Robert Anderson on Black Sunday, Kwik-Maxx and Team Image

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Back in August or early September we played a UWL Scrimmage with the guys on Black Sunday. Robert Anderson, Black Sunday founder and captain, put together the scrimmage and we played several of the more undeveloped fields at SC Village.

Black Sunday, early 1990 photos, courtesy Robert Anderson.
Black Sunday, early 1990 photos, courtesy Robert Anderson.

After the game I forced Rob to tell me about his history playing with Black Sunday, the Cannibals, Kwik-Maxx and Team Image. I believe Rob also played with the California Diamonds, but he doesn’t touch on that in this video.

Black Sunday photo courtesy Rick Cendejas.
Black Sunday photo courtesy Rick Cendejas.

This video will be the first of two. In the second Rob shows off his T shirt collections which he collected playing NPPL events throughout the mid 1990s.

Cannibals' patch, courtesy Robert Anderson.
Cannibals’ patch, courtesy Robert Anderson.

Black Sunday started around 1989-1990, based around the central valley California but didn’t start competing in tournaments until 1993.

Black Sunday patch from the Gramps and Grizzly patch collection.
Black Sunday patch from the Gramps and Grizzly patch collection.

During this span, Rob played his first tournaments with the Cannibals in 1991, competing in Excaliber league events.

Black Sunday at the 1993 Dallas NPPL event. Photo courtesy Dan Colby.
Black Sunday at the 1993 Dallas NPPL event. Photo courtesy Dan Colby.

In 1993, Black Sunday’s first tournament was the 1993 NPPL Lone Star Open in Dallas, Texas.

Kwik-Maxx photo courtesy Greg Taylor and Troy Edwards.
Kwik-Maxx photo courtesy Greg Taylor and Troy Edwards.

In 1994 Black Sunday merged with Kwik-Maxx and played in the World Cup in Orlando Florida.

Team Image at 1995 NPPL World Cup
Team Image 10 Man World Champions, World Cup 1995(Orlando, Fl). Photo courtesy Mark Gong

In late 1994 or early 1995 Robert Anderson, Billy Ceranski, Vu Hoang, Mark Gong and Dave Thomas (Opie) out of California joined with the Maliszewski’s out of Maryland to play on Team Image.

Team Image on the RPS Trailer after their 1995 World Cup Amateur win. Photo courtesy Mark Gong.
Team Image on the RPS Trailer after their 1995 World Cup Amateur win. Photo courtesy Mark Gong.

Team Image took 1st in the NPPL Amateur Division in 1995 and then went pro at the 1996 NPPL Las Vegas event.

Black Sunday at Florida Sunshine State Open
Black Sunday UWL 5 Man Champs at Sunshine State Open 2016. Photo courtesy Robert Anderson.

Excited for future events, Rob explains that Black Sunday will add to their already amazing old pro roster with players “from time to time, [including] Mike Paxson, Shane Pestana, Darryl Trent, Todd Adamson, Billy Ceranski, Renick Miller, Mike Bruno, Danny Love, Rocky Cagnoni, Spesh Robinson and a few other surprises.”

Black Sunday, UWL Sunshine State Open 10 man champions 2016.
Black Sunday, UWL Sunshine State Open 10 man champions 2016.

This year Black Sunday will be competing in UWL events, NXL events and the Woodsball World Cup.

Modern Black Sunday Paintball patch.
Modern Black Sunday Paintball patch.

More on Black Sunday on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/BlackSundayPB/

Special thanks to Robert Anderson, Mark Gong, Greg Taylor, Rick Cendejas and Dan Colby for additional images.

And giant thanks to Troy Edwards for the help sending the clear Kwik-Maxx photo!
Find Troy at Dragon Sports at:
http://www.dragon-sports.com/

And find check out Dan Colby’s new line of High Pressure Air systems at http://www.immortalair.com/

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