Malaysia Paintball Official Circuit 2011 Leg 4 Xtion
Cup - 11-12 June 2011
11 & 12 June 2011 - Red Sevens made its way to Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia for its... hmmm... *lost count*... MPOC Leg. This time
round, the event is a little special for us and surely for the
organizers of MPOC. The homeground of MPOC has undergone a
revamp and photos posted before the event showed lush green
grass covering the entire field of Xtion Paintball Park in Bukit
Jalil. That was of course a welcoming news to all players, us
including. Promises of gone are the days of mud "spa" were made
and everyone was looking forward to the new Bukit Jalil.
Our favourite hotel was again fully booked. Yes, it had always
been our favorite one (not for the luxurious facilities as there
was none to boast of) because of 2 basic reasons - proximity to
Bukit Jalil and proximity to food!!! Right across the road of
the hotel was a al fresco old-style Chinese restaurant, Old Town
White Coffee, Secret Recipe and 7-Eleven! But then, it was fully
booked. So we went back to the Pearl International Hotel along
Jalan Klang Lama which was once the official hotel for World Cup
While we wanted to make it for the Captain's Briefing, we had a
little kid on board the car who left behind something, and, it
was not just a harness or tank or mask or jersey. It was the
entire gear bag. Thus, the Singapore Round-the-Island Tour
started and that took 2 hours which delayed our timings and we
hit the peak hour drive-in at the Causeway Check-Point. Needless
to say, we missed the Captain's Briefing. Not too good a sign to
start off a tournament. Some of the guys reached the hotel only
at 1.30am and slept at 3am.
We were up for games in the morning on Saturday (not the first
game this time! Phew!). The Qualifying Round went decently well
for us as we clinched some wins and also clocked some losses. At
the end of the Qualifying Round, we were ranked third on the
table and were scheduled to play against the 6th placing team
- The Simpsons - on Sunday morning. In this Quarterfinals, we
didn't do quite well as we hoped to have done and Simpsons had a
great plan against us too. The win went to Simpsons which got
the team a semi-final spot. They went on to clinch the Champion
spot. Good for them! Congrats!
There were some upsets in Division 1 and Division 2 which saw
some teams left out of the Finals and others making it through.
Stanley was in total control of the scoreboard and the whistle.
Junaidi was upholding the justice of the game rules with his
band of merry men in the field too. Singapore had Ref Acid, Ref
Eedy and Ref Shahirah flying the Singapore flag with Junaidi and
his team of Malaysian Marshals. We love the referees and
appreciate their hard work in the field. Regardless of good
calls and bad calls (we were at the receiving ends for both), we
would like to thank the referees for their dedication and stand
by the referee's calls in the field.
Food and drinks were aplenty during lunch and throughout the day
too. The administration was smooth for the weekend with the
counters well-managed. While the paint collection point was a
bit far-off, we just did our paint purchase early and all in
advance. Having just 3 games in between our games, there was no
time to even hit the paint counter or the toilet. We are so glad
to have Will helping us out in the pit area and handling of the
pods. He had only 1 thought on his mind the whole day - "Didn't
I just fill those 60 pods? How come they are already empty??".
Anyway, Will had his eyes on our pods the whole time. Thanks
very much to him! We love you Will!!
A big thank you to Red Sevens sponsors-
Dye Paintball ,
Paintballers World - without your support none of this would
Thank you so much!!!
Words by Jane "ELLE" (Red