181. The Gong ClassicDate: 30/07/2016 - 31/07/2016
Location: Thomas Dalton Park, Fairy Meadow, Wollongong, Australia
Team name: Tarmac II
Finishing postion: 6th/14
I rode my bike down after work on Friday, which was actually pretty pleasant. I slept in a random hidden patch of grass somewhere. It got a bit cold, but was totally fine.
There were two full Tarmac teams there. My team, based on the defensive squad, performed quite well. We lost our first game to Hills very closely, then had a few wins, including a close win over DUFF and a convincing win over the other Tarmac team. The win over DUFF was the highlight as we went 5-0 down, then scored the next 5 and went on to win 9-8. Otherwise, there was only one game where the result was genuinely disappointing for us, and that was against Krank where they destroyed us
The tournament was relatively uneventful, but great fun. We stayed at Shayna’s parents’ place on Saturday night, and the party was a good night. It was Tarmac’s first tournament, and it proved we had a great group of people and high potential for the season.