1st Division League - Intermediate to Advanced (Ages 13 to Adult)
2017 Season Dates & Information
Summer: 24 Jan 2017 - 28 Mar 2017
Autumn: 18 Apr 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
Winter: 11 Jul 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
Spring: 3 Oct 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
Played on a Tuesday night from 6pm-9pm. Cost is $17 per week or $135 for the season. Players are welcome to join at any stage in the season, however 3 weeks is required to qualify for finals.
About 1st Division League
Laser Sporting is surprisingly athletic and a huge amount of fun. The difference between League and regular Laser Tag, is that you get to experience Laser Tag as part of an organised 5 person team. Your team will develop good communication and technical skills throughout the 10 week season to become a cohesive unit by finals time.
1st Division League caters for intermediate and advanced skill levels. It is recommended that players begin in the Wednesday night Newcomers League for a season before entering the 1st Division League on Tuesday nights. If you cannot make Wednesdays, feel free to enter straight into 1st Division. The learning curve is steep, but you will be learning from the best in the business!
We utilise a unique handicapping system that automatically grades players on performance, and then gives each team a % handicap on their team scores based upon the experience level of the players on the team. The system has proven successful in giving all teams a chance no matter what experience level they might be.
Our league in Brisbane is lucky enough to have a number of experienced national and international level players to guide new players coming through. You will learn all the tricks of the trade from the best in the business.
1st Division League is played on a Tuesday night from 6pm - 9pm. The season runs for 10 weeks during school term and breaks for school holidays. The recommended age to start playing is 13 years.
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What are the rules and game settings?
One of the things that makes Laser Sports different to other sports, is that each game has 3 teams; Red, Blue, Green. Each team has 5 players and a home base. Each player can destroy the enemy bases once each. So this means each team can destroy up to 10 bases per game.
You will pick up 3001 points for a base and 150 points for a tag on another player. A team's score is predominantly made up from tags and base destroys.
In a typical game, most teams will have a number of players (usually 2 or 3) protecting their home base and a couple of players (2 or 3) attacking the enemy bases. As players destroy enemy team bases they will need to return home to swap with a defending player who still needs to destroy the bases. All this coordination and swapping of players will be handled by your team captain. Your team captain is your coordinator inside the game.
Another big difference between public games and League games is base evacuation. Around each base is a set of fluro lines on the floor that indicate the perimeter of a base evacuation area. You need to be active to be in this area. This creates an area around the base stations that defending and attacking players battle over in order to protect or destroy the base. If you are in an evacuation area and you get tagged, you must leave the area before reactivating.
When a team becomes more advanced they gain an advantage by having defending players float out and collect tags when no one is attacking them. A team's ability to simultaneously collect tags, destroy bases and reduce other team's scores by defending bases determines their success.
The game format used in Tuesday League is different from standard games. The game is akin to the settings in the Australasian Laser Tag Titles.
It includes the following settings.
- 8 second Deactivation
- 2 shots per second
- 7 lives
- 45 shots
How does a typical League night work ?
Each week we play 3 games and a warm up game. You will play from red, blue, and green once, each night. Teams accumulate competition points for their victories. A team receives 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd and 2 points for 3rd. If a team is tied on competition points, their teams average score determines their ladder placing.
In week 10 a finals series is played. Every team plays in the finals, however your ladder position before finals determines how easy it is to make it through to the Grand Final. Teams play off to get into a Golden Game. The winner of each of the 3 Golden Games makes the Grand Final. The Grand Final is played as 3 games with the scoreboards off. Total score from all 3 games determines the victor for the season.
After the Grand Final we announce the results and give out awards for acknowledgements, such as Most Improved Player, Most Valuable Player and Best New Player