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Bar Games League Rules

Last updated:  2022 July

    Updated Rules

  • 2 Dec 2022 - BSR policy on league tshirts has been updated
Blue text for the upcoming season

Be sure to read over the welcome email that will contain additional details about events, how things will run, and the specials from City Beach.
  • Look at the schedule to see what time your team plays and the location letter associated with your team
  • Each night when you arrive BSR still will have laid out for you what activities your team will participate in that evening and where to play them
  • Teams will participate in multiple activities each night; some sports will be played each week and others will rotate  (the welcome email will contain additional details)
  • Teams will need to show on time as the first event will start promptly within a minute or two of the posted start time on the schedule  (absent teams will take a loss and events will not be made up)
  • At the end of the night the team captain or representative must report results to BSR staff
  • Normal league sub rules apply to Bar Games, equipment will only be provided for the number of registered players on each team.   If you are going to have a sub beyond your normal roster limit contact BSR 48 hours ahead of time to allow time for additional equipment to be staged.  Example:  for flip cup each player will want to have their own solo cup. 
  • No playoffs - this is an olympic style league where teams participate in events each week to accumulate points.  At the end of the season the team with the most points for the event will receive event points equal to the number of teams in the league that season based on their point ranking.   (Example:  there are 7 teams in the league.   The team with the most points in Flip Cup gets 7 points; the team with the second most points gets 6 points and so on...  If there is a tie for example two teams tied with the second most points then both teams will get 6 points and the team with the 4th most points will get 4 points.)  
    The points for all events for each team is totaled and the team with the most points at the end of the season is the champion.   Should two or more teams end the season tied with the most points, those teams will participate in a sudden death winner take all activity to crown the champion
- BSR conditionally allows subs to play; if your team needs a sub one night be sure to read rules below in the rules



Get ready to play some of your favorite social games like Pong, Flip Cup, Giant Jenga, Cornhole, Darts, Quarters, Washers, and more in this olympics style league.  Although these games are all played at a bar, there’s absolutly NO pressure to consume alcohol.  Some games may require consuming a liquid like flip cup but you get to choose your liquid and water is an acceptable choice.  Have fun, stay safe, and make wise choices.


Participating Players

  • Nightly events may vary based on the number of teams in the league and where you’re playing.
    • Each team must have 4 players present at the bar before a game can begin.
    • If a team’s opponent doesn’t show, the referee is allowed to modify the schedule to have multiple teams play each other at once, instead of only 2:2 games.
  • If a team arrives late, the team that’s on time will be awarded as many points as the number of games the other two teams have played.
    • A max of 8 game wins can be awarded to a team who’s opponent doesn’t show.

Example: Team A shows on time but team B shows 10 minutes late. In the first 10 minutes, teams C&D played games of Jenga. Team A will be awarded 2 Jenga game wins.

  • At least 1 female from each team needs to be participating during every bar game activity. (This means you can never have all-male teams.)



  • You can have as many players as you want on your roster, but the minimum number of players is 6.
    • We recommend having 7 players on each roster.
  • Teams need to be either coed or all female teams with at least one female praticipating at all times.
  • Players who register as free agents will be added to teams with rosters with less than 7 players (captains will be notified first).
  • Additional players, including players who register as free agents, can be added to the roster anytime until the third week of the season.
  • Captains are responsible for the conduct of teams. This means they’ll need to make sure all players are legal and conform to league play standards.
  • This is an 8-week league with Olympic style format. This means you’ll participate in events to acquire points to win! (FAQ - League Information - How are standings calculated for the regular season?)
  • Teams caught with illegal players or subs will lose all games for that night.
  • All players must meet league player requirements. (FAQ - League Information - Player Requirements)
  • All players must wear their league tshirts to participate when league tshirts are provided. (FAQ - League Information - What if I paid late and have not received a league tshirt or forget my league tshirt one night?)
  • From time to time for various reasons players may become upset and curse, complain, and more.  When this occurs, our staff will respond and take actions from issuing a warning, to taking a time out, up to ejecting a player form the game.  For more info reference our FAQ. (FAQ - League Information - Ejections)
  • Team captains can request the referee for a roster check on thier opponents.  The roster check must be requested before the game begins.  Exception: a player who showed up and joined in after the game began, in this case the team captain needs to request the check when that new player first enters the game.





















When playing





* The number of players is adjustable if both teams agree


Equipment & Setup

  • All equipment will be provided by Be Social Richmond.
  • Your team will be assigned games and opposing teams each night. The type of activities and number of games played will likely vary each week.
  • Each activity will have its own basic rules. (See What to Expect on Game Day.)


League Scoring, Standings, Seeding


Regular Season

  • Your team will accumulate points each week Olympics style.
  • Points are awarded for each event/game based on how teams participate and how many teams are in the league.
    • The max points allowed will be the same as the number of teams in the league (with a minimum of 1 point, unless forefeet than 0 points.
    • If teams tie, both teams will be awarded the same number of points.
    • If a team doesn’t show/never participates in one of the activities, they won’t receive any points for that activity.

Scoring Examples: 

  • For a league with 8 teams, the team with the best results for that activity will be awarded 8 points. The team with the second best score for that activity will get 7 points. If the next two teams tie with the same results, they will each get 6 points, and the team with the 5th best results will get 4 points and so on…
  • For a league with 4 teams, the team with the best score would get 4 points, the second best would be awarded 3 points and so on.

EVENTS each night

  • Based on the number of team each season, game location, and other factors BSR staff will develop a schedule letting teams know the timeframe each team will praticipate and what events will be included.   
  • Teams may play games vs more than one opponent per night
  • Pong & flip cup will be two guaronteed events each season.   

BSR staff may adjust game rules as needed.


Rules are subject to change when and as needed by BSR staff.