Real fast recap. We had a team get 2nd in Div 2 , 2nd in 3man, and a couple players won 10 man.
We lost a couple close, close games against teams that normally play in the top DPL league.
Plus the conditions were so miserable it was demoralizing. Overall 14th for the season. Which considering we never had the same team members from event to event and were swapping 3-4 people on an 8 man roster...not too shabby I don't think.
Congrats to Firm smashing some very good teams, and seeing Flexi back with them was cool. Tigers making a return to Semi pro. All of the nations squads that came out, played and then did the nations games?! Amazing.
Next years location wish list from me
Portugal for a first event (Spain is horrid for laws, Portugal loves paintball, cheaper, weathers the same)
Sweden (Magued can bring back that Swedish masters! for the summer event, so much daylight!)
Southern Europe where it's dry. Greece? South of France?
Thank you to all, especially the refs who had to be the most miserable of all of us.
If the weather had been nice, that Dam event would have been exceptional, and everyone would agree that it was a genius move to hold it there at this time of year.
Same goes for Texas; 80% of the time that event would be glorious, and those are pretty good odds. You wouldn't get those odds on good weather in the UK at any point during the year.
Over a period of years, and bearing in mind the unpredictability of the weather globally, the rained-out mud-fests are bound to happen. If 80% is the bar, you can expect one per year in each series. Its unfortunate, but not anyones fault.
Better to celebrate when you miss one dreadful event in a season than moan about the time it happened.
Glass half full, see?