Rules - 2 Balls, No 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 during a single turn, both shooters sink a ball, then their team shall not be awarded another turn. If during a single turn, the shooters sink both balls in the opposing team's final two or fewer cups, then the opposing team's turn to attempt redemption shall not be cancelled.
- 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 not be cancelled.
- 7.5 Redemption
- 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, then their team shall not be awarded another turn of redemption. If during a turn of redemption, the first shooter misses; their partner may 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. 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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