UNITED PAINTBALL FEDERATION
Paintball Asia League Series
The PALS(Paintball-Asia League Series) is pleased to announce our participation in the first worldwide paintball organization, the UPBF
(United Paintball Federation).
We pledge to undertake our participation in the most serious manner and are proud to be considered worthy.
What is the UPBF?
The UPBF is simply the unification of national federations and tournament series in order to have a representing organizational paintball body.
This body was created to deal with official sports organization such as the Olympic Games, National Organizations, etc. It was also formed to have communal paintball rules, refereeing, ID systems, etc.
Some of the UPBF objectives are:
To improve the game of paintball continuously and promote it globally in the light of unifying educational, cultural and humanitarian values
particularly through youth and development programs.
To draw up regulations (Rules, Refereeing, Disciplinary, Players statues…) and provisions and ensure their enforcement.
To prevent all methods or practices which might jeopardize the integrity of matches or competitions or give rise to the abuse of paintball
How does it work?
The UPBF is consists of confederations and national associations and has an administration which is supported by different committees under the control of the Executive Committee.
The confederations are the umbrella organizations of the national paintball associations on each continent. Each one provides support to
UPBF without encroaching on the rights of the national associations. In fact, the confederations actually raise the profile of paintball further by
staging their own competitions at the club and international level and through a range of other activities.
APBF: (American Paintball Federation) Operate in North and Central America and the Caribbean with series like PSP, CFOA.
EPBF: (European Paintball Federation) Operate in Western and Eastern Europe with series like Millennium, Centurio.
APPBF: (Asian-Pacific Paintball federation) operate in Asia and Pacific with series like PALS.
SAPBF: (South American Paintball Federation) operate in South America with series like the CSP.
AFPBF: (African Paintball Federation) operate in Africa.
UPBF supports the associations logistically through various programs and grants them a number of attractive rights and privileges. As
representatives of UPBF in their countries, these associations also have obligations. They must respect the statutes, aims and ideals of paintball’s governing body and promote and manage our sport accordingly.
The UPBF consists of several committees and 2 legislative bodies, the disciplinary committee and the appeal committee. The committees play a critical role making decisions on the organization of tournaments and the development of paintball in general. Decisions made by the committees are ratified by the Executive Committee; effectively UPBF's board of directors. The Executive Committee is composed of the UPBF President (who chairs the committee), 4 vice-presidents, 14 members, one observer and the UPBF General Secretary, who takes part ex-officio in all committee meetings.
Several Committees and Judicial Bodies
Technical and development committee
Players’ statues committee
Organizing committee for the Intercontinental Cup and World Cup championship
Sports Medical committee
Executive committee consists of 19 members:
1 president elected
4 vice presidents appointed by confederations and associations
14 members appointed by confederations and associations
The confederations are apportioned the following places:
North America (APBF): vice-president: 1 Members: 5
Europe (EPBF): vice-president: 1 Members: 5
Pacific-Asia (APPBF): vice-president: 1 Members: 1
South America (SAPBF): vice-president: 1 Members: 1
Africa (AFPBF); vice-president: 1 Members: 1
The administration is carried out by the General Secretariat. At its head is the UPBF General Secretary, who is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Executive Committee.
The General Secretary is also responsible for UPBF’s finances, international relations, the organization of the UPBF World Cup™, and other UPBF paintball competitions.
The General Secretariat is comprised of divisions dealing with development, competitions, paintball administration, finance, business,
personnel, services and communications.
How can I be part of it?
If you are a player within a UPBF supporting league or federation, you will automatically become a member thanks to your player ID. You will
be able to play with the same ID card everywhere in the world as long as the event or series is a part of the UPBF.
If you are a national association (federation) you will have to contact your confederation.
If you are a manufacturer you will be able to contact the Manufacturer committee.
Contacts will soon be available on the official website at www.upbf.com