Our 13th annual Christmas Beer Exchange and Cornhole Spectacular was a tournament for the record books. The Fall Toss Off winners, Andy and George, were drawn as partners again. This is a statistically unlikely event (actually 1 in 195; see footnote below for solution. ) and was met with some hard looks and calls for a redraw. But the team of Dirc and Bryan took them out in the first round 21-3. Dirc and Bryan continued their hot streak almost to the end. When it came time to play Bill and Doc S. from the losers bracket they went cold and were Shicked in the first round. In a surprise move they came back in the second round to win the tournament. No team has ever been Shicked and ended up winning a tournament. Is this a Drian or a Birc ?
Due to many foot faults by Bryan the results are controversial and under review by the board. See photos.
We have too much fun ! Merry Christmas to all.
MySolution: The Fall Toss off had 8 teams = 16 players. The chances of George getting Andy were 1 in 15. The Christmas Spectacular had 7 teams = 14 players. The chances of Andy getting George again were 1 in 13. So 1/15 * 1/13 = 0.005128205128205 or 1 in 195.
This can also be expressed as (7!/(1!(7-1)!))((1/14)*(1/13))(1-((1/14)(1/13))^(7-1). Ben Schweitzer checked my work with the solution below. Yikes !
It was also confirmed by an RStudio simulation run by Ben Schweitzer and Eric Schurr.
10/14/21 –Annual Fall Toss Off blind draw, double elimination tournament. We had 8 teams and great weather for mid October! The matches were really tight but the easy winners were Andy and George. Andy achieved a Triple Crown winning 3 tournaments in a row! It’s all about drawing the right partner! Great fun with great guys.
6/17/21 – Perfect summer evening with a very low cicada count. We celebrated our 13 year anniversary with a beer exchange and tournament. We had 6 teams in our standard blind draw, double elimination tournament. The big winners were Bill Keefer and Andy Miller. Congratulations! Andy is a two in a row winner. He just draws the best partners. Now that we are at 13 count for shots is that less likely than 12 ? Is there a statistician in the house ? Also congratulations to Bryan for winning the Highlander. Too bad about your trophy but you earned it for missing cornhole.
5/20/21 – Perfect May evening with a low Cicada count. The newly renovated cornhole emporium was in great shape after 5 weeks of rain and cool weather. We had 7 teams in our annual Spring Fling blind draw, double elimination tournament. Andy and Wally won with a couple of heated matches. Lots of shots but no Shicks! At 20-0 Bryan saved himself with 1 point.
Business matter – 2/12/21 Public Posting and Notification : Bill Keefer seems to miss cornhole just because it’s a little chilly outside. This is not an adequate excuse and is in violation of the By-Laws. Therefore select members of the board of voting members would like to consider the option to start a process to determine if a review meeting should be held. The purpose of this review meeting would be to formulate a framework for a discussion. The discussion would serve to outline the basic points of a resolution that the board might be inclined to implement. This resolution would initiate a process that would define the parameters of a censure regarding named offender Bill Keefer. This censure would decree an admonishment of the highest gravity against Bill Keefer which might entail a partial, complete, or incomplete barring from TPCA activities. If passed, this admonishment would place Bill on double secret probation.
1/28/2021 – we haven’t been to the pub to play since Covid. So we decided to play outside despite the 25 degree temperature and snow on the ground. There wasn’t any wind so it didn’t feel that bad and the Fireballs kept us warm. We are undaunted ! We sure missed the sissies that didn’t make it.
12/10/20 – Blessed with great weather for December ( mid 40’s and dry ) we decided to have our 12th annual Christmas Beer Exchange and Cornhole Spectacular outdoors due to Covid. We had 9 teams of the finest players ever assembled in one tournament. Dirc and Zach managed to crawl their way up from the losers bracket for the big win! Hey we’ve seen these two in the winners circle before!
No Shicks last night only because Eric couldn’t play due to unexpected out of town company. Priorities dude.
Lisa came through at the final hour with the embroidery work on our beanies ! Thanks Lisa ! Goetzy made an extra donation of Evan Williams for the winners ! Very nice.
It’s been a weird year with Covid but cornhole has helped us through it. Getting together every Thursday and having so much fun is really the best medicine. Thanks to all for another fun year and major thanks to Leta for tolerating us every Thursday. You’re the best dear ! Here’s to a safe and better 2021. It has to be, it just has to be.