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BPONG.COM Announces Official Rankings, Deadline Extension to Play in the 2012 World Series of Beer Pong

BPONG.COM Announces Official Rankings, Deadline Extension to Play in the 2012 World Series of Beer Pong

This is the first ranking of beer pong players designed to answer the question, “Who is the best in the world at the sport of beer pong?” The rankings will officially debut during the 7th Annual World Series of Beer Pong®, being held at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Jan. 1-5, 2012.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

BPONG.COM, founder of the largest and longest running beer pong tournament in the world, is excited to announce the debut of its Official BPONG® Rankings of statistical data on beer pong. This is the first ranking of beer pong players designed to answer the question, “Who is the best in the world at the sport of beer pong?” The rankings, which are available for preview at BPong.com., will officially debut during the 7th Annual World Series of Beer Pong® (WSOBP VII), being held at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Jan. 1-5, 2012. The deadline to sign up for the event, which pays $50,000 to the winning team, has been extended to Dec. 30, 2011. For more information and to guarantee your spot in the event, visit BPong.com..

“From fraternities to backyards to happy hours and bars across the world, everyone who plays the sport of beer pong thinks they’re the best, but – until now – there’s never been a technology available to prove it,” said Benjamin “Skinny” Solnik, director of tournaments and technology for BPong.com.. “We’ve designed an Elo ranking derivative specifically for beer pong statistics that will compare and analyze standings in real-time so players know how they stack up against beer pong players across the country and the globe.”

The rankings currently include statistics on players who have participated in any of the past six World Series of Beer Pong events or the Return to Mesquite tournament. BPong.com. plans to expand the rankings to a comprehensive program that offers a way to track results from virtually any casual and official game played across the globe, whether players use beer, water, soda or another liquid. Details will be announced during the opening ceremonies of The WSOBP VII on Tuesday, January 2 at 11 a.m. pacific, from the Sunset Ballroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas.

Solnik, who earned degrees in math and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, adds that the new program and ranking system will go beyond tracking individual players to answer the question, “Which college, fraternity, bar, restaurant and city boast the best beer pong players?”

According to the rankings, Andrew DeCaluwe from Mount Prospect, Ill., currently holds the top spot among more than 2,400 nationally and internationally ranked beer pong players. Although DeCaluwe has an 82 percent win rating, has won several Satellite Tournaments, placed 2nd in the 2010 World Series of Beer Pong and 3rd in last year’s WSOBP, he has never won the main event. Reigning World Series of Beer Pong VI champions Dan Range and Nick Syrigos from the Saint Louis, Mo.-based team “Standing Ovation” currently rank 2nd and 6th respectively. Christopher Gravel (ranked no. 16), who hails from Dollard-des-ormeaux, Quebec, Canada, is tops outside the U.S. And the best female player (ranked no. 1970) is Kimberly Breen, who hails from Las Vegas, home to the World Series of Beer Pong.

“If you’ve ever wanted to see how you stack up against the best beer pong players in the world, The World Series of Beer Pong is place to do it and this is definitely the year to be there,” says Billy Gaines, event co-founder. “In addition to paying $65,000 in prizes, we’re announcing a program that we expect will revolutionize the sport of beer pong.”

The 2012 World Series of Beer Pong, sponsored by NüVo™ Condoms and Twang® Beer Salt, is expected to draw more than 500 teams from at least 48 U.S. states/districts and nearly a dozen countries. Players get a guaranteed 12 games, free NuVo Condoms, and a first look at the ranking system and program. Players who want to guarantee their spot in the WSOBP VII must register online at BPong.com. by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2011. Packages start at $500 per person and include a four-night hotel stay, entrance into the WSOBP VII and spot in the rankings. Additionally, spectator passes will be available at the door during the 3-day event.

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Point Pong Gets Patriotic!

We had the honor of meeting Joe G. from Long Island at the tournament last week. We noticed he was wearing dog tags and asked him about them. He told us he’s in the US Army and will be shipping out to Germany shortly. He really liked Point Pong. So as a thank you for defending our country, we gave him a complete Point Pong set since he loves beer pong so much. Now Joe will be bringing Point Pong with him to Germany! Congratulations Joe, we appreciate everything you do for our country! Your gift is much more than ours.

Weird Sport of Beerless Beer Pong

By Maryam Louise

If you think that beer pong is solely about alcohol, think again.

The World Series of Beer Pong will take place in Las Vegas from January 1-5, 2012.

World Series of Beer Pong
In an interview with Beer Pong staff that manage the World Series of Beer Pong Championships, I soon learned that there was a sober version of this game. On top of this shocking sobriety, there are also other weird facts about this table tennis-related sport that will surprise many that overlook it due to its alcohol origins.

Sobriety is in the rules
Contrary to popular belief, there are some great angles to beer pong that do not involve alcohol consumption. For instance, World Series of Beer Pong rules allow for substitution. If carbonated beverages are not your style, consider that many players will opt to consume water instead of alcohol during the event. For example, satellite events broadcast on the air use water. This is also great for anyone that likes to play beer pong that has decided to become part of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Not just for college kids
Are you curious about who is watching and playing at the World Series of Beer Pong Championships? According to beer pong officials, there are the many mothers, aunts, uncles, sisters, girlfriends and fiancés that come out to the event to root for their loved ones. After all, this sport has gone far beyond a drinking game for college kids and has moved on to become one of skill and camaraderie.

Is beer pong male dominated?
This year, the Seventh Annual World Series of Beer Pong Championships (WSOBP) will take place in Las Vegas Jan. 1-5, 2012. Beer pong officials also mention that the real anticipation will be to see if the female or co-ed team will win this year. While the WSOBP draws men and women from virtually all 50 U.S. states and nearly a dozen countries, it is still a male-dominated sport. Currently, only about 15 percent of the WSOBP players are female. Yet, no female or co-ed team has ever won the $50,000 grand prize and bragging rights as the best beer pong player in the world.

Concerning the lack of female players, beer pong officials say that the jury is still out on why no female team has ever won the World Series of Beer Pong. For the officials, they think it would be great to empower gals from across the country to come out and prove they can hang with the guys by breaking the glass beer pong ceiling.

Bizarre beer pong romance
With or without beer, this weird sport has plenty of great gossip. While discussing the sport, beer pong officials mention that several romances, engagements, and even marriages have begun over the game. In particular, Robert and Amy Awrey of the Florida-based team “Justin Cider Gloria Stits” met at the WSOBP three years ago and now compete as a co-ed married team. Evidently, even one of the directors of WSOBP met his fiancé playing beer pong and recently became engaged.

Beer-less pong just got better
The exciting news is that during the WSOBP championships in Las Vegas, BPong.com will release a new feature. In particular, this soft launch includes an international beer pong ranking system. For the first time ever, players will now be able to see how they stack up against other players across the globe. They will also be able to log games from restaurants, backyards, fraternities and major events—whether they play them with root beer, water, or beer.

Keep in mind; the official ranking system will debut during opening ceremonies of the 2012 World Series of Beer Pong sponsored by NuVo Condoms. This will be announced starting Jan. 1 on their registration day and Jan. 2 when the games actually begin. For anyone who wants to check out this wacky sport in person, sign-ups have been extended through December 30 and are available at the website. Spectator tickets are also available at the door.

In the meantime, remember that safety is always a part of the official beer pong mission. For this reason, try your hand at beer-less beer pong and be sure to post the videos.

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Point Pong to Make a Tailgating Appearance!

Point Pong has just partnered with Tailgating Time! Come out and play beer pong at the Dallas Cowboys vs. the New York Giants on Sunday Decemeber 11th! We’ll be at the Stadium Parking section area before the game weather permitting. Join us for our Point Pong contest with prizes!

Point Pong is a portable and floatable Beer Pong table. Great for tailgates, parties, and dorm rooms!