Official Tournament Rules Equipment 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cups: 20x Official Kiwipong cups Table: 2.4m long x 60 cm wide x 70cm tall Balls: 2 x 40mm official Kiwipong balls Players & Teams 2.1 Players must be over 18 years of age unless otherwise specified 2.2 A team must consist of two players 2.3 A person may only play for one team. Beverage 3.1 3.2 Each team fills their cups with a beverage of their choice Each cup must be filled with 100mls of liquid Starting the Game 4.1 The starting team is determined by a rock off. Cup Formations & Re-racks 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 At the start of the game cups must be arranged in a diamond formation A re-rack can be called twice during a game A re-rack can only be called at the start of a turn before any team member has made shot The re-rack can be made in any formation Cups should always be racked within the official triangle with cups touching each other and the base of cups completely on the table If, during the course of the game a cup is knocked and no longer touching another cup it cannot be moved and must remain where it is unless it is re-racked per rule 4.2 No shots are allowed to be made until a re-rack is complete and the opposition has moved all parts of their body back behind the edge of the table. Making & Blocking Shots 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Each player per team gets one shot per turn When making shots, a player is allowed to lean over the table as long as they are unsupported. This means that players are not allowed to touch the table with any part of their body or team mates assistance Opposition players’ hands are to remain behind the edge of the table until the shot leaves the players hand. Failure to do so is considered a serious offence and is treated as unsportsmanlike conduct, which will be dealt with in accordance to rule 13.4 If an opposition player blocks a shot before it bounces, it counts as if a cup has been made. The player making the shot nominates which cup was ‘made’. Bounced Shots 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 A bounced shot counts as two cups The opposition gets to pick which cup is the second cup Opposition players are allowed to block bounced shots as per rule 5.3 If a ball bounces more than 2 times it is still treated as a normal bounced shot. 2 shots 2 cups 7.1 If both players in a team make separate cups (including if one or both of the shots were bounced shots) the team receives both balls back to continue their turn until one of the players misses a shot. 2 shots 1 cup 8.1 8.2 If both players in a team make the same cup (including if one or both of those shots are bounced shots) the team receives both balls back and are allowed to nominate 2 more opposition cups as being made (i.e. 2 shots in 1 cup is the same as making 3 cups in total). If one shot is a bounced shot then this means 4 cups have been made; or if both shots are bounced shots 5 cups have been made and the opposition team nominates the ‘made’ cups. Guys Can Finger, Girls Can Blow 10.1 If a ball is thrown and is spinning around inside a cup before dropping into the beverage the opposition player can attempt to remove the ball: 10.2 Guys are only able to use their finger to try and flick the ball out 10.3 Girls are only able to try and blow the ball out 10.4 If the removed ball has any liquid on it from the cup or if the cup falls over as a result of either of these actions the cup is considered to have been made. Cup Removal 11.1 11.2 Cups cannot be removed until both opposition shots have been taken Made cups must be removed and then placed off the table and are no longer part of the game. Winning 12.1 12.2 The first team to make all the opposition cups wins There is no right of rebuttal. Penalties 13.1 Dropping a ball into your own cup counts as a shot. The player must remove the cup from the game. The player does not get a second shot 13.2 Knocking your own cup over means you must remove that cup from the game 13.3 If a player knocks the table and knocks over more than 3 cups, their team automatically loses the game. If less than 3 cups are knocked over, the offending team must remove the number of cups from their rack, whilst the other team is able to replace their own cups. 13.4 Unsportsmanlike conduct can result in expulsion from the tournament. Distractions 14.1 Distractions are permitted as long as no part of a player crosses the edge of the table before the oppostion team has thrown (see rule 5.3). Referees 15.1 The referee’s decision is final.
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