September 30th, 2014
USAU Southeast Regionals: 2nd place, 6-1 record, win over Omen for the 2nd bid to Nationals
Chain Lightning survived the weekend and advances to Nationals, but it wasn’t easy. At all. A decisive (7-15) and startling 2nd round loss Saturday morning, to Orlando’s Omen, left the home team facing a long road just to hope to get to the back-door game. The squad rallied, though, and eventually won the rematch with Omen by a 15-11 score.
Ultiworld recap: Chain avoids disaster
USAU tournament results
2014 National Championships field of teams
September 8th, 2014
Chain Lightning finished third at the Emerald City Classic in Burlington, WA, with an up-and-down — but promising — performance. This finale for the Triple Crown Tour’s Pro Flight featured the series’ top 8 teams returning from last year. Chain finished with a 3-3 record, but snared victories over the top 2 seeds entering play (Revolver/SF and Sockeye/Seattle). A semifinal loss to eventual champion Machine (Chicago) was answered with a final game victory over GOAT (Toronto) to secure the bronze.
13 – 11 Sockeye
7 – 13 Johnny Bravo
11 – 13 Doublewide
13 – 11 Revolver
11 – 15 Chicago Machine
15 – 9 GOAT
July 15th, 2014
Chain Lightning had a strong weekend in Maryland, finishing 5-2 with a loss in the finals at the Chesapeake Invite. The team’s only pool play loss was by 1 to Truck Stop (DC). After knocking off Ring of Fire (NC) in the semis, Chicago’s Machine avenged a 7-13 loss to the ATL on Saturday with a solid 13-8 win in the championship.
The tournament was a Pro-Elite Challenge leg of of USAU’s Triple Crown Tour. The Emerald City Classic at the end of August is the next big chance for Chain to prove itself against high-level competition.