Are You Ready For the World Series of Beer Pong?

Fancy yourself a seasoned beer pong expert? Think you’re good enough to win the $50,000 grand prize this January in Las Vegas at the World Series of Beer Pong? Or perhaps you just love the sport so much that you’re willing to let your betters beat the snot out of you just for the honor of facing them at the table. Either way, you don’t want to miss the WSOBP. Everyone who’s anyone in beer pong will be there. BoozinGear.com will even have a team there! You can check out BPong.com for more information or watch this beer blog for more updates as the event draws closer.

Or maybe you don’t know much about beer pong. It’s a sport whose inception is easy to imagine:
A bunch of college kids are sitting around, sucking down a few brewskies and basically shooting the shit when one of them launches something, perhaps even a ping-pong ball, from across the room. It sails with a perfect arc and lands beautifully in another guy’s beer, splashing him and ruining his beer – or not depending on how many he’d downed previously.

“Dude, no way you can do that again!”
“Ten bucks if you can sink another.”
“Yeah,” says the victim, “but I’m not holding it this time.”
“Here,” he says, sitting the half cup of beer on the end of a coffee table, “try it there.”

Soon cups are placed on the other end of the coffee table for others to try their hand at it. And beer pong is born.

At last beer and sport are one. No longer is beer relegated to the hands of fans while athletes compete. No, now beer is an integral part of this new and rapidly growing sport.

And grow it does. Beer pong, or Beirut, has been elevated from the basements of frat houses to the annual World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas. More of a skill than an athletic competition, beer pong is no less competitive.

Beer pong rules vary widely but the goal is universal – sink more balls in your competitor’s cups than he sinks in yours. Beyond that there are variations based on the arrangement of the cups, the number of balls thrown per turn and even what constitutes a turn. Depending on these rule variations beer pong games can range from stately and polite rounds of toss, wait, repeat to all out brawls as competitors try to grab the ball for another turn.

2 Comments on "Are You Ready For the World Series of Beer Pong?"

  1. Audrey December 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Hey guys,

    I think you should know that you can win a bundle of World Series of Beer Pong gear, including a table! Entry form is online at: http://www.snmag.com/beerpong

    Audrey

  2. BeerBelly August 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Nice! I always be playing beer pong. It is for sure the most greatest event I do with my friends every saturday!

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