Then came the question of how do we keep this sanitary? Last year with the swine flu in full swing this was important as most of the people coming were parents of young kids. So we decided for sanitary reasons and keeping our home from having beer spilled all over it we'd play with water cups. So every team would "register" when they registered they would pay their entry fee (which would go into the winners pot) and get a clear cup with a "drink line" that would be their drinking cup. They would also be assigned a pool at that time. This way we could fill the pools as people came and get even numbers of teams in each pool. We set up one pool in the living room, 1 in the garage and 2 in the basement. Each pool had 2 tables to play on so the games would go quicker.
|Basement- 2 pools (4 tables)|
On each table was a pitcher with balls, rules and a scorecard. Prior to each game the teams would fill the pitchers so they could use that to fill their drink cups as needed throughout the game. Although they should only need 2 balls per table we put in 4 for back-up. Each team kept track of their own history- who they played (have to play everyone in their pool once) and whether they won or lost. The rules were posted throughout the house (and also sent as an attachement on the email prior to the tournament) but by having a printout handy on each table- teams were able to refer to them quickly as needed.
|Dining Room Table platters/labels|
Looking forward to a nice relaxing night tomorrow night to celebrate with my valentine:) Happy Valentine's to everyone.
|Beverage Napkins @ the BPT|