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Monday, November 14, 2011

Paintball World Cup Asia 2011 Enters Malaysia Book Of Records

LANGKAWI, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- The Paintball World Cup Asia (WCA) which ended yesterday at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre here made it to the Malaysia Book of Records for having the highest number of participants in a paintball championship.

Championship chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the three-day event involved 1,810 participants from 152 local and foreign teams coming from 32 countries.

"I'm very happy with the tournament which was held indoor for the first time," he told a news conference after receiving a certificate from the Malaysia Book of Records.

Mahdzir hoped to make the event an annual championship.

In addition, Mahdzir hoped that more Malaysian women would participate in the tournament that had so far been dominated by men.


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Ladies Weakness Create Waves In Men Dominated World Paintball Meet

LANGKAWI, Nov 12 (Bernama) -- Six women from five countries managed to form a scratch paintball team via Facebook to make an eye-opening debut in the three-day World Cup Asia 2011 (WCA 2011) Paintball Championship at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Padang Mat Sirat here since yesterday.

The Ladies Weakness team comprising women from Russia, Philippines, France, Malaysia and Ukraine are battling with 38 other mainly men teams.

Team leader Ekaterina Minieva, 28, said she was looked for members to form a team through Facebook from various countries to participate in the WCA 2011.

"We only met and discussed via Facebook before gathering in Langkawi for the opening match on Friday without any further training.

"Preparation and planning were very limited and we only watch the tactical play of others before strategising to win each match," she said when met here Saturday.

Minieva said even though all six members of the team were women, they were not at a disadvantage to compete with the men as each member had her specialty to overcome their opponents.

"Even though we are new, we managed to defeat several well-known teams from Singapore and are now poised to enter the semi-final," she said.

Apart from Minieva, the Ladies Weakness team comprises Cynthia Anne Bremin, 37, from Malaysia, Canty Villanueva, 29 and Marty Ann Saquins, 34 from the Philippines, Vinie Laurenson, 32, from France and Zhanna Sosnina from Ukraine.