the PDF of the Rules
RULES and SAFETY PRECAUTIONS OF PAINTBALL
- All Players Must Fill Out and Sign a Release Form
To Use Our Field
or Rent Equipment YOU (Each Person) Must Fill Out this Release
Form and Agree to the Rules and Our Policies. Those Under 18
the form must also be signed by a parent or guardian. The form
is found at www.pinionflats.com
or at our office.
It is recommended
not to wear short or t-shirt during the game. All players are
should wear long-sleeve shirts and full-length pants. Arms and
legs should be fully covered during play. This is the players
responsibility not the owners of the field!
- Face Masks Must Be Worn At ALL Times On The Playing
Field And In The Neutral Zone
- During a game,
goggles are to be worn at all times by all persons on the playing
field and never removed for any reason.
- If you are holding
the Gun Ware the Mask!
- Barrel Plug or Barrel Cover
are not being worn, all guns should be blocked with a barrel
plug or barrel sock. Safeties are good and should be used, but
they often fail or are not properly used, and a physical protection
from wayward paintballs is a must. Unless everyone has a mask
on, do not take out your barrel plugs.
NOT SHOOT OUT OF THE PLAYING FIELD, or AT THE VIEWING AREA, or
OUTSIDE OF PLAYING AREAS , or AT ANY OF THE CAMP BUILDINGS
OR PERSONAL OR OTHER PERSONS PROPERTY!
Can Shoot At the Target Area to Test Your Gun)
- DO NOT Throw Paintballs
- NO PHYSICAL CONTACT
must not touch another player or his equipment at any time. No
physical interaction whatsoever is allowed between players.
- Don't touch anyone while you are using a Paintball
- NO VERBAL ABUSE
name calling or slurs against other players will not be tolerated.
SHOOT A REFEREE OR GAME OFFICIAL
- IT IS STRICTLY FORGIDDEN TO BRING or CONSUME ALCOHOL
Before, during, or after the game.
- DONOT Shoot from a distance under 15 feet!
paintball leaves the barrel with an average speed of 250-300
ft/sec., and this may lead to injuries. If the distance between
two rival players is less than 15 feet, Increase the distance
between each other or dont shoot!
- NO BLIND SHOOTING
at your target. Do not fire if you can't see what you are firing
at. Many players are tempted to stick their guns out and fire
without looking, but avoid this. Blind firing can lead to accidentally
shooting players who are leaving the field, referees, or other
things you shouldn't shoot.
- Establish Boundaries
any game begins, be sure to talk a walk around the field and
clearly indicate the boundaries to everyone who will play. A
player is not allowed to move together with the barricades. Do
not move or rearrange barricades during a game.
- Know - Dead Zones and Neutral Zones
sure everyone knows the location of the dead zone (or staging
area) and knows to not shoot in or near it. The dead zone is
an area that is off of the field where people go after they are
eliminated. Typically it's also where extra paintball gear and
paint is left between games. The neutral Zone is a area that
is in or close to the playing area that is a safe zone that you
can watch or get your equipment ready, You must ware a mask
at all times in this area!
- Have a Game Objective
sure everyone knows what the goal of the game is. Are you playing
a simple elimination game? How about capture the flag or center
flag? Broadcast clearly any special rules or objectives.
- Have a Time Limit
a time limit for the game. Most games run 30 to 60 minutes, with
45 minutes being the average. Have Rest periods between games.
The Rest Periods allow the players to refresh themselves, to
talk over the game that they have just played, to reload ammunition
and Co2 gas, and to clean or repair equipment.
- Pick Teams
up into fair teams. If some people are new to the sport and others
are more experienced, divide them up between the teams.
- Start and End Together
game begins when both teams are set at their respective bases.
One team calls out that they are ready, the other team responds
that they are also ready, and then the first team calls "Game
On" and the game begins.
- Know How Many Hits to Be Out
player is hit if a paintball leaves a solid, nickel-sized mark
anywhere on the player's body or equipment. A player is out of
the game if he is hit by a marking pellet (paintball) and it
breaks on him, this includes his clothing, gun or equipment.
Some variations of paintball don't count gun hits or require
multiple hits on the arms or legs.
By Not Following these Rules, You will be asked to
not remove masks until barrel plugs or barrel covers
have been placed on all loaded guns.
After you have played one game,
try out a new game type and repeat the steps from the beginning.
- What Kind Of Paint Checks Make you Out!
you think you might have been hit but can't tell for sure (such
as if your back was hit, but you can't tell if the ball broke),
you can call a paint check.
- Walking Off the Field After You are HIT
a player is hit, they must then raise their gun over their head,
shout that they are hit, and then quickly leave the field to
the dead or neutral zone or area. Be sure to keep your gun over
your head and to shout that you are hit whenever you come across
new players. This movement is only allowed if the player is eliminated,
or in a case of emergency. An eliminated player cannot shoot
while walking out of the field, nor is s/he to be shot at.
- Agree to have a Victory
one team has completed the necessary objectives, all players
still on the field should be notified.