our first ever international tournament, PALS Independence Cup
2007 in Kuala Lumpur, the Red Sevens registered a 8th position
ranking during the preliminary round and was only
eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament. Grouped with "old
timer" teams such as IMMORTALZ, CMX, GANG, KILLER STINGERZ,
MONKEY BONE MISFIT, TORNADO ANGELS and the overall Division 3
Champion ZEALOUS, the path to qualify was an uphill task.
Also, featured for the first time in Red Sevens and playing in
their first 5 man tournament were Aaron from Team Heatwave,
Louis - a promising rookie in paintball and Desmond - a renowned
paintball photographer in Singapore and Malaysia. A good
experience it might have been for our newly paintball-inducted rookies but certainly
a "missing hole" experience for the oldies as some of our
regulars such as Shah and SLOWPOKE were unable to join us.
As the saying goes..."Yet another misadventure of the Red
Sevens...". Well, it all started when there was no bus ticket
to Kuala Lumpur when we were in Larkin and we had to wait for
5 hours before we finally boarded the coach! What came after
that was the lack
of sleep and rest. Upon reaching Sungei Besi, the bus broke
down. Yes! And our misadventure continued!
With the lack of
sleep, an empty stomach and a stench of overnight McDonalds
in our breath, the Red Sevens went on to play and
compete once we reached Bukit Jalil! Losing our first game to GANG, it was time to reconcile
our objective: To play and to win or to play and be enriched with daunting "experiences".
To win, of course! Just as we
were about to go on to the field to compete in our 2nd game, our
misadventure struck again... A leaking ION! Yes! and Yes! What
did I say, our misadventure continued!
And there was
Shah! "Thou shall not win but play with grace", he said.
Supported by his mechanical Spyder, it was indeed playing with
grace, definitely not as destructive as an ION but good enough
to make some kills. Thanks bro...
Our new timers had their fair share of fun too! Desmond went on
to build his every own "Paintball Photos .Com Fan Club" and was
shooting away! Not pellets but photos! 7 GB! Hmmmm... Louis was
too excited in the build up of the game and tore his pants in
the process. He swore that it would never happen again as he
bought a new Proto pants to replace his torn pants. A brand new start indeed.
As Shah says "Thou shall not play with torn pants ever again!"
Aaron, being a MONKEY in nature, was caught for a 1 for 1 in his
first 5 man tournament. He was gracious to lend his Cyborg to
his band of brothers "Thou shall lend to show that you are not
stingy"... He went on to offer his house for lodging. A good
Looking forward...We will be conducting more games for
Singaporeans across the causeway and hoping for a new born
Singapore paintball team soon.
"Thou shall rest
and get ready for the 5 Man Asia World Cup"
For pictures of the PALS series
2 Team Roster
KING (Back Center)
PADAM PELITA (Front)
BAD MONKEY (Front)
RESIDENT EVIL CHEF (Front)
TORN PANTS (Front)