Campaign Cup, Basildon 2013

A wake up call

It's been almost a month since the 3rd leg of the millennium series event in Basildon, and we have had some time to think about the event and what actually happened. So here it is;

We all arrived in England wednesday the 3rd of July, excited, prepared and ready for the weekend. We had scheduled practice Thursday morning with a fellow all female team from Englang, the Celtic Banshees, at Brickedwood and was looking forward to that. During the practice we did mostly breakout drills and felt that we got to know the field a little better.

As some of you might know the London event isn't always blessed with good weather, but this time it looked like the sun was gonna be out all weekend.

We started the event in good Poison Ivy tradition with a 3-2 loss against GFY Evolution Paris. After shaking of that loss we played another french team and a another all female team Paris Camp Lady Carnage and won 2-1. On Saturday we had the final game in the prelims against Manchester Firm 2 which we won 3-2.
This meant we would make it through to the S U N D A Y   C L U B  for the 3rd time this year. After our game we headed over to the DYE-booth for our team signing with London Nexus, Comin At Ya and TonTons.. (We know..pretty crazy..) We're honored that Dye thinks this highly of us, and we're surprised that anyone actually came over to our table and wanted our signature! So to everyone who showed up, THANK you!!

(Thanks to Ricardo for this picture: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=355919571203982&set=t.595140093&type=3&theater)



Bright and early Sunday morning we had our game in the last 16's against Dispora Vilnius. After the original game time was over the score was 2-2, which ment overtime.
We ended up actually playing two points in the overtime as one of the girls ended up in a 3 on 1 and managed to trade with the last player on Dispora. Unfortunantly during the last point the field next to ours started within our 10 seconds which led to a prestart on both sides, but the refs was only paying attention on our side( yeah yeah... excuses excuses...) Anyway we lost the game 3-2... This meant the end of the event for us...



Before the event we had high expectations to ourselves and was sure we were going to make it all the way again, so you can  imagine our dissapointment after not making it any further. Getting to Sunday is not something we're just hoping for anymore, its something we expect. Anyone who has ever made it to Sunday knows that this is when the tournament actually begins. The few teams that make it to the top are the teams that are able to reset their minds and play as this was a whole new tournament, in a way you have to be able to forget all about the wins you did during the prelims.
Unfortunatly this was something we were not able to do this time. We seemed to lack the focus and determination that we have had during the previous events. This is also shown by our results during the weekend, 3 games going in to OT and time running out on one.... not good enough..



On the bright side we did have a pretty good score compared to some of the others who got through to sunday, so with only one other team finishing above us in the last 16's, we ended on a 10th place. Luckily with this finish we didnt fall too far on the over all ranking, and we are still ranked in the top as number 3 in div 2 with the possibility of moving up to div 1 next year!
This means that we have to work our butts of the next month.We have set a goal this year, to reach division 1, and we will reach that goal as long as we stay focused and keep on doing what we have been doing so far this year.

In a way this might be a good thing. Finishing 10th has given us a bit of a wake up call and we are more determinded than ever to make it all the way.
We are hungry for the win, and to prove that we really are the best female team right now, and the best team in our division.

 Thanks to all our amazing sponsors for all their love and support!
DYE paintball for our awesome gear, including Dye Reflex Markers and DM13's, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the Dye CG paint.  
RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, claim the world.
Our home field, Sniperpaintball in Drammen, for letting us use their awesome indoor reball center (almost) whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink Without you we wouldn't be where we are today!
Show them some love:
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DYE Paintball: https://www.facebook.com/DyePaintball?fref=ts ,  @dyepaintball
-Sniper Paintball: https://www.facebook.com/sniperpaintballdrammen?fref=ts ,  @sniperpaintball
-RSHmedia: https://www.facebook.com/rshmediagroup?fref=ts ,  @rshmedia
-Rockstar: https://www.facebook.com/rockstar?fref=ts @rockstarenergy



Thanks to Knut for being our coach in the pit during the weekend. And thanks to everyone else who helped us out during the weekend, you know who you are and we love you guys <3 Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We couldnt do this without you..!

DYE did an interview with us in London, along with other DYE teams such as Drammen Solid (https://www.facebook.com/drammensolid?fref=ts) and Comin At Ya (https://www.facebook.com/CominAtYa?fref=ts).
Check it out on YOUTUBE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVwAbAKuVyY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUPwRu7a3FSRLUQHaQuw-kIg 
go to www.blog.dyepaintball.com to read all about the different DYE teams around the world!

 ps. Did you know that we're on instagram? Follow @teampoisonivy to see all the wierd stuff we do!

 

Paris here we come!!

 

xoxo P.I

European Masters 2013

Only a month after the Mediterranean Cup we were eager and ready for the next Millennium in Bitburg, Germany. After a 6th place we felt that we had proven to ourselves that we can reach our goal continuing the hard work and dedication within the team. So that's exactly what we continued doing. 
In addition to paintball most of the girls on the team are students, and May is the busiest month with final exams coming up.  However, that doesn't stop us. In preparing for the European Masters in Bitburg we got in several reball practices, and one NPL event (Norwegian Paintball League) and one outdoor paintball practice, so we felt well prepared.
We all agreed that the nations cup was going to be mostly for fun, and that our focus should stay with our team (Poison Ivy) and our common goal to reach the top.

 Finally we arrived in Germany with high confidence that this is our tournament.
Our first meeting with Germany was the bad weather and the rain pouring down; it was raining so bad that we had difficulty seeing the road in front of us. But when we arrived in Bitburg, the sun came out as ordered. Thursday consisted of registration, scheduling, field-walk, dinner, and making game plans.

Friday: The first thing we had to do this morning was to get in the car and pick up our last player Benedicte at the airport. She had her final exam on Thursday, but that did not prevent her from attending the tournament anyway. The pickup went smooth and of to the field we went.



 

First game was at 2:10 pm against Scalp ME Saulx les Chartreux 3, and in good Poison Ivy tradition we lost 0-3..which was pretty annoying. Next up was at 3:30 pm against another all-female team, Paris Camp Lady Carnage, we won that game 4-0 and felt that we were back on track. The day as Poison Ivy finished with one win and one lose. The five norwegian girls on the team played three more games that day as the Norwegian national team. They finished up pretty late, so all we had time for was a "quick" dinner and then straight to bed.

Saturday: One more game in the preliminaries at 10 am against Nancy Armada. We won 4-1 which placed us as #1 in our group, and moved us on to the important Sunday club. 
The Norwegian national team also played two more games this day, and ended up winning the whole thing, and became European Champions 2013! The girls were on fire!

 

 



Sunday club: Once again we managed the first step in to the tournament, now the real fun was about to start. First up this rain full day was the last-16 game against Orphans Dolgoprudny. Won 4-2 and made it to the quarter finals. By winning this game we had to play the next game against our friends and fellow Norwegians; Rebels Borgerskogen, who we consider to be a really good team. We knew that this game was not going to be easy, and only one of us could make it to the semi-finals.. We surprised ourselves (and others..) by winning convincingly 3-1. And for the first time in the history of Poison Ivy we had actually made it past the evil quarter finals at the Millennium and moved on to the semi finals!!! In the semi's we met Lucky 15s Staffordshire, which proved to be a difficult match where we went on to overtime.. It ended with another win for us, 3-2. This meant FINALS!
The final we lost against a really good team Durham DV8 0-4. It was no doubt who deserved that first place. They proved better than us. Congratulations to Durham DV8 for taking 1st place!  You guys deserved it! 

 

 

When looking back at the tournament and our performance we are SO proud of how far we have come this year. Nothing is better than getting results when you work as hard as we have done this year. Because of the 6th place in France and now the 2nd place in Bitburg we are currently ranked 2nd in the overall ranking of 2013 at the Millennium :)

Second place is good, but for us nothing is good enough before we reach all the way to the top. So London watch out! Poison Ivy is hungry for revenge ;-)

A lot of people to thank, so here we go:

Our amazing sponsors!!  DYE paintball for providing us with amazing gear, including Dye Reflex Markers AND Dye DM13's, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the awesome Dye CG paint.
RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, you guys are awesome! Claim the world ? Play paintball!
Our home field, Sniper paintball in Drammen, for letting us uses their awesome indoor reball center whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink! 

 




A huge shout out to our pit-coach Knut, thank you for helping us out during the weekend!
And thanks to everyone else who helped us out in the pit or with other things during the weekend, you know who you are and we love you <3
Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We love you too <3

XOXO - P.I.

Mediterranean Cup 2013

After what seemed to be an everlasting off-season we finally set aim for the French Riviera and the first millennium-event of 2013. And this time we actually had 6 Ivy girls with us;  Silje, Linn, Pia, Linda, Cecilia and Benedicte.  
After a pre-start of the season in Russia one month ago which was a good test for the team, we felt pumped and ready for the season to really kick off.  We are confident beacuse we have put in a lot of hours of paintball practice during the off-season. Because we live where we do we hadn't had any opportunity to actually play on the whole field before the event, so we were pretty excited for our training session on Thursday evening.

We arrived in Nice and managed pretty quickly to pack the girls and all our bags into the car. Then we asked a very nice young man at the car rental-service to help us with the GPS, "No problem" said the young fellow, but what he forgot to  mention was that he so kindly decided to save us some money and sent us out on a route that avoided the toll roads. This probably doesn't sound too bad, but the drive which should have taken us 40 minutes ended up taking over 2 hours and we actually had to stop and get something to eat.. Just sayin..


 

 

When we finally found the little town we were staying in, and found our awesome 4 star hotel, we got so excited that we each had our own bathrobes that we immediately put them on.. Haha.. We're not really used to fancy stuff on paintball-trips....lol..  Then we set out to find the site which was easier said than done, but Britt helped us almost all the way there, and we made it just in time for our training session. Oh, by the way, we forgot to introduce you to Britt. Our friendly GPS.
Can't say it was a great practice for us and it didn't boost our confidence, but we got to play on the field and figured out what didn't work, and what might work.


 

Moving on to the event..
During Thursday we got our schedule and found out that we were meeting another girls team, our socalled "rivals" Fat Ladies Charms.
It was pretty awesome when we started the preliminaries against them and lost 4-0.... (Congrats boys and girls. Well played!).To sum it up: they played good, and we didn't.
After that game we sat down and talked about the game, changed some stuff and decided to start over. We focused on the next task at hand,  our next game against Marseille Icon 2. Everyone who has played the Millennium-series for a few years knows of that name, and we knew we were up against a good team. But apparently the talk we had after our first game worked and we ended up winning 3-1.




Last game in the prelims was against Kingsize Berlin and we won that game 3-0.
BUT even though we had two wins we couldn't celebrate just yet, because 3 teams in our group had 2 wins!  And we placed as number 3 in our group!
After a couple of agenizing hours our awesome coach Magued brought the good news that we were the last team to make it through to the Sunday club!!! LUCKYLOOSERS FTW!






SUNDAYCLUB,
We were really excited, not just because we made it to Sunday, but because all the Norwegian teams made it to Sunday!

Our game in the last 16 was against the Russian team
Tyumen Spectrand, they gave us a good fight, but we finally won 3-2.
Just the fact that we won this game shows the change in our team, as we have had a huge problem with being able to handle the "pressure" of the Sunday earlier.
Next we met the French team
Elite Ile d Oleronand lost 3-0... Guess this is where the pressure got to us! What made the loss a bit better was that Elite went on to take 1st.  Congrats guys!





 

As for us, we ended up placing 6th out of 27 teams, and we were and still are very proud of our performance and we are happy with that result! For now. Let's just say it's a good start...

Looking back at the event we see a definite change in the team from previous years.. the way we think, how united we are as a team and as friends, and of how we act as a team. We're still the same old Poison Ivy, just a new and improved version.
We set some goals together this year that we are certain we will reach if we stay on the same path that we are on now. Next up is even more practice, and not only with reballs, but also with paintball. The outdoor training is about to kick off here in Norway.
 
Our amazing sponsors:  
DYE paintball for our awesom
e gear, including Dye Reflex Markers, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the Dye CG paint. 
RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, claim the world.
Our home field, Sniperpaintball in Drammen, for letting us use their awesome indoor reball center (almost) whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink 
Without you we wouldn't be where we are today!

A huge shout out to our coach Magued, thank you for putting up with our drama and pointing us in the right direction. Thanks to Knut for being our coach in the pit during the weekend.
Stio and Fredrik from Drammen Solid, thanks for helping us with our practices during the off-season, you guys are the best. And thanks to everyone else who helped us out during the off-season, or in the pit in France, you know who you are and we love you <3 Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We love you to <3

Until next time...

 

xoxo P.I 

 

From Russia with LOVE

After almost 8 years of playing paintball it was finally time for us to attend a tournament with just girls, the Arena Moscow Girls Cup.
We all had our different thoughts of how this was going to be, but we were super excited to find out and to finally meet the girls of paintball!

We arrived VERY early Thursday morning, so we slept in for a bit and then went for lunch, but nobody spoke english which made it a bit difficult to order.. After lunch we went back to the arena and got our gear ready for practice later in the arena. We were very happy that we were able to practice on the field so that we could get a feel of the layout, and to actually play paintball (not reball)  together as a team for the first time this season.

After a quick welcome from the owner of the arena and Ekaterina one of the organizers, the event started and the season had begun. 
We had the first game of the event and started with a win against Germany, next up we lost against Valkyrie and then won against Headshot girls. This meant that we made it through the prelims as number two in our group, and was in the ''Sunday club'', which in this case was on Saturday.


From the left: Cecilia, Linn, Pia, Benedicte, Linda and Silje

After a good night sleep, we walked the field again and decided to change a few things on our gameplan.
Our first game was against Datis, and after some really long points we ended up winning the game with 4 seconds left in overtime.
Next we won against MaRussia, and the last game was against our good friend Celtic Banshees from England. It seemed like we had decided that this was our day and we won our last game against Banshees as well. 3 wins placed us as number 1 in our group!!! And then we had to wait and see who we were playing in the semifinals.







In the semifinal we won against Germany, and we were ready to play the final against Valkyries.... And as you probably know already we lost the final against Valkyries. Congratulations to Russian Valkyries who took 1st place in div 1!

 

When we look back at the weekend and the event we are proud of what we achieved as a team and we are very happy with the result, even though we would have loved to bring the gold with us back.
Second place is a great result, and an awesome way to start off our season! Hopefully this gives us an idea of what's in store for us this year! In a way this proved for us that what we have been working so hard for during the off-season actually have payed off.


Finally we would like to thank our fantastic sponsors! Thanks to DYE paintball for our awesome gear and our brand new Reflex'  and for having a tech at the event, thanks to RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, we cant wait to see what you guys are going to produce during this season!
We also have to thank Sniperpaintball in Drammen and of course Rockstar.
Last but not least, thanks to everyone who helped us out during the event, you know who you are ;)

oh... and whoever put liquid soap in our playing shoes... Thanks, it totally worked...!

 

 

xoxo- Poison Ivy

Check out this video from the the tournament at YouTube --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5N-nYGiYDEs#!

Cecilia Rickardsson #68



1)Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
My name is Cecilia I am 28 years old and from Sweden.  I work with elderly, I take care and make sure that our old people have everything they want and need in their days. Not a dream job but it`s a job and they are very sweet and off course they provide my biggest interest Paintball! So I am thankful.  Well I don`t have much free time sense I work a lot but I am very interested in gym training, fitness.

2)When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?
I first tried with my x boyfriend in Canada in 2010 I think it was, and the first day I stepped on that field i got hooked. Then it was the adrenalin but now it is so much more it`s like a family. The paintball "life" is my real deal, I love it so much. It makes me feel complete, like a missing puzzle piece was found and put on right place. It calms me down. Usually I am climbing walls but when I`m around paintball I get peaceful, it takes me down on earth again. 

3)How is to play sport so dominated by men?
I love it! Guys are usually easy to be around and straight up. And that`s one thing that I really love with paintball that guys and girls play on the same terms. We are all out there for the same things we love the game, the adrenalin and off course we all have the same goal to win! And I believe you become a better and stronger player and team with a tougher resistance.



4)What is your best paintball memory?
Well the best is probably last year in Moscow Russia when I played for FL Charms and we took 1st place in ladies cup, which was pretty epic. What a boost.  And the feeling when they called out our name and we got the trophy. Very cool.  

5)How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?
It`s only my second year at Millennium, and my first with Poison ivy, and it`s going to be awesome to get back out there. I really like Millennium series. And I am ready to fight hard with Ivy. 

6)What is your future goal in paintball?
My goal is to keep climbing, I want to the top. I wanna build a strong team that play hard and win! I wanna be a talent paintball player that one day can inspire others to fight for what they want and to really believe that they can reach anything they want with hard work.

7)Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?
Well I wanna thank my old trainer Pontus Rulander for teaching me everything he knows, and helped me grow as a player. And to Lars Dahlen at Wizeguy paintball for always giving me a confidence boost and making me believe in myself as a paintball player.



8)What do you think Poison Ivy needs to do to achieve a podium spot at the Millenniums?
Have regular trainings together so we can bond and build a strong team, build confidence and trust in each other. Learn how all our players play there games. Communicate on the field. Play as a team and not as individual players. Trust and believe in your team and teammates. And off course have fun.

9)What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
I just started playing for Poison ivy but I really have big hopes and really believe in this team. I really think 2013 is our year. The girls are very dedicated and so am I. I think it will be a perfect match. This year we wanna reach the top, we are going to show that we are not just a bunch of girls but a kickass team as well, that deserve the podium stand and the respect as a strong team.



Benedicte Rønneberg #9



1)Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
My name is Benedicte, I`m currently the captain of Poison Ivy.  I`m 25 years old and I live in Oslo, Norway.  I study business administration and I have 6 months left on my bachelor degree, I work part time at a debt collection agency. I don`t really have time for much besides school, work and paintball, but whenever I have some spare time I love to hang out with friends and family.

2)When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?
I started to play paintball in 2005, and I was actually one of the creators of Poison Ivy. I can`t really explain why I got hooked on this sport; I just fell completely in love with the speed of the game, the people and the whole environment. I feel very lucky because I have had the opportunity to play the game that I love and travel the world with my best friends for the last 7 years. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn`t change a thing. 

3)How is to play in a sport so dominated by men?
It?s great! We get to compete at the same level as them! And we get to shoot them :P hehe..
There`s really no other sport where women and men play against each other.



4)What is your best paintball memory?
My best paintball memory? Not really sure.. Probably when we won the first tournament we ever attended. CPA in Copenhagen in 2005, that was a lot of fun. We didn`t even have jerseys, just some homemade sweaters with our team name on, and we had to borrow the guns and all the equipment.   

5)How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?
I can`t wait to play the millennium series again.. I think we needed a break from it to realize how much we love the series and everyone involved in it! 

6)What is your future goal in paintball?
My future goal is that my team actually gets recognized as the best female team in the world. And that we reach the goals we have set together.. I think there is too much focus on individual players and not so much on what a team can do. One player can`t win a game or a tournament alone, the team wins! It`s a team sport?  



7)Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?
 I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and believed in us for the last 7 years! All our coaches and all our former team mates! I would like to thank Sniper paintball, without them we wouldn`t exist. I would like to thank our main sponsor for the last 5 years; Dye paintball , thanks for making sure we have had the best gear on the marked and for believing in us. I would also like to thank my girls My teammates, for making every trip such a blast and for sticking with this team and for believing in us!

8)What do you think Poison Ivy needs to do to achieve a podiumspot at the Millenniums?
 For us to achieve a podium spot this year we have to work hard consistently and focus on our game. We know that we are good enough; we just have to do our best all the time and work together as a team!

9)What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
I think we can achieve anything we set our minds to! I think this season will be a good season for us. It all depends on how much we want it and how hard we work to get there. I  have a feeling its gonna be a good year for Poison Ivy



 

//Pictures borrowed by RSH Media and ML kings paintballteam

Karoline Seheim #7



1)Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
My name is Karoline Seheim. I am 25 years old and live in Oslo, Norway. I study psychology and will be done this spring. I work at a mental hospital with people who have double diagnosis; schizophrenia and substance abuse. My other interest is music, hanging out with my friends and traveling.

2)When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?
I started playing paintball December 2011, so I have been playing for about a year now. All the girls on Poison Ivy are my best friends, so I started to come with them on the millennium to support them. When I had been doing that for about a year, I figured out I just had to try playing. My first tournament was in California on Huntington Beach in March 2012, and it was awesome! I´ve been playing ever since and I love it

3)How is to play a sport so dominated by men?
It´s really cool! The guys always think they´re going to win, so it is an extra good feeling when we beat the hell out of them! And of course; if we suck in a tournament; at least we get ?The most beautiful team? award! No kidding?

4)What is your best paintball memory?
My best paintball memory is going to California to play paintball on the beach! It was amazing. The sun was shining, people were smiling, it was my first tournament and we were there to play paintball! We always have so much fun on the tournaments. It is fantastic to be able to travel so much through a year with your best friends and playing paintball and just have fun!   



5)How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?
The millennium series is always fun. To see all the teams again and come back to the same place as we have played before. They have a good and well-organized program, and it is always exiting to see whom we are playing against.  

6)What is your future goal in paintball?
My future gold in paintball is to get better. I want to be a good player, including cooperating and engineering.  I still have this tunnel vision I want gone, so practice a lot and have fun! 

7)Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?
First of all, I want to thank my awesome teammates who got me started playing paintball! Without them, the sport wouldn´t be that fun. And they are good coaches! And of course our main sponsor DYE for their support.



8)What do you think Poison Ivy needs to do to achieve a podiumspot at the Millenniums?
Poison Ivy needs to exercise more, which we are. We have alot of practice scheduled so if we manage that, I am sure we will win the whole tournament!

9)What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
Poison Ivy will win the whole Millennium this year! Why? Because everyone is agreed that this is our year and we will do everything to get there!



Pictures borrowed by Hybrid Foto 

Silje Eriksen #22





1)Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
My name is Silje, im 25 years old and is a fulltime marketingstudent. Beside school, work and paintball I dont have a life (lucky to have both family and almost all my best friends in paintball) :D

2)When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?
I started back in 2005 after working for the Norwegian masters. Guess I got hooked because of the fun we had togheter as friends. I have only danced as a kid so I really liked the team aspect of the sport.  

3)How is it to play in a sport so dominated by men?
I love the fact that we play a sport so dominated by men. Not only is it awesome to shoot guys I also think its super cool to play in a sport and at the same level as the guys. Maybe we have to work a bit harder on some aspects but that makes it even more awesome to succeed.

4)What is your best paintball memory?
Think the best memory is the first months we played paintball. We went to Snipers paintballcenter 4-5 times a week and had so much fun. 

5)How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?
Im sooo freakin` exited to play the Millenniums again!!! Yes, its expensive as hell and yes the level varies a lot in div 2 but I know Poison Ivy has a big potential and with the amount of practice we have planned to do I know we can do it!

6)What is your future goal in paintball?
My goal in paintball is to prove them haters wrong. We can do it, without boys!

7)Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?
I want to thank the guys at DYE paintball, Drammen Solid and Sniper paintball the most. They have from day one helped us on practices and at tournaments- thank you!!!



8)What do you think Poison Ivy needs to do to achieve a podium spot at the Millenniums?
We need to practice alot of paintball and play against the best. After 7 years our technique is good, we just need more confident and player-experience. Finally we also have a good and dedicated roster.

9)What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
Well, I think my goal will be reached this year. I have never seen my team this eager and exited. Our new players and our coaches in Norway and at the Millenniums will also be a big help!



//pictures borrowed by RSH Media and Hybrid foto

Linn Askevold #11

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
My name is Linn Askevold, 25 years old, and i"m about to finish the last semester of my bachelor degree in International studies. Apart from playing paintball and hitting the books I work part time at a news paper. My position at the newspaper is in customer service. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, friends and my boyfriend. Otherwise I don't do a whole lot since paintball consumes my life, hehe.


2) When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?
I started playing paintball back in 2005. Their were two main people that got me involved with paintball. The first being my teammates brother Christopher Ronneberg and the other is an employee of our local field named Mats. The introduction took place at a Norwegian paintball event which I was attending as a helper selling concessions. I saw the excitement and great atmosphere at the event and was compelled to try it on my own. Once I had a chance to play myself I was hooked!!


3) How is to play sport so dominated by men?
It's a sport that is mostly played by males but definitely not dominated by males. It is true that the majority of players are males but the women that do represent the sport are talented and hungry to get better just the same as the males involved.


4) How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?
I am so excited to play all the Millennium Series again. This year really feels like our year! We have a stronger team after a season building the team up with some new players and we all are hungry to win ! I think it will be great to be back for all the events this year, Millennium Series definitely know how to organize an event

5) What is your future goal in paintball?
For the future I want to keep improving my self as a player and be as aggressive as i can and see my team become the best all female team out there. I plan to help take Poison Ivy to the next level and win many events this year. I also plan to stay in good health in order to stay in the game as long as possible. As paintball truly is my passion and I love the sport and the amazing experiences it brings.



6) Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?
There are so many people to thank in paintball, first up our first coach Mats. He really taught us the basics of paintball and never to forget to have fun. Chris and all the guys on team Solid, old and new players. Solid is a team that has constantly been there for us, helping us out whenever they could and they have become some of our very good friends in the process. Huge thanks to DYE Precision and Sniper paintball for always having faith in Poison Ivy and all the great support. The list goes on and their are so many people that should be credited for our success but i cant include everyone but you know who you are!

7) What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
For my team to get on the podium during a Millennium Series event we need to work harder then we ever have before, both on and off the field. We are on our way and I have no doubts that we can do it.

8) What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?
I believe that Poison Ivy will be on the podium this year since every one has the same passion and are working hard to achieve our main goal this year. Which is winning a Millennium event!




//Pictures borrowed by RSH Media and Hybrid Foto

Linda Graue Måkestad #6



 

1)      Tell us a little bit about yourself ..

I?m 19 years old and from Norway. Now I work with children, but going back to school when I am done with my child and youth worker education. I got other interest than paintball, I can often be found at the gym working out while listening to the music that I love.

 

 

2)      When did you start to play paintball and why did you get hooked?

I started playing in 2010, so this is my third season. I god hooked cause I got to compete against guys and shot them.

 

 

3)      How is to play sport so dominated by men?

I like playing in a male dominated sport, but it can be hard cause all of the prejudices.



4)      What is your best paintball memory?

To win a gold medal in the Norwegian series

 

 

5)      How do you think it would be to play the Millennium Series again?

I have only played 1 millennium before, and the was London In 2012. But I though it was a great tournament and cant wait to play the whole series





 

6)      What is your future goal in paintball?

I want to get as good as I can get, and I know that is to become one of the best female players.

 

 

7)      Whom do you want to thank in paintball and why?

I want to thank Poison Ivy for letting me on the team and our main sponsor Dye!

 

 

8)      What do you think Poison Ivy needs to do to achieve a podium spot at the Millenniums?

More practice, more efficient practice and to be 100% focused before and on tournaments.


9)      What do you think Poison Ivy will achieve in 2013 season and why?

1 or more podium places.

 



 

//Pictures borrowed by Photomonkey and Hybrid Foto

 

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All female paintball team - Poison Ivy

All female paintball team - Poison Ivy

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We are one of the few all female paintball teams in Europe! Paintball is pretty new in Norway, but in the states it's actually one of the biggest extreme sports there is! We love this sport, and it's a really good way to stay in shape aswell! And the best thing: We get to shoot the guys of the field!:) We are currently ranked 2nd in our division.

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