PSP Rule Changes for 2015

PSP Rule Changes for the upcoming 2015 PSP Season!

“These PSP rule changes, limited to the Pro Champions and Challengers fields, include elimination of spectator communication to players, field layouts released on-site at each event, and using guns in semi-auto mode.  The combination will highlight each player’s and team’s creativity, understanding of the game, and gun fighting skills, allowing us to see who are the best in the world…

While layout for the divisional fields will continue to be released in advance, the field layout for the Pro Champion and Challenger fields will no longer be released prior to the event. The two fields will first be set up Thursday morning and available for Pro Champions and Challengers teams to walk starting at 11 AM Thursday. Following each event, the Pro field layout will then become the Divisional field layout for the next event. The divisional field layout for the 1st event of the season will be released approximately three weeks before the first event. Divisional teams playing Finals on Sunday on the Pro Champions field will be given an opportunity to walk the field before play. PSP will continue to use the same set of bunkers and type of layouts you come to know and enjoy.

Players on Pro Champions and Challengers teams will be shooting semi-auto guns for 2015. To ensure guns are operating in the correct mode, all Pro Champions and Challengers players will be required to use manufacturer-stock boards with manufacturer-provided semi-auto-only software. Multiple enforcement mechanisms will be in place to ensure players adhere to the semi-auto standard. Semi auto is classified as 1 full pull and release of a trigger with 1 paintball fired.

PSP believes these changes will provide Pro players with exciting new opportunities to exhibit the skills that make them the best players in the world while simultaneously providing fans with more exciting contests between the best teams in the game.

Outside the Pro Champions and Challengers divisions, the electronic rate of fire for RaceTo-5, RaceTo-4, and RaceTo-2 divisions will be 10.2 bps, which includes Divisional Finals games on Sunday on the Pro Champions field. While PSP is always striving to identify improvements for our customers, there are currently no plans to bring the semi-auto firing mode or change spectator participation rules for these divisions for the 2016 season…”

2015 will be a exciting year for paintball, with these new changes we think divisional games will be faster and interesting to watch. Action Packed Paintball will be renovating our PSP Field for the following rule changes. We can’t wait until spring.


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