Write-up By Adam
Elite 2 - TFTs 1
Episode IV: A New Hope
It is a season of war. Rebel teams, striking on the break, had won their first victories against the Elite. During the battle, Elite spies managed to steal secret plans to the Cap 7 Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Long Ball, an antiquated tactic with the power to bore a team into submission and then catch them napping. Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents. In the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda hatched a plan for those who would rather go over us than through us. But was it a plan that could save his Elite and restore parity to the ladder….
Episode V: The Elite Strikes Back
It has been a dark time for the Rebel Elite. Although playing well, Imperial troops had taken points from mighty Elite forces. Stumbling against the dreaded Beaver Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Yoda and Chewie had established a fortress on the remote ice world of Newtown. The evil lord Darth Naenae, obsessed with finding “Route One”, dispatched thousands of probes down field into the far reaches of Elite Territory but were hammered back with a clinical show of force from the resurgent Elite.
Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi
Luke Skywalker had returned from Tattoo-ine (get it) to battle the Bubble Empire. He, Yoda, Chewie, Obi Wan Kenobi, and a handful of Ewoks would lead the charge for a valuable 3 points. JarJar and R2DStu would look on, while C3PO attempted to nervously hide towards the back not realising he was quite the obvious target. As it begun Chewie’s war cry could be heard clearly across the battleground. ARRRGGGHHHHHHH!
The early exchanges left casualties on both sides. Jabba The Hutt had mounted his bobsled and took aim at the vulnerable ankles of Princess Leia, while in the trenches it appeared everyone had put their phasers away and resorted to hand to hand combat instead.
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Without warning there was a disturbance in the force, we were outflanked and our defences breached. The Bubble Empire had landed the first blow. The rest of the half stumbled from set piece to set piece as the Ref’s own troopers questioned his every decision. “I find your lack of faith disturbing” he said as he signalled for yet another hand ball.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones:
Regrouped and renewed the Rebel Elite took to the field of battle again determined to defeat the evil empire once and for all. The tide began to turn as key battles were won all over the field. Several raids were launched on the enemy base but unfortunately one particular Jedi had set his phaser to ‘Stormtrooper’ couldn’t manage to fire a shot on target. Sensing victory but not being able to land a killer blow cracks began to appear in the Elite ranks. It seemed all was lost when Yoda and the Bounty Hunter Lando Calrissian turned on each other but moments later the Greeks could only stand by and cry “ITS A TRAP” as Yoda used the force to levitate over their defence and land a vital blow for the Elite.
Episode III: Revenge of the Elite
Filled with hope the Elite surged on and with Ewok 1 and Ewok 2 combining well on the right and our very own Millenium Falcon on the left, any Greek advances were pushed back. With that dominance on the flanks Obi Wan Kenobi was able to get forward, he took aim and fired to end the War and destroy the Empire.
Yoda CJ - Veteran, leader, green.
JarJar Binks Crespo - An attempt at comic relief that didn’t really work.
Chewbacca Decs - Nobody knows what he is talking about.
Luke Skywalker Nick - No real reason, just couldn’t resist not making the Tattoo-ine reference
Jabba The Hutt Whoever hacked Cory
Princess Leia Cory - I don’t think I need to explain this.
Ewok 1 Damo - Small, furry.
Ewok 2 Marcel - See Damo.
R2DStu Bit obvious isn’t it
Obi Wan Kenobi Andrew - Needs a shorter name. Nobody wants to say “Obi Wan Kenobi”.
Lando Calrissian Stevo - Bounty Hunter. Nuf said.
Millennium Falcon Pete - Runs Box-to-Box in 4 parsecs. Didn’t actually get falconed though.
C3PO Gains - Looks funny when he runs.
3 - Ewok 1
Solid, organised, got forward well and didn’t miss a challenge all day.
2 - Yoda
Got the all important goal to swing the momentum in our favour. Loves beating the Greeks
1 - Ewok 2
Combined with Ewok 1 well and covered some good metres up and down the line in the second half.
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