Paintballers hit the bush for the 2020 Yarra Classic tournament at Action Paintball Games

Action Paintball Games Yarramundi will be holding their third annual Yarra Classic 10-Man Mechanical Paintball Tournament this Saturday, July 4.

The event will see old-school rules used, with 10 men per team and will see mechanical markers in use, which can achieve a rate of fire of up to 13bps.

Competition: Action Paintball Games Yarramundi will hold their third annual Yarra Classic 10-Man Mechanical Paintball Tournament. Picture: Aaron Brown.

Competition: Action Paintball Games Yarramundi will hold their third annual Yarra Classic 10-Man Mechanical Paintball Tournament. Picture: Aaron Brown.

To keep the event playable by a lot of the newer players, they can shoot an electronic marker, however it has to be capped at 5.5 bps.

"The Yarra Classic runs on the old-school paintball rules of yester-year in the Bush and on Australia's Hyperball field, similar to those that were played on in the 90's," said Action Paintball's Nathan Jones.

The format is capture the flag, with a flag at each end of the field and the opposing teams have to return the flag to their start gate to get the win.

Points will be awarded for; eliminating an opposing player (two points), players not being eliminated at the end of the game (one point), grabbing the flag first (20 points) and returning the flag to your starting position (50 points).

The tournament will feature six teams; Swat Recon, The Oldballz, Penguin Squad, Eskimo Brothers, Bushpigs and Wicked Assassins, who are battling it out for the Tim Montressor Memorial Shield.

There will be players traveling from as far away as Dubbo and Queensland for their chance at glory.

The Yarra Classic enters it's third straight year and comes just one month after Action Paintball made it's return post the COVID-19 shutdown in March.

The Yarra Classic 10-Man Mechanical Paintball Tournament will be held at Action Paintball Games' Yarramundi location on Saturday, July 4, with the first match beginning at 9am.

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