Beer Pong - New UK tournament.

Strange Games has been contacted by Ben Newham, a leading pisshead light in the UK Beer Pong scene.  He is staging a major UK Beer Pong event next Saturday the 5th of February in Cheltenham. Up to 32 teams are playing for prizes totalling £500.  Just think of how much cheap cider you could buy with that. So I thought it was about time I featured this marvelous sport. 

Beer Pong is possibly the King of Drinking Games.  It is a pastime that started out as a basic fraternity house drinking game in the 80's that has now become a game played world wide with a set rules and a world championship with prize money of $50,000: the aptly named The World Series Of Beer Pong.
Early versions of the game were basically normal table tennis games with a pint pot  of beer at each end of the table.  If your glass was struck by the ball then you had to take a sip of beer, if the ball landed inside it then you had to drink the whole pint. The modern game differs in that the table tennis bats have been dispensed with and the solitary glass has been replaced by multiple one.  There are numerous versions of the game but the standardised rules state that teams are made up of two players each and they both stand at the ends of a 8ft by 2ft Beer Pong table.  In front of each team is a set of 10 beer filled paper cups (use water if you are on the Beer Pong wagon) set up in a triangular formation.  Each team now alternates with two shots each the aim being to throw a ping pong ball into one of the opposing cups.  If successful then one of the opposing team must drink the contents and remove the cup from the table.  Throws can be either under-arm or over-arm through the air or they can involve a single bounce.  The first team to cause their opponents to drink all their beer are the victors.
Beer Pong has been almost universally criticised and declaimed by politicians, health professionals and newspaper columnists and everyone else that hates to see anyone enjoy themselves, ever.

visit the website uk beer pong league for more details and a full set of rules


Anonymous said...


Bout time this game comes to the UK!! i will be competing for sure!!! :)

Anonymous said...

The "King of Drinking Games"? For jocks, maybe. What about "Zoom Schwartz Figliano"? This is my "King of Drinking Games" for everyone else.