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Norman Paintball Field

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Phone: 217-549-4577
Address: 19085 State Hwy 16
Charleston, Illinois 61920
USA

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rerocker Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: April 20th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Fox River-A lot larger, more expensive, but just as fun.
Directions
to the Field:
Web site or google it.
Review: As an over the road trucker, I have the pleasure of player fields all across the country. It's usually only the small ones that I take the time to comment on.

1: Safety; First rate! Started with a safety meeting covering all the essentials and specific field rules. Ref's made sure "everyone" complied through-out the day.

2: Price; Very reasonable, both for field/air and paint.

3: Staff; Great people. I'm sure that if I lived here, these would be friends of mine.

4: Fields; Awesome woods field that was split by a deep ravine and had plenty of natural and man made cover. The air ball courses looked fine, but I did not play them because I only had my scenario marker with me.

Overall experience: At first sight, I didn't think I was going to like this field. But after spending a little time during setup talking to the staff and players, I realised this was just the kind of place I like. We had all kinds of players there, from 1st timers to scenario players like me to people on airball teams. Nobody was getting overshot, I didn't see or hear of anyone wiping and I didn't hear the ref's have to tell players to keep their masks down or cover their barrels more than 2 or 3 times through-out the day. All in all, whether it's your 1st time playing or you've been slinging paint for a long time, if you want to have a relaxing day of safe, fun paintball, give Norman's a try. I know if I'm in the area and have time to play, I'll be back.
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mikskater33 Friday, June 29th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: May 21st, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
flyn colors, level x, sudden impact - these are different kinds of fields more speedball
Review: This is all around a great field. Prices are cheap, staff is very nice, and safety comes first. Anyone is welcome here from veterans to noobs. They dont really have proshop or anything but it is understandable if they keep the costs so low. There are no refs so players have to be honest. Very fun-based field. Mostly woodsball and spools.

All in all this is a great field and i will continue to go here as much as possible.
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clintstylez Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: May 6th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Treehuggers, and the rest at private fields at a friends house
Directions
to the Field:
If you can find rt 16, you can find the field.
Review: Staff:
The staff is extremely helpful. A lot of the people who work there are players from the EIU team, so their experience is very beneficial. No one cares how experienced you are, everyone is welcome from noobs to vets.

The Players:
A great group of people comes out almost every weekend. A lot of the people could be called "regulars" because I see the same faces almost every weekend. You will see people of all ages, from 12yr old kids, to people in there 50s+. In woodsball, you are responsible for calling yourself out. There is a high level of integrity at this field, it is a rare occasion you will see someone wiping, personally, I have yet to see it at this field.

Safety:
Safety is the name of the game. There is zero tolerance for unsafe players. Bonus balling is not allowed, and there is the 10 ft rule as well. There is a mandatory safety briefing before every day of play, even if you are there every weekend, and have heard it a thousand times, you are required to attend, but I dont mind.

Prices:
Prices are incredible. $5 field fee. $5 for all day air. They have very reasonable paint prices, that can compete with the larger places like Wa-Mart or Target, except better quality paint than most retailers. You can even bring your own paint, which is nice.

The Fields:
First off, woodsball. My game of choice. The woodsball is really fun. There is plenty of natural, and man-made cover. It is also a rather large course, weighing in at like 7-9 acres or something. The speedball course is cool too. With my current setup, I dont play a lot of speedball, because it is harder to keep up with some of the high end electros, but I do alright.

Conclusion:
I would recommend this field to anyone. The field isnt in operation to make money, hence the prices, so you can expect to have a good time, without blowing your rent money.
Last edited on Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at 5:15 pm PST
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losiated Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: April 7th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
extream paintball modesto,ca
venture games clayton,ca
Review: great place to play. everyone is friendly. i flew out from ca to see my son. we had a great time. prices are more than fair. he rented me a tank for 5$. couldnt bring it on the jet. thanks tsa hahahahaha. norm knows how to take care of the players. thank oyu norm for the fun. next time we wont have two yr old paint. what a blender i had.lololololol make sure there is a splat next time on your marker. JK. thanks again hope to play there again sometime. larkin aka paintball 1
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dclayton Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: March 1st, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Level X
Sudden Impact
Directions
to the Field:
Turn at the sign and the bright Green Mailbox off of Hwy 16 after passing through Charlestona lmost to Ashmore.
Review: I just started going to Norman Paintball this year after attending with my Church youth group. This was the first field I had ever been to that played Christian music in the shop, I thought this was really cool.

Friendly Staff, every time I have been there has been different people running the field, they are always nice and I like that. They even fixed my gun for free
It really cheap in comparison to other places I have been, my parents dont mind sending me there every weekend because of this.
I always have allot of fun and there are alaways allot of people to play with during open shoots.
The variety of games they play I like the woodsball the most.
The paint has been really good for me and does not break in my barrel, I hate it when that happens it ruins my game.
It iss safe, even tho it annoys me that I have to go through the safety briefing every time I know it is for my own safety.

All in All I always have fun their and the prices are good, so I think it is a great field you should try.
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Sasquatch895 Saturday, November 4th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: August 19th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
flying colors
breakout dunes
Review: Great field to play at, safety is extremly important- hence the safety briefing before each day of play, very reasonable prices- you can't find paint anywhere cheaper, honesty is another aspect of the field- you call yourself out in games except in speedball games where referees are a feasible option. Great fields to play on, I am a huge fan of the woodsball course, but the standard speedball course isn't bad either, they also have a hyperball course. The staff is always friendly and extremely helpful, as are the players, who embrace new players instead of trying to make it a miserable experiance for them.
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Flyin Hawaiian Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: October 29th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
None
Directions
to the Field:
From Charleston head east toward Ashmore on IL 16. After you pass the Sturdi Built sign take a left at the fish mailbox. You'll see the Norman paintball sign.
Review: I play at this field almost every weekend. The first time I went I was kind of scared but the great owners and the good players made me have a great time. There was a friendly environment so my mom was happy and she let me come back. The prices there are the lowest I've heard any body talk about. $5 for air or co2, $5 for a field fee, $10 for a bag of 500 paintballs, and $5 to rent a gun. There are three fields hyperball, speedball, and woodsball. The woodsball field is one of the biggest paintball fields I've seen. The speedball field is a part of the woodsball field. Then the hyperball field has wooden spools for bunkers and it is the best. There are no refs so you have to be honest when you get shot. So if you are a first time player or one thats been playing a long time this is the place for you.
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Old paintballer Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: October 29th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
None,

Directions
to the Field:
East of Charleston Il. 3 miles on Rt.16. Driveway on the north side just before the river.
Review: I am new to paintball,my son got me hooked on it this summer.
The staff is top notch and will help with any problem you could have. they have made me feel at home even when I am older than anyone there.
Safety is at the top of the list. We go over the safety rules before any one can play.
Josh Norman has your'e safety first.
Norman paintball has rental equipment,if you don't have your'e own.
Co2 and compressed air.
The prices are great, lowest that I have seen on the Internet $5 for field admission $5
for air. Great prices on paint also.
There are 3 fields to play on woods-ball on 6 acres with speed ball and hyper ball fields.
If you are looking for a place to play paintball look no further this is the place to go the other players are respectful and are willing to help
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Darkmatter Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: April 22nd, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
sudden impact- good fields but not as god or friendly service.
Review: the guy who runs this place is great, nice as hell, if you need help or have a question hes there and the players there are great as well, no refs its all honesty and thats a good thing.. to most people, i think its cool. the price is great too, i thik its like $5 for field fees and $5 for air all day, they have both CO2 and Compressed air, and the woodsball field is big and fun, exept in the back toward the field there is a little barb wire, watch out for it. the speedball field is put together great aswell, and the speedball course in the woodsball area is sweet, and we play all kinds of games, like hide and seek and capture the pumpkin and its just an overall great time when you play there. i give it a nine cause even tho it is a great field nothing is perfect and only those speedball fields and they are stationary for the most part, be nice if he could get some barrels for bunkers and he can move them around every now and then.
Last edited on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 at 3:23 pm PST
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iownnoobs Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: August 23rd, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Warzone, and Flying colors
Directions
to the Field:
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Review: This field is awesome they have a good woodsball, and a very decent speedball but its a shame they are closing after this year. Hopefully they open it back up. Hes a really good guy and is really good on safety. He has nets up and keeps everybody friendly and ocming back for more
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