How Quarter Mania is
Quarter Mania is a cross between an
auction and a raffle.
It is an auction in that you bid for an
item by raising your paddle with a
number on it.
It is a raffle in that you are selected
a winner by the selection of your
It goes like this:
When you arrive at the admission table
and after you pay for entry, you may
select a number.
You receive 2 ping pong racquets and 1
ping pong ball
with your selected number on all. (You
may purchase additional ping pong
At the end of the admission table, the
ping pong ball is deposited in a
You are then free to visit the vendors
present and see what they are offering
for bid during the Quarter Mania.
When the Quarter Mania starts, the
Quarter Mania host explains the rules
and then asks one of the vendors what
they are offering for bid.
The vendor comes forward and holds up
the item or items and then proceeds
around the tables showing the items to
The host announces how many quarters
must be bid for the item. (Normally 1
but can be up to 4 for expensive items)
If the you would like to bid on the
item, you must deposit the number of
quarters specified into a canister
nearby. (These canisters are placed on
the tables spaced for the convenience of
Once the bids are all in, members of the
Quarter Mania crew collect the quarters
which have been deposited into the
A ping pong ball is randomly selected
from the container and the winning
number is announced.
The merchandize is delivered to the
player with the winning number.
This process is repeated until the game
is announced to be over by the Quarter