Rules - 2 Balls, Same Cup Returns
- 3 The Balls
- 3.1 Form and Make of Balls [Variation]
- The game shall be played with 2 table tennis balls.
- 7 Order of Play
- 7.1 Initiative [Variation]
- Prior to the start of play, the teams shall decide who shall have the initiative by using a method of random chance. The team that is awarded the initiative shall choose whether they will start on defense or offense, or which side of the table they will defend. The opposing team shall then make the remaining choice. After both teams have assumed their positions, the team on offense shall begin play with one ball. After their turn, play shall begin with two balls following the standard shooting order.
- 7.2 Shooting Order [Variation]
- Teams shall take turns shooting the balls alternately. Players must shoot one ball per their team's turn. When a player has legal possession of the ball during their turn to shoot, they are deemed the shooter and the opposing team deemed the defenders. The shooter may shoot at any time.
- 7.2.1 Shooters Sink Both Balls During a Turn [Addition]
- If the first shooter during a turn hits a cup, then the cup shall not be removed immediately. If the second shooter subsequently sinks a ball in the same cup, during the same turn, then their team shall be awarded another turn, and the defending team shall be required to remove the cup hit by the shooters and an additional cup of the shooting teamís choosing. A team may continue to shoot indefinitely so long as both shooters hit the same cup during each turn. If during a single turn, the shooters sink both balls in the opposing team's final cup, then the opposing team's turn to attempt redemption shall be cancelled. If both shooters sink a ball in separate cups, then their team shall not be awarded another turn.
- 7.2.2 Shooter Sinks First Ball in Final Cup [Addition]
- If a shooter sinks the first ball of a turn in the opposing team's final cup, they may waive their team's second shot. The opposing team may then attempt redemption using only one ball, and may select either player to be the redemption shooter. Alternately, the shooting team may attempt to sink the second ball. If the second shooter successfully sinks their ball, then the opposing team's turn to attempt redemption shall be cancelled. If the second shooter misses their shot, then the opposing team may attempt redemption using both balls.
- 7.5 Redemption [Variation]
- When a shooter hits the opposing team's final cup, the cup shall remain on the table, and the opposing team shall be allowed an additional turn to attempt redemption, unless the turn to attempt redemption was cancelled as a result of the shooting team sinking both balls in the final cup during a single turn.
- 7.5.1 Redemption Order of Play [Variation]
- During the turn of redemption, both shooters shall be allowed to shoot, unless the opposing team waived their second shoot in which case the shooting team may choose either player to be the redemption shooter. If during the turn of redemption, both shooters sink a ball in the same cup, then their team shall be awarded another turn of redemption, and the defending team shall be required to remove the cup hit by the shooters and an additional cup of the shooting teamís choosing. A team may continue to shoot indefinitely so long as both shooters sink their balls in the same cup. If during a turn of redemption, the first shooter misses; their partner shall still be permitted to attempt a final shot.
- 7.5.2 Successful Redemption [Variation]
- The redemption shooter(s) shall have achieved redemption if they successfully hit all of the opposing team's cups without one or both shooters missing a shot. Subsequently, the balls shall be returned to the team that originally hit the opposing team's final cup, and overtime shall begin.
- 7.5.3 Unsuccessful Redemption [Variation]
- If the redemption shooter(s) fails to achieve redemption, their team's final cup shall be removed from the table.
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