CDL 2010 Champion – UCSI Devil’s Duke
CDL 2010 1st Runner Up – SEGI Barbarians
CDL 2010 2nd Runner Up – Metropolitan Maestro
CDL 2010 Champion – UCSI Devil’s Duke
CDL 2010 1st Runner Up – SEGI Barbarians
CDL 2010 2nd Runner Up – Metropolitan Maestro
16 October 2010 (Saturday)
11 am – 5pm
(First quarter final match begins at 11am)
Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam
Congratulations to the 8 clubs – SEGI Barbarians, HELP Hyperblades, UCSI U Red Legion, TAYLORS LAKESIDE Storm, UCSI U DD, CITY UC Tigers, TAYLORS Hyenas and METROPOLITAN Maestro for the wonderful performances that had brought you guys/girls to the next knock-out stages.
For those who did not make it, we hope that you had also enjoyed the matches and we shall come back stronger next year!
The final day of CDL 2010 will be held this coming Saturday, 16th of October 2010 at Politeknik Shah Alam.We are glad to have Deputy Minister of Ministry of Higher Education, Dato’ Saifuddin, to join us on that day and we hope that each and everyone of you will be can be part of this exciting event. First match will start at 11am in the morning and prize giving ceremony will be divided into few sessions- so make sure you and your team are there to collect your prizes! =)
Some other friendly reminders:
1. All clubs playing on the final day (either quarter finals, semis, or finals) MUST be wearing the same jersey. Player who are not wearing the same jersey WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to play.
2. Shoes must be worn in the court AT ALL TIMES – same goes to retrievers, no sandals allowed.
3. Quarter finals and semi finals will see the same routine- with each club’s spokesperson commentating during the game, and blogger blogging after the game. However, dodgettes performances’ will not be conducted due to time constraint.
4. TOP 2 dodgettes will be performing on that day. With the second- placed dodgettes performing during the 3rd/4th placing and the winning dodgettes performing during the finals. (CITY UC Tigers and TAYLORS LAKESIDE Storm)
5. TOP 4 spokesperson will be commentating, with the 3rd and 4th spokesperson commentating for the 3rd/4th placing match, and the top 2 spokesperson will be commentating for the final match. (Joseph from Vipers, Bella from UPM, Porky from INTI, Tyler from UCSI U RED LEGION)
6. TOP 2 blogger will blog regarding the final day. (Adam from STORM, and Adrian from HYENAS)
7. Players who are not there to receive their MVP awards. ALL STARS and other awards will have their awards FORFEITED and given to the next in line. So please be there to collect your prizes!
8. We hope that all clubs can be there with their fans and banners – we need you people to hype up the whole place!
9. There will be interviews for all of the winners – so please do not leave right after the event!
DAY 7 Match Schedule:
Please do not hesitate to call MAD hotline if you need further assistance!
MAD Hotline: 012 386 8763
Thank You and may the best club win!
P/S: You may post questions here below and we’ll attend to you as soon as we can. Do know that we filter your questions and comments🙂
by Rasyidi Mohd Zulkifli
|1. Inti Hybrids vs UCSI Red Legion|
|3 MATCH SCORE 3|
This encounter between two strong teams promised to be an exciting one, with both teams having a chance of qualifying to the next round. It did not disappoint, with both teams playing well to end the first half with Hybrids leading 2-1. In the second half, game 4 saw Red Legion lead with a 3v1 situation on court, with Ismael the sole Hybrid left. He puts up a magnificent fight before getting hit, giving Red Legion the equalizer. Game 4 saw a 5v4 situation in favour of Hybrids, before Chew Lian got his shot caught, turning the tables to 5v4 in favour of Red Legion. Hybrids managed to get a hit, evening it out at 4v4, before Mamali and another Red Legion player was hit, making it 4v2, with only Benji and Ah Kean left. Both of them were hit, handing the Hybrids a 3-2 lead with 2:27 minutes left. Game 6 saw Hybrids having to roll all their balls to Red Legion due to the 5 second rule. Red Legion took full use of this opportunity, throwing and hitting to make it 6v3. Ismael caught Ah Kean’s shot, making it 5v4 to Red Legion, before Red Legion got multiple hits to make it 5v2 when time ran out, earning them the game and a 3-3 draw.
|2. SEGi Barbarians vs KDU Chronos|
|8 MATCH SCORE 1|
Match 2 of the day saw the Barbarians up against KDU Chronos in the final group match between both teams. This meeting was an interesting one, with Barbarians already confirmed qualification into the next round and KDU Chronos playing for pride, being their last game of Campus Dodgeball League 2010. Barbarians were short on players, since Jeffrey and Cedric were not able to make it due to sickness. Their starting lineup of the 1st half consisted of Ezzaty, Awatif and Huda making up the girl’s components and Rasyidi, Mark and Jing the males. With not much at stake, both teams were out to enjoy themselves and soak in the atmosphere. The first half saw some nice hits from Jing and Mark to see them take a 4-0 lead at the end of the first half. Barbarians had to call upon veteran players John and Joe, even though Joe was struggling with a long term knee injury. The second half saw 2 kamikaze attacks from Chronos players in 2 games after they were the only players left on court up against 5 and 6 players from Barbarians respectively. It was a great show of sportsmanship between both teams, with the kamikaze attacks a somewhat honourable act, since both teams were trying to play as many games as possible regardless of the results, giving each player a lot of match experience. Jing and Mark did not disappoint with countless hits to take out the Chronos players, and Nadzmi and Rasyidi making catches to ensure victory. Game 7 saw William, Simon and Ding Dong caught the throws of Rasyidi, Jing and Mark to make it a 4v1 situation with only Joe, the injured player from Barbarians left on court. He managed to stay alive for a while even though he couldn’t dodge or throw, but was finally hit, handing Chronos a game. The rest of the match continued on in good spirits, with both teams shaking hands and congratulating each other for a nice match played, with Barbarians take the match 8-1.
|3. Taylor’s Hyenas vs UPM Tupai Kilat|
|6 MATCH SCORE 0|
This match was also one that did not have much effect on the standings, with Hyenas already through and Tupai Kilat not progressing. The first half saw Hyenas play well, when Pua Sze was left alone against multiple Tupai Kilat players. She managed to make a catch and bring in a team mate, handing them the game and ending the first half 4-0 up. The second half progressed much slower, with game 5 taking 5 minutes before Hyenas win 5-0. Game 6 was also a long one, ending with Hyenas having more players on court when time ran out, finishing the match with a 6-0 victory.
|4. KDU Ronins vs SEGi Avengers|
|6 MATCH SCORE 2|
This match was between two teams who were playing their last match in Campus Dodgeball League 2010, with both not qualifying for the quarterfinals. A few key players from Avengers were absent, namely Muisz, the captain, Devaraj and Aymarn. With only pride on the line, both teams were out to enjoy themselves. Game 1 saw Ronins take out Avengers one by one, leaving only Nadya left on court before she was hit. Game 2 was identical, with Nadya being the last player left again. This time, Ronins wasted no time in taking her out, with Shah going for a kamikaze to hand Ronins a 2-0 lead. Game 3 went by the way of game 1 and 2, the only difference being Farah as the last player left instead of Nadya. Farah was also hit by a kamikaze to give Ronins the game. Game 4 saw Ronins having more players on court at the end of the first half, giving them a 4-0 lead. The second half saw game 5 be an exciting one, with Avengers taking out Ronins to lead 5v1 on court before Donovan failed his kamikaze. Akid and Hanif was also hit, making it 2v1, with Hazz and Amirul left before Hazz hits the remaining Ronins player to give Avengers their first game. Game 6 and 7 went back in Ronins favour, Shah and Ikhwan making many hits and catches to take out the Avengers one by one, giving them a 6-1 lead. Game 8 started with only 7.9 seconds left, and the opening rush saw a kamikaze from a Ronins player, giving Avengers more players at the end of the match, giving them the game. Ronins take the match 6-2.
|5. Taylor’s Lakeside Storm vs PSA Eagles|
|3 MATCH SCORE 2|
This match was an exciting one, with Storm having to win to ensure progress into the next round after Hybrids and Red Legion held each other to a draw in the earlier match. Storm were not taking many risks to ensure victory, and it paid off in game 1 when they won the game with all players left on court. Game 2 saw a 3v3 situation, before hits by Storm saw them take the game. Game 3 was played until the end of the second half, with Storm getting the win after having more players on court. Game 4 marks the start of the second half, and it saw Eagles lead 5v3, then 5v1. Taufiq from Eagles successfully did a kamikaze to give Eagles their first game. Game 5 saw Eagles make 2 early catches to lead 6v4, then 5v4, before multiple hits make it 3v1, with only Frederick left on court for Storm. Despite being injured with a broken finger, he managed to stay on court until time ran out, ending with the game going to Eagles. Storm wins the match 3-2 to ensure qualification into the next round.
|6. Sunway Pharaohs vs Help Hyperblades|
|3 MATCH SCORE 6|
Match 6 was another match that had little bearings on the group standings, with Hyperblades already through. Game 1 saw Vinod and VK taken out early on, leaving only Jun Kit as the only male player left for Hyperblades. He manages two hits, making it 4v2, before his throw is caught, giving Pharaohs the first game. Game 2 saw VK getting hit, but Vinod catches to bring him back in, for Hyperblades to lead 6v2, then 6v1, with Sammy being the only Pharaoh left. She manages to hit Jun Kit before she is hit, giving Hyperblades the equalizer. Game 3 saw Vinod do a shotgun from the opening rush, getting a hit. He then catches a counter attack by a Pharaohs player. VK and Sammy is hit, making it 5v3 to Hyperblades. Hyperblades manages a catch, making it 6v2 before Hyperblades take out the remaining opponents to take a 2-1 lead. Game 4 also started out with a shotgun by Vinod with hits, and Moon Lum counter attacks but Vinod manages to catch the throw. Hits by Jun Kit, Vinod and VK make it 3-1 to the Hyperblades. Game 5 started with 3 minutes left in the first half, and Vinod does a shotgun and hits again. Vinod is then hit, making it 5v5, before Moon Lum failed to block and is out. Jun Kit got his throw caught, making it 4v4, making it 3v3, with only 1 male player left on each side. VK is then hit, leaving only the Hyperblade girls left. It remained 3v2 until the end of the first half, giving Pharaohs the game to make it 3-2. Game 6 saw Hyperblades take a 5v3 lead, before many catches by Pharaohs makes it 6v3 to Pharaohs. The remaining Hyperblades players manage to survive and take out all six of the Pharaohs to make it 4-2. Game 7 and 8 also went the same way as game 6, with Moon Lum the last player standing for Pharaohs before getting hit, making it 6-2. Game 9 saw Pharaohs having 3 players against 2 from Hyperblades at the end of the game, handing Pharaohs the game and giving Hyperblades a 6-3 win.
|7. Metropolitan Maestro vs Masterskill Vipers|
|5 MATCH SCORE 4|
The second last match of the day was between Maestro and Vipers, with Vipers needing a win to overtake Maestro and qualify for the next round. This match was a tense one, with Maestro not taking many risks, but Vipers desperate to attack. Game 1 saw Guna scoring a hit and 2 catches early on, making it 6v1 with only Danson left on court for Vipers. He hits Charlie and Guna, making it 4v1 before Rick hits Danson, giving Maestro the first game. Game 2 also saw Maestro making many catches and hits to win the game with a full set of players on court. Game 3 also went similarly, with Maestro taking out the male players from Vipers early on to win. Game 4 also went to Maestro, with game 5 ending in a draw when time ran out and both teams had 5 players on court. The second half saw Vipers mounting a strong come back, winning 4 games with Maestro taking 1 game, ending in a 5 -4 win to Maestro and seeing them through at the expense of Vipers.
|8.UCSI Devil’s Dukes vs City UC Tigers|
|4 MATCH SCORE 2|
The final match of the day was also a match between two teams who had already qualified into the next round, after Avengers had lost to Ronins earlier. Devil’s Dukes took an early lead in game 1, with 6 players on court versus 2, with only Capang and a girl left on the Tigers side. Both are hit, giving Devil’s Dukes the first game. Game 2 saw Devil’s Dukes hitting 2 Tigers girls, Kris from Devil’s Dukes failing to catch before Jonathan was hit, making it 4v4. Jason also failed to catch, with Sina’s throw getting caught, making it 5v2 to Tigers, with only Hui Lei and Lydia left on court. Both are hit, giving Tigers the equalizer. Game 3 saw Sina hit by a shotgun by Afic at the opening rush. Casey, Hui Lei and Afic are all hit, making it 4v3 to Tigers, with Devil’s Dukes only having Kee Chai as the sole male player. Kris and Lydia had their shots caught, making it 6v1. Kee Chai manages to get a hit, making it 5v1 before Afic catches Kee Chai’s shot, giving Tigers a 2-1 lead. Game 4 started with only 50 seconds left in the first half, and nobody was eliminated when time ran out, ending the game in a draw. The second half saw Devil’s Dukes take game 5 after many catches by Sina and Casey, giving them the equalizer. Game 6 and 7 saw Devil’s Dukes exerting their dominance, taking both games to win 4-2.
RECAP for Day 5 CDL 2010!
by Rasyidi Mohd Zulkifli
|1. SEGi BARBARIANS vs SUNWAY PHARAOHS|
|11 MATCH SCORE 0|
These 2 teams meet again, with the Barbarians looking to continue their winning ways after a draw in the last match against the Hyperblades, while Pharaohs were fresh off their win against KDU Chronos. The previous encounter between the 2 teams ended with the Barbarians winning 9-1, which at the time was the biggest winning margin in CDL. The match started with a change in the Barbarian’s lineup, with Jeffrey starting ahead of Rasyidi, and the positioning of players changed to test how well the players can play in different positions. Even though there was some slight confusion at the start, the Barbarians still managed to get a 5-0 lead by the end of the first half, and after nice catches by Cedric and Nadzmi, and hits by Mark, Jeffrey and Jing, the Barbarians romped to an 11-0 final score to stay on top of Group A.
|2. UCSI RED LEGION vs PSA EAGLES|
|8 MATCH SCORE 1|
In the second match of the day, Red Legion is up against PSA Eagles for the second time. Their previous encounter ended with Red Legion winning 5-1, and they will be looking to continue their winning ways and stay on top of Group B. The match started with both teams playing carefully, but Red Legion managed to take a 3 game lead. The 4th game was a tighter affair, with the Eagles taking out the male players from Red Legion before winning the game. Game 5 reached a climax of 2v3, with PSA having only 1 guy and 1 girl up against 3 girls from Red Legion. The Eagles male player attacked aggressively, but the number of players on court remained the same at the end of the first half, giving the game to Red Legion and increasing their lead to 4-1. The second half saw Red Legion winning the remaining 4 games to win 8-1.
|3. UCSI DD vs KDU RONINS|
|8 MATCH SCORE 1|
The third match of the day was between the Devil’s Dukes and the Ronins. The last time they met on Day 2 saw Devil’s Dukes triumphing 5-2. The Ronins will be boosted with the return of their star player Shah after he missed the previous matches. However, Devil’s Dukes showed their coordination and skill to get a 3-0 lead with Casey obtaining many hits and catches. Game 4 saw a 4v5 situation with Devil’s Dukes having more players, and Ikhwan being the only male player in the Ronins’ side. Ikhwan managed to hit Navid from a counter attack before making a catch to make it 4v4 when time ran out, giving them a draw in the game. In the second half Devil’s Dukes dominance continued, leading 8-0 before the last game was won by Ronins after having more players on court when time ran out, to make it 8-1.
|4. TAYLOR’S HYENAS vs MASTERSKILL VIPERS|
|4 MATCH SCORE 2|
This match turned out to be a close affair in the first half, with the tie left wide open at 2-2 at the start of the second half. In a 6v4 situation in favour of Vipers, many hits and catches were made by Hyenas to make it 3v3, followed by 4v1 to Hyenas. Wataru from Hyenas got his throw caught, to make it 3v2 to the Hyenas before a hit on a Vipers player made it 3v1. KB Goh managed to catch the throw made by the final Vipers player to give Hyenas a 3-2 lead. Game 6 saw Hyenas lead 5v3 early on, before Vipers managed to hit a few counter attacks to level at 3v3. After many hits to both sides, Hyenas ended up with 2 players versus 1 when time ran out, taking game 6 and the tie 4-2.
|5. HELP HYPERBLADES vs KDU CHRONOS|
|6 MATCH SCORE 1|
This group A match yielded a 6-1 win for Hyperblades in their previous encounter on Day 2, and Hyperblades will be looking to consolidate their second place in the group with another win. Their 3 star players Vinod, Jun Kit and VK played well to dominate the first half to take a 2-0 lead. In the third game, KDU managed to take out Vinod and the Hyperblade girls to lead 4v2 on court, with only Jun Kit and VK on court for Hyperblades. They managed to get a hit, but the 3v2 situation remained until time ran out for the first half, giving Chronos game 3 for Hyperblades to lead 2-1. The second half saw game 4 go to Hyperblades. Game 6 was a similar affair, with Help taking out the Chronos players to make it 6v1 with only Simon on the Chronos side left. VK tried a kamikaze, which was caught by Simon, but it wasn’t allowed as VK had already stepped over the line before jumping to throw. Simon did well to attack and stay alive, but his shot was blocked by Jun Kit and flew upwards before getting caught by Vinod, giving them a 4-1 lead. Game 6 was a close affair, with a 5v5 situation followed by 5v4 to Hyperblades, then 4v4 after William from Chronos manages to get a hit. Simon is hit and goes out, making it 3v2 in favour of Hyperblades. Ding Dong from Chronos manages to catch Jun Kit’s shot, making it 3v3. Another hit makes it 3v2 in favour of Chronos. Vinod manages 2 hits to make it 2v1 to Hyperblades, before he catches the last shot by the remaining Chronos player. With Hyperblades having a healthy 4 game lead going into game 7 with 57 seconds left on the clock, they held their composure to take out 2 players from Chronos to have a 6v4 situation at the end the second half, giving them game 7, and repeating the same score from the previous encounter, 6-1.
|6. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE STORM vs INTI HYBRIDS|
|5 MATCH SCORE 0|
Match 6 of the day was between two heavyweights from Group B, with the previous encounter on day 2 ending in a 2-2 draw. With 3 teams in the group still able to qualify to the next round, the stakes are high and both Storm and Hybrids are in it to win it. Game 1 saw a 5v5 situation, with Mun Wai from Hybrids taken out. Frederick from Storm is hit, making it 5v4 in favour of Hybrids. Jerrard from Storm makes a catch from Chew Lian’s throw, making it 5v5. Next out is Xin Hui after she is hit, making it 4v3 before Storm takes the game. Game 2 is also won by Storm after the usually reliable catching by Mun Wai and Chew Lian failed. In game 3 Storm were leading 6v3, with Mun Wai and Xin Hui out from Hybrids. Paul got his shot caught before Yaenn got hit, makin it 6v2. Jerrard got hit, making it 5v2 before Hybrids got a catch to make it 4v3 to Storm when time ran out, giving them a 3-0 lead in the tie. In the second half game 4 reached a 5v5 situation, when Hybrids managed to get a double kill against Storm to make it 5v3, before Storm manages a catch to make even it out at 4v4. Ismael then failed to block a shot, making it 4v3 in favour of Storm, then 3v1. Rafiq from Storm manages to get the final hit to make it 4-0. With 2 minutes left on the clock after one of the longest games in Campus Dodgeball League, Hybrids were on the attack but were vulnerable to counters, with Ismael and JW Chin getting hit by a double kill while going forward to attack. Frederick is then hit, making it 5v4 in favour of Storm. It remained that way until time ran out, making it a 5-0 win to Storm, leaving Group B wide open.
|7. CITY UC TIGERS vs SEGI AVENGERS|
|4 MATCH SCORE 1|
The previous encounter between these 2 teams from group C last ended with Tigers narrowly beating Avengers 3-2, and Avengers will be looking to beat Tigers in order to have a chance of qualifying to the next round. However, Avengers lost their focus and coordination, giving Tigers an early 2-0. Game 3 saw a 4v4 situation when time ran out, making it a draw. The second half went in a similar manner with game 3 reaching a 5v4 situation to the Tigers. Jason and Aymarn then failed to catch a throw, making it 5v2. Donovan was then hit, leaving only Hanif left for Avengers. He manages to catch Capang’s throw, bringing in Aaron. Hanif is then hit, making it 3v1 before Aaron’s throw is caught, giving Tigers a 3-0 lead. Game 5 saw Avengers playing better, leading on court 5v4 with Deva out. Aymarn manages to catch and a hit is made by Avengers, making it 6v2. Afic from Tigers is then hit, before Jason catches the final throw, handing Avengers their first game. With 1 minute left at the start of game 6 and Tigers leading 3-1, Tigers were playing carefully and managed to get a hit, ending the game with 6 players on court against 5, giving them a 4-1 victory.
|8. METROPOLITAN MAESTRO vs UPM TUPAI KILAT|
|4 MATCH SCORE 2|
The last match of the day saw Tupai Kilat up against Maestro, with their previous encounter ending with Maestro romping to a 7-0 win. With 2 more matches under Tupai Kilat’s belt adding to their match experience, they are hoping to put up a bigger fight. Game 1 went to the Maestro after many hits and catches by Guna, Charlie and Rick. Game 2 however saw UPM take out 4 players from Maestro to end the half 3v2, giving UPM the game and bring it to a tie. The second half saw Maestro winning 3 more games with Tupai Kilat getting a game, ending with a 4-2 score to the Maestro.
RECAP for day 4 CDL 2010!
By Rasyidi Zulkifli
|1. MASTERSKILL VIPERS vs UPM TUPAI KILAT|
|2 MATCH SCORE 2|
The day started with a match between 2 relatively new teams, with both teams playing defensively. Tupai Kilat took out the Vipers one by one from a 5v5 situation to a 3v1 situation before hitting the final Vipers player to take game 1. Game 2 started with 1 minute on the clock, and both teams ended up with 5 players on each side when the first half ended, earning a draw. Game 3 started with some good performances from Danson and Eddly from Vipers to get a 5v1 situation with Amar being the sole Tupai Kilat player left. He manages to hit 2 Vipers players including Danson to make it 3v1 before finally getting hit, giving the Vipers the equalizer. Game 4 also went in favour of Masterskill Vipers with hits turning a 4v3 situation into 4v1 before the Vipers take the game to lead 2-1. Game 5 started with very little time on the clock, and when time was up Tupai Kilat had more players on court, earning them the game and also bringing the tie to a hard fought draw.
|2. UCSI DD vs SEGi AVENGERS|
|3 MATCH SCORE 2|
The second match turned out to be one of the most exciting games of the day. Game 1 started with Navid getting his throw caught by Jason from Avengers, before Raj Khan failed to catch and was out. Kee Chai hit Donovan, but the ball bounced up and was caught by Baljit. The situation became 5v2 in favour of Avengers, with UCSI having no male players left on court. Kristina from Devil’s Dukes manages a catch, bringing in Navid. Another catch is made by Devil’s Dukes to bring in Raj, turning the situation into 3v1 with only Jason from Avengers left. Navid got his throw caught by Jason again, and Raj Khan was hit again, making it into a 2v1 with Donovan and Jason up against Kristina. Kristina manages to catch Jason’s throw, bringing in Kee Chai, who manages to hit Donovan to hand Devil’s Dukes a hard fought 1st game. Game 2 started with Devaraj and Jason from Avengers getting their throws caught by their opponents, before Navid hits Baljit. Aymarn is then hit, leaving only Farah and Nadya left on court before Farah is hit and Nadya accidently steps over the back line while dodging, giving the Devil’s Dukes a 2-0 lead. Game 3 started with only 40 seconds left, and both teams were not taking any risks, ending the half with all 12 players on court, leading to a draw. Game 4 started with hits to Muisz, Hanief and Donovan from Avengers and Sina from Devil’s Dukes, to make it 5v3. Navid’s throw is then caught by Jason again, bringing Muisz in. Another catch from Jason brings in Hanief before Casey hits Muisz, making it 4v3 to Avengers. Casey fails to catch and is out, and Jason and Aymarn from Avenges is hit by Raj Khan and Jason Lee respectively, leading to a 2 on 2, Hanif and Deva vs Jason and Raj. Deva and Hanif is hit, handing Devil’s Dukes a 3-0 lead. Game 5 and 6 however saw the tides turn, with Avengers winning both games, with the 6th game signaling the end of the match with more players on the Avengers side, giving the Devil’s Dukes a 3-2 victory.
|3. INTI HYBRIDS vs PSA EAGLES|
|5 MATCH SCORE 3|
The third match of the day started out with Hybrids getting 2 early hits to lead 6v4 players on court, before an Eagles player caught Jaren’s throw, making it 5v5. The Hybrids continued their attacks to make it 5v1, before Mun Wai caught a throw done by the remaining Eagles player. Game 2 saw Hybrids getting many hits to lead 6v3 before Mun Wai fails a catch, making it 5v3, with only 1 male player left in the Eagles court. Mich from Hybrids is hit, and the 2 girls from Eagles is out, leaving only Taufiq the only player left on court for the Eagles against 4 Hybrids players before he is finally hit, making it 2-0 to the Hybrids. Game 3 also went in similar fashion, with hits and catches seeing Hybrids having 5 players on court up against a single Eagles player. He manages to catch Ismael’s throw, making it 4v2, before hits from both sides makes it 3v1 before Hybrids take out the remaining player. Game 4 ended when the first half time finished, and the Eagles take the game after having more players on court. Game 5 saw the Hybrids all male team take back the initiative with many coordinated attacks, with Paul getting many hits from counter attacks for the Hybrids to take a 4-1 lead. Game 6 saw the tides turn to Eagles’ favour from a 3v3 situation to a 1v1 situation, with Taufiq from Eagles getting the final hit, giving the Eagles their 2nd game. Game 7 went back in Hybrids’ favour with catches from Boyce and Mun Wai helping them to eliminate their opponents. Game 8 saw a false start with 42 seconds left, and Eagles managed a catch. When time was up, Eagles had more players on court, giving them the game, and ending the match with a 5-3 win to the Hybrids.
|4. KDU CHRONOS vs SUNWAY PHARAOHS|
|3 MATCH SCORE 5|
This Group A encounter between these two equally matched teams sees Pharaohs trying to take revenge on their loss against Chronos on the first match day. Game 1 saw Sunway take a 5v1 lead after many hits to Chronos, before Moon Lum getting the final hit to hand Pharaoh a 1-0 lead. Game 2 saw Chronos hit back with many hits and catches by both sides, with Chronos leading 6v4, then 5v2, before a throw by a Chronos girl is caught, seeing Rhea from Pharaoh return before she is hit and KDU take the game to equalize. Game 3 saw Pharaoh playing aggressively to lead with 6v3 on court, before the remaining Chronos players are hit, for Sunway to lead the tie 2-1. Game 4 saw Simon from Chronos catching Moon Lum’s throw for them to lead 6v5 on court when the first half time ran out, giving them the equalizer. The second half saw game 5 going to Chronos after a 5v3 lead, then 5v2, with Moon Lum being one of the last two players on the Pharaoh side. He manages to get 2 hits, making it 3v1, before Moon Lum is finally hit, giving Chronos a 3-2 lead. Game 6 saw Pharaoh turning the tides, leading 5v1 with only Simon left on the Chronos side, before his throw is caught. Game 7 and 8 also went to Pharaoh, with Pharaoh having 5 players against 2 on court at the end of the second half, giving them a 5-3 overall win.
|5. TAYLOR’S HYENAS vs METROPOLITAN MAESTRO|
|2 MATCH SCORE 4|
The fifth match of the day saw Hyenas go up against Maestro. The first game saw Hyenas take an early lead with all 6 players up against 1 player from Maestro before taking the game. Game 2 saw Maestro attack back and reverse the situation from the first game, leading 5v1 before winning the game and equalizing. Game 3 saw Rick from Maestro, and KB Goh and Hui Xian from Hyenas getting hit early on to see Maestro in a 6v4 situation before Charlie from Maestro gets a hit to make it 4v3. Guna then catches a throw from Wei Liam, leading to 5v2, leaving only 2 girls left on the Hyenas side. Both are hit, giving Maestro the lead to make it 2-1. Game 4 also saw Maestro lead 5v1 before winning, making it 3-1. Game 5 was played with 40 seconds left on the clock, and Hyenas managed to get a hit to end the half 6v5, making it 3-2. Game 6 saw the all males half getting in on the action, with Jun Hsien and Wei Liam getting hit early on. Marcus from Maestro is hit, making it 5v3 in favour of Maestro, before Guna catches and brings Marcus back in. Xun from Hyenas is hit, making it 5v2, before KB Goh catch Guna’s throw, bringing Jun Hsien back in. In the 4v2 situation, Charlie catches KB Goh’s throw, making it 5v1 against Jun Hsien. He puts up a good fight, but a momentary lapse of concentration saw hit stepping over the back line while dodging to hand Maestro a 4-2 lead in the tie. Game 7 saw Hyenas lead 6v3, with Guna and Aamos out. Jun Hsien’s throw is then caught, making it 5v4. A few hits later it becomes 4v3 to the Hyenas, but then Wei Liam crosses the middle line to make it 3v3. It remained that way until time ran out, ending the game in a draw. Maestro wins the match 4-2.
|6. CITY UC TIGERS vs KDU RONINS|
|3 MATCH SCORE 3|
This match is one that both teams are looking to win, since the previous encounter had resulted in a 3-3 draw. Game 1 went in the way of Tigers, after taking out 2 of the male players from Ronins, making it 6v4. The remaining male player is then taken out, leaving only the girls on court for the Ronins. They are then taken out, giving the Tigers the lead. KDU hit back in game 2, taking out all the male players from Tigers making it 3v2 before Ronins hits the remaining girls and equalize. Game 3 was also won by KDU, when time ran out and they had more players on court, giving the Ronins a 2-1 lead. Game 4 saw the second half starting, and in a 3v3 situation, Ikhwan and Ben from Ronins were hit, making it 2v1 before Tigers take the game and make it 2 games apiece. In game 5, Tigers took a 6v1 lead, then 5v1, before the remaining Ronins player makes a catch, making it 4v2, before it becomes 4v1. Afic from Tigers manages to hit the remaining Ronins player to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Game 6 saw Ronins lead 6v2 when time ended, giving them the game and giving them another draw against Tigers.
|7. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE STORM vs UCSI RED LEGION|
|2 MATCH SCORE 3|
The second last match of the day saw a battle between 2 strong teams, with the previous encounter leading to a win for Red Legion. Game 1 started defensively, with Red Legion earning the game. Game 2 saw Storm have only Frederick the only player left up against 3 players from Red Legion. Against the odds, he manages to hit each of them out and give Storm the equalizer. Game 3 started with 40 seconds left on the clock, and Red Legion were leading 6v4, before Fred gets 2 hits, and after another hit from a Storm player, it became 4v3 in favour of Storm when time ran out, giving them a 2-1 lead. Game 4 signaled the start of the second half, and it was an exciting game, with Oksilat failing to catch Frederick’s throw. Frederick also managed to catch Mamali’s throw while he was jumping. With the situation at 4v4, Benji from Red Legion is hit for the Storm to lead 4v3. Rafiq from Storm is hit to make it 3v3 before Fred fails to catch, making it 2v1 in favour of Storm. With only Ah Kean left in Red Legion’s side, he manages to hit and then catch, giving Red Legion the game and the equalizer. Game 5 was the last game of the match, and with 1 minute left, Frederick is hit, and when time was up, Red Legion had 6 players vs 4, handing Red Legion the game and the match to win 3-2.
|8. SEGi BARBARIANS vs HELP HYPERBLADES|
|3 MATCH SCORE 3|
The last match of the day was also an exciting match, with defending champions up against Hyperblades. It started with the Barbarians getting a 2-0 lead, before Hyperblades regained their composure and managing to take out Rasyidi and Mark early on in game 3 to win. Game 4 was a closer affair with Barbarians leading 3v2 until Huda’s last minute throw was caught by Jun Kit, making it 3v2 in favour of Hyperblades just as the time went out, handing Hyperblades the equalizer. The second half started with 2 games apiece for both teams, and the Barbarians take the 5th game. Game 6 saw Cedric being the last man, catching and rescuing 2 players who were then hit out, before Cedric fails to catch, giving Hyperblades another equalizer. Game 7 ended in a 2v2 situation, with Rasyidi getting a catch before getting hit, but it wasn’t counted as time had already run out. This resulted in a draw in the game and also a match, providing an exciting end to an action packed match day.
RECAP for Day 3 CDL 2010!
By Rasyidi Zulkifli
|1. UCSI DD vs CITY UC TIGERS|
|6 MATCH SCORE 1|
The first match of Campus Dodgeball League 2010 Day 3 was between UCSI Devil’s Dukes and City UC Tigers. The first game went to the Devil’s Dukes after they got many hits and catches, finishing the game with a full set of players on court. The second game went similarly, after a cannon at the start by Casey forced a fumble from a female Tiger. Afic was the last man standing from his team in this game, but his resistance finally ended after he was hit by Casey. Game three saw a change of fortunes, when Navid’s hand slipped when he went forward to throw, dropping the ball. Exposed, he was hit from a point blank throw to the head. Sina was taken out after a shot hit his foot, and Casey followed. With all the male players from Devil’s Dukes out, the girls were taken out one by one to hand Tigers their first game of the day. Game four started with cannons from both sides, but Casey was hit by the cannon. Navid managed to get a hit and a catch to bring Casey back in, but Navid was then hit. Sina managed to get a catch, bringing Navid back in. Sina got his throw caught afterwards before time ran out. With more players on the Devil’s Dukes side at the end of the half, they take the game to lead 3-1. Game five marks the start of the second half, and coordinated attacks and many catches gave the game to Devil’s Dukes. Game six also went similarly, with Devil’s Duke winning with 5 players on court. Game seven was a more chaotic affair with time running out. Both teams played aggressively, but in the end Devil’s Dukes had 3 players on court versus 2 on the Tigers’ side. Devil’s Dukes wins the game to a 6-1 victory.
|2. METROPOLITAN MAESTRO vs MASTERSKILL VIPERS|
|4 MATCH SCORE 2|
Game 1 of the 2nd match of the day between Maestro and Vipers went in a defensive manner, with most of the hits coming from counter attacks. Vipers were left with only 3 players, with only Danson the only male player on court on their side. Danson and a Viper girl managed to get a hit, taking out Guna and Charlie, leaving it at 3v3, with 1 guy from each team left on the court. Danson hits the remaining Maestro players one by one to win the first game. Game 2 was a closer affair, with Danson getting many successful hits for the Vipers to lead 4v3 on court. Guna from Maestro manages to catch, leading to a 3v2 situation in favour of Maestro before Danson fails a catch and is out. Maestro hits the remaining Vipers to win game two to bring the tie to 1 game each. In the third game, Maestro coordinated their attacks and manages to hit Danson early on. When time ran out the Maestro had 5 players on court versus 3, with only 1 male player from the Vipers. The second half starts and game 4 is an all male affair with both teams playing defensively, with most of the hits coming from counter attacks. Maestro managed to take out almost all of the Vipers with counter attacks to win the game and take a 3-1 lead. Game 5 also went to the Maestro, with many catches and coordinated attacks taking out the Vipers. Game 6 was won by the Vipers when they had more players on court when time ran out, to give the Maestro a 4-2 win over the Vipers.
|3. HELP HYPERBLADES vs SUNWAY PHARAOHS|
|7 MATCH SCORE 3|
This group A match started out with many hits from Jun Kit and VK to hand the first game to the Hyperblades in 50 seconds. Game 2 went similarly, with many hits from VK, Jun Kit and Vinod, and a catch from Vinod, to hand the Hyperblades a 2-0 lead with 8 minutes left in the first half. Game 3 and 4 also went to the Hyperblades in a similar manner. Game 5 saw the Pharaohs managing to take out all the Hyperblade male players, and a tactical decision was made to have the Hyperblade girls to step out of the court to hand the Pharaohs their first game. Game 6 went back in Hyperblades’ favour, for them to lead 5-1. Game 7 ended with 5 players on Hyperblades team on court against 4 for the Pharaohs when time ran out, for Hyperblades to lead 6-1. In the all males half, the Hyperblades continued their hard hitting ways to take out the Pharaohs to hand them game 8. Game 9 was an exciting game, with a 1v5 situation and only one Pharaohs player left. He manages a catch to bring in a team mate, and another catch is made to even it out at 3v3. They then manage to take out the Hyperblades to win their 2nd game. Game 10 also went the Pharaohs’ way when the time ran out and they had more players on court. The Hyperblades win the tie 7-3.
|4. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE STORM vs PSA EAGLES|
|6 MATCH SCORE 1|
Game 1 of the 4th match went in Storm’s favour, with their coordinated attacks taking out their opponents 1 by 1, and Frederick doing a kamikaze attack to take out the final Eagles player. Game 2 and 3 also saw the Storm continuing their dominance over the relatively new Eagles team. Game 4 ended when time ran out with more players on the Storm side to see Storm leading 4-0 heading into the 2nd half. Game 5 and 6 went in similar fashion, with Storm storming to a 6-0 lead. Game 7 was a more closely fought affair, when in a 3v3 situation, the Eagles managing 2 catches to see them lead 4v2. Afterwards, it became 3v1, with only Rafiq left on the Storm side. He manages a catch to bring it to 2v2. Rafiq is then hit, leaving it at 2v1 before the Eagles hit the remaining Storm player to win their first game with 10 seconds left on the clock. Game 8 started with only 10 seconds left, and when time was up both teams had a full set of players to end the game in a draw, handing the victory to Storm with a 6-1 win.
|5. KDU RONINS vs SEGI AVENGERS|
|7 MATCH SCORE 0|
This match was between 2 teams that were in the 2009 Campus Dodgeball League, with Avengers consisting mostly of new players. Game 1 went to the Avengers with the Avengers playing in a much more controlled manner compared to their previous matches against Devil’s Dukes and Tigers, and they managed to reduce their risk taking, taking out the Ronins 1 by 1. Game 2 was a closer affair, with a 3v3 situation with only the girls left on court. Farah from Avengers managed 2 catches to bring in 2 male Avengers, to lead 4v1. Don manages to hit the remaining Ronin girl to hand the Avengers a 2-0 lead. Game 3 also reached a 3v3 affair, with Don the only male player left on court. He then proceeds to hit the remaining Ronin girls to win the game. Game 4 was the last game of the first half, and Ikhwan from Ronins was taken out early on, and Muiz from Avengers getting a catch. It was then 6v3, advantage Avengers, with only the girls from Ronins left. Time then ran out when it was 6v2, to hand Avengers the game to lead 4-0. Game 5 and 6 also went in Avengers’ favour, with their coordinated attacks and counter attacks taking out the Ronins 1 by 1. Game 7 finished with 6v5 players on court at the end of the time, with Avengers having more players, to hand them a 7-0 victory, their first of this Campus Dodgeball League campaign.
|6. TAYLOR’S HYENAS vs UPM TUPAI KILAT|
|3 MATCH SCORE 1|
In match 6 of the day, the experienced team of Taylor’s Hyenas was up against the new team of UPM Tupai Kilat. The first game went in favour of Tupai Kilat after they managed to take out all of the male Hyenas, to lead 6v2. They then took out a Hyena girl, leaving Pua Sze. She then stepped out to avoid wasting time, handing Tupai Kilat the game. Game 2 saw fortunes turning in favour of Hyenas, with both teams playing defensively, and time ran out in the first half. The Hyenas had more players on court, gifting them the game and equalizing the match at 1 game apiece. The second half was also an exciting affair, with Tupai Kilat racing to a 5v2 lead, before Jin from Hyenas getting a catch to make it 4v3. Amar from Tupai Kilat is then hit while holding two balls, making it 3v2. The Hyenas managed to survive and take out the remaining Tupai Kilat players to hand Hyenas game 3 and a 2-1 lead. Game for also went in Hyenas’ favour, after they had 4 players on court versus 1 player when time was up. Hyenas take the match 3-1.
|7. SEGI BARBARIANS vs KDU CHRONOS|
|8 MATCH SCORE 0|
The second last match of the day was between the Barbarians and Chronos. Barbarians raced to a 3-0 lead with many catches and hits from Mark and Jing, with the first 2 games won with a full set of players on court. Game 4 started with 19 seconds left in the first half, with Jing managing to get a hit, handing Barbarians the game by having 6 players versus 5 players on court. The second half was also won by the Barbarians in similar fashion, with many catches from Rasyidi and Cedric, and hits from John, Mark, Jing and Nadzmi. The match ended with the Barbarians winning 8-0 over the KDU Chronos, to extend their winning streak to 3 games.
|8. UCSI RED LEGION vs INTI HYBRIDS|
|2 MATCH SCORE 3|
Inti Hybrids and Red Legion faced off in the last match of the day, and both teams are vying for a place at the top of their group. Game 1 went to the Hybrids in a very defensive start for both teams, with most of the outs coming from catches by the Hybrids. Game 2 was a hard fought battle, with Red Legion leading 6v3 players on court, before Ismael and Chew Lian made catches, to turn the game into a 5v3 with Hybrids in the lead and no male players left in the Red Legion side. Time ran out with Hybrids leading the number of players on cour 5v1, handing them a 2-0 lead. Game 3 marks the start of the second half, and the defensive play continued and most hits coming from counters and catches, with the game going to Hybrids for a 3-0 lead. Game 4 however went to Red Legion with a lot of catches from their side to take out their opponents. Game 5 also went to Red Legion, and in a chaotic final 30 seconds, Red Legion managed to have more players on the court when the time ran out, handing them their second game. Inti Hybrids take the match 3-2.
RECAP for Day 2 CDL 2010!
by Rasyidi Mohd Zulkifli
|1. METROPOLITAN MAESTRO vs UPM TUPAI KILAT|
|7 MATCH SCORE 0|
The first match of the day started with both teams playing cautiously, having experienced the first day of Campus Dodgeball League and trying to minimize mistakes and risk taking. Despite the tough opposition put up by the Tupai Kilat, the Maestro showed their Campus Dodgeball League experience and won the match 7 games to zero, with 4 games won in the co-ed half.
|2. CITY UC TIGERS vs SEGi AVENGERS|
|3 MATCH SCORE 2|
Match 2 was a thrilling encounter, with the Avengers taking the first game, which was also their first game of the tournament. The Tigers hit back and equalized before proceeding to take the 3rd game, to lead 2-1. Game 4 was also won by the Tigers by virtue of them having more players at the end of the first half. At the all males half, Avengers fought back and a good performance from Aymarn gave them game 5. At 3-2 with under 5 minutes left, Avengers seeking to equalize while Tigers trying to extend their lead, both teams played aggressively but most of the hits came from the counter attacks. Time ran out The City UC Tigers take the match 3-2.
|3. TAYLOR’S LAKESIDE STORM vs INTI HYBRIDS|
|2 MATCH SCORE 2|
This highly anticipated match among two very strong teams was the 3rd match of the day, and it didn’t disappoint. The first game went in Storm’s favour, when in a 4v1 situation, Xin Hui from the Hybrids stepped out in order to stop time being wasted. The Hybrids hit back in the 2nd game, taking the game at the end of the first half when only Azleen from Storm was left on court when time ran out. The 3rd game marks the start of the second half, and the Storm took out Paul and Ismael early on and won the game to lead 2-1. The 4th game was played defensively by both teams to try to keep as many players on court. Hybrids had more players at the end, giving them the game and coming from behind to equalize twice to earn a draw against Lakeside Storm.
|4. HELP UC HYPERBLADES vs KDU CHRONOS|
|6 MATCH SCORE 1|
In match 4 of the day, Help Hyperblades raced to a 3-0 lead before Chronos worked hard and managed to win game 4 by having more players on court at the end of the first half. VK, Vinod, Jason and Jun Kit showed their throwing prowess by taking out the Chronos players 1 by 1, with Simon from Chronos playing well and managing to catch Vinod’s ball 3 times in the match. The all males half still went in Hyperblades favour, with game 5, 6, and 7 won by Hyperblades to give them a 6-1 victory despite a good showing from KDU Chronos.
|5. TAYLOR’S HYENAS vs MASTERSKILL VIPERS|
|4 MATCH SCORE 2|
The 5th match of the day was also set to be an entertaining match between two hard working teams, and the Vipers won the first game by taking out the male players first and systematically taking out the rest. The tides were turned in the second game, with the Hyenas taking out the male players from Vipers early on and catching the throws from the brave Vipers girls. Game 3 also went to the Hyenas when they had 6 players versus 2 players on court at the end of the first half. In the all males half, the Hyenas take game 4 by catching many of the Vipers throws and hitting their opponents through coordinated attacks, and they now lead 3-1. Game 5 went in Vipers favour by hitting most of the Hyenas players on counter attacks, leaving the tie at 3-2. Game 6 ended in Hyenas favour by having more players on court at the end of the half.
|6. UCSI UNIVERSITY DD vs KDU RONINS|
|5 MATCH SCORE 2|
This encounter between two veteran teams was set to be an explosive affair, and it surely didn’t disappoint. Game 1 went to the Devil’s Dukes after they made 3 great catches, winning with all their players on court. Game 2 also went similarly, with Navid failing to catch, but the Dukes systematically eliminated the Ronins one by one to lead 2-0. The third game was also an aggressive game, with the Dukes winning after many coordinated attacks. Game 4 ended in Ronin’s favour when they had more players on court at the end of the first half. The second half started with Devil’s Dukes leading 3-1 and they attacked well and made many catches to win game 5 with a full set of players. Games 6 was a hard fought match and the Ronins managed to take out Jonathan, Casey and Sina to lead 6v3, followed by 5v3. Navid is hit by a counter attack by Ikhwan, and Ronins lead 4v1 before Ikhwan makes a catch to give them the win. Game 7 went back in Devil’s Dukes favour after they made many catches to lead 5-2. Game 8 was played defensively, and when time ran out, both teams had a full set of players, resulting in a draw.
|7. UCSI UNIVERSITY RED LEGION vs PSA EAGLES|
|5 MATCH SCORE 1|
The second last match of the day was between two new teams, and it started off with a shotgun attack from the opening rush. It was blocked, but the girl who blocked, fumbled and was out. From Red Legion, Oksilat is hit while Benji’s throw was caught, leaving it at 6v4 in Eagles’ favour. Red Legion manages a catch and more hits, and wins the first game. Game 2 of the match went in Eagles’ favour after they eliminated the male players from Red Legion, and took out the remaining girls one by one to draw level at 1 game apiece. Game 3 however went back in Red Legion’s favour when they had more players on court at the end of the first half. The second half started in Red Legion’s favour, with many catches and hit made to lead the tie at 3-1. Game 5 also went the same way, and game 6 saw the Eagles’ put up a brave fight but lost by having less players on court at the end of the match.
|8. SEGi BARBARIANS vs SUNWAY PHARAOHS|
|9 MATCH SCORE 1|
The final match of day 2 was a group A encounter between the Barbarians and the Pharaohs. The Barbarians proved to be the stronger side in the first half with great performances by Jing and Mark, having overcome the resistance by the Pharaohs to end the co-ed half with a 6-0 lead. The second half was much harder fought with the Pharaohs playing well to take lead one of the game 4v1, with Rasyidi being the sole player on court in the Barbarian’s side. Never one to give up, he hit 2 of the Pharaohs players before catching to bring in Jeffrey, before both of them hitting the remaining Pharaohs player. The match ended 9-1, with the Pharaohs winning the final game by having more players on court at the end of the second half.
RECAp for First Day CDL 2010!
by Rashydi Mohd Zulkifli
Group A consists of the HELP Hyperblades, SEGi Barbarians KDU Chronos and the Sunway Pharaohs. The SEGi Barbarians are one of the oldest dodgeball clubs and have players who have been playing for two years since the introduction of dodgeball in Malaysia. Undoubtedly, there will be a lot of pressure for the Barbarians to perform well and live up to their standings as reigning champions. They may have lost a few of the star players which made up the all conquering team from the previous Campus Dodgeball League and The Star Rage Tournament, but have absorbed some players from the SEGi Avengers and SEGi Invaders which had participated in the last CDL and can still be considered a strong team. We can be sure that the Barbarians will be doing their best to retain the title that they worked hard to win last CDL.
The Hyperblades are a highly skilled team, consisting of many strong players like Vinod Menon, VK and Jun Kit, and they have had tons of match experience from joining countless tournaments as the Hyperblades and as members of United College (UC) dodgeball team. The Hyperblades are expected to put up a good fight and their match against the Barbarians is anticipated to be one of the highlights of the opening day of matches, as they have beaten the Barbarians in the MAPCU 2010 tournament. Meanwhile, the KDU Chronos are the junior team from KDU, and they are sure to be a formidable opponent. Having had experience in joining tournaments such as the Taylor’s Open Day, the Chronos team will be looking to use their experience and knowledge of their opponent’s players to their advantage. They have also been said to have been undergoing some secret intensive training, which might explain their absence from recent tournaments such as the recently held Jackpot Madness on the 18th of September.
Similarly to the KDU Chronos, the Sunway Pharaohs are also relatively new team, but have had experience in joining tournaments such as the MAPCU tournament at Taylor’s Lakeside, and will be considered as one of the underdogs of this group. Nevertheless, they might just be able to spring an upset against their more fancied opponents. The matches that will be highly anticipated and promises to be exciting are between the SEGi Barbarians and HELP Hyperblades, and also the battle of the newbies between KDU Chronos and Sunway Pharaohs.
Group B contains Taylor’s Lakeside Storm, UCSI Red Legion, Inti Hybrids and Politeknik Shah Alam Eagles. The Lakeside Storm is a relatively new club, having been set up when the Taylor’s Lakeside campus commenced operations towards the end of 2009, but the team contains maybe of the players from last year’s runner ups, the Hyenas X. Has many highly capable players such as Jerrard, Frederick and also strong female players such as Roxanne. This team is aggressive, has strong teamwork and has great emphasis on communication, and is considered one of the top guns in Group B.
Also in the group is Red Legion, the UCSI second team, considered one of the hardest working teams in terms of training. They are champions of the recently held Jackpot Madness 4. Red Legion also has many experienced and highly skilled players from the previous CDL, such as Benji. They train together with the UCSI Devil’s Dukes, which have won many big tournaments.
Inti Hybrids are also quite new, but has a lot of outstanding players Kesavan, Mun Wai, Paul, Khor Chew Lian, Ismael. The founder of the Inti Hybrids is Kesavan, who is an MAD coach and has been playing dodgeball with Taylor’s Hyenas before he transferred colleges to Inti and set up the team there. The hybrids are very experienced, has taken part in many tournaments and placed very well in many of them, such as MAPCU, Hari Belia, Figos Cup. This team is one of the most aggressive and is a force to be reckoned with, and is also considered to be one of the favourites to progress to the finals of CDL.
The final team in Group B is Politeknik Shah Alam. They are a new team, but are coached by Ikhwan, MAD coach and highly experienced player from KDU, and will be sure to show their skills and potential to the other teams. They are sure to prove that they are not a team to be taken lightly. Little is known about their players, and they might just be able to put up a good fight and maybe even beat some of the more experienced teams. They also be playing on home ground, and will be sure to perform well with the support from local crowds. The matches to look out for will be between Lakeside Storm and Inti Hybrids, Lakeside Storm and Red Legion, and Inti Hybrids against Red Legion.
Group C, The City UC Tigers are experienced, having played in CDL before as Unity College Tigers before their college changed name and status to City UC. Not much is known about their current team, having dropped off the radar after the last CDL, but we can be assured that they are back with a vengeance and to prove their worth.
In this group is also the KDU Ronins. This team is also a very experienced team, having competed in the last CDL and actively participated in other tournaments. The KDU Ronins are also highly experienced, and is one of the clubs with a very high number of players, which led to the setting up of their second team, the KDU Chronos.
The SEGi Avengers are also an experienced team, having participated in the past CDL and has retained many of their players while also having an injection of fresh blood. They are hard working and will be one underdogs of Group C, but will put up and fight and do their best to beat the more decorated teams in the group.
The UCSI Devil’s Dukes are one of the strongest teams at the moment, having won numerous competitions such as Figos Cup and placed well in all the tournaments they join. They are also the only team to have beaten the SEGi Barbarians in the last Campus Dodgeball League. There will be surely a lot of pressure on them to perform and live up to their billing as one of the favourites of CDL. They will count on their star players such as Navid, Casey, Sina, and Foo Kee Chai to withstand this pressure and perform. For this group, the matches that are highly anticipated are between the KDU Ronins and UCSI Devil’s Dukes, Avengers against the City UC Tigers, and Avengers versus Devil’s Dukes.
Group D, The Metropolitan Meastro is also one of the returning teams from the previous Campus Dodgeball League, and have been training hard with the Inti Hybrids. A few of their players have been chosen as MVPs from the previous CDL and will be one of the teams to look out for in this edition of the Campus Dodgeball League.
The Taylor’s Hyenas are one of the strongest teams in the last Campus Dodgeball League, with their teams getting second and third place. They are also one of the teams to boast international match experience along with the SEGi Barbarians, having taken part in a friendly match with the Hong Kong Dodgeball League All Stars team. The current CDL will prove to be tougher for them as some of their players have continued their studies overseas, but they have managed to retain the services of some of their star players such as Lee Jun Hsien, Karishan, Wong Hui Xian and Pua Sze.
UPM Tupai Kilat is a new team, but they boast of many players with high potential, having previously hosted 2 tournaments, with one of the tournaments a closed tournament between the UPM players with 12 teams took part. From such a large number of players to choose from, we are to be sure that the players chosen to represent UPM Tupai Kilat are of the highest quality, and the team will be considered a dark horse for this competition.
The last team in Group D is the Masterskill Vipers. Although they did not participate in the last Campus Dodgeball League, many of their members have been actively working with MAD for a long time and the Vipers have also taken part in many tournaments too. This team has many strong players such as Danz Danson and Eddly Adrian Arbah and also many new promising players. They are also said to be hard working and has been actively training and are expected to give a good performance in their debut into the CDL. The match ups that are promising to be an explosive and entertaining affair are between the Taylor’s Hyenas and Masterskill Vipers, and the Maestro against UPM Tupai Kilat.