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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!
The NAX Paintball League recently put on one of Canada’s largest paintball events at Ground Zero Paintball in Gananoque Ontario this past weekend. The event brought together the Central division and the Eastern division of CXBL, MXL, RXL and CX4 players all to showcase how large the sport of paintball is in beautiful Canada. With the recent celebration of Canada Day on July 1st we couldn’t think of a better way to spend the follow up weekend but out at a paintball event.
8:30am Saturday July 4th
The games started bright an early on 8:30am EST Saturday morning with both divison MXL teams taking to the fields. The Central division teams started off on with the Kitchen Recon who have yet to lose a game so far this season facing off against Guelph Storm who are going through a transition of rebuilding . The match ended in a 13 to 1 win for Recon which allowed them to keep their winning streak The Eastern MXL division games kicked off with Blainvill Cyclones taking on Quebec Odyssee, the game ended in a flat out tie which now leaves Odyssee in 6th place over all so far this season.
12:00pm Saturday July 4th
Saturdays games were broken up with the long awaited Border Battle 2 and since last years ended up in a tie there was much online smack talking and even some E2 video smacks thanks BackLine Media. Some were right in your face from both divison while others were a little weaker but the most Canadian smack was “Were coming, we are bringing poutine and we are not giving you any”
The All Star Game started in usual fashion with all the players lining up and the Canadian National anthem being played which was some what remixed at the end with some club beats to get everyone ready for the intense match ahead. The first point of the match went to Eastern and was quickly followed up with Central getting assessed a 5 minute major on Chop Shop player Ed Evan who also is the man behind Exalt Paintball. This allowed Eastern to take advantage and score 3 more points until some minor penalties switched the momentum back onto the Central’s side causing the East to concede 2 points due to being down on players and leaving Central with slight lead with 6 point to the East’s 5 points.
The second half was over flowing with penalties for the Eastern All Star team with a total of 24 minutes being assessed which sealed the advantage for the Central All Star team to be able to score 3 quick points to build up more steam towards a strong finish. Although being being short on players due to penalties once the 5 minute major which was assessed to Kamikaze player Gerry Harris was cleared Montreal Impact player Phil Guy put another point up for the Eastern side with 15 minutes left in the match. The addition to the Phil Guy’s point for Eastern was shortly followed up with another 5 minute major for Roxboro Legacy’s Justin Bryce, but the East still came out strong with the one player disadvantage and cause Central to concede another point to Eastern. The East struggled again with multiple penalties being called which allowed the Central team to score 3 points in the last 1:10 of the game with the Central All Star captin Todd Ancich running in to hang the final point with 1 second left in the match.
The final score left the Central All Stars being on top 13 to 7 against the Eastern All Stars and allowing them to take home the 2009 Border Battle 2 title and all the glory but sadly no poutine.
2:00pm Saturday July 4th
The MXL games followed up the All Star match with one of the fastest played games of the evening being Kanata Fallen Heroes VS Mont Royal NRG which had a top ranked Fallen Heros face off against the lower ranked NRG The Fall Heroes were ripping up the Xball field usually with 5 guns up off the break and making some quick turn around points to have the final game total to be 22 – 4 for Fallen Heroes.
With all the games has finishing up for the day the CXBL staff got to relax with some well needed food and “beverages” and the players heading off with some wins and losses not to mention the many prizes from the PBL Pod toss in preparation for the Canadian Xtreme Paintball League Boat Party for the players.
8:00pm Saturday July 4th
While most typical paintball events would have teams gathering and going over the next days games breakout plans the night before playing there was a bit of a temptation for players to join in on the 2009 Boat Party which the league hires a private boat to tour the beautiful scenery and provide paintball players another venue to gather aside from the paintball field. While much of the party was documented by BackLine Media and PlayonPics.com but there are some parts that we could not reported on due to the crazy direction things were heading and the free shots that the CXBL Commissioner was handing out.
2:00am or 3:00am July 5th
Finally back to the camping area at Ground Zero where I got to climb into my tent to get some sleep for day two of the CXBL Event 3. After sleeping on a chair in the Ville-Marie Aggression guys room the night before post-clubbing in Kingston, I was lucky that the guys from Wasaga Beach played the early game in the morning so the camping area was slightly quieter than the night before or so I was told. We all know that the Beach Boyz do live up to their name especially when fireworks are involved.
Day 2 of CXBL Event 3 coming shortly….
Central Division MXL E3 Results
1 – 13
5 – 10
10 – 9
8 – 9
Eastern MXL Division E3 Results
7 – 7
9 – 2
22 – 4
11 – 6
Central All Star Game
13 – 7
Congratulations to Impact for their big wins in Buffalo for the finals of the NAX, September 26th to 28th, 2008.
Yet again, Impact completely smashed their opponents winning every game they played, taking home the Canadian championship by destroying the Cambridge Raiders, and then winning the North American title by crushing Rochester Rythym.
Impact has completely dominated the CXBL for the past three years, winning every game they have played in that league. They currently have a 38-0 record.
Good luck in Orlando for the PSP World Cup