General Rules of the Game
- Be safe & have fun.
- Eye protection and enclosed footwear must be worn at all times in game area.
- Use the Honour System; Call your hits and do not give away enemy information when you are “dead”. Cheating will not be tolerated.
- If you suspect someone of cheating, do not argue in-game. Call them out to a referee.
- Referees have the final say.
- Do not argue with other players. See a referee if you have a concern.
- When you are hit, call “Hit!” out loud and walk to the respawn area with your arm (or blaster) up high. Without your arm or blaster raised, expect to keep getting shot.
- Gel splatter and hits to your blaster do not count.
- If you must leave the field during a game, raise your hand as if you’re out and head to the safe area.
- If you are re-entering the game, or are a late-comer, go to your team’s spawn as if you are hit before returning to play.
- If you must remove your eye protection or have lost it, raise your hand and call out “Blind Man!” and wait for the call to “Cease Fire!”.
- Point-blank shooting is discouraged but we do not have a “bang-bang” rule. Common courtesies are always encouraged and if you wish to offer surrender to your enemy then that’s fine. But it’s also fine if they decline and shoot you.
- Blind-firing is not allowed. You must be looking down the sights of your weapon.
- Please clean up after yourself at the end of your session.
Blaster Safety Rules
In Safe Area
Blaster Condition = Green/Cold
- Your safety is on.
- The magazine has been removed and,
- The blaster is empty.
In Field Area
Blaster Condition = Red/Hot
- Your safety is on.
- A loaded magazine is entered and,
- You may prime your blaster to fire.
General Blaster Rules – At a game
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- Always treat every blaster as if it were loaded.
- Always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.
- Always keep blasters unloaded until ready to shoot.
- Always keep a blaster’s “safety” on until ready to shoot.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
- Always be sure of your target and what is behind it.
- Always check to see if your blaster’s safety is on.
- Always leave your laser sights at home, people’s eyesight is too valuable.
General Blaster Rules – Otherwise
- Do NOT take any blaster out in public in any way.
- Do NOT have any blaster displayed to public in a way that can cause panic.
- Do NOT travel with your gel blaster unless it’s in a closed container or bag.
- DO come to our games and events with your gel blaster and use it to take part in this awesome sport that we all love.
- DO communicate with your neighbours if you’re hoping to use your blasters in your backyard. Education is always best!
- Don’t be a ding-dong.
- Maximum blaster FPS is 300 for outdoor and 250 for CQB (unless it’s No Limits Thursday at CQB or a Members-Only Match).
- Gas Blowbacks not allowed.*
- All-metal blasters, or metal receivers, are not allowed* unless you are a paid Perth GBG Member. Metal internals, metal buffers and metal handguards are still fine and are allowed.
- HPA blasters are not allowed.
* Unless it’s No Limits Thursday at CQB (GBB allowed and no FPS limits).
Safety First, but have FUN!
Please keep in mind that Perth GBG’s rules are for the safety and protection of EVERYONE that loves gelball and for the good of the sport as well. Most importantly we want everyone to come out and have fun in a safe, and legal, environment.
If you have any queries or concerns on the legality of gel blasters in any form, we encourage you to seek professional legal help and we offer no legal advice whatsoever. Please do not ask our advice on these matters as we are not lawyers and will not risk putting our name to legal advice.