The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
August 18th, 2007
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Panama City, HurlburtField, Dothan
Alright This is a warning to all who want to compete in tournaments at Niceville Rec Center.
First off lets say the following has been going on at this establishment for quite some time.
It would be hard to win as a pro-team in the tournament here.
The just had a Tournament Held for The American Heart Association. Here is what happend:
Team Artifice (Niceville's HomeTeam) entered 2 teams in their own Tournament. They also had Artifice players reffing the event. And allowed 2-3 others affiliated with Artifice also ref the game. They let 2 people from my team ref to give the appearance of fairness. One quit half way through the day due to rediculously bias calls and complete and udder disgrace of integrity. Basically what i'm saying is Team Artfice and the Field Director set this tournament up for Team Artifice to win. They adjusted Schedule and made up rules as they went along. They took back initial calls they made to change outcome of match points. Along with knowingly delaying match due to needing a break and not forfitting or taking penalizing points for it. Where other teams were forced into forfitting and taking penalizing points for the same issue.
My team nor I or anyone or anyteam for that matter will ever step foot onto Niceville Rec Property ever again. I would recommend going to Hurlburt Field, Panama City, Dothan, AL, Blue Angel Park (Pensecola), C.A. P paintball. At least you will find fair play and integrity at those places!!
2nd: The speedball bunkers were thrown in the woods and left to deflate, They installed Hyperball bunkers which could seriously cause injury its a large metal pipe cut in half and small bit of conduit insulation covering the extremley sharp edges (quite a few edge's dont have n e thing covering them.) Along with the fact that there is lots of broken glass on the field in the dirt. Along with large tree roots growing out of the ground that could cause a broken ankle or worse!
Wow! It really sounds like this place has gone down hill. We were thinking about entering this tournament but given when you have said here I'm glad we decided not to go. This used to be a pretty decent field.....but nothing lasts forever.
Hello this is Jared Hall captain of team Artifice
I would just like to say that first of all, of all my players we had previously met 3 of the refs before that day 2 of which play for choppa pb and the other out of brief association . None of the refs are a part of nor have ANY affiliation with my team. Your comment above is a straight out lie. Furthur more you information is a toatal and complete distortion of facts. Example the tournament was held by Don Ory the manager of the park. Artifice had nothing to do with the tournament except for playing in it. The claim to rules being made up is a purely pathetic attempt to discredit us and would not be in any way on our hands. Dont like the rules get the facts straight thats the refs fault. I would also like to add that because of a player who was border line heat stoke the refs tried to work the schedual so that he wouldnt have to play 6 games back to back. I agree that this wasnt nessesarly the right desicion. all though had i been in another teams position i would agreed to it because we win right. not because we are taking advantage of a competitors illness. Please note that of the 4 teams 2 teams where selected to play the 3 matches back to back. they were artifice gold and artifice black. so please explain to me how it was setup in our favor. The last issue i care to take time to talk about is your claim that other teams were forced to forfit or be penalized for taking to long. That just simply is made up by yourself.
I have been involved in this sport in my community and nationaly for 8 years. I have seen your type many times come and go. rather than building bridges and trying to better youself at the game. You jump straight into the sceen and demonstraight your imaturity. From watching you play it is obvious you havnt been playing long and if i were u id grow up or plan on not being wanted in this comunity. by the way, try to slander me and my teams name all u like everyone will just know that u are a JOKE.
I would like to point out that a voluntier firefighter who reffed the tournament (whom i had never previously met) paid me and my team a great complement that day and below is his non bias outside opinion that he said.
"excuse me i just want to thankyou for playing so honestly and coroperating the way you did today. you and your teammates show a remarkable display of sportsmanship and integrity out there and made my job easy."
I will not repeat what he said about not just your team but you personaly (if you are the guy who tryed to start a fist fight by unloading a hopper into a 15 year olds back).
Dude, you didnt even review the field....this is a "field review" forum, not a "I am pissed off my team cant hang" forum. I am sure you are upset your team lost, but dont blame it on the bunkers, i mean, the other team had to play them too right? So please, do us a favor and post your little hate notes where someone cares next time.
Dispute: Review the field not the fact you lost in a tournament and have to cry about it. I was there and it was a good tournament I didn't see any cheating by refs. No rules were changed during the tournament. They had the same time limit between games to give teams enough time to reload and air up between games. You also should remember it was a charity tournament played mostly for fun and to support the charity.