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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 PM #1
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A plea to field owners and big game organizers

I feel I need to say this, maybe others will agree with me and get some changes made. There seems to be a trend to take what should be a one day, 8 hour big/scenario game and stretch it into a two day game. There are certain games which warrant a multiple day format, but not every single one. I for one canít commit myself to a full weekend of paintball plus travel; I canít be the only one. What happened to the Game starts at 9, ends at 5 with an hour lunch break in the middle and awards and prizes at the end, boom one day game.
Some places give you the option of paying for one or two days, fine, but the schedules are made so youíre only playing 4 or 5 hours, plus if you go the Saturday youíll miss out on the prize giveaways on the Sunday at the end. Iím not driving 3 hours each way to play only 4 hours of paintball and pay $40.
One field that does it right is Hell Survivors in Michigan, their games are two days but each day is the same schedule and amount of playing time. Game starts at 10:00 Ė ends at 6:00 with a 2 hour break for eating and the prize giveaway right in the middle of the game, and you have the choice of paying for one day or two days.
Iím in northern Illinois , there are so many big/scenario games I canít go to that I want to check out because of these formats, games held at Bad Landz, Blast Camp, Fort Knox, and White River Paintball just to name some. Iím hoping there are others that feel the same and maybe changes can be made.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:22 PM #2
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SPLATTERZONE PAINTBALL runs several 8 hour Scenario Events each year right here in Illinois. Our biggest Event is always;

TRAINING DAY
Army Rangers vs Navy Seals

This event is held in mid September each year at Fox Paintball in Millington.

I think theres alot more 8 hour games than you think. Just keep searching around and you'll find them.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:32 PM #3
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I feel you pain brother. Things have been changing over the past few years though. As Pyroman said, Fox hosts single day events. Paintball Explosion also hosts one day events. The Badlandz offers tiered pricing for players who only wish to attend one day.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:07 PM #4
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I know about Fox and their games, I've played in many, and the ones at Explosion. Both those fields are within an hour of my house.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:02 PM #5
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I know about Fox and their games, I've played in many, and the ones at Explosion. Both those fields are within an hour of my house.
What fields do you have issues with then?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:20 PM #6
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I feel the same and have played all over Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. Ive played at CPX,WRP. I dont know if you have ever played at Paintballtogo.com. Format is 10-5 w/ 1-2hr lunch break. Fields fees and paint are alittle cheaper than most. Its by far my favorite place.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:29 PM #7
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I feel the same and have played all over Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. Ive played at CPX,WRP. I dont know if you have ever played at Paintballtogo.com. Format is 10-5 w/ 1-2hr lunch break. Fields fees and paint are alittle cheaper than most. Its by far my favorite place.
No I have not been to that field yet. I'll put it on my list. I'm trying to get my guys together to head down to Pekin for their Walking Dead Game in june.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:17 PM #8
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No I have not been to that field yet. I'll put it on my list. I'm trying to get my guys together to head down to Pekin for their Walking Dead Game in june.
That game should be great. Pekin always puts on a good show.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:29 PM #9
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Not trying to Troll, just offering another game thats right around the corner...



Sign in begins at 7am
Orientation from 9-9:45am
Game on from 10am-1pm
1-2pm Lunch Break
Game on from 2pm-7pm

Lower fees if you Pre Register (Walk on's welcome, but at a higher price)
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:51 PM #10
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badmonkey, here's another 1 day scenario in central illinois. the first game was this last saturday, but the next one will be at the end of July.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3969928

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:13 PM #11
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Not trying to Troll, just offering another game thats right around the corner...



Sign in begins at 7am
Orientation from 9-9:45am
Game on from 10am-1pm
1-2pm Lunch Break
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Lower fees if you Pre Register (Walk on's welcome, but at a higher price)
BYOP Event
Prize Drawing during Orientation for Pre Registered Players
HUGE Post Game Prize Drawing
GREAT Food off the Grill!
I'm trying to make it to this one Mr. Pyroman, depends on the wife.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:20 PM #12
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badmonkey, here's another 1 day scenario in central illinois. the first game was this last saturday, but the next one will be at the end of July.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3969928

Ok cool, I'll put it on my calendar, thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:02 PM #13
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Not trying to Troll, just offering another game thats right around the corner...



Sign in begins at 7am
Orientation from 9-9:45am
Game on from 10am-1pm
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Lower fees if you Pre Register (Walk on's welcome, but at a higher price)
BYOP Event
Prize Drawing during Orientation for Pre Registered Players
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GREAT Food off the Grill!
I plan on being at this event
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:25 PM #14
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I plan on being at this event
Hmm.. Carpool time?!?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:10 PM #15
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another central IL one day event
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