I love this field. Let me tell you something about the people there. I know there are good people out at diamond paintball. I've actually come to know B.J. and Trystan and I thank that the entire diamond dog's team for taking me in under their wings. I actually play, unlike blueion069, just so you know what "experience" this kid has. He's a S.W.A.T. (which stands for Sucks and are Without Any Talent) pod -insert deragatory term here-. He hasn't actually played at the field. I'll tell you another thing to help you understand the "merit" of this guy: He and his team have done little to support Montana Paintball. When they do come to tournaments they complain about the reffing: because there is NO WAY that their "skillz" could of gotten them last place.
These people took me in when I was just another crappy kid from the woods with a Tippmann. If you badmouth them dude, I'll be right there to defend the field and my friends. That's F-R-I-E-N-D-S, meaning they keep me around because they care about me not because I can transport their paint in my mom's mini-van and watch paintball from the sidelines but because I can play.
The field is awesome. speedball is great and No One is scared to slide in the dirt except you and your primped SWAT buddies. Course I know who you are and to be honest, for you to make a slide would be like the New Orleans Saints winning the superbowl; sorry but their aint enough force in the world to give you the momentom to get behind a bunker.
On the reffing: How many other fields in MT can you go to where you can be guaranteed to have at least 8-12 refs at every event. Not many. We do our best out there and don't miss calls on purpose, but it happens, if you were to ever ref you would understand how difficult it is.
SO HERE IS WHAT I SAY (you know, someone who's been there)
Players at the Field- 10
Scenario Field- 9
Speedball field- 9
This feild is awsome u get there and it looks like nothing then u see a sweet speed ball feild and the owner bj is the coolest this feild is awsome for all players skill or no skill every day there is about 30 people and they mix it up and is awsome u should all come and play the staff is nice and the tournaments are sweet and that new tournement coming up many should attend.
i have played at awesome paintball but that doesnt have a speed ball field let alone a sup air field.
I recently went to diamond to attend the 3 man rookie tourney and when i pulled up it didnt look too impressive. some rolling hills and spotted pallets and barrels dotted the landscape. When we actually got into the parking area i saw it was much more than it seemed. On my left was a sweet sup air field in a dugout area that wasnt visible from the highway. and i took a look up farther to the right and there was a sweet wooden fort up on the rocky bluffs. so the rec ball looked aight but that was not wat i was there for. The tourney was well reffed. almost too good. 9 refs out there at a time. im tellin ya they had it covered. They kept the play extremely clean and fun. i would definitly recommend diamond for any future rookie tourneys.
No Fields in area
used to be a billings paintball arena but not no more
Diamond paintball is a great place to paintball super cool people that can pretty much help you with any problem you have from the simplest of chronographing to the most complex gun problems. The owner BJ is the nicest dude ever. Diamond has one big woodsball/scenario field, a speed ball field and 2 fields of a woodsball and speed ball field mixed together. There is only one minor problem at diamond that most people dont need to worry about is there rental guns are old and dirty and the chronograph as alot of abuse from the weather. All in all this the a GREAT FIELD highly recommend!!
This old beaten down warehouse. Diamond is a whole lot better
I love this feild and plan on goin to it a lot more in the future. The owners of the field are really nice and help you out with whatever they can. They offer all types of games from woodsball, speedball, scenario (kind of), and they have two small fields that are a mixe of like woodsball and speedball. Who ever thinks that BJ's kid is cocky is full of it. He helps out with wahtever he can, just like BJ.
This is a place of cool-ness if thats a word. we went in april at there old location we played speedball for like 5 hours we loved it then friend and i went to the new one we love it to theres a speedball and a woodsball. We loved it there was guys like 35 to 40 playing it was awesome. then one day i was playin speedball and bj and the other guy just joyed in and gave my team some tips and i got to play with them in a 3 on 3 it was pretty cool to play on the same team with more experienced players
Last edited on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005 at 8:18 pm PST
For about half of a year, there was a small, loud, dark, stinky field in a warehouse downtown, Billings paintball arena or something, but it doesn't even exist anymore for some mysterious reason. Anyway why would you play inside when you can play outside... Diamond Paintball has a great speedball area that changes all of the time and stays challenging for players of all skill levels. Diamond also has four woodsball fields that range everywhere from a small, old-school speedball style field, a village, two big forts, and even a thick forest field. Open to everyone on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can even have a field reserved for you if you bring a group with you or set aside time at the speedball field for your team to get together and practice.
Diamond also hosts tournaments for rookies, the intermediately skilled, and they also host portions of tournament tours for experienced players
The latest scenario was great, a break from the usual was awesome, and playing paintball at midnight with glow in the dark paint was one of the best times I've had paintballing.
Oh and by the way, his son isn't cocky or mean, you probably just got owned by him and you're trying to cover for yourself because hes twelve
Last edited on Monday, July 12th, 2004 at 4:37 pm PST
1)I thought the field was very nice I did think that it needed to be bigger.
2)I didnt get a chance to play on the speedball course but it seemed very nice.
3)The prices are very reasonable.
4)Very nice people.
5)Are very safe,thats what counts.
1)The guns they had to rent were pretty crappy should get better masks.
2)I met his kid he was very cocky.
3)Should get better masks.
TJ Paintball (Pure trees and hills, with the occasional rock)
Electric City Paintball (Now defunct; indoor speedball)
Billings Paintball Arena (Nice Air Bunkers, but with them indoor makes communication difficult)
Various Outlaw Areas (Lots of Trees, Lots of Cactus plants)
Diamond Paintball (
I'm not too familiar with the history of diamond, but I've played some tournies there that were very professional. Good field layouts on their speedball field, changed weekly or bi-weekly, but never-the-less changed on a regular basis. The layouts may be emphasized on solo movement with cover one week, and the next week on teamwork providing cover to move.
Two woodsball fields have been setup, good, fast fields. A couple castles have also been constructed since I've been going there. This was actually the first insured field I played at, and it was a blast.
Good crew working there, very friendly and more than willing to help with any problems you may encounter while there.
My only complaint is the ground, a clay-type sand that can really stick to you and your clothes when reffing.
It deserves a 10, but I don't believe in perfection.
Last edited on Tuesday, May 25th, 2004 at 9:38 am PST
I've played at the Billings Indoor Arena, Helena Fairgrounds for their tournament in 03, Anaconda for their summer 03 tournament, Challenge Park Extreme in Juliet Illinois, and the Indoor complex at Wyld Side Sports in Rockford Illinois.
I've play "renaged" paintball in montana and Diamond Paintball since they opened up.
Overall, I've been playing for 7 going on 8 years.
My first tournament was at Diamond about 3 years ago. 19 3man teams in a "Open" and "young gun" classes (19 total). Everyone got at least a barrel wrap. All the procedes went to a fellow, i don't recall his name, to help his fight with cancer. Since then, Diamond has had a "Flacks Giving" tournament around Thanksgiving with procedes going to help feed familys for thanksgiving.
Ok then, lets break this down into catagories...
1 speedball field
technically 3 woods fields
The multiple fields is really nice as to having multiple groups going at once, You don't have all of the "pro" players playing at one field with your rookie group of friends who just want a fun time
Most people know that there are differences between woodsball fields and speedball fields. By woodsball fields, i'm not saying the "old school" 10man tourney wood fields. I'm talking about what your average group of friends imagines shooting at each other in. This is Bushes, shrubs, castles, logs, berms, established bunkers/log cabins.
The "Triangle," as one of the woods fields was known as, is a more speedballish woods field to accomidate the "old school" 10man tourney feeling.
The speedball field is homemade. It's amazing what these guys can make out of old transformers and garage doors. And lets not forget the 50gal drums. oooo, such memories :D
To quote a movie, "It may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts kid"
I've taken part in 4 tournaments at Diamond. Everytime they have fantastic reffing. Their last 2 tourneys, there was at least two Refs on every player. Absolutely fantastic for this region.
The last one i was at, mid may, was absolutely the best yet. Just being there you would be amazed that this was taking place IN MONTANA. The NPS Truck was there, 15 5man teams, great field, just a wonderful day of paintball
Diamond also puts on charity tournaments and Rookie/Novice tournaments during the year as well.
Diamond has hosted a number, and is planning on hosting more, scenarios that attract a very impressive number of people.
What can be said other then very friendly and knowledgible people. Those that work there and those that don't
can't complain about $50 for a case of paint.... and include a rental if you need one for the same price. Diamond offers a great selection of equipment on hand and can order practically anything you need.
Definately worth a visit no matter what type of paintball your looking for.
Speedballish Woods (circa early 90s)