15 July 2012 (Singapore) – Held in new location, Singapore Paintball Series 2012 Leg 1 concluded the 2 day paintball event with a resounding success as Team ZOO clinched the SPS 2012 Leg 1 Champion title over Red Sevens II in a nail biting Final. With a total of 25 participating teams, the SPS introduced several changes to the 2012 edition with the RaceTo2 Format as the most significant change. For the first time in Singapore paintball history, Open Division and Division 3 games was held in the ever popular RaceTo Format which is accordance to International paintball regulations such as the Paintball Asia League Series (PALS) and the Millennium Series in Europe. New to SPS2 012 is the introduction of the 2012 version of the Millennium Series bunkers which has 3 new bunkers, the Elbow, the Mini-M and the Beam. Led by SPS Referee Azhar and SPS Referee Manager Idi, the SPS Referees took on the role of “Big Brother” to officiate in their first national paintball tournament without the aid of overseas guest referees. “Our SPS Referees understand their roles and responsibilities in the development of paintball in Singapore and stood up to the test. The SPS Referees belongs to an important part of the overall competition growth as we continue to improve their involvement in the series” exclaimed SPS Tournament Promoter, Ben Seow who is also an advisor for the SPS Referees. SPS Referee, Muhd Razak who is commonly known as Zak was selected as the SPS Referee of the tournament when he displayed commitment and precise judgement when officiating. The SPS Referee medal is newly introduced to acknowledge our referee’s competency in paintball refereeing during the event.
Division 4 was won by The Outlaws II with Pumperz coming close in the 2nd position. Natural Born Killers took on Chaos Killers in the 3rd/4th placing playoff and emerged the eventual winner. Division 4 saw a total of 8 participating teams with Team SP Paintball, SPainters Revolution and Blitzkrieg Jugend making their debut in the SPS.
“We would like to thank all participating teams, supports, spectators and sponsors who took part in this leg of the tournament. Over our many years of development and promotion, the SPS has been constantly progressing with better infrastructure and expertise. The SPS is definitely a signature paintball event in the Singapore calendar of international standards. Only with the consistent support and right progressive development are we able to make this sport mainstream and popular.” said Jane Koh, Tournament Director of the SPS.
Corporate Division which saw a taste of corporate rivalry and strong company identity has Pumperz CSC walking away with the Champion title. SG Frontiers which was formed by a group of staff members from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority took the 2nd spot in their first ever SPS experience. SAESL Sharks and Alpha Avengers took the 3rd and 4th placing respectively.
SPS2012 Leg 2 will be held on 6 – 7 October 2012 at the Marina Promontory. Teams which are interested to be part of the SPS can visit the SPS website for more information, www.singaporepaintballseries.com