I haven't played in any other fields in Illinois. The closest is in Jagers in Kansas City. That place was awesome, but Chilli is right on par with it.
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Meh, not good on directions.
The Pits, as it has become known as, is one of the best fields in Illinois. With everything closing down in Peoria for paintball, it's getting hard to play. But Chilli is keeping the spirit alive and it is doing it well. The owner, Joe, is a Tippmann tech and a tremendously nice/helpful guy. How nice is he? Well, I did a stupid thing and accidentally kicked sand into my Tippmann Sniper, while it was uncocked. Tippmanns might be able to work with sand in them, but not this much. I mean, the sand was even in the foregrip! Well anyway, Joe was cool about it and stripped the damn thing three frickin times to get it working. All he wanted was a thank you and a promise to put the gun on the ground again, ha ha. The refs are usually nice and very helpful. I remember when I was a newbie out there and the refs helped guide me through a whole game to get to the safety zone. The paint prices might be a bit steep but you have to realize that they only charge about $5 to get in and like $2 for unlimited CO2 fills while having to pay taxes on 40 acres of land and keep 20 or so rental guns in working order. One of the best games that shows Chilli's true potential is the big scenario game. The last time I checked it was "Royals and Trolls" and "Western Style". I haven't been to the Western one but Royals and Trolls was the best! Yes, Chilli is strict on rules, but they are trying to make paintball funner by nobody getting seriously injured. Come on, no one really wants to use that Safety Waiver against someone because they got injured by some idiot who didn't have a barrel plug in the safety zone. There is only one thing that drives me insane about Chilli. There is an elderly man working there who is the meanest person I've ever met. He's got no patience and even threatened to kick me out on account of nothing, nada, I did nothing! Joe talked it over(see what I mean about a nice guy) and got the old guy to calm down. Anyway, aside from the old guy, the place is awesome. They've got over 22 forts on 4 fields, plus 6 specialty fields, speedball, hyperball, village, ammo dump, fuel dump, and the castle! What else could you ask for? And don't listen to the guy who says they absolutely suck, he apparently isn't a player. I hope I've convinced you to come out!
Last edited on Friday, March 30th, 2007 at 8:36 pm PST