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.

 

WSOBP X Pod 1
WSOBP X Pod 2
WSOBP X Pod 3
WSOBP X Pod 4
WSOBP X Pod 5
WSOBP X Pod 6
WSOBP X Pod 7
WSOBP X Pod 8
WSOBP X Pod 9
WSOBP X Pod 10
WSOBP X Pod 11
WSOBP X Pod 12
WSOBP X Pod 13
WSOBP X Pod 14
WSOBP X Pod 15
WSOBP X Pod 16

WSOBP X Semifinals 1
WSOBP X Semifinals 2
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
Beernado Joseph Napoli
Beernado Justin Morford
Better Late Then Pregnant #TheAvenue Jay Taylor
Better Late Then Pregnant #TheAvenue Shawn Mitchell
Big Nasty ShoTime! David Eisele
Big Nasty ShoTime! Terry Cline
Biggie Smalls Kimberly Breen
Biggie Smalls Nathaniel Timberlake
Bitch Please, We’re From PG County Andressa Wainwright
Bitch Please, We’re From PG County Kenny Jennings
Blitzkrieg Brandon Marx
Blitzkrieg kevin kessler
Blue Barracudas Cody Madsen
Blue Barracudas Matt Thompson
Blunt Smokin Beaners Christian cortes
Blunt Smokin Beaners OSCAR VILLASENOR
Boom Goes the Dynamite Michael Gramer
Boom Goes the Dynamite Ryan Rossell
BoozinGear.com presents THHP brandon juracek
BoozinGear.com presents THHP Jeff Eichelberger
BoozinGear.com presents: Fireball Brendan Dyelle
BoozinGear.com presents: Fireball Brian Osborn
Boyer Brothers Cody Boyer
Boyer Brothers Cory Boyer
BPFJ Iguchi Shuuichi
BPFJ Nakano Tomokazu
Brew Crew Cody Lachapelle
Brew Crew Taylor Lamothe
Bring Ya Lunch Andrew Bruinsma
Bring Ya Lunch Eastin Johnson
Business Men Craig Jasinski
Business Men Mario DiMercurio
Cali King Beasts Michael Gonzalez
Cali King Beasts Ricardo Rubalcaba
Campones De Aire Pong Joe Banks
Campones De Aire Pong Quentin Jennings
Charlo for President Candi Squartsoff
Charlo for President Lisa Squartsoff
Cheese Chris Sponzo
Cheese Joshua Burke
Chosen Few Ivan Rubio Cruz
Chosen Few Jonathan Mendoza
Chunder Dragons Calum MacKay
Chunder Dragons Mitchell Adams
Cloud 9 Brandon Nolan
Cloud 9 Justin Nolan
Coat Hanger Assassins David Pascarella
Coat Hanger Assassins Nick carbonetto
Cosmic Pulse Dylan Leuck
Cosmic Pulse Richard Ponder
Cowbell Fever Ho Yeol Yi
Cowbell Fever Sunkung Choi
cumn from behind steven hawley
cumn from behind Billy Jo Andrews
Cup Bangerz Alton Morris
Cup Bangerz Dustin Morton
Cutting Edge Jessie Richardson
Cutting Edge Todd James
DADS Clan Brock Reich
DADS Clan Tyler Sparks
Day and Night Chris Johnson
Day and Night Jordan Olivares
Diamonds In The Dark Christopher Cross
Diamonds In The Dark Nicholas Fitzgerald
Dirty South Rob Bailey
Dirty South Taylor brunken
Do it for the Fans James Taylor
Do it for the Fans James Riebl
Dong and Thong Dexter Eng
Dong and Thong Sara Schuetz
Double D’s Daniel Brennan
Double D’s Deontai Price
drunkfest heros josh eager
drunkfest heros Glen Robitaille
Durty Gurls Hunter Crook
Durty Gurls Michael Center
Eastern Shore Boys Calvin west
Eastern Shore Boys James Stowe
Eggroll & Waffles Jay Ward
Eggroll & Waffles Matthew Cisneros
Epic Fail Anthony Quirion
Epic Fail Jonathan Mercier
Erika and Nicole Erika Newcomb
Erika and Nicole Nicole Evans
Excalibur’s Edge Joseph O’Connor
Excalibur’s Edge Mikol Muriel
Fanduelin Mark Pimentel
Fanduelin michael seivert
Fate Is For Assholes Gary Arman
Fate Is For Assholes Mike Caracciola
Ferda Boyz – DTF Brad Baranowski
Ferda Boyz – DTF Frankie Kohut
FergusonPD Erich Wisdom
FergusonPD Kyle Eakins
Fighting Zoidbergs Brian Deason
Fighting Zoidbergs Ian Kennedy
Finger Puppet Mafia Andrew Lewis
Finger Puppet Mafia chris Long
Fireballers Kurt Shores
Fireballers Touissaint Rhone
Fireside Fury Jessica Pastre
Fireside Fury Paul Iannucci
Fitz(s) Brian Fitzgerald
Fitz(s) Mark Fitzgerald
Five Finger Death Cup Ahmed Shalabi
Five Finger Death Cup John Crooks
Flawless Victory Nick Syrigos
Flawless Victory Ross Hampton
Flembroff Joshua Fleming
Flembroff Rob Hembroff
Flight_Krew Darren Criswell
Flight_Krew Jairo Rubio
Flip the table Adam Hicks
Flip the table Michael Palastro
Forever Young buddy young
Forever Young Roxanne Huewe
Fuckboys Presents: Blacked the Fuck Out Adriel Avila
Fuckboys Presents: Blacked the Fuck Out Thomas Hoistad
Fuckboys presents: God Bless the Dead Sean Ashe
Fuckboys presents: God Bless the Dead Trevor McMaster
Fuhrer Wholesale JOHN GLOECKL
Fuhrer Wholesale RYAN TEIERLE
Get in Your Home Ball Dave De Poto
Get in Your Home Ball Steve Wood
GET WRECKED richard germano
GET WRECKED sean devaynes
Gimmeurchonies Bobby Martinez
Gimmeurchonies Joe Fernandez
GONE GAMBLE WIT IT Andrew Jamieson
GONE GAMBLE WIT IT Eliot Browarsky
Good Cop, Bad Cop Edward Cho
Good Cop, Bad Cop Jason Wong
Happy Land Cody Juarez
Happy Land Robert Lewis
Hinkle Daris Brian Hinkle
Hinkle Daris Chris Daris
Hit me with those laser beams eddie caraza
Hit me with those laser beams Ryan Smith
Hung Jury Josh Fein
Hung Jury Logan Sliva
hungry hippos Robert Slavik jr
hungry hippos Jerrod Dauper
I dedicate this team to Matt Phillips Christopher Benedict
I dedicate this team to Matt Phillips Eric Finkelstein
Ice Road Chuckers Matthew Russell
Ice Road Chuckers Stephen Giovanetto
ILL Boys Anthony Suarez
ILL Boys Travis Terrell
I’m gonna make it so dry for you Dave Erickson
I’m gonna make it so dry for you Joshua Rahall
IN MI Zone Jonathan Marczak
IN MI Zone Paul Dausman
Its Nasty Time Justin Kosta
Its Nasty Time Nicklaus Norman
Jaegermeister Jerry Kelly
Jaegermeister Nicholas Rosemarino
Jager Bombers Brandon Rabon
Jager Bombers Josh Boyce
James and the Giant Puch James Malone
James and the Giant Puch Michael Puchowski
Janksters Anonymous James Roach
Janksters Anonymous Zakary Corsi
Jason & Jukes Jason Dantona
Jason & Jukes Jure Jukic
J’s for Days Jonathan Perez
J’s for Days Jordon LeJeune
Junglist Soldiers Dean Holt
Junglist Soldiers Paul Champkins
Justin Cider Gloria Stits Amy Awrey
Justin Cider Gloria Stits Robert Awrey
Kick rocks Dynasty Justin Spurrier
Kick rocks Dynasty mike wan
Kill two Cup with one ball Kenneth Tso Kit Keung
Kill two Cup with one ball Michael Adams
Killer instinct Ramon Rivera
Killer instinct todd felder
kings563 jose salas
kings563 chris wiegand
LET EM R.I.P. Cameron Johnson
LET EM R.I.P. Tyler Davis
LIKE A BOMB GABRIELE ANFOSSO
LIKE A BOMB NICOLA SCIORTINO
Lions Among Men Hunter Kelly
Lions Among Men Zach Massa
Liver Let Die Anish Patel
Liver Let Die Matthew Quinlan
Long Hair Dont Care Joseph STAMPER
Long Hair Dont Care skyler saltern
Long Island Ice Tea’s with Poindexter Edan Hemphill
Long Island Ice Tea’s with Poindexter TYLER HOLT
Los Parranderos Luis Vega
Los Parranderos Paul Navarro
Luxembeergers Gareth Peters
Luxembeergers Richard Grundy
Mack & Maguth Ian Mack
Mack & Maguth Jonathan Maguth
Man Bear Pig Dominick Catinella
Man Bear Pig Jon Ongstad
May I suggest the sausage Jeff Willet
May I suggest the sausage Michael Curtis
Minimum Height Requirement Johnny Jackson
Minimum Height Requirement Ricky Gonzales
Monsieur jean-philippe ouellet
Monsieur Olivier Tanguay
Monsters INC joseph hocaloski
Monsters INC nemanja miskin
More Cheese Ashlee Daoust
More Cheese Dylan Parker-Roach
MOTOWN111 Ben Arave
MOTOWN111 Joe Delgado
My balls your cup David Lopez
My balls your cup Richard Jess
Nailing Cups Cuz We’re Hammered Eric Held
Nailing Cups Cuz We’re Hammered Mike McGrath
NAKA & RAINMAN Daniel Nakagawa
NAKA & RAINMAN Mike Sullivan
Nice Party Chuck Leland Harris
Nice Party Chuck Tyler Rogge
Nictoriously Viktorious Nicollette Saucier
Nictoriously Viktorious Vikram Bhattal
No Flex Zone Ashley Braa
No Flex Zone Vanessa Roehm
No Fuckin ’til Vegas Julie Gower
No Fuckin ’til Vegas Thomas Raby
No Ragrets Christopher Arrigo
No Ragrets Victor Rodriguez
not that good jamie gomez
not that good chris camacho
Now Or Never!!! Andrew Breech
Now Or Never!!! Luis Ochoa
NW SAVAGES CORY BLAKE
NW SAVAGES JEFF GOODALL
OuT FoR VENGEANCE Deep Chakrabarty
OuT FoR VENGEANCE joseph R. giammarino
P.T.P. Joe Nuss
P.T.P. Michael Cavataio
Peg City B’s Megan Swain
Peg City B’s Robin Bezys
Pick Your Poison Brad Mosdell
Pick Your Poison Michael Popielarski
Pink Ranger Blackout Mission Dane Ellis
Pink Ranger Blackout Mission Matthew White
Pity the fool Kris Fraser
Pity the fool Michael Vitiello
Pong All Day Long Cody Eastlick
Pong All Day Long Michael Duke
Pong Bay Eric Edwards
Pong Bay Matthew Geib
Pop a molly, I’m Blazin Woop jimmy glenn
Pop a molly, I’m Blazin Woop Luis Arevalo
Prairie Fire Justin Swain
Prairie Fire Micheal Frank
Prestige Worldwide Luke Norman
Prestige Worldwide Ryan Renaud
Pretty Sneaky Branden Moyle
Pretty Sneaky Casey Costa
Prophecy Belongs Cody Ryan
Prophecy Belongs Rob Dix
Puff Puff Pong Brandi Wrathall
Puff Puff Pong Ethan Wald
Purple Cobras Brendan Scalley
Purple Cobras Edwin Nieves
Pussy Generals Justin Foster
Pussy Generals khris tuck
R.B.P.L John Runkle
R.B.P.L ROBERT NELSON
Random Hookup Chris Gracia
Random Hookup Trevor Banks
Red Owl Hooters Austin Keffeler
Red Owl Hooters Blake Smiley
Remember The Name Kenneth Jennings
Remember The Name Paul Bashaw
Ridin’ D’s Strokin’ 3’s daniel fox
Ridin’ D’s Strokin’ 3’s Pat Mcglynn
S.C. Haamlip Stef van den Brandt
S.C. Haamlip Tom Willemssen
Scrub A Dub Will Cox
Scrub A Dub Zachary Scott
Sea Quest Rodrigo Gorbet
Sea Quest Troy Cairns
Sex Panther Richard Herr
Sex Panther Tara Herr
Sex Sells Corey Sandoval
Sex Sells Dan Smith
She said she was 18 Kristopher Nelson
She said she was 18 Noel Amador
Sheriff Feed Randy Mowen
Sheriff Feed TJ Robinson
She’s got it [KR] stephanie clark
She’s got it [KR] thomas fitch
Show Us Your Rack Roger Wiltse
Show Us Your Rack Travis Bickford
Showtime Cody Fetchik
Showtime Jordan Olszewski
Silence Them Haters Dylan Partridge
Silence Them Haters Taylor` Allen
Sin City Soldiers Alex Konya
Sin City Soldiers Jason Cordero
Slap N’ Tickle Gabriella Juhos
Slap N’ Tickle TIM O’BOYLE
Slaughtering The Fat Kid Jeremy Hughes
Slaughtering The Fat Kid Michael Orr
SLC’S FINEST Ryan Perrine
SLC’S FINEST Tysan Rose
Smang it Kevin stoops
Smang it richard lopez
Smoked Chedda and Beans Chase Anderson
Smoked Chedda and Beans David Carlson
SmyD Justin Miller
SmyD Scott Powers Powers
soft cheese hard dick Michael Woodburn
soft cheese hard dick bryce Turner
Southern Connection Cameron Chappell
Southern Connection Seth Beglis
Southern Invasion Adrian Gonzalez
Southern Invasion Andrew Hill
Splash Brothers Daniel Ortiz
Splash Brothers Scott Simon
Steagles Brian Fay
Steagles Robert Bevilacqua
Stealin cups like we’re in Ferguson Brett Booms
Stealin cups like we’re in Ferguson Lester Marks
Steel City Pong Adam Bayliche
Steel City Pong james horan
Sticks ‘n Stones CornDawgs Michael McGonegle
Sticks ‘n Stones CornDawgs Travis Nanke
Straight Flexxin Daniel Franklin
Straight Flexxin Justin Redfield
Straight Garbage john anderson
Straight Garbage Michael Waltz
Stretch Armstrong Christopher Jacobsen
Stretch Armstrong Craig Smith
studs with suds spencer samaro
studs with suds richard diaz
suck it lebron burton johnson
suck it lebron shae johsnon
Sugar Balls Jennifer Jenkins
Sugar Balls Kien Trieu
Suicide Kings Kevin conroy
Suicide Kings thomas conroy
Suited Up Marko Nikolic
Suited Up Peter Farinha
Suk It Ball Sinker
Suk It cliff brainard
Super Pong Bros. Erice Smith
Super Pong Bros. Vernon Smith
Swamp Donkeys Chase Cutler
Swamp Donkeys Cody Jonez
SwOosh Alisha Jariwala
SwOosh Matthew Ferrigno
Take The Shot Chris sherwood
Take The Shot David Glaser
Talk is Cheap David Wissbrun
Talk is Cheap Stephen Haikio
Tallanasty Josh Lindsay
Tallanasty Nick Gutschmit
TD4W Joshua Schwent
TD4W Kyle Eller
Team 245 Domestic Brian Roby
Team 245 Domestic david abraham
Team 245 Imported Alex Rivers
Team 245 Imported Cory Hall
Team AwesomlyAkward Marius Elvemo Waage
Team AwesomlyAkward Steffen Norum
Team Berzerk John Casagranda
Team Berzerk Kyle Coryell
Team Bhapp Jerrod Kuhlman
Team Bhapp Travis Cavazos
Team Booty Smell Good Doe Holden Ferdenzi
Team Booty Smell Good Doe Smith Williams
Team FarMor Geir Illing Nordvik
Team FarMor Nils Larsen
Team Money Shot Dominic Boggeri
Team Money Shot Jordan Ries
TEAM POSADA Dave Posada
TEAM POSADA Ricky Posada
Team RamRod Chris Nixon
Team RamRod Tyson Powell
Team Shitty City Nippers Co Allan Kristensen
Team Shitty City Nippers Co Christian Lind
Team Steak Kyle John Blake
Team Steak Matthew Protas
Team Z Richard Zabrzenski
Team Z Steven Zabrzenski
The Beer Pongowski David Lovell
The Beer Pongowski Glen Henderson
The Big Red Machine Michael Rocco
The Big Red Machine Patrick Heffernan
The Br0cean Douglas Polk
The Br0cean Roger Casey
The Center Cuppers Cooper Ferguson
The Center Cuppers franklin Lytle
THE CONFEDERATES Matt Myers
THE CONFEDERATES Stephen Stewart
The Double D’s Daniel Rego
The Double D’s Darrell Canady
the drinker pier-olivier Roy
the drinker David Veilleux
The Eh-Team Kevin Knight
The Eh-Team Kugan Wight
The Great White Cavalier Brent Saale
The Great White Cavalier Johnny Fourdyce
The Greatest Show On Earth Brandon Herbert
The Greatest Show On Earth Solomon Hall
The Hammer Patrick Murphy
The Hammer Ray Dishen
The Hungover Games Paul Newnham
The Hungover Games Ray Burton
The Knights of the Pong Table Adrian McGowan
The Knights of the Pong Table Drew Portnell
The Montana Mulisha Jessie Herwick
The Montana Mulisha Josh Jensen
The Splash Brothers Cody Castle
The Splash Brothers Nash Lockie
The Titans Carl Smith
The Titans Jaryd Wilson
the touch of death Scott Muller
the touch of death adam conrad
The Versace Pythons Alex Wolf
The Versace Pythons Taylor Fawley
The wolfs of pongstreet Matt Martin
The wolfs of pongstreet Wade Duman
These Hoes ain’t loyal lipho thirakul
These Hoes ain’t loyal matt malnoske
This One Is For Jesus Eric Neiser
This One Is For Jesus Louis Mantone
TNT Christopher Kingsbury
TNT Sven Anderson
Tom and Nick Nicholas Porcaro
Tom and Nick Thomas Davis
Touch Your Butt James Schwerdtman
Touch Your Butt Thomas Mayell
Tread Lightly Carlo Thomas
Tread Lightly Ross M. Wayman
True Ninja Alexandre Roy
True Ninja Simon-Jacques.Bouchard Bouchard
Twin Towers Florian Möltzner
Twin Towers Tobias Möltzner
Two Bros One Cup Owen Wendland
Two Bros One Cup Sean Bachelder
U Dub West Alex Hicks
U Dub West Doug Hoff
unfappable Taylor Ortiz
unfappable Michael Squires
UPL Bobby wise
UPL Brian Moore
Virginia Beer Pong Presents Big Mark and Reap mark pettitt
Virginia Beer Pong Presents Big Mark and Reap Thomas Reap
Vols Deep Kevin Bach
Vols Deep Robby Dupuis
Warehouse50 Eric Pustay
Warehouse50 Ryan Reese
We Both Got A Hall Pass Breena Smith
We Both Got A Hall Pass Ted Wainwright
We Dem Barz Adrian Damasco IV
We Dem Barz Roland Ortiz
We Met on Match.com aaron smith
We Met on Match.com ronald hamilton
Wetback Wasted David Talamantez Jr.
Wetback Wasted James Alanis
White Gypsies Michael Kloiber
White Gypsies Nathaniel Spears
Whoops Keith Yackley
Whoops William Frew
Windsor JAW Philip Colomy
Windsor JAW Thomas Borrego
Wooglin Christopher Bourgeois
Wooglin Joseph Tedesco
Wu-Tang Craig Palmisano
Wu-Tang Ryan Conley
X squad Edgardo Ortiz
X squad Nicholas Bland
Xterminators Danny George
Xterminators Justin Larsen
You Already Know John Rogan
You Already Know Leonardo Rubio
You Can’t Sit With Us Chelsie Dallman
You Can’t Sit With Us rachel goldsmith
Zoltan Eric Medrano
Zoltan jarrett pepaj

 

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
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 -32

"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.

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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?










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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

One of the best parts of playing beer pong is the trash talk. It’s something that draws us to the game time and time again, keeps it interesting and fun, and provides an extra element of intensity that most of us don’t experience in our daily lives.

When I first started playing, I loved talking trash to people. I think I enjoyed the trash talk more than the beer pong itself. I tried to be as funny and clever as I could, with my main goal trying to get the other team to miss. Sure, I got branded as an asshole by most people, but those who knew me off the table knew it was all in good fun and didn’t take it seriously.

Somewhere along the line, however, the line between acceptable trash talk and getting too personal became blurred. Now, it seems like there is nothing sacred on the beer pong table. You can talk about someone’s wife, child, girlfriend, etc. all in hopes of them getting to miss one shot in a game of beer pong.

I realize that, as a society, we have become desensitized to what is considered right and what is considered wrong. It’s easy to spew a bunch of foul shit off on Twitter and Facebook and act like a complete asshole and troll everyone because there are no repercussions. It’s the reason why horror movies have become more graphic, and movies like “The Hangover II” were terrible, because everyone is trying to “one up” everyone else. So your opponent didn’t miss his shot when you made fun of his haircut, so why not make fun of his girlfriend and see if you can get a reaction?

At what point do we say, “Enough is enough?” I mean, we are mostly all grown men and women. Most of us have careers, families, and lives outside of major beer pong tournaments to think about. Aren’t we all past the point where we have to prove our toughness to each other? I mean, people still do that? I’ve been punched, slapped and spit on, and I have just stood there and laughed because I am not going to jeopardize getting arrested or going to jail over a, in the long run, meaningless game of beer pong. Not to mention, I would probably get my ass kicked.

Someone made a Facebook post this weekend about how the crazy beer pong drama and trash talk doesn’t occur as much on the West Coast. I don’t know for certain, but it makes sense. You see those guys at the World Series of Beer Pong and it really looks like everyone is just having fun and getting along. Sure, there are always exceptions, but why is everyone else so damn mad?

I’ll be the first to admit that I am certainly being a hypocrite. I have crossed the line more times than I’d like to admit. I’ve said some things in the heat of competition I certainly regret and am embarrassed of to this day. I’m sure I’ve lost some friendships and people look at me differently as a result, and I understand those are the consequences of my actions.

At the end of the day, though, it’s just beer pong guys. One of the reasons we are all here is because we like competition, we like drinking, and we enjoy the community we’ve all helped build. Can’t we all just get along?










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Massachusetts State Rep. Daniel Winslow: Beer Pong Man of the Year?

(photo courtesy of the Medfield Press)

Vote Republican!

Before you get too defensive, hear me out. No, I’m not one of those idiot Facebook politicians who are bashing Obama, chiming in on gun reform or healthcare, or pushing some other stupid agenda. Yes, this goes for the Liberals too. But I came across an excellent story recently that makes me wish I lived in Massachusetts.

We always hear about how terrible beer pong is for today’s youth. It leads to binge drinking from underage college students, drunk driving, violence, gambling, etc. In fact, in most bars across the country laws regulate that cups be filled with water, not beer. Such a terrible game, that beer pong, right?

Wrong. Enter Massachusetts State Rep. Daniel Winslow. Not sure how this news escaped me, but less than two years ago Winslow held a beer pong(!!!!!!) political (!!!) networking (!!!!) fundraiser (!!!!!!)! Check out the link to the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/159330014148290/

Daniel Winslow, not that any of you degenerates in Massachusetts are registered to vote, is one of three Republicans running in the 2013 Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate. What does that mean? I’m not totally sure, but I mean, the guy did hold a beer pong fundraiser. I’m amazed. If you live in Massachusetts and don’t vote for the guy, you’re doing the beer pong community a great disservice.

No word as to who won the event, but check this article out for a brief recap: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/02/dan-winslow-massachusetts-senate-beer-pong

The best thing about Daniel Winslow? He doesn’t give a shit about the elbow rule.

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The Future of Beer Pong

Technology has changed our way of life. We live our lives on the go with laptop computers, mobile phones and tablets. If you’re one of the 1% that doesn’t own such items, you probably aren’t reading this anyway. We can watch live sporting events on our phones, play video games that look realistic, make a cup of coffee in a few seconds, you name it. Pretty much everything from Back to the Future Part II (except the hoverboards) is now available with three years to spare before 2015.

We don’t think of it often, but technology has had a big impact on the sport of beer pong as well. The game has come a long way from playing on a ping pong table with red party cups and scribbling next games on the inside of an empty beer box. You don’t think so? Take it from an old timer like me.

1. Foldable Beer Pong Tables
It was once a rite of passage to go to Home Depot, buy a big piece of plywood and hide it behind a sofa or underneath a bed until it was time to play beer pong. They were awkward and heavy and difficult to transport, not to mention tough to sneak in to a dorm room or on-campus apartment. I was amazed the first time I saw something that resembled a metal suitcase unfold into a glorious, eight foot beer pong table. You guys don’t realize how lucky you are.

2. Beer Pong Racks
When BPONG first introduced the beer pong racks, I kind of rolled my eyes and didn’t appreciate them at first. Seemed like more of a hassle than it was worth. But now, playing with racks is like second nature. Remember how the table used to get wet after a few games, and that last cup just wouldn’t stay still and would keep sliding as you shot? Not anymore. Games run much more quickly and smoothly now. Plus all you leaning assholes don’t have to fix the rack after every shot.

3. Bracket Software
If you’re reading this, chances are you have attended a beer pong tournament where the host or organizer had an awesome bracket set up on a piece of poster board, only to ruin it by filling in the teams straight down. Why don’t you do this? Because you end up playing a team in the winner’s bracket finals that only played one game to get there. Now, with a click of a button organizers can fill out a bracket quickly and properly, with the more advanced organizers using spreadsheets to make tournaments even more efficient. When was the last time you saw a big tournament run without a laptop, and how badly did it suck?

4. Inflatable Beer Pong Tables
Summertime, bikinis, beer pong, and no need for a water cup. Do I need to spell this out?

Yes, beer pong has come a long way in the last decade or so. It’s crazy how such seemingly small changes can revolutionize the sport. Let’s face is, Billy is like the Willy Wonka of the beer pong world, and I personally can’t wait to see what he will come up with next…










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What 3 people would you play beer pong with, alive or dead?

At some point, I’m sure someone has asked you, “If you could have dinner with any three people, alive or dead, whom would you choose?”

I hate that question. Usually it elicits the same canned responses from people. Maybe you’d choose Jesus, Susan B. Anthony, or Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a slick way for people to find out more about the things you value without asking questions that would be illegal to ask in job interviews.

Well, I’ve got a better question. If you could play the upcoming Masters of Beer Pong with any three people, alive or dead, whom would you choose and why? With at least $100,000 on the line, it’s a tough choice. You may want someone that you can get along with for a couple of days, someone talented, and someone able to perform under pressure. Or, you may just want to choose someone down to party nonstop for a couple of days in Vegas. Decisions, decisions.

Here are my three choices:

1. Robert Horry
Robert Horry played 16 seasons in the NBA and stands 6 feet, 10 inches. At 6’10” and no elbow rule, dropping a ping pong ball into a cup 8 feet away is hardly a difficult task. But why him? There are countless NBA players taller than him and more talented than him. I could have picked Michael Jordan or Lebron James or someone like that, but Robert Horry has something they don’t: Seven NBA rings, the most of any player in modern time. I admittedly don’t watch a lot of professional basketball, I root for Lebron and troll for him on Facebook, but that’s about it. But it seems like anytime I’ve watched the NBA finals, there was “Big Shot Rob” hitting a big shot when it mattered most. I can’t think of anyone else I’d want shooting a rebuttal shot in the finals.

2. Ray Lewis
My personal love of Baltimore sports aside, would there be anyone more intimidating to play against than Ray Lewis? He would make Ron Hamilton look like Ron Paul. He scared the shit out of NFL players for the better part of two decades so I’m confident he could get in the heads of some punk college kid beer pong players. I also couldn’t imagine a more supportive teammate. My play would be described by most as “inconsistent” so I’m confident RayRay would be able to pull me aside, whisper a prayer into my ear, do the squirrel dance and get me fired up. I mean, he won a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer at quarterback. Oh yeah, he may have also killed a guy(s) once, so I may escape Vegas without getting slapped or spit on for once.

3. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is one of my favorite athletes of all time. I absolutely hate how the media built him up, only to tear him down, only to build him up again. He’s a tremendous competitor in every way imaginable. If the guy can sink 40 foot birdie putts with millions of dollars on the line, I’m certain he can shoot a ball from 8 feet away. But it’s not even about that, I just want to party with him in Vegas. Can you imagine a couple of days at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas? From that Swedish supermodel to the lovely Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods has the sexy blonde thing down pat. And he’s got about a billion dollars or so, so chances are good he’d buy a round or two.

So, if you could play the upcoming Masters of Beer Pong with any three people, alive or dead, whom would you choose and why?










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Never too old to pong

We’ve all been there before. You’re at someone’s family party, barbecue, wedding, etc. and the beer pong table is out. The younger people are playing beer pong or flip cup on the tables and the older partygoers are sitting in lawn chairs just hanging out watching you play. Maybe there is an inflatable table floating around in the pool. Everyone is having a great time.

And then it happens. One or two of them walk over and start asking about the rules. You can tell by that twinkle in their eye that they really want to play, but feel weird asking. After a little prodding you convince them to take a shot or two. Next thing you know, they are calling next game and the older folks are leaving their lawn chairs to come over and play. You’ve lost the table for the rest of the party.

It’s always hilarious when older people play beer pong. I don’t know exactly why, but it is. Most of them seem to shoot a little goofy, and they can’t seem to remember the rules no matter how many times you explain them. The mothers and grandmothers look truly embarrassed to be playing, like their parents just walked in on them making out as teenagers.

Most of us have different personas on the beer pong table. The way we speak and yell in the heat of competition are completely opposite from the way we act around our parents, coworkers, and non-ponging friends. It’s funny; when an older person gets on the table it’s almost as if we have an inner conflict… We don’t want to yell and cuss or talk too much trash, but we also want to tease them a little and have some fun. It’s a fine line to walk between just having fun and making sure not to make ourselves look like complete assholes. No matter how much older we get, most of us still feel like we’re going to get in trouble when we pong around older people.

It’s great when the older players start dishing out the trash talk and hitting cups. You never expect to lose a game of beer pong to someone who doesn’t play competitively, but every once in a while you will play a newbie and find yourself on the ropes. Suddenly everyone is cheering against you and hoping the old guys pull out the win.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome to play in big tournaments like the Masters of Beer Pong with a minimum of $100,000 on the line. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to win that amount of money in a game of beer pong. But sometimes it’s great to see someone new and completely unexpected experience the fun of playing beer pong for the first time. It’s good to think back every once in a while and remembered why we started playing the game: We wanted to have fun.










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Getting Better at Beer Pong

Once upon a time in the competitive beer pong community, you could count the elite players in the country on two hands. Whether you’re located on the West Coast or the East Coast, the same names would come up in every conversation. As the community grew and more and more players were exposed to the competitive levels of the game, something happened: Everyone got good.

The first World Series of Beer Pong I played in was WSOBP III. My partner at the time had made his debut the year prior and he told me we would be a cinch to make Day Three. He told me that players in our region played the best competition throughout the year and we would be so much better than everyone else. Our first opponent on the first day was a guy he had won a lot of money from off of cash games the year before. Those guys that apparently “sucked” beat us by 4 or 5 cups. It was more of the same for the rest of the tournament and we ended up NOT making Day Three, the first and last time I would miss Day Three.

It used to be that you could look at your preliminary schedule and figure out who the “easy wins” would be and what the “touch matchups” would be. You’d ask your friends if they knew any of the teams or players. Not anymore. You can’t underestimate anyone these days. Just because a player isn’t well-known or just because they don’t make a million posts a day in the National Beer Pong Facebook group doesn’t mean anything. Almost everyone who is signing up to play competitively at the WSOBP or Masters of Beer Pong can play and hang with the best.

So how do players become great players? I think there are three ways:

1. Natural Ability

As shitty as it is for the rest of us, some guys are just naturally good. The first organized tournament I ever played in also happened to be the first organized tournament that Sean Foster played in. My friend and I looked at the team Sean ^2 and, given our background in partying, figured it to be an easy win. Well, they smoked us. They finished 2-2 but went on to take second place in their very next tournament a couple of weeks later. Granted, Foster has become a much better player since then, but even from the beginning he was hanging with the best.

2. Practice

Practice anything and you’ll get better at it, right? In the case of Sean Foster, he took beer pong practice to the next level. He invented the “Pong Shot” ball return device. Basically, he’d shoot a ball at cups and it would roll back to him. Rumor has it he would take hundreds of shots a night. We know this because his ex-girlfriend would tell everyone how much he would play with his Pong Shot. While not everyone has a pong shot, we’ve all shot cups by ourselves from one side of the table, retrieve the balls, and shoot from the other side. Some practice with their partners, etc. While practice can’t replace real game experience, it can certainly take a player to the next level.

3. Experience

Neither the highest amounts of natural ability or practice can substitute for true game experience. There’s no preparation for how you’ll feel the first time you make the finals of a tournament. Almost all of us go through the “happy to be here” phase of a beer pong career. You’re in the finals, you’re guaranteed a prize of some kind, and you are just happy to be there. Once you get a taste of victory or defeat you’re left wanting more, but those first couple of times, it’s all good win or lose. But for most of us, it takes a while to get rid of the nerves you’ll experience shooting a big rebuttal shot, or coming back from a deficit with our backs against the wall. It takes a while to learn how to deal with distractions, and on the opposite end, how to get in your opponent’s head as well. In the end, you need to learn from experience how to get better.

There are no easy wins in competitive beer pong anymore. One day soon, if not already, a miss or two will cost you the win. Everyone will keep getting better.

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Dear Beer Pong Girlfriends

You are appreciated.

No, I’m not reciting the lyrics to 2Pac’s “Dear Mama.” But I wanted to give a shoutout to all the beer pong girlfriends out there. We appreciate you.

Let’s face it: Most of the time, the payoff for winning a beer pong tournament isn’t much. Maybe we’ll get a trophy, maybe we’ll get some cash, maybe we’ll get a bartab. Chances are, the entry fee and time we spend trying to win come close to balancing out our investment. We may barely break even. Still, we play. And you support us.

Beer pong tends to bring out the worst in a lot of us. We drink too much. We say things in the heat of the competition we would have never guessed we’d say around you when we first met. We act like babies when we lose a tough game. We blame everyone and everything except our own play when we come up short. We lie to you when we tell you it’s our last tournament, that this is it, we’re retiring. Still, we play. And you support us.

When we first started dating, we loved that you came out to almost every tournament. You even DD’ed for us a few times. We appreciated it. We knew there weren’t many girls there, and that you had no interest in making friends with the ones who were there. But still, you came out to watch. Beer pong isn’t the most exciting spectator sport, but you stuck around until the finals. You even sat around when we stayed a little bit longer to play some cash games. It meant a lot to us when you tried to join in on the fun. You called your girlfriend up and you guys entered a tournament. You went 0-2, but you seemed to have fun or at least acted like you did. You haven’t played since. Still, we play. And you support us.

Remember that time we told you we couldn’t take off work to go on that vacation or do that thing with you? You understood and didn’t make a big deal of it. And then January 1st came around, and by some miracle we were able to get off work and fly to Vegas. You understood and didn’t hold a grudge. You may have even fell for it when we convinced you we were going to come home $50,000 richer. You believed us when we told you we had a real chance of winning. When we came home sick with empty pockets and pong flu, you said nothing. Still, we play. And you support us.

Remember that scene in ” The Shawshank Redemption” when Andy Dufresne first comes to prison? The inmates all tease him, call him a “fresh fish” and other names. They express sexual desires to him. Well, this is how most of the guys at the beer pong tournament look at you. You are like a piece of red meat thrown off the boat while the sharks circle. You’re a trooper though. We know it’s going to happen, but we still get mad when those guys mess with you. We end up getting in an argument over you. You break it up and get mad at us for causing a scene. Still, we play. And you support us.

It’s not easy dating a beer pong player, but thank you. You are appreciated.









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What’s on your beer pong playlist?

It’s Day Three of the World Series of Beer Pong. The field is narrowing down, every shot is becoming more and more important. The DJ is spinning onstage and the music is shaking the entire ballroom. You’re watching the teams left in it play under the lights in the center of the room. Some of the guys are feeding off the energy, talking shit to the crowd and the other team. But there’s always that one guy, seemingly as calm as can be, standing at the table with his ear buds in.

I still don’t understand it, to be honest. For me, the greatest part about making Day 3 is feeding off the energy of the players or crowd as the field dwindles. Trash talk doesn’t really affect me, so it’s not like I need something to tune it out. I tend to like the music being played, and even if I don’t, anything sounds great with the alcohol in my system and the adrenaline flowing. I’ve never even tried to shoot with headphones on. I would guess that the wires would bother me too much.

So for the guys who are listening to the ear buds, I’m just curious why? Does it help your focus? Does it drown out the trash talk from your opponent or crowd? Is the music calming your nerves or getting you more amped up? Do you feel like you’re missing out on anything?

I’ve always wondered what you guys are listening to. Hip-hop? Rock? Country? At a World Series of Beer Pong a few years ago, I was curious what someone was listening to so I grabbed his iPod. I looked at the screen and Tool’s “Hooker With A Penis” was playing. Yes, apparently that is a real song and apparently that is what this particular player was listening to. This player may have also dressed up for the WSOBP as a female on several occasions. Not naming names. I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere.

So what makes a great beer pong playlist? At most of our major events, hip-hop tends to be the music of choice. Every now and again something like Carly Rae Jebsen’s undeniable “Call Me Maybe” will sweep in and captivate the beer pong community. For me, whenever Bubba Sparxx’s “Deliverance” comes on, I feel like I can’t miss. I’ve thought of playing with an iPod just so I can listen to that song on repeat all day.

What are some of your favorite songs to shoot to? Let’s build the greatest beer pong playlist ever.










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Who are the best players in your region?

The first day of spring is only days away. Soon enough, birds will be chirping, the sun will come out, the flowers will bloom, but most importantly, beer pong season will go into full swing. With the year-long wait to the World Series of Beer Pong cut in half by this year’s $100,000 Masters of Beer Pong tournament, things are kicking into high gear even sooner this year.

Springtime beer pong wouldn’t be complete without the annual dramafest on the East Coast, otherwise known as the Beast of the East tournament. Nothing will change your opinion of a beer pong player quicker than seeing how petty, childish, ridiculous and egotistical some of us can be during the Beast of the East team selection process.

For those of you who don’t know, the Beast of the East was the first of the “Best of” tournaments, pitting the best players from each state or region against one another in the battle of world supremacy. While other parts of the United   States have adopted the format, the Beast of the East is the granddaddy of them all.

In a perfect world, each region picks its 10 best players and thus forms its “A” squad. A deep state or region likely has enough players for multiple teams, in a perfect world forming “B,” “C,” and “D” teams, etc. But in the simple game of beer pong, nothing is that easy.

So what’s the problem? I think, in a nutshell, everyone has gotten too good. In most places, there are probably a clear five or six guys that are head and shoulders above everyone else. Take my state, Maryland, for example. Austin, Jordan, Foster, Deryck, Moose and Mantis are, in my opinion, the top six players if we are referring to shooting ability and nothing else. The five or ten guys behind them are close, but not quite on their level. But on any given day, they can beat one of those top players.

So when the “selection committee” convenes and chooses the ten best players, what criteria do they use? Do they base their decision purely on 1-on-1 skill? Do they take into account performances in major tournaments and the final days of those tournaments? Do they base their decisions on who has the hot hand at the time of the tournament? There’s a lot to consider when choosing the 10 best players from a region and I’m not sure what the correct way is, if there is one.

The common sense thing to do would be for all players to “play in” to their respective teams. The problem with that, though, is if one of the “elite” players from your region has a rare off day and a Cinderella story knocks him out. Who do you want shooting the rebuttal shot of the big tournament? The guy who pulled the upset, or the guy who has made that big shot hundreds of times?

Not to mention, several of the “elite” players from around the country have yet to win a major, even when teaming up and forming “dream” teams.

Outside the sport of beer pong, the New York Yankees have only won one World Series since 2000. The Boston Red Sox haven’t won a World Series since 2007. In the NFL, between the two perennial offseason champion Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, there have been zero Super Bowl titles since 1995. There are exceptions, but in most cases, the sports teams with the best players usually don’t win championships.

The most decorated beer pong of all team, Smashing Time, has two World Series of Beer Pong titles and the final table of another. Right or wrong, most players consider Michael “Pop” Popielarski the “better” player of the two, yet his teammate, Ron Hamilton, has more final table appearances than Pop, while arguably playing with “lesser” players. This doesn’t make any sense.

Does your head hurt yet? Mine does. Clearly, no one is discounting the fact that Ron can make shots. For the sake of argument, let’s say Pop is the better 1-on-1 player. But Ron is clearly bringing something else to the table in those tournaments, making him more successful. So who is the better player, the guy who everyone thinks is better or the guy who has the better resume?

So in picking 10 players, do you want to pick the 10 guys who will form the best teams, or strictly the 10 best players? And what do you use for your criteria as best?

How would you select a “10 best” from your region, or if you already have, how did you do it?










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Who’s on your “Kill Bill” list?

Most serious beer pong players have, or have had, a “Kill Bill” list.

In the beginning of the “Kill Bill” movie trilogy, the lead character (played by Uma Thurman, so hot) wakes up from a coma to find the baby she was carrying gone. She creates a “death list” and crosses off each name as she gets revenge on those who betrayed here.

In beer pong, we have our own “Kill Bill” lists. There are always those players or teams you just can’t seem to beat. If you’re an emerging player and you have started to play your way deep into tournaments on a consistent basis, you’re likely to run into those guys you just can’t seem to beat. Maybe they are just very talented players, maybe they know how to get inside your head, or maybe they are already in your head. Maybe you just can’t stand that person so much that you psyche yourself out and prevent yourself from playing well. We’ve all been there.

I believe that confidence plays a huge role in the success of a beer pong player. But a lack of confidence can play an equal role in the failure of a player, too. It’s all part in paying your dues as a player. Most of us don’t have the natural ability to become elite players right off the bat. For most of us, it’s a lot of practice, a lot of tournament entries, and a lot of beer before we can compete with the big boys.

It’s frustrating to keep advancing deep into tournaments only to have the same old teams shoot you right back into the loser’s bracket. It’s deflating to lose to the same people time and time again. It’s the reason why a lot of people stop playing seriously after a few tournaments and, at the same time, the reason why a lot of people get so hooked on the game because they love the competition of it. When you face off against a team you don’t think you can beat, the other team knows they already won.

And when the day finally comes that you manage to cross that team off of your list, everything changes. You have the confidence that you can beat that opponent. The opponent, so used to normally beating you, will usually take you too lightly or have that element of doubt in their heads that wasn’t there before. After that, it’s on to the next one.

So who are some of the players or teams you just can’t seem to beat? Who would be on your list?










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What’s in a beer pong team name?

“Hey, do you have a partner for the tournament on the 16th?”

“Not yet.”

“Wanna play?”

“Sure.”

“What should our team name be?”

We’ve all been a part of that conversation. One of the most fun things about beer pong doesn’t involve playing beer pong at all. It’s figuring out a team name. I’m not sure why it’s so important to us, but we all love coming up with team names for beer pong.

There’s an evolutionary period for beer pong players and team names. When we start playing, we think we are being so creative. We give ourselves names like “Wet Balls,” “Getting Our Balls Wet,” “We Sink U Drink,” “Two Balls One Cup,” “Nice Rack,” “Balls Deep,” etc. Or, we try and capitalize on whatever movie quote or pop culture meme is popular at the time. Then we show up to the tournament and find there are four teams with the same name as ours, and we find out we need to get more creative. Some players don’t put any emphasis on team names at all. There’s no worse feeling than losing to “Jesse + Bill” in a tournament.

There are several avenues to pursue when deciding on a team name. Sexual team names are always fun, but you need to be really creative to come up with something that hasn’t been done already.

Inside jokes always make for great team names. The only drawback, though, is that while you may think it’s the most hilarious thing ever, that puzzled reaction you receive when you tell someone you team name might make you reconsider.

If your partner has an interesting name or nickname, team names that play off that work as well. But some people don’t like letting the partner have all the credit in a team name. Then it’s back to the drawing board.

If all else fails, you can be one of those assholes that name their teams things like, “Table Four.” So when they call “Wet Balls vs. Table Four at Table Eight” you can confuse everyone. Dicks.

The best part of any beer pong tournament (besides winning, of course) is that first time your table is called and everyone hears your team name and laughs. At that point, you know all the hard work and brainstorming has paid off.

Of course, we all know that player who takes the team name a little too seriously. You may not care about the team name at all, but he or she keeps pestering you about it. Every day, it’s “We need to come up with a team name,” or “What should our team name be?” It’s almost like they care more about the team name than actually playing in the tournament. And when they come up with some awkward, terrible team name that you hate, you have to start brainstorming because you know that idiot can’t come up with anything.

So what makes a great team name? What are some of the best team names you’ve heard? And why do we care so much?

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North Korea threatens nuclear attack over the elbow rule

Tensions between North Korea and the United States reached an all-time high last week, with reports that North Korea had threatened the United States with a nuclear attack on U.S. soil.

“Intercontinental ballistic missiles and various other missiles, which have already set their striking targets, are now armed with lighter, smaller and diversified nuclear warheads and are placed on a standby status,” said North Korean Army General Kang Pyo Yong at a rally in Pyongyang. “When we shell Washington, which is the stronghold of evils, they will be engulfed in a sea of fire.”

Although White House Spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the credibility of the threat, sources in the White House indicate that the Obama administration is well aware of the reasoning behind the threat: President Obama’s reported efforts to create a worldwide treaty barring the elbow rule in all levels of beer pong competition.

As one source close to the President, a self-proclaimed professional beer pong player, explained, “How can North Korea enforce an elbow rule, when they can’t even provide their citizens with electricity or running water? There’s no merit to this threat.”

The threat of nuclear holocaust comes on the heels of former NBA great and admitted cross-dresser Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea.

“Kim Jong Un is my boy, no doubt,” Rodman said. “I know he wants to work something out with Barack, but that fool is tripping if he thinks Barack gonna back off the elbow rule.”

President Barack Obama, who during his 2008 presidential campaign was very adamant against the establishment of a national elbow rule in the United States, was attending a jobs rally in Boulder, Colorado and could not be reached for comment. He did, however, release the following statement through his press secretary:

“As I stated in 2009, the elbow rule was, and still is, for pussies,” according to the written statement. “The only thing worse than being a communist is being a communist that plays with the elbow rule. Fuck all that.”

Even former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney came to the defense of President Obama and the worldwide abolishment of the elbow rule.

“Barack and I disagreed on a lot during our campaign, and he’s still a lying son of a bitch, but he’s right about the elbow rule,” Romney said. “What these people in North Korea need are basic human rights: Food, water, shelter, not a damn elbow rule.”

In a state-issued news release, Kim Jung Un said the following:

“우리가 북한의 팔꿈치 규칙을 폐지하기 전에 우리는 미국을 공격합니다. 맥주 테이블은 테이블을 가로 질러 기대하고 이것은 맥주 테이블이라는 인치 공을 떨어 포함되지 덩크 테이블을 닫은하지 않는 기술의 게임이다.”

Loosely translated from Korean, the statement reads, “We will attack the United States before we abolish the elbow rule in North Korea. Beer pong is a game of skill, which doesn’t involve leaning halfway across the table and dropping the ball in. Elbows, man!”

This story is still developing.

In the meantime, buy a beer pong table, and see how far you can lean to show North Korea what’s up.








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Winning with momentum

You just hit last cup and your opponent has four cups to rebuttal. You’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend that prize money. You and your partner are both relaxed. All smiles.

Your opponent makes the first rebuttal shot, leaving three on the table. You quickly re-rack and roll the ball back. No biggie, no way they hit three more, right?

They make the front cup on the three-rack and just like that, there’s two cups left. A feeling of uneasiness sets in, but you guys aren’t completely worried yet. The other team takes their time shooting at the two. Many players consider two side-by-side cups the hardest rack to hit in beer pong. Usually, it separates the pretenders from the contenders. You’ve been quiet for the last half of the game, but desperation is starting to sink in. You talk a little trash and maybe try a distraction to throw them off. No luck, they sink the left cup and there’s only one left.

The trash talking gets ramped up a little bit now. The crowd is into it, hoping they see overtime. If you’re one of those guys that like to throw cups and smash them and pour water over yourself, now’s the time to do it. All you need is one big miss. You take your time centering the cup and your opponent takes their time preparing to shoot. Everyone is yelling and you are a bit nervous. You thought this game was over a few minutes ago and now you’re helpless. They shoot.

Overtime.

A few moments later, your opponents are now spending that prize money you could have sworn was yours. You didn’t shoot terrible, but once they hit those four rebuttal shots, you didn’t stand a chance.

I don’t have any mathematical data to back up my theory, but in most cases, I believe the team that successfully sinks a series of rebuttal shots goes on to win the game. Momentum and confidence is everything in beer pong. Once you sink four, you know in the worst case, you can sink the three in overtime. Overtime becomes an exercise in jockeying for cup position. The team originally shooting the rebuttals becomes the aggressors, and once they sink the final cup first, it’s usually a losing proposition for the other team.

If you’ve been paying any attention to competitive beer pong, you’re most likely familiar with the finals of the World Series of Beer Pong III. Iron Wizard Coalition hit the final cup with four left for Chauffeuring the Fat Kid to rebuttal. The rest is history. Sorry Baker, I know you’re still haunted by this.

Obviously, there are exceptions to this, but I think in most cases the rebuttaling team uses that momentum to earn the victory. They put the other team back in the spot of making a big shot, and in many cases, once they sink the final cup and think victory is theirs, they lose that intensity needed to battle back in overtime. They get shook and it’s a helpless feeling when you see your opponent continually sink multiple rebuttal shots.

The same theory applies for the team that emerges from the loser’s bracket to earn a place in the finals. This team has already experienced adversity in the tournament. They’ve been playing more and are on a roll. The winner’s bracket finalist likely has been waiting a while to play, and if the loser’s bracket team can win the first game of the finals they normally go on to win the second.

Like in any sport, it’s the “hottest” team, not the “best” team, that usually takes home the trophy.