Poison Ivy’s Report from World Cup Asia
We are back from beautiful Lankawi Island! And what an adventure it was
Poison Ivy was invited to World Cup Asia by Pals and AKR last winter, and we have been looking forward to this event all year! We were invited as the only all girl team to play in division (1).We went down to the event with Silje Eriksen, Benedicte Rønneberg, Pia A. Askevold, Linn A. Askevold and Marie Magnusson.
We flew down on the 8th of november and after a 18 hour flight from Norway, we finally landed at Langkawi airport late on the 9th. We were super excited to see the site and venue that was so close to the airport and hotel. Thursday was spent sight seeing the mangroves and a really cool fish farm. We finished off with an amazing lunch at a beautiful resort right on the beach. When we got back from our little ”adventure”, we hurried down to the site (which was a huge indoor venue, with AC and a lot of space!! ). We were amazed by the size and the level of professionalism, it was nothing like we had ever experienced before. Thursday night we attended the royal banquet with the Princess and Sultan of Kedah, Malaysia.
As far as the teams we were playing we had no idea what to expect of the level of play in Asia….. We had five games in the preliminaries, three games on friday and two on saturday… and only played our five players..
We started our Friday with a game against LostBoyz and lost 3-1, Hustle was next and we lost 4-0. Megapolis Moscow was out first good game and we won 3-1. Saturday we played against Fei-Pi 1923 and Hostile Intensions with the results 4-0 and 2-2. So over all a pretty good preliminary round for Poison Ivy. We had no idea if we made it through to the next round, and late on Saturday we finally knew that we made it to Sunday!
On Sunday played Demonz , Hostile Intensions and Reaper, we lost 3-2, 2-1 and 4-0. So that was the end of the event for us. Overall we were really happy with our playing and our results. We had fun and we gave it our very best. Overall we ended on 12th place with 110 points.
Congratulations to Datis from Iran for taking 1st!
We got to meet a a lot of new players from Asia, and we were amazed by all the attention we were given. We were really happy to see all the girl players over there, almost every team had a girl playing for them! It’s really cool to see that more girls are discovering the awesome sport of paintball all over the world! Hopefully we were a good example for girls that it’s possible to be an all girl team, and still do well in the top divison!
To all the people that helped us out it the pit (especially Adrian, Eric and Kevin ), cheered for us, and helped coaching us from the sidelines; THANK YOU! Your support means the world to us! We really hope to see all of you again next year…
To sum it up….This is probably the best event we have ever experienced, and we have to give a big THANK YOU to WCA for giving us this amazing opportunity! We hope that we are able to come back and play WCA in 2012 !!!