PAINTBALL RULES

PAINTBALL RULES

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GUIDING BODIES

United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego, Ca. 92111
Tele: (858) 571-9919 Fax: (858) 571-1641 E-mail: uspfcinfo@cpaf.org Web-site: www.cpaf.org

National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) 15605 Graham Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92649
Tele: 714.758.5575

Web-site: www.nppl.com

EVENTS

OPEN, UNISEX: 5-PERSON TEAM

Rosters are limited to a maximum of 8 players plus a non-playing coach/manager. Maximum of 5 players on the field.

OFFICIALS

Sport Coordinator: This person should be familiar with the sport of Paintball.

The USPFC Paintball Sport Advisor is Bill Bevans, telephone: 818-317-2467 (Cell.)

This advisor is a resource for the Host and may also be a required Official. The USPFC Director for Paintball will make this decision no later than 3 months prior to the beginning of the USPFC.

Referee Staff: A minimum of 6 on-field referees, 1 head referee (may also keep game time), and 1 off-field Ultimate referee will compose the referee staff. 1 Chronograph referee will be used to check player equipment, uniforms, and to call for teams to enter into the on-deck, chronograph, and or to enter the field.

MEDICAL
Ambulance with EMT’s will be on site during competition hours if response time is greater than 20 minutes.

Basic medical supplies will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.

FACILITY

Playing Fields: Playing field size will either be 180’x100’ or 150’x100 based on availability. Air inflatable bunker sets may be used; any hyper-ball or other permanently mounted fixture field set must be authorized by the WPFGF Director for Paintball.

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EQUIPMENT

Personal Protective Clothing: All male and female competitors may wear a groin protection system. All female competitors may wear an approved chest protection system. Either male or female groin protection equipment will not be considered a layer of clothing and is not subject to penalty. Only 2 layers of clothing are to be worn by any player; i.e. elbow pads and a jersey are considered 2 layers however, an undershirt, chest protector, and jersey are considered to be 3 layers and is prohibited with one exception – female participants may wear this undershirt and will not be penalized for wearing said protection.

Rental Equipment: The venue should have rental equipment available for those competitors who do not have their own equipment. Prior to check-in, competitors must secure required equipment they do not own. Air tank refills must be available at the venue with a minimal cost to the competitor.

BRACKETING

A Round Robin bracket shall be established. Following the preliminary round, teams will be placed into Divisions. Two or three divisions known as Division A (Advanced) , Division B (Intermediate) and Division C (Novice) , if needed, may be established depending on the number of teams entered into the tournament.

The finals round will be organized as a Double Elimination bracket, determining the winner for each division. When time permits, the finals round will allow each team match-up to be played as a best of 2 out of 3 game match; when 18 or fewer teams are present for finals the best 2 of 3 game match will be used.

Any player that has played on a Professional or Semi-Professional team or appeared on a Professional or Semi-Professional roster within the last three years is prohibited from playing on any team. The term Professional or Pro shall henceforth refer to these types of players.

Division A: May have 1 former Professional player if said Pro player has not been rostered on a Professional or Division 1 team in the last 3 years.

Division B: May have 0 (zero) Professional players, as defined in Division A above, regardless of circumstance. Any team that earned 1st place in Division B in the previous year must advance into Division A; this includes all players on said winning roster – the team name may remain in Division B but the players must advance into Division A.

Division C: May have 0 (zero) Professional players regardless of circumstance. May have 0 (zero) players registered from a Division B team that medaled in the previous 2 years. May have 1 player that previously competed in Division B if said player did not medal in the previous 2 years. Any team that earned 1st place in Division C in the previous year must advance into Division B; this includes all players on said winning roster – the team name may remain in Division C but the players must advance into Division B.

USPFC has the authority to assign a team to any Division.

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SCHEDULING

Preliminary and Final rounds will begin no later than 8:30am. The ending time will be no later than dusk, unless lights are available. There will be a one-hour lunch break during the day for the staff. There will be a Captains meeting on or before the first day of the event. Captains will be notified of the scheduled meeting time and date.

GENERAL SPORT RULES for Paintball

NOTE: The spirit and intent of these rules and the duty of the enforcing officials is to ensure safe play, to promote fair, unbiased competition, and to sustain the level of organization and good sportsmanship necessary to keep tournament level Paintball a positive activity. Any modification to these rules deemed necessary by the Sport Coordinator must be approved by the USPFC Director for Paintball and must be explained in the Captains meeting.

Any player who has previously registered or played as a “PRO” in tournament level Paintball is NOT eligible to compete for a period of 3 years after their last professional event. At no time will anymore than 1 former Professional player be allowed on any 1 team regardless of time elapsed and any team rostering a former Professional player is required to play in Division A

AWARDS

A maximum of 27 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be required if 3 divisional tournaments are held; 18 if two; 9 if one division of medals is awarded. USPFC will advise you of the actual number of medals needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.

ATTENTION COORDINATORS
THE USPFC GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.

YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.

PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT

The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.

The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.

PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.

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