SIX NATIONS – Over 700 competitive paintball enthusiasts and vendors from across Ontario travelled to Six Nations territory for the Crazy Bill’s Paintball Field Home Opener on Saturday.
Cars lined Sour Springs Road and players dressed in camouflage studded the western gateway to the reserve. Teams from across Ontario gathered to play a giant team vs. team game – some dressed in army fatigues and others comically dressed as combat unicorns, bananas and princesses.
Michael Chordash was one of the players at the home opener. Chordash said, “I came out here today because I was one of the people helping build the new field during the winter. I wanted to enjoy the home opener and hear the stories of how everyone has been over the winter and hear the stories of the battles that they’ve had already.”
Chordash says that the field is a big draw in the area for paintball players and has a good reputation throughout the community for being a safe place. “I just love coming out to this field.” Chordash said. “It’s the people, it’s the atmosphere. I can’t ask for a better place to be myself. For me it’s that mental challenge of trying to out-think your opponent.”
Another player Evan Higgins told the Two Row Times, “I spend every Saturday and Sunday here. The owner appreciates us and we appreciate him. He’s such a real guy, he’s not about money he’s just about everybody having fun.”
Numbers for players coming to the field have doubled in the last year with nearly 150 players per day on the weekends.
Chordash said, “People are spreading the word about this place. It’s the atmosphere and it’s the people that bring us all together.”
For more information on Crazy Bill’s Paintball visit their website http://www.crazybillspaintball.ca for pricing.