Americans add colour to paintball
Paint splattered Te Rauparaha Arena during the New Zealand indoor paintball championships over the weekend.
Sixteen teams took part, including American-based professional team Infamous.
The visiting team included New Zealand player Billy Jackson, who helped the Americans win 27 out of 30 games over two days.
Infamous won the tournament with 2694 points. They were followed by NZ Plague, 2308, and Arachnidz, 2296.
Organiser Rob Blitz said the event was outstanding, because things could often go wrong in paintball tournaments.
‘‘It’s a very testosterone-driven sport and when things go wrong, players can throw their toys, basically,’’ he said. ‘‘But there was none of that. They were well behaved.’’
On the run: Organiser Rob Blitz escapes during a casual game after the tournament.
Taking aim: Infamous member Brad McCurley prepares to fire.