Established in 2003, the Palm Beach Vipers started their adventure in tournament paintball as a single 7man squad playing focused on playing the National Paintball Players League Super 7 Series. The team switched formats in 2004 and has been participating in the Paintball Sports Promotions national events. Since then the organization has gone through many changes but the focus of the teams has always been to promote the paintball industry in a positive light and introduce new players into organized competitive paintball. The Vipers are one of the longest standing tournament paintball teams in the game and one of the largest tournament organizations in the history of paintball. Viper teams were the first teams in paintball to be franchised to other cities across the US with teams in Chicago, Georgia, New Jersey and the Carolinas.
Since the founding of the Palm Beach Paintball program we have had over 450 players on rosters playing as part of the Palm Beach Vipers family. Palm Beach Paintball represents and holds ownership of 11 registered teams with the American Paintball Players Association competing in state, regional and national tournament events. Palm Beach Paintball teams have been honored to be sponsored or supported by; and to represent just about every major paintball industry manufacturing company.
Palm Beach teams have participated in over 100 national events at every divisional level, and played dozens of regional and state events all over the southeast US and other states across the country. Some of our most notable accomplishments include wins in Division 1 at the PSP Phoenix Open and Division 3 World Cup Champions in 2010, Division 3 Champions at the PSP Galveston Island Open along with over seventy top 10 finishes on the national and regional event circuits.
Palm Beach holds the honored distinction of advancing more individual players into the professional level of competitive paintball than any other team. The list includes Isaiah Hope and Brandon Rittinghouse (Tampa Bay Damage), Kyle Spicka and Alex Rodriquez (LA Ironmen), Brandon Robinson and John Glanville (Chattanooga CEP), Shane Colby (Omaha Vicious), We have had some of the most skilled, visible and popular players as guest including Thomas "Troll" Taylor, Alex Savino, Mikko Huttunen, Chris Lasoya, and Hamen Chapman. In 2009 we were fortunate to have Brittany Wagoner play with the Viper division 1 team; Britt had recently been chosen as the 2008 Female Paintball Player of the Year.
The Palm Beach Vipers family of teams, has from the inception of the organization, been about building character, self-respect, honor, responsibility, selflessness, sacrifice and commitment in our players. Teaching young adults invaluable lessons they will use throughout their adolescent and adult lives. Many of our players have chosen to move from the teams into careers in military and public safety service. These players represent the finest of our family and there will never been enough admiration, thanks and respect bestowed upon these people and we hold them in the highest regard. As with any family there are always good times and then there are bad. The Vipers have suffered together and supported each other as a family through the unfortunate illness of Eric Dolch and death of Ian Guckian.
The first decade of the Palm Beach Paintball organization has been amazing and exciting for everyone involved. We all look forward to what new adventures and challenges the future holds for us all. Thank you to all of our supporters, fans, friends, followers, past players and haters alike. All of you have helped make PBV what it is today and what we will be tomorrow. A special and undeniable thanks has to go out to all of the families of Viper players who have shared in our sacrifices, joys, fights, struggles and victories. Without the support of the Viper moms, dads, wives, and siblings we would have surely faltered and fallen long ago.
2013 Event Schedule