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    World Finals BAR (a.k.a Beer) Pong Tournament Rules

    Yes, we have made a few changes to the rules, if you don’t like it, don’t play. Male, female and coed teams are welcome. Everyone will be playing by the same rules, if you lose show some dignity and respect for the other players.

    party flyer-1-exampleYou just drank on someone else’s tab, you lost nothing but a game……and bragging rights, money, maybe the little honey on your arm to the other team; who destroyed you….Damn, better go home and cry yourself to sleep.

    Set Up
    Arrange 6 (standard SOLO cups) cups in a pyramid-like formation as the diagram shows on each side of a table (usually about 8ft long is standard). Fill each cup with the desired amount of beer (or other alcohol or even water if you so choose).

    Traditionally two 12oz beers are used to fill all ten cups, but we will be using water because drinking dirty ball beer is nasty. No worries, we will be serving all players as much beer as you want during game play (until you’re eliminated).

    beer_pong_mannersGeneral Gameplay
    If you’re completely clueless and never played before: Beer Pong is generally played by teams of two in which each team takes turn throwing a ping pong ball into the other team’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup. If both teammates hit cups, the balls are rolled back and they get to shoot again. The team that successfully hits all of the opponent’s cups wins the game.

    Since there are a vast amount of variation on the game, it is good to quickly go over things like racks and bouncing/swatting before the game begins.

    Winner of the game typically stays on the table and awaits next challenger. A list is generally formed to keep track of who is next to play.

    Deciding who goes first
    If it is the first game of the night, the first shot is normally decided by “Eyes.” This is when a player from each team shoots the ball while maintaining eye contact with their opponent throughout their shot. This can take forever sometime, so to speed things up, we are going to flip a coin.

    beer pongWrists Rule
    A wrists rule is in effect, players must keep their wrists behind the edge of the table. Breaking this rule results in the shot not counting. If the shot is made, the infracting player may step back and re-shoot the ball. This tends to be the most argued-over rule in Beer Pong, due to the fact that it is sometimes difficult to determine if the elbow / wrist does indeed cross the plane of the table Yes, Females have to abide by this rule as well.

    Re-Racking You get “ONE” Re-rack only, at “ANY TIME”. If requested, Last cup may always be pulled back and centered
    Bouncing / Swatting Not in this tourney “Bouncing is for bitches” , Don’t like it, don’t play…..

    Fixing Cups
    At any time in the game, a player may ask for the cups to be fixed. This is not to get confused with racking. This is simply putting the cups back to where they would have been had they not slid or been knocked out of position..

    Fingering / Blowing
    NOPE, not happening……maybe in the bathroom, or that dark corner, but we know nothing about that. It will be on YouTube later though.

    beer pong2Bitch Cup / Death Cup
    We are using water, rule does not apply.

    On Table Rollbacks
    After shooting if the ball rolls back to the shooter without hitting the floor (you may also grab it mid-air), they can shoot it again behind the back. The shot counts as one cup if made.

    NBA Jams On Fire Rule
    After a player hits two cups in a row, he can call “heating up.” If he makes his third shot he can announce that he’s on fire and he shoots until he misses. If the player fails to announce that he’s heating up he cannot call on fire.

    Island / Solo / Iso / Lonely Cup
    This rule has many different aliases, but the concept is the same. Each player once per game can call a specific cup if it is not touching any other cup (singled out due to surrounding cups being hit, not from the cup sliding away from the other cups on a wet table).

    If the called cup is hit, the defending team pulls the hit cup along with an additional cup of their choosing. If the shooter calls a specific cup and hits another, the ball is pulled out and the unintentionally hit cup remains on the table.

    After the last cup is hit each player from the losing team has a chance to hit the remaining cups. Each player shoots until they miss, the order in which this is done does not matter. If there are racks left over they may be used now.

    Once both players miss and there are remaining cups, the game is over. If the players manage to hit all remaining cups the game goes into a 3 cup overtime.

    Three cups are placed back into a triangle shape and the would-have-been winners shoot first. There are no re-racks permitted on overtime, however the last cup may be pulled back / centered.

    beer pongTournament
    This is a bracket style tournament. If you win the first game then your team will move on to the next round. If you are not at the table when your game starts (round two will start when winning teams in the same bracket have finished their previous game) you will be disqualified and the other team will move on.

    We will give you 3 minutes to get to the table so make sure you’re in the area. The winning team from each round will move on to the next round. Final table will play for at least $500 and 2nd place will receive $250.

    A BIG “THANK YOU” to ‪#‎Blowsion‬ ‪#‎LiquidMilitia‬ ‪#‎HotProducts‬ ‪#‎Proridermagazine‬ For their contributions, which is allowing us to put this on. We greatly appreciate the relationships with have with these companies, if not for them it would be possible. Remember to support those who support the sport!!!!!



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