Paintball Course Rules

Mar 26, 2016

Here are the rules we enforce at Black Bear Paintball. These rules are necessary to ensure all players, regardless of age and skill level, get the most out of their day. We want you to have fun and be safe. Please read these rules carefully and understand them before coming to play at our field.

  • Always wear approved paintball masks at shooting range and in or near playing field. Not adhering to this rule is cause for immediate dismissal from the games. In mask-required areas the mask may not be removed for any reason which includes but is not limited to: fogging, painted lenses or during an injury.
  • A barrel-blocking device (barrel sock) must be used when not shooting or when you are not in an active field of play. A barrel sock is issued to you with your rental and must be returned at the end of play.
  • NEVER attempt to take the air tank off your rented marker. If you run out of air, return the marker to the field technician for replacement. Air tanks are pressurized and are dangerous if improperly handled.
  • Never shoot at anyone who is not wearing approved eye protection or anyone whose safety gear is not in place, even if they are in the gaming area.
  • A player is emphatically disallowed from shooting at any other player showing a neutrality signal. Shooting a player who has called himself/herself out, or who displays a neutrality signal is cause for ejection from the game and dismissal from the course.
  • All players are emphatically disallowed from shooting any non-player, or referee.
  • All players are emphatically disallowed from shooting any animal or bird or wildlife. This is illegal and law enforcement will be called and the offender arrested.
  • No player may shoot at any person or object outside the perimeter of the active playing field.
  • No player may intentionally shoot at any other player’s head or face.
  • Observe all safety rules applicable to firearms when handling paintball guns or other gas-powered devices capable of launching projectiles.
  • Never shoot anything from a marker except the water-soluble paintballs provided.
  • All markers must be chronographed prior to use in play and shall not exceed a velocity 270 feet per second during standard play. (During standard play, only markers issued by Black Bear Paintball are allowed.)
  • A referee may touch or move a player during a paint check, a neutral call, a “playing on” after eliminated or to break up a fight.
  • Never shoot at another person in anger or with intent to cause harm. Such an action is illegal and constitutes assault. Law enforcement will be called.
  • Firearms, knives and explosives are strictly forbidden.
  • No physical confrontation between players, i.e. hand-to-hand combat, taking prisoners, etc. is permitted.
  • Consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs on the premises is prohibited.
  • Smoking is allowed only in the designated space in the staging area.
  • National, regional, state, provincial and local laws apply.
  • Markers or other gas powered devices used in paintball games must not have a paintball or other projectile chambered while in the staging or parking area.
  • The marker’s safety switch must be “on” when not in the gaming area.
  • NEVER look down the barrel to see if it’s dirty. If you suspect your barrel is blocked, return your marker to the field technician or referee who will clean it for you.
  • Markers without approved barrel blocking devices are not allowed. (Note: plugs are not approved blocking devices. You must use barrel sleeves).
  • No climbing up trees (or on roofs, if applicable).
  • No discharging or dry firing of markers is allowed in any neutral or non-playing area.
  • Do not use a marker until you have been versed on its use and understand such use.
  • Do not shoot across neutral or staging areas or parking lots.
  • You cannot play, use the target range or spectate without signing a waiver/release of liability and fully agreeing to its terms.
  • Participant assumes responsibility for care of rented equipment. Participant agrees to be liable for any intentional damage to rented equipment.

Summit County Paintball co-owner Jeff McElhattan
Black Bear Paintball
Silverthorne, Colorado


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