1/13/2009 3:55 AM
Red Sevens in Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit (MPOC) 2009 Leg 1 in Kuala Lumpur.
We had a good outing in the first leg - we went with a nominal number of 6 guys and we had decent confidence in our chances. We started slow with a lost to the VWW boys from Penang. It was a 5-0 lost which woke us up. We then took the next 4 games with gave us something to carry over to Sunday.
I must say that playing 5 games on a Saturday and finishing up before lunch was something new and I thought was a nice pace. It was a far cry from cramping 10 preliminary games on a Saturday. We has the rest of the day to recover- clean up and go eat and hangout and bond. Later on I realised that we'll have at least 8 or more games to play on Sunday.
On Sunday we has a mixture of wins and losses. We needed to work on communication and finishing the game off. An aspect of the game I once talked about which is over looked a lot. We ended up ranked 5th after the preliminary games. Before our last game we were tied with at least 4-5 teams so it was tight up top.
We made it into the quarters for the first time but by default. There was no sweet sixteen as there were only 15 teams in D3 - so top eight went through and were split into 2 teams. We were grouped with Eventual winners JB Syndicate, PPS Syndrome and Holy Divers. We lost the fist game to Syndrome and won our second game with Holy Divers making our last game do or die. Familiar territory with the pressure on we stumbled at the final step against a very good team the Oscar Legion boys. Those guys are very nice of guys and I congratulate them for making to the finals and taking 1st runner up.
Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) 2009 will be on 1st Febuary 2009 and suitable for anyone who are keen to take up paintball as a regular activity. More information of the SPNS can be found in www.weplaypaintball.com/SPNS.html