Get your beer pong on

The fourth annual World Series of Beer Pong, the longest-running organized beer pong tournament in the world, will take place today through Monday at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The event, which last year drew nearly 600 participants from 39 states and three Canadian provinces, offers $50,000 in prizes.

General admission is $20 per day or $50 for a three-day pass. The event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Beer pong is played by two teams standing at opposite ends of an 8-foot-long table, where 10 16-ounce cups, filled with roughly 2 ounces of beer or another liquid, are placed in a bowling-pin formation. Each team takes turns tossing pingpong balls at their opponent's cup formation. If a ball goes into a cup, the cup is removed from the game. The first team to eliminate all of its opponent's cups wins.

The tournament was created by beer pong players. Players in the tournament could either buy into it earlier this year or earn their way in by winning one of several satellite tournaments.

Portopong, the inventors of the Portopong portable beer pong table, will award various prizes at side events.