01. Basics: Win the game by eliminating
all of your opponentsí cups. Cups are eliminated by shooting
a pong ball into the cup.
02. Setup: Place 6 cups in a triangle formation.
Cups should be centered on the table and lined against the line
furthest back on the table. Fill with water to the first line
at the bottom of the cup. 2 ping-pong balls shot per team; one
03. First shooter: Determined by coin toss.
04. Bouncing: A pong ball can be bounced
or thrown into the defending teamís cup. If the ball is bounced
off the table and goes into the defendersí cup, that cup along
with another cup will be taken out. The defenders must remove
2 cups in total, one of which they can choose. If the pong ball
bounces off people or objects (i.e. chest, walls, cups not in
play) and goes into the defendersí cup, 2 cups must be removed,
one of which is the defendersí choice.
05. Defending: Once the pong ball bounces
off any object besides the cup the defending team may swat or
block the ping-pong ball from going into the cup. If a ping-pong
ball is swatted or blocked without prior bouncing the defending
team is penalized and required to pull a cup. If a cup is knocked
over or spilled at any time it is an eliminated cup. No blowing
or fingering is allowed.
06. Distractions: Defenders are prohibited
from crossing the back line while the opposing team is shooting.
Defenders may not block the view of the cups, lean on the table,
or tap the table while their opposition is at turn.
07. Leaning: Elbow is allowed as long as
it does not pass the first cup.
08. Successful shots: When the first ball
is made pull the cup immediately. If the cup is not pulled and
the second shot is made into the same cup another cup (defendersí
choice) is eliminated.
09. A player is not allowed to play in more
than one team.
10. When a team is called to play, they
have 5 minutes to get to the table or it's an automatic loss.
(Thanks Steven Abbink)
11. If your partner leaves, your team automatically
12. Rollbacks: If the shooting team makes
both balls in 2 separate cups, both cups are taken out and the
team receives the balls back and another opportunity to shoot.
13. 3 cup rule: If the ball lands on top
of 3 cups all 3 cups are removed.
14. Re-racks: One re-rack per team, per
game. You may only re-rack before the first ball is shot unless
on redemption. If the shooting team has not used their re-rack
they may re-rack at any time during redemption.
15. Courtesy: Any cup that has slid, shifted,
or tilted from formation can be fixed at request of the shooting
team at any time.
16. Last Cup: When down to one cup and the
shooting team makes one ball the defending team receives rebuttal
shots. In a situation where there are 2 cups left on the table
and the shooting team makes both shots eliminating all cups
NO REDEMPTION is offered and the game is over. If the shooting
team makes both shots into the single cup the game is over.
There is no bouncing on the last cup.
17. Redemption: Shots are offered when the
opposing team makes only one ball in the last cup. The defending
team is allowed as many shots as there are cups on the table.
All cups must be cleared, including the single cup, to make
the game a push. If the game is pushed the opposing team will
shoot at the single cup again and the game will continue.
18. Game over: Both players make both shots
in the last cup in regular play or on redemption. Last two cups
are eliminated in the same turn. Opposing team failed on redemption.
19.Venue: Any team member asked to leave
the venue will cause the team to forfeit all games for the day.
20. Fighting: Any fights or physical confrontations
will result in forfeit of the game and ejection from the tournament
as well as future events. NO REFUNDS!!