Paintball Field Operator’s Guide Contents

Paintball Field Operator’s Guide Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL GAME BUSINESS SECTION ? 1 …………………………………………… 1-1

1.1 STATISTICS & THE BUSINESS OF PAINTBALL ……………………………………………………………. 1-1 1.2

TRENDS IN PAINTBALL (LOOKING FORWARD 2002 AND BEYOND) …………………………. 1-4 1.1 DEMOGRAPHICS (THE MARKET DEFINED)………………………………………………………………… 1-8 1.2

CALULATING YOUR MARKET POTENTIAL………………………………………………………………. 1-10 1.3

NEW REVENUE STREAMS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-10 1.4

FINANCIAL FORECASTING…………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-12 1.5

INITIAL START UP ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-13 1.6

INITIAL INVESTMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-13 1.7 FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-14 1.8

WHAT PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS/BANKS NEED FROM YOU……………………………….. 1-15 1.9

WHAT YOUR PARTNERS MAY NEED FROM YOU ……………………………………………………… 1-15

INTRODUCTION

COMPETING IN THE EVER GROWING PAINTBALL MARKET ……………………………… 1-15

INDOOR VERSES OUTDOOR…………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-17

INSURANCE (LIABILITY) …………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-18

INSURANCE CHECK LIST …………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-19

MEDICAL INSURANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-21

WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE …………………………………………………………. 1-22

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS (FEC) ………………………………………………………….. 1-22

LAWS GOVERNING PAINTBALL ……………………………………………………………………………… 1-23

LA WS AND LIABILITY ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-29

ZONING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-30

A LOCATION TO PLAY ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-43

THE PLAYING FIELD ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-43

A PAINTBALL FIELD DEMOGRAPHIC (REVENUE VS ACREAGE) ……………………….. 1-44

FIELD SIZE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-44

FIELD STYLES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-45

FIELD CONSIDERATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-46

LOCATING A FIELD ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-46

INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND BUILDINGS (URBAN FIELDS) ………………………………………. 1-47

OTHER INDUSTRIAL OR STRUCTURAL USE CONSIDERATIONS………………………… 1-47

FINDING AND GETTING A FIELD ……………………………………………………………………………. 1-48

NEGOTIATING THE LAND LEASE …………………………………………………………………………… 1-53

LAND/LEASE COST………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-54

SANITATION REQUIREMENTS …………………………………………………………………………….. 1-54

PARKING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-54

LAND USE DISPUTES IN THE GAME FIELD ………………………………………………………… 1-55

BUSINESS STRUCTURES (VARIOUS USA TYPES TO CONSIDER)……………………………………. 1-56

1.23 LICENSES, PERMITS AND REGULATIONS TO OPERATE………………………………………. 1-57 1.24

NAMING YOUR BUSINESS/FIELD…………………………………………………………………………….. 1-58 1.24.1

PROTECTING YOUR FIELD/BUSINESS NAME ……………………………………………………….. 1-58 1.25

STARTUP EQUIPMENT……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-59 1.25.1

PAINTGUNS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-60 1.25.2

CHOOSING YOUR RENTAL PAINTBALL GUNS (A STUDY) …………………………………… 1-60 1.25.3

CHOOSING YOUR RENTAL GOGGLES……………………………………………………………………. 1-61 1.25.4

PAINTBALLS (WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW) …………………………………………………………. 1-62 1.26

PAINTBALL USAGE-PLANNING YOUR PAINTBALL NEEDS………………………………….. 1-62 1.26.1

PLAYER DEPOSITS AND PAINTBALL USAGE ………………………………………………………… 1-63 1.26.2

SPONSORSHIP …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-63 1.26.3

CONSTANT AIR TANKS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-64 1.27

CO2 VERSES NITROGEN/HPA-WHAT IS BEST?…………………………………………………………… 1-64 1.27.1 LARGE HOPPERS………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-65 1.27.2

SQUEEGEES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-65 1.28

CASH FLOW AND CASH ORDERS …………………………………………………………………………….. 1-65 1.29

RECEIVING & RETURNING PRODUCT/PAINTBALL ORDERS ………………………………. 1-65 1.30

FREIGHT RAPE (FREIGHT OVERCHARGES)…………………………………………………………………. 1-67 1.31

WARRANTIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-70 1.32

GENERAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-70 1.33

BANK ACCOUNT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-70 1.34

PRIMARY OFFICE EQUIPMENT ………………………………………………………………………………. 1-70 1.35

STAFFING YOUR FIELD ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-71 1.36

TRAINING YOUR STAFF …………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-71 1.37 EMPLOYEES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-71 1.37.1

FORMS AND GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYEES: ……………………………………………………….. 1-72 1.38

CONTRACT LABOR VS. EMPLOYEES …………………………………………………………………….. 1-72 1.39

EMPLOYEE THEFT …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-73 1.40

ACCOUNTING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-73 1.41

PROFESSIONAL FEES ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-73 1.42

FIELD PAINT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-74 1.43

REGULAR PLAYERS VERSUS NEW PLAYERS ………………………………………………………… 1-76 1.44

WALK-ONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-78 1.44.1

ELIMINATING NON-PAID WALK-ONS…………………………………………………………………….. 1-78 1.45

COLLECTIONS AT THE FIELD…………………………………………………………………………………. 1-79 1.46

CREDIT CARDS………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-80 1.47

BAD CHECKS AND CREDIT CARD CHARGEBACKS……………………………………………….. 1-80 1.48

COLLECTING BAD CHECKS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-81 1.49

PAY PAL SCAM ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-82 1.50

RETAIL SALES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-82 1.50.1

KEY ITEMS TO SELL AT THE FIELD ………………………………………………………………………. 1-84 1.50.2

FOOD/DRINK CONSESSIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………. 1-84 1.51

COMMISSION PRODUCT SALES………………………………………………………………………………. 1-85 1.52

MANAGING THE NUMBERS……………………………………………………………………………………… 1-85 1.53

INCREASING REVENUES………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-85 1.53.1

OFFERING CHOICES ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-85 1.53.2

SIGNAGE REVENUE ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-86 1.53.3

VENDING/REDUCE LABOR COSTS………………………………………………………………………….. 1-86 1.53.4

TIME CONTROL ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-86 1.53.5

REVENUE PRODUCING GAMES ………………………………………………………………………………. 1-87 1.53.6

SCENARIO GAME NUMBERS …………………………………………………………………………………… 1-87

OPTIMIZING RETURNS WITH FIELD DESIGN ……………………………………………………….. 1-87

FLEXIBLE PLAY………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-88 SESSIONS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-88

INTERNAL COST SAVINGS …………………………………………………………………………………… 1-88

TAX PLANNING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-88

RETAIL SALES TAX…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-89 COMPUTERIZING……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-89

YOUR MAIN COMPUTER………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-89

PLAYER ID’S ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-90

EXPRESS CHECK IN SYSTEM ………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-90

DATABASE MANAGEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………… 1-91

SCHEDULING & BOOKING ………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-91

XTREME EVENTS BOOKING SYSTEM ……………………………………………………………………. 1-92

THE PAINTBALL BUSINESS MODEL ……………………………………………………………………….. 1-96

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-97

PRO SHOP PAINT SALES (52 WEEK STUDY)…………………………………………………………… 1-99

POINT OF SALE (POS) SYTEMS ………………………………………………………………………………. 1-104

OFF FIELD EQUIPMENT RENTALS TO INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS………………………….. 1-105

RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT TO OTHER PAINTBALL FIELDS …………………………………. 1-106 REMOTE PLAY ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-108

OFF FIELD EQUIPMENT RENTAL CONTRACT …………………………………………………….. 1-109

PRESENTATIONS AT PUBLIC SHOWS …………………………………………………………………… 1-119

SHOW PERSONNEL …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-119

EQUIPMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-119

CONTACTS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-122

INSURANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-122

ASSOCIATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-125

REFEREE TRAINING ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-132

MAGAZINES (US) …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-133

WORLD PUBLICATIONS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-133

INTERNET PAINTBALL LISTINGS…………………………………………………………………………. 1-134

INTERNET MAGAZINE LISTINGS ………………………………………………………………………….. 1-135

PAINTBALL NEWSLETTERS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-136

PAINTBALL PRODUCTS …………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-136

PROMO VIDEOS, DVDS & VIDEODVD PRODUCTION ……………………………………… 1-139

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR’S AGREEMENT ……………………………………………………. 1-151

EQUIPMENT-MAINTANCE & SUPPLIES REPAIR– SECTION 2…………… 2-1

2.1 EQUIPMENT STORAGE …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-1 2.2

PRE-GAME PREPARATION……………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-3 2.3

EQUIPMENT PREPARATION…………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-4 2.4

POST GAME EQUIPMENT CHECK AND REPAIR …………………………………………………………. 2-4 2.5

MAINTENANCE IN DUSTY OR SANDY AREAS……………………………………………………………… 2-8 2.6

COLD WEATHER GAME PREPARATION ……………………………………………………………………… 2-8 2.7

COLD WEATHER PROBLEM SOLVING ………………………………………………………………………… 2-9 2.8

EQUIPMENT REPAIR……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-11 2.9

COMMON FIELD EQUIPMENT REPAIRS ……………………………………………………………………. 2-11 2.9.1

PUMPGUNS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-11 2.9.2

SEMI-AUTOS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-15 2.9.3

IMPORTANT PAINTBALL GUN MAINTENANCE ……………………………………………………. 2-19

2.9.4 INFLATABLE BUNKERS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-19 2.9.5 PAINTGUN HOPPERS………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-19 2.9.6 CHRONOGRAPH ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-19 2.10

SEALS, SEALS & O-RINGS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-20 2.11

CHECKING FOR LEAKS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-20 2.12

AIRSMITHING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-21 2.13

SPECIALIZED TOOLS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-22 2.14

GENERAL REPAIR…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-24 2.15

CA – CONSTANT AIR (CO2) ………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-24 2.15.1

PRESSURE CONNECTIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-26 2.15.2

FILL STATION APPARATUS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-26 2.16

CO2 PUMPS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-27 2.17

THE MASTER FILLING TANK (CO2) ………………………………………………………………………… 2-29 2.18

TROUBLE SHOOTING THE MASTER CO2 TANK ……………………………………………………. 2-30 2.19

COMPRESSED AIR (HPA OR NITROGEN)………………………………………………………………… 2-31 2.19.1

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-31 2.19.2

COMPRESSOR BASED SYSTEMS……………………………………………………………………………… 2-32 2.19.3

COMPRESSOR …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-32 2.19.4

PURIFICATION SYSTEM…………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-33 2.19.5

STORAGE CYLINDERS……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-33 2.19.6 REGULATORS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-34 2.19.7

FILL STATIONS (HPA) ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-34 2.19.8

HOW BIG DOES MY AIR SYSTEM NEED TO BE?……………………………………………………. 2-34 2.20

THE MASTER FILLING TANK (HPA OR NITROGEN) ………………………………………………. 2-35 2.21

TRANSPORTATION OF MASTER TANKS ………………………………………………………………… 2-36 2.22

STORAGE OF CYLINDERS/BOTTLES ………………………………………………………………………. 2-37 2.23

CO2 12 GRAM CARTRIDGES……………………………………………………………………………………… 2-37 2.24

RENTAL PAINTGUNS………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-37 2.25

RENTAL HEADGEAR ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-37 2.26

RENTAL JUMPSUITS / OUTERWEAR ………………………………………………………………………. 2-38 2.27

RENTAL SQUEEGEES ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-39 2.28

BARREL SOCKS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-39 2.29

REFEREE SHIELDS……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2-39 2.30

REFEREE CLOTHING ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-39 2.31

SECURITY AND YOUR STORED EQUIPMENT…………………………………………………………. 2-40 2.32

INVENTORY PLANNING …………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-41 2.33

EQUIPMENT & INVENTORY CHECKLIST ………………………………………………………………. 2-42

FIELD PREPARATION — SECTION 3 ……………………………………………………… 3-1

GENERAL………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-1

CAPTURE THE FLAG STATION SPACING ………………………………………………………………… 3-1

OBSTACLE, BARRIER & BUNKER SPACING………………………………………………………………… 3-2

FLAG STATIONS & FLAGS (WOODS PLAY) ……………………………………………………………… 3-2

BARRIERS-BUNKERS-W ALLS ……………………………………………………………………………………. 3-2

MAZES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-4

WHERE TO FIND BARRIERS ……………………………………………………………………………………… 3-4

WANT A “NEW TWIST” IDEA? …………………………………………………………………………………… 3-4

PALLET DESIGNS-STABLE V’S……………………………………………………………………………………… 3-6

PALLET DESIGNS FOR SPEEDBALL/ARENA FIELDS………………………………………………….. 3-7

SPEEDBALL OBSTACLES………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-8

3.6 OTHER FIELD PLANNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-9 3.7 STAGING AREA………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-9 3.8 STRUCTURES FOR OPERATIONS/REGISTRATION …………………………………………………….. 3-9 3.9

ELECTRICITY AT THE FIELD……………………………………………………………………………………… 3-10 3.10

PYROTECHNICS AT THE FIELD ………………………………………………………………………………. 3-10 3.11

GENERAL SIGNS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-10 3.11.1

OPTIONAL SIGNS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-11 3.12 STRUCTURES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-11 3.13 EXTENDING LIFE OF WOOD STRUCTURES……………………………………………………………. 3-12 3.14

SURFACING SPEEDBALL/THEME/CONCEPT ARENAS………………………………………….. 3-13 3.15

SOUND & SPECIAL EFFECTS……………………………………………………………………………………. 3-13 3.16 TRENCHES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-13 3.17

TARGET RANGE………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-13 3.18

CHRONOGRAPHS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-14 3.19

NETTING & NETTING SUPPORTS ……………………………………………………………………………. 3-14 3.20

CONSTRUCTING THE DISCHARGE BARREL………………………………………………………….. 3-16 3.21

YOUR OUTDOOR FIELD LAYOUT……………………………………………………………………………. 3-16 3.22

YOUR SPEEDBALL/CONCEPT FIELD SIZE ……………………………………………………………… 3-17 3.23

COLD WEATHER FIELD PLANNING ……………………………………………………………………….. 3-17 3.24

NEUTRAL ZONES, DEAD BOXES & WAITING AREAS…………………………………………….. 3-17 3.25

THE CHECK IN REGISTRATION IN AREA……………………………………………………………… 3-17 3.26

CLEANING STATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-18 3.27

BOUNDARIES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-18 3.28

AGA STAGING AREA & PLAYING FIELD LAYOUT ………………………………………………… 3-19 3.29

TARGET RANGE LAYOUT………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-20

OPERATING PROCEDURE—SECTION 4 ……………………………………………….. 4-1

4.1 PREPARATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-1 4.2 STAGING/REGISTRATION AREA………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-2 4.3

GENERAL OUTLINE – MORNING START UP: (STAGING AREA)…………………………………. 4-3 4.4

PRE-START CHECKLIST ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-3 4.5

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION…………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-4 4.6

START UP ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-4 4.7

START UP-AIR AND PAINTBALLS ………………………………………………………………………………… 4-4 4.8

SEPARATION OF RENTAL EQUIPMENT ………………………………………………………………………. 4-5 4.8.1

RELEASE OF LIABILITY (WAIVERS) & COMPLETION…………………………………………… 4-5 4.8.2

OTHER INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE RELEASE OF LIABILITY ……………… 4-6 4.9

EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………. 4-7 4.10 ORIENTATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-9 4.11

GENERAL GAME RULES (ORIENTATION LECTURE OR VIDEO)………………………….. 4-13 4.12

CAPTURE THE FLAG ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-16 4.13

OPERATION OF BASIC SEMI AUTOMATIC PAINTBALL GUN. ……………………………… 4-17 4.14

TARGET RANGE………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-19 4.15

TEAM DIVISION & THE BALANCE OF POWER ………………………………………………………. 4-20 4.16

REFEREE’S & PROCEDURES (ALSO SEE SAFETY SECTION 8)………………………………………. 4-21 4.17

HANDICAPPED PLAYERS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-23 4.18

PRIVATE GROUPS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-23 4.19

USE OF SQUEEGYS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-23 4.20

LUNCH ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-23 4.21

ALTERNATE SALES ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-25

4.21.1 STARTING AND STOPPING OF GAMES…………………………………………………………………… 4-25 4.21.2 MULTIPLE GAMES ON MULTIPLE CONTIGUOUS OR CLOSE FIELDS………………… 4-26 4.22

WORKING THE TABLE …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-26 4.23

BAD PAINT DAYS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-26 4.24

REPAIRING CUSTOMER OWNED EQUIPMENT ……………………………………………………… 4-27 4.24.1

STAGING AREA DURING GAME ……………………………………………………………………………… 4-28 4.25

THE TEAM LEADER ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-28 4.26

RECORD KEEPING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-28 4.26.1

PAY VOUCHER ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-28 4.26.2

PETTY CASH ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4-29 4.26.3

GAME SHEET – FIELD REPORT ……………………………………………………………………………….. 4-29 4.26.4

COMPLETION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-30 4.27

COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM ……………………………………………………………………………… 4-30 4.28

FORMS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4-32 4.29

CASH SALES & TABULATION FORM ………………………………………………………………………. 4-35

GENERAL ORGANIZATION — SECTION 5 …………………………………………….. 5-1

5.1 PARKING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5-1 5.2

REST ROOM FACILITIES ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5-1 5.3

PERSONNEL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5-2 5.4

GARBAGE AND CLEAN UP …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5-4

THE PLAYERS AND THE GAME – SECTION 6……………………………………….. 6-1

TERRAIN MAPS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-1

STARTING GAME AND ENDING GAME ………………………………………………………………………… 6-1

CONSTANT AIR FILLS……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-2

MEGA GAMES (A.K.A. BIG GAMES) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-3

BIG GAME, MEGA GAME, SCENARIO GAME CONTROL ……………………………………………. 6-3

BIG GAME SCHEDULING AT THE EVENT ……………………………………………………………………. 6-3

BIG GAME PROBLEMS……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-4

A GAME SCENARIO FOR MEGA GAMES ………………………………………………………………….. 6-4

SIEGE GAMES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-5

SCENARIO GAMES, THEME GAMES & ROLE PLAYING GAMES……………………………….. 6-5

SCENARIO GAMES-101-THE BASICS…………………………………………………………………………….. 6-6

CREATIVITY:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-6

BASIC ROLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-6

CHARACTER ROLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-7

EQUALITY: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-7

OBJECTIVES AND MISSIONS: ……………………………………………………………………………………. 6-7

THE FIELD OF PLAY…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-8

PLAYER IDENTIFICATION:……………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-8

GENERAL PLANNING…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-8

DEAD ZONES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-10

MANAGING THE GAME ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-10

GENERAL SCENARIO RULES (GSRP) ……………………………………………………………………… 6-10

PRIZES AND TROPHIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-12

STILLERS GAME OF 2005 …………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-12

PREPAID PAINT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-13

GENERAL PROMOTION …………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-13

VIDEO PROMOTIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-13

6.10 MINI SCENARIO GAMES…………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-13 6.11

GAME FORMATS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-13 6.12

INTERNAL COMPETITION……………………………………………………………………………………….. 6-22 6.13

USE OF RE-ENTRY AREAS………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-22 6.14 HONORBALL……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-22 6.15

TEAM DELINIATION-ARMBANDS PLUS …………………………………………………………………. 6-23 6.16

GENERAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6-23 6.17

THE HOT PURSUIT CIVIL WAR GAME ……………………………………………………………………. 6-24

TOURNAMENTS

SECTION 7 ………………………………………………………………. 7-1

DEFINING TOURNAMENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-1 7.2

YOUR OWN TOURNAMENTS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-1 7.3

THE TOURNAMENT MARKET-A STUDY ………………………………………………………………………. 7-1 7.4

TOURNAMENT FEES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-2 7.5

PAINTBALLS AND EQUIPMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………. 7-2 7.6

TOURNAMENT PLANNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-3 7.7

TOURNAMENT GIVEAWAYS ………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-3 7.8

BOOKING RESERVATIONS……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-3 7.9

PROMOTING YOUR TOURNAMENTS …………………………………………………………………………… 7-3

TOURNAMENT PRACTICE DAYS ………………………………………………………………………………. 7-4

STYLE OF TOURNAMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-4

WOODSBALL TOURNAMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-4

CONCEPT/AIRBALL TOURNAMENTS……………………………………………………………………….. 7-4

SCENARIO TOURNAMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-4

WOODSRECREATIONAL TOURNAMENTS………………………………………………………………. 7-4

TERRAIN ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-4

REFEREES (DEFINED) ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-5

THE REFEREE CHECKLIST ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-5

PLANNING THE REF STAFF ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-6

TOURNAMENT TIPS AND TRICKS CLASSES ……………………………………………………………. 7-7

TOURNAMENT REFEREE TRAINING CLASSES……………………………………………………….. 7-7

REFEREE RESPONSIBILITIES …………………………………………………………………………………… 7-7

PAINTCHECKS (APPLICABLE TO REGULAR PLAY AND TOURNAMENTS)………….. 7-9

TRICKING THE REFS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-11

JUDGING & REFEREE PROCEDURES……………………………………………………………………… 7-11

OPERATIONAL CONTROL (APPLIES TO ALL GAMES & TOURNAMENTS) ………… 7-13

TOURNAMENT PRIZES …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-13

TYPES OF TOURNAMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-14

SPECIAL TOURNAMENTS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-15

BACK TO BASICS TOURNAMENT ………………………………………………………………………… 7-16

GENERAL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-17

ALTERNATES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-17

RULES SPECIFIC TO TOURNAMENTS …………………………………………………………………. 7-17

ELIMINATED PLAYER PROCEDURES …………………………………………………………………. 7-21 FLAGS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-22

PLAYER EQUIPMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-22

BOUNDARIES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-22

SCORING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-23

PENALTIES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-23

PREPRINTED RULES HANDOUTS ………………………………………………………………………… 7-27

THE ZOMBIE WALK………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-28

GAME CATAGORIES & PLAYER CLASSIFICATIONS…………………………………………. 7-29

TEAM CLASSIFICATIONS……………………………………………………………………………………… 7-29

PLAYER ID’S & TEAM IDENTIFICATION ……………………………………………………………. 7-29

TOURNAMENT CLASSES ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-30

TOURNAMENT FORMATTING ……………………………………………………………………………… 7-30

DIVISIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-32

TOURNAMENT PLANNING……………………………………………………………………………………. 7-32

TOURNAMENT PROMOTION ……………………………………………………………………………….. 7-32

MONEY TOURNAMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-32

CAPS CASH & PRIZES ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-33

TEAM CAPTAIN PACKETS ……………………………………………………………………………………. 7-34

AN AWESOME WOODS TOURNAMENT FORMAT!……………………………………………… 7-34

SCORE SHEETS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-35

SCORING FORMS & PROCEDURES …………………………………………………………………………. 7-36

AGA – BACK TO THE BASICS – 7 – MAN TOURNAMENT ………………………………………….. 7-46

TOURNAMENT PROMO FLYERS……………………………………………………………………………… 7-50

CONCEPT TOURNAMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-54

TERMINOLOGY DEFINED………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-54

TOURNAMENT FIELD DESIGN ………………………………………………………………………………… 7-55

FIELD SIZE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-55

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE ……………………………………………………………………………………. 7-55

SPEEDBALL KNOWN AS CENTER FLAG ………………………………………………………………… 7-56

GETTING READY ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-56

PREPARING THE FIELD …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-56

CHANGING THE FIELD FOR THE FINALS ……………………………………………………………… 7-57

GAME TIMES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-57

INITIAL PLANNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-57

PLAYER BUDGETS…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-58

NO SHOWS-FORFIETS-DISQUALIFICATION ………………………………………………………. 7-58

SESSIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-58

LIMITING THE NUMBER OF ROUNDS …………………………………………………………………. 7-59

YOUR INITIAL DATE SCHEDULE…………………………………………………………………………. 7-59

SCHEDULING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-59

USING THE SCHEDULE …………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-60

FIELD SCORING …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-60

SCOREBOARD ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-60

USING THE SCORE SHEET ……………………………………………………………………………………. 7-60

EXPLAINING THE SCORE SHEET ………………………………………………………………………… 7-61

THE PLAY SCHEDULE…………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-61

BLIND DRAW………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-62

SCHEDULING THE NIGHT BEFORE …………………………………………………………………….. 7-62

POSTING THE PLAY SCHEDULE ………………………………………………………………………….. 7-63

TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING …………………………………………………………………………………. 7-65

BRACKETING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-67

SEEDING THE BRACKETS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-70

COMPUTERIZING ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-70

THE SEMI FINALS………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-70

THE FINALS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-71

END OF YEAR GRAND FINALS……………………………………………………………………………… 7-71

FURTHER UNDERSTANDING CONCEPT TOURNAMENTS…………………………………. 7-71

OFFICIAL CAPS RULES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-106

I – INFORMATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-106

II – TEAMS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-106

III – FIELD STANDARDS……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-106

IV – OFFICIATING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-107

V –GAME CONTROLS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-107

VI – PAINT CHECKS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-108

VII – SCORING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-108

VIII – TIES AND TIE BREAKERS…………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-109

IX – FORFEITS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-109

X – ELIMINATIONS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-110

XI – OBVIOUS HITS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-111

XII – UNOBVIOUS HITS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-111

XIII – PENALTIES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-111

XIV – RANKING AND SEEDING FOR THE 2003 SEASON ……………………………………………………. 7-114

XV –

EQUIPMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-115

ARMBANDS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-71

ESTABLISHING A FAIR SCORING SYSTEM ………………………………………………………… 7-71

SCORING ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-71

EXPLAINING THE POINT SYSTEM ………………………………………………………………………. 7-72

PLAYER RECOGNITION ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-75

ORGANIZING THE FLOW OF PLAYERS………………………………………………………………. 7-75

CHRONOGRAPHING ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-75

PENALTIES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-75

ELIMINATING TEAM COLLUSION ………………………………………………………………………. 7-76

PLAYER CHEATING TECHNIQUES ……………………………………………………………………… 7-76

SPECIAL REFEREE TRAINING……………………………………………………………………………… 7-77

REFEREES DEFINED ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-77

MORE ON REFEREES…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-77

STARTING BOX / DEAD BOX……………………………………………………………………………….. 7-77

PACING GAMES……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-78

COST OF AIR ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-78

PAINT USAGE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-78

COST OF PAINT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-78

ROSTERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-78

REGISTRATION FORMS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-79

WEB SITE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-79

TOURNAMENT CLEAN UP………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-80

BUILDING TEAMS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-80

C.P.S. TOURNAMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7-80

X-BALL (DEBUTED IN 2002) ………………………………………………………………………………………. 7-99

RESPONSIBLE PAINTBALL–BANNING PLAYER’S……………………………………………….. 7-103

TOURNAMENT SPORTSMANSHIP …………………………………………………………………………. 7-105

SAFETY — SECTION 8 ……………………………………………………………………………… 8-1

8.1 INJURIES AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE …………………………………………………………………….. 8-1 8.2

FIRST AID INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-1 8.3

REFEREE AND STAFF TRAINING …………………………………………………………………………………. 8-2 8.4

FIELD REFEREES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-2 8.5

EXIT REFEREES……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-5

8.6 ENTRY REFEREES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-6 8.7 REFEREES IN THE STAGING & PARKING AREAS……………………………………………………….. 8-6 8.8

REFEREE ASSERTIVENESS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-7 8.9

SCENARIO GAME REFEREES ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-7 8.10

EYE PROTECTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-8 8.11

HEAD PROTECTION………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-12 8.12

RULE ENFORCEMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-12 8.13 HEADGEAR………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-15 8.14

OTHER BODY GEAR………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-16 8.15

SAFE PAINTBALL VELOCITIES……………………………………………………………………………….. 8-17 8.16

VELOCITY ADJUSTERS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-17 8.17

ADJUSTING TOOLS …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-18 8.18

CHRONOGRAPHING …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-18 8.19

PAINTBALLS AND THE CHRONOGRAPH ……………………………………………………………….. 8-19 8.20

CHRONOGRAPH PROCEDURES ………………………………………………………………………………. 8-19 8.21

FIELD VELOCITY CHECKS WITH A PORTABLE CHRONOGRAPH ………………………. 8-20 8.22

GENERAL CHRONOGRAPH RULES …………………………………………………………………………. 8-20 8.23

CHEATING THE CHRONOGRAPH……………………………………………………………………………. 8-21 8.24

SPECIFIC PAINTGUN VELOCITY CHEATING ………………………………………………………… 8-23 8.25

RUPTURE DISCS (A.K.A. BLOW OUT DISCS, BURST DISCS)…………………………………… 8-25 8.26

CONSTANT AIR TANKS (CA), CO2 AND MASTER CO2 TANKS………………………………… 8-27 8.27

VALVES (CO2)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-30 8.28

REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF BOTTLES & VALVES (CO2) …………………………………. 8-31 8.29

REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF BOTTLES & VALVES (HIGH PRESSURE)……………….. 8-32 8.30

INSTALLATION OF A BOTTLE ONTO THE PAINTBALL GUN: ………………………………. 8-32 8.31

REMOVING A CONSTANT AIR BOTTLE (A.K.A. TANKS, CYLINDERS) ………………………… 8-33 8.32

SCHRADER CENTER PIN VALVES …………………………………………………………………………… 8-34 8.33

THE FILLING OF CONSTANT AIR (CO2) BOTTLES ………………………………………………… 8-35 8.34

OTHER CO2 FILL PROCEDURES ………………………………………………………………………………. 8-37 8.35

ADDITIONAL FILLING NOTES (CO2) ……………………………………………………………………….. 8-38 8.36

THE FILL STATION (CO2)………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-38 8.37

FILL & SELF FILL STATION LEGAL TRAINING REQUIRMENTS (CO2 & N2) ………… 8-39 8.38

ADV ANCED FILLING PROCEDURE (CO2) ……………………………………………………………….. 8-44 8.39

FILL STATION HOSES (BOTH CO2 AND HPA)…………………………………………………………….. 8-44 8.40

PHYSICAL STEPS OF ADVANCED CO 2 BOTTLE FILLING …………………………………….. 8-45 8.41

LEGAL BOTTLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-47 8.42

REQUIRED TESTING OF TANKS AND BOTTLES (CO2) …………………………………………… 8-49 8.43

REQUIRED TESTING OF TANKS AND BOTTLES (HIGH PRESSURE: STEEL, CARBON FIBER,FIBERGLASS) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-50 8.44

LIFE OF BOTTLES……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-52 8.45

BOTTLE CHECK PROCEDURES……………………………………………………………………………….. 8-52 8.46

DAMAGED BOTTLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-53 8.47

VISUAL CYLINDER (A.K.A. BOTTLE) INSPECTION …………………………………………………… 8-53 8.48

CYLINDER INSPECTION CHECKLIST …………………………………………………………………….. 8-53 8.49

WATER IN THE BOTTLE…………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-54 8.50

WEIGH SCALE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-54 8.51

PRIVATE FILLING …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-55 8.52

INDIVIDUAL BOTTLE CONNECTING APPARATUS………………………………………………… 8-55 8.53

OTHER DANGERS OF FILLING ………………………………………………………………………………… 8-56 8.53.1 ASPHYXIATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-56 8.53.2 FROSTBITE ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-56

8.53.3 GENERAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-57 8.53.4 HEARING IMPAIRMENT…………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-57 8.53.5 MODIFICATION DANGERS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-57 8.54

VERTICAL BOTTLES ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-58 8.55

SIPHON BOTTLES FOR PAINTGUNS ……………………………………………………………………….. 8-58 8.56

CO2 TANK WARNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-58 8.57

STORAGE OF PAINTGUN BOTTLES & EQUIPMENT ………………………………………………. 8-58 8.58

EXPANSION CHAMBERS ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-59 8.59

PRESSURE REGULATORS ………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-59 8.60

BOTTLE VALVE PROTECTIVE CAPS ………………………………………………………………………. 8-60 8.61

SAFELY TRANSPORTING THE MASTER TANK (A.K.A. CYLINDER) …………………………. 8-60 8.62

SAFELY TRANSPORTING PAINTGUN TANKS (A.K.A. BOTTLES, CYLINDERS)……………. 8-60 8.63

TRANSPORTING PAINTBALL GUNS………………………………………………………………………… 8-61 8.64

NITROGEN / HPA……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-61 8.65

FILLING WITH A NITROGEN BOOSTER …………………………………………………………………. 8-67 8.66

NITROGEN/HPA BOOSTER FILLING STEPS……………………………………………………………. 8-68 8.67

NITROGEN BOOSTER FILLING & DETAILS……………………………………………………………. 8-69 8.68

HIGH PRESSURE FILLING………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-71 8.69

HPA REGULATORS, FILL NIPPLES & GAUGES THREADING………………………………… 8-72 8.70

HPA BOTTLE LABELS ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-73 8.71

NITROGEN/HPA ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES …………………………………………………………. 8-74 8.72

OIL AND HPA EXPLOSIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………… 8-78 8.73

QUICK RELEASES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-79 8.74

LASER SIGHTS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-79 8.75

FROZEN PAINTBALLS………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-79 8.76

PAINTBALL GUN REPAIRS ………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-80 8.77

OTHER PAINTGUN DANGERS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-81 8.78

PAINTGUN MODIFICATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………… 8-83 8.79

SPRINGS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-83 8.80

PAINT DISPERSERS OR OTHER PROJECTILE DEVICES ……………………………………….. 8-83 8.80.1

PAINT GRENADES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-83 8.80.2

PAINT LANDMINES OR BOOBY TRAPS…………………………………………………………………… 8-84 8.80.3

SELF REGULATION – PROHIBITED ITEMS …………………………………………………………….. 8-85 8.81

SPECIFICALLY RECALLED ITEMS …………………………………………………………………………. 8-87 8.82

STAGING & PARKING AREAS ………………………………………………………………………………… 8-115 8.83

PAINTBALL FLIGHT PATH CONSIDERATIONS ……………………………………………………. 8-115 8.83.1

PAINTBALL TRAVEL FACTORS TO CONSIDER:………………………………………………….. 8-115 8.84

THE FIELD ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-117 8.84.1

BOUNDARIES AND HAZARDS ………………………………………………………………………………… 8-117 8.84.2

BUFFER ZONES AND OBSERVATION AREAS……………………………………………………….. 8-118 8.84.3

INSTALLATION OF NETTING ………………………………………………………………………………… 8-118 8.85

USE OF SAFETY NETTING………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-119 8.86

TESTING NETTING………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-120 8.87

TARGET RANGE………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-121 8.88 TRENCHES……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-121 8.89

AIR BUNKERS (INFLATABLES)………………………………………………………………………………. 8-121 8.90

STRUCTURES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-122 8.91

ELECTRICAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-122 8.92 SIGNS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-123 8.93

SIGNAGE STANDARDS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-124 8.94

POLICING NIGHT GAMES ………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-1245

SHOOTING GALLERIES & BOOTHS ………………………………………………………………………. 8-124

OTHER SAFETY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-125

GENERAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-125

LIGHTNING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-126

HEAT EXHAUSTION………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-127

HEAT STROKE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-127

STRAINS, SPRAINS AND DISLOCATIONS ……………………………………………………………… 8-127

USE OF SMOKE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-127

BUGS, PLANTS, AND ANIMALS………………………………………………………………………………. 8-128

REMOVING TICKS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-129

SNAKE BITE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-130

WILD ANIMALS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-130

PLAYER SAFETY ORIENTATION …………………………………………………………………………… 8-130

GENERAL (POSTED) PAINTBALL SAFETY RULES ……………………………………………….. 8-131

BARREL BLOCKING DEVICES ……………………………………………………………………………….. 8-134

BARREL BLOCKERS (A.K.A. BARREL PLUGSSOCKS) MUST BE USED WHEN …. 8-134

USING BARREL BLOCKERS ON SEMIS AND FULL AUTOS …………………………………. 8-135

USE OF ARMBAND/BARREL PLUG COMBO …………………………………………………………. 8-135

USING BARREL (MUZZLE) BRAKES OR BARRELS WITH BREATHER HOLES …. 8-135

ACCIDENT PREVENTION/BARREL BLOCKING DEVICES …………………………………… 8-136

THE FUTURE OF BARREL BLOCKING DEVICES ………………………………………………….. 8-136

INDUSTRY STANDARDS………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-137

EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION ON AIRPLANES ……………………………………………….. 8-138

FOOD SAFETY………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-141

BUYING USED EQUIPMENT OR FROM OTHER THAN THE MANUFACTURER ….. 8-141

SELLING ? PAINTBALL GUN OR OTHER GAS OPERATED LAUNCHER ……………. 8-141

NEW POTENTIAL PROBLEMS – NEW OPPORTUNITIES ………………………………………. 8-143

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) ………………………………………………………….. 8-144

SOME ACCIDENTS INVOLVING PAINTBALL EQUIPMENT …………………………………. 8-144

OTHER INDIRECTLY RELATED ACCIDENTS……………………………………………………….. 8-147

ACCIDENT PREVENTION THROUGH SUPERVISION …………………………………………… 8-147

ACCIDENT RESPONSE…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-148

DEATHS INVOLVING PAINTBALL EQUIPMENT…………………………………………………… 8-149

OTHER DEATHS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-159

AN ACCIDENT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN…………………………………………………………………… 8-159

RISK MANAGEMENT ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-159

INCIDENT REPORT …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8-162

INJURY REPORT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8-162

RISK MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST ………………………………………………………………………… 8-163

INCIDENT REPORT FORM ……………………………………………………………………………………… 8-164

PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS FOR UNDERAGE PLAYERS …………………………………. 8-165

W AIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY …………………………………………………………………………. 8-166

INJURY STATISTICS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8-169

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SHEET ……………………………………………………………… 8-174

PAINTBALL MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ……………………………………………………. 8-177

THE DAY’S END—SECTION 9…………………………………………………………………. 9-1

9.1 9.2 9.3

CHECKOUT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9-1

COLLECTING EQUIPMENT …………………………………………………………………………………………… 9-1

TABULATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9-2

PAYMENT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9-2

DISCOUNTS & PASSES …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9-3

GENERAL CLEAN UP……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9-4

INFLATABLE BARRIERS AND BUNKERS …………………………………………………………………….. 9-5

THE MOST IMPORTANT SECTION OBSESSION WITH CUSTOMERS (A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE)—SECTION 10 ………………………………………. 10-1

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………… 10-1

BE OBSESSED WITH DETAILS …………………………………………………………………………………. 10-1

LISTEN ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-1

COMMON COURTESY ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-1

EXCELLENCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-1 SMILE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-2

QUALITY ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-2 FAIRNESS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10-2 WINNERS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-2

SERVICE FETISH ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-2

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-2

PEOPLE ARE IMPORTANT ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-3

LITTLE THINGS DO COUNT …………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-3

EXTREME DILIGENCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 10-3

NOTES, NOTES, NOTES …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-4

CUSTOMER VIGILANCE …………………………………………………………………………………………… 10-4

NEVER EVER, EVER ASSUME ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-5

PROFESSIONALISM ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-5

GUEST RELATIONS…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10-5

UNDERSTAND THE PULSE OF YOUR BUSINESS …………………………………………………….. 10-5

FOCUS & DEDICATION …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10-5

YOU’RE A LEADER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-6

ADVANCE PLANNING – PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL – SECTION 11 … 11-1

SUCCESS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS…………………………………………………………………………….. 11-1

ADVERTISING; THE IMAGE OF PAINTBALL …………………………………………………………………. 11-3

GENERAL MARKETING …………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-10 BANNERS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-10 COOPERATIVES………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-10

CABLE AND REGULAR TV, STANDARD PROGRAMMING…………………………………… 11-10

PRODUCING A COMMERCIAL FOR THE SCREEN ………………………………………………. 11-10

RADIO ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-11

CHRISTIAN RADIO………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-11 NEWSPAPER…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-11

BILLBOARDS & SIGNS. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-12

TV PROMO TIE INS………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-12

MEDIA DAYS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-12

BROCHURES/FLYERS ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-12

BUSINESS CARDS THAT SELL…………………………………………………………………………….. 11-13

CORPORATE PRESENTATIONS ………………………………………………………………………….. 11-13

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS …………………………………………………….. 11-14

CORPORATE CONVENTIONS ……………………………………………………………………………… 11-14

CORPORATE PICNICS …………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-15

CORPORATE SPONSORS……………………………………………………………………………………… 11-15

SPECIAL PROMOS ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-15

SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE FIELD……………………………………………………………………….. 11-16

YELLOW PAGES…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-16

INTERNET YELLOW PAGES ……………………………………………………………………………….. 11-16

LOCAL INTERNET YELLOW PAGES ………………………………………………………………….. 11-16

YOUR INTERNET WEB SITE ……………………………………………………………………………….. 11-16

INTERNET REVIEWS …………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-18

INTERNET USE GROUPS ……………………………………………………………………………………… 11-19

YOUR INTERNET KIDS………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-19

KIDS LEAGUES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-19

CALENDARS (THE INTERNET AND PUBLISHED)……………………………………………… 11-21

PLACING YOUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN PAINTBALL MAGAZINES…………. 11-22

PAINTBALL MAGAZINES ……………………………………………………………………………………. 11-22 SCHOOLS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-22

SCHOOL PROJECTS …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-22 FUNDRAISERS………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-23

GAMES FOR CHARITIES……………………………………………………………………………………… 11-23

DIRECT MAIL……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-23

DIRECT INVITES ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-23

MILITARY …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-24

BULLETIN BOARDS……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-25

CROSS PROMOTIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-25

BACHELOR PARTIES …………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-25

BIRTHDAY PARTIES ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-25

SPECIAL GROUPS ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-25

CHURCH YOUTH GROUPS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-26

LEADERSHIP SEMINARS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-26

BROADCAST FAXING ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-26

AT THE FIELD PROMOTIONS …………………………………………………………………………….. 11-26

AWARD PROGRAMS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-26

DOLLAR SAVING FIELD DAYS …………………………………………………………………………… 11-27

REFEREES AND STAFF ARE GREAT PR PEOPLE……………………………………………… 11-27

THE FULL TIME PR/OUTSIDE SALES PERSON …………………………………………………. 11-27

TELEPHONE STAFF ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-28

CELEBRITIES AT THE FIELD…………………………………………………………………………………. 11-29

MARKETING YOUR FIELD AND STORE ……………………………………………………………….. 11-29

PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-30

SPONSORS & PRIZES ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-30

PROMOTIONAL INDUSTRIES ………………………………………………………………………………… 11-30

PAINTBALL PROMOTIONS…………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-31

FIELD PRINTED PUBLICATIONS …………………………………………………………………………… 11-31

CLUB PROMOS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-31

TALK SHOWS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-32

TATOO SHOPS………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-32

PUBLIC ACCESS TV……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-32

BUILD PAINTBALL TEAMS …………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-32

PROMO PHOTOGRAPHY ………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-33

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO CLIPS & MOVIES ……………………………………………………………. 11-33

COMMISSION SALES ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-34

FAIRS, BAZAARS, SPORTS EXPOS, CELEBRATIONS, CARNIVALS, ETC…………….. 11-34

MANUFACTURER AND DISTRIBUTOR REFERRALS……………………………………………. 11-34

USE OF A DATABASE TO CREATE SALES…………………………………………………………….. 11-34

EMAIL ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-35

COMMUNITY SERVICE…………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-35

PAINTBALL SAFETY & STRATEGY SCHOOLS (A.K.A. PAINTBALL CLINICS) …… 11-36

PREFERRED PASS / SEASON PASS…………………………………………………………………………. 11-36

FREE PASSES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-37

MAJOR RETAILERS SELLING PAINTBALL SUPPLIES ………………………………………… 11-37

OTHER RETAILERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-38

B.Y.O.P. (BRING YOUR OWN PAINT DAYS)……………………………………………………………. 11-38

YOUR OWN EVENT/S PLANNING-(INCREASE REVENUES BY INCREASING TRAFFIC) ….. 11-39

SPONSORED SIGNAGE ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-39

PLANNING YOUR SCENARIO GAMES……………………………………………………………………. 11-39

ADVANCE PLAYER DEPOSITS & RESERVATIONS……………………………………………….. 11-40

PRICING AT THE FIELD………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-41

PAINT PRICING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11-44

PERCIEVED VALUE……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-44

ORGANIZER INCENTIVES…………………………………………………………………………………… 11-44

GROUP RATES (WALK ON OR NON-PRIVATE BOOKING)……………………………….. 11-45

PATCHES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-45

MAPS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11-46

HOURS OF OPERATION ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-46

COMPETING OR NOT COMPETING?……………………………………………………………………… 11-46

SAMPLE ADS, BROCHURES ……………………………………………………………………………………. 11-48

SAFE & SMART PAINTBALL FIELDS……………………………………………………………………… 11-60

SPECIAL GROUP BOOKINGS………………………………………………………………………………….. 11-62

TEAM CAPTAIN’S ORGANIZATIONAL PACKAGE ……………………………………………….. 11-68

YOUR EVENT-PRESS RELEASES ……………………………………………………………………………. 11-75

TRANSPORTATION — SECTION 12 ………………………………………………………. 12-1

METHODS OF:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12-1

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12-1

BEING PREPARED …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12-2

OTHER GAME BUSINESS ? SECTION 13 ……………………………………………. 13-1

INDOOR PAINTBALL ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-1

THE DESIGN ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-1

PAINTBALLS AND VELOCITIES………………………………………………………………………………. 13-1

WALLS OF THE PLAYING FIELD…………………………………………………………………………….. 13-1

BARRIERS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-2

SQUARE FOOTAGE …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-2

SECURITY ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-2

HEATING AND AIR ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-3

HOURS OF OPERATION……………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-3

PRICING FOR INDOOR……………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-3

PROMOTION AND SPECIAL PRICING …………………………………………………………………. 13-3

INSURANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-4 SAFETY/CHRONOGRAPHS……………………………………………………………………………………. 13-4

FLOORING & SURFACES ………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-3

CLEANING …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-6

THE SPEEDBALL OR CONCEPT FIELD SURFACE (OUTDOORS)…………………………… 13-7

PROTECTIVE GEAR ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-7

OBSERVATION AREAS……………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-7

PEEK ZONES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-8

GENERAL BUSINESS…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-8

SPECIAL EFFECTS (INDOOR) ………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-8

ZONING & ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS …………………………………………………………. 13-9

GAME FORMATS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-10

GET THE CAPTAIN………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-11

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR INDOOR……………………………………………………………………….. 13-11

CONCEPT GAMES……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-11

COMMON CONCEPT GAMES …………………………………………………………………………………. 13-12

SPEEDBALL ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-12

SCOOTERBALLTM (MOTORIZED PAINTBALL) …………………………………………………….. 13-14

LAZERBALLTM …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-18

COMBAT BALLTM…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13-18

PHAZER ZONETM ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-18

AIRSOFT …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-18

RAM AIR …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-18

FOAM BALL-LOW IMPACT GAMES………………………………………………………………………. 13-19

OUTDOOR LASERTAG (NEW MODERN TYPES) …………………………………………………… 13-19

REUSEABLE BALLS ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-19

JUNKYARD PAINTBALL …………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-19

WINTER GAMES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13-19

NIGHT GAMES OUTDOORS ……………………………………………………………………………………. 13-20

GLOSSARY OF TERMS ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 13-21

GAME GLOSSARY OF TERMS ………………………………………………………………………………… 13-22

CONVERSIONS TO METRIC……………………………………………………………………………………. 13-23

PCRI SEAL OF APPROVAL ……………………………………………………………………………………… 13-24

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