War of the Paintball Worlds
June 11, 2008 · Updated 5:14 PM
A group of 35 hostile purple aliens invaded Central Kitsap with one thing on their minds blasting anybody that crossed their path to protect their mother ship.
No, this isnt something making its way to the nearest movie screen, just a group of local paintball enthusiasts out having a good time Friday for the second annual Alien Invasion competition at the Northwest Paintball Park.
The object of the days events was for the aliens to defend their mother ship from the far larger group of bounty hunters bent on taking the ship for themselves.
The bounty hunters (a group of novice and somewhat experienced paintballers) took the aliens (park staff and tournament veterans) by surprise in the first game, winning with a strong strategy and defying referee Eric Frylings prediction the bounty hunters are going to get slaughtered.
He turned out to be right in the second game as the aliens made short work of their opposition.
I didn't think til I got hit, then I was like that kinda hurts, said Jaime Velez, a member of the bounty hunter team. The one on my back hurt. But I am out here having fun.
The games proved to be a bonding experience for the Brian and Nicole Walters of Bremerton.
She wanted to give it a try, Brian Walters said. She painted her hair blue and her friend Jaime Velez painted hers red.
I paintball every weekend and she hasnt done this in a while so its a lot of fun and something to do on the Fourth of July.
Nicole Walters had fun as well despite getting plastered by a paint filled grenade.
I was up behind a bunker when I saw a paintball grenade fly over my head, she said. I had no chance I got splattered by the grenade.