Ok I started out playing at gateway and then moved on. I am having problems with wacky so i decided to start going back to gateway. After telling my team to go to gateway to practice, some people who are 24 years old and up started to threaten my teammate. So this went on for about two games and it got so bad that the guys were screaming at him telling him if they were 17 again they would kill him. All of this verbal abuse happened right in front of the air station (were the employee just watched and did absolutely nothing.) So I finally stepped forward and told them if they keep threatening my teammates I will call the cops. This made them leave the following game and we left disappointed. So the following week we go and there is a new ref. Ok cool. So we played and I shot a kid. The kid then put his hands up and walked off. Then as im doing my run through I see the kid i just shot at the home base just standing there. So i think well ok maybe hes just waiting for the next game. So I shoot one guy and am going for the last and that kid shoots me. So long story short I talk to the ref and ask (what ref's said is in caps) "Ref I shot him. SO HE WAS CLEAN. ok but he called him self out.ON HE CAME TO GET A PAINTCHECK. Ok but still he put his hands up. LIKE I SAID HE GOT A PAINTCHECK. but once u call your self out by putting your hands up then ur calling your self out and u cant come back in when you call your self out. NO ITS CALLED DEADMENS WALK AND YOU CAN FAKE IT. ok so ur telling me that if I do the dead mans walk at the start of a game I can walk across the field, turn around and shoot all the players in the back. NO YOU CANT DO THAT.now mind you I said this with respect in my voice) ok w/e ur ref im not. i don't agree with what u say and ur call but ur getting paid to do this so ill honor it. HEY KID DON'T BE A F*&%'N SMART ASS! Whoa im not im saying ur ref and u get paid to make calls im not so ur right.HEY IM TELLING U DON'T BE A SMART ASS! So now that is two times I have had a bad time at Gateway and I WlLL NOT BE BACK!!!!!!!!! I will give this a 2 only because Wacky is much worse.
First I would like to point out the last time you were there, January 16th, was a Tuesday. We were not open on the 16th. I point this out because Others who have written reviews favorable to your "new Favorite Field" have gone as far as making false statements to try and degrade Gateway Paintball Park. That being said i will continue with my response.
I am at the field every weekend and dont recall this happening. If what you say is true, I wish you would have brought it to my attention. All of our referees are trained to be polite and respctfull to customers and there is no excuse for one of our employees to speak to anyone like that. If you would have said something, we could have handled the problem then and there. It doesnt help anyone to bring it up a month and a half later. If what you said is in fact what happend then I apologize and will take steps to ensure it doesnt happen again.
Last edited on Monday, February 26th, 2007 at 10:13 pm PST
If you weren't just an "open play all star" you'd know that at a refs discretion, we can re-insert players when we see fit. Dead man's walk is generally a rule in TOURNAMENT play. Open play can be open game if the field did not SPECIFICALLY list it as a rule.
If an open player is new at the game, he/she may physically go ask a ref is he/she is out. This has happened more than once to me. If they are clean, I will generally re-insert the player at the back or starting point.
Now I don't own the place, but it's only a better field when people like you don't return.