About the M3M
What is Paintball?
Competition paintball is a team-based sport, where the object is to eliminate all of the opposing players by "marking" them with paint and hanging a flag at your opponents' end of the field.
Different competitions are available for differing team sizes (ie: 5-Man, 7-Man and even 10-Man teams). M3M events are (obviously) 3-person per team events. Substitute player(s) are permitted for each team, though only 3 may take the field in any game.
Games are played on a flat, (artificial or natural) grassed field measuring 40m long by 20m wide. Inflatable "bunkers" are placed in different formations at each event to provide cover.
Each game is provided a 3 minute time limit. One team must take the centre flag to their opponents' station within the 3 minutes, otherwise the game is ruled a draw.
About the M3M
Since it's first season in 2004, the Moama 3 Man quickly became the most popular 3-Man event in Australia.
The M3M's popularity is due to the great facilities available at it's Moama venue, the low entry fees, great prizes and its overall emphasis on having fun!
The M3M has also proven to be an extremely good way for new players to enter the sport, through its fantastic divisional structure. Lower divisions provide a great introduction for teams with no tournament experience or even paintball experience!
To keep entry fees to a minimum, participating players are asked to also help referee. This encourages players to learn the rules and get a better understanding of how the game works, whilst always having experienced referees on hand to make sure games are officiated correctly.
The on-site Pro Paintball Shop caters for all players' needs at the venue. The store stocks all the gear and equipment a paintball player will need, plus a range of paintballs are for sale.
All M3M events are No BYO paint events. All paint used at an M3M event must be bought on site. Trophies and prizes are given away at each event, as well as to season winners at the end of the year. Prizes are donated by some of the M3M's great sponsors (see our Sponsor Page for more info).
The History of the M3M
The "Pro Paintball Shop 3 Man Series" got it's start in 2004, hosting 4 events over the course of the year. Each event attracted an average of 8 to 10 teams from around Victoria and NSW, all playing in one Open Division. 2005 saw the event expand to 6 rounds, as teams from as far away as Adelaide began to attend, but it wasn't until 2007 that the series, renamed the Moama 3 Man, really caught fire. Round 1 of the 2007 season saw a huge spike in team numbers, as multiple teams from SA, VIC, NSW and ACT made their way to the event. In 2008, the M3M averaged over 27 teams at each round, spread across 4 divisions!
Over a dozen new teams played their first tournaments in both 2007 and 2008, with many rising the ranks to play Div1 and even Open in as early as 2009. The 2009 season also saw some great one-off 5-Man and 7-Man events, which gave the M3M regulars a taste of larger fields and more intense action.
After taking the 2010 season off to recharge, the M3M relaunched in 2011 with a 3 round season that saw many old faces and new faces converge on Moama once again.
To see what the M3M is really all about, check out our video section, you won't be disappointed.
Why should you play the Moama 3 Man?
The M3M is an extremely popular series for a reason. This series offers a host of great features that no other series of its kind can...
- Up to FOUR Sup'Air fields will be playable at each event, which means less waiting around, more games and more playing time!
- Playing fields are well maintained to keep a soft grassy surface.
- Multiple 4500psi fill stations are available around the venue for the easiest access to all players who need to refill in a hurry.
- Tables and chairs are provided in undercover staging areas for all teams to set up their equipment.
- One of Australia's biggest paintball stores, Pro Paintball Shop, is on site, stocking all the latest gear and paints.
- Many experienced players are always on hand to help out and provide advice to newer players.
- Marker techs are on hand for any problems.
- Experienced referees are employed on each playing field.
- Toilets and showers are available on site.
- Events are recorded on high-def film, from which a music video is made after each event, showcasing as many teams and players as possible. Check out our video section for past videos.
All Moama 3 Man and 5 Man events are held at Splat Attack Paintball in Moama, just 2 hours drive from Melbourne. See Contact Us page for maps/directions.
Splat Attack Paintball
594 Old Deniliquin Rd
Moama, NSW, 2731
Ph: 1300 733 333
All Melbourne 3 Man events are held at Campbellfield Indoor Paintball in Melbourne.
Again, see Contact Us page for maps/directions.
Campbellfield Indoor Paintball
1/220 Barry Rd
Campbellfield, VIC, 3061
Ph: (03) 9357 0006
Who can play?
The legal age limit for Moama 3 Man events is 16 years old.
(Persons under 18 must have written consent from a parent/guardian)
The legal age limit for Melbourne 3 Man events is 18 years old.
You do not need a firearms licence as every event is held on a licenced paintball facility. You do not even need your own paintball marker or any paintball gear - everything you need can be hired on-site (see below for more details). Regardless of your paintball experience - from a seasoned pro to someone who has never held a paintball marker - everyone is welcome to participate, as long as you play in the division best suited to your experience level.
The only requirement to play either series is that you be a member of the APA (Australian Paintball Association). Membership is just $36 per year and is open for anyone to join. Please help support paintball in Australia by becoming a member before participating in M3M events.
Go to the APA website to become a member today.
Electronic markers are available, for $50 a day.
If you are attending an upcoming event and would like to hire any gear, please phone or email ahead and let us know so we can have it ready for you.
Phone 1300 733 333 or email info@M3M.com.au
Registering a Team
Registering a team for an upcoming event could not be easier. Just go to our online registration page, fill out the form and pay your entry fee via PayPal. Once that's done, your team is registered and confirmed. All you need to do then is show up!
Please note that if you fill in the team rego form, but do not continue with payment of your registration fee, your team will not be registered. Teams who do not pre-pay their entry-fee prior to the Wednesday before the event (Moama) will be charged a late fee of $30 per player.
Want to play, but don't have a team?
If you would like to play an upcoming event, but don't have a team, please send an email to us at info@M3M.com.au with your Name, Phone Number, event you'd like to play and division you'd be best suited to. We will do our best to place you with a team. You aren't the only one that needs a team, trust us!
Have we left anything out? If you have a question that's not answered here, please send us an email or give us a call.
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