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First All-In-One Beer Pong Set For Use In Pool And Out

Portable & floatable Beer Pong Table – great for college, sporting events, & more!

KB Innovations, Inc. of Middletown, NJ has just released Point Pong, the first lightweight, portable beer pong set that can be played on land or in the pool. Point Pong is half the weight of other portable beer pong tables and comes with everything required to play, including a carry bag. It eliminates the need for heavy tables or doors by using stand-alone platforms that hold the cups up to three different lengths apart. The set is durable enough to be left outside, but also easily stored and transported. Point Pong can be played like traditional beer pong or modified so the whole family can participate.

As the only portable beer pong set that can be used in the pool and on land, Point Pong is a significant improvement over similar sets. Manufactured without any metal parts, the set utilizes plastic and nylon components that work well in or out of water. The platforms and tables can be disassembled and reassembled quickly for use in either setting. And regulation distance between tables can be maintained in the pool.

Point Pong keeps cups in place securely with recessed holders that keep liquid from being spilled. And the unique, patent pending table is multifunctional. Brightly colored rings offer variations on point play and side cup holders expand the possibilities. Point Pong comes with everything but beer, including balls, cups, lightweight tables and a carry bag with handles and detachable shoulder strap. Also included is a cord to regulate lengths between tables of seven, eight or nine feet.

Winner of the Best Tailgating Game at the 2012 National Hardware Show, Point Pong has a diverse audience and several applications. Beer pong enthusiasts can play according to regulations. But for those who just want the fun, the game is easily adapted to many variations. Point Pong may also provide licensing options for sporting brands like NASCAR and MLB.

“When my kids came home from college, they introduced me to beer pong by using an old door on workhorses. It was so much fun, we often played without the beer so kids could play, too. But there was a problem,” said Kevin Brown of KB Innovations, Inc. “I wanted to take it with me for tailgating at sporting events. And I wanted to play it in the pool. So I created Point Pong.”

Point Pong carries a MSRP of $149.95 and is available at PointPong.com, Amazon.com, Buy.com,  SmallBrandNation.com and other retailers throughout the USA. Contact Kevin Brown by email at kb@kbinnovations.net, or call 732-671-7919 for more information.

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Point Pong featured in the news!

Family Friendly Beer Pong Game Developed by Middletown Man

By Anastasia Millicker

MIDDLETOWN – Township resident Kevin Brown is trying to change the image of the game beer pong with his portable, family-friendly Point Pong game.

When his daughter and son-in-law bought Brown an inflatable beer pong table for the pool, it came with a repair kit. Brown knew then that the floating table would be a flop.

So Brown, owner of KB Innovations Inc., decided to design his own pool Point Pong table.

Kevin Brown of Middletown tailgating with his invention Point Pong.

Using a PVC pipe as a stand and a triangular cutout, Brown, 59, went to work building five or six prototypes before finalizing his design.

The complete kit comes in an 11-pound bag with the parts to construct two triangular tables with holders for 10 cups on the main board and four additional cups holders off the board.

The bag also includes an 8-foot string that connects the two boards. The product was designed for indoor, outdoor and pool usage.

Brown said the design for Point Pong was not difficult but getting it manufactured was as difficult as getting the last shot in a pong game.

Brown said he went to local hardware stores and manufacturing companies looking for materials and companies to reproduce his design. When his efforts proved futile, he decided to go overseas.

“I went to China,” Brown said. “I had a connection over there and in the first to second week, we looked at local manufacturers and factories and in the third week, we leveled it down to the last two factories. I picked the one I did because of the factory’s timeliness and quality.”

Point Pong, which retails for about $149, is now found not only in local stores, including Add-On Pools on Route 35, but also nationally on sears.com, the Point Pong website at pointpong.com, and MembersDepot.com, Brown said.

Point Pong has been around since November and has sold 275 units from its website. Brown is unsure how many units retailers have sold.

Brown’s target audience is not just college students but also families that can play using a point system.

Two to four players, using any type of beverage, create two teams. One player stands behind their table and aims a ping-pong ball at the other team’s red cups. To determine who goes first, players have a shoot-out, tossing the ping-pong balls toward the cups until one player makes it in. That team goes first.
Players take turns until they land a ball into a cup. When a ball lands in a cup, the cup is then removed and placed in a side cup-holder. Based on the color of the ring around the cup, the player looks to score 15 points to win the game.

Players can also play the traditional way, without the point system, removing cups as balls land in them. The team that lands a ball in all their opponents’ cups wins.

Brown said Point Pong’s unique design sets it apart from similar products.

“It’s portable and the table can be left outside all the time – unlike other tables,” Brown said. “Plus it floats.”

In addition to being sold around the country, Brown said his tables have also been used for different charity events. Recently, the Point Pong table was used at Taste in Red Bank to benefit the Wounded Warriors XXX and will be used in Virginia in a charity event for a facility for the physically challenged.

“It’s been a successful business year and I hope for it to continue,” Brown said.

As for future product plans, Brown said his product’s design is finalized and he does not intend to make further changes, except maybe adding options to make it more visible at night.

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