Saturday, October 7, 2017
Each game will be 8:00 minutes in length. The winning team will be the team with the most players left on the field at the end of the 8:00 minute time frame. All games will begin promptly at their assigned times. Any teams not in place at their field of play will automatically forfeit their game. This forfeiture will count as a loss.
Each game will have a designated Referee with a whistle who will start the game, maintain strong adherence to all rules, settle disputes, conduct paint checks, and stop the game if necessary. The referee keeps time for the game, determines rest periods, and restarts play. The referee makes certain all the players understand the boundries of the field before play begins. Under no circumstances is a referee ever to be touched, hit, or shot at.
Any person stepping on to the field of play must wear a protective mask with visor or goggles specially made for paintball for protection
The Field of Play:
There will be three different fields of play during this tournament. Each field of play will have it’s own variety of bunkers or obstacles used for coverage. A player is never allowed to move an obstacle or bunker. However, players from either team can take position on any part of the field.
A player is allowed to carry extra paintballs, but is never allowed to leave the field of play to reload. Leaving the field of play to fix a gun is against the laws of this tournament. A player with a jammed gun or who is out of ammunition is allowed to stay in the game to support the team as a decoy. A player is allowed to carry the necessary tools to repair the paintball gun in the field during play.
Out of the Game:
A player is considered to be out of the game after being hit by a paintball that breaks and splatters paint from an opponent or a teammate. The player hit by a paintball must shout out, informing the opposing team that they are out of the game immediately. A player who is out is not allowed to shoot the paintball gun while leaving the field of play.
Paint Check Law:
To determine if a player is out or to settle a dispute, each team will get the option for one (1) referee paint check per game. The purpose of the paint check is to determine if a player was hit by a paintball by finding the paint splatter on the player. During a paint check, all participating players on the field must stay where they are and not adjust positions until the referee restarts the game.
Dead Man Walking Law:
An active player is allowed to walk alongside a player who was just put out and is leaving the field of play. This maneuver gives an active player an opportunity to change position on the field.
Dead Man Silent Law:
When a player is hit and leaving the field of play, that player is not allowed to speak to any other players. The hit player is to walk off the field in silence and report to the referee for a paint check.
Long sleeve shirts and long pants are required dress on the playing field. Goggles must be worn at all times during the game. Shooting a player at close range (less than ten feet) is not allowed to avoid injury. Barrel blocking plugs must be in place on every paintball gun when not being used on the field of play.
Paintball Guns over 290 f.p.s., Knives, Firearms, Flares, Rope, Wire, Portable Shields, Unbreakable Wire Trips, Laser Sights, pyrotechnics, alcohol on the playing surface and any illegal drugs.