Launceston targets tournament

LAUNCESTON could host next year's national laser tag tournament, if the city's newest arena manager gets his wish.

Laserforce Launceston will open up at the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena tomorrow, and manager Jordan Gibson said the two-storey arena was decked out with the latest equipment.

``We have specifically designed it so nowhere is safe . .   [and] to have huge open areas and small areas with heaps of windows so you have to keep moving,'' he said.

Zone 3 Laser Tag at Waverley hosted the national laser tag shield in March 2012, when more than 140 players took part.

He said hosting next year's Australia-wide championships was a possibility.

``We are starting up a league in the next couple of months, which will be a more competitive game play,'' Mr Gibson said.

``It [the nationals] would involve four or five teams from each state competing [but] Launceston would only have about two to three teams.''

Laserforce Launceston will be open seven days a week.

Joeby Neil, Madeline Frankcombe, Laserforce Launceston manager Jordan Gibson and Jaymes Ruffin gear up for the opening of the new laser tag arena at the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena.  Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Joeby Neil, Madeline Frankcombe, Laserforce Launceston manager Jordan Gibson and Jaymes Ruffin gear up for the opening of the new laser tag arena at the Launceston Indoor Sports Arena. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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