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Rules


1.) 6 CUPS PER SIDE TO START

- TWO BALLS – EACH PLAYER ON THE TEAM SHOOTS ONCE PER TURN (NO GUEST SHOTS)

2.) ROCK PAPER SCISSORS TO START

3.)  15 MINUTE GAME

- WIN = FIRST TEAM TO HIT ALL 6 OF THE OTHER TEAM’S CUPS OR HAVE MORE CUPS LEFT AT THE 15 MINUTE MARK

4.) SHOOTING ELBOW MUST BE BEHIND THE TABLE

5.) BOTH BALLS IN DIFFERENT CUP = BALLS BACK

6.) BOTH BALLS IN SAME CUP = 3 CUPS (1 CUP + 2 OF SHOOTER’S CHOICE) + BALLS BACK

7.) BOUNCE SHOT = 2 CUPS (1 + SHOOTER’S CHOICE) SWATTING IS ALLOWED AFTER A BOUNCE

8.) ONE RESTACK

- ELIGIBLE RESTACKS: DIAMOND, 3 CUP STRAIGHT LINE, TRIANGLE, BACKWARDS TRIANGLE)

- NO RESTACKING IN MID TURN

9.) AIRBALL RULE

- IF THE FIRST THROWER MISSES THE TABLE COMPLETELY, THE 2ND THROWER LOSES HIS SHOT

10.) SPINNING BALL = BLOWING ONLY (WHILE BALL IS SPINNING)

- HONOUR SYSTEM APPLIES, SHOOTING TEAM CAN CHECK FOR BALL WETNESS AS A CHALLENGE

11.) SPILLAGE

- IF YOU SPILL A CUP, YOU LOSE THE CUP

12.) NO "ROLLBACKS", NO “TRICKSHOTS" AND NO "ISLAND SHOT”

13.) DELAY OF GAME PENALTY

- IF A PLAYER IS TAKING TOO LONG TO SHOOT, SEEK OUT A REFEREE. AT REFEREE'S DISCRETION, PLAYER WILL BE PENALIZED WITH A LOSS OF SHOT FOR FIRST OFFENSE AND WILL LOSE A CUP FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL DELAY.

14.) NO-SHOW

- IF THE OTHER TEAM DOES NOT ARRIVE TO THE GAME WITHIN 5-MINUTES, IT IS AN AUTOMATIC WIN BY 3 CUPS

15.) 1-PLAYER RULE:

- IF YOUR TEAMMATE IS A NO-SHOW, YOU CAN STILL PLAY SOLO BUT IT IS 1 BALL PER TURN (NO BALL BACK AFTER HITTING A CUP)

16.) REDEMPTION

- WHEN THE LAST CUP IS HIT: THE OPPOSITE TEAM MUST SINK BALLS IN ALL REMAINING CUPS IN ORDER TO FORCE A 3-CUP OVERTIME

- EACH PLAYER SHOOTS UNTIL THEY MISS (AIRBALL RULE DOES NOT APPLY)

- BALLS GO BACK TO ORIGINAL SHOOTERS TO START THE OVERTIME

- THERE IS NO REDEMPTION IN THE OVERTIME ROUND


***IN CASE OF A TIE***

- IF THERE IS A TIE AT THE 15-MINUTE MARK, SEEK OUT A REFEREE TO MOVE YOU TO A PRACTICE TABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR GAME.  

- IF THE GAME IS NOT COMPLETE WITHIN THE 5 MINUTE INTERMISSION, WHOEVER HAS THE MOST AMOUNT OF CUPS LEFT WINS.  IF IT IS STILL A TIE, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS TO DETERMINE A WINNER.

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Tournament Schedule

This year’s tournament will be very organized.  We have a new system and a full team on tournament duties.

You will not know your schedule until you arrive WITH YOUR PARTNER between 12:00-1:30PM for Registration.

Upon arrival, you will be given your schedule.   There will be 8 teams per table, based on arrival.

Each team will be given a Tournament ID #: with a printed schedule in hand.  Ie: 1A, 12C, 32F, etc.

The tournament will be ran by rounds.

ie:

Round 1: A plays B.

Round 2: C plays F.

 

Playoffs:

50% of teams will advance to the table playoffs: (4 teams per table) There will be table playoffs to win your table.  

Once you win your table, it is single game knockout (march madness style) till there is one world champion.

 

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 19+

PLEASE NOTE: WHEN YOU SIGN UP IT IS FOR 1 TEAM OF 2 PLAYERS.  

LAST YEAR SOLD OUT, THIS YEAR WILL SELL OUT EVEN FASTER.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FRIENDS OF PLAYERS THAT JUST WANT TO COME AND WATCH.

PALOOZA WILL SELL OUT IN ADVANCE, SO NOBODY CAN SHOW UP AT THE DOOR.