• Pull for Puppies is comprised of 3 separate tournaments:
      – Women’s Tournament
      – Men’s Tournament
      – Coed Tournament (coed teams must have at least 2 female, 2 male players)
  • Players must be 18 years or age or older.
  • Teams must have a minimum of 4 Players.
  • You can enter as many teams as you like into the 3 tournaments.
  • IMPORTANT: all players must sign the release form at the sign-in desk before they can play.


  • A Tug-of-War match is comprised of 2 teams with 5 players on each team.
  • If two competing teams do not have an equal number of players, we will ask both teams to even out the number of players with the numerically smaller team’s roster.
  • The minimum number of players a team can have on their roster is 4 players.
  • A match begins when the teams have grabbed the rope, the referee centers the rope, and yells the word “Pull!”.
  • All players must be standing and on their feet during a match. Sitting and pulling is not allowed.
  • Players may not wrap the rope around any part of their body.
  • Players may not shake the rope during a match.
  • Each Tug of War match will last no more then 3 minutes.
  • A match ends on the referee’s whistle and the winner is the team that pulls their opponent’s:
      – rope marker across the center line.
      – rope marker closest to the center line at the end of the 3 minute time period.


  • Round 1:
      – Each team is placed into a group consisting of 4 teams.
      – The teams in each group will play one another to determine the group winner.
      – Each team is, therefore, guaranteed 3 tug-of-war matches.
      – The group winner is the team with the best overall won, loss record.
      – Each match will be timed and the time at which a team wins their match will be recorded.
      – In case of a tie, the team with the shortest total time for their winning matches advances to Round 2.
  • Round 2:
      – The group winners will play in a single elimination tournament to determine the overall tournament champion.