Preparation for tonights Cambie-Pong Tournament
As we don’t have any ‘New Kids on the Blog’ today, I am gonna make use of the time and go through the most important beer-pong rules again.
Once again – no pressure, but I do want us to be prepared!
However those are just general rules and may be modified in every game. So I won’t guarantee that those will be exactly tonights rules. Some rules might be different or may not apply at all. But I am sure, we will find out tonight. But let’s start with our short Beer-Pong-Tutorial!
1.No-one wants you to be an alcoholic
This game is not supposed to force you to drink! The only reason I am calling it Beer-Pong Tournament is literally because, that is how the game is called. Tonight, we will be playing the game with water in our cups, therefore you decide if you want to drink or not!
No matter what, this is the most important rule ever – YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRINK IF YOU DON’T WANT TO. In any case you are welcome to take part in the game.
It is also referred to as simply rearranging your cups. Usually you are allowed to do that twice during a match, but this depends on the amount of cups that are involved total. So we will have to wait till tonight to actually find out. You are allowed to do that, whenever it is your term, in other words: before you are about to throw.
Also, if you opponent requests it, the last cup may always be pulled back and centred.
If a ball hits the table and then goes into a cup (even by accident, blindfolded or whatever), the cup that the ball goes into is removed, as well as another cup of the defending players choice. If there are only two cups remaining, the bounce only counts as 1 cup.
4. Fingering/ Blowing
You may have heard the very sexist limiting term, that either one of those affects you according to your gender … I’ll give you a moment to figure out what I mean…. but since we are living in 2020, I’d say let’s loose those gender rules!
However 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.
Very difficult rule … I know :D.
5. Fixing Cups
If requested the cups may be fixed at any time. Don’t mix it up with the racking. It simply means that you put the cups where they are supposed to be as they might have been shifted during the game.
This rule applies 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 in a creative, tricky way. (For example behind the back, blindfolded, through a leg …).
7. The Rebuttal
After the last cup is hit, each player from the loosing team has a chance to hit the remaining cup. Each player shoots until they miss, the order is irrelevant. 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.
(This rule, is pretty much played different in every single game, so please pay attention, before you get into a fight with your opponent ;)).
8. The Elbow rule
This rules claims, that the elbow must be behind the edge of the table. Although this rule only applies in the actual process of throwing a ball. You might think, this is very obvious, but trust me for some people it’s not :D.
Just wait until you opponent screams “watch your eeeellllbbboooowww” with every single move you make, even if it’s just to pick up your side-drink to have a sip (when it’s not even your term) .. hypothetically I mean…
Once again, they will be explaining the rules tonight and they might differ to the ones here, but now your knowledge is refreshed and you are ready for the big night.
Can’t wait to see you there!
— Nadja xx
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