Beer

Pong

This will explain everything an individual needs to know about the game of beer
pong. Beer pong requires no strength or skill, but demands the prowess of a
drunken college student mind. Many believe in the game of beer pong there exists
rigorous competition. The real object of the game does not require winning. It
requires having fun and getting drunk. Beer pong started one Friday night long
ago in some fraternity house. Pure entertainment and intoxication inspired the
creation of beer pong. The simple game transmitted through word of mouth and
observation. Today beer pong exists as a house hold name at parties. Anyone can
view beer pong at any fraternity house on a Friday or Saturday night. The game
has become so popular that a resident of Finch Hall (alcohol-free) used to have
a beer pong table in his dorm room. The materials for the game do not cost much
money and can be found easily. These include twenty-four cups, two Ping-Pong
balls, and a table. Food Lion has excellent beer pong cups for a cheap price.

Any sporting goods store carries Ping-Pong balls. Pieces of plywood on some
cinder blocks work for a good table. Picnic tables make great beer pong tables.

Lastly, beer pong requires massive amounts of beer. Usually this beer costs very
little money and tastes like garbage. Busch Light and Milwaukee's Best fall in
that category. The rules of beer pong portray the simplicity of the game. The
game requires four players, two on each team. Each team stands on one side of
the rectangular table. Both teams assemble a pyramid of ten cups at their
respective end of the table. The teams place the last two cups on the edges of
the table even with the first cup in the pyramid. Each team will defend their
cups against the opposing team. Each team pours beer into the cups. Two beers go
evenly in the cups in the back two rows, one beer goes into the front two rows,
and one beer is divided in to the cups on the edge of the table. The game starts
with one player on each team standing at opposite corners of the table. They
each have a Ping-Pong ball. They each throw the ball trying to make it in any
cup while not actually looking at the cups. If the both make their respective
balls they each drink the cup that the ball landed in. If only one of the balls
goes in the opposing team must drink the contents of the cup that the balls
landed in and the team that made the shot get both Ping-Pong balls and the first
shots. One team shoots their balls one at a time while the team without the
balls must drink the contents of the score cups. After one team is finished
shooting the opposite team gets a turn. This repeats until all the cups on one
side of the table become empty. The team with the remaining cups retains the win
and the losers must drink those cups. Beer pong also has a few special rules. If
the first shooter on one team throws a ball into a cup and the second shooter on
the same team throws a ball into a cup before the opposing team drinks the
contents of the first cup that team has scored a double-up. They get to shoot
again. Also a team can deflect a ball after it has hit the rim of a cup. Another
rule states the if six cups remain on one teams side the opposing team can
request that those cups be put into a pyramid. This rule also pertains to three
cups. Lastly, at the end of the game the losers get two shots to see if they can
put the balls into the remaining cups. This rule only applies if the winners did
not win on a double up. This manual has provided the novice beer-drinker to
become a stellar beer pong player. Just remember that the object of the game
requires a person to have a lot of fun and drink a lot of beer. As in any game a
novice may start slowly but the more a person plays the better he or she will
become. Good luck on all of the beer ponging adventures!