Sharpshooters off to Sydney

CENTRAL Queensland paintball enthusiasts are preparing to take on some of the world's sharpest shooters in Sydney next month.

The CQ Carnivors paintball team is on target for round two of the AXL (Australasian Xtreme League) on May 7 and 8.

After hosting the opening round of the inaugural tournament in Rockhampton last month, the CQ team has been back on the battlefields at Yeppoon's Atomic Paintball.

CQ Carnivors coach Jason Berryman said his troops were ready for their next mission in the nationwide competition.

This series has attracted players from throughout Australia, New Zealand and two of the world's best from the USA ? Ryan Greenspan and Brad Maughan.

Berryman said preparations were on track for when some of the best in the game get the paint flying next weekend.

The CQ Carnivors team, which boasts players from Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gracemere, Gladstone, Hervey Bay and Mackay, will take on teams from Sydney, Perth and New Zealand's Wellington in pro and open divisions.

The four-round X Ball Series is the new new super-fast format of paintball that has taken off in both the US and Europe.



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