Major League Dodgeball’s inaugural Bulleen Mixed League season culminated, with a thrilling finale to the Div 1 Finals Series at the Bulleen Basketball Stadium, on Tuesday, April 8.
The Div 1 Grand Final saw Minor Premiers Lord Of The Balls lock horns with Such Team Discovery Much Wow. The latter, did it the hard way to secure a Grand Final berth, defeating Peaking Ducks and Dirty Dodgers in two elimination Finals fixtures back to back, in Week 1 of the Finals.
The season’s finale lived up to the hype, with arguably the match of the season in a tightly contest Grand Final. Both teams illustrated their class by displaying a high standard of Dodgeball, with five Bulleen All Stars players – half of the selected team – featuring in the decider.
The game, which swung momentum on several occasions, went down to the wire until the final round. With the scores locked at 6 – 5 in favour of Lord Of The Balls, it was do or die for Such Team Discovery Much Wow, having to win the final round to force the tie into Overtime.
With the Championship on the line, the Minor Premiers dug deep to ultimately triumph 7 – 5 and take out the Div 1 title.
In the Play-Off For 3rd tie, second-placed Dirty Dodgers met the third-placed Peakin Ducks. Dirty Dodgers, who secured a double-chance by finishing in the top-two during the regular season, lost both their fixtures in the opening week of the Finals Series, while Peakin Ducks went down in their Elimination Final.
The Dirty Dodgers rocketed off to a brilliant start, taking a very hand lead in the opening minutes of the game. With Peaking Ducks playing catch-up for the remainder of the match, the task proved too difficult for the Ducks, eventually succumbing 10 -5 to the Dirty Dodgers.
In Week 1 of the Finals Series, the Div 2 Grand Final took place, between Space Otters and Backdoor Patrol 5. In another close encounter, Space Otters narrowly got over the line, prevailing 8 – 7 to claim the Div 2 Championship.
Well done to all teams on a fantastic inaugural season in Bulleen. We look forward to hosting the new season, beginning Tuesday, May 6. Registration is open for New Teams & Individual Players, to secure their place for the upcoming season.
• Bulleen League Results / Ladder – http://majorleaguedodgeball.com.au/bulleen-mixed-league-season-1/
• Photo Album: Div 1 Finals Series – http://goo.gl/VTP3jb
• Photo Album: Div 2 Finals Series – http://goo.gl/ekFH61
• Bulleen All Stars team – http://majorleaguedodgeball.com.au/bulleen-all-stars/