally announced.

We are managing the schedule to make sure Veterans, U19 and Womens 5-player have prelim games at some time during the day on the pro-field to have coverage for your country on the live webcast. Prelim games will also be played on the semi-pro field during the day.

Please note that play-offs will take place on Friday 27 September in the morning from 8am and the Finals will be played on Friday 27 September in the afternoon after the main NXL games on the pro-field for 1st/2nd places and will be on the live webcast. 3rd/4th places will be played on the semi-pro field.

We would still like to hold the flag ceremony for the countries and this will be scheduled for Thursday 26 September from 1 pm during the field lunch break for the referees. We ask all countries to be present at the flag ceremony at the main field. Each country will bring onto the field all their national teams during the flag ceremony while the country anthem will be played.

Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday 29 September 2019 after the main games from around 5pm.

Please note registration will remain open until 9 September 2019 or until we reach capacity for any of these categories. Those countries that are still considering to compete, please register urgently to assist us in proper planning.

We realize that this might affect some countries with regards to current travel and accommodation arrangements made, and we do apologize for this and ask that if there are any challenges that you might face regarding this to let us know asap to see how we can best assist with the situation.

Important: We also ask countries to please update their rosters asap for us to start with the team announcements via social media.

Thank you for your understanding and please feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.

Men’s Paintball World Championship Teams 2019

Welcome to our representative teams from countries around the world that will be taking part in the Men’s Paintball Word Championships from 18 Jul in Prague, Czech Republic

Team Poland
Team Poland
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Paintball World Championship (Veterans, Womens, U19, U16)

Date: Thu 26 September 2019 (Prelims) / Fri 27 September 2019 (Play-offs)
Team Registration/Sign-In: 10:00 26 September 2019
Games will be scheduled to start from around 12:00 on 26 September 2019
Play-offs scheduled to take place on Friday 27 September 2019 from around 17:00

Venue Address: Getsewoudweg, 2151 MS Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands

The Venue is around 15 mins drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and about 30 mins from Amsterdam Centraal.

Veterans Cost: € 400 (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 1250 (Non-Affiliated Members)

Womens 5-player Cost: € 300 (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 600 (Non-Affiliated Members)

Womens 3-player Cost: € 150 (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 300 (Non-Affiliated Members)

U19 Cost: € 300 (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 600 (Non-Affiliated Members)

U16 Cost: FREE (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 300 (Non-Affiliated Members)

The UPBF Combined Paintball World Championship will take place in conjunction with the NXL Europe during their final stop of the 2019 season in Amsterdam, The Netherlands close to the Schiphol International Airport.

National teams in the Veteran’s, Women’s, U19 and U16 categories from all over the world will come together to battle it out to see which country will claim the Paintball World Champions Title for 2019 in their respective categories.

Register your National Teams


Things to do in the Netherlands

Men’s Paintball World Championship

Date: Thu 18 July 2019 (Prelims) / Fri 19 July 2019 (Play-offs)
Team Registration/Sign-In: 10:00 18 July 2019
Games will be scheduled to start from around 13:00 on 18 July 2019
Play-offs scheduled to take place on Friday 19 July 2019 from around 17:00

Venue: Prague Airport Letnany

Cost: € 500 (UPBF Affiliated Members) / € 1250 (Non-Affiliated Members)

The UPBF Men’s Paintball World Championship will take place in conjunction with the NXL Europe during their third stop of the 2019 season in Prague, Czech Republic right outside of the Prague Airport Letnany.

National teams in the men’s category from all over the world will come together to battle it out to see which country will claim the Men’s Paintball World Champions Title for 2019.

Register your National Teams

Hotel Discounts [MUST use PAINTBALL2019 to get discount]

Things to do in Prague

UPBF Conference

Date: 11 Feb 2019
Official Venue:
Regus Schiphol Airport Meeting Centre
Havenmeesterweg 27, Schiphol, 1118 CB, Netherlands

EPBF: 9am – 12pm
UPBF: 1pm – 5pm

We hope to see you at these conferences and thank you in advance for your continued support towards growing paintball in your country.

If you have not completed the UPBF Online Questions about the Paintball World Championship, please complete it asap – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=pWsbSKu3_Uag5BtuFwt-TMrQ8plSwr9Ijj2jwNss0UtUQ04xSFVSSlBEUk9LWEhMRDRQRVc2QlI0RS4u