$1000 Flip Cup Tournament
Unfortunately, the Flip Cup Tournament has been postponed.
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STANDARD GAME RULES
Teams will consist of 4 people to compete. There are no gender requirements at all for this tournament. Each team has the option to bring alternates/reserves and is limited to only 2 alternates/reserves, for a total of 6 players. If a team has alternates, they can only make line-up changes in between matches. The 4 players that start a match have to be the same that finish it. If a team does not have the minimum 4 players they will be given an automatic 0-2 loss.
A standard match consists of 4 players per team. Each player will fill their cup with a small amount of beverage of their choice. There is no official amount of beverage, but a good rule of thumb is to go up about an inch and a half.
Designate one end of the table as the starting end, and the other as the anchor end. The first player at the starting side will be assigned cup #1 and so on down the line. The game starts when both player #1's tap each other's cup and then tap the table. Also known as "The Gentleman's Start." From there each player #1 will drink the amount of beverage in the cup. Then they will place the cup FACE UP on the edge of the table and proceed to flip the cup until it lands FACE DOWN. Then player #2 can drink their beverage and proceed to flip, and so on down the line until all team members have flipped. The first team to flip all of their cups wins that game. The next game will start with player #2 being the new starter and player #1 being the new anchor. There is no need to move any player locations on the table.
If 2 cups on opposing sides land at the same time you go to a tie breaker known as JUNGLE RULES. Remember, if 2 cups hit the table at the same time, it is the cup that settles first that wins.
Jungle Rules is when everyone at the table participates at the same time. The entire table will Gentleman's Start with their opposite cup #, then everyone will flip. The first team to have every team member flip their cup will win.
If two hands are used to flip or guide the cup it, is an illegal flip. Only one hand is permitted to make the flip. The non-flipping hand may act strictly as balance assistance for the cup on the edge of the table. Sometimes you are forced to play on tables with "less than ideal" edges, so it is necessary for added support. This in no way is meant to help guide the cup during the flip; just to keep it from falling off of the table. Also the non flipping hand must remain completely still during the flip if it is used for balance assistance. This will eliminate any debate about it being used as a guide. The only time contact with the cups by 2 hands is allowed is to place the cup on the edge or to re-set the cup if a complete flip is not made.
Also, the cup base must be touching the tabletop when the flip is made. There are no "mid air" flips. A warning will be given upon the first offense. A loss of the current game will be given up each additional offense.
JUST A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Flip cups will be filled with water ONLY.
Outside alcohol is NEVER allowed at Cahaba Brewing Company per ABC Board regulations.
We reserve the right to reschedule the tournament, in which case, all teams will be given the option of a refund.