Marx on a Mission. (A Recap of the Domination at the Utah $5k and Seattle $5k)

The first two weekends out west in August had two $5K pong tournaments on the schedule. The first was hosted by SLC Pong and was played at Sandy Station in Sandy, Utah. The second was hosted the following weekend by NWBP at Aston Manor in Seattle, Washington.

Rewind to a few days prior when OGP came out with their player ballot rankings.

(http://www.bpong.com/2015/07/ocean-grown-pong-wants-to-know-your-top-15-players/)

The most recent results of the polls did not sit too well with Arizona ponger and founder of Pongstars (Pongstars.net), Brandon Marx.

St. Louis ponger, Ross Hampton, was slated atop the list and was seemingly settling into a comfortable lead for that top spot. It’s hard to argue against someone whose resume is as accomplished as his with multiple major/mid-major victories and countless bid wins to his name.

However, Marx set out to these tournaments with the intentions of turning that potential argument into a difficult one.

His first stop was Sandy Station at the SLC $5k in Utah where he dominated the competition. Marx finished 1st and 3rd in the Kickoff tournament on Friday night, winning it with Utah ponger, Cody Castle, against a pair of Las Vegas players, Justin Spurrier and James Tripp. California ponger Mark Pimentel picked up the 3rd place nod with Marx.

This wouldn’t be the last check “Marky Marx” cashed that weekend as the duo took down the Main Event in the following days. Marx and Pimentel went head to head with Minnesota (Wisconsin) ponger Kyle Eller and another California ponger Josh Schwent to pick up the victory.

All familiar names would round out the top 3 spots of the singles tournament on Saturday night, as Justin Spurrier came out on top with Kyle Eller and Mark Pimentel hot on his heels.

SLC Pong's $5k Singles Champions

SLC Pong’s $5k Singles Champions

SLC Pong's $5k Main Event Winners

SLC Pong’s $5k Main Event Winners

SLC Pong's $5k Kick-off Tournament Winners

SLC Pong’s $5k Kick-off Tournament Winners

Coming off multiple wins in Utah and seeing another $5k tournament in Seattle as an opportunity to carry on towards his mission of proving he’s the best in the game right now, Marx boarded a plane to Washington.

Since his decision to play was last minute, Marx needed a World Series of Beer Pong XI Satellite Tournament partner when he arrived and picked up a rookie Seattle ponger, Michael Williams.

A Satellite Bid win here would seemingly be a difficult one as Ross Hampton had paired up with Marx’s Main Event partner for the Satellite tournament, former WSOBP singles champion, Brad Mosdell.

The two teams met in the finals and had already seen each other early on in the bracket. Hampton/Mosdell needed to win 2 games against Marx/Williams to take home the bids. Both teams shot lights out through multiple OT’s but Marx/Williams prevailed, qualifying themselves for next summer’s World Series of Beer Pong XI Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Westgate Resort & Casino.

Seattle $5k WSOBP XI Satellite Tournament Winners

Seattle $5k WSOBP XI Satellite Tournament Winners

The singles tournament was next on the schedule and it told more of the same story. Ross and Marx were squaring off in the finals for the 2nd time. The series was nothing short of expectations as both players shot phenomenally. However, Marx once again came out on top.

Seattle $5k Singles Winners

Seattle $5k Singles Winners

The Main Event of the weekend had reunited a pair of players who once hoisted the WSOBP $50,000 Grand Prize check together. (Something Marx has yet to have the pleasure of doing.) Former St. Louis native Matt White had recently relocated to Seattle, leaving little opportunity for him and his former battery mate Ross Hampton to Seek n’ Destroy as many tournaments as they use to. The two took the top-seed in preliminary play.

The duo made a run through the playoff bracket and got to the finals to once again create a Hampton/Marx championship. Marx, now teamed up with Canadian ponger Brad Mosdell, was looking to sweep the entire event with a victory. Having only missed a handful of shots in 2 games as a team, North meets South (Marx/Mosdell) secured the Seattle $5k Main Event.

Seemingly, Marx’s mission was complete. He was overtaken in the player voting polls by who is widely considered the best player on the planet (Ross Hampton) and set out to prove he is the better player. He couldn’t have asked for any more opportunities to prove it, as they met on the final table of every tournament over the weekend and he capitalized – winning all of them!

Seattle $5k Main Event Winners

Seattle $5k Main Event Winners

Congratulations to all the pongers who shot well enough in either of these events to take home some cash!

Distraction Technique: The Pistol Pointer

Thanks a lot, Manus Shannon! If you haven’t heard, a few weeks back Manus was arrested after a heated game of beer pong at a party on Chicago’s south side.

Manus attempted the good ol’ classic distraction of pulling out your pistol and pointing it at your opponent’s face to try and get them to miss. Now, while this move is obviously practiced on a regular basis (sense our sarcasm?), Manus had to ruin it for all of us by actually shooting his opponent.

Props to Manus for hitting the kid in the finger, which essentially guarantees he’ll win since his opponent can no longer pick up the ball; however, he also lodged that slug in some unfortunate gentleman’s shoulder, who was just sitting behind the table texting, waiting his turn at the table.

This is likely the reason Sig Sauer yanked their Best of the Midwest VI sponsorship for the big, upcoming Chicago pong event in September. The sponsorship would have given all participants a free gun at the door with paid entry. I thought by this point, the rules on using a gun in your defensive strategy were clear cut. If you are going to fire your gun for distraction purposes, you should discharge it blindly, straight up into the air.

If you haven’t detected the sarcasm in this satire piece, this is clearly a joke. OBVIOUSLY, if you are playing a little pong, professionally or at a party, DON’T PULL OUT A GUN in an attempt to create a miss.

I do feel slightly bad for the guy, seeing as he does have a permit to own, carry and conceal a gun, so at least the weapon was legal. However, Manus still is facing charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and, last we heard, he was being held on a $100,000 bond.

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An even crazier side to this story is that Manus’s arresting officer has actually played in 9 out of 10 World Series of Beer Pong Main Events! How amusing would it be to see that local CPD Officer team up with Manus at the World Series of Beer Pong XI?! Seems like the ultimate web redemption to me. #TOSH.O

Of course, that’s pending the approval of his long-time teammate lending his talents to Manus. Team “MANBEARBIG” put up one of their best World Series of Beer Pong runs at WSOBP IX, propelling themselves into the playoff bracket on Day 3 with an 11-1 record.

For more information about The World Series of Beer Pong, visit www.bpong.com/wsobp/.

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Cited article:

http://www.vice.com/read/some-guy-tried-to-distract-his-beer-pong-opponent-with-a-gun-and-accidentally-shot-two-people-vgtrn-015?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Ocean Grown Pong Wants to Know Your Top 15 Players

We have all taken part in heated discussions on which players are currently the best in the world at any given time. There are arguably 100’s of players you could denote as world class players but few can claim a unanimous vote to be dubbed as one of the top players on the planet.

Our friends over at Ocean Grown Pong (OGP) have recently opened up a player voting poll to track and organize this discussion. Similar to any All-Star voting ballot or post-season player award that recognizes individual accomplishments over a given season, OGP’s voting poll allows players and fans alike to voice their opinion on who should be honored with the distinction of being listed as an active top 15 player.

OGP’s vision is not to compile a sole list but to update the list quarterly in order to consider recent player achievements.

Voting is easy. All you need to do is visit the voting poll on OGP’s website, which can be found here; (http://www.oceangrownpong.com/#!voting-poll/cvo9) and provide your name, email address and write-in who you think the top 15 players are! Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is submit your form and your vote will be counted!

Polls are open now. Vote early, vote often!

How many players from your state do you think will make the cut? Do you think you deserve to be on this list?

For more information on competitive beer pong, please shoot us an email at lastcup@bpong.com and we’ll tell you how to get your chance to win $50,000 at The World Series of Beer Pong XI!

SLC Pong’s $5000 Summer Beer Pong Championship Preview

Friday, July 31st, 2015 will kick off SLC Pong’s $5000 Summer Beer Pong Championship at Sandy Station nightclub and event center in Sandy, Utah!

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2v2 Kick-off Tournament:
The 2v2 Kick-off tournament will start the festivities at 7:00pm on Friday night. The tournament will feature a double-bracket, double-elimination format. In other words, you can enter into two separate brackets with two different partners. Each bracket will advance a winner into the championship series. The outcome of that series will dictate who takes home the win.

Main Event:
Saturday, August 1st will open registration/check-in at 11:00am. If you have pre-registered for the event, which can be done here, you must check-in by 12:15pm. If you have yet to register for the tournament, you may walk in the day of the tournament and register to participate up until 12:30pm.

Preliminary play will start at 1:00pm and teams will complete between 6 and 8 games that will seed them in the playoff bracket of the Main Event the following day.

Sunday, August 2nd will host the top 32 teams from preliminary play based on teams overall record and cup differential (how many cumulative cups you won/lost by). The final 32 teams will be split into two 16 team brackets. Each bracket will advance a winner to the SLC Pong $5000 Summer Beer Pong Main Event Championship! Those two teams will play a best-of-3 series to crown a champion!

First place will take home a cool $2925 for their efforts. Second and third place won’t be left totally disappointed, as those teams will be compensated $1350 and $425 respectively. On top of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes, the best overall record, the best cup differential, the highest seeded ladies team, as well as the highest seeded co-ed team during preliminary play will also be rewarded with $75 each for their finishes!

Coors Light and Rockstar energy will be sponsoring the event and contributing to the prize pool, marketing efforts and making sure SLC’s players get to play on some slick tables this year!

Check back with the BPONG blog next week for a recap of the all the action that goes down in Sandy, Utah this weekend!

For more information about SLC’s $5000 Summer Beer Pong Championships (like how to qualify to play for free!), please visit their webpage at www.slcpong.com.

Having trouble finding a partner to win easy money with? Check out the Official SLC $5000 Summer Beer Pong Championship event page on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/events/1089483367748101/)

What’s in a Name? Beyond “Beer” Pong

We here at BPONG listen to our players and do the best we can to accommodate requests and implement quality ideas to our daily operations. Often, players use comparisons to other professional sporting leagues/organizations during discussions that periodically are responsible for generating some of those quality ideas.

One such comparison that happens to differ between BPONG and our “slightly” more experienced cohorts is the developmental programs that are available for players to participate in before taking their game to the next level.

Rooted in little league ball diamonds, pee-wee football fields and 7-foot basketball hoops; youth athletic programming is alive and well across the country; helping future athletes learn the basics of their favorite sports! Beyond that, those who fall in love continue to play throughout the various levels of high school and college athletics. Yet, this still is not the last stop (for some) before getting the opportunity to make a name for themselves within their sports professional circuit. Minor leagues, Developmental leagues, Scout leagues, Independent leagues, amongst various others are all also a part of the process, beyond the college athletic years, when pursuing a professional career for a lot of the athletes we admire in today’s games.

Obviously, BPONG has yet to break into the wide world of youth athletics and probably is still quite some time away from doing so. (Maybe not? Check out these little guys knocking down some cups.)

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However, the disparity gap between implementing similar high school and college programming may not be as far off as it may seem.

(For those of you who are not aware, we here in the big leagues play with water in our game cups and DO NOT require ANY liquid consumption of ANY kind within our official tournament rules for a plethora of reasons. We like to have a whole lot of fun, create life-long friendships, fierce competition and win prizes/money!! So we thought we could sacrifice dumping beer down our gullets every time someone makes a shot in order to be able do that. (Legally, responsibly and sanitarily.) Though we definitely won’t discourage our of age players from responsibly enjoying a couple cold ones if they are available.)

In any case, these rules open up the potential for players under the age of 21 to enjoy the game we all love to play within a controlled environment. It gives parents and university recreational programs alike, a unique opportunity to extend a desirable “taboo” social experience onto younger generations without having to worry about any negative repercussions. The most positive aspect of this unique experience is unveiling an alternative way to play the game that has a greater participation substance established, in place of playing to get drunk. In theory, we hope this will help deter underage players from giving into the temptation to play “the real way” (that they will undoubtedly eventually get exposed to) and subjecting themselves to a situation that could potentially harm their future.

Around the country we have affiliated associations and organizations that offer these types of accommodations to interested groups. Hailing from Michigan, the Founder and CEO of Beer Pongers Anonymous (BPA), Joey Irimescu, is a sparkling example of just how family friendly our sport can be! While BPA offers a variety of public events on a weekly basis throughout the state, BPA also caters to private and corporate parties. A huge hit for BPA has been high school graduation parties!

Check out these youngsters putting on a show on the final table of a BPA graduation event!

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(Notice the water in the cups, the complete absence of any alcohol whatsoever and just how much fun the entire group is having!)

If you are in the Michigan area and would like more information about BPA, please visit their website at www.beerpongersanonymous.com/. Also, make sure you check out BPA on Facebook and Instagram! To connect with BPA directly to book an event: Email – beerpongersanonymous@yahoo.com

If you are outside of the Michigan area and are interested in hosting a private, corporate or public event, drop us a line (Lastcup@bpong.com) and we’ll get you taken care of!

The First-Ever European Series of Beer Pong

ESOBP IThis past 4th of July weekend, while we here in America were celebrating our freedom with fireworks, recreational pong games, and more, our friends over in Munich, Germany, were hard at work as 144 teams from 14 countries battled it out at the very first European Series of Beer Pong (ESOBP)!

The ESOBP prize included: ultimate respect, a badass title belt and a trip to the United States to compete for $50,000 at The World Series of Beer Pong XI (July 6-10, 2016), inside the brand new event space at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

With nearly 300 participants in the building, hours of play ensued and eventually “Cup & Cupper,” Kevin Keenan and Christoph Vogel, toppled “MAC,” Michl Neubauer and Christian Rudat, for the European crown. Although the game went into overtime, in the end “Cup & Cupper” proved to be too much for “MAC” as they knocked down 3 straight cups to etch their name in the first chapters of the ESOBP history book!

The European Series of Beer Pong's First-Ever Champions: “Cup & Cupper” - Kevin Keenan and Christoph Vogel

The European Series of Beer Pong’s First-Ever Champions: “Cup & Cupper” – Kevin Keenan and Christoph Vogel

(It’s hard to believe it was 10 years ago when BPONG crowned their first-ever World Series of Beer Pong Champions, ironically named “Team France.” Kudos to the original kings of pong, Nick Velissaris and Jason Coben. Check out this last known photo of the original “big check” before it infamously became a casualty of infinite cameras.)

WSOBP I Winners: Nick Velissaris and Jason Coben

WSOBP I Winners: Nick Velissaris and Jason Coben

If you want to be really impressed, check out the video of the championship game of the ESOBP here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HbnEhQIr8g&feature=youtu.be

Watch out boys, these kids are good! Our current WSOBP Champs from New Jersey (“Pity the Fool” – Mike Vit and Kris Fraser) might be in a run for their money if they plan on returning to try and became just the 2nd team in WSOBP history to win back-to-back WSOBP Championship titles. (The first team to etch their names in the repeat champions list was, of course, “Smashing Time” – Mike Pop and Ron Hamilton.)

BPONG can’t wait to welcome “Cup & Cupper” to The World Series of Beer Pong XI! Will “Cup & Cupper” be our first-ever international champions?!

A New Group of Players Dominate at the Indiana State Beer Pong Championships

This past weekend, The 2015 Indiana State Beer Pong Championships took place at Score’s Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Indiana.

A few weeks back we took a look at the history of The Indiana State Beer Pong Championships and contemplated what kind of drama would unfold during the 5th anniversary of the annual event.

Southern Indiana Beer Pong (SINBP) did not disappoint and put on a dynamic event that eventually crowned brand new Indiana State Beer Pong Champions!

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A Recap of the Main Event:

2015 Indiana State Beer Pong Champions: Gian Sutton & Jermaine Anderson

2015 Indiana State Beer Pong Champions: Gian Sutton & Jermaine Anderson

The first bracket of the Main Event… (A double-bracket tournament format allowed players to pair with a different partner in 2-separate brackets that are a part of the same tournament. The winners from each bracket meet to play for the tournament finals.) …drew first blood in the drama department. Three-time champion Braden Nading had paired off with an up and coming Indiana shooter, Paul Dausman, for his first bracket run.

Nading/Dausman squared off against the King Seed (Jermaine Anderson and Henry Lee) in the first bracket final. Facing bracket elimination with a single loss, Nading/Dausman rose to the occasion and double-dipped (won 2 games) against Anderson/Lee for the bracket win.

Nading was seemingly sitting pretty to take home his 4th straight Indiana State Championship, as he had already secured a spot in the finals and had yet to even play the bracket with his partner who he had claimed 3 straight titles with.

However, a pair of unmentioned duos leading up the Indy state tournament had other ideas. Chip Dowden & Tyler Rogge, as well as, Andrew Metzger & Brent DeMateo teamed up for the pair of wins that was needed to dethrone the 3-time reigning champions.

Frustration had clearly set in for the defending champs as Nading eventually resorted to bouncing deep into their final game while facing elimination. This did not sit well with Bacon, the two began to argue and the most dominate team in the history of the tournament were put to sleep by Chip Dowden and Tyler Rogge. Bacon and Nading seemed to carry tension for the remainder of the event.

Metzger & DeMateo found themselves sitting in the King Seed of the second bracket. Jermaine Anderson & Gian Sutton were the challengers and needed back-to-back wins against Metzger & DeMateo to advance to the finals.

Yet again, the underdogs stepped up and Anderson/Sutton fought their way into the Indiana State Beer Pong Championship Finals, winning consecutive games against the King Seed of the second bracket.

Waiting for Jermaine and Gian was still the 3-time reigning champ, Braden Nading, as he and Paul Dausman had eliminated Jermaine and Henry Lee from the King Seed of the first bracket to move into the Indiana State Beer Pong Championship Finals.

Highlighting 4 of the top players in Indiana, the finals showed the rest of the Midwest what kind of firepower Indiana is bringing to BOMW VI., this September. Perhaps hot off of the back to back wins in the 2nd bracket final, Jermaine and Gian rolled over Nading/Dausman, etching their name into the Indiana State Beer Pong history books along the way.

Check out the Top 5 Main Event finishers!

1st – Jermaine Anderson & Gian Sutton
2nd – Paul Dausman & Braden Nading
3rd – Jermaine Anderson & Henry Lee
4th – Andrew Metzger & Brent DeMateo
5th – Jordan Beebe & Tara Herr
5th – Jordan Beebe & Richard Herr

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A Recap of the Singles Tournament:

2015 Indiana State Beer Pong Championships Singles Champion: Gian Sutton

2015 Indiana State Beer Pong Championships Singles Champion: Gian Sutton

The singles tournament ended up with an interesting story line considering the outcome of the Main Event.

Jermaine Anderson found himself in the King Seed of the singles tournament. He watched his newly crowned champion teammate (Gian Sutton) once again square off against the now former champion (Braden Nading) to determine who would eventually advance to the finals to face Anderson. After Gian toppled Nading, he stepped to the table against Jordan Beebe. This game was arguably the best of the weekend having gone into multiple overtimes before a winner was established.

Gian came out victorious, of which, set up a singles match-up between the now definable, top two beer pong players in the state of Indiana. The partners were clearly fighting for the win but were having a ton of fun doing it, as this entire event shined a huge light on their “Wolf Pac.” Gian put together back-to-back wins against Jermaine to take the singles crown.

Check out the Top 5 Singles finishers!

1st – Gian Sutton
2nd – Jermaine Anderson
3rd – Jordan Beebe
4th – Braden Nading
5th – Tara Herr (Top Female)
5th – Josh Morrow

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Compiling a composite score from all the tournaments each player participated in over the weekend at the Indiana State Beer Pong Championships, a statistical rank is generated based on overall record and cup differential.

Check out the Top Ten Players from The Indiana State Beer Pong Championships!

OVERALL STATS: (Wins-Losses / Cup differential)

  1. Gian Sutton 19-7 / (+38)
  2. Jermaine Anderson 17-8 / (+33)
  3. Braden Nading 16-7 / (+31)
  4. Paul Dausman 12-9 / (+22)
  5. Jordan Beebe 12-8 / (+16)
  6. Josh Morrow 11-8 / (+15)
  7. Tyler Rogge 11-8 / (+5)
  8. Andrew Metzger 11-8 / (-2)
  9. Tara Herr 9-8 / (-2)
  10. Richard Herr 8 – 8 / (+21)

Are You Too Old to Play Beer Pong?

Recently, Susan Bonifant of the Washington Post wrote a piece on her first experience playing beer pong with her college junior son on a North Carolina campus during a “snowpocalypse” party, of which, cancelled all classes.

Article: (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/05/27/what-i-learned-playing-beer-pong-with-my-son-at-college/ )

Without knowing it, Susan perfectly outlined so many details of what makes the sport of professional pong and the beer pong community such an incredible and unique family to be a part of.

A revelation took place within Susan in regards to her perspective on what it means to be “old”. This phenomenon is not a new concept for us here at BPONG.COM. Fortunately, for us and some of our players/organizers, we’ve got the pleasure to watch this exact scenario play out at various tournaments across the country, including at The World Series of Beer Pong itself!

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An extremely rare feature within the sports world that professional pong can proudly claim is that player participation limitations are ageless. Meaning, the physical demand that eventually claims the ability it takes to play most any competitive sport does not exist within “beer” pong. Hence, how an individual that may view themselves as “old” can experience the adrenaline rush that drives a youthful competitive spirit.

Whether this experience is a revival of a former athlete or a brand new emotional high for someone who has never had the opportunity to feel the satisfaction of conquering another team in any sort of organized competitive fashion, beer pong can be a fun rush. The thirst that’s quenched after being able to feel that competitive spirit many had no choice but to leave in their high school/college locker is often so fulfilling. It’s difficult to not be able to blatantly see the youthful joy on a player’s face.

The thrill of learning, growing, and succeeding in new experiences is more commonly prevalent in any particular individuals youth versus the years spent rhythmically succeeding within the niche career they’ve chosen. Beer pong has proven, time and again, to disrupt that rhythm for pre-millennial generations. It provides a unique platform to connect with later generations, often stemming from one’s own children getting their first opportunity to teach their parents something, as was the case with Susan.

Though professional beer pong tournaments tend to be competitive, success is enjoyed and measured on many different levels that make the game enjoyable for all ages, regardless of where you ultimately place in any given tournament. For the mother competing in her first game with her son surrounded by a flock of his closest bros at a “snowpocalypse” party, a single made shot seemingly fields a similar reaction to a rowdy group of friends watching their buddy cash in on a $50,000 check after finally taking down that World Series of Beer Pong title, after nearly a decade of efforts.

So, in our opinion, and as Susan has discovered, you are never too old to play a little beer pong.

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Susan also obliviously provided us here in the pong big leagues a quality scouting report of how our future stars are developing on college campuses across the country! Look at you guys being all responsible and using water in your game cups. (Please, always drink responsibly.)

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You guys were also giving parents tips on following through using your wrist!! Looks like the young guns have ditched the heave and are figuring out some shot mechanics before gracing a BPONG table at an official tournament; impressive, gentlemen.

Your mother was just one small detail away from filling me with so much pride that I would have been so overwhelmed, I likely would have had to hop a flight to North Carolina and personally ran a WSOBP XI. Satellite tournament myself for that campus!

Leaving me only one final piece of advice for her if she ever does enter the professional circuit – lean or get leaned on, Susan.

There’s No 50/50 Chance In Beer Pong

According to AskMen.com, there’s only a 40% chance you’ll sink that cup!
Player ShootingAhh…, statistics in beer pong. These are definitely something we here at BPONG.COM have put a lot of thought into how to regulate and track.

Although, a cohesive system has yet to be perfected that accurately tracks and maintains player’s statistics from all the BPONG tournaments that people participate in around the country; we as a community, have done more than our fair share of projecting our own and our opponent’s shooting percentages.

The term “hundo” is thrown around by players pretty casually, though, most “hundo’s” seem to have a bit of a Reap-like smell to them.

(For those of you who might be lost, “hundo” is a reference to shooting 100% in a beer pong game. “Reap-hundo” is a term players use to reference a player claiming to have shot 100% in a game but had actually missed shots during that game.)

Even considering that the majority of the claims at shooting 100% in a game are likely inaccurate, there are players who do achieve this feat on a semi-regular basis, especially within the professional pong circuit. However, perfect games are not the only thing that seems to get exaggerated from time to time; players also tend to forget a good handful of misses when manually calculating a tournament shooting percentage estimate. Until a platform to track, record and store shot-for-shot statistics in pong is developed, we can only take our best guess at how well we actually shoot in any particular tournament.

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Ian Lang of askmen.com and mathematician Dominic Spadacene break it down by the numbers, of which, will likely bring some of your self-shooting percentage projections back down to earth.

Article: (http://www.askmen.com/news/entertainment/the-real-odds-of-making-a-beer-pong-shot.html)

Dominic uses geometry to calculate the actual likelihood of a ball landing in a cup when a pong ball is thrown in the direction of the cups.

The mathematician’s formula never gives a player more than a 40% chance of making a shot, even with a full 10-rack set up! A clean shot (doesn’t hit the rim and bounce in), is projected to happen about 27% of the time. (Note: These calculations were NOT done with Official BPONG cups. Considering the smaller dimensions of BPONG cups vs. general party cups, these percentages likely would be even less if calculated on Official BPONG cups!)

Obviously, this does not account for the skills that a professional pong player possesses, but it does reveal an origin for performance evaluation. Now if we could only talk John Brenkus into considering all the other variables of a pro ponger’s shot to really get a good idea on just how well someone could actually shoot over the course of an entire tournament!

What do you think your lifetime tournament shooting percentage is?

A New Champion Arises at the “Best of The West”

Late Sunday night concluded the 2015 “Best of the West” Pong Championships. If you haven’t been following the action, here’s a recap: This past Friday, June 5th, started the festivities with a $2,000 kick-off tournament, in which Brandon Marx (AZ) and Mark Pimentel (CA) clenched the title for the second consecutive year.  Read more about their win here.

On to the Main Event:

Prelims began on Saturday, June 6th, and told another tale of Marx as Arizona led the way with a (22-8, +50) record to secure the number 1 seed heading into the playoff bracket on Day 3. However, the Vegas squad foreshadowed Day 3 drama pulling in right behind the AZ squad with a (20-10, +45) record.

Day 3 produced an upset in the 2nd round when the Ocean Grown Pong squad knocked off the reigning 4-time BOW champion Nor Cal team. The San Diego Kingz, led by Mark Pimentel, put down former WSOBP Champion Byron Findley’s new Californian team in the 2nd round to set up a semi-final match-up against the Las Vegas Kick Rocks team. The Arizona squad eventually sent the OGP team into the 3rd place game from the semi-final match-up that ensued following their upset of Nor Cal.

The Vegas boys prevailed against Pimentel’s San Diego Kingz, which put them in a position to win Las Vegas’s first BOW title upon defeating Arizona.

The Arizona men looked to be the favorite after 4 rounds of finals play (best of 25), leading the Las Vegas team 11-9 going into the final round; needing just 2 more wins to secure the 2015 Best Of The West Championship. Arizona took game 1 in the last round of play and it seemed inevitable that AZ would be claiming both the Men’s and Women’s titles. However, the Vegas squad had other ideas as they fought back to secure the next 3 games to set up a decisive game 5 (or 25) for all the marbles!

Dante Yell & Mike Wan (Vegas) vs. TJ Robinson & Vance Anzaldua (Arizona). Its triple OT and Arizona must rebuttal 2 cups in order to force a fourth overtime. Vance Anzaldua knocks down the two-rack to give his teammate an opportunity to keep the game alive. Robinson’s shot falls short along with Arizona’s title hopes.

Congratulations to the 2015 Best Of The West Main Event Champions:

Las Vegas Kick Rocks!

2015 Best Of The West Champions: Las Vegas Kick Rocks

2015 Best Of The West Champions: Las Vegas Kick Rocks

Players Include: Rickey Shepard (Captain), Justin Spurrier, Mike Wan, Brandon Herbert, Sam Henshaw, Curtis Armistead, Travis Parnell, Dante Yell, Ethan Wald, and Henry Pham

BOW ladies:

The Arizona ladies squad also found themselves in the finals vs. a familiar foe in the San Diego/So Cal squad. After a rough preliminary showing, the San Diego team picked up their play enough during the playoffs to will themselves back to the finals but still fell just short of defending their crown. This is the 4th time in 5 years that the Arizona ladies have taken the BOW hardware home with them.

Congratulations to the Arizona ladies squad on your 2015 Best Of The West win!

2015 Best Of The West Ladies Champions: The Arizona Squad

2015 Best Of The West Ladies Champions: The Arizona Squad

Players Include: Priscilla Kusmeriz (Captain), Shannon Kroll, Ariel Albrightt, Katie Ancona, Tracy Harsha, and Tonisha Harvin

Arguably, a just as impressive performance on the ladies front comes from one of only two female participants playing in the BOW Main Event. OGP’s Roxanne Huey led her team to a series win vs. the San Diego Kingz that ultimately resulted in her team cashing out with a 3rd place finish.

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Can’t get enough of 10v10 beer pong action? No worries, The Best Of The Midwest (BOMW) is right around the corner! This fall, September 11th-13th, teams from across the midwest will take flight to Chicago, IL, to determine who is the Best Of The Midwest!!

Check out BPONG.COM or HOMEbarchicago.com for more BOMW VI. information, or visit the Official BOMW VI. event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/873359099390775/

Best Of The West Kick-off Tourney Recap and Day 2 Main Event Action

 

As Day 2 of The Best Of The West (BOW) tournament in San Diego, CA, wound down late last night, the kickoff tourney champs were crowned and the preliminary schedule was wrapped up, paving the way for Day 3 action.

Brandon Marx (AZ) and Mark Pimentel (CA) fight their way to the top of the BOW $2k kick-off tourney title.

Brandon Marx (AZ) and Mark Pimentel (CA) fight their way to the top of the BOW $2k kick-off tourney title.

In the Kick-off Tourney, Brandon Marx (AZ) and Mark Pimentel (CA) claimed the cash and the top spot in the kickoff tourney for the 2nd straight year. This championship is actually Marx’s 3rd straight BOW kickoff tourney win, having won the tournament with Travis Carl in 2013 as well.

Before claiming this win, Marx and Pimentel had to take down another AZ/CA pairing of TJ Robinson (AZ) and Ryan Smith (CA). The entertainment value of this finals matchup did not disappoint! As Game 1 began, it felt like the making of an enormous upset – to everyone in the building except Big Mark and Marx.

The chatter was high on the end off the table that was occupied by Robinson/Smith and rightfully so, as every advantage needs to be capitalized on. (Especially, in a finals match and even more so against such highly touted competition.) Ryan Smith stepped up to the table with supreme confidence in himself to sink the last cup left on the table to put Pimentel/Marx against the ropes and force rebuttal shots.

…this is where things got interesting…

Smith, without skipping a beat, continued to talk trash as he gathered his shot, even requesting the direct attention of his opponents while shooting. However, given the extensive experience of the Marx/Pimentel squad, Marx decided to utilize a defensive strategy best left to the top players on the planet and does so in flawless fashion.

With only one cup remaining on both sides, and in the midst of a flurry of trash talk (with $2k on the line, of course), Marx intercepts Smith’s shot mid-air (leaving no chance for a miss) and fluently bangs his rebuttal shot all in one motion. (At this point, Tim Mozgov and Fredrick Weis might as well have been standing on the other side of the table.)

Game 2 didn’t turn out to be as close as the first as Marx/Pimentel completed their quest to repeat. My guess is because of the manhood that was all but stripped from them at the end of Game 1.

Sam Henshaw (LV) / Justin Spurrier (LV) and Adam Conrad (CA) / Justin Miller (CA) tied for 3rd.

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Day 2 also concluded preliminary play for the 10v10 Main Event!

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Beer Pong players from across the West Coast unite at Johnny V’s in San Diego this weekend for the annual Best Of The West tournament!

In anticipation of this event, we had pondered the likelihood of Nor Cal continuing their dominance with a new roster. After Day 2, it seems that they are coming back down to earth, as they finished prelims (19-11, +5) and in the 4th seed. However, SOJO’s WSOBP battery mate (Tim “Byron” Findley) seems to have found a new Cali squad, “Cali’s Last Resort”, as they settled comfortably into the 3rd seed with a (19-13, +33) record.

Marx continued his quality play as he has led his Arizona squad to the top overall seed in preliminary play with a (22-8, +50) record.

Having almost zero hype leading up to BOW was the Las Vegas teams. The men (Kick Rocks) have secured the 2nd seed and the Vegas ladies have the top overall seed going into bracket play.  A good showing for sure!

The returning ladies champs (Southern California) fell to (4-8, -22) and slipped into the 4th  seed, as the 3-time ladies champion Arizona squad sits near the top of the bracket in a 2 seed with a (7-5, +13) record.

Who will take home the Main Event title and be crowned 2015’s Best Of The West?

Check back with us next week for complete tournament results!

The 6th Annual Best Of The West

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This weekend, one of the country’s most revered professional pong tournaments will commence: The 6th Annual Best Of The West!

A quintuple of premiere organizations, including West Coast Pong, Nor Cal Beer Pong, Ocean Grown Pong, Pongstars.net and Fast Times Entertainment, will play host to the event. Festivities will kick off Friday night with a $2000 Multi-Partner tournament at Johnny V’s in San Diego, California. (945 Garnet Ave, San Diego, California, 92109) The Main Event will also take place at Johnny V’s on Saturday, June 6th, and will run thru Sunday, June 7th.

The Best Of The West (BOW) is one event in a series of “Best Of” tournaments that take place across the United States.  Other “Best Of” series include the Best Of The Midwest, Best Of The South, and Beast Of The East.  A distinctive feature of the “Best Of” series of events across the country is the 10v10 tournament format that is used. If you are unfamiliar with how this is possible in a game of beer pong, here is a quick run down:

Five BPONG tables are lined up next to each other and 5 individual (2v2) games are played
simultaneously. In order to win the overall match-up, your 10v10 team affiliation
must win at least 3 of those 5 individual (2v2) games. The BOW 10v10 teams are formed
by regional affiliation.

 

Here’s what to look for at this year’s event:

Reigning supreme over the Best Of The West’s operable tenure, Nor Cal Beer Pong (pictured below) will look to extend its legacy by adding a 5th title to their BOW collection. However, they will have to overcome replacing a key roster spot held by former World Series of Beer Pong Champion and pong legend, Mike Seivert.

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When it comes to the ladies, we’re looking for a battle between Arizona and Southern California!  After winning 3-straight women’s titles, the Arizona ladies squad (pictured below) will try to reclaim their hardware from last year’s Southern Californian championship team.

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For additional pictures and more information about the Best Of The West, please visit the Official BOW webpage at: www.bestofwestpong.com

Or visit the Official BOW Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/bestofthewestpong?fref=ts

Southern Indiana Beer Pong Presents: The 5th Annual Indiana State Beer Pong Championships

It’s hard to believe that we here at BPONG.COM just celebrated a full decade of competitive, professional beer pong at our 10th Annual World Series of Beer Pong this past January! Likewise, many of our affiliated organizers and associations are celebrating milestones of their own this year as the sport continues to grow.

One in particular is the Indiana State Beer Pong Championships, which will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. On March 26th of 2011, Dustin Rose of Muncie, IN, played host to the first of what would be an annual tournament exclusive to Hoosier residents. The exclusivity feature is a rarity in the pong community as many players travel from out of state to any event they can get to. However, Rose had a vision to crown Indiana’s best players and, therefore, required all players to have an Indiana state ID or Indiana college ID to be eligible for participation. The exclusive tradition will continue this year with a new host.

The 2015 event will be operated by Southern Indiana Beer Pong (SINBP) in Columbus, IN, at Scores Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday, June 27th @ 12:00pm.

Calling all Indiana University, Indiana State University, Butler University, Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Ball State University, and University of Indianapolis pong players.  You all collectively have 0 state pong championships. Therefore, no matter how many games you won in a row at your last gathering, there are others in Indiana who hold official reign as kings of the table.  In fact, two players, Braden Nading & James Bacon, have dominated this event for the past three years.

Who will take home this year’s championship and be crowned the best in Indiana?  Will anybody be able to dethrone the 3-time reigning doubles champions this year?

Check out the winners from the first 4 installments of the Indiana State Pong Championships:

IndyState1 1st annual event: 1st Place Singles – Chris Rische / 1st Place Doubles – Chris Rische & Ryan Dammerall

IndyState2 2nd annual event: 1st Place Singles – Braden Nading / 1st Place Doubles – Braden Nading & James Bacon

IndyState3 3rd annual event: 1st Place Singles – Ryan Batchelor / 1st Place Doubles – Braden Nading & James Bacon

IndyState4 4th annual event: 1st Place Singles – Broch Buchanon / 1st Place Doubles – Braden Nading & James Bacon

 
For more details about The Indiana State Beer Pong Championships, please visit SINBP’s Official Indiana State Beer Pong Championships event page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/449602098528857/

NBA Draft for Jahlil Okafor Determined Through a Game of Beer Pong

 

Jahlil Okafor plays beer pong to determine who he will play for.

Jahlil Okafor plays beer pong to determine which NBA team he will play for.

The NBA draft is scheduled to begin at 7:30 ET on June 25th, and consensus top two pick Jahlil Okafor has recently taken to the beer pong table to hypothetically determine his professional basketball fate. (While the table used does not appear to be regulation size, this is a method of decision making that we at BPONG.COM completely support!)  Armed with a table tennis ball, similar to the ones used in the actual draft, the 6’11” Center began eliminating possible teams one shot at a time. He was eventually faced with a two-rack consisting of Philadelphia and New York.  The Duke University athlete intentionally eliminated (we’d like to assume) the 76ers pronouncing the Knicks his team of choice.

Okafor claimed to have never participated in the game before (roll eyes), as it would have been expected for there to have been beer in the cups if so.  Little does he know, that if he were to step up his game and play on a professional level, utilizing official World Series of Beer Pong rules, there is no drinking required.

When it came to his natural beer pong talent, Jahlil Okafor showed strong form while consistently making the cups he had aimed for.  Just imagine how much more promise the 19-year-old could show if he was leaning over the table, a legal maneuver in the professional circuit.  Certainly his 89” wingspan would aid him in any future participation in the game we love so dearly.

However, his height and length would not even be his greatest strength in beer pong. His competitive nature and mental toughness has already been tested through his years of high level basketball.  If Okafor can perform on the court in a national championship, with thousands of opposing fans maliciously berating him, the foul words of a beer pong opponent defending him should have little effect.

Seeing Jahlil Okafor grace the tables of a BPONG event would certainly be a dream for many players and organizers alike.  Considering the addictive nature of this game and the amazing community, we’re sure his first event would absolutely not be his last.

And one last thing: Jahlil, could you please have a conversation with Sir Charles Barkley on our behalf since he said that “black people don’t play beer pong”?  Not only was he clearly wrong, you chose the sport of beer pong to help make the important determination of where you should hypothetically land in the NBA, which was a great choice, by the way.


Check out Bleacher Report to watch Jahlil smash cups before he walks across the stage and shakes Adam Silver’s hand on draft day.


Zach Gilkison RIP

In Loving Memory of Zach Gilkison

This past week we lost a budding legend within our beer pong community. Sharing this news and reflecting on the matter has been one of the hardest things we have ever had to do. Zach Gilkison’s life was tragically taken by the deliberate actions of another on April 16th, 2015.

The immediate impact on those closest to Zach and the greater beer pong community was evident when news swept through social media, causing an outpour of emotion.

Within hours of the news reaching the pong community, there were thousands of pictures, posts, toasts, and tribute videos circulating through social media steaming from friends and players. The beer pong community and others donated thousands of dollars over the course of just a few days to help Zach’s family cover the expenses caused by his tragic passing.

The reaction to Zach’s passing speaks volumes to not only the type of player he was and how much he meant to this sport and organization but also to the type of human being he was. Zach made a substantial and lasting impact on everyone that met him within both the beer pong community and outside the community as well.

Zach’s genuine heart and authentic smile helped him reach so many people on a personal level. People envied and idolized the “Cincinnasty” in him. Players will remember Zach’s game for the tenacity and passion with which he ponged.

While reflecting on Zach’s life and passion for both beer pong and The World Series of Beer Pong, we spent some time digging through thousands of past event photos in search of pictures of Zach doing what he loved best. Two things really jumped out to us while we were reliving the past through pictures:

(1) The first thing that really jumped out was the set of pictures we found from WSOBP V. It was not the pictures of Zach fighting his way to an impressive 7th place finish with a record of 14-5, +15 that stood out. Instead, it was the pictures of the championship match that grabbed our attention. Despite Zach no longer being in the tournament, he was there, front and center (two people away from Facetime), enthusiastically and passionately watching the Championship Match. These pictures captured the incredible passion Zach had for the game.

(2) The second thing that grabbed our attention had to make us laugh a little: Zach had a certain unique style and look, as well as a certain way of always tilting his hat in the same direction. This greatly helped us while searching through thousands of pictures, and we had to smile when we started spotting him in pictures from the back while quickly going through so many.

Reflecting on what Zach has meant to the pong community and me personally has not been easy. I felt uncertain about what to say or if anything should be said at all, especially in view of the conflict Zach and the BPONG staff had at the last WSOBP, for which I believe Zach and I thankfully had the opportunity to find peace (based on conversations we had). I was fearful that making a public statement could distract from the community’s positive reflection of Zach’s life, but after talking to some of Zach’s friends, I am convinced that Zach would have wanted nothing less than for me to publicly reflect on who he was as both a player and a person.

As one of Zach’s friends told me, he believed in the sport of beer pong, and he believed in BPONG. He believed in and loved all of you. He was a prime example of what an ideal professional player and person should embody. Not only did he have an extraordinary talent and purse thousands over his career, but he was also a true ambassador of the game. Without question, he is one of the greatest players, in both ability and character, in the history of this young sport.

Zach’s legacy will live on forever in this sport. I’ll do everything in my power to ensure that his legacy impacts even those that do not yet know him. If you had not previously heard the name Zach “Cincinnasty” Gilkison, I assure you that this article will not be the last you will hear his name if you continue to follow the pong community.

To everyone who was touched by this tragedy, my deepest condolences go out to you. I ask that you all help me ensure that Zach’s legend lives on and ensure that his life will continue to positively impact the lives of both current and future pong players.

RIP – Zach Gilkison: 9/25/87 – 4/16/15

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Visitation will be held from 6 PM until time of service at 8:30 PM, Friday, April 24th at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 5950 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Immediately following visitation and services, Lebos Sports Bar and Grill will be hosting a tournament for friends and relatives to commemorate and celebrate the life of one of the game’s greats.

WSOBP X Final (Day 3) Brackets

For those following along with all The WSOBP X action or just wondering where the upsets occurred, check out the links below to all the completed brackets from the exciting Day 3 finals.

 

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WSOBP X Semifinals 1
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WSOBP X Finals
 

WSOBP X Final Standings

Rank Team Name Wins Losses Cup Dif
1 Pity the fool 19 4 44
2 Wetback Wasted 20 3 58
3 TNT 19 3 50
3 Virginia Beer Pong Presents Big Mark and Reap 18 5 45
5 Boom Goes the Dynamite 18 2 80
5 Pretty Sneaky 18 3 55
7 Lions Among Men 18 2 61
7 Twist of Fate 18 2 52
9 Do it for the Fans 17 4 51
9 2 cold ass nigga’s named snoop 16 3 60
9 Kick Rocks Platinum 16 4 38
9 Elephant Eaters 14 5 26
13 Dragon Riders 17 3 57
13 Fanduelin 15 3 44
13 Grizzly Adams DID have a beard 14 7 22
13 the touch of death 13 5 36
17 Blitzkrieg 15 2 76
17 Stretch Armstrong 15 3 47
17 TD4W 14 3 37
17 White Gypsies 14 3 35
17 Pick Your Poison 14 4 57
17 Talk is Cheap 14 4 43
17 I’m gonna make it so dry for you 14 5 39
17 Happy Land 13 4 42
17 Ridin’ D’s Strokin’ 3’s 13 4 42
17 Whoops 13 4 37
17 The Shark & The Barracuda 13 4 23
17 Diamonds In The Dark 13 4 19
17 Southern Invasion 12 6 26
17 Slaughtering The Fat Kid 11 6 26
17 Fuckboys Presents: Blacked the Fuck Out 11 6 17
17 BoozinGear.com presents THHP 11 6 13
33 Day and Night 15 2 47
33 Fitz(s) 14 3 45
33 Long Island Ice Tea’s with Poindexter 13 3 46
33 Kick rocks Dynasty 13 4 40
33 Prophecy Belongs 12 4 36
33 Nothing But Bogeys 12 4 29
33 Team Berzerk 12 4 20
33 Fireballers 12 5 36
33 Random Hookup 12 5 28
33 Remember The Name 12 5 27
33 Pink Ranger Blackout Mission 12 5 22
33 Team 245 Imported 12 5 21
33 The Great White Cavalier 11 5 41
33 The wolfs of pongstreet 11 6 22
33 Bangarang Go Fuck Yourself 11 6 15
33 Killer instinct 10 6 38
49 Flawless Victory 13 3 46
49 Big Nasty ShoTime! 13 3 41
49 Twin Towers 12 4 34
49 Team Booty Smell Good Doe 12 4 25
49 Beer Pong Cracks 12 4 22
49 Take The Shot 12 4 15
49 Sex Sells 11 5 36
49 Straight Flexxin 11 5 19
49 Sin City Soldiers 11 5 18
49 J’s for Days 11 5 17
49 LET EM R.I.P. 10 6 28
49 Unfappable 10 7 33
49 soft cheese hard dick 10 7 20
49 Nice Party Chuck 10 7 2
49 Bitch Please, We’re From PG County 10 7 -2
49 R.B.P.L 9 8 9
65 Mile High Masters of BP 13 2 53
65 drippin’ in swagger juice 12 3 43
65 Southern Connection 12 3 36
65 BoozinGear.com presents: Fireball 12 3 36
65 Sheriff Feed 12 3 32
65 Now Or Never!!! 11 4 33
65 Molly Weed Blow Repeat 11 4 25
65 She said she was 18 11 4 24
65 Purple Cobras 11 4 21
65 The Greatest Show On Earth 10 5 24
65 TEAM POSADA 10 5 19
65 We Dem Barz 10 5 14
65 This One Is For Jesus 10 5 8
65 ILL Boys 10 5 0
65 Team Money Shot 10 6 8
65 SmyD 9 6 17
65 Game Changers 9 6 9
65 Dirty South 9 6 7
65 Nailing Cups Cuz We’re Hammered 9 6 6
65 Chunder Dragons 9 6 4
65 True Ninja 9 7 9
65 Puff Puff Pong 9 7 9
65 Steel City Pong 9 7 9
65 Boozingear.com Presents: Stealin cups like we’re in Ferguson 9 7 8
65 Red Owl Hooters 9 7 -4
65 GET WRECKED 8 8 18
65 We Met on Match.com 8 8 6
65 X squad 8 8 2
65 AKAK 8 8 2
65 Wu-Tang 8 8 0
65 GONE GAMBLE WIT IT 8 8 -3
65 Are We Here 8 8 -5
97 The Splash Brothers 11 3 12
97 Tread Lightly 10 4 23
97 Justin Cider Gloria Stits 10 4 18
97 All We Do Is Climb Mountains 9 5 21
97 #DirtySlutMagik 9 5 17
97 Coat Hanger Assassins 9 5 12
97 Liver Let Die 9 5 11
97 Smang it 9 5 10
97 A N O SHOW 9 5 10
97 Beer View Mirrors 9 6 0
97 Designated Domination 8 6 19
97 Showtime 8 6 16
97 Blunt Smokin Beaners 8 6 15
97 Beer No Evil 8 6 13
97 Boyer Brothers 8 6 12
97 Silence Them Haters 8 6 10
97 The Titans 8 6 4
97 IN MI Zone 8 6 3
97 Alchoballics 8 6 -1
97 Team Shitty City Nippers Co 8 7 10
97 Brew Crew 8 7 10
97 Splash Brothers 8 7 8
97 Team Z 8 7 8
97 Cosmic Pulse 8 7 3
97 These Hoes ain’t loyal 8 7 0
97 Get In There 8 7 -5
97 Sea Quest 8 7 -12
97 May I suggest the sausage 8 7 -19
97 LV Elite 7 8 0
97 Man Bear Pig 7 8 -3
97 My balls your cup 7 8 -7
97 Ballzee Tapias 7 8 -12
129 Super Pong Bros. 8 5 6
129 SLC’S FINEST 8 5 4
129 ASD THE ITALIAN SHOOTERS 8 5 3
129 Epic Fail 8 5 -4
129 Hit me with those laser beams 7 6 15
129 No Ragrets 7 6 9
129 She’s got it [KR] 7 6 8
129 Beauty and the Thumbless Beast 7 6 8
129 U Dub West 7 6 8
129 Sugar Balls 7 6 8
129 Its Nasty Time 7 6 6
129 Charlo for President 7 6 5
129 Troll Patrol 7 6 4
129 UPL 7 6 2
129 Hinkle Daris 7 6 2
129 Better Late Then Pregnant #TheAvenue 7 6 1
129 Erika and Nicole 7 6 1
129 Cup Bangerz 7 6 0
129 M.B.C. 7 6 -2
129 Eastern Shore Boys 7 6 -6
129 Biggie Smalls 7 6 -7
129 Prestige Worldwide 7 6 -10
129 FergusonPD 6 7 6
129 Long Hair Dont Care 6 7 5
129 Team Hangover 6 7 4
129 Forever Young 6 7 1
129 Cloud 9 6 7 -1
129 Jaegermeister 6 7 -2
129 not that good 6 7 -5
129 All white NO hype 6 7 -8
129 More Cheese 6 7 -10
129 Two Bros One Cup 6 7 -11
161 Ice Road Chuckers 6 6 -6
162 Fireside Fury 6 6 -8
162 Monsters INC 6 6 -8
164 Get in Your Home Ball 6 6 -10
165 kings563 6 6 -11
166 Vols Deep 6 6 -15
167 NW SAVAGES 5 7 6
168 Pop a molly, I’m Blazin Woop 5 7 3
169 drunkfest heros 5 7 -1
169 LIKE A BOMB 5 7 -1
171 Bring Ya Lunch 5 7 -2
172 Kill two Cup with one ball 5 7 -3
172 Swamp Donkeys 5 7 -3
172 Cowbell Fever 5 7 -3
175 Chosen Few 5 7 -5
175 You Already Know 5 7 -5
175 MOTOWN111 5 7 -5
178 Luxembeergers 5 7 -6
179 Hung Jury 5 7 -7
180 Xterminators 5 7 -8
180 Fuhrer Wholesale 5 7 -8
182 Cali King Beasts 5 7 -9
183 SwOosh 5 7 -10
184 Nictoriously Viktorious 5 7 -11
185 Beer drinkers & Hell raisers 5 7 -12
185 Fate Is For Assholes 5 7 -12
187 Touch Your Butt 5 7 -14
187 Beer Pressure 5 7 -14
189 Janksters Anonymous 5 7 -15
190 The Hungover Games 5 7 -19
190 hungry hippos 5 7 -19
192 S.C. Haamlip 5 7 -22
193 MUffiN StUFFERs 5 7 -23
194 DADS Clan 4 8 -2
195 Suited Up 4 8 -3
196 Five Finger Death Cup 4 8 -5
196 Fuckboys presents: God Bless the Dead 4 8 -5
198 the drinker 4 8 -11
198 #Showoffs 4 8 -11
200 Show Us Your Rack 4 8 -12
200 Perfect Strangers 4 8 -12
202 Balls In Your Face 4 8 -13
203 Peg City B’s 4 8 -14
203 oil and water 4 8 -14
205 Balls Plopped Menacingly on a Table, Inc. 4 8 -15
205 You Can’t Sit With Us 4 8 -15
207 Eggroll & Waffles 4 8 -16
207 The Beer Pongowski 4 8 -16
207 The Big Red Machine 4 8 -16
207 Alpha Q 4 8 -16
207 Beer Pong: it’s now or never 4 8 -16
212 BeerNado 4 8 -17
213 BPFJ 4 8 -18
213 cumn from behind 4 8 -18
213 Durty Gurls 4 8 -18
216 THE CONFEDERATES 4 8 -19
217 Team E.V.I.L. 4 8 -20
218 Vicious And Delicious 2.0 4 8 -23
219 A&M 4 8 -24
220 Jason & Jukes 4 8 -29
221 Blue Barracudas 3 9 -7
222 Sex Panther 3 9 -8
223 James and the Giant Puch 3 9 -10
224 Good Cop, Bad Cop 3 9 -14
225 No Flex Zone 3 9 -20
225 A Gentleman and a Scholar 3 9 -20
227 King Pong 3 9 -21
228 Zoltan 3 9 -22
228 Tallanasty 3 9 -22
228 Monsieur 3 9 -22
228 Double D’s 3 9 -22
228 Steagles 3 9 -22
233 Gimmeurchonies 3 9 -25
234 Brew Tang Clan 3 9 -26
235 Ash2 3 9 -29
235 Team 245 Domestic 3 9 -29
235 Canada-Cali Connection 3 9 -29
238 No Fuckin ’til Vegas 3 9 -31
238 Team Bhapp 3 9 -31
240 Flip the table 3 9 -33
241 Ferda Boyz – DTF 3 9 -34
242 Los Parranderos 3 9 -39
243 Jager Bombers 2 10 -6
244 The Hammer 2 10 -18
245 Slap N’ Tickle 2 10 -19
245 Windsor JAW 2 10 -19
247 The Erect Walrus Club 2 10 -21
248 Excalibur’s Edge 2 10 -22
249 We Both Got A Hall Pass 2 10 -23
250 The Center Cuppers 2 10 -24
251 Warehouse50 2 10 -26
251 Sticks ‘n Stones CornDawgs 2 10 -26
253 Mack & Maguth 2 10 -27
254 2 Balls deep 2 10 -28
254 suck it lebron 2 10 -28
256 Straight Garbage 2 10 -30
256 The Br0cean 2 10 -30
256 NAKA & RAINMAN 2 10 -30
256 Prairie Fire 2 10 -30
256 Flembroff 2 10 -30
261 Suicide Kings 2 10 -32
262 Team Steak 2 10 -33
263 Wooglin 2 10 -34
264 Pussy Generals 2 10 -38
264 Pong Bay 2 10 -38
264 The Montana Mulisha 2 10 -38
267 Tom and Nick 2 10 -42
268 Campones De Aire Pong 2 10 -43
269 The Knights of the Pong Table 1 11 -19
270 The Double D’s 1 11 -23
271 Finger Puppet Mafia 1 11 -38
272 Cheese 1 11 -40
273 I dedicate this team to Matt Phillips 1 11 -41
273 PongBurgundy 1 11 -41
275 Junglist Soldiers 1 11 -42
275 Where My Pitches At 1 11 -42
277 Smoked Chedda and Beans 1 11 -43
278 Dapper Machines 2.0 1 11 -44
279 Minimum Height Requirement 1 11 -47
279 Pong All Day Long 1 11 -47
281 The Eh-Team 1 11 -49
282 Balls & Shafts 0 12 -32
283 Cutting Edge 0 12 -36
283 Team AwesomlyAkward 0 12 -36
283 2 Guys Sinking 10 Cups 0 12 -36
283 Team FarMor 0 12 -36
283 P.T.P. 0 12 -36
283 Molly Jane Molly Whopper 0 12 -36
283 Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts 0 12 -36
283 The Wizard and the Kid 0 12 -36
291 Business Men 0 12 -37
292 Flight_Krew 0 12 -40
293 Fighting Zoidbergs 0 12 -47
294 Suk It 0 12 -55

WSOBP X Day 2 Standings

Preliminary play at The WSOBP X wrapped up yesterday (January 3rd) and 160 teams remain in the running for the $50,000 grand prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of today’s games.  Check the official WSOBP X Day 2 Standings below to see if your favorite players are still in the running.

 

Rank Team Name Wins Losses Cup Dif
1 Blitzkrieg 12 0 65
2 Boom Goes the Dynamite 12 0 60
3 Dragon Riders 12 0 57
4 Mile High Masters of BP 12 0 50
5 Twist of Fate 12 0 45
6 Lions Among Men 12 0 41
7 Day and Night 12 0 39
8 2 cold ass nigga’s named snoop 11 1 51
9 Long Island Ice Tea’s with Poindexter 11 1 49
10 drippin’ in swagger juice 11 1 47
11 Flawless Victory 11 1 45
12 Do it for the Fans 11 1 41
13 Stretch Armstrong 11 1 40
14 Wetback Wasted 11 1 40
15 Fanduelin 11 1 39
16 Southern Connection 11 1 39
17 Pretty Sneaky 11 1 38
18 Fitz(s) 11 1 37
19 BoozinGear.com presents: Fireball 11 1 37
20 Big Nasty ShoTime! 11 1 36
21 Sheriff Feed 11 1 34
22 TNT 11 1 32
23 Kick Rocks Platinum 11 1 32
24 TD4W 11 1 30
25 White Gypsies 11 1 25
26 The Splash Brothers 11 1 18
27 Pick Your Poison 10 2 58
28 Kick rocks Dynasty 10 2 40
29 Talk is Cheap 10 2 40
30 Twin Towers 10 2 35
31 Happy Land 10 2 34
32 Now Or Never!!! 10 2 33
33 Virginia Beer Pong Presents Big Mark and Reap 10 2 33
34 Molly Weed Blow Repeat 10 2 32
35 Whoops 10 2 30
36 Nothing But Bogeys 10 2 30
37 Ridin’ D’s Strokin’ 3’s 10 2 30
38 Prophecy Belongs 10 2 29
39 She said she was 18 10 2 29
40 Team Booty Smell Good Doe 10 2 27
41 Tread Lightly 10 2 27
42 Beer Pong Cracks 10 2 26
43 Purple Cobras 10 2 24
44 Justin Cider Gloria Stits 10 2 23
45 Team Berzerk 10 2 21
46 Diamonds In The Dark 10 2 21
47 The Shark & The Barracuda 10 2 20
48 Take The Shot 10 2 16
49 The Great White Cavalier 9 3 37
50 Sex Sells 9 3 37
51 Fireballers 9 3 33
52 the touch of death 9 3 31
53 Remember The Name 9 3 29
54 All We Do Is Climb Mountains 9 3 26
55 I’m gonna make it so dry for you 9 3 26
56 The Greatest Show On Earth 9 3 26
57 We Dem Barz 9 3 23
58 Elephant Eaters 9 3 23
59 Straight Flexxin 9 3 23
60 #DirtySlutMagik 9 3 23
61 A N O SHOW 9 3 21
62 TEAM POSADA 9 3 21
63 Random Hookup 9 3 21
64 J’s for Days 9 3 20
65 Team 245 Imported 9 3 20
66 Coat Hanger Assassins 9 3 18
67 Pink Ranger Blackout Mission 9 3 18
68 Pity the fool 9 3 17
69 Sin City Soldiers 9 3 16
70 Liver Let Die 9 3 14
71 This One Is For Jesus 9 3 14
72 Smang it 9 3 14
73 ILL Boys 9 3 4
74 Killer instinct 8 4 30
75 Slaughtering The Fat Kid 8 4 26
76 Showtime 8 4 22
77 Designated Domination 8 4 22
78 LET EM R.I.P. 8 4 21
79 SmyD 8 4 21
80 Silence Them Haters 8 4 20
81 Southern Invasion 8 4 19
82 Blunt Smokin Beaners 8 4 18
83 Boyer Brothers 8 4 18
84 Beer No Evil 8 4 18
85 Fuckboys Presents: Blacked the Fuck Out 8 4 16
86 Bangarang Go Fuck Yourself 8 4 16
87 Game Changers 8 4 15
88 Grizzly Adams DID have a beard 8 4 15
89 The wolfs of pongstreet 8 4 14
90 BoozinGear.com presents THHP 8 4 12
91 Nailing Cups Cuz We’re Hammered 8 4 12
92 Dirty South 8 4 11
93 The Titans 8 4 10
94 IN MI Zone 8 4 10
95 Chunder Dragons 8 4 10
96 Alchoballics 8 4 8
97 SLC’S FINEST 8 4 8
98 Super Pong Bros. 8 4 7
99 Team Money Shot 8 4 7
100 ASD THE ITALIAN SHOOTERS 8 4 6
101 Beer View Mirrors 8 4 5
102 Epic Fail 8 4 -2
103 Unfappable 7 5 21
104 Splash Brothers 7 5 18
105 soft cheese hard dick 7 5 18
106 Hit me with those laser beams 7 5 17
107 Team Shitty City Nippers Co 7 5 15
108 No Ragrets 7 5 13
109 Beauty and the Thumbless Beast 7 5 13
110 U Dub West 7 5 12
111 Sugar Balls 7 5 11
112 Team Z 7 5 11
113 True Ninja 7 5 11
114 Brew Crew 7 5 11
115 Its Nasty Time 7 5 10
116 Steel City Pong 7 5 9
117 She’s got it [KR] 7 5 9
118 Charlo for President 7 5 8
119 UPL 7 5 7
120 Troll Patrol 7 5 7
121 Puff Puff Pong 7 5 6
122 Cosmic Pulse 7 5 6
123 Boozingear.com Presents: Stealin cups like we’re in Ferguson 7 5 6
124 Better Late Then Pregnant #TheAvenue 7 5 5
125 Nice Party Chuck 7 5 4
126 Cup Bangerz 7 5 3
127 Hinkle Daris 7 5 3
128 Get In There 7 5 2
129 Erika and Nicole 7 5 2
130 Bitch Please, We’re From PG County 7 5 1
131 These Hoes ain’t loyal 7 5 0
132 M.B.C. 7 5 -1
133 Red Owl Hooters 7 5 -1
134 Biggie Smalls 7 5 -3
135 Eastern Shore Boys 7 5 -4
136 Prestige Worldwide 7 5 -5
137 Sea Quest 7 5 -10
138 May I suggest the sausage 7 5 -13
139 GET WRECKED 6 6 14
140 R.B.P.L 6 6 8
141 Long Hair Dont Care 6 6 8
142 LV Elite 6 6 8
143 Forever Young 6 6 7
144 FergusonPD 6 6 7
145 Team Hangover 6 6 6
146 AKAK 6 6 3
147 X squad 6 6 2
148 Wu-Tang 6 6 2
149 We Met on Match.com 6 6 2
150 Cloud 9 6 6 1
151 Man Bear Pig 6 6 0
152 not that good 6 6 0
153 Jaegermeister 6 6 -1
154 Two Bros One Cup 6 6 -2
155 My balls your cup 6 6 -3
156 All white NO hype 6 6 -5
157 Are We Here 6 6 -5
158 More Cheese 6 6 -5
159 Ballzee Tapias 6 6 -7
160 GONE GAMBLE WIT IT 6 6 -7
161 Ice Road Chuckers 6 6 -6
162 Fireside Fury 6 6 -8
162 Monsters INC 6 6 -8
164 Get in Your Home Ball 6 6 -10
165 kings563 6 6 -11
166 Vols Deep 6 6 -15
167 NW SAVAGES 5 7 6
168 Pop a molly, I’m Blazin Woop 5 7 3
169 LIKE A BOMB 5 7 -1
169 drunkfest heros 5 7 -1
171 Bring Ya Lunch 5 7 -2
172 Swamp Donkeys 5 7 -3
172 Kill two Cup with one ball 5 7 -3
172 Cowbell Fever 5 7 -3
175 Chosen Few 5 7 -5
175 You Already Know 5 7 -5
175 MOTOWN111 5 7 -5
178 Luxembeergers 5 7 -6
179 Hung Jury 5 7 -7
180 Xterminators 5 7 -8
180 Fuhrer Wholesale 5 7 -8
182 Cali King Beasts 5 7 -9
183 SwOosh 5 7 -10
184 Nictoriously Viktorious 5 7 -11
185 Beer drinkers & Hell raisers 5 7 -12
185 Fate Is For Assholes 5 7 -12
187 Beer Pressure 5 7 -14
187 Touch Your Butt 5 7 -14
189 Janksters Anonymous 5 7 -15
190 The Hungover Games 5 7 -19
190 hungry hippos 5 7 -19
192 S.C. Haamlip 5 7 -22
193 MUffiN StUFFERs 5 7 -23
194 DADS Clan 4 8 -2
195 Suited Up 4 8 -3
196 Fuckboys presents: God Bless the Dead 4 8 -5
196 Five Finger Death Cup 4 8 -5
198 #Showoffs 4 8 -11
198 the drinker 4 8 -11
200 Perfect Strangers 4 8 -12
200 Show Us Your Rack 4 8 -12
202 Balls In Your Face 4 8 -13
203 oil and water 4 8 -14
203 Peg City B’s 4 8 -14
205 You Can’t Sit With Us 4 8 -15
205 Balls Plopped Menacingly on a Table, Inc. 4 8 -15
207 Eggroll & Waffles 4 8 -16
207 The Beer Pongowski 4 8 -16
207 The Big Red Machine 4 8 -16
207 Alpha Q 4 8 -16
207 Beer Pong: it’s now or never 4 8 -16
212 BeerNado 4 8 -17
213 BPFJ 4 8 -18
213 cumn from behind 4 8 -18
213 Durty Gurls 4 8 -18
216 THE CONFEDERATES 4 8 -19
217 Team E.V.I.L. 4 8 -20
218 Vicious And Delicious 2.0 4 8 -23
219 A&M 4 8 -24
220 Jason & Jukes 4 8 -29
221 Blue Barracudas 3 9 -7
222 Sex Panther 3 9 -8
223 James and the Giant Puch 3 9 -10
224 Good Cop, Bad Cop 3 9 -14
225 A Gentleman and a Scholar 3 9 -20
225 No Flex Zone 3 9 -20
227 King Pong 3 9 -21
228 Zoltan 3 9 -22
228 Tallanasty 3 9 -22
228 Monsieur 3 9 -22
228 Steagles 3 9 -22
228 Double D’s 3 9 -22
233 Gimmeurchonies 3 9 -25
234 Brew Tang Clan 3 9 -26
235 Canada-Cali Connection 3 9 -29
235 Ash2 3 9 -29
235 Team 245 Domestic 3 9 -29
238 Team Bhapp 3 9 -31
238 No Fuckin ’til Vegas 3 9 -31
240 Flip the table 3 9 -33
241 Ferda Boyz – DTF 3 9 -34
242 Los Parranderos 3 9 -39
243 Jager Bombers 2 10 -6
244 The Hammer 2 10 -18
245 Slap N’ Tickle 2 10 -19
245 Windsor JAW 2 10 -19
247 The Erect Walrus Club 2 10 -21
248 Excalibur’s Edge 2 10 -22
249 We Both Got A Hall Pass 2 10 -23
250 The Center Cuppers 2 10 -24
251 Warehouse50 2 10 -26
251 Sticks ‘n Stones CornDawgs 2 10 -26
253 Mack & Maguth 2 10 -27
254 2 Balls deep 2 10 -28
254 suck it lebron 2 10 -28
256 Straight Garbage 2 10 -30
256 The Br0cean 2 10 -30
256 NAKA & RAINMAN 2 10 -30
256 Prairie Fire 2 10 -30
256 Flembroff 2 10 -30
261 Suicide Kings 2 10 -32
262 Team Steak 2 10 -33
263 Wooglin 2 10 -34
264 Pussy Generals 2 10 -38
264 Pong Bay 2 10 -38
264 The Montana Mulisha 2 10 -38
267 Tom and Nick 2 10 -42
268 Campones De Aire Pong 2 10 -43
269 The Knights of the Pong Table 1 11 -19
270 The Double D’s 1 11 -23
271 Finger Puppet Mafia 1 11 -38
272 Cheese 1 11 -40
273 I dedicate this team to Matt Phillips 1 11 -41
273 PongBurgundy 1 11 -41
275 Junglist Soldiers 1 11 -42
275 Where My Pitches At 1 11 -42
277 Smoked Chedda and Beans 1 11 -43
278 Dapper Machines 2.0 1 11 -44
279 Minimum Height Requirement 1 11 -47
279 Pong All Day Long 1 11 -47
281 The Eh-Team 1 11 -49
282 Balls & Shafts 0 12 -32
283 Cutting Edge 0 12 -36
283 Team AwesomlyAkward 0 12 -36
283 2 Guys Sinking 10 Cups 0 12 -36
283 Team FarMor 0 12 -36
283 P.T.P. 0 12 -36
283 Molly Jane Molly Whopper 0 12 -36
283 Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts 0 12 -36
283 The Wizard and the Kid 0 12 -36
291 Business Men 0 12 -37
292 Flight_Krew 0 12 -40
293 Fighting Zoidbergs 0 12 -47
294 Suk It 0 12 -55

 

WSOBP X Day 1 Standings

WSOBP X Day 1 Standings
ID Rank Team Name Wins Losses Cup Dif
-1 1 Blitzkrieg 6 0 32
-1 1 Dragon Riders 6 0 32
-1 3 Long Island Ice Tea’s with Poindexter 6 0 30
-1 4 Boom Goes the Dynamite 6 0 29
-1 5 Virginia Beer Pong Presents Big Mark and Reap 6 0 28
-1 5 Fanduelin 6 0 28
-1 7 Flawless Victory 6 0 27
-1 7 Mile High Masters of BP 6 0 27
-1 7 Southern Connection 6 0 27
-1 10 The Greatest Show On Earth 6 0 25
-1 11 Tread Lightly 6 0 23
-1 11 Kick rocks Dynasty 6 0 23
-1 11 All We Do Is Climb Mountains 6 0 23
-1 14 Stretch Armstrong 6 0 22
-1 15 Lions Among Men 6 0 20
-1 15 Day and Night 6 0 20
-1 15 BoozinGear.com presents: Fireball 6 0 20
-1 18 Twist of Fate 6 0 19
-1 19 TD4W 6 0 18
-1 20 Now Or Never!!! 6 0 17
-1 21 This One Is For Jesus 6 0 14
-1 22 White Gypsies 6 0 13
-1 23 The Shark & The Barracuda 5 0 13
-1 24 The Great White Cavalier 5 1 27
-1 25 Wetback Wasted 5 1 22
-1 26 Pretty Sneaky 5 1 19
-1 26 Slaughtering The Fat Kid 5 1 19
-1 26 Nothing But Bogeys 5 1 19
-1 26 Fitz(s) 5 1 19
-1 26 drippin’ in swagger juice 5 1 19
-1 26 Happy Land 5 1 19
-1 26 Ridin’ D’s Strokin’ 3’s 5 1 19
-1 33 Molly Weed Blow Repeat 5 1 18
-1 34 Designated Domination 5 1 17
-1 34 Prophecy Belongs 5 1 17
-1 34 Liver Let Die 5 1 17
-1 37 Team Booty Smell Good Doe 5 1 16
-1 38 Grizzly Adams DID have a beard 5 1 15
-1 38 2 cold ass nigga’s named snoop 5 1 15
-1 38 Cosmic Pulse 5 1 15
-1 38 Whoops 5 1 15
-1 38 Team Hangover 5 1 15
-1 38 Do it for the Fans 5 1 15
-1 44 Purple Cobras 5 1 14
-1 44 Justin Cider Gloria Stits 5 1 14
-1 44 Splash Brothers 5 1 14
-1 47 Beer Pong Cracks 5 1 13
-1 47 Sheriff Feed 5 1 13
-1 47 Elephant Eaters 5 1 13
-1 47 Big Nasty ShoTime! 5 1 13
-1 51 Fuckboys Presents: Blacked the Fuck Out 5 1 12
-1 52 Cloud 9 5 1 11
-1 52 #DirtySlutMagik 5 1 11
-1 54 Kick Rocks Platinum 5 1 10
-1 54 Pink Ranger Blackout Mission 5 1 10
-1 54 Its Nasty Time 5 1 10
-1 54 not that good 5 1 10
-1 58 Erika and Nicole 5 1 9
-1 58 Take The Shot 5 1 9
-1 58 ASD THE ITALIAN SHOOTERS 5 1 9
-1 61 Team Money Shot 5 1 8
-1 61 SLC’S FINEST 5 1 8
-1 61 TNT 5 1 8
-1 64 Diamonds In The Dark 5 1 7
-1 64 A N O SHOW 5 1 7
-1 66 Beer View Mirrors 5 1 6
-1 66 ILL Boys 5 1 6
-1 68 Sin City Soldiers 5 1 4
-1 68 The Splash Brothers 5 1 4
-1 70 Pick Your Poison 4 2 23
-1 71 LET EM R.I.P. 4 2 17
-1 71 Remember The Name 4 2 17
-1 73 I’m gonna make it so dry for you 4 2 13
-1 74 Coat Hanger Assassins 4 2 12
-1 74 Team Shitty City Nippers Co 4 2 12
-1 74 No Ragrets 4 2 12
-1 77 the touch of death 4 2 11
-1 77 Talk is Cheap 4 2 11
-1 77 Forever Young 4 2 11
-1 77 Team Z 4 2 11
-1 81 Hit me with those laser beams 4 2 10
-1 81 Straight Flexxin 4 2 10
-1 83 Better Late Then Pregnant #TheAvenue 4 2 8
-1 83 The Titans 4 2 8
-1 83 True Ninja 4 2 8
-1 83 Game Changers 4 2 8
-1 83 Sex Sells 4 2 8
-1 88 Bangarang Go Fuck Yourself 4 2 7
-1 88 Xterminators 4 2 7
-1 88 Brew Crew 4 2 7
-1 88 The wolfs of pongstreet 4 2 7
-1 88 AKAK 4 2 7
-1 93 Dirty South 4 2 6
-1 93 My balls your cup 4 2 6
-1 93 Random Hookup 4 2 6
-1 93 Silence Them Haters 4 2 6
-1 97 Team Berzerk 4 2 5
-1 97 Team 245 Imported 4 2 5
-1 99 Red Owl Hooters 4 2 4
-1 100 Nice Party Chuck 4 2 3
-1 100 Super Pong Bros. 4 2 3
-1 100 Charlo for President 4 2 3
-1 100 IN MI Zone 4 2 3
-1 100 She said she was 18 4 2 3
-1 100 Chunder Dragons 4 2 3
-1 106 Alchoballics 4 2 2
-1 106 Biggie Smalls 4 2 2
-1 106 More Cheese 4 2 2
-1 106 SwOosh 4 2 2
-1 106 The Big Red Machine 4 2 2
-1 111 Smang it 4 2 1
-1 112 Get in Your Home Ball 4 2 0
-1 112 Puff Puff Pong 4 2 0
-1 114 Hinkle Daris 4 2 -2
-1 115 Epic Fail 4 2 -4
-1 116 May I suggest the sausage 4 2 -6
-1 117 Twin Towers 3 2 8
-1 118 You Already Know 3 2 3
-1 119 We Dem Barz 3 2 2
-1 120 NW SAVAGES 3 3 8
-1 121 soft cheese hard dick 3 3 7
-1 121 Blunt Smokin Beaners 3 3 7
-1 121 Fireballers 3 3 7
-1 121 Killer instinct 3 3 7
-1 125 Swamp Donkeys 3 3 6
-1 126 LV Elite 3 3 5
-1 126 R.B.P.L 3 3 5
-1 126 Boyer Brothers 3 3 5
-1 129 Beauty and the Thumbless Beast 3 3 4
-1 129 SmyD 3 3 4
-1 129 Nailing Cups Cuz We’re Hammered 3 3 4
-1 132 Steel City Pong 3 3 3
-1 132 DADS Clan 3 3 3
-1 132 Showtime 3 3 3
-1 132 Beer No Evil 3 3 3
-1 132 TEAM POSADA 3 3 3
-1 137 Luxembeergers 3 3 2
-1 137 Kill two Cup with one ball 3 3 2
-1 137 GET WRECKED 3 3 2
-1 137 Alpha Q 3 3 2
-1 137 Southern Invasion 3 3 2
-1 142 Pity the fool 3 3 1
-1 142 Sugar Balls 3 3 1
-1 142 Five Finger Death Cup 3 3 1
-1 145 All white NO hype 3 3 0
-1 145 Fireside Fury 3 3 0
-1 145 Ice Road Chuckers 3 3 0
-1 145 Beer Pong: it’s now or never 3 3 0
-1 149 J’s for Days 3 3 -1
-1 149 Cowbell Fever 3 3 -1
-1 149 BPFJ 3 3 -1
-1 149 Fate Is For Assholes 3 3 -1
-1 149 She’s got it [KR] 3 3 -1
-1 149 We Met on Match.com 3 3 -1
-1 155 Cali King Beasts 3 3 -2
-1 155 No Flex Zone 3 3 -2
-1 155 M.B.C. 3 3 -2
-1 155 Man Bear Pig 3 3 -2
-1 155 X squad 3 3 -2
-1 155 kings563 3 3 -2
-1 161 Monsieur 3 3 -3
-1 161 Show Us Your Rack 3 3 -3
-1 161 oil and water 3 3 -3
-1 164 Boozingear.com Presents: Stealin cups like we’re in Ferguson 3 3 -4
-1 164 #Showoffs 3 3 -4
-1 164 A&M 3 3 -4
-1 167 Nictoriously Viktorious 3 3 -5
-1 167 Team Bhapp 3 3 -5
-1 167 Monsters INC 3 3 -5
-1 167 Bitch Please, We’re From PG County 3 3 -5
-1 167 Ferda Boyz – DTF 3 3 -5
-1 167 Get In There 3 3 -5
-1 167 Eastern Shore Boys 3 3 -5
-1 167 Jaegermeister 3 3 -5
-1 175 Prestige Worldwide 3 3 -6
-1 176 These Hoes ain’t loyal 3 3 -7
-1 176 GONE GAMBLE WIT IT 3 3 -7
-1 178 hungry hippos 3 3 -8
-1 179 MUffiN StUFFERs 3 3 -9
-1 179 Vols Deep 3 3 -9
-1 181 Sea Quest 3 3 -10
-1 182 The Hungover Games 3 3 -11
-1 183 the drinker 2 3 -1
-1 184 Unfappable 2 4 2
-1 185 U Dub West 2 4 0
-1 185 The Hammer 2 4 0
-1 185 Good Cop, Bad Cop 2 4 0
-1 185 Long Hair Dont Care 2 4 0
-1 189 LIKE A BOMB 2 4 -1
-1 189 Blue Barracudas 2 4 -1
-1 191 Fuckboys presents: God Bless the Dead 2 4 -2
-1 191 Pop a molly, I’m Blazin Woop 2 4 -2
-1 191 Bring Ya Lunch 2 4 -2
-1 194 The Center Cuppers 2 4 -3
-1 194 Troll Patrol 2 4 -3
-1 194 Suited Up 2 4 -3
-1 197 Excalibur’s Edge 2 4 -4
-1 197 Hung Jury 2 4 -4
-1 199 UPL 2 4 -5
-1 199 Fuhrer Wholesale 2 4 -5
-1 199 Chosen Few 2 4 -5
-1 202 BoozinGear.com presents THHP 2 4 -6
-1 202 Straight Garbage 2 4 -6
-1 202 Wu-Tang 2 4 -6
-1 202 Two Bros One Cup 2 4 -6
-1 202 Steagles 2 4 -6
-1 202 cumn from behind 2 4 -6
-1 202 Balls In Your Face 2 4 -6
-1 209 The Beer Pongowski 2 4 -7
-1 209 FergusonPD 2 4 -7
-1 211 Are We Here 2 4 -8
-1 212 Eggroll & Waffles 2 4 -9
-1 213 Ballzee Tapias 2 4 -10
-1 213 Canada-Cali Connection 2 4 -10
-1 213 A Gentleman and a Scholar 2 4 -10
-1 213 THE CONFEDERATES 2 4 -10
-1 213 Cup Bangerz 2 4 -10
-1 218 Zoltan 2 4 -11
-1 218 The Br0cean 2 4 -11
-1 220 King Pong 2 4 -12
-1 220 Flip the table 2 4 -12
-1 222 Ash2 2 4 -13
-1 223 Team 245 Domestic 2 4 -14
-1 224 Brew Tang Clan 2 4 -15
-1 224 No Fuckin ’til Vegas 2 4 -15
-1 226 NAKA & RAINMAN 2 4 -16
-1 227 Campones De Aire Pong 2 4 -22
-1 228 Windsor JAW 1 5 -6
-1 229 The Double D’s 1 5 -7
-1 229 drunkfest heros 1 5 -7
-1 231 Sex Panther 1 5 -8
-1 232 Team Steak 1 5 -9
-1 232 MOTOWN111 1 5 -9
-1 234 Gimmeurchonies 1 5 -10
-1 234 Dapper Machines 2.0 1 5 -10
-1 234 Peg City B’s 1 5 -10
-1 237 We Both Got A Hall Pass 1 5 -11
-1 237 You Can’t Sit With Us 1 5 -11
-1 237 Perfect Strangers 1 5 -11
-1 240 BeerNado 1 5 -12
-1 240 Sticks ‘n Stones CornDawgs 1 5 -12
-1 242 S.C. Haamlip 1 5 -13
-1 242 Double D’s 1 5 -13
-1 242 suck it lebron 1 5 -13
-1 242 Balls Plopped Menacingly on a Table, Inc. 1 5 -13
-1 242 James and the Giant Puch 1 5 -13
-1 247 Warehouse50 1 5 -14
-1 247 The Erect Walrus Club 1 5 -14
-1 249 Beer drinkers & Hell raisers 1 5 -15
-1 249 Wooglin 1 5 -15
-1 251 Flembroff 1 5 -16
-1 251 The Montana Mulisha 1 5 -16
-1 253 Suicide Kings 1 5 -17
-1 253 Mack & Maguth 1 5 -17
-1 255 PongBurgundy 1 5 -18
-1 256 Janksters Anonymous 1 5 -19
-1 256 The Eh-Team 1 5 -19
-1 256 Cheese 1 5 -19
-1 256 Touch Your Butt 1 5 -19
-1 260 Los Parranderos 1 5 -21
-1 261 Vicious And Delicious 2.0 1 5 -23
-1 262 Where My Pitches At 1 5 -24
-1 263 Smoked Chedda and Beans 1 5 -26
-1 264 Team FarMor 0 5 -15
-1 265 2 Balls deep 0 6 -10
-1 266 Jager Bombers 0 6 -11
-1 267 Slap N’ Tickle 0 6 -13
-1 268 The Knights of the Pong Table 0 6 -15
-1 268 Prairie Fire 0 6 -15
-1 268 Balls & Shafts 0 6 -15
-1 271 Business Men 0 6 -16
-1 272 Flight_Krew 0 6 -17
-1 273 Molly Jane Molly Whopper 0 6 -18
-1 273 The Wizard and the Kid 0 6 -18
-1 273 Pong Bay 0 6 -18
-1 273 Tallanasty 0 6 -18
-1 273 Team AwesomlyAkward 0 6 -18
-1 273 Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts 0 6 -18
-1 273 Cutting Edge 0 6 -18
-1 273 P.T.P. 0 6 -18
-1 273 Team E.V.I.L. 0 6 -18
-1 273 2 Guys Sinking 10 Cups 0 6 -18
-1 283 Tom and Nick 0 6 -20
-1 284 Junglist Soldiers 0 6 -21
-1 284 I dedicate this team to Matt Phillips 0 6 -21
-1 284 Finger Puppet Mafia 0 6 -21
-1 287 Durty Gurls 0 6 -22
-1 287 Beer Pressure 0 6 -22
-1 287 Pussy Generals 0 6 -22
-1 290 Fighting Zoidbergs 0 6 -25
-1 290 Minimum Height Requirement 0 6 -25
-1 292 Pong All Day Long 0 6 -27
-1 293 Suk It 0 6 -28
-1 294 Jason & Jukes 0 6 -30

‘Twas the Week Before The WSOBP X…

While many are celebrating the night before Christmas, here at BPONG we are celebrating the week before The WSOBP X.  For those counting down with us, here is a twist on the classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”  Enjoy!

 

'Twas the Week before WSOBP X cover photo

 

’Twas the Week before The WSOBP X…

‘Twas the week before The World Series of Beer Pong

When all through the Las Vegas strip,

Every beer ponging creature had been practicing,

And reading up on every BPONG toss tip;

The little white balls were disinfected with care,

In hopes that no nasty ass germs would be found there;

The distraction costumes laid out across the feet of their beds,

As visions of BPONG models holding pitchers danced in their heads;

And the BPONGing lady competitors were getting excited, too,

If they won the $50k, whatever with the money shall they do?!

The BPONG tables lined up sparkling, having just been scoured clean,

The racks hold BPONG cups neatly, this competition will be mean;

The Riviera maids cleaned the rooms and folded down the sheets,

They are BPONG elves helping make the stay a special treat;

The amazing WSOBP X DJ has handpicked the best party tunes,

We’ve all been waiting for this moment for many a Blue Moons;

Side events for girls only, guys only, too,

Screw it, let’s play house rules out of the blue;

While New Years Eve magic blankets the Las Vegas Strip,

And the countdown clock ticks as the strong liquor drips;

The men put on their ties and women slide into dresses,

As we say goodbye to the year and goodbye to our stresses;

Assuming we survive the debauchery the strip offers us,

We’ll have game faces ready as we arrive at The WSOBP X fuss;

Our fresh player wristbands will be gross in no time,

As we wear them for days, you won’t hear us whine;

Excited for our schedules, to see who we will play,

Crossing fingers for a VIP drink package to brighten up our day;

After a year of waiting, we’re thrilled The WSOBP X has arrived,

We plan on whooping ass, that $50k is ours, our team is on fire!

The announcer voice booms through the halls, players running amuck,

“Merry World Series of Beer Pong to all! And to all the best of luck!”

The WSOBP X Official Team List

Check out all of the teams and players that will be competing at this year’s World Series of Beer Pong X, January 1-5 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.*  Who do you think will be crowned this year’s World Champion of Beer Pong, walking away with ultimate bragging rights and a cool $50k?
(*Team listing is as of 12-23-2014.)

TEAM NAME FIRST NAME LAST NAME
#DirtySlutMagik Allie Stevenson
#DirtySlutMagik Tyler Spencer
#Showoffs Kevin McClendon
#Showoffs Matt Hicks
2 Balls deep Tommy Conatser
2 Balls deep william conatser
2 cold ass nigga’s named snoop Roland Yell
2 cold ass nigga’s named snoop Nicholas Trupiano
A Gentleman and a Scholar Daniel Thomas
A Gentleman and a Scholar jeffrey richardson
A N O SHOW Andrew Pichardo
A N O SHOW Oskar Sandoval
A&M Anthony Piazza
A&M Miguel Gonzalez
AKAK Alphonse Marcello
AKAK Paris Yaffe
Alchoballics Chad Williams
Alchoballics Tyler Evans
All We Do Is Climb Mountains Charles Gerber
All We Do Is Climb Mountains Joseph Williams
Alpha Q Ryan Avery
Alpha Q Tyler Pilgrim
Are We Here adam menta
Are We Here Jesse Peterson
ASD THE ITALIAN SHOOTERS GianMarco Gallucci
ASD THE ITALIAN SHOOTERS Marco Piras
Ash2 Ashley Franke
Ash2 Ashlyn Tendler
Balls & Shafts Alex Smith
Balls & Shafts Ryan Cabrera
Balls In Your Face Abi Wright
Balls In Your Face Kevin “Mestre” Zacaula
Balls Plopped Menacingly on a Table, Inc. Jeffrey Honeychurch
Balls Plopped Menacingly on a Table, Inc. Matthew Honeychurch
Ballzee Tapias Allan Tapia
Ballzee Tapias Mario Tapia
Bangarang Go Fuck Yourself Floyd Galloway
Bangarang Go Fuck Yourself Matthew Hoag
Beer drinkers & Hell raisers richard sandoval
Beer drinkers & Hell raisers Zach Holdaway
Beer No Evil Jason Scherr
Beer No Evil Pete Martinez
Beer Pong Cracks Clemens Foerg
Beer Pong Cracks Fabian Raphael Held
Beer Pong: it’s now or never nicolas dalbin
Beer Pong: it’s now or never Vian Bui
Beer Pressure Daniel Johnson
Beer Pressure Joshua Strack
Beer View Mirrors Josh Cain
Beer View Mirrors Matthew Morrison
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Why No Late Registrations for The WSOBP X?

We wanted to post definitive answers to a few questions that we kept getting.

1. We heard there are No Late Registrations this year, but there always have been in the past. Can we just register late.

The short answer is no there will not be late registrations, unless you want to pay a lot more in a few weeks.

This year, we are working with a new casino/hotel, and while the new location has many advantages for the players and our event experience, the dates of this event are unique in that they fall on the weekend after New Years Eve.

We therefore do not expect the Riviera to be able to extend our deadline, but on the off chance that they do, the prices will be going WAY UP.

>>> Solution : Click Here To Register Now. Only 6 Days Left to Sign Up! <<<

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2. What’s the Deal with Hotels on this $299 Package?

We were able to get this $299 option approved without hotel, which we can likely extend. However, the floor plans are due to the fire marshal on Dec. 12, so we will only be able to accommodate additional registrations if the floor plan we submit allows us to do so.

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Shit Gets Real: Anticipation Grows for World Series of Beer Pong X

The month before The WSOBP is one the most exciting times for any kind of beer pong player.  For the casual player, the idea of going to Las Vegas for a week of drinking, debauchery, gambling and a little bit of beer pong is exciting enough.  For the serious player, The WSOBP is the culmination of something much more…

In just about a month and a half, hundreds of beer pong players will travel to the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Sin City for The World Series of Beer Pong X, a chance for the $50,000 Grand Prize and ultimate bragging rights.

We are approaching one of the most exciting times for any kind of beer pong player – the month before The WSOBP.  For the casual player, the idea of going to Las Vegas for a week of drinking, debauchery, gambling, and a little bit of beer pong is exciting enough.  For the serious player, The WSOBP is the culmination of something much more.

Starting with that first beer pong tournament we play in late winter or early spring, most of us have our eyes on the $50,000 WSOBP prize.  You start to put feelers out for serious partners and look for the players that will help carry you deep into the tournament.  You start the difficult task of finding and winning a Satellite event to pay for your trip, or if you are one of the top players, amassing a collection of bids to sell to your friends and anyone looking for a discount.  Partnerships are formed and friendships are strained, all for the chance to be the ones holding that novelty check at the end of the day on January 4th.

But things change in the final month leading up to The WSOBP.  Shit gets real.  When that deadline approaches, it becomes time to put up or shut up.  You find out if that dude who has been swearing for months that he will play with you really will, or if you need to scramble at the last minute to find a capable partner.  You put in that vacation time at the last second with your boss and hold your breath that it gets approved.  You start looking for the cheapest flights possible, even if you need to switch planes four times to get to Las Vegas (unless of course you win the entire trip)

One of the best parts of signing up for The WSOBP is simply signing up.  You’re actually going to The World Series of Beer Pong!  You can breathe a sigh of relief and just worry about the holidays and getting ready for Vegas.  You start sending Facebook messages to the guys you haven’t kept in touch with often to find out if they are going, when they are going, and who they are playing with.  Beer pong players are giddy like school girls the month before The WSOBP.  For a lot of us, it’s the only time of the year we can get away with practicing beer pong every night of the week without getting in trouble or landing in the doghouse.

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The greatest thing about the month before The WSOBP is that, for right now, it’s anyone’s game.  Have you ever noticed that almost everyone thinks they are the greatest beer pong player in the world?  Sure, there’s trash talk and altercations in other sports, but I think we see so much of it in beer pong because most players genuinely think they are the best.  We’ll throw down $100 for a cash game without thinking about it because we don’t expect to lose.  We’ll qualify our losses by making excuses or blaming our partners.

We think we’re either the best or capable of being the best.  And unless you’re heading out to The WSOBP just to dress as a woman, wear a costume or just black out, you think you are going to win.  Have you ever seen someone post a Facebook status on January 1st that said, “Heading to Las Vegas to not win $50,000 playing beer pong”?

The month of excitement ends on January 1st.  You’re there.  You’re checked in and you have the list of teams you play.  You start sizing up your competition and asking anyone and everyone for scouting reports on them.  And when you get herded into the ballroom like cattle and they call those first games over the speakers, you know it’s time to work.  The butterflies in your stomach go away, the beer tastes delicious, and all is right with the world.

Of those hundreds of players heading out to The WSOBP X, only two will be able to win that final game of the tournament and hold up that big ass check.  The rest of us get to sulk on our flights home, swear off playing beer pong for good, and suffer through the almost guaranteed chance of being sick with the “Pong Flu.”

But for right now, there’s excitement in the air. It’s anyone’s game.

 

 

 

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Dominate Beer Pong with Halloween Boobs: The Art of Distraction

Let’s learn something from bird flocks, sports teams, and street gangs: Uniformity means sticking together.
Additionally, you looking like a damn fool serves as a great distraction for your opposing beer pong team. Let us explain.

We all know the art of distraction within a high-pressure beer pong game is a team trait that could serve as the straw that breaks your opponents’ backs. The higher your beer pong level gets, the more complex your distraction tactics must be. Save the waving of the hands over cups while your opponents toss for the amateur basement parties.

Another component of beer pong, most sensible for higher level players, involves that of camaraderie. Feeling supported by your fellow players and having them feel supported by you is the basis of family, and family is what you should feel like to truly excel. We’ve seen it before. High-stake tournaments where skill levels are ridiculous, and one negative emotional rift between teammates gives the whole game to the opposing, positively encouraging team. Wah wah.

In our attempts to improve your beer pong game in every way, our researchers at BPONG.COM believe costumes take these concepts to the next level. Without having to say a word to your opponent, your silly and maybe-even-obnoxious costumes will speak volumes. Imagine this: your team is in The World Series of Beer Pong finals. The glittery Las Vegas energy is coursing through the veins of every WSOBP attendant while the tension rises rapidly. Either you or your opponents will be going home with $50,000. The other team got matching shirts made. Is that a team logo I see? That’s legit. Somewhat intimidating even. What did you do to keep up? Simple.

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Your girlfriends broke out their hot glue guns and you bought yards of felt and stuffing. After crafting the most beautifully symmetrical nipples as cherries on top, you are ready to go as the most infamous pair in history – boobs. Your eyes don’t leave your opponents’ tossing hands. You only smirk when you’ve made a shot. Your game is fierce, but your costume yells, WE ARE FUN AS HELL. The crowd giggles and cheers as you waddle around, making cup after cup, serving as an active thorn in the side of your opponents. Every shot you make hits them a little harder, because, after all, they’re getting whooped by a pair of titties, for lack of a better word. There is no better word.

What better time to start considering costumes than Halloween time? The World Series of Beer Pong is two months away, and as you know, Halloween is this week. Savvy BPONGers: Choose your Halloween costume wisely so it can double as your game-changing World Series of Beer Pong distraction tool. Chicks love savvy dudes.

 

 

Beer Pong for Newbies

Newbies

Beer Pong is considered a drinking game that’s mostly popular on college campuses. The game’s played with cups and balls. The cups are half filled with beer and are arranged in a triangle shape starting with 3 cups at the farthest edge of the table, descending to the one cup ascending closer to the center of the table. It’s usually played 1 on 1, 2 on 2, or sometimes even 3 on 3. There’s usually a small ritual to determine which team will go first, such as rock paper scissors, a coin flip, etc.

The object of the game is for one person to throw two of their balls into a cup at the other end of the table. If the balls go into the cups of the opposite team, the cup is removed from the game, often with the team drinking the beer in the cups. The balls are thrown until there is a miss of both balls, then it’s the other team’s turn. Most people have a bucket to clean splashes off the table and to keep the cups drinkable.

There are different ways the game can be played. The balls can be bounced into the cups, the balls can bounce once inside the cups, or the balls cannot bounce once inside the cups. Creativity and imagination have possibly spawned other derivations of how the game can be played.

Sometimes the teams are allowed to reshape the cups to make them easier to throw the balls into.

2 Major Rules to Live By in BPONG:

  • “Sink cups”. No matter what version of the game you play, you’ll almost never win unless you know how to put balls into cups with precision. Again and again and again.”
  • Don’t let your parents win often. You spent their hard earned money to attend college and get good at this game. Maybe let Grandma win every so often so she thinks she still has it, but don’t make your parents start to doubt that they spent good money only to produce a subpar pong player.”

The game stands to get more complicated, and just as in playing games of cards, there are different names for the different challenges the game offers. There are names for the shots that it is possible to make with the balls. These names coincide with which game of the many in beer pong is being played.

Best Distraction Techniques in Beer Pong

Best Distraction Tech.

Most experienced players of Beer Pong know that in order to win, besides skills, you need to come up with creative ways to distract your opponent, especially if they’re in the lead. Here are some creative techniques that both guys and girls alike can utilize to beat their opponent.

GUYS
1) Awkward Stare
Nothing is more awkward and creepy to a female than a guy that seems as if he’s looking into the depths of her soul. By staring at a female opponent with that Friday the 13th look’, she’ll be trying to figure out what you’re thinking rather than making the shot.

2) Taking A Picture Of Your Opponent
Another great technique guys can use is the ‘taking a picture technique’. This is very effective because people are more self-conscious when they drink. They’ll be more concerned about not looking horrible on Facebook than aiming for the cups.

3) Confessions Time
Guys are expected to be very masculine and aggressive, by making a false confession that contradicts this belief you can effectively get into the mind of your opponent. Confessing something like “I still sleep with my teddy bear”, or saying something like “I miss doing ballet, it made me feel pretty inside and special” is a great way to get your opponent cracking up enough for them to lose all accuracy whatsoever. For added effects, ensure that you say it with a mean and aggressive stance.

GIRLS
1) Fake out Session
Who doesn’t like to see two girls making out. In this case you will be doing what’s known as a ‘fake out.’ Simply grab another female from the crowd and hold your hand between you and the other females jaw to hide the fact that you’re not actually making out at all.

2) Time For A Selfie
This technique is based on the law of attraction. Guys are known to lose focus on whatever they’re doing and allocating that focus on a female whenever they take a selfie while within close proximity of them. So strike one of your most flirtatious poses and watch as the drool falls just like the ball will instead of going into the cups.

3) Twerk, Twerk, Twerk
Another creative way girls can distract their opponent is to twerk. Even if you don’t know how, your opponent won’t care, if you’re lucky he might just lose his balance trying to keep up with your moves. Warning! This may lead to your opponent asking you for your number after the game.

 

Five All-Time Awesome Beer Pong Tricks

Beer Pong Tricks

Many moves in beer pong can be described as “tricks”, such as the twirling 360 and the acrobatic Under the Leg, as well as the lazy blindfold. (“Look, Ma! No Eyes!”) But the finest beer pong tricks take more imagination. The best beer pong performances involve props–other objects other than ball and cup, intermediaries, if you will, in the communion between player and cup. In no particular order, here are the five best beer pong tricks:

Number 5: The Skipping Rock: Place at least two small tables between you and the cup. Gently toss the ball in a soft overhand arc, and watch the happy bouncing and sinking. Drink.

Number 4: The Tiger Woods: This is a variation on the Skipping Rock, except using a golf club. Use irons or wedges for maximum loft. Tee optional. Drink.

Number 3: The William Tell: Place a clipboard or similar object at a 45-degree angle on a chair. Stand ten feet across the room from the chair and place the cup on top of your head. Close your eyes and toss the ball with a zippy overhand arc. Wait for the ball to land in the cup. Drink.

Number 2: The Happy Camper: Find a triple-decker bunk bed. If you don’t have one in your dormitory, dive in the largest dumpsters in your neighborhood. Place the cup at one end of the lowest bunk, making sure that that the end of the bunk is flush with a wall. Stand at the other end of the bunk and energetically bounce the ball on the middle bunk and the bottom of the top bunk until it hits the wall and lands in the cup. Drink.

Number 1: The Traveling Punk: Place the cup on a skateboard. Place the skateboard at one end of a gauntlet of three clipboards or similar flat objects arranged on chairs. Gently push the skateboard so it sails down the middle of the gauntlet. Bounce the ball hard off the nearest clipboard at an angle so it hits the next clipboard and the next, bouncing off all three on its way to meeting the cup at the gauntlet’s end. Drink.

WSOBP IX Final Standings Top 160

1 Rank Team Name
2 1 Jurassic Pong
3 2 Blitzkrieg -Kessler & Marx
4 3 drinkin smokin straight west coastin
5 3 Deep Fried Peanuts
6 5 White Girl Wasted
7 5 Nothing but Bogeys
8 7 Dragon Riders
9 7 ebonIE & ivorIEE
10 9 Chalmers For President
11 9 WetBack Wasted
12 9 Looks Good on Paper
13 9 Moist Triscuits
14 13 This Aint SeaWorld
15 13 Flawless Victory
16 13 Blood Brothers
17 13 Silence The Crowd
18 17 Don\’t Crap Out
19 17 hank&dank
20 17 The Greatest Show On Earth
21 17 Kick Rocks: Deadly Alliance
22 17 They Google Me
23 17 Impossible is Nothing
24 17 Firing Blanks
25 17 No Rest For the Wicked
26 17 Y’all won
27 17 A & W
28 17 Just Wowin
29 17 Fat Wizards
30 17 East And West Unite
31 17 DooDoo Puss
32 17 Ridin D\’s and strokin 3\’s
33 17 Race to the Hospital
34 33 Everlasting Gobstoppers
35 33 Kick Rocks Backup Team
36 33 Ship the Sugar
37 33 No Tickie No Laundry
38 33 Please Hold the Flash Photography
39 33 clinically proven
40 33 Keep One Rolled
41 33 Fucking Cry about it
42 33 Locked and Loaded
43 33 VA ALL DAY
44 33 Chick and Willie
45 33 Boom Goes The Dynamite
46 33 Unfappingbelievable
47 33 Brick and Dick The Matt ONeill Fan Club
48 33 Stretch Armstrong
49 33 Salt and Pepper
50 49 rva hop scotch mafia
51 49 Chernobyl Diaries of a Mad Black Woman
52 49 fireball made us do it
53 49 Justin & WR
54 49 Now or Never
55 49 crushing yo dreams
56 49 Shark and the Barracuda
57 49 VA MONEYLOVE
58 49 Professor Chaos and General Disarray
59 49 Straight Flexxin
60 49 B.O.B.
61 49 Too Legit To Quit
62 49 Blackin Out
63 49 Chuggsters
64 49 Snatch Snatchers
65 49 Matched on EHarmony
66 65 Ninja Drunk Fucks
67 65 LFG!!!
68 65 Smash and Dash
69 65 Discount Double Clutch
70 65 Yo What Yo Loast!
71 65 Taking a Lap Nap
72 65 Nor Cal Splash Brothers
73 65 Highlight Reel
74 65 Blunt Smokin Beaners
75 65 Central Divison
76 65 Buzzed Bandits
77 65 Plays 4 Room Keys
78 65 Smashing Time
79 65 final boss
80 65 Kenny takes the roll back
81 65 splish splash
82 65 Last Minute Pickup
83 65 Kick Rocks Platinum
84 65 nite nite bang bang
85 65 Fatal Instincts
86 65 FOX AND THE HOUND
87 65 Daddy Fats Sacks and The Scroobius Pip
88 65 White Gypsies
89 65 Finkle and Einhorn
90 65 Clubbin Baby Seals
91 65 #GETFUCKEF
92 65 Plowing Scrubs
93 65 Beer Pong Cracks
94 65 Feed the Animals
95 65 Old Dutch Saints
96 65 This Is Our Song
97 65 my 2 dans
98 97 She said she was 18
99 97 KY BALLERS
100 97 Dock Commander
101 97 Oil and Water
102 97 when you feel like a nut
103 97 Footlong Bitches
104 97 Kick Rocks – beauty and the beast
105 97 Wet Dreams And Moist Balls
106 97 The Extremely Good Looking Guys
107 97 Shit just got real
108 97 Beauty and the Foose
109 97 R.B.P.L
110 97 Talk is Cheap
111 97 Trolls R Us
112 97 big trouble in little Tokyo
113 97 Old sugarballs with a hint of yellow
114 97 throwing hundos makin hundos
115 97 Heating Up Like A Dutch Oven
116 97 Clutch city swapaholics
117 97 Youngs MCs
118 97 Lafayette parish
119 97 Fire Breathing Kitten Chuckers
120 97 Boo Boo Kush
121 97 Army of Trees
122 97 No Pong Intended
123 97 Bogey For The Backdoor Cover
124 97 District 5
125 97 It’s Our Time
126 97 Trompas de Elefante
127 97 El Nino
128 97 3 Ball Free For All
129 97 Les Monsieurs
130 129 GPT Presents The Truth
131 129 Beerlander
132 129 We’re Here for the Beer
133 129 Nova’s Best
134 129 Mlk’s MVP’s
135 129 BALLOONKNOT
136 129 Yellow Brick Road Head
137 129 The EH Team
138 129 KILLA CUP BOYS
139 129 Shoot the J
140 129 The Heismans: Desmond and Charles
141 129 2 V’s Better than One
142 129 MASSive Jew
143 129 GPT Presents The Spanking Monkeys
144 129 The DudemanBros
145 129 LV Elite
146 129 ET 2014
147 129 Janksters Anonymous
148 129 Stop it, and play dirtyÊ
149 129 Shots Like Plax
150 129 Pooh & Tigger
151 129 Bronco-Patriotism
152 129 Reading Rainbow
153 129 Left It On The Table
154 129 Make It Drizzle
155 129 Two Bros One Cup
156 129 Getting Schmitt faced Rex your life
157 129 Designated Drinkers
158 129 Big Nasty Sho Time
159 129 Beer No Evil
160 129 Splash Brothers
161 129 1440

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WSOBP IX Day 1 Prelim Results

WSOBP IX Day 1 Prelim Results

1 They Google Me 6 0 28
1 hank&dank 6 0 28
1 Blitzkrieg -Kessler & Marx 6 0 28
4 Flawless Victory 6 0 27
4 Brick and Dick The Matt ONeil Fan Club 6 0 27
6 Stretch Armstrong 6 0 26
7 Unfappingbelievable 6 0 25
8 Keep One Rolled 6 0 23
8 #GETFUCKEF 6 0 23
8 Chalmers For President 6 0 23
11 Too Legit To Quit 6 0 20
12 The Greatest Show On Earth 6 0 19
13 Nothing but Bogeys 6 0 18
13 Please Hold the Flash Photography 6 0 18
15 Shots Like Plax 6 0 17
15 Trolls R Us 6 0 17
17 DooDoo Puss 6 0 16
18 VA MONEYLOVE 6 0 14
18 big trouble in little Tokyo 6 0 14
20 Jurassic Pong 6 0 13
21 No Rest For the Wicked 5 1 21
21 This Is Our Song 5 1 21
23 Professor Chaos and General Disarray 5 1 20
23 The DudemanBros 5 1 20
23 WetBack Wasted 5 1 20
23 No Tickie No Laundry 5 1 20
27 White Girl Wasted 5 1 19
28 Moist Triscuits 5 1 18
28 Blood Brothers 5 1 18
30 Shark and the Barracuda 5 1 17
30 splish splash 5 1 17
32 MASSive Jew 5 1 16
32 Locked and Loaded 5 1 16
32 This Aint SeaWorld 5 1 16
35 Boo Boo Kush 5 1 15
36 A & W 5 1 14
36 Looks Good on Paper 5 1 14
36 Y’all won 5 1 14
39 Old Dutch Saints 5 1 13
39 Clubbin Baby Seals 5 1 13
39 Talk is Cheap 5 1 13
42 Deep Fried Peanuts 5 1 12
42 Last Minute Pickup 5 1 12
42 Les Monsieurs 5 1 12
42 Beauty and the Foose 5 1 12
46 throwing hundos makin hundos 5 1 11
46 3 Ball Free For All 5 1 11
48 Wet Dreams And Moist Balls 5 1 10
48 Central Divison 5 1 10
50 Ridin D\’s and strokin 3\’s 5 1 9
51 FOX AND THE HOUND 5 1 8
51 East And West Unite 5 1 8
51 nite nite bang bang 5 1 8
54 Fatal Instincts 5 1 7
55 The Alcohooligans 5 1 6
55 Smashing Time 5 1 6
57 Ninja Drunk Fucks 5 1 5
57 She said she was 18 5 1 5
59 El Nino 5 1 3
60 Plowing Scrubs 4 1 11
61 Ship the Sugar 4 1 10
62 Nova’s Best 4 1 9
63 Mlk’s MVP’s 4 1 7
64 Fire Breathing Kitten Chuckers 4 2 17
64 Blackin Out 4 2 17
64 clinically proven 4 2 17
67 crushing yo dreams 4 2 15
67 Kenny takes the roll back 4 2 15
67 Daddy Fats Sacks and The Scroobius Pip 4 2 15
70 District 5 4 2 14
70 The Heismans: Desmond and Charles 4 2 14
70 B.O.B. 4 2 14
73 GPT Presents The Spanking Monkeys 4 2 13
74 Silence The Crowd 4 2 13
75 Boom Goes The Dynamite 4 2 12
76 Snatch Snatchers 4 2 11
76 Make It Drizzle 4 2 11
76 White Gypsies 4 2 11
79 Indy Beer Pong 4 2 10
79 Army of Trees 4 2 10
79 final boss 4 2 10
79 Fucking Cry about it 4 2 10
79 Footlong Bitches 4 2 10
79 Salt and Pepper 4 2 10
79 Benson\’s Animal Farm 4 2 10
86 Chick and Willie 4 2 9
86 It’s Our Time 4 2 9
86 Kick Rocks Platinum 4 2 9
89 rva hop scotch mafia 4 2 8
89 Chernobyl Diaries of a Mad Black Woman 4 2 8
91 Now or Never 4 2 7
91 Race to the Hospital 4 2 7
91 Trompas de Elefante 4 2 7
91 Matched on EHarmony 4 2 7
95 KY BALLERS 4 2 6
95 Everlasting Gobstoppers 4 2 6
95 We Plow 4 2 6
95 Finkle and Einhorn 4 2 6
95 my 2 dans 4 2 6
95 Highlight Reel 4 2 6
101 Youngs MCs 4 2 5
101 We’re Here for the Beer 4 2 5
101 Fat Wizards 4 2 5
101 Getting Schmitt faced Rex your life 4 2 5
105 Splash Brothers 4 2 4
105 Heating Up Like A Dutch Oven 4 2 4
107 Booty Smell Good Doe 4 2 3
107 when you feel like a nut 4 2 3
109 Feed the Animals 4 2 2
110 Impossible is Nothing 4 2 1
110 Two Bros One Cup 4 2 1
112 GPT Presents The Truth 4 2 0
113 Designated Alcoholics 4 2 -1
113 2 V’s Better than One 4 2 -1
113 ET 2014 4 2 -1
113 Beer No Evil 4 2 -1
113 Kick Rocks: Deadly Alliance 4 2 -1
118 bangin cups like ron jeremy 3 2 9
119 Just Wowin 3 2 8
120 off constantly 3 2 6
121 Discount Double Clutch 3 2 5
122 Clutch city swapaholics 3 2 -2
123 ebonIE & ivorIE 3 3 11
124 drinkin smokin straight west coastin 3 3 10
125 Kick Rocks – beauty and the beast 3 3 8
125 Lafayette parish 3 3 8
125 Those Boys From The Mountains 3 3 8
125 Beerlander 3 3 8
129 Blunt Smokin Beaners 3 3 6
130 No Pong Intended 3 3 5
130 Kick Rocks Backup Team 3 3 5
130 Bald so hard 3 3 5
130 Old sugarballs with a hint of yellow 3 3 5
130 Designated Drinkers 3 3 5
135 Chuggsters 3 3 4
135 Nor Cal Splash Brothers 3 3 4
137 Buzzed Bandits 3 3 3
137 Anal Devastation 3 3 3
139 R.B.P.L 3 3 2
139 Rectal Apocalypse 3 3 2
141 BALLOONKNOT 3 3 1
141 Muffin Stuffers 3 3 1
141 Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies 3 3 1
141 Left It On The Table 3 3 1
141 fireball made us do it 3 3 1
146 Dragon Riders 3 3 0
146 Pooh & Tigger 3 3 0
146 Naked Bike Run on Poohs Corner 3 3 0
146 Maybe Next Year 3 3 0
150 Smash and Dash 3 3 -1
150 Splash Bros. 3 3 -1
152 Air Ditka’s 3 3 -2
152 Bogey For The Backdoor Cover 3 3 -2
152 A Gentleman and a Scholar 3 3 -2
155 Northwest Pongers 3 3 -3
155 PirateGang 3 3 -3
155 Shoot the J 3 3 -3
155 NorCal Assassins 3 3 -3
159 pebbles and bam bam 3 3 -4
159 Yellow Brick Road Head 3 3 -4
159 The EH Team 3 3 -4
159 Taking a Lap Nap 3 3 -4
163 Oil and Water 3 3 -5
164 Don\’t Crap Out 3 3 -6
164 Team ‘MERIKA! 3 3 -6
166 Kiwipong Kings 3 3 -7
166 VA ALL DAY 3 3 -7
166 Yo What Yo Loast! 3 3 -7
169 Fireside Fury 2 3 -1
170 Straight Flexxin 2 3 -2
171 Go Get Your Shine Box 2 3 -5
171 KILLA CUP BOYS 2 3 -5
173 The Extremely Good Looking Guys 2 3 -6
174 Plays 4 Room Keys 2 4 2
175 Super Splash Bros 2 4 0
176 Team Beirut 2 4 -2
176 Like a Bomb 2 4 -2
176 Keep Pounding 2 4 -2
176 The Hungover Games 2 4 -2
180 Justin & WR 2 4 -3
180 Beer Pong Cracks 2 4 -3
180 Australian Series Of Beer Pong 2 4 -3
183 The J’s 2 4 -6
183 Two racks no balls 2 4 -6
183 LV Elite 2 4 -6
183 Pong Stars 2 4 -6
183 Firing Blanks 2 4 -6
188 Big Nasty Sho Time 2 4 -7
188 badassmothafuckaz 2 4 -7
188 Stop it, and play dirty 2 4 -7
188 Janksters Anonymous 2 4 -7
188 King Pong 2 4 -7
188 Dude Frat Brah 2 4 -7
188 From Dusk Till Pong 2 4 -7
188 Das Chili Rings 2 4 -7
196 STARS 2 4 -8
197 Dock Commander 2 4 -9
197 The Italian Shooters 2 4 -9
197 Prestige Worldwide 2 4 -9
197 Bronco-Patriotism 2 4 -9
197 Beer Kings 2 4 -9
197 Sneaky Little Lizzards 2 4 -9
197 Are We There Yet? 2 4 -9
204 AK All Day 2 4 -10
205 I hate this game 2 4 -11
205 WildCats 2 4 -11
205 East Carolina Varsity Pong Team 2 4 -11
208 Nobody 2 4 -13
208 lost in sauce 2 4 -13
208 Soaking Wet 2 4 -13
211 3 Stars of Fury 2 4 -16
211 Whammy 2 4 -16
211 Stranger danger 2 4 -16
214 2 Guys 1 Cup 2 4 -17
214 Almost 30` 2 4 -17
216 hendragons 2 4 -18
217 TrapTown 2 4 -22
218 Shit just got real 1 4 -5
219 Cupping Butt Cheeks 1 4 -6
220 keystone krusaders 1 4 -8
221 I spit when i talk 1 4 -10
222 Thats what she said 1 4 -12
223 Strokin’ Diabeetus 1 5 -4
223 Public Intoxication 1 5 -4
225 Straight Splash Homie 1 5 -5
226 Biggie Smalls 1 5 -6
226 Crimson Assassins 1 5 -6
226 1440 1 5 -6
229 Team CJ’s 1 5 -8
229 Reading Rainbow 1 5 -8
229 Michael J Fox’s Martinis 1 5 -8
232 wet n wild 1 5 -9
232 Jokes on you we like to drink 1 5 -9
234 Find Me In the Diamond Lounge 1 5 -11
234 Crouching Hooker – Hidden Penis 1 5 -11
236 huSTLers 1 5 -12
237 Rolling Estonians 1 5 -14
237 99 Problems 1 5 -14
239 Northern Touch 1 5 -15
239 Bedtime Picnics 1 5 -15
239 NoHoe 1 5 -15
242 LFG!!! 1 5 -16
242 Nasty Midnighters 1 5 -16
244 Jimmy 1 5 -17
244 Which Way To Toronto? 1 5 -17
244 Burgundy Balls 1 5 -17
244 Beauty and the Beast 1 5 -17
244 All Day 1 5 -17
249 Team Brown 1 5 -18
249 Man Bear Pig 1 5 -18
249 Men Of Fire: The Story of Paul Walker 1 5 -18
252 Kim2 1 5 -19
253 RVA 1 5 -20
253 Smokin Asses 1 5 -20
253 The Canadian Cup Killers 1 5 -20
253 Straight Garbage 1 5 -20
257 We’re In A Glass Case Of Emotion!!!!! 1 5 -21
258 Muff N Man 1 5 -23
259 Vicious and Delicious 0 5 -15
260 T & A 0 5 -17
261 YBD 0 5 -18
262 Just Two Girls 0 5 -19
262 Sunset Rat Pack 0 5 -19
262 Qweef Monsters 0 5 -19
265 Alberta Ditch Diggers 0 5 -20
266 Bierkings 0 6 -14
267 LezBHonest 0 6 -16
267 It\’s the Germans, bitch! 0 6 -16
267 AND ITS IN 0 6 -16
270 Sex Panther 0 6 -17
271 The Lads 0 6 -18
271 Pong Burgundy 0 6 -18
271 Kliff\’s swagger 0 6 -18
271 Meheula-Ukauka 0 6 -18
275 Dirty Dabbin 0 6 -20
275 Fireball Blame Grant 0 6 -20
277 SINK SANK SUNK 0 6 -22
277 Comeback Kids 0 6 -22
277 GB 0 6 -22
280 Mostly Harmless 0 6 -23
281 The Vapors 0 6 -24
282 Turbo & Creeper 0 6 -26
283 Team Waka Waka 0 6 -30
284 Canadian Wood 0 6 -32WSOBP IX Day 1 Prelim Results

1 They Google Me 6 0 28
1 hank&dank 6 0 28
1 Blitzkrieg -Kessler & Marx 6 0 28
4 Flawless Victory 6 0 27
4 Brick and Dick The Matt ONeil Fan Club 6 0 27
6 Stretch Armstrong 6 0 26
7 Unfappingbelievable 6 0 25
8 Keep One Rolled 6 0 23
8 #GETFUCKEF 6 0 23
8 Chalmers For President 6 0 23
11 Too Legit To Quit 6 0 20
12 The Greatest Show On Earth 6 0 19
13 Nothing but Bogeys 6 0 18
13 Please Hold the Flash Photography 6 0 18
15 Shots Like Plax 6 0 17
15 Trolls R Us 6 0 17
17 DooDoo Puss 6 0 16
18 VA MONEYLOVE 6 0 14
18 big trouble in little Tokyo 6 0 14
20 Jurassic Pong 6 0 13
21 No Rest For the Wicked 5 1 21
21 This Is Our Song 5 1 21
23 Professor Chaos and General Disarray 5 1 20
23 The DudemanBros 5 1 20
23 WetBack Wasted 5 1 20
23 No Tickie No Laundry 5 1 20
27 White Girl Wasted 5 1 19
28 Moist Triscuits 5 1 18
28 Blood Brothers 5 1 18
30 Shark and the Barracuda 5 1 17
30 splish splash 5 1 17
32 MASSive Jew 5 1 16
32 Locked and Loaded 5 1 16
32 This Aint SeaWorld 5 1 16
35 Boo Boo Kush 5 1 15
36 A & W 5 1 14
36 Looks Good on Paper 5 1 14
36 Y’all won 5 1 14
39 Old Dutch Saints 5 1 13
39 Clubbin Baby Seals 5 1 13
39 Talk is Cheap 5 1 13
42 Deep Fried Peanuts 5 1 12
42 Last Minute Pickup 5 1 12
42 Les Monsieurs 5 1 12
42 Beauty and the Foose 5 1 12
46 throwing hundos makin hundos 5 1 11
46 3 Ball Free For All 5 1 11
48 Wet Dreams And Moist Balls 5 1 10
48 Central Divison 5 1 10
50 Ridin D\’s and strokin 3\’s 5 1 9
51 FOX AND THE HOUND 5 1 8
51 East And West Unite 5 1 8
51 nite nite bang bang 5 1 8
54 Fatal Instincts 5 1 7
55 The Alcohooligans 5 1 6
55 Smashing Time 5 1 6
57 Ninja Drunk Fucks 5 1 5
57 She said she was 18 5 1 5
59 El Nino 5 1 3
60 Plowing Scrubs 4 1 11
61 Ship the Sugar 4 1 10
62 Nova’s Best 4 1 9
63 Mlk’s MVP’s 4 1 7
64 Fire Breathing Kitten Chuckers 4 2 17
64 Blackin Out 4 2 17
64 clinically proven 4 2 17
67 crushing yo dreams 4 2 15
67 Kenny takes the roll back 4 2 15
67 Daddy Fats Sacks and The Scroobius Pip 4 2 15
70 District 5 4 2 14
70 The Heismans: Desmond and Charles 4 2 14
70 B.O.B. 4 2 14
73 GPT Presents The Spanking Monkeys 4 2 13
74 Silence The Crowd 4 2 13
75 Boom Goes The Dynamite 4 2 12
76 Snatch Snatchers 4 2 11
76 Make It Drizzle 4 2 11
76 White Gypsies 4 2 11
79 Indy Beer Pong 4 2 10
79 Army of Trees 4 2 10
79 final boss 4 2 10
79 Fucking Cry about it 4 2 10
79 Footlong Bitches 4 2 10
79 Salt and Pepper 4 2 10
79 Benson\’s Animal Farm 4 2 10
86 Chick and Willie 4 2 9
86 It’s Our Time 4 2 9
86 Kick Rocks Platinum 4 2 9
89 rva hop scotch mafia 4 2 8
89 Chernobyl Diaries of a Mad Black Woman 4 2 8
91 Now or Never 4 2 7
91 Race to the Hospital 4 2 7
91 Trompas de Elefante 4 2 7
91 Matched on EHarmony 4 2 7
95 KY BALLERS 4 2 6
95 Everlasting Gobstoppers 4 2 6
95 We Plow 4 2 6
95 Finkle and Einhorn 4 2 6
95 my 2 dans 4 2 6
95 Highlight Reel 4 2 6
101 Youngs MCs 4 2 5
101 We’re Here for the Beer 4 2 5
101 Fat Wizards 4 2 5
101 Getting Schmitt faced Rex your life 4 2 5
105 Splash Brothers 4 2 4
105 Heating Up Like A Dutch Oven 4 2 4
107 Booty Smell Good Doe 4 2 3
107 when you feel like a nut 4 2 3
109 Feed the Animals 4 2 2
110 Impossible is Nothing 4 2 1
110 Two Bros One Cup 4 2 1
112 GPT Presents The Truth 4 2 0
113 Designated Alcoholics 4 2 -1
113 2 V’s Better than One 4 2 -1
113 ET 2014 4 2 -1
113 Beer No Evil 4 2 -1
113 Kick Rocks: Deadly Alliance 4 2 -1
118 bangin cups like ron jeremy 3 2 9
119 Just Wowin 3 2 8
120 off constantly 3 2 6
121 Discount Double Clutch 3 2 5
122 Clutch city swapaholics 3 2 -2
123 ebonIE & ivorIE 3 3 11
124 drinkin smokin straight west coastin 3 3 10
125 Kick Rocks – beauty and the beast 3 3 8
125 Lafayette parish 3 3 8
125 Those Boys From The Mountains 3 3 8
125 Beerlander 3 3 8
129 Blunt Smokin Beaners 3 3 6
130 No Pong Intended 3 3 5
130 Kick Rocks Backup Team 3 3 5
130 Bald so hard 3 3 5
130 Old sugarballs with a hint of yellow 3 3 5
130 Designated Drinkers 3 3 5
135 Chuggsters 3 3 4
135 Nor Cal Splash Brothers 3 3 4
137 Buzzed Bandits 3 3 3
137 Anal Devastation 3 3 3
139 R.B.P.L 3 3 2
139 Rectal Apocalypse 3 3 2
141 BALLOONKNOT 3 3 1
141 Muffin Stuffers 3 3 1
141 Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies 3 3 1
141 Left It On The Table 3 3 1
141 fireball made us do it 3 3 1
146 Dragon Riders 3 3 0
146 Pooh & Tigger 3 3 0
146 Naked Bike Run on Poohs Corner 3 3 0
146 Maybe Next Year 3 3 0
150 Smash and Dash 3 3 -1
150 Splash Bros. 3 3 -1
152 Air Ditka’s 3 3 -2
152 Bogey For The Backdoor Cover 3 3 -2
152 A Gentleman and a Scholar 3 3 -2
155 Northwest Pongers 3 3 -3
155 PirateGang 3 3 -3
155 Shoot the J 3 3 -3
155 NorCal Assassins 3 3 -3
159 pebbles and bam bam 3 3 -4
159 Yellow Brick Road Head 3 3 -4
159 The EH Team 3 3 -4
159 Taking a Lap Nap 3 3 -4
163 Oil and Water 3 3 -5
164 Don\’t Crap Out 3 3 -6
164 Team ‘MERIKA! 3 3 -6
166 Kiwipong Kings 3 3 -7
166 VA ALL DAY 3 3 -7
166 Yo What Yo Loast! 3 3 -7
169 Fireside Fury 2 3 -1
170 Straight Flexxin 2 3 -2
171 Go Get Your Shine Box 2 3 -5
171 KILLA CUP BOYS 2 3 -5
173 The Extremely Good Looking Guys 2 3 -6
174 Plays 4 Room Keys 2 4 2
175 Super Splash Bros 2 4 0
176 Team Beirut 2 4 -2
176 Like a Bomb 2 4 -2
176 Keep Pounding 2 4 -2
176 The Hungover Games 2 4 -2
180 Justin & WR 2 4 -3
180 Beer Pong Cracks 2 4 -3
180 Australian Series Of Beer Pong 2 4 -3
183 The J’s 2 4 -6
183 Two racks no balls 2 4 -6
183 LV Elite 2 4 -6
183 Pong Stars 2 4 -6
183 Firing Blanks 2 4 -6
188 Big Nasty Sho Time 2 4 -7
188 badassmothafuckaz 2 4 -7
188 Stop it, and play dirty 2 4 -7
188 Janksters Anonymous 2 4 -7
188 King Pong 2 4 -7
188 Dude Frat Brah 2 4 -7
188 From Dusk Till Pong 2 4 -7
188 Das Chili Rings 2 4 -7
196 STARS 2 4 -8
197 Dock Commander 2 4 -9
197 The Italian Shooters 2 4 -9
197 Prestige Worldwide 2 4 -9
197 Bronco-Patriotism 2 4 -9
197 Beer Kings 2 4 -9
197 Sneaky Little Lizzards 2 4 -9
197 Are We There Yet? 2 4 -9
204 AK All Day 2 4 -10
205 I hate this game 2 4 -11
205 WildCats 2 4 -11
205 East Carolina Varsity Pong Team 2 4 -11
208 Nobody 2 4 -13
208 lost in sauce 2 4 -13
208 Soaking Wet 2 4 -13
211 3 Stars of Fury 2 4 -16
211 Whammy 2 4 -16
211 Stranger danger 2 4 -16
214 2 Guys 1 Cup 2 4 -17
214 Almost 30` 2 4 -17
216 hendragons 2 4 -18
217 TrapTown 2 4 -22
218 Shit just got real 1 4 -5
219 Cupping Butt Cheeks 1 4 -6
220 keystone krusaders 1 4 -8
221 I spit when i talk 1 4 -10
222 Thats what she said 1 4 -12
223 Strokin’ Diabeetus 1 5 -4
223 Public Intoxication 1 5 -4
225 Straight Splash Homie 1 5 -5
226 Biggie Smalls 1 5 -6
226 Crimson Assassins 1 5 -6
226 1440 1 5 -6
229 Team CJ’s 1 5 -8
229 Reading Rainbow 1 5 -8
229 Michael J Fox’s Martinis 1 5 -8
232 wet n wild 1 5 -9
232 Jokes on you we like to drink 1 5 -9
234 Find Me In the Diamond Lounge 1 5 -11
234 Crouching Hooker – Hidden Penis 1 5 -11
236 huSTLers 1 5 -12
237 Rolling Estonians 1 5 -14
237 99 Problems 1 5 -14
239 Northern Touch 1 5 -15
239 Bedtime Picnics 1 5 -15
239 NoHoe 1 5 -15
242 LFG!!! 1 5 -16
242 Nasty Midnighters 1 5 -16
244 Jimmy 1 5 -17
244 Which Way To Toronto? 1 5 -17
244 Burgundy Balls 1 5 -17
244 Beauty and the Beast 1 5 -17
244 All Day 1 5 -17
249 Team Brown 1 5 -18
249 Man Bear Pig 1 5 -18
249 Men Of Fire: The Story of Paul Walker 1 5 -18
252 Kim2 1 5 -19
253 RVA 1 5 -20
253 Smokin Asses 1 5 -20
253 The Canadian Cup Killers 1 5 -20
253 Straight Garbage 1 5 -20
257 We’re In A Glass Case Of Emotion!!!!! 1 5 -21
258 Muff N Man 1 5 -23
259 Vicious and Delicious 0 5 -15
260 T & A 0 5 -17
261 YBD 0 5 -18
262 Just Two Girls 0 5 -19
262 Sunset Rat Pack 0 5 -19
262 Qweef Monsters 0 5 -19
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"Black people don't play beer pong."

Black People and Beer Pong

Hey there, Mr. Barkley.

I hope you’re doing well. Rumor has it that a few weeks back, you told TMZ that “black people don’t play beer pong.” When informed by the TMZ reporter that Michael Jordan had just been photographed playing, you responded by adding “You think they got beer pong in the hood?”

Sigh. Let’s take it from the top, Chuckles.

I’m fairly certain Mr. Jordan doesn’t do much of anything “in the hood” unless you’re referring to his brand of footwear or his newest stripper girlfriend. Next, are you saying that all black people live in the hood? If so, that’s very stupid and very racist.

Just because many white people are good at golf and you’re not is no reason to get salty. Too personal? My bad. To be honest, I agree with you somewhat. Not that black people don’t play pong, but rather that YOU would be bad at it.

Don’t get me wrong. You do possess some behaviors that have been the hallmarks of some notorious pong players. You’re a compulsive gambler who likes to put tremendous amounts of money on terrible bets, similar to volunteering for cash games against Ross Hampton. You also like to drink a lot of alcohol and embarrass yourself. You got that .BAC up to .149 son! Even the cops pulling you over were impressed.

I don’t recall you hitting much of anything from a range of eight feet in your whole career, unless you count foul shots, which no one should.

Alright I lied. You were pretty good from the perimeter in your day. And the lack of any need for cardio in our sport would probably help you tremendously. But Chuckles, you are old. And irrelevant. The last time you were in college (the early 1980s) you were probably too busy getting “lunch money” from SEC boosters and drawling “War Eagle” to pay attention to the parties thrown by the little people where pong was prevalent.

Here’s the problem, Mr. Barkley. You are no more aware of what young people do these days than Martha Stewart, unless she learned how to cornrow and Snapchat when she was in the clink. That includes young black people. How dare you make a blanket statement about any race without one damn clue about what you’re talking about? Do the world a favor and shut the hell up, unless you’re drunk as usual commenting on a TNT basketball game (young people love that channel, it’s right up there with the Hallmark network).

Bottom line, black people do play beer pong. So do half black people. So do people who date black people. Your argument is flawed. Instead of defining what black people should not do, you should be encouraging their capabilities in all areas. Including beer pong. Your comments suggest a person’s “blackness” is taken away by doing something white people do. I don’t know if you recall, Sir Charles, but the very game that provided you with your fortune was once a majority, if not an all-white sport. How many people said the same things about black people and basketball back then? Just sayin’.

I understand that you were probably just speaking out of an ignorance of the beer pong world. Don’t worry, our community is inclusive and we are very tolerant. We’d love to extend an official invitation for you to come to Vegas and play in WSOBP IX (on us) so that we can show you what the game is really about as well as the diversity of the players within it. Mr. Barkley, the proverbial olive branch has been extended. Hopefully you’ll take us up on it. Maybe you can team up with Ryan Cabrera since he’s already registered?

And before anyone even thinks to question this article, rest assured it was written by a black beer ponger, with bonus points added for being a chick too.

World Series of Beer Pong IX Anticipation

Anticipation

Can you feel it? Are you ready? In less than seven weeks, hundreds of teams will descend upon Vegas, many with hangovers from the revelry of the night before. Right now, everyone has that tingle. Everyone is undefeated. Everyone can dream of that glorious moment when Billy shakes you and your partner’s hand and presents you with a giant check. Whether it’s your first World Series or your ninth, those butterflies are in your stomach and you can’t wait to find out what the pong gods will bring your way on January 1st.

But hold up. Do you really think you’re going to win WSOBP 9? The answer might very well be a “HELL YEAH!” The answer you’d give could also be “Of course not.” That’s the point. This game is for the so-called “pros” that travel across the country routinely to compete. This game is also for the husband and wife who are at the WSOBP as part of their New Year’s vacation. Or for the friends who haven’t seen each other in a while but used to run the plywood tables together in college. This game is for everyone. The enjoyment that is provided by the game we all love is evident in both victory and defeat. We’re all lucky to be able to experience it, especially on as grand a scale as the World Series of Beer Pong.

It’s true, however, that the only constant is change. This year, while the Center of the Beer Pong Universe will once again have a latitude and longitude that leads you to the familiar Flamingo Hotel, some things will be different. No beer in the cups this year. It’s a logistical nightmare, and takes way too much time and coordination by WSOBP staff. Time better served to make sure that dude mean mugging you doesn’t cross the plane while you’re shooting, or move past his side of the table to get in your face.

We’ve compiled a general list of reasons why we have decided to forego beer in the cups this year.

1. Eventual TV rights.
2. Liability/over consumption of alcohol.
3. Pong Flu/health concerns.
4. Consistency – many major and weekly tournaments use water only.
5. Drink of choice – as opposed to a flat, indistinguishable product.

You may not see all the events you’re used to this year. You may see new ones you’ll come to love just as much, if not more.

All we ask is that you remain patient as we try to create the best experience possible while not over-extending the company’s future growth potential. Television deals, major cross promotion agreements, and bigger and better events are all within reach. We need our foundation to be rock solid as those next great steps are taken.

Organizers throughout the country have seriously stepped up. We have Skype tournaments, local satellite events and a multitude of weekly tournaments that continue to bring new players into the beer pong community. We’re encouraged by the continued growth of pong in new areas, and the veterans who are willing to provide guidance to the others willing to be tournament organizers. New initiatives like BPONG’s tournament software and national program structure will make it much easier for brackets to be run well, and run quickly.

Before you arrive in Vegas this year, take a minute to reflect on the work so many did before you (or with you) that has enabled a record ninth World Series of Beer Pong. It’s a significant achievement that can and should be appreciated by all. It’s up to every one of us to keep the game going. As a community, we want a 10th WSOBP and many more after that.

Quality or Quantity?

Don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of playing beer pong for big money. With prize pools of $65,000 and $100,000 for the World Series of Beer Pong and the Masters of Beer Pong, respectively, there are some amazing opportunities to win some big money playing pong.

I may be in the minority, but I think that these big beer pong tournaments should be the exception, not the norm. Somewhere along the line, tournament organizers throughout the country decided that we needed big money tournaments and big money tournaments only. It’s as if someone decided that if we weren’t playing for at least $1,000, there’s no point.

I can understand why the top players want big money tournaments. They’ve got a chance to win. For someone like a Pop or a Kessler or a Ross Hampton, flying across the country for a weekend of pong is a sound investment. They’ve likely already won a bid, and whether they win or lose the big tournament, they’ll probably at least make enough to recoup their investment. But for others like myself, what’s the point?

When I first started playing beer pong, it wasn’t the money that attracted me to the game. I’m sure I’m not alone, because a lot of the players that started around the time that I did are still playing, too, and there wasn’t any money to be made back then. It was the community and the aspect of competition that drew us in and kept us engaged. Sure, we all get older and priorities and responsibilities change, but none of us picked up a pong ball for the first time with the hopes of cashing in for big money. We wanted to drink and have fun with our friends.

It seems that throughout the country, beer pong tournaments need to be a “Best Of” or take place in a ballroom to be worth our while. I’m tired of playing beer pong in the same ballrooms with the same overpriced drinks, stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing else to do.

I’ve been saying for years that tournament and league organizers need to cater to the new players, not the “elite” players to survive. Sure, $5,000 prize pools are awesome, but you’re also charging quadruple the entry fee plus travel expenses for multiple-day tournaments. The new, casual player isn’t going to make that investment, and if he does he will likely get throttled so badly in competition he won’t be coming back.

I can only speak for my local area, but at least in Maryland, it seemed that as the prize money increased over the last few years, the tournaments became fewer and fewer in between and the loyal players stopped coming. A big prize isn’t worth it to someone who knows they have no chance of winning. It’s no fun to come to a tournament and go 0-2.

Having more tournaments with less prize money is a win-win. More people get to play, and even if those top players decide that a $100 isn’t worth their time, the five casual teams that sign up knowing they have a better chance to have fun and win something will more than cover the cost of losing those top teams. Parity is rampant in professional sports because it works, beer pong is no different.

If you look at the beer pong communities that are thriving, it’s no surprise. Places like Lehigh Valley are attracting over 100 teams a week by having several small tournaments. They aren’t holding them in small hotel ballrooms, but in local bars, with local players, for modest cash prizes and drink specials. These are the players that are going to keep playing and become the next great players.

Cup Check

Four drinking straws together weigh .28 ounces. One and a half wooden pencils weigh .28 ounces. A plastic spoon and a plastic fork together weigh .28 ounces.

If you were playing an intense game of beer pong, would you be distracted by someone throwing drinking straws at themselves? Would you be distracted by someone hitting themselves in the head with a plastic spoon and fork? Probably not.

So, what’s your point, you ask? Well, a regulation BPONG plastic cup weighs .28 ounces. And for some strange reason, countless beer pong players have convinced themselves that taking a BPONG beer pong cup, smashing it against their own head and throwing the cup onto the ground is an amazing distraction technique. This folks, is why the media portrays beer pong players to be a community of alcoholic douchebags.

We are all adults. We may not act like it from time to time, but by definition we are adults. I would hope that we could get past certain childish thingslike smashing beer pong cups over our heads, but I’m not so confident that we can. Newsflash: We are not impressed.

Have you ever walked into the practice area at the World Series of Beer Pong, hoping to get a few shots in before your next round? You finally find an open table to play on, except all that’s left is a an empty rack and a few overturned cups on the table. You try and gather the cups that you can off the ground, finally find ten and then fill them up with water. Except most of the cups start leaking out because some tough guy thought they would impress someone by smashing the cups.

This is why we can’t have nice things, guys.

Do you ever wonder why some tournaments drag on and on and you can’t figure out why? Because half the tables don’t have enough cups or water left to play a game. You shouldn’t have to hunt and gather enough cups and water to play a game of beer pong in a tournament.

And let’s be honest. BPONG cups aren’t exactly expensive, but they aren’t cheap either. When you play at home do you smash cups and throw water around like a gorilla? No, you don’t. You probably use the same cups you have been using for the last couple of years. We’ve all been there. You wash a few dozen of your BPONG cups and then stack them up like a pyramid on the kitchen counter to dry out. Just because you are in Vegas or in some ballroom of whatever hotel agreed to hold a beer pong tournament, you should have a certain amount of respect.

I know it’s easy to get into the emotion of the moment after hitting or missing a big shot (I have more experience with the latter, personally) but enough is enough. People need to stop smashing cups, literally.

In football, if a player kicks or throws the ball away like a dickhead it’s a penalty. The same in basketball. In baseball, if a player throws his helmet like an asshole onto the field of play he’s likely going to get tossed. If you guys ever want beer pong to be taken seriously, smashing cups isn’t helping.

Save our cups!

So, Who’s Winning the Masters?

Time sure flies when you’re having fun. It seems like only yesterday we were crowning a new World Series of Beer Pong champion and handing out a giant check for $50,000. Now, we’re less than two months away from handing out an even larger check for the first ever Masters of Beer Pong champion. And there’s one question everyone keeps asking.

Who’s going to win it?whos-winning-masters

In beer pong time, two months is an eternity. There’s still way too much time for players to find partners, change plans, flake out at the last moment or backstab a good friend. We’ve come to expect these things from our close-knit beer pong community. I wouldn’t expect anything less. But, like the NFL “experts” who have spent the last few months posting mock drafts that made them look like idiots this past week, it’s still fun to guess how things will pan out.

Right now, is there a better player in the world than Ross Hampton?

The name should sound familiar if you have spent any time in the competitive beer pong circuits the past two years. Hampton won the prestigious World Series of Beer Pong VII singles title last year, and followed it up with an even more impressive victory, winning the World Series of Beer Pong VII doubles title. In the World Series of Beer Pong VIII, he was a part of the winning East vs. West tournament team, and then followed it up by winning the 2nd Annual Pongstars.net Spring Classic a few weeks ago. In between, he’s won dozens of other tournaments. Not a bad resume, and I’m sure I’m leaving some stuff out.

People love to debate who the best players are, and several can make a case as the world’s best. Players like Michael “Pop” Popielarski and Ron Hamilton are no stranger to taking home the big checks, and guys like Kevin Kessler, Brandon Marx and Nick Syrigos are also considered some of the world’s best. But in the “what have you won lately” world of competitive beer pong, it’s hard to top what Ross Hampton is doing.

It’s still early, but who’s your pick to win the first ever Masters of Beer Pong tournament. Be sure you register soon before entry fees go up. You won’t want to miss this one.










Drunk or Sober?

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of “organized” beer pong tournaments are now played with water in the cups, not beer. In the case of the World Series of Beer Pong, there’s a mixture of both water and beer cups on the table, although no player is required to drink beer. There’s a variety of reasons why organizers have adapted this practice, but mostly it’s because local laws and regulations restrict bars from playing with beer in cups.

Outsiders like to dismiss competitive beer pong because they see us playing with water cups and assume we aren’t drinking. While it’s few and far between when I actually have beer in my cups when I am playing, unless I am driving or it’s a work night I’m usually drinking while I play. And if I have a ride, I’m drinking a lot more. I know it’s childish to compare drinking abilities, but I’d take a Masters of Beer Pong participant over some YouTube troll any day of the week when it comes to drinking.

That said, do you play better buzzed, or sober?

The popular opinion is that the player who can manage to stay sober longer wins, but I disagree. I think it’s much harder to play sober or with minimal drinking. While I have played well and won tournaments without taking even a sip of beer, it’s no coincidence that normally, the deeper I go into a tournament the bigger my hangover will be the next day.

Playing beer pong well, for me, is finding a perfect balance between being too drunk and being sober. It’s the mental aspect of the game that separates the winners from the losers, not shooting percentages. A headcase who can go 10/10 in practice is usually going to miss a rebuttal shot if his mind isn’t right. Maybe it’s a sign of weakness, but I feel like having a few beers in my system allows me to calm down, keep the butterflies away, and shoot well regardless of the situation.

Some people like to get completely trashed before a tournament, and some people drink too much that they can’t hit the table by the end of the day. For me, the days are too long to get completely hammered first thing in the morning and try to make it through the night. But it works for some people, just not me.

For those who don’t drink, I’ve seen several times when players get called out deep into Day 3 for not drinking. It’s easy to talk shit from the railing. I think those guys deserve extra props. I couldn’t imagine playing a best-of-three series for $50,000 dead sober. My arms would be shaking worse than Michael J. Fox. If they can do it, good for them.

What works best for you?










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Pabst Blue Ribbon: Official Beer of the Masters of Beer Pong

The biggest beer pong event in the history of the world just got a little bit better.

BPONG is proud to announce that Pabst Blue Ribbon will be the official beer sponsor of the first-ever Masters of Beer Pong tournament. As if a few days of summer sun in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a $100,000 minimum prize pool and pool parties weren’t enough, there will be plenty of ice-cold Pabst Blue Ribbon to keep us hydrated. What else could one ask for?

Pabst Blue Ribbon is no stranger to the biggest beer pong tournaments in the world. You may recall the tasty lager at previous BPONG events, including the World Series of Beer Pong III, WSOBP IV, and this past WSOBP VIII. The only complaint the world’s best beer pong players have about PBR is when there isn’t enough.

The World Series of Beer Pong has come a long way since its first days in Mesquite. Although I did not attend my first WSOBP until WSOBP III, the horror stories about the Sin City beer live on to this day. Ask anyone who attended one of those first tournaments and you’re guaranteed to get a less-than-fond memory about the choice of beer.

It’s only fitting that that the biggest beer pong tournament known to man will serve an award-winning beer. PBR, after all, was selected as “America’s Best” beer at the World’s Columbian Exposition back in 1893, some 120 years ago. While a lot of things have changed in the world since then, America’s thirst for delicious beer has not. Pabst Blue Ribbon still stands tall among its peers.

I’m sure the announcement of PBR is just one of the many surprises Billy, Reed and company have in store for us in July. If this doesn’t convince you to sign up for the MOBP, I don’t know what will. It’s not going to get any cheaper, so what are you waiting for?









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With its unique characters, soap opera storylines, and high stakes competition, it seems only a matter of time before beer pong becomes a popular televised event. Even the lamest weekly tourney has better storylines than some of the crap that runs on cable television.

So what’s the hold up?

Many players feel that with the focus on beer, it’s a tough sell to advertisers. I can kind of buy that. I know that several major beer companies have steered clear of local beer pong events due to the association with binge drinking. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, considering that most television shows use sex and violence to earn better ratings.

An argument can also be made that the heated trash talk may scare potential advertisers or networks. Since trash talk is such a big part of beer pong, it would be a shame to deny that to the viewer. Some of our most beloved players are just that because of their trash talk. Sure, you can bleep out the F word a dozen times, but where’s the fun in that?

In my opinion, beer pong will only become as big as its sponsors. Bottom line, we need more companies involved to help grow the sport and get it on television. Most TV networks would air footage of sleeping cows if it made money. For some reason or another, beer pong organizers around the country have had a difficult time locking in event sponsors.

The real question is, what kind of sponsors make sense for beer pong? You won’t find a more hardcore group of (mostly) 21-34 males that spend money than a major beer pong event. Most players spend upwards of $1,000 just to travel and play in the World Series of Beer Pong, not including the food, beer and money they gamble away. Seems like a pretty solid market if I’m an advertiser looking at that demographic. And buying into an event sponsorship such as the World Series of Beer Pong is far cheaper than a traditional advertising campaign.

I’m also surprised that no major companies have stepped up to sponsor individual players. There are certainly a few that are “household” names in the beer pong world that would be great for a cutting-edge advertiser. I recently watched “Lords of Dogtown” (great flick, by the way) and it reminded me a little of the beer pong scene. In that movie, you could see how several skateboard companies fought over signing the hippest young skaters.

We’ve seen some small-scale sponsorships before, but nothing from a big company. Who will be the first? In the grand scheme of things, giving a top player $10,000 a year for pushing its name/product is a great deal. The player could enter and travel to every major during the year, proudly pimping the product or its name, or both. In return, that sponsor gets all the name recognition that goes along with associating itself with a top player. Tons of social media exposure, interviews, photos, etc. It makes so much sense to me, but maybe I’m just taking crazy pills.

What kind of companies do you think would be great beer pong sponsors? What would you be willing to do as a player to be sponsored?










Beer Pong’s Bro Factor

I think we can all agree that beer pong has a perception problem.

Whenever some high school or college kid has one too many drinks and makes a bad decision, the first culprit is always the game of beer pong. It’s never the parents who allowed the party to happen, the liquor store which sold the alcohol, or the person who should have been more responsible and know his or her limits. Nope, it’s all beer pong’s fault when someone drinks in excess and makes bad decisions.

If it’s not the excessive drinking that’s giving beer pong a bad reputation, it’s the “bro factor.” For some reason, millions of people think beer pong is the official sport of fraternities in colleges across the United States. To them, we are all just a bunch of guys in pastel-colored Polo shirts with popped collars and too much hair gel. In between games of beer pong, we go to the gym, hold keggers, and all the other stuff frat guys do. We refer to each other as “bro” and only “bro.”

In the interest of full disclosure, I was not a member of any fraternity in college. And while it has been over a decade since I enjoyed the lifestyle of a young college student, I can’t say that any of the fraternity parties I went to were centered around beer pong. Obviously, the sport has grown quite a bit in recent years, and I have no doubt that frat guys love to play them some beer pong (who doesn’t). But the stereotype isn’t exactly fair.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing fraternities at all. I chose to spend my time at the student newspaper in college instead, but that’s just me. I have plenty of great friends who belong to fraternities and only speak of them highly. Very few people fit the negative stereotype of a frat guy, and most people fail to acknowledge that fraternity members tend to earn better grades and a more well-rounded college experience.

I just don’t like the idea people have that we are all just a bunch of guys playing beer pong in someone’s basement or frat house waiting in line for the next kegstand. The truth is, and this has been mentioned time and time again, the majority of us who play competitively live in the professional world, we have real careers, families, interests and hobbies. Beer pong is an outlet for us, not something we center our life around.

While I’m sure there are plenty of members of our beer pong community who belong to fraternities, I can probably only name two or three that I know for sure. Which shows me that beer pong isn’t just a game for fraternity guys, because let’s face it, none of them are winning our tournaments.










Budweiser Unveils “Buddy Cup,” Stalkers Rejoice

Technology has changed the way we play beer pong. From new equipment to high-stakes games via Skype, beer pong is alive and well in the virtual world.

Budweiser is now taking beer drinking a step further.

The self-proclaimed King of Beers recently announced “The Buddy Cup,” a state-of-the-art drinking glass which can connect fellow drinkers to each other on Facebook, with a simple clink of a glass.

Feel like creeping on that cute girl at the beer pong tournament? Clink her glass. You want to remind that guy you just met he owes you $20 for a cash game? Clink his glass. Forget your iPhone to add someone on Facebook? Clink their glass. The Buddy Cup will revolutionize the way we interact, and stalk, our fellow beer pong players. The possibilities are endless.

The cups are currently being unveiled in Brazil, and there is no word on if and when these new Buddy Cups will appear in the U.S. I, for one, will be patiently waiting.

Guys, what do you think about this? Girls, how about you?

Check out the article here or watch the video below.










Is Beer Pong Becoming Too Easy?

Is beer pong becoming too easy?

I know it’s a silly question, coming from someone as terrible as me. But as the sport continues to evolve, at some point do we need to go back to the drawing board and re-examine things?

I’m not going to make this into an elbow rule debate. That topic alone is enough for its own blog post and then some. We can look at that at a later time.

For anyone who has played in a major tournament like the World Series of Beer Pong over the course of several years, it’s pretty clear how much the average player has improved, and how much the better even the elite players have become. We’ve reached the point where you go into a game against a Kessler or a Ross Hampton expecting them to shoot 100%. And I’m not so sure that’s a good thing.

I’ve been playing using WSOBP rules for the greater part of the last decade. In Maryland, before adapting to the current WSOBP rules, we used to play unlimited bring-backs and each player shoot-until-you-miss rebuttal shots. Even then, a few of the better players were already taking the “next step.” It wasn’t uncommon starting a game down 6 cups before you even shot against a great team.

If we want to take beer pong seriously, as a sport, then it is only fair to compare beer pong to other sports. And you’d be hard-pressed to find another sport that demands near-perfection to win games.

In baseball, you are considered an above-average to great hitter if you hit above .300. In 1941, Ted Williams posted a .406 batting average, considered by most to be the greatest statistical batting season of all time. Yet in that magical season, Williams got out nearly 60% of the time.

In football, the career leader in quarterback completion percentage is Chad Pennington with a 66% over the course of 10 seasons. Ignoring the fact that Pennington is a terrible QB (sorry Jets fans) even his record-breaking noodle arm threw incompletions almost 35% of the time.

Finally, in the NBA, Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title this year averaging 28.7 points per game, notching a .449 field goal percentage. The league leader in field goal percentage, center DeAndre Jordan, had a .643%.

Enough with the Moneyball stats, you say. What’s the point? The point is that in any given major tournament, if you shoot about 60% you’re not guaranteed to win, not even close to it. I’d say the top players average out closer to an 80%, give or take. That may be generous, but I think we can all agree that maybe beer pong has become a little too easy at its current state.

So what’s the answer? Elbow rule? Longer tables? No bring-backs? No rebuttals? Or are things fine the way they are? Every major sport has gone through numerous rule changes to balance things out.

How about beer pong?








Let’s Bounce?

We’ve all been there. It’s the World Series of Beer Pong and months of practice and preparation have culminated into a chance to play for the $50,000 grand prize. You know you’re likely to get every team’s best shot (no pun intended) and you will need to bring your “A” game. You shake hands with the opposition and start your game. And then it happens.

The other team bounces a ball into your cup. Then, they bounce two more. You think to yourself, “Are you shitting me?”

I mean, it’s not illegal to bounce. According to the Item 3 in the “Grabbing” section of the official WSOBP rules, “Bounce Shots: Players ARE allowed to let their shots bounce off of the table before making it to the cup. In accordance with B(2) above, bounce-shots may not be interfered with until they have made contact with a cup. It should be noted that bounce-shots do NOT count for two cups.”

I just don’t understand why people bounce. Back in my house party days, bouncing was a great way to catch the opposing team while they were napping and knock off two cups at once. But when the shot only counts for one cup, why would you want to do it? I can understand the argument that bouncing into a 10-rack is a high-percentage shot, but at the same time, if you can’t make a 10-rack shooting the traditional way, why are you playing in the World Series of Beer Pong?

I’ll admit, sometimes when I am trying to be a dick I will repeatedly bounce my shots. Sometimes, I’ll only bounce at last cup. But while I consider myself a decent bouncer, I also believe that someone has much more control over their shot by shooting in the traditional way rather than bouncing. As tournaments progress, there are a variety of factors that can affect one’s bounce shot. Do you really want to bounce a ball onto a wet table when one game can separate you from making Day 3? I know I wouldn’t.

In BPONG’s storied history, I can’t remember a team that made a deep run by bounce shooting. What do you guys think about bouncing? Is it time to retire the bounce shot?










Is Beer Pong a Dirty Sport?

This just in: According to a recent article by the Associated Press, dirty beer pong balls may transfer harmful bacteria.

Duh. In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet.

The article is based on a study by a group of ClemsonUniversity students, majoring in Pointless Studies, who found bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, e. Coli and staph on balls being used in beer pong games around campus. According to the report, the students found more than 3 million tiny bacteria on balls being used outdoors, compared to 200 indoors. Unbelievably, when these balls were transferred to the cups of beers, the bacteria was transmitted as well.

You don’t say.

Obviously, ClemsonUniversity students need to do a better job of washing their hands. And really, folks, that goes for everyone reading this. When did washing our hands become such a task? You go to the bathroom, you do your business, and you wash your hands. It takes 10 seconds. I can’t even count how many times people go to the bathroom during the World Series of Beer Pong and don’t wash their hands, and then go right out and play a game. Do you want someone’s pissy hands in the precious few cups of beer you get to drink each game? I don’t. Occasionally, you may see someone do a “guilt rinse” under the sink, just because he sees you standing there, but those times are few and far between.

The Pong Flu is not a myth, guys. It is a cruel, incurable disease which afflicts hundreds of us each January. We must do more to protect ourselves, and that includes washing our hands.

Excluding the World Series of Beer Pong, though, I can’t remember the last time I regularly played with beer in my cups. Taking that into consideration, this study doesn’t really mean anything to me.

Even our own Billy Gaines, the Godfather of Beer Pong himself, was quoted in the article.

“‘Maybe there is something there [regarding the Pong Flu],’ Gains [sic] said. ‘But I think it is nothing to do with being sick. I think they are partying all night and get worn down.’”

Amen, brother. But at the same time, everyone should do each other a solid and wash their hands.

If washing your hands is too much to ask, you can always just head over to the BPONG store and buy some new balls.

If you want to check out the original article, click here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/beer-pong-games-carry-risk-salmonella-e-coli-germs-article-1.1317048#ixzz2QjBRe1Ku










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Beer Pong Hits the Arcade

When I was a kid, my arcade days were spent playing Street Fighter II, NBA Jam and Cruis’n USA. I was also pretty good at Hoop Shot, despite my non-existent basketball skills. I grew up playing old school and Super Nintendo. By the time Nintendo 64 came out, I was pretty much past the video game stage of my life.

My old roommate had a Nintendo Wii, so when “Game Party” came out a few years ago, I had to buy it. Why would I buy a video game for a system I didn’t even own? Beer pong, of course. There was a part of this game that allowed you to play a version of video game beer pong. It was terribly done and not very fun at all, much to my disappointment.

Despite this, I could barely contain my excitement the other day when I learned about a new beer pong video game, “Beer Pong Master,” maybe one of the most revolutionary games ever created.

The game seems to work like any standard arcade game. You insert your money and try to get the highest score. Games feature 1-4 players, and you’ve got 60 seconds to hit all 10 cups. Cups on the screen will dim as they are hit, and with no re-racks, it will take some skill to hit all 10 in under a minute. There also appears to be some kind of tape line. Obviously, there isn’t any beer in the cups, but it still sounds pretty awesome.

A few of these have been spotted in Las Vegas already. Have you seen any in your area? Is this something you’d like to play?

Check out the full article here:

http://foodbeast.com/content/2013/03/27/beer-pong-arcade-machine/












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BASEketball and the Lost Art of the Distraction

A lot has been written about beer pong distractions and trash talk. Trash talk is as big a part of beer pong as the cups and balls we use. Watch any finals match of a major beer pong tournament and you’ll likely have to turn down the volume if you are watching at work.

But what about distractions?

If beer pong distractions were an animal, they’d be an endangered species. The distraction techniques used by most of today’s players are lame and stale. Sure, you’ll see guys playing with cups behind the tables or pouring water on themselves or jumping up and down, but that’s kid stuff, guys. Most of you are better than that and we should hold each other to a higher standard.

Have you ever seen the movie “BASEketball?” I was 16 when that came out in 1998 and never thought something like that movie could ever happen in real life. Who would pay money to see people do shit like that? A decade and a half later, I’m thinking we need more of the BASEketball-type antics on the beer pong table. There are so many parallels to that movie and organized beer pong, it’s crazy. We need more “psych-outs.”

Most of us started playing at house parties and we’d do anything we could to distract the opposition. If you were lucky enough and had a girl to play with the distractions certainly became a lot more interesting. Somewhere along the line, the art of the distraction was lost. There isn’t any creativity or originality anymore. We need to bring it back. Giving yourself a stupid haircut and jumping around the table like a goofball isn’t enough anymore. And guys, pulling your junk out during a game is not a distraction. Nobody wants to see that, trust me 😉

One ill-advised summer when I was younger, I was playing a game of beer pong and became extremely drunk. I wanted to do something crazy during the game but I couldn’t figure out what to do. I saw a pint glass on the table, threw it against the ground, picked it up and started chewing the broken glass up in my mouth. It was maybe the dumbest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but it was pretty funny to watch. I mean, don’t try stuff like that at home, but as a community, we can do better. We are creative and gross enough to really push the envelope on distracting people.

What are some of the craziest distractions you’ve done to win a game of beer pong?










Starting From the Bottom

I love most people in the beer pong community. Pretty much everyone except Mike Jones, actually. We all have our good qualities and more than a few of us have our bad qualities as well. But we accept each other for who we are. The beer pong community is a family. A huge, giant, dysfunctional family, but a family nonetheless.

But there is one thing that has always irked me about the beer pong community, and it’s how judgmental and dismissive we can be about each other when it comes to skill level. Pong players are stubborn and judgmental, and while we hate listening to people like NFL experts for the same exact reason, everyone is apparently an expert at judging who is “good” at beer pong and who “sucks.” Just like we hate listening to dipshits like Skip Bayless tell us why our teams stink and don’t have a chance to win, we do the same thing to each other when it comes to beer pong.

First impressions can mean a lot in beer pong. We are often judged based on a single game we play against someone, or a terrible shot we happen to see a person take. Likewise, if we see a player shoot well the first time we watch, we likely will quickly determine if that player is good or not. While it isn’t totally fair, it’s understandable. We can only judge fairly by what we see, and if you see someone playing poorly or fantastic, it will go a long way to helping us form our opinion.

The problem with beer pong players, though, is that most of us never change our opinions. Once you’re good, you’re always good.  If you are a good player and play poorly, there’s a reason for it. “He’s rusty,” is one excuse. “They shot lights out,” is another excuse. But a guy like Kessler is always going to be considered a top player, even if he doesn’t play for a couple of years, when he comes back he will still have that respect.

Now, that’s great for the good players, but what about us “terrible” players? While the majority of us started from the bottom (and in my case, stayed at the bottom) there are a lot of players who have gotten quite good, but still don’t command any respect. Chances are if you are one of the other 95% of players, you probably fall under this category. You play with a huge chip on your shoulder, eager to prove to anyone why you should be considered one of the best. Pro sports teams use this kind of mentality all the time during championship runs, and pong players are no different.

That’s why all of these Top 25 rankings you see are bullshit. East Coast guys don’t know the underrated West Coast players, and vice versa. Shit, even people in the same states use rankings as more of a popularity contest than a true measure of someone’s ability.

For every “elite” player out there, there are 5 players that nobody will give the slightest bit of respect to that could give them a run for their money. Who are some of the best players you know that don’t get much respect nationally?










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The Biggest Fourth of July Party of All Time

There’s nothing quite like the Fourth of July. Sure, you Canadians may disagree, but in the United States, July 4th means warm sunshine, cold beer, cookouts, and all that other stuff you hear in country music songs. But why not celebrate our nation’s independence with our favorite pastime in America’s playground: Las Vegas.

In a little more than two months, hundreds of beer pong players will make the trek back out to Las Vegas for another beer pong tournament. Except this time, it’s not the World Series of Beer Pong. This time it won’t be January and cold. This time it’s the Masters of Beer Pong tournament for $100,000. In case your math isn’t the best, that’s twice what the winners of the last two World Series of Beer Pong champions received. And it may get even higher.

I have no idea what to expect this time around, except maybe the best Fourth of July party of all time. Strictly in terms of beer pong, none of us have ever entered a beer pong tournament for $100,000. The stakes are the highest they’ve ever been, and they could get even higher. I mean, have you seen the pictures of where we’ll be playing? This isn’t your typical ballroom. The pictures of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino look insane. With the setup and lights, the room looks like it could double as a Kanye West and Jay-Z concert venue. I can’t fucking wait.

And besides the beer pong, how about the pool parties? Most of us are used to coming home from Vegas with the Pong Flu. This time, we’re coming back with tans. Not sure if I’ll be going to the pool party on the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or all five of them.

It’s not going to get any cheaper, so the sooner you sign up for the biggest beer pong event of all time the better. As of right now, $250 is all it takes for the biggest party you’ll attend this year.

We’ll see you there.










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Beer Pong Organizers: The Unsung Heroes

If you’ve hung out at this website enough, attended a World Series of Beer Pong or two, or spent any time in some of the more popular beer pong groups on Facebook, you probably have a pretty good idea who some of the better players are around the country. These are the guys winning multiple satellite tournaments, winning the weekly tournaments, and generally winning most of the cash. Some of the better players in the country can make a decent amount of money solely from beer pong, if they live near the right organizers.

Beer pong tournament organizers are the unsung heroes of our community. They are the ones who keep the movement moving. A great beer pong organizer can singlehandedly make a region thrive in national competition, and a poor organizer can just as easily make one fail.

Most of us take for granted what dedicated beer pong organizers do for us. They put in countless hours scouting and meeting with venues, ordering shirts, organizing leagues and tournaments, and working both outside and inside the community to put the best product on the table. We don’t always see the work being done because we only see tournaments as they happen, never the amount of work that goes into each one.

Beer pong players are mostly a selfish bunch. We complain there aren’t enough tournaments, that the prizes aren’t large enough, that the tournaments run too long, etc. But then we complain about the opposite. The majority of players take and take, complain and complain, but it’s the organizers who put up with everything and keep hosting events.

I’ve ran one beer pong tournament. While it pretty much ran smoothly, it’s not something I ever want to experience again. I can’t handle the constant complaining from players complaining about anything and everything, usually just to complain. I’m the kind of guy who likes to leave right when I am finished playing. We complain about getting home late after we play, but the organizers are the ones who have to stay to the very end. They have to put the tables away, maybe carry them out to their truck, and make sure we didn’t destroy the venue too much. They’re the ones who answer for the bent tables, the holes in the walls, and the urinals that were ripped off the wall.

I don’t mind when organizers take a cut of the profits for running tournaments. They put in all the work and deserve something for their time. But either an organizer doesn’t take enough and gets taken advantage of, or takes too much and gets accused of stealing from players. It’s a fine line and impossible to please everyone.

It’s a tough gig, being a tournament organizer. They probably contribute the most to the beer pong community and get the least in return.

Who are some of the best beer pong organizers in your area? Let’s recognize those guys who are putting in the work behind the scenes to grow our sport.

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Beer Pong Terminology

Most of us have played beer pong long enough that we take a lot of things about the game for granted. We speak a different language to each other. We can debate and come to an agreement on a rules discussion in only a few short moments without explaining a whole lot. We have our own little names and expressions for things.

In beer pong, there are different names for the same things, depending on which region you come from. Just like people who refer to soda as “pop,” players from different areas may refer to things differently. But there are also some standard beer pong terms that almost everyone understands.

Here’s a quick “cheat sheet” for some of the most commonly used beer pong terms:

beer, cups, balls
Durrrrrrrrr

40mm
The size of a regulation World Series of Beer Pong ball

World Series rules
Playing a game while adhering to the World Series of Beer Pong official rules

roll-back/bring-back
After you make two shots in WSOBP play, you get one ball back to shoot

troll
A player who doesn’t make a single cup in a game of beer pong and has to sit under the table

hundo
A player who shoots a perfect game

“Reap” hundo
When a player boasts of shooting a hundo but actually misses up to 3 shots. Made popular by Thomas Reap

honeycomb
Hitting all corner cups and the middle cup in succession. Considered one of the more disrespectful things to do to someone on the beer pong table, the cups remaining form a “honeycomb” shape

satty/satellite
A tournament offering free entry/hotel into a major tournament as a prize for the winners instead of cash

diamond formation
Four cups remaining in a diamond shape

power i/stoplight
Three cups in a straight line

triangle
Three cups in a triangle shape

stud
An elite beer pong player

cash games
Beer pong games played with cash on the line

nasty/lights out/sick/dirty
Someone who is describing superior play of someone else or falsely describing himself

rebuttal
Shots taken after the final cup is hit in hopes of sending to overtime

Those are some of the more common beer pong terms you will find in competitive play. What are some of the beer pong terms used in your area?










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Beer Pong Superstitions

Did you know Michael Jordan wore his blue University of North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls uniform for good luck? Tiger Woods always wears red on Sundays. Almost every athlete in every sport and level of competition has some kind of superstition. Beer pong players are no different.

If anything, beer pong players are more superstitious than average athletes. There are very few moving parts in a game of beer pong: Two players, ten cups and two balls to a side. There is little margin for error, so beer pong players are always looking for something to give them a leg up in competition.

Some players are superstitious as to what side of the beer pong table they shoot from. If they are used to standing on the right side of the table and you make them stand on the left, don’t expect a great game from them.

Some players have lucky shirts, shorts, shoes or hats (or whatever accessory you can think of). Sometimes, when you look at pictures of the same people from different beer pong tournaments, it’s hard to tell the difference because they are wearing the exact same thing. Of course, there are some of us who wear the same stuff because we don’t wash our clothes, but that’s a different story.

Some players need to bounce the ball a certain number of times before they shoot. Maybe they need to dip it in the water cup and shake it a few times before getting ready to shoot. Not to mention, there’s also those annoying players that need to take a few practice shooting motions before throwing the ball, like they’re lining up a tournament-winning birdie putt on the 18th green at the U.S. Open.

Some players have racks they always shoot at and ones they just can’t hit. They may be able to hit the 10 and 6 racks without hesitation, but give them an “ugly” rack with cups hit all over the place, and they may not want to shoot.

Some players need to have the hit cups placed on a certain side of the table before they shoot. Even if they are completely out of the way, they just can’t shoot with them being on the “wrong” side.

Some of us are superstitious about what we drink the day of a major beer pong tournament. Whether it’s a 40 oz. bottle of King Cobra Malt Liquor or an entire bottle of Jack Daniels, we can’t function without it.

What are some of your beer pong superstitions?










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Beer Pong Strategery

You wouldn’t guess there would be much strategy involved in a game of beer pong. It’s just the first team to hit ten cups first, right? How much strategy could you possibly need except to hit more cups?

To answer the question: There is a lot of strategy that goes on into a typical game of beer pong. And there are some big decisions to make even before the first ball is thrown.

When we arrive at a beer pong tournament, we usually find an empty table and start shooting around. Depending on how the venue is set up, you may develop a “comfort level” with a certain side of the table. Maybe there is more space to move around, maybe it’s less congested and there is less of a chance of being bumped into while you shoot, but some sides of the table offer a distinct advantage to a team. A lot of teams will get so used to playing on one side of the table, that when they are put into the position of playing on the other side, it throws them off a bit.

Usually, we use rock, paper, scissors or a coin flip to determine who shoots one ball first or two balls second. A forgotten option is to also choose sides instead of choosing shots. It’s kind of like deferring a kickoff in the NFL. I will almost always choose balls if I win, sometimes when I lose I will ask the team if they want balls or sides. A team that you know doesn’t want to switch sides will sometimes give you the balls and keep the side they are on, which allows you to have balls first even though you lost the toss. Sometimes, getting to the table first and taking the preferred side will help increase your chances of earning balls first.

Another element of strategy is choosing one ball first or two balls second. To me, it’s a no brainer to choose two balls second. You can start the game off 3-1 and can immediately back your opponent into a corner. But especially this past year at the World Series of Beer Pong, I noticed more and more teams choosing the one ball first. I don’t know why someone would choose this except if they know they will be shooting 100% and ending the game first, but to each their own. For those of you who choose to shoot one ball first, why do you prefer that?

Another big decision to think about is who shoots third shots? Some teams like to give these shots to the “hot” player or the one who just shot, but others like to play the percentages and give it to the better player. When I play with a player better than me (almost all the time since I’m terrible) I always let them take the third shot. Even if I am having a better game, the odds still favor him making the cup more than me.

Lastly, a decision needs to be made when shooting rebuttals. Do you organize rebuttals so a certain player will be shooting at final cup? Do you let a specific player shoot at a specific rack? There’s a lot to think about.

What are some of the strategic moves you make on the beer pong table?