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Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit 2011 Leg 3 Sultan of Kedah Cup - 5 & 6 March 2011

7 & 8 May 2011 - Red Sevens sent 2 teams, one in Division 2 and the other in Division 3, to MPOC Leg 2 as they had previously done in MPOC Leg 1. Both teams were aiming to put up a good fight in the 3rd leg of MPOC, Sultan of Kedah Cup.

A total of 11 players from the Red Sevens travelled to Kedah, Malaysia on 7 - 8 May 2011 to participate in the Kedah Sultan Cup 2011. Forming a team each in Division 2 and Division 3, the Singapore team was joined by another local paintball team, Team Ragdoll which partake in the Division 4 category. The grilling heat of Kedah took the stress out of everyone participating in this leg of the MPOC, at one time the temperature was reported to be 38 Degree Celsius, good enough to turn any paintballer into a marshmallow. Division 2 tournament saw the participation of 11 teams and the "triangle" love affair which I used to describe the intensity of the Division 2 games surfaced again. The "triangle" love affair refers to the closely fought games between teams where everyone took a point out of their opponent and ended up on a level fighting ground after numerous rounds of evenly fought matches.

This leg of the tournament saw the inclusion of 2 former Reds, Zach and Ivan who both returned from US and Canada respectively to spend their summer holidays in Singapore. Indeed there was much needed speed and aggression that was added to the forwards. In the end, it was Killer Bees who took the Champion spot in the Division 2. Red Sevens Division 2 team managed to secure the 1st Runner Up position and managed to add some points into their bag thus opening the race for the Overall Series Champion.

In Division 3, Red Sevens II had to bow out to an early exit in the Quarter Finals after some technical errors which could be avoided. The team had a slow start losing a couple of early games but came back with a 6 games winning streak to qualify for Day 2. Jose Cerda a former player from the Outlaws was included into the team as a guest player and stood his ground to give the added power at the back and filling the front in his usual snake position. Ragdolls did well in Division 4 and gathered game experiences into every round of the tournament. They were joined by Ikanman, our old friend from Downunder and Dave Choy aka Pagan, the half Singaporean Hawaiian.

The Red Sevens would like to make a special thank you goes out to Team Macdev Ronin, X-Fox, Paul Lam and Catherine Chew from X-Tioneers for helping in the coaching and sharing their equipment. Thanks to all our Division 3 players and the other Division 2 players that were waiting in the staging area for their turn, and end up helping crew for the team.

Red Sevens would also like to thank the MPOC organisers for their wonderful organisation of the event in Kedah especially the prize-giving by Her Royal Highness and the official dinner at the hotel. A huge thank you to the excellent refereeing by Junaidi and his team of Malaysian Marshals despite the killer heat (36 degC?).

A big thank you to Red Sevens sponsors- Dye Paintball , THORB, Furious, Seed, Red Dynasty, Paintballers World - without your support none of this would be possible... Thank you so much!!! 

Words by Ben "KING" (Red Sevens) and Jane "ELLE" (Red Sevens)

Other articles by any members of Red Sevens about MPOC 2011 Leg 2..

by Ben "King" -  http://singaporepaintball.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-sevens-singapore-clinched-mpoc-leg.html

Team gathering at Changi Airport, Terminal 1 on 6 May 2011 morning for our flight to Penang (AIR ASIA ROCKS!!)

Tom (carrying Force21 backpack) and Mark (not being sure what is going on as usual) heading to the terminal...  

Tom "Train" having a soft moment with Paintball Heaven's Angry Birds headband

The universal meal.

Zach "Mushroom" catching up on reading while on the road from Penang Airport to Regency Hotel, Kedah

Thank you to Dye Paintball for their wonderful sponsorship! We love Dye!!

Excellent Player's Area set-up by MPOC Organisers! Neat and spacious!

Silver!!!! Red Sevens came in 2nd MPOC Leg 3!


Photographs contributed by Lester's camera and Jane's IPhone4...