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Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 AXBL Season Finale

After the tight fought matches at event #2 the Tippinators were ready for more success at event #3 against Newfoundland and South Shore.

Event #3 of the Atlantic Xtreme Paintball League season was played July 18-19, 2009 at Mersey Road Paintball in East River Nova Scotia. Due to a scheduling conflict the Tippinators are unable to attend AXBL event #4. The league was kind enough to adjust the schedule so the Tipps be able to finish up the season after event #3.

Saturday July 18 had the Tipps going up against Wreckhouse who had traveled all the way from Newfoundland to play Eastern Canada’s premier xball league.

As we had seen all season the Tippinators allowed Newfoundland to take a five point lead before coming to life.

A spirited charge lead by the Tippinators All Star players, Dan Laphan, Chris Mullins, and Alex Jacklyn, before the end of the first half brought the team to within one point of Wreckhouse.

Tippinators played some of their best paintball of the season in the second half but the Newfoundland team proved too strong.

A final push by Newfoundland halted the Tippinators advance and ended the game 11-7 in favor of Wreckhouse.

The Tippinators came out for their final game of the AXBL season Sunday July 19th against the South Shore Hometown Heroes.

The winless Hometown Heroes played with a short roster of only seven players. What the Heroes were short on bodies they made up for in grit and determination.

The Tippinators came out flat and never got it together. Point after point ended the same way, with Heroes players running down the Tipps.

At the final horn the Heroes had won their first game of the season in convincing fashion, ending the Tippinators competitive season by a score of 15-3.

After all event 3 matches were complete it was time for the first ever AXBL All Star Game. Players from various AXBL and AX3 teams were divided into Team DraXxuS and Team BuyPBL for the game.

Three Tippinators players were selected to the All Star Game and Tippinators Captain Bruce Johnston was asked to coach Team BuyPBL. At the end of the match between the best players in Atlantic Canada Team BuyPBL came out on top 10-7. 

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