Aiming to break the world record for the most amount of players in one rally which is 101 held by the Shanghai table tennis academy. Get involved!
Free to register @ www.facebook.com/pongathon
The Coolest Ping Pong Party on the Planet launches…..
Monday October 24th 2011
@ Richmix, Shoreditch, London
FREE Non Stop Ping Pong over two floors
* An official Pongathon Guinness World Record attempt for the most players in a rally – 102 players!
* Pongathon Ping Pong Robot Challenge! Prizes for the winners!
* DJ’s – Ronnie Joice/Alex Gromadzki/Right Click Save As
* Live Visual Art from Coco
* Pongathon T-shirts, headbands and wristbands for best 70’s sportswear!
* Pongathon Mini Bat Challenge!
* Monthly residency at Richmix and Pongathon pop-ups in 2012!
* Join the ping pong revolution and sign up for the world record attempt at www.facebook.com/pongathon
* Follow us on: Twitter – www.twitter.com/Pongathon
* Mother ship – www.ukpingpong.com
* Upload your favourite ping pong tracks to the Pongathon Spotify playlist here
Doors: 5pm -11pm/ Richmix -35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA
To open the launch party Pongathon is going to attempt to bring back to the UK the official Guinness World Record for the most players to participate in a single rally. The current record stands at 101 players held by the Shanghai's Cao Yanhua table-tennis training school set in 2010. “Wiff Waff” is coming home! Boris will be pleased!
Ping Pong is fast becoming the most popular game to be taken up by a new generation of players since the advent of pool and table football. In bars, clubs, galleries, offices, campuses and parks across all the major cities in Europe and the US everyone is spinning to the ping pong phenomenon! Welcome to Pongathon, a conceptual social playground of art, design, music and innovation all set around the wonderful game.
On Monday October 24th Pongathon invites EVERONE to come along and participate absolutely FREE in what will be the beginning of a series of unrivalled ping pong parties here in the UK. Richmix will be transformed into a ping pong extravaganza wall-to-wall of ping pong tables set against a backdrop of live visual art showing weird and wonderful ping pong footage from around the world, exhibition games, trick shots and coaching tips from the Pongathon pro’s plus the premier outing of the Pongathon Robot, a lean mean ping pong machine that takes on all-comers! Highest scores for the boys and girls will receive loads of cool prizes for their endeavors!
Pongathon wants the Capital’s passionate ping pong players to participate in the world record attempt and bring the record back to London ahead of the Olympic Games in 2012. To sign up go to www.facebook.com/pongathon and be part of ping pong folklore! (First 150 players will be selected and sent instructions from the Pongathon team).
Pongathon is all about getting people playing ping pong, providing some witty banter and encouraging some healthy competitive spirit both in the hand and in the glass! Pongathon hosts will also organize a variety of social tournament formats from mixed doubles to winners stay on, round the table and straight knock-outs and will of course adjudicate all contentious points! Will you be the King Pong at Pongathon? No specialist equipment or level of ability is required to enjoy ping pong from the very first ball hit, it’s all about adorning that headband (or a little 70’s sportswear) taking up the stance and having fun with your friends and work colleagues (and laying those after work challenges ).
Pongathon is passionate about music whether its East coast funk n soul, electronica, indie rock classics, or even afro-beat, our resident Pongathon DJ’s love to spin the best beats to play ping pong to! Upload your favourite ping pong tracks to our Pongathon’s Spotify playlist and we’ll pick one to get played out at the next event!