Haury Hall residents create ping pong league
If you were to walk into the southern wing of Haury Hall on almost any given evening, it wouldn’t be uncommon to hear the sharp smacks of a ping pong ball against a paddle, followed shortly by a chorus of ecstatic cheers or disappointed moans depending on who won.
However, in the past month, a first-year set out to organize all of this ping pong chaos into a unified league of players with tournaments and championships for all to partake in. But who is this ping pong patriarch?
Peter Buller, first-year from Inman, the organizer of the Haury Hall ping pong league, and one half of the current doubles champion, decided to take the ping pong table and make it something bigger:
“I love to create a big deal around sports that don’t really matter. Stuff most people can play,” Buller said,
Once Buller found out that there was a ping pong table in Haury’s game room, he had an idea form when he and his roommate found their common interest in ping pong:
“I knew that there was a ping pong table, I knew my roommate was good. I said, let’s start something,” Buller said.
As of now, Buller has already organized one tournament with a second on the way shortly. Currently the league is only for doubles teams, but Buller hopes to add single tournaments soon.
“There’s rankings and a bracket; each team battles their way through [the tournament] to face off against the reigning champion. It’s kind of like UFC,” Buller said.
Currently the league is freshmen only, but Buller has considered opening up for an invitational that would allow the other two halls to compete. If you would like to add a team to the tournament or have more questions, message Haury_Pong_League or talk to Peter Buller about adding your team.