SBDC tops Laser Tag tourney


Members of SBDC pose for a photo before the start of their game in the Pacific Islands Club's laser tag tournament last Saturday. (Contributed Photo)  Saipan’s Best Dance Crew ruled the 2012 Laser Tag Tournament, besting nine other teams in last weekend’s competition at the Pacific Islands Club in San Antonio.

SBDC, which was composed of Keoni Ichihara and Dwayne and Bam Castro, went undefeated in the double-elimination tournament, clinching the championship after beating Rambo’s Commandoes in the finals.

It was Rambo’s Commandoes second bridesmaid finish as last year they fell to two-time winner and Wild Dogs’Jesse Peredo, Derek Gersonde, and Matt Iguel. Rambo’s Commandoes were composed of Eric, Will, and Lady Johnson.

The eventual 2012 champion was grouped in Pool A and advanced to the second round after beating Y.O.L.O. Next up for SBDC was the Oleai Shooters and the former won anew to march into the semifinals against Pool B’s Rambo’s Commandoes, which also swept their first two games (against the New Direction Bellebers and The Losers) to move a win away from a return trip to the finals.

In the semifinals of the winners bracket, SBDC continued its streak to gain the first finals berth, while Rambo’s Commandoes dropped to the losers bracket. Then Rambo’s Commandoes forced a rematch with SBDC after eliminating eventual third placers The Losers in knockout match.

Other teams that joined last week’s laser tag tournament were Taga Team, The Pyoung Shins, Finance Team, and The Killers.

Laser tag, according to Wikipedia, is a recreational activity where players attempt to score points by tagging targets, typically with a hand-held infrared-emitting targeting device. In the PIC tournament, two teams with three members apiece dueled in a three-minute play with the team to first capture the flag of the opposing squad and bring it back to home base declared the winner. A player that pulls out the flag of the opposing team, but gets laser tag once is thrown out of the park. A player’s infrared-emitting gun is automatically turned off once the opposing player hits it. Players can avoid being laser tag by hiding on various bunkers scattered at the park. (Saipan Tribune)

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