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SP3TSN47 Sunday, October 15th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 15th, 2006
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Mountain Valley Paintball
Review: The field and everything is nice and all... But the field needs refs to regulate the game, due to the lack of refs there's alot of cases of wiping and arguments amongst players. Though the gaming was intense and most of the other players were nice, the field still needs ref's. They run on the honors system and you have to know that not everyone is honorable

Review Comments
Verbious Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 | 3:51 am PST
Thanks for the comments, but first let's get things straight.

Context of Sunday:

7 Splatterzone Staff members and 6 walk on players playing woodsball. The Staff members are experienced woodsballers. 4 of the walk on players are very experienced paintballers. The remaining 2 walk on players were relatvie newbies in comparison to the rest of the group.


Wiping is not acceptable during play, the honor system works very well for such small groups of people. Non of the staff were approached during the day about ANYONE wiping. In fact, I had a hit on my pack that was pointed out and I left the field. I could have easily played on.


For such small groups of people refs are not necessary, especially when so many of the players on the field are staff members of the park. The issue with the boundaries was quickly resolved with no argument. The honor system works well. I'm not sure how you play paintball, but there are several universal rules that apply to paintball anywhere it is played. 1) When you get marked, you raise your hand and remove yourself from play. 2)If you get hit and fail to raise your hand or gun you should expect to get shot until you raise your hand or gun. 3) Expect and encourage sportsmanlike conduct among all players.


There was one argument that resulted because of overshooting. Overshooting is not acceptable at any paintball park or in any format of play. It is just plain wrong and is not acceptable. It is even worse when it is an experienced player that does the overshooting. Things are compounded when the players involved then fail to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and lose their temper.

The honor system: It has worked well for us for such small groups, especially with such experienced players. Refs are added when groups and experience levels warrant having refs on the field. Staff members are always immediately after play to handle any issues.


MASTERBLASTER22 Friday, February 2nd, 2007 | 12:54 pm PST
You took the words right out of my mouth!


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