Amer­i­cans add colour to paint­ball

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By TALIA CARLISLE

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.

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