Non olympic sport based in the variation of table tennis, by adding material and/or mental obstacles to the game.
It is officially played since 2010, when the Argentinian Association of Pingpong with Obstacles (AAPPO)
was founded naming the sport and defining the first rules. In 2012 they developed an official tournament in Guatemala and some presentation of the sport in Chile too. In 2013 both Uruguay (AOPPO) and Norway (antipodes café) join as official venues forming in 2014 the PINGPONGO BOARD for regulating the sport internationally. Rules were updated and official tournaments were also arranged in Brazil, Basque Country and Spain.
The origin of this sport is uncertain, and it can be from before table tennis and even tennis or tables.
Examples abound in the world, from Orozco’s or Fluxu’s fancy tables,
to those huge bats used by Bill Gates and that other Scrooge tycoon,
as well as those memorable diplomatic matches with tons of intangible obstacles in times of Nixon and Mao,
but also several Plato dialogues. The origin is clearly indefinite, but its future is brilliant.
“Everything that is not table tennis, is PINGPONGO” as the rulebook highlight, means that there is no need of a specific table,
net or ball, as long as there is more than one participant, something can go back and forth from one to another,
and an objective scoring system for defining a way of wining is previously arranged
as well as all implied rules for the game.