The "sport" Beer Pong is envolving since the 1950s on US-Collages and became very popular all around the globe. the annualy World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas is still one of the largest tournaments in the world, where a hundrets of teams play for the title of the World Champion od Beer Pong!
Beer Pong in Austria
The game/ basic rules
On a special Beer Pong table (8x3 ft), 6-10 cups will be placed on each side. The cups, filled with beer or water, are formed to a triangle with the top facing the opposite side of the table. Two teams with 2 players each, now take their places on the short side of the table facing each other. The goal of the game is to hit all the cups on the other side of the table first by throing a Beer Pong Ball (tabletennisball) into them. The players of each team thor alternately. if a cup is hit, you are allowed to drink the beer and you have to remove the cup.
Some Locations or Beer Pong Clubs may have their own houserules like the "ellbow-rule" instead of leaning, Death Cups or special Bouncing rules.
1. Each team consists of two player, two balls per game, 2 shots each turn.
2. 10 cups per team formatted as ‘tight triangle’ (rims touching) pointing towards to opposing side.
3. Cups are filled with beer whereas it is not mandatory to drink the beer filled in the cups.
SHOOTING AND TABLES SIDE
1. Printed schedule will indicate which team has choice of first shot and which one can choose tables side.
2. Team with first possession will get one (1) shot. Each team will get two (2) shots for each turn thereafter.
REFORMATION AND GRABBING
1. Cups must be reformed at 6, 3, and 1 cups remaining.
1.1. Racks must be aligned to the centre of the table.
1.2. When one cup is remaining, the cup shall always be pulled back to within a maximum of 2 cm of the end of the table, and it shall be placed in the center of the table.
1.3. Reformation is to take place as soon as applicable, even in the middle of a turn (i.e. mid-turn reracks).
2. The ball in play may be grabbed, however ONLY after it has already made contact with a cup, but not while the ball is in the cup.
2.1 A one-cup penalty will be imposed for the interference, if the ball was grabbed before it made contact with a cup.
2.2 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.
2.3 Balls may not be interfered with while inside of a cup. I.e., no fingering/ blowing.
1. If both players on a team sink his/her shot on the same turn, that team will get one (1) additional rollback shot. This rule is not valid during redemption.
1. A player is not allowed to shoot with any part of his or her body on (against is permitted) the table.
2. A player’s hand may touch the table after a shot is released.
3. Players may not move cups out of position in order to gain a leaning advantage. If the cups move as a result of contact with the body while shooting, the cups must be returned to their original spot before the opposing team shoots. Any cup knocked over as the result of excessive leaning will count as a hit shot.
1. Distractions are permitted with the following restrictions (subject to a one cup penalty):
1.1. Players may not cross the plane of play with any part of their bodies, clothing, or other objects, while the other team is shooting.
1.2. Players may not fan, blow, or otherwise intentionally create an air current surrounding the cups in play.
1.3. Players may not approach the opposing team members in an unsportsmanlike manner.
ENDING THE GAME
1. As soon as the last cup is hit, the opposing team has the opportunity to try and bring the game into Overtime. There are two different general scenarios for how to determine redemption rules: There are two or more cups remaining, or there is only one cup remaining on the side of the team that has hit last cup.
1.1. If there are two or more cups remaining, ‘Unlimited 1-ball Redemption’ is given. Either player may take the first shot, and the ball is rolled back until a player misses. As soon as a miss occurs, the game is over. Players MUST alternate throwers whereas three cups remaining are an exception.
1.2. If there is one cup remaining when the last cup is sunk, the rule is, ‘Take as many shots as you have balls remaining on your side’.
2. Successful redemption results in initiation of a 3-cup overtime.
1. Overtime formation is a tight triangle.
2. The dominant team (the team which would have won had their opponents not redeemed) starts with both balls.
1. Players are not allowed to shoot until the opposing team has clearly finished reforming.
2. If a ball does knock a cup over, the shot is counted as a hit, UNLESS it is absolutely clear that the ball never crossed the top plane of the cup before it was knocked over.
3. Final interpretation of these rules is made at the sole discretion of the referees.