Did You Know...... that David and Andy Grauwels competed in Italy last weekend?
Livio Piccolo (left) with Sinapsi at the World Meet 2010
It has been quiet for a while as of information coming from Italy until Paolo Giazzi introduced a similar competition format this year that has been applied within the NSL Network for a long time. He and his group of organizers made an effort to make it as easy as possible for teams to participate in 4way competition by synchronizing competition draw and rules and including as many hosts on the same meet weekend as possible.
He said that teams would save the usual costs involved in traveling to attend competitions. Teams could jump the competition rounds at their home drop zones and still be a part of the bigger picture.
Andy and David Grauwels (green) in Italy
"We hope to have more teams next time and more competitions along the year."
The Italian teams might be fully integrated again in the synchronized NSL Network at the next event.
It turned to be a very successful weekend in Italy with 20 participating teams in three of the four NSL categories (AAA - A - Rookie).
The next meet weekend is scheduled for October, and the organizers will use the meantime to make adjustments wherever they might be necessary to support the new format.
Happy Alien Team exit
A closer look at the team's lineup shows very familiar names of some team members. NMP-PCH Hayabusa members David and Andy Grauwels were on a coaching trip in Italy and joined forces with Igor Galvan, an experienced Italian 4way competitor, and his Italian friend Max Alberdi.
The Belgian Grauwels brothers in the Italian meet environment can be watched on the new NSL-TV video. A Class teams and competitors can also watch the Italian winner in this category, Ematoma RW5.