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Canberra’s paintball teams take podium places at Sydney national series

By grump - 15 August 2011 3

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Paintball teams from Canberra performed well on the weekend of 13 and 14 August in Sydney competing in round 3 of the Australian Super 7s series, taking 3 podium places.

In the Division 2 (‘Semi-Pro’) final, the draw brought together for the first time Canberra teams Thundercats and Uprising. Thundercats bounced back to form to take first place at the tournament with a narrow win. Uprising managed to tie the game 1 all with milliseconds on the clock to send the match in to sudden death one vs one phase, in which Thundercats’ Guy Manton managed to edge Uprising’s David Turner.

The win lifted Thundercats to 3rd place in the series ladder with 78 points, 4 points behind Uprising on 82 points, which moved to the top of the series ladder by virtue of its second placing. Sydney teams fill the other top 4 placings (NBK in 2nd place on 80 points and Shenanigans in 4th place on 76 points).

Round 4 will be held in late November with all top 4 teams in contention for the series Championship, and possible elevation to Division 1 (‘Pro’) in 2012.

Uprising B featured in the Division 3 Final against Sydney team Misfitz, which they had also not met in the round games. Down 1 nil, Uprising B managed to convincingly win the 2nd game, but Misfitz found something extra in the third to win the Division 3 final 2 points to 1. Uprising B’s 2nd place points still lifted them 10 points clear of their nearest rival on the Division 3 Series board, and barring a serious drop in form they should move on to take out the series after Round 4 in November.

Other Canberra teams competing in Division 3 did not fare so well, with ACT Notorious finishing in 7th place, the all female Divas team in 10th place overall, and the new Canberra team Death Squad finishing in 9th place.

In the Pro division (Division 1), Canberra’s Apocalypse finished in 4th place, narrowly losing their positional playoff, although they did manage to convincingly beat their Divisional winner in the round games. The result sees them secure in 4th place on the Division1 series ladder.

For more information – contact Mark McElligott on 0431642392

Sydney paintball action August 2011

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Canberra’s paintball teams take podium places at Sydney national series
predator_pb 5:16 pm 15 Aug 11

Well done Thundercats, both Uprising teams, and Apocalypse!! Given Canberra’s small player base this is a fantastic result, and it’s especially encouraging that new teams are taking the step up and competing in the strongest paintball tournament series in Australia.

Guyvan & Tubster – play nice next time you’re together…

grump 4:23 pm 15 Aug 11

agreed – same issue on the bottom field, refs too lazy to move and physically check at risk of getting hit, or being a little slack although it picked up down there after the top filed finished and refs came down but still some odd things!

AnDyzZzoRe 4:15 pm 15 Aug 11

It might also be said that the reffing for this particular event was, in my opinion, severely under-par. Quite a few calls from the refs cost Apocalypse a 1st-2nd playoff on the Sunday.

As a player, and occasional referee, I can understand how difficult it can be to ref this sport, and regardless of your call, some players will never be happy. However, referees not checking hits, and calling penalties without investigating. Or incorrectly deciding that an obvious hit that the crowd saw break, was the remnants of a ball hit while diving – On a player that hadn’t dived that game.

These are just observations from both days, and this shouldn’t happen at the highest level of this sport in the country.

/rant

EMO

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