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The World Series of Beer Pong® XIII Recap & Final Standings

The World Series of Beer Pong® XIII

 

The World Series of Beer Pong® XIII stormed through Las Vegas this past July (2018), and will be coming back for more this summer (July 2019). There were more than enough fireworks on the 4th of July, when BPONG.COM® kicked off the tournament festivities by hosting the first-ever WSOBP® Draft Tournament inside Topgolf Las Vegas!

Throughout the following days, 10s of thousands of dollars were awarded through various tournaments beyond just The WSOBP® Main Event, including: Men’s & Women’s Randoms, Men’s & Women’s East vs. West, Men’s & Women’s Singles, as well as, a Co-ed Tournament, International Tournament, House Rules Tournament, and a Main Event Consolation Tournament.

 

Read on to see how each event played out!
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July 4th, 2018 – 6v6 Draft Tournament


Location: Topgolf Las Vegas


6v6 Draft:

Players from around the world gathered at one of the premier sports venues in sin city. Captains were appointed by BPONG.COM® and the top players on the planet selected their squads, LIVE for the very first time in the history of The World Series of Beer Pong®.

An all-star panel of players and organizers hosted a Live Streaming Draft Show from the VIP level at Topgolf. Each selection was analyzed by some of the games brightest. Guests of the show included Captains, Drafted Players and BPONG/WSOBP Management.

The first overall pick came out of Crowley, Louisiana, in way of Seth Beglis, who was selected by Captain Steven Tremblay of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Captain TJ Rhone, of Bryans Road, Maryland, had the 8th overall pick in the draft and was able to assemble a team that he led to The WSOBP®’s first-ever 6v6 Draft Championship!

TJ’s team consisted of the following players (in drafted order):

1. Jason Mushinski – Westampton, New Jersey
2. Justin Redfield – Laurel, Maryland
3. Kurt Shores – La Plata, Maryland
4. Carlos Avila – Fishers, Indiana
5. Andressa Wainwright – Alexandria, Virginia

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July 5th, 2018 – Men’s & Women’s Randoms,
Men’s & Women’s East vs. West, International Tournament

Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center

 

Randoms:

A Random Tournament consists of all participants not knowing who their partner will be upon entering the tournament. Player names are all thrown into a hat and partners are generated randomly through the luck of the draw.

On the Men’s side Cody Atherton of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Cory Eggleston of Las Vegas, Nevada, topped Ethan Wald of Pahrump, Nevada, and David Feichter of Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria, for the Men’s Random Tournament Championship.

Jason Hershfield of San Jose, California, and Ross Hampton of St. Louis, Missouri, rounded out the cash spots in the Men’s bracket with a 3rd place finish.

Candi Squartsoff of Port Lions, Alaska, and Meagan Neary of Mesa, Arizona, defeated Sara Schauman of Livonia, Michigan, and Mo Weckner of St. Petersburg, Florida, to finish with an unblemished record and claim the Women’s Random Tournament Championship.

Priscilla Kusmierz of Phoenix, Arizona, and Heather Giardina of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, scooped up the rest of the cash in the Women’s bracket by securing 3rd place.

 

East vs. West:

 

The Men’s and Women’s East vs. West Tournaments place a restriction on partner pairings by limiting players to their choice of teammate based on which side of the Mississippi River they live on. Players may only team up if they live on the same side of the Mississippi River.

 

Greg Johnson of Federal Heights, Colorado, and Kevin Vaughn of Littleton, Colorado, fell just short of an East vs. West Title.  This year, a West Coast team, consisting of David Diaz of Los Angeles, California, and Casey Costa of San Jose, California, took home the win!

 

Team MAVA locked up the third place finish in the Men’s Bracket.

 

In the Women’s East v. West Tournament the tides rolled in favor of the East Coast as Melissa Perkins of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Breanna Cordova of Aurora, Colorado, caught the short-end of the stick when they were beat in the Championship game of the Women’s East vs. West Tournament by Valerie Lasko of Bound Brook, New Jersey, and Cristal Lara of Hawthorne, New Jersey.

 

Candi Squartsoff of Port Lions, Alaska and Mariah O’Brien of Renton, Washington took home a 3rd place finish.

 

International:

 

With the game of beer pong booming overseas, The WSOBP® has players from all over the world. Over 20 countries participated this year in The WSOBP® XIII Main Event!

 

The International Tournament allows players to participate only if they live outside of the United States.

This year, Nico Bose and Marcel Hasler of Germany were victorious over defending International Tournament Champions Manual Senfter and David Feichter of Austria.

 

Justin Swain and Mike Frank of Canada finished 3rd.
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July 6th, 2018 – Main Event/Day 1 Prelims,
Co-Ed Tournament


Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center

 

Main Event/Day 1 Prelims:

 

The Main Event provides players with a guaranteed 12-prelim games. The preliminary play advances and seeds the teams into the Day 3 Playoff Brackets. The top 160 teams at The WSOBP® advance to the final day of Main Event competition.

On the first day of preliminary play at The WSOBP® XIII, 4 of each teams 12 prelim games are played. The following day, the remaining 8 prelim games are played for each team.

 

Co-Ed:  

 

The Co-Ed Tournament at The WSOBP® is a crowd favorite. Each team must consist of one male and one female player!

 

Candi Squartsoff of Port Lions, Alaska, once again found herself in the money, and this time it was with Justin Spurrier of Henderson, Nevada. The pair was able to knock off another familiar face, David Diaz of San Jose, California, and his partner Charvel Redd-Shepard of Henderson, Nevada.

Cody Atherton of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Heather Mendez of Bernards, New Jersey, took the rest of the cash with their 3rd place finish.

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July 7th, 2018 – Main Event/Day 2 Prelims,
Men’s & Women’s Singles, House Rules Tournament

Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center

 

Main Event/Day 2 Prelims:

 

Day 2 of The World Series of Beer Pong® is when things really start to heat up! Teams feel the pressure of having to win games or potentially run the risk of not making the cut for the Day 3 Playoff Brackets on the final day of competition.

Here’s a look at the Top 16 squads from the preliminary rounds:

Team Name (Record)(Cup Differential)

1. Bringing the heat (12-0)(+61)

  1. Brewtality – Presented by OGP (12-0)(+52)
  2. Blitzkrieg (12-0)(+41)
  3. On To The Next One (12-0)(+32)
  4. Get Hoff My Dick (11-1)(+56)
  5. mASSHOLES (11-1)(+43)
  6. Seamless Integration – Presented by OGP (11-1)(+42)
  7. Sh!t Happens When You Party Naked (11-1)(+39)
  8. Death Around The Corner (11-1)(+37)
  9. Yaaaas Kween! (11-1)(+36)
  10. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (11-1)(+35)
  11. White Girl Wasted – Presented by OGP (11-1)(+34)
  12. Southern Heat (11-1)(+33)
  13. Sent From Below (11-1)(+31)
  14. Ultra instinct (11-1)(+31)
  15. Hermes Flew Miles to Deliver (11-1)(+24)

Singles:

 

The Men’s and Women’s Singles Tournaments are the crown jewels of achievement among Side Event titles – It’s just you against the world! 1v1. Man vs. Man. Woman vs. Woman. There’s nobody to blame or carry you to victory besides yourself! This is where new players can really make a name for themself.


Donnie Jones of Warren, Michigan, beat Sven Anderson of Cape Coral, Florida, in the finals of the Men’s Singles Tournament to maintain a perfect 7-0 record and secure one of the toughest titles to win.

Jared Knierman of Odessa, Florida finished 3rd.

 

Heather Giardina of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, makes another appearance in the money by claiming her first-ever WSOBP® Women’s Singles Title over another multi-tournament cash out player, Melissa Perkins of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Rachel Goldsmith of Stafford Township, New Jersey finished 3rd.

 

House Rules:

 

The House Rules Tournament at The WSOBP® is a tournament with common, party-like set of rules. Many new players may or may not find some of these rules a little more familiar towards how they’ve played at home or a friend’s place.

Bobbi and Jeremy Harrison won an all Washington state House Rules Tournament final, taking down Sean Ashe and Brandon Still.

Team “Just Met” finished 3rd.

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July 8th, 2018 – Main Event/Day 3 Finals,
Main Event Consolation Tournament

Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center

 

Main Event Consolation:

 

Didn’t make the cut for the Day 3 Playoffs? No sweat, we’ve got you covered! The Main Event Consolation Tournament is for all the squads that placed below 160th after the first two days of Preliminary Play!


This year, we allowed Free Entry into The Main Event Consolation Tournament and gave away the very first set of WSOBP® XIV Bids for next year’s Main Event.

Jeffrey Griffiths of Kent, Washington, and Shawn Edge of Marysville, Washington, are the first to stamp their ticket into The World Series of Beer Pong® XIV after defeating Victor Cardenas of Phoenix, Arizona, and Maverick Langdon of Renton, Washington.

Anissa Garcia of Robstown, Texas, and Megan Morris of Jacksboro, Texas, finished 3rd.

Main Event/Day 3 Finals:

 

This is it!! The moment you’ve all been waiting for! It’s do or die, win or go home! All the money is on the table. Legacies are at stake and World Champions are to be made! The top 160 teams from the first two days of competition battle it out to see who will become the next World Series of Beer Pong® Champions!

After grinding through bracket play, Brewtality – Presented by OGP (Ross Hampton of St. Louis and David Talamantez of Austin, Texas), with a sparkling 20-0 record, were set to square off against Troop Unchained (Brandon Clarke of Bridgewater, New Jersey, and Matt Kein of Hillsborough, New Jersey).

Ross Hampton and Brandon Clarke both already had one World Series of Beer Pong® Championship Banner in the rafters at Westgate Las Vegas. David Talamantez fell just short of his first WSOBP® World Title at The World Series of Beer Pong® X, when he was defeated on the Final Table. It was Matt Kein’s first appearance on a WSOBP® Final Table.

After special guest and famed sports announcer Bruce Buffer properly introduced all Final Table participants, the games were under way. Troop Unchained came out swinging and took game 1 of a best-of-3 series. An opportunity to finish the job was not wasted. Troop Unchained swept the final series by claiming game 2 and handed Brewtality their first two losses of The World Series of Beer Pong® XIII.

Brandon Clarke becomes just the 3rd person to win multiple WSOBP® Main Event Championships and only the 2nd player to win it with 2 different partners! Matt Kein secured his first WSOBP® Main Event Championship!

A huge congratulations goes out to Brandon Clarke and Matt Kein of Troop Unchained for taking down the most lucrative beer pong tournament on the planet – The World Series of Beer Pong®!

Here’s how the Top 8 shaped up at this year’s WSOBP®:

1. Troop Unchained (19-2)(+56)
2. Brewtality – Presented by OGP (20-1)(+68)
3. Blitzkrieg (20-2)(+66)
4. Bringing The Heat (19-3)(+70)

T-5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (18-3)(+50)
T-5. Tie The Dicks (17- 4)(+49)

T-7. mASSHOLES (17-3)(+48)
T-7. TNT (Tipsy Not Trashed) – Presented by OGP (16-5)(+45)


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If you’d like to participate in next year’s World Series of Beer Pong® XIV Main Event, July 3-7th, 2019, please visit (BPONG.COM/WSOBP) to register now!

Pro Tip: Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and save BIG.

If you’ve got serious game, make sure you hit up one (or a bunch) of the hundreds of Satellite Tournaments that will take place around the world this season for your shot at winning a qualified entry into The WSOBP® XIV Main Event! Check out our events listing page to find a tournament near you! (bpong.com/tournaments-and-events)

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Bruce Buffer Set to Return to Las Vegas to Crown The World Series of Beer Pong XIII Champions

Bruce Buffer Roars at The World Series of Beer Pong IV

Famed sports announcer and entertainer, Bruce Buffer, will be making his return to the sport of beer pong to crown the next World Series of Beer Pong Champions!  Buffer will be returning to announce the teams of the Championship Match on the Final Table at the 13th Annual Tournament, which boasts the largest payouts in beer pong history with total prizes expected to approach, if not exceed, $100,000 for the Main Event and various side events.  Buffer previously resided over the the beer pong mega event in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

 

“We are honored to welcome Bruce back to beer pong’s biggest stage,” said Billy Gaines, Founder & CEO of BPONG.COM and The World Series of Beer Pong. “It’s a competition unlike any other in the world and deserves an announcer that can do it justice. Thousands of competitors from different walks of life, ranging from doctors to teachers to college students, will come together for four days of thrilling competition and Bruce’s distinctive voice sets the stage for the final match up like no other.”

 

Thousands of beer pong enthusiasts from across the globe will flock to the 13th Annual World Series of Beer Pong tournament in Las Vegas this summer. Held for the third time at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, The World Series of Beer Pong will take place Thursday, July 5, 2018 through Sunday, July 8, 2018.

 

Tournament play at the 13th Annual World Series of Beer Pong follows the official WSOBP rules, but in short, the game is one of skillful hand-eye coordination. During play, two-person teams stand at opposite ends of an eight-foot-long table, where ten 16-ounce cups, filled with water, are placed in bowling pin formation. Each team takes turns tossing beer pong balls (similar to table tennis balls) at their opponent’s cup formation. If the ball goes in a cup, that cup is removed from the game. The first team to eliminate all of its opponent’s cups wins.

 

Players interested in participating in the 13th Annual World Series of Beer Pong can register now at BPONG.COM/WSOBP. Open registration is currently available at an Early Bird price of just $285 per person until May 15th, 2018. (Full Retail Price is $295/person.) Registration includes a minimum of 12 games of play in the tournament. All participants and spectators must be 21 years or older with a valid ID. For more information, please visit BPONG.COM/WSOBP or www.WestgateLasVegas.com.