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Beer Pong Championship To Be Held In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On tap for Atlantic City this weekend: the World Beer Pong championship.

A three-day tournament to be held at Resorts Casino Hotel starting Sunday will result in one team of players being awarded the $25,000 grand prize.

Beer pong involves teams bouncing or tossing ping pong balls into cups of beer. But in the tournament, glasses of water are used.

Sam Pines, commissioner of the tour, says his group took an underground activity popular on college campuses and turned it into a national competition.

The grand prize will be awarded June 28.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • The Cryptojournalist

    This is a farce. The headline should be “Water Pong Championship In AC Diluting Drinking Games”

    Isn’t the point of beer pong to drink beer? Say what you want, but the endurance of drinking through a pong tournament is a major component of the challenge.

    Next thing you know, they’ll have competitions at the 420lympics to roll the best tobacco blunt. Which is a cigar

  • Al Coholick

    Sign me up

  • Tiffany

    Potentially Dangerous behavior. I think much is said in those few words, people with addictive personalities are going to behave dangerously whether or not a game is played. Over analyzing what is harmless to 90% percent of the population to harbor the 10% that are susceptible is not acceptable. We as a nation have become to involved in attempting to manage the lives of others.
    Many life lesson cannot be learned until experienced. Look at what you can improve in yourself instead of trying to control the actions of others.

  • Samuel A. Maffei

    Doesn’t this just support binge drinking among youth? Yes, they are using water in the tournament (to avoid any legal problems). But, they are giving legitimacy to a potentially dangerous behavior.

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