Throughout history, attempts to combine alcohol and athletics have resulted in numerous beersketball brawls and several devastating hiccup epidemics. Celebrate the successful synthesis of spirits and sports with today's Groupon, which gets you admission to the World Series of Beer Pong, scheduled January 1–5, 2011, at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Choose from two options:
- For $30, you get a three-day spectator pass (a $60 value).
- For $250, you get a single-person tournament entry (a $500 value), which includes a four-night stay at the Flamingo.
The World Series of Beer Pong gathers a bevy of international competitors to test their imbibing and sphere-shooting might against other masters of liquid athleticism. In the first two days of play, two-person teams toss balls and back drinks during 12 preliminary games. Only a third of the participants will earn their way to the final day of competition, a double-elimination tournament that determines who will win the $50,000 grand prize and who will face the long walk of shame to the bathroom. Each match will be played according to the official World Series of Beer Pong rules.
Today’s deal arranges a deluxe room for partners in pong; however, entrants may upgrade to a private room to maintain professional buffers between teammates. Each room comes equipped with one kingly bed or two queen-sized cots, an in-room safe for guarding secret playbooks, and an ironing board to keep three-piece suits crisp and fresh for the next day’s beerish battle. Although players may elect to use nonalcoholic water in their pyramids of quaffing chalices, all competitors and observers must be at least 21 years old.