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floyd4968 Friday, July 18th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
3 years
Last There: June 15th, 2008
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
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Review: I have played at this field off and on for about 3 years now. I participated in many of their open play, scenario, and tournament events and I have to say TRP has definitely gone down the hole. About 3 years ago they were putting out better prepared and more frequent tournaments and scenarios. Now they have no tournaments and poor events. Their prices have also gone up to extreme rates. It costs about $120 with paint, entry, and air just to play for a few hours of open play during a weekend. They only have one ref moving and controlling open play games that can consist of over 25 people, which is way understaffed. Not to mention the turn around rate for games is extremely slow. You end up sitting around waiting about 4x longer than you do playing the games.

On the plus side they do have decent woodsball fields, which are fun and well maintained. They also usually have a good number of players showing up during the weekends which makes some fun games. However, these advantages certainly do not outweigh the reffing, turnaround times, price, and event problems. This field deserves a 4/10, but with simple improvements such as better staffing, reffing, and cheaper prices, they could go up as many as 3-4 more points in my book.

Review Comments
twizted_9934cd Thursday, September 11th, 2008 | 1:54 pm PST
i agree i player there on black friday for the turkey gams thing and yeah they r horrible now, they some times use very old walmart paint and they want 80 dollars a case for it i kno some one hu used to work there this is how i kno this and wen i was there they had this 9 year old kid fillin up the air tanks the one tank he didnt put the hose on rite and wen he tryed arin up the tank the hose went flyin all over the place the refs dont do there joband like i said b4 the prices are outrageous they want like 100$ just for 1 person to play for only like 3 hours

p_ballermatt98 Sunday, September 21st, 2008 | 9:44 am PST
Three Rivers no longer has any Tournaments due to a general lack of interest. I don't know why the IAO was officially cancelled but my best guess is because major tournaments are becoming easier for most teams to enter and the smaller local tournaments are certainly feeling the sting. As for the Mission master Scenario events I think they are very well run. Dean and his crew at Mission Masters has done an amazing job for years and I see no end to that operation. As for the staff I can strongly state that Three Rivers has had one of the best reff staffs around. As of lately there have been alot of new faces because of the more experienced reffs attending college and full-time jobs. Give the new guys a little time to get used to their surroundings and I'm sure they will be up to par, you can't expect everyone to be the best right off the bat.
As for the prices, yeah $80 is pretty steep by todays standards but I can assure your they have NEVER used "walmart" paint. My suggestion to you would be to talk to Ryan, the owner, about these issues or Jim the head reff. They are both at the field on a fairly consistant basis and I've never seen him turn down a player looking to throw out a suggestion or two. Also you have to be at least 15 to work there, I can assure you there is nobody on the staff that is "9 years old". I'm not excusing the said reff for not attaching the air hose correctly but if that had been you filling your own tank and you were injured they could have a major lawsuit on their hands. Hence that is why the staff fills air tanks. Before you go and say that anybody at Three Rivers does not do their job I suggest you take a class on how to make an educated argument and learn how to compose a legible paragraph. If you have actually ever been to the field you would know that games run from noon until 5, with admission set at $15 and a case set at $80, but nobody is forcing you to buy an entire case.

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