The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
July 27th, 2008
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
I've played numerous fields all over the MidWest and this one was on the lower end of them
Directions to the Field:
Mapquest or ask the locals (they'll tell you where the 'haunted' old girl scout camp is)
Safety: Not scrictly enforced.. actually had a guy point a gun at me off field
Fields: 1 very nice woodsball field it is a large field that has natural and manmade bunkers and has a very interesting gully which makes game play very varied
Hours of operation: Not 100% sure... open on sundays i know that
Prices: Everything is cheap
Rules: Basics are explained but I played their 1st tournament and there was alot of grey areas outside the basics
Services: CO2 fills (3$), very nice management (Run by a committee) but i only really talk to one of the board members
Staff: friendly people.. none seem to have a large understanding of paintball but hey no one is perfect haha
Refs: Volunteer Kids.. word of advice make sure they have good understanding of the rules so there isnt as many issues as there was at the tournament
Facilities: A roof over ur head if it rains
Food: Very good hotdogs and they even had chilli and cheese 'dogs SO GOOOOOOODD!
Personal Experiance/Thoughts: I went there for a tournament and our team got thrown out because we played a team that had two board members on it and they got very upset after we beat them (like i said above i had a gun in my face. The man who did it was a board member). Echo Bluff should consider how prepared they are before they run a tournament. Our team plans on going back there before to long and I hope that they learned a thing or two about runnning a tournament properly. Im going to make sure I have a talk with whoever is running it and give him/her all the help i can so it can run smoothly. I want to see this place booming soon. They run it like a charity and a good deal of the money they make goes to children. Everyone whos into woodsball should go here at least once just to make a contribution. Also I heard that they will be building a speedball field/ice rink in the near future so stay tuned for that
Dispute: I was at this tournament as a spectator and this KID and his team where overshooting, and not calling themselves out,and being really cockey to all the players around. They claim to be a semi pro team but have alot to learn about sportsmanship. The review mentions haveing a dispute with a board member but the man he was fighting with was just a friend of the board that helped to get the field playable, this KID's review has no validity!!
hahahah ik this kid that posted this and he knows what he is talking about hardcore and i was also at this tournament and witnessed this happen the gun did get pointed into his face!!!! don't get me wrong the tourney was weakly set up!! but its a brand new field and i bet they weren't expecting such a good team to play and the kid that"team" isn't semi pro but D2 at least like 4 of the players and ik the good players on that team are legit good players that call themselves out every time and don't over shoot i play them every weekend pretty much except for the "captain" of the team that weekend which is a douche bag but he really isn't part of the team he ramps all the time..... you might think the rest were but really they can fire their guns that fast semi auto.... also echo is a good place for early beginners i played there many times after the tourney and i love helping the new kids there but if you do go there and know what your doing help the place run itself because it REALLY depends on players running the field and rules