Tag Archives: 2009
Ground Zero Paintball pulled through with another successful paintball event once again, hosting the fifth event of the season in Gananoque, Ontario. Unbelievably, it was already here. This was the last event for your team to make the cut as the number one team in your division, the last chance at bringing home the medals, and the last shot at making NAX. We, the players, and spectators, witnessed it all. Everything from the tears and blood, to the joy and high feeling of accomplishment. It all comes in the package; hopefully you were fortunate enough to catch it all live.
Sometimes there is just too much to tell, or, you just don’t know where to kick the weekend’s story off from. So the best way to resolve this is by starting with congratulating all the teams who busted their buts this season in the trenches, and now have made it to the top. After all the hard work, dedication, money, and time put into this, they deserve one big round of applause.
CX4 team Whitby Rhino Rampage came first this season, winning the series title as the number one CX4 team in their division. They came through with a total of 225 points this season, along with Codrington Corrupted Youth in second place and Hamilton Havoc in third place. It was a tight division, packed with close matches all season long, but everybody did an amazing job. Congratulations boys, enjoy the prizes and super cool medals.
RXL team Woodstock Defiance came into the division with next to no Xball experience, other than being under the wing of Travis Kropf (ex. Shockwave Canada player). This was their first year as a real team together, gaining hundreds of war stories and hotel memories this season together as a team. They went through the drama together, and have now learned how to win together. Woodstock Defiance also accomplished their goal of winning an MXL spot in the league for next season. Congratulations on a job well done. Essex Supremacy led shortly behind in second place, as well as Joyceville Juveniles in third place. Hopefully everybody takes another shot at the title next season in 2010, where we’ll find more exciting matches and new winners.
Kitchener Recon came into MXL this season after winning their spot from RXL in 2008. They smashed their way through RXL, now absolutely obliterating anybody in their path in MXL. Recon has a point differential of plus 65, leaving the closest contender (Sudbury Union) in the dust with only plus 18. They not only blew the points off the score sheets, but also managed to win every single match, going undefeated this season. If that isn’t impressive enough, they also not only won a CXBL spot for next year, but an AXBL spot as well. Kitchener Recon competed in MXL up in the states as well, under the name of Bronx Hate. It just so happens that Bronx Hate went undefeated this season in the MXL division. This group of players definitely has something going for them, who knows what 2010 will bring. I believe I speak for them when I say thanks go out to their loyal coach Nelson Fonseca. Congrats also go out to Elmira Nemesis for coming in second place and Waterloo Wildcards for coming in third.
CXBL was an absolute, out of control, rollercoaster this season. Teams that were in the bottom seemed to somehow find their groove around the middle, and others who thought to have no worries, fell into the ground. Although, three particular teams seemed to always be in the same ball park. First up was Cambridge Raiders, the thought to be winning team this season. Next up was Kingston Criminal Factory, a team that was coming from experience, as well as the help from hired pros Bart Blonski and Pete Utschig. Finally was Toronto Rage, a well represented team who made some major pickups this season to perfect the roster. All three teams grinded out hard matches with one another, but the question remained, who would break through with the medals and move onto NAX? The answer was Toronto Rage. After Cambridge Raiders slipped last event, Toronto Rage seized all the open opportunities possible. Quick points in clutch times raised their point differential a ton, bringing them the medals and entitling them as the number one team in Central CXBL. Cambridge Raiders just fell short, coming in second. Kingston Criminal Factory remained in third with only a total of 10 points, compared to Rage and Raiders with 12. Amazing jobs everybody, but the action isn’t close to over yet. NAX is in less than a month, so I hope to see everybody there.
Special Thanks go out to all of our hosts for making this possible. Ground Zero, Flag Raiders, Soldier Gear, and Bingemans entertainment center all did a phenomenal job with the events. Special thanks also go out to BuyPBL, Draxxus, VForce, Smart Parts, Sup Air Ball, Canadian Tire, and FantasyPB for making any of this possible. The best event of the season is always saved for last; NAX is going to get hectic. The pressure is on and the teams demand 110% out of their players at this point. Stay tuned in and don’t miss a second of it with ThisIsPaintball.ca!
Picked Up A Few NAX Stars? – Your Invited To The VIP Tent At The NAX Championships.
If you are a current AXBL or CXBL player and have 8 NAX Star Points or more bring your player ID card and show it to the bouncer at the VIP tent at the NAX Championships and enjoy all the benefits of being a top Xball player.
The VIP tent will be setup on the fifty yard line at the final event on Saturday and Sunday Sept 15th and 16th at Flag Raiders. You’ll be able to check out the food, drinks, music and more.
|1||Guy, Phil (Mirabel)||13|
|2||Brown, Matthew (Beverly)||11|
|3||Benoit, Jesse (Toronto)||9|
|4||Grocholski, Jason (St-Jovite)||9|
|5||Harris-Matticks, Gerry (Kingsey Falls)||9|
|6||Herda, Stefan (Cambridge)||9|
|7||Utschig, Peter (Kingston)||9|
|8||Baur, Buddy (Moncton)||8|
|9||Blonski, Bart (Kingston)||8|
|10||Cooper, Andrew (Kingston)||8|
|11||Rivel, Jean Philippe (St-Jovite)||8|
|12||Thornburn, Justin (Cambridge)||8|
|13||Yachimec, Zane (St Albert)||8|
|14||Andrew, Jacob (Coboconk)||7|
|15||Bhan, Neal (Toronto)||7|
|16||Caron, Marc Andre (Mirabel)||7|
|17||Cornell, Justin (St Albert)||7|
|18||Horgan, Evan (Vancouver)||7|
|19||Baillargeon, Marco (Mont-Tremblant)||6|
|20||Berthelot, Steve (Mont-Tremblant)||6|
|21||Boehme, Blake (Windsor)||6|
|22||Brooke, Robin (Edmonton)||6|
|23||Chabot, Antony (Mirabel)||6|
|24||Emberson, Aaron (Wasaga)||6|
|25||Henderson, Cody (Wasaga)||6|
|26||Mickowsky, Cody (Mont-Tremblant)||6|
|27||Ouimet, Joshua (St Albert)||6|
|28||Pilon Morand, Vincent (Lasalle)||6|
|29||Scott, Cole (Vancouver)||6|
|30||Coady, Bryce (Moncton)||5|
|31||Desouza, Nigel (Windsor)||5|
|32||Lengacher, Matt (Almonte)||5|
|33||Paxson, Mike (Edmonton)||5|
|34||Stoyle, Shayne (Barrie)||5|
|35||Chantler, Ryan (London)||4|
|36||Edgington, Jonny (Red Deer)||4|
|37||Howell, Adam (Almonte)||4|
|38||Hyland, Joseph (Barrie)||4|
|39||Jones, Jason (Wasaga)||4|
|40||Szypka, Daniel (Toronto)||4|
|41||Tahhan, Johnny (Winnipeg)||4|
|42||Benoit, Simon (Lasalle)||3|
|43||Berube, Raphael (Kingsey Falls)||3|
|44||Bryce, Justin (Roxboro)||3|
|45||Dubuc Lecomte, Jonathan (Mirabel)||3|
|46||Easthope, Steve (Calgary)||3|
|47||Falk, Travis (Winnipeg)||3|
|48||Grape, Krushyn (Cambridge)||3|
|49||Guilbault, Olivier (Mont-Tremblant)||3|
|50||Hogle, Jared (Roxboro)||3|
|51||Lewis, Tommy (Coboconk)||3|
|52||Luimes, Richard (Beverly)||3|
|53||Macgillivray, Neil (Red Deer)||3|
|54||Markic, Tony (Barrie)||3|
|55||Mccall, Hamish (London)||3|
|56||Pagacz, Jordan (Edmonton)||3|
|57||Papissian, Varant (Windsor)||3|
|58||Patton, Hilton (Beverly)||3|
|59||Pittman, Matt (St Albert)||3|
|60||Polnicky, Mitch (Almonte)||3|
|61||Renzi, Vincent (Kingsey Falls)||3|
|62||Richards, Eric (Cambridge)||3|
|63||Roughley, Jacob (Cambridge)||3|
|64||Saunders, Todd (Wasaga)||3|
|65||Schlichenmayer, Darcy (Edmonton)||3|
|66||Schmitt, Jake (Roxboro)||3|
|67||Shail, Brady (Almonte)||3|
|68||Short, Brandon (Edmonton)||3|
|69||Siewers, Greg (Edmonton)||3|
|70||Slowiak, Nick (Mont-Tremblant)||3|
|71||Taranowski, Anthony (Winnipeg)||3|
|72||Theriault, Kyle (Moncton)||3|
|73||Turner, Will (Coboconk)||3|
|74||Wood, Gavin (Vancouver)||3|
|75||Yaxley, Arnold (Lasalle)||3|
|76||Banville, Neil (Kingsey Falls)||2|
|77||Battige, Frank (Roxboro)||2|
|78||Butterworth, Phil (Calgary)||2|
|79||Chow, Mathieu (Mirabel)||2|
|80||Ditullio, Mike (Wasaga)||2|
|81||Edgington, Justin (Red Deer)||2|
|82||Gadke, Cory (Beverly)||2|
|83||Gastelum, Josh (Moncton)||2|
|84||Gravelle, Eric (St-Jovite)||2|
|85||Guitard, Tyler (Moncton)||2|
|86||Guppy, Drew (Toronto)||2|
|87||Hexter, Andrew (London)||2|
|88||Ing, Justin (Toronto)||2|
|89||Klimenko, Martin (Winnipeg)||2|
|90||Legris, Caroline (Mont-Tremblant)||2|
|91||Lindloge, Ryan (Kingsey Falls)||2|
|92||Lock, Corbin (Vancouver)||2|
|93||Lyle, Rich (Kingston)||2|
|94||Ma, Kimberley (Red Deer)||2|
|95||Macdonald, Jeff (Moncton)||2|
|96||Martens, Grayson (Calgary)||2|
|97||Mcquaid, David (Coboconk)||2|
|98||O’Brien, Brendan (Windsor)||2|
|99||Pilon, Sebastien (Almonte)||2|
|100||Pretot, Fred (Kingsey Falls)||2|
|101||Rowbotham, Craig (Red Deer)||2|
|102||Stewart, Evan (Windsor)||2|
|103||Teixeira, Ryan (Cambridge)||2|
|104||Thompson, Jonathan (St Albert)||2|
|105||Thorne, Anderw (Coboconk)||2|
|106||Yachimec, Bart (St Albert)||2|
|107||Beaudin, Jessica (Kingston)||1|
|108||Beaudoin, Jonathan (Lasalle)||1|
|109||Benabed, Samy (Mirabel)||1|
|110||Connel, Frank (Moncton)||1|
|111||Costa, Jeremy (Kingsey Falls)||1|
|112||Curry, Kevin (Moncton)||1|
|113||Desjardins, Frederic (Mont-Tremblant)||1|
|114||Evans, Peter (Kingston)||1|
|115||Faiazza, Anthony (St Albert)||1|
|116||Fay, Nicholas (Winnipeg)||1|
|117||Gagne, Philippe (Mont-Tremblant)||1|
|118||Gareau, Eric (Mont-Tremblant)||1|
|119||Graham, Brock (Wasaga)||1|
|120||Guest, Thomas (Windsor)||1|
|121||Kropf, Travis (Cambridge)||1|
|122||Macarine, Emmanuel (Mont-Tremblant)||1|
|123||McInnes, Mark (Barrie)||1|
|124||Monville, Sammuel (Kingston)||1|
|125||Oglestone, Brad (Toronto)||1|
|126||Pomerleau, Alexandre (Mirabel)||1|
|127||Rivard, Jeff (London)||1|
|128||Schwarz, Justin (Beverly)||1|
|129||Sutton, Dani John (Calgary)||1|
|130||Thompson, Sean (Winnipeg)||1|
|131||Tremblay, Ludovic (Mont-Tremblant)||1|
|132||Veenema, Leonard (Calgary)||1|
|133||Woodcock, Chris (Almonte)||1|
PSP Events proudly presents THE event of the year, the 2009 World Cup. The largest professional paintball tournament on the planet will debut at a new location this year, Fantasy of Flight, October 7th – 11th.
Home to over 40 rare and vintage aircraft, Fantasy of Flight is the world’s greatest aviation attraction. The facility offers a variety of guided tours including visits to their working restoration and maintenance areas. You can climb inside the cockpit of a Corsair fighter for a battle over the Pacific and then take a spin on their state-of-the-art hang glide simulator in the Fun with Flight area.
Located in Polk City, FL, Fantasy of Flight is conveniently located between the Orlando International Airport and the Tampa International Airport. Servicing over 52 million passengers a year with over 1,000 arrivals and departures daily, the two airports offer a multitude of flight options for everyone traveling to the event.
The World Cup is the crown jewel of tournament paintball; more players, more spectators, more vendors, more buzz, more significance than any other event in the industry. The event also hosts the year’s largest tradeshow where everyone that’s anyone comes to debut their latest and greatest gear for the upcoming season. It is the must attend event of the year for teams and paintball enthusiasts around the globe.
Visit www.pspevents.com for more information about the event including host hotels. Stay tuned as we add additional properties, rental homes, and tons more details for the event.
ThisISPaintball.ca Article Written By Kyle Muffty
Finally, a mix of hand-picked AXBL players from both Eastern and Western conferences were chosen to compete in the All-Star match of the season. The event took place at Paintball Quest in Sodus, New York, a field that the players where already familiar with from the previous event. It was quite the start to a weekend of paintball. Each team started by having their names called out, lining-up in order. Following this was a get-it-up chant to see which team was in favor, the outcome was clearly Eastern. Then just minutes before the first point of the match, a pod-toss was thrown out to all the players and spectators in the crowd. Intensity and excitement was in the air, along with both teams fired-up and ready to play.
The first point was taken by Western. Surprisingly, the next three were also scored before Eastern even scored their first. The crowds were second-guessing their final score picks at this point by a lot. By half-time the score was 7-2 for Western. Buddy Baur was bringing his team towards the win, unfortunately for Dan Zaleski, captain of Eastern. Back and forth, points were taken and lost. Eastern finally had a minor comeback in the match, scoring a few back-to-back points. It just wasn’t enough with Westerns 5 point lead, leaving the final score of the match 11-6 for Western. Nonetheless, both conferences proved to have some truly talented paintball players. Good job guys!
More big news was released from Bronx Hate in the MXL division. After both their wins against Team No Name and Baltimore Inflict, they were now guaranteed the AXBL spot for next season. It was a difficult season of hard work and grinding through the trenches, but clearly their efforts brought them on top. Congratulations to a job well done!
Sunday brought out more amazing matches. Attica Intent laid a beat down on Somerville Crisis with a final score 16-5. The same went for Philadelphia All American Heroes as they made a statement with their 17-3 score on Binghamton Blackout. Binghamton Blackout managed to squeeze in a win later that day against Wellsville Express with a final score of 9-8. Rockland Hustle was able to win their only match of the day against Sodus Predators with a final score of 11-6. These matches will be making or breaking a few teams and their standings. Hopefully it’s something enough for them to make back at the All American Paintball Park just a month away.
The weekend of paintball couldn’t have been better. Even the weather that was calling for showers of rain, turned out to be clear, sunny skies. Thanks go out to BuyPBL, DXS, VForce, Smart Parts, Sup Airball, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and FantasyPB for making this event what it was. Good-luck to everybody and see you at E4!
Some photos from the CXBl Event 3 at Ground Zero Paintball from Jeremy Maillet at PlayonPics.com