Mankind’s thirst for competition has existed since the earliest days of civilization…as has his thirst for beer. LAST CUP is an entertaining look at a sport that is slowly sweeping the country. Welcome to the wide world of BEER PONG.
In January of 2006, Billy Gaines and Duncan Carroll held the inaugural World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) outside of Las Vegas, NV. In 2007, they doubled the prize money to $20,000, and in doing so, more than tripled the number of teams. Players from across the country descended on Mesquite, Nevada to compete for the money and, more importantly, for their chance to be crowned World Series Champion. LAST CUP follows four of these competitors for whom beer pong is more than a simple pastime— it’s a way of life. LAST CUP cuts through the drunken fog that has shaped the public’s perception of the game and examines the players’ competitive nature, their reluctance to “grow up,” and their desire for fame and glory. Dan Lindsay approaches his sudsy subject with just the right blend of sincerity and levity to concoct a humorous and heartfelt portrait of a game and the colorful characters who strive to rule it.