BPONG.COM Announces Early Bird Sign-ups for The World Series of Beer Pong®; Sign up by June 30, 2011 and Save $150 per Team

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The 2012 World Series of Beer Pong in Las Vegas is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. Seasoned teams and novices to the sport alike are encouraged to sign-up and try for a shot at the $50,000 grand prize

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Plans are already in the works to make the 2010 World Series of Beer Pong the biggest and best ever, with more sponsorship opportunities, side events and prize money than ever before.

BPONG.COM is pleased to announce that sign-ups are underway for the seventh annual World Series of Beer Pong® (WSOBP VIITM), the largest, longest-running beer pong tournament in the world. Next year’s competition will be held Jan. 1-5, 2012 at The Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and will offer a shot at the $50,000 Grand Prize. Participants who sign up at http://www.bpong.com before June 30, 2011 will save $75 each off the full-price entry fee.

“Plans are already in the works to make the 2012 World Series of Beer Pong the biggest and best ever, with more sponsorship opportunities, side events and prize money than ever before,” said WSOBP co-founder Billy Gaines. “This year’s competition was fierce, so we encourage teams to sign-up and start practicing early for the best possible shot at the $50,000 grand prize.”

Gaines added that a year is more than enough time to become skilled at the sport of beer pong. Defending champions Dan Range and Nick Syrigos from the Saint Louis-based team “Standing Ovation” had only played together for a year before they took home the grand prize. And Syrigos played his first game of beer pong just two short years ago.

Last year’s WSOBP event drew over 1,000 participants from 48 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and nine countries. The 2012 tournament is expected to attract a range of teams from Las Vegas locals to as far away as Japan, Russia and Paraguay. Each team will be guaranteed 12 games over two days, and a shot at more than $65,000 in total prize money.

Players interested in taking advantage of the WSOBP VII Early Bird Discount must register online at http://www.bpong.com before the June 30, 2011 deadline. Player packages start at only $450. All packages are priced per person and include a four-night hotel stay and entrance into the WSOBP VII. Players are encouraged to register by June 30 since the package prices increase by $25 per person starting at midnight on July 1, 2011, and then go up to full price beginning Nov. 1, 2011. Signing up early can save teams as much as $150 on their entry fees.

The game of beer pong is simple. Two teams stand at opposite ends on an 8-foot-long table, where ten 16-ounce cups, filled with roughly 2 ounces of beer or another liquid, are placed in a bowling-pin formation. Each team takes turns tossing beer pong balls (similar to table tennis balls) at their opponent’s cup formation. If a ball goes into a cup, the cup is removed from the game. The first team to eliminate its opponent’s cups wins. At the WSOBP sporting event, four of the ten cups in the formation are filled with water. The WSOBP is the largest organized beer pong tournament in the nation, created by BPONG.COM. The company and its website is the center of the beer pong universe, providing a center for collaboration and discussion about the game of beer pong. For more information, visit http://www.bpong.com. Follow BPONG.com and the WSOBP on Twitter and Facebook.

(Media notes: High-resolution photos of past WSOBP events and winners are available upon request. Interviews with event founders and more detailed calendar information are also available upon request. WSOBP, WSOBP VII, The World Series of Beer Pong and BPONG.COM, among others, are Trademarks of BPONG, LLC or Beer Pong Events, LLC)

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