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William and Melissa Johns wrote:
> At 11:32 AM 5/1/2004, you wrote:
>> Hey Bill. We're starting to make plans for the summer. Have you set
>> a date for the Athens Invitational?
> No, haven't set a date yet. Late August, but nothing more specific.
> Right now, the community center is just a big hole in the ground with
> come concrete walls here and there.
OK. Let us know as soon as you can set the date. The sooner it is set,
the easier it will be for everyone to schedule.
> There is a huge field out behind the Antique Center that just might
> work for a battlefield.
> http://www.gizmology.net/images/Athens_Battlefield.jpg is an aerial
> photograph (infrared, so the grass is red) showing the location of the
> existing antique center in black (the photo is older than the building),
> the community center under construction in red, and the parking lot in
We could probably make do using the field next to the center, which
would be convenient for all of the battlers (proximity to a real
bathroom is always a plus!!) The other field to the right would be even
better, so if you can square that with the owner that would be
fantastic. Remember to tell them that the paintballs are 100% non-toxic
and water soluble. Also, every person will sign a waivor of all
liability while on their property.
Speaking of which, if we battle on your dad's property, he'll need to be
sure that his liability insurance covers such outdoor activities. He'll
probably need to contact them ahead of time and tell them our safety
procedures before they say yes or no. Tell them that we will have
warning signs posted, a demarcation line at least 100 ft from all
activity and a person ensuring that everyone who crosses the line will
sign a waivor and wear eye protection during the battles. The battles
only last one hour and when we are not battling all guns are pinned and
the CO2 supplies are turned off. Such a safety process has been used
in the R/C warship hobby (which shoots BBs) for over 20 years without a
serious incident. I'll be happy to talk directly with the insurance
people if they have more questions or concerns.
> (If this works out, it's gonna be SO COOL!)
Correction. This "will" work and it will be VERY VERY COOL ;-)