For the Beer Olympics, each player will compete as an individual and earn points individually – the points from each member of a team will go toward the team total. There will be approximately 8 players at each table. Depending on the number of teams and tables, more than one player from each team will be at a table (DBO Crew will keep them separate). All tables will begin play simultaneously. The tables will reduce in number as players get “caught” and are knocked out. When a table gets down to four players, they must wait for another table to be reduced to four players. The two tables will be combined and continue play until the next combination. Eventually, there will be only one table of eight players; this is the Final Table and only way for points to be earned. The points for each player remaining will be determined by the order in which a player is knocked out of the final table. Each player’s points will go toward their team total.Note: Multiple players from each team could make it to the final table. This would be advantageous for a team in that situation, because the order each player is knocked out at that final table determines the points for that player and for his or her overall team total. If a team has more than one player adding to the team points, it will be that many more points for the team in this one event.
The example shows one table in the case of 8 teams. In the illustration below, the quarters start as described above (in this example, player #1 and #5 start with the quarters). The quarter that starts with player #5 eventually catches up the other quarter at player #2. In this case, player #2 would be removed. The game would restart with the remaining players. One quarter would go back to player #1 and the other would start across the table. In this case (since there are an odd number of people left), player #1 would choose where the other quarter would start (player #1 would have to choose between player #5 or player #6). The first two tables to have 4 players left would be joined together to make one table of 8 and will continue playing together. As the next two tables to reach 4 players combine, the overall total number of players gets reduces. At one point, the total number of players remaining will b 8 and would form the final table. They will play until there is one person remaining. Players from the same team will not be placed next to each other. The only exception will be if it is unavoidable.