The CPPL has run events bearing the names of paintball companies, paintball fields, and even entire cites. We have only once in 20 plus years of event production run an event that is dedicated in the honor of a single person.
That event is the "Warburton Classic"
Andy Warburton left a huge void in the local paintball community when he left us far to early just 3 years ago. Andy was a CPPL event champion, a CPPL series champion, he was a person that I looked forward to seeing every chance I got.
Losing Andy was a devastating blow to the CPPL staff, and it's players. CPPL events are not the same with out his presence. No matter how hard we try we just can't seem to add what Andy brought to our events so effortlessly.
The CPPL will continue to hold this event every year, It is our way of honoring him, acknowledging the fact that Andy was the only person that contributed enough to our way of life to have an event run entirely in his name alone.
In truth all CPPL events are "Andy events". Every year I never get to run the one event I want to. I would love to run just one more event with him in attendance.
We miss you Andy. You're a "pretty big deal". How we wish you were here
Ride the lighting my friend,
CPPL Event Director