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Reno Beer Pong Blowout, Reno Beer Pong
March 15, 2020 - Brandon Marx

Reno Beer Pong Blowout 2020

Reno Beer Pong.

Back by popular demand.

The most fun you will have at a beer pong tournament.

But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the players:

  • “3 dollar tall boys with a shot. Time to die.” – Michael Williams
  • “I will not be missing this one” – Michael Gransbery
  • “👀” – Tyler Spencer
  • “Reno is amazing” – Josh Schwent
  • “AC was cool. But there’s still no better degenerate heaven than Reno.” – Zack McGinnis
  • “Reno is the best place for beer pong and Brandon Clarke is king” – Bryce Pilaf
  • “Just keep throwing big Reno tourneys those are the most fun anyways” – Donnie Beeler
  • “man I got too drunk in Reno and totally missed the draft lol” – Michael Seivert
  • “Reno should be the pong Mecca” – Danny Kirby
  • “I appreciate the hospitality. Will definitely return to your next tourney” – Cody Atherton
  • “Reno is undefeated in overall experience.” – Brandon Marx
  • “Here’s a positive thread post. Reno was pretty frickin fun. ❤” – Travis Cory
  • “Damn the Reno love.” – Ronald Savage
  • “I heard Atlantic City was 30 for a bucket of beers and 12 dollar mix drinks. Reno had 2 dollar tall cans and with that 1 dollar well shots! We don’t deserve Reno! Reno wayyyyy > oh and cant forget 5 dollar pitchers.” – Darnell Harrell
  • “Reno >” – Mark Pimentel

Honestly, if you have not been to a large format tournament in Reno, it is difficult to explain. It is an inexpensive version of Las Vegas with much less glitz and glamour and far less to do that does not involve drinking and gambling. That said, it is perfect for beer pong, where our players tend to focus on drinking and gambling.

 

Past Events

This is our third time hosting a large event in Reno. The first was in 2014 when I was working with NorCal Beer Pong.  In conjunction with Danny Kirby and Branden Moyle of Reno we reached out to CalNeva to host our first ever $10,000 beer pong tournament. The tournament was hugely successful even though we had little experience at running an event that large at the time. We have had excellent feedback from that tournament since immediately after it finished and dozens of people said it was the best tournament they had ever been to.

Our first Reno event was simple because we wanted to ensure execution was flawless. I can confidently say that the tournament was the most well run tournament of all time at that time. Since 2014 we have improved our system and we are even more efficient, including the ability to send push notifications to players’ phones that their games are ready to play. We have essentially created an autonomous tournament running system at this point which allows us to focus more on player enjoyment and less on calling out games and getting people to tables. It is truly revolutionary.

Our first event was focused solely on the main event. We did not host any side events. Instead, we encouraged players to attend the CalNeva Friday and Saturday night beer pong tournaments while they were in town. This time, we WILL be hosting large side events and still giving away $10,000 as the main event prize.

Last year the great Timothy Byron Findley decided to get married. For his bachelor party he wanted a massive get together with his friends in Reno. Given the momentous occasion and his love for beer pong, we decided we would revisit the idea of a large beer pong tournament in Reno. Branden Moyle knew the manager of Virginia Street Brewhouse, so we quickly worked out a concept and launched the March Madness Reno Beer Pong $10,000 Tournament.

This event was put together relatively quickly due to the pressing nature of the bachelor party. Despite the fact that we had very little advertising and players had only two months to plan, we still ended up with over 100 participants. We ran a 2v2 tournament, a hugely popular 6v6 draft tournament (which we will do again), mens and women’s singles tournaments, and a co-ed tournament. This year we will be subbing out the co-ed tournament for a new, exciting event that was first launched in Arizona in January of this year – the Switcholio Random Partner tournament.

The tournament venue was a lot of fun and Virginia Street Brewhouse was extremely accommodating; however, part of the allure of Reno is casinos. Thus, while Virginia Street would gladly have us back to host another tournament, we prefer to host future events at CalNeva given the privacy of the ballroom and the convenience of the casino.

 

Pongstars

In the past, I have hosted these tournaments in collaboration with NorCal Beer Pong, Moyle, Kirby, and the legendary tournament running expert Brian Cherney. This year, a new wrinkle enters the mix – Pongstars.

I have personally worked with Brandon Marx on a half a dozen tournaments over the years and we have become extremely comfortable with the collaboration. We are confident that in working together, we will bring Reno Beer Pong to a whole new level.

This event will be the first large tournament hosted by Pongstars since the smash hit Arizona Beer Pong Championships. We will incorporate Pongstars gear, the Scoreholio app, payments through the Pongstars site, and the Pongstars approval guarantee for the piece of mind of those players who have trouble collecting their payments from other organizers. This event is guaranteed and will be paid out immediately.

Further, this event will consist of the wildly popular Pongstars Beer Pong Rules. These rules return the game to its roots and feedback on the rules after the Arizona tournament have been completely positive. Get to practicing.

 

The Events

Without further ado, here is the schedule and cost of events. (times are subject to change to fit turnout and flow).

Singles (men’s and women’s divisions)

2:00 PM, Friday July 24, 2020

Entry fee $40 per person – Sign ups end July 18th @ 12am

(super early bird entry $20 off pre-March 31)

(early bird entry $10 off April 1 – May 31)

80% of the pot will be paid; 20% organizer fee

1st – 50% of prize pool

2nd – 30% of prize pool

3rd – 15% of prize pool

4th – 5% of prize pool

 

Switcholio

6:00 PM, Friday July 24, 2020

Entry fee $40 per person – Sign ups end July 18th @ 12am

(super early bird entry $20 off pre-March 31)

(early bird entry $10 off April 1 – May 31)

80% of the pot will be paid; 20% organizer fee

1st – 50% of prize pool

2nd – 30% of prize pool

3rd – 15% of prize pool

4th – 5% of prize pool

 

Cal Neva weekly 2v2 tournaments

10:00 PM BOTH Friday and Saturday nights

Guaranteed $500 payout each night. Venue may add to prize pool based upon player turnout

***hosted by CalNeva, not Pongstars***

 

6v6 Draft

3:00 PM Saturday July 25, 2020

Entry fee $40 per person – Sign ups end July 18th @ 12am

(super early bird entry $20 off pre-March 31)

(early bird entry $10 off April 1 – May 31)

80% of the pot will be paid; 20% organizer fee

1st – 60% of prize pool

2nd – 30% of prize pool

3rd – 10% of prize pool

 

2v2 $10,000 Main Event

12:00 PM Saturday July 25, 2020 PRELIMS

12:00 PM Sunday July 26, 2020 FINAL BRACKET

Entry fee $150 per person – Sign ups end July 18th @ 12am

(super early bird entry $40 off pre-March 31)

(early bird entry $20 off April 1 – May 31)

Satellite Packages available for Organizers ($1,000 for 10 individual entries + free organizer entry)

1st – $4,000

2nd – $2,000

3rd/4th – $1,000

5th/6th –  $500

7th/8th –   $300

9th/10th/11th/12th – $100

Please note that all main event entries will receive a free year subscription the SPR+ Player Package through the Scoreholio App.

This is not an event to miss. If you have been to a Reno event before, we know you will return because the events have been epic. This one will be better. If you have never been – ask your friends. They know.

– Nolan Jones

 

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