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Updated list of events:
Beer Pong @ JT’s Pub and Grill Tuesday’s at 9pm
Beer Pong @ Jolt’n Joes La Mesa Thursday’s at 9pm
Beer Pong @ Effins Sundays’s at 9pm
All events are free to play with $100+ in prizes!
It’s refreshing to see an argument for elbow rules from another perspective that’s not simply bashing leaning.
However, like clawless said players will not accept wearing anything. If you have seen any pictures or videos of games you’ll notice most players remove everything in their pockets to have the same weight distribution during games (sounds absurd, but I do it too).
As a local organizer I would love to see the game go to “house rules” but as of now there is no way of correctly enforcing it. I lose a lot of potential teams before they even play because of the rules.
By the way, I’m always down for house rules cash games, those are my favorite to win! Played a few at Blondys in Vegas during the Masters
Sorry if anything doesn’t make sense, I’m still recovering from Vegas..January 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm in reply to: new to the sport need to know some good practice methods #49779
Play in weekly events at bars in your area as well as satellites and bigger scale tournaments…You can practice all day in your basement and it wont mean a thing once you come to a “real” tournament with pressure etc
Depends on where you are located. I run SD Pong Circuit with Daniel Grover in San Diego. Ryan De Hoop runs tournaments in Corona and LA areas. Nor Cal Beer Pong, Sac Pong Circuit, and Bpong Int run Sacramento.
Hopefully that helps you out, if your in So Cal make sure to add SD Pong Circuit as a friend on Facebook for our current events
San Diego Pong Circuit Winners:
Feb: Scott Muller and Daniel Peterson
March: Paul Bashaw, Michael Seivert, Daniel Boe, Zack Johnson
April: Aaron Smith and Zack Johnson
I somewhat agree with Castro, but I think it could reach a much much larger audience if it were free to watch
This happened to us this year as well (didn’t affect our outcome of making day 3), but I agree there needs to be a change, we had two forfeit teams both of which played day one looking at their win/loss and cup diff (1-5 and 0-6 -30 something). But decided to probably party instead of showing up to day two, which I can totally understand doing.
I think you should get the cup diff average of the forfeiting team….if a team doesn’t show up at all you should get somewhere between 3-6 cups because they are probably not a good team if they’re not showing up at all.
This however doesn’t solve the problem of teams not wanting to face powerhouse teams. Although in my opinion this would never happen…If I were able to face one of the best teams in the country I would want to see if I can hang with them or possibly get lucky and beat them (good teams do have bad games).
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So I believe this is my first post on here, but I’d like to put in my two cents.
I play tournaments out here in So Cal and I was starting to agree with the bar, extending the length, etc, but then I thought about myself when I was transitioning from house games to leagues and tournaments.
Unlike most others I actually did my research about this whole WSOBP thing when I first started. I then told my friends about it, we bought cups, made ourselves a makeshift table using your dimensions and just starting playing "league" rules at house parties. We were all terrible looking back, but it was just as FUN as house rules (with leaning).
So my argument is that you need more advertising not new equipment. The problem is not necessarily the rules of leaning as much is that of the shock of house rule beer pong players going from home games to seeing pros leaning half way across the table at their first tournament. If bpong was able to advertise somehow to the point where people at house games at least knew the world series existed and knew the rules that we play to some extent I think they would be more inclined to play in tournaments and just understand, there is leaning, that is just how its done, get good at it.
I am always somewhat surprised at the tournaments I go to how many people are intently reading the rules, these are always the same people who bitch that leaning is for girls.
If you were somehow able to simply let the vast and untapped market of home game beer pong players know what the rules of WSOBP are and that there is a game held in Vegas, and that you guys sell products that the pros use your more likely to get amateurs excited about playing with the best in the world and buying your products to practice.
People dont stop playing poker or stop practicing sports just because there are people out there that are better than them, If they knew the rules it wouldnt come as much of a shock to new players
You also brought up another issue of teams shooting high percentages. This is a completely separate and different issue than bringing in more teams. If you want to lower percentages you SHOULD add length to the table, use a bar, etc, but I do not think this will bring more new players to the sport.