Great day of paintball wars. Thank you to all the staff and refs that made this a fun and well organized event.
The tournament had 6 teams, and ran a round-robin race-to-2 format with the top two teams moving on to finals to play another race-to-2 for 1st/2nd.
Preliminary rounds were hard fought and consisted of the following teams:
Old and Busted
After a grueling preliminary round filled with exciting games, the two teams moving on to finals were EC Randoms and Old and Busted. After a short break to clean the field, both teams took to the field to begin finals. In the first game Old and Busted came out on top after battling back winning a 3-on-1 situation hanging the flag and winning the first point of finals. I would like to note that Old and Busted came out on top of two separate 3-on-1 situations during the tournament. Someone get that player a zebra cake. The second game was a much different story, EC Randoms, having lost the first point, came out laser guns...lasering and quickly took the second game to tie it up at 1 game apiece. With the tournament on the line, both teams made conservative break-outs and played a slow methodical 3rd game. With eliminations on both teams the game again came back to another 3-on-1 situation for Old and Busted, unfortunately, the same Old and Busted player who pulled off a dazzling 3-on-1 to take game one couldn't muster the magic a 3rd time giving EC Randoms the elimination, the flag hang, and the tournament.
Exciting finals to say the least. Congratulations to both teams for a hard fought exciting finals.
1st place took home $810 in cold-hard cash, 2nd place left with $540. Before the event started, all of the teams voted to eliminate paying out 3rd place and to add the difference to the 1st/2nd place prize pool. Final payouts being 60% to 1st and 40% to 2nd. Which reminds me, what happened to the trophies?
Thanks again to all the teams who attended. I can't wait for the next event and the chance to play against the high caliber teams that the Midwest consistently produces.
1st - EC Randoms
2nd - Old and Busted
3rd - 6th
Scores and rosters: http://www.paintball-players.org/cgi...D=125&EID=2050