I've been playing at this field, irregularly for about 2 years now. It's the first place I played paintball and I've gone just about every month, between once a month and every weekend. Its a great atmosphere with good balanced fields and mostly a good group of players.
As far as refs go, they are normally on top of everything, except when the Camden Military Academy brats come, then they have trouble managing the groups of around 40 people that dont respect rules and cheat whenever they can. So I can forgive them for that. The rest of the time their's alot of dtaff yelling at each other, someone is always getting yelled at for being to slow or whining too much. Gotta love when familys work together.
The field itself is huge and most days you'll get to do the speedball field. There are two speedball fields though one is normally out of operation and the "No Man's Land" field is quasi-speedball. For the most part, don't come expecting more than two speedball games throughout the day, it is primarily a woodsball field; not that it's a bad thing, the fields are set up well and balanced well enough. There are attack/defend, Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Defend the President, and Hostage Rescue variations throughout the field.
The normal group size is 4 - 6 players on a team most of the year, up to 10 to 15 or so average on a team in the summer. Not counting when the Camden brats come in, then its more like 20 - 40 a team and I wouldnt recommend going those days. Excepting that, most of the players that come to the field range in skill level though mostly Saturdays seems to have the newer people, Sundays are generally a more skilled crowd.
Their prices on paint, field fees, and air are good. Unfortunately their house paint seems to change brands every time, so it may be better to get the more expensive stuff. On average including a few drinks througout the day, you can get in a full day of paintball for around $45 if you have your own gear. I wouldn't recommend bringing your own paint, a $25 charge for bringing your own makes it cheaper to buy theirs.
I'm giving it a 10, because even though the wait between games can stretch into rediculous lengths, it is still the best field I've ever been to. The refs may spend alot of time between games arguing amongst themselves or making the whole group wait for some new arrivals to get signed in when everyone else is ready for a game, but they also know how to ref and I have never had any problems during a game and that's the important part.
Last edited on Friday, March 19th, 2004 at 9:44 am PST