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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Beira-Mar


By: 
Rui Oliveira
Pics: Richardo Campos. PB.Record 
Beira-Mar Paintball Team

Beira-Mar is competing in the Silver League (Semi-Pro) at the Portuguese National Championships, which are federation sanctioned and the main paintball events in Portugal. We had a somewhat tough group to battle through before we could achieve our objective to reach the podium at this event. Our first match saw us playing against team XXL COMBIBIU, in which we managed to get a solid 3-1 victory. Then, we had to battle against RUSH, which presented us with a big challenge, as we drew 2-2 and had to go to overtime, where we finally managed to clutch the win by 3-2. We had a big upset in the match against our rivals, Prophecy, where we couldn’t quite get a good grasp of the layout, and our game plan was perfectly countered, leading us to a 0-3 loss. This put us in a difficult situation, because even though we had two wins, one of them was in overtime, meaning that we only had 5 points, so we were dependant on other game’s scores in order to advance. Thankfully the paintball gods ruled in our favour and we made it to the finals, and one step closer to our goal for this event.



In the semi-final, we had to play against team DAMAIENSE. It was a tough game that once again saw us having to battle inch for inch in a make or break overtime point. Sadly, it wasn’t our day, and we got an unfortunate penalty that cost us the advancement and the chance to play for 1st and 2nd in the final. We ended up taking 3rd place overall, which although was our initial objective, we couldn’t help but feel a little bit short of what we know to be our true potential.

A great thank you to our devoted sponsors, without which none of this would be remotely possible. We will continue to work hard to represent you in the best of fashions. Our deepest gratitude.


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