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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Subject: Re: New England Bull Session Proposal
Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 11:31:44 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

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 
> green.

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 ;-)

        Frank P.