Road to European Championships – Millennium Series Leg # 2 Bitburg Germany European Masters
Our latest stop on the Millennium Series train took us to Bitburg Germany for the European Masters event. We found hot weather, hot paintball action and hot tempers. We saw upsets and jubilation. It would be the return of San Diego Dynasty to the top of the podium and a stunned Art Chaos Moscow. This event also crowned the toughest female team for the European Women’s Championships.
Last year the EPBF implemented an extension to the Nations Cup event to include a women’s and under 19 championships. Last year’s Bitburg event saw the first such Women’s Championship. Unfortunately there were only three teams last year. This year was a totally different event with six teams in attendance: Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and Austria. Defending champions France once more took top honors defeating Russia. This match up was a reprise from the Arena Girls Cup Moscow event where Harpies and Valkyries battled and vied for the right to play for 1st and 2nd place against Fat Lady’s Charms. The French win gave seeding points for France going into the Nations Cup and U19 events. The team from Great Britain was mainly comprised of a new all-female team hitting the scene in Bitburg, Celtic Banshees. Results from the Women’s Championships would be 1st place France, 2nd place Russia and 3rd place Germany. At the London Masters we will see who is the best of the best in the Nations Cup men’s event.