Grupo Pro Sayulita Beer Pong Tournament

By Jack Jones
Friday, March 15th, 2013

Grupo Pro Sayulita Beer Pong Tournament
GPS is holding a Beer Pong tournament on Saturday, March 16, 2pm Iguana Gardens. We will play 6 cup not 10 cup pong. Each cup will have 1/3 of a beer. We will find out who in Sayulita has the skills to have fun, drink beer and perform at the ping pong table. Please join us for an afternoon of delight. The sign up rules and tournament rules are below. Bring a two person team. Each two person team may have either 2 male or female cheerleaders who will be recognized with the winners. Cheerleaders will be judged subjectively on cheer routines, costumes and skill of their contestants but will not necessarily be given the same placement as their contestants.

Serious prize money will be awarded, 100 Pesos per person entry fee for players and cheerleaders. Equal prize money for both categories. Proceeds will be split 50% to contestants and 50% to GPS, also 50% to Cheerleaders and 50% to GPS. The prize pool will pay (made up of 50% of entry fees):

To contestants:

1st Place 50%
2nd Place 35%
3rd Place 15%

The same payments will apply to the cheerleader contestants.

See 10 declared teams below.

TOURNAMENT RULES

GPS Beer Pong House Rules

Beer Pong is a drinking game which has grown to become very popular among college students, but can be enjoyed by any age group looking to have a good time and get a nice buzz going.

The Setup

Arrange 6 (typically 18oz or 16oz) cups in a pyramid-like formation as the diagram shows on each side of a table (usually about 8ft long is standard). Fill each cup with the desired amount of beer (or other alcohol if you so choose). Traditionally 2 12oz beers are used to fill all 6 cups, but this amount can vary depending on how hammered you wish to become

General Gameplay

Beer Pong is generally played by teams of two in which each team takes turn throwing a ping pong ball into the other team's cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup. If both teammates hit cups, they get to shoot again. The team that successfully hits all of the opponents cups wins the game. Since there are a vast amount of variation on the game, it is good to quickly go over things like racks and bouncing/swatting before the game begins. Winner of the game typically stays on the table and awaits next challenger. A list is generally formed to keep track of who is next to play.

Deciding who goes first

If it is the first game of the night, the first shot is decided by "Eyes." This is when a player from each team shoots the ball while maintaining eye contact with their opponent throughout their shot. If both players miss or both players make it, their partners now shoot. This goes on until one person makes it and their opponent does not. The hit cup is not removed; the ball is taken out and rolled back to the team that sank the shot

If it is not the first game, the winner of the previous game shoots first. If new teams are formed or if the winning team retires, "Eyes" is done again to see who goes first

Elbow/Wrists Rule

This is usually an unspoken rule at house parties (or at least until someone breaks it). When shooting, players must keep their elbows behind the edge of the table. If a wrists rule is in effect, players must keep their wrists behind the edge of the table. Breaking this rule results in the shot not counting. If the shot is made, the infracting player may step back and re-shoot the ball. This tends to be the most argued-over rule in Beer Pong, due to the fact that it is sometimes difficult to determine if the elbow / wrist does indeed cross the plane of the table Yes, Females have to abide by this rule as well.

Bouncing/Swatting

If a ball hits the table and then goes into a cup (even by accident), the cup that the ball goes into is removed, as well as another cup of the defending player's choice. If there are only 2 cups remaining, the bounce only counts as one cup, so it's fairly useless to bounce on the last 2 cups....unless you're simply trying to be a tough guy. We've heard some of the manlier men out there claim "Bouncing is for bitches" but we like this rule as it helps keep focus to the game, therefore speeding things up.

Fingering/Blowing Will not be used

You may have heard the expression Guys Finger, Bitches Blow during a rule summary at the beginning of a game. Fingering is when the ball is spinning inside of a cup and the defending team pulls it out with his/her finger. Blowing is when the ball is spinning inside of a cup and it is blown out by the defending team. If not specifically called at the beginning of the game, neither fingering nor blowing count. This is due to the cheapness of the rule and the easiness of a player to blow out the ball, even after it has come into contact with the beer. If you don't believe it just try putting a ball in one of the cups and blowing it out, it's not very difficult (especially for those experienced sorority gals)

Bouncing vs Tossing:

Any player taking a shot has the option of attempting to toss the ball directly into the opposing team's cups or bouncing the ball one or more times into the cups. If a player successfully makes a bounced shot, the opposing team has to drink two cups: the one in which the shot was made and another from the pyramid. As we already know, a regular (non-bounced) toss is only worth a single cup. However, there is a catch. The defending (non-throwing) team can defend cups against bounced a shot by blocking or swatting the ball once it hits the table. The defending team can only defend a shot once the ball has hit the table, so the throwing team doesn't take a risk by tossing instead of bouncing, as tossed shots are indefensible. Defending a toss as if it were a bounce is a sign of either drunkenness or dishonor; either way, it is punished at the very least by letting the player shoot again, if not by drinking a cup. This can be decided in a civil fashion by both sides using their best judgment, taking into account the circumstances surrounding the infraction

Pulling the Cups:

This rule makes the game a little more exciting. Once your opponent makes a shot into one of your cups, it is in your best interest to pull that cup immediately, because if the other member of that team makes a shot into the same cup, the game is over and you end up drinking a lot of booze (which may or may not be a good thing). There is no penalty if you incidentally interfere with the second shot from the opposing team because you are trying to pull the cup out of the way; just be honorable about it. Once again: if two shots are made in the same cup on the same turn, game over

Re-Racking:

Although the cups begin in a pyramid, they don't necessarily stay that way. As there are more holes in the pyramid from removing cups, it gets more difficult to make shots. To account for this, a team must "re-rack" at certain numbers of remaining cups in order to keep a compact shape at which their opponents can shoot. Each team gets 2 re-racks per game at any time. Use them wisely. A standard rule of thumb is to take one with 6 cups remaining, and with 2 or 3 cups remaining.

On Table Rollbacks

After shooting if the ball rolls back to the shooter without hitting the floor (you may also grab it mid-air), they can shoot it again behind the back. The shot counts as one cup if made.

NBA Jams On Fire Rule

After a player hits two cups in a row, he can call "heating up." If he makes his third shot he can announce that he's on fire and he shoots until he misses. If the player fails to announce that he's heating up he cannot call on fire

Rebuttal

After the last cup is hit each player from the losing team has a chance to hit the remaining cups (Shoot till you miss). If there are racks left over they may be used now. Once both players miss and there are remaining cups the game is over. If the players manage to hit all remaining cups the game goes into a 3 cup overtime.

Overtime

Three cups are placed back into a triangle shape and the would-have-been winners shoot first. There are no racks permitted on overtime, however the last cup may be pulled back / centered.


Some teams who have already declared:

GPS#1 Jack/Kerry Hodge

Sayulita Life Ian Hodge/Michael

Mexifit Josh/........

Buddha Spa Summer/........

Canadian Aces Art/Deb?

Stand Up Sayulita Leyla/.......

Internet Phenoms Brad/........

Sayulero Lindsay/..........

Don Pedro's Damien/........