Chicagoan shoots for beer pong championship
on 29/12/11 at 11:42 amBooze News
Andy DeCaluwe won’t be playing poker or blackjack when he’s in Las Vegas next week. Instead, the 25-year-old will be tossing pingpong balls into cups of beer for a chance to win $50,000.
The seventh annual World Series of Beer Pong takes place Sunday through Thursday at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel and casino. And DeCaluwe, a student at Kendall College, is the guy to beat.
DeCaluwe, who plays with a partner, is ranked the top beer pong player in the world, according to bpong.com, which hosts the World Series. The designation is based on games played in officially sanctioned BPONG events. The rules of the game: Players on either end of a table eliminate 10 water- or beer-filled cups by landing a pingpong ball in each. No drinking required.
“Being ranked No. 1 at something I’ve worked hard for, it’s satisfying,” said DeCaluwe, who lives in Mount Prospect.