Before we go into the events of the PAG Annual tournament, here's a little story of what goes on behind the scenes. The night before the tournament we made it back to the field around 2am. The teams from Quebec had already arrived, set up camp and we relaxing around a fire. Mark recieved a call that one of his refs had drove his car off the road, having a truck we take off to drag it out of the ditch. About 2:40am we finally find the vehicle, moderatly damaged and perched over a hill. Figuring we were unable to pull it out ourselves Mark calls a tow truck to come get it. A while later it finally arrives, pulls out the car and leaves. Fornately the vehicle is still drivable so he leaves and we head back to the field to sleep before the next day. It is past 4am and and 7am comes early...
The next day a total of 18 teams arrive. The field was dry and the weather was sunny with no wind, perfect for playing ball. The field was set up with huge tires and 2 half-satellite dishes on each end. The satellite dish on the starting point was solid but the one towards the middle was a metal screen mesh. It wasn't long before players figured out that their balls would break beautifully on the mesh and coat the person behind it. It was amusing to watch players get completly plastered in paint, which would impact their vision severly. This, in turn, was the downside for making it to the screen.
As usual with the level of play in the maritimes most all games went fast and hard with very few going the distance. The layout of the field ment teams had to be agressive or be surrounded and slowly picked off. The results for the prelims were:
The finals we blazing fast, no games went the distance. Apocalypse was playing some excellent ball, but with one key loss Renegade would nugde them out to take the win.
MVP went to Paul d'Aigle from Apocalypse and a well-deserved sportsmanship trophy went to team Hurricane. And as usual the tournament ended with the throwing of the paint boxes. One of the prizes was a gun which Nick, the lucky bastard from C02 Kool, managed to wrestle away from everybody using his advanced pig wrestling skills. All in all it was a good tourny.
Here are some photos from the event which were donated by Paul Daigle and Gary Gates.
Here is a site from some of the Quebec teams that attended.
Here is more on them (all in french).