Techs on Tour: CBX by PJ.
As the Paintball season comes to a close. I gather my Tech gear and set off for my last event of the year. In my sights , Sao Paolo , Brasil. Largest city in South America and the Southern Hemisphere by populous. And also the largest Portuguese speaking city in the world. After a brief conversation with Receita Federal (Brasilian Customs). I made my way to Atibaia Paintball Arena about an hour outside the city.
Upon arrival I meet with Julio Cesar Lima (Atibaia PB) and Rodrigo Araujo (CBX Organizer) to get a taste of the local nectar "Banana Cachaca" and a tour of the field and the modifications in the last stages. Atibaia PB has a Scenario field , Tactical field , and a Airball field. My eyes shined "Lime Green" as I gazed in amazement at a brand new "Planet Eclipse Ultimate Airball Field".. Hugging the field was the custom Field Wrap Banner with CBX and Planet Eclipse proudly stamped and beautifully matching. I was truly in Paintball Heaven and blessed.
Clear skies with temps in the high 70's was the forecast for the weekend as players and teams began pouring in Saturday morning.
Over 40 teams signed up for their chance to become champion of the Circuito Brasileiro do Paintball (CBX). Since its inception in early 2014 CBX has become the premiere paintball league in Brasil. Excellent staff, reffing crew, bathrooms, food, bar, pit areas, team stations, webcast, and too much more to list. NXL's Head Ref Aaron Bennington was flown in to lead the ref crew thru the event. And with that, lines were drawn in the sand and the battles began.
Sunday separates the "Big Boys" in their respective divisions. Their is no better feeling than being in the "Sunday Club".. Some teams were out to just win this event but a select few had the Series Championship on their sights. In the Open Division, Papaletto in particular lost the series last year to long time rival Jungle Boys. Competition has always been fierce in Brasil and the games reflected that. Mad bunkerings and stabbing at the Wall 50, run thrus on the Dorito side and Backshots from the Snake riddled games. Games were fun and exiting to watch.
Planet Eclipse stable teams took ALL the divisions for the Series Championship, wow!!!!! In the Open D3, Papaletto took the ultimate crown. In Amateur, D4 it was Arena Dodger and Lastly was D500 with Spider Black. Hats off to you teams and your dedication. We are proud to support you.
In D3 it was Ninjinhas in 1st, Spider Team in 2nd place, Jungle Boys with 3rd and Papaletto in 4th.
In D4 1st place honors go out to Ninjinhas VCP, 2nd place Bushido, 3rd Chernobyl, and 4th Ninjinhas Rookie.
In the D500 Paintshot took 1st followed by Devgru in 2nd and Havok rounding out 3rd. Congratulations to all of our teams.
With that I close out a long season of flights, hotels, rentals, fast food, early mornings, adventures and a long list off other stuff. Wouldn't change it for the world. The experiences, new people, new places are priceless and I am truly blessed. Thank you CBX, Brasil, but most of all Planet Eclipse.. Till next season, enjoy family, Xmas, New Years and Happy Holidays.
Now where is that bottle of Banana Cachaca , I gotta flight to catch..