Spyder Cup 2001 the Final Day
Spyder Cup 2001 - 3 Rivers Paintball,
Photos by Breeze
The day started with 16 teams; JT Warp
Kids, Dumping Zone, No Clue, Rapid Fire,
Illusion, Team Eclipse, No Limit, Rough-N-
Ready(Blue), Nemesis - Dye, Dejavu, Nasty,
Check-it Players, Nemesis - KAPP, Nauty
Dogs, Check Yourself and OverKill - MD.
By 11am only 8 teams remained and were
seeded as follows:
1st Seed - Nasty
2nd Seed - OverKill - MD
3rd Seed - Team Eclipse
4th Seed - Nemesis - KAPP
5th Seed - JT Warp Kids
6th Seed - Nemesis - Dye
7th Seed - Rapid Fire
8th Seed - No Limit
They then divided these into 2 round robin
divisions A and B. The top two teams out of
each division would make it to the semi-
finals. The top 2 teams in the semi-finals
would play in the finals and the winner of a
best of 3 series would take home 5 new
Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible Spyders.
“It all comes
down to luck,” Michael Eanes,
Captain of OverKill - MD, explained after
hearing his team made the great 8, “I think
we’re good enough to take first.”
our chat Michael sprinted up
field on the break against Team Eclipse,
gathered the flag and lead his team to
wasn’t the same after
the demoralising blow and dropped the next
2 straight securing the 8th place title and
$2,380 worth of prizes.
“Who are you? Rapid Fire!! Who are you?
Rapid Fire!!” The chant bellowed from the
lower Ultimate Air field as Rapid Fire got
ready to test their skills against Nemesis -
Dye. It seamed to work too. Their Front-
man sprinted to the flag on the break and
got the pull. Unfortunately he got
eliminated shortly after along with their
hopes for a first place prise.
here to win everything”, joked Mike Skiba of
Nemesis as he walked off the field. Rapid
Fire took 7th and walked away with $3,330
worth of goodies.
Next up was JT Warped Kids vs. No Limit.
The Warped Kids came into today as the
number 1 rated team scoring 680 points out
of 700 yesterday but there was something
didn’t play with the
same vigour and got their game handed to
them. After pulling the flag first against
No Limit they were quickly eliminated. The
JT Warp Kids finished 6th and took home
$4,100 of cool stuff.
As for No Limit they were a great story to
watch. Basically they all had Spyders that
were “built from scratch” as team captain
Richie Nielsen described it. They were on
an incredible win streak on the Lower
Ultimate Air field. “We haven’t lost this
field yet” commented back-player Terry
Damsch. Their first game today was a draw
against Nemesis - KAPP.
pull and was awarded another win. However
in their final match against Nasty, they
lost the race for the flag pull and slowly
had all 5 players eliminated. So slowly in
fact that Nasty’s sprint to hang the flag
came up 5 feet too short as time expired.
No Limit celebrated the hold with high
five’s and cheers unfortunately it was only
enough to win them 5th place and a prize
package worth $5,222.
The finals were set. OverKill would face
Nemesis - Dye
would take aim at
Nemesis - KAPP.
the players where
chrono'd in and had their ID checked
first game began. These games were single
elimination. If you win you advance to the
finals. If you lose you play for 3rd
The ref shouted Go!
of OverKill did what he always does,
sprinted up the middle for the quick flag
pull, but the flag was already gone.
In almost a
fit of rage Overkill sucked it up and showed
nobody thought they had. They routed
Nemesis - Dye bunkering their last player
and hanging the flag.
“It feels great! It’s kinda like a
Cinderella story.” TJ Derlunas explained to
a reporter as he left the field.
“They’re playing head and shoulders above
how they normally play,” said friend and
Nasty Front-man Danny Lam, “they’re playing
great.” Nasty and OverKill both come from
Paintball Adventure Park in Maryland.
however is made up of three Rec.
Players, Michael Eans (Centre and team
captain), James Fogerty (Front-man) and
Jason Putman (Front-man). They picked up
two amateurs off Adrenaline for this
tournament, TJ Derlunas (Back ), and Richie
In the second game of the Semi-finals
Nemesis - KAPP took on Nasty. The word was
given and off they went. Nemesis got the
flag and headed into a defensive stance.
Nasty exchanged players eliminating KAPP’s
flag carrier and losing their own front-
man. Then everyone seamed to dig in. Time
clicked by and the game was up.
“It feels good, we got the flag and held”
said team captain Ronnie Howell and Nemesis -
KAPP was headed to the Finals to face
the “Cinderella story” OverKill – MD.
game before the 3 game series for
the cars was for third and forth place. It
was Nasty against Nemesis – Dye. And both
teams weren’t taking this lightly. Nasty
got the pull and pushed Dye back bunkering
their last man while hanging the flag.
Nasty took third winning $7,420 worth of
stuff including 5 Electronic scooters. Plus
Raven gave them $5,000 cash for wearing
Raven gear throughout the tournament.
Nemesis – Dye
took forth place and took home
$6,500 worth of gear and 5 digital
It was time for the big event. A crowd
gathered and the ref. gave the signal. Both
teams’ centre-men dashed for the flag only
to be outted before they made it.
4 on 4.
KAPP sent another Front-man to the flag and
grabbed it, OverKill sent another as well
but he didn’t make it in time. The Back
players got into the game and took out all
of OverKill but James who now sat alone at
the centre triangle. KAPPs last two players
charged forward in an attempt to bunker the
little guy but he would have none of that
leading the first runner and quickly
switching to the second. Both were cleanly
out but James also took hits. The Judges
felt that James had traded hits with the
first Nemesis player and cleaned off the
last opposing player. He quickly grabbed the
flag and hung it. The Crowd went whiled
with boos, calling out “Way to go
OverKill!” “Way to play Kid!!”.
Game 1 to Nemesis – KAPP.
started almost the same with Nemesis
again getting the pull. The crowd, now
totally against Nemesis, booed loudly and
to the flag
eliminating everything in a red jersey only
losing one of their own and hung the flag.
the crowd erupted.
“We’re just having fun now,” TJ explained as
he tried to catch his breath, “If we lose
Game 2 to OverKill – MD.
Game three got under way and Nemesis turned
it up a notch. It seams that the three rec.
players from Maryland finally found their
match. Nemesis got the pull and the hang
totally eliminating Overkill. OverKill does
go home with $10,900 worth of prizes,
including 5 45 inch big screen TV's.
Game 3 to Nemesis – KAPP.
Gratz Nemesis – KAPP on your championship
and 5 new rides. Nemesis - KAPP takes home a
total package worth $117,665! Including 5
Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible spyders, 5
Raven back packs and 5 Raven goggles.
Special thanks go out to Arthur & Tina
Chang and all of Kingman for a well run
tournament and 3 wonderful days of
paintball. If you have never been to the
Spyder Cup you may want to give it a shot
next year. We would also like to thank the
Kinko’s in Cranberry and in particular, the
late late shift stud, John Burris. We
spent all of our nights there until at least
3 am getting this info to the players and he
was a great spokesman for your company.