It’s been a long time since Australia had a competitive woodsball/bushball competition. The ABL commenced operations this year in Brisbane, and next year will be spawning local competitions in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and a couple of regional areas, with a goal to having every major paintball region hosting their own ABL tournaments to one day feed into a National ABL circuit. It’s a big ask, but they are up to the task.
The Australian Bushball League (“ABL”) is taking paintball back to its roots, how paintball was meant to be played, IN THE BUSH!!!
Kicking off in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in March 2012, the ABL is looking to capture all the competition, the tactics, the teamwork and the camaraderie of bushball. Featuring 5 man teams battling over timed objectives, the action can be both fast and furious and slow and methodical within the same 15 minute game.
ABL is played between competing 5 man teams on a large field set across different bushland terrain. There are two domination style objectives featuring timed flag pulls and two base flags to steal with timed re spawns. Each team is made up of players with different roles and teamwork, tactics and strong communication are essential to both achieve your objectives and deprive your opponent of theirs. It’s paintball the way it used to be played, more about the player than their equipment, more about tactics and accuracy than a high rate of fire, more about teamwork and strategy over an all out head on clash over in 90 seconds. Taking paintball back to its roots.
Check out their website at www.ablpaintball.com.au.