to our Paintball Club
Paintball is a game. Paintball is a sport. Paintball is a recreation. In these terms it is no different than tennis or baseball. Paintball is played on a court or a field. It uses equipment. It must be practiced to achieve proficiency. It is a team game though individuals can participate and the whole family can play. In its purest form, paintball brings together 2 opposing teams interacting in a game of Capture The Flag.
(This said in vague rhetoric) Paintball is a game that incorporates gun skills where in two teams compete in games of capture, elimination or stealth. Though the game’s objectives may vary, the way to victory is to mark your opponent with a Paintball Gun while trying to achieve a set task using teamwork and strategy. Teams are usually 3/5/7/10 a-side strong and can have up to 2 substitute players. With the opposing team eliminated and/or the task achieved, a horn sounds the end of the game with a winning team. Each game lasts between 10 to 30 minutes.
This extreme sport attracts participants from all walks of life. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, business executives, students…….. the list goes on, all looking for a different and challenging form of excitement. So join in and have a ball (or a few hundred!)
- Games will start with the sound of a horn. You will recognize it when you hear it.
- Do not sit at your base when you hear it. Move out, move forward. Work in pairs.
- The marshals/referees will be wearing bright orange vests.
- Do not argue or fire on marshals.
- Do not remove your mask in arena for any reason whatsoever. The Paintballs travel at approx. 300 feet per second (fps) at the nozzle. Getting hit in the eye can be severe.
- The marshals will be using 3 signs on the field; the first is neutral player
- If you have any problems when you're out there, problems with your gun, mask what ever – get your gun in the air and shout for a Marshall . He'll call you neutral .
- Do not fire on anyone with his or her gun in the air.
- The second sign, when we're finished checking your problem and if you are still in the game, we will tell you to hide then we say player clean – you are now back in the game.
- The third sign is player eliminated. You're out of that game. Each game is 10 min.
- No talking/coaching team players once you're eliminated.
- When you've been hit by a Paintball, put your gun in the air, go quickly to the gun room, submit your gun then enter the rest area where you can remove your mask.
- If you are 10 feet (3 meters) or less away from a player, do not fire on that player. Force a surrender. If they turn on you by all means fire at the legs.
- No excessive firing on a player. If you think you've tagged a player and she/he has not left the arena, call a Marshall to paint-check the player. Do not continuously fire on the player till they are covered in paint. This stuff can hurt!!
- No climbing on the walls and spools. It is slippery.
- No physical contact in anger of any kind.
- No blind firing. Always look where you are shooting.
- You must be touching your base to start the game.
- Remember to raise your gun when you have a problem or eliminated and walking out.
- Far edge of the field has safety boundary, do not cross it. There are snakes in there!
- Do not pick up paintballs from the ground and load them. They will jam your gun and we will know about it.
- If you are not being hit directly but being sprayed by paint, if the spray is larger than one dirham, you're out.
- Do not open your hopper to check for paint. Shake it instead.
- We are not liable for paint spilled on the field by opening your hopper
- From time to time check your hopper lid. Especially after a rough encounter.
- Careful of the bolt. Do not get your cheek or finger in the way.
- Do not play with the gas cylinder. If it comes off it will go back at 300 fps and it will not pop, it's not a paintball.