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Mar 9, 2010

That's how we roll...

Interesting story over at 68Caliber. Part of it includes this:

"The best field I have ever played at had a three shot rule. The rule was that if you broke more than three shots on another player you were out as well. The rule worked very well, the refs enforced it, and over shooting was rarely ever an issue. This same field rabidly enforced the safety rules and would send a player home in a heartbeat if they violated them. I wish all fields were like this."

I don't think the author has been to T-Square but it's been our rule since 1995.

1 comments:

steve davidson Jul 4, 2010, 9:48:00 PM  

I believe you are referring to a piece by Bill Garrison.

I on the other hand played at a field where you NEEDED to hit the other guy at least three times, preferably with a '0' after the '3' in order to make sure that they understood that they had been eliminated.

LOL. Kinda.

I agree with the sentiment (esp regarding rec play), but I do still have one minor reservation about these kinds of rules; they can create issues down the road if a player who is used to participating in a, shall we call it 'better managed' playing environment, goes elsewhere and mistakenly assumes that the same rules apply. (Most rec players will stay close to home, and some few others will bother to check rules before playing, but the small minority that don't do either are in for a rude awakening and a potentially bad/devastating paintball experience.)

I know I've been around a long time (and have some odd ideas as well, lol), but I have seen people leave the game entirely over the mistaken belief that their 'brand' of paintball is the way everyone, everywhere else plays.

I supposed the proper way to handle this is during orientation: "we run a very controlled game here folks. other fields have different rules, and you should always read the rules before playing any game - paintball or not - so a word to the wise.'

Or some such.

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