It’s a Family Affair

October 2022 – Fall Toss Off.

It was a cool fall evening and somewhat late in the season, for our 14th annual Fall Toss Off tournament, but we had 8 very hot teams fired up to win. The brother-in-law winning team of Zach Hurt and Donovan McCoy took down George Schurr and Steve Miller (same losing team from Spring Fling 2022) in the final, high tension, round. This was quite an upset since several teams that were pegged to win did not play as expected. The winners also received the new, highly coveted, Current Champion trophies (courtesy of Steve Hensley). Don’t be too thrilled you won’t be holding them for long! Fame is fleeting. Try not to lose these before the Christmas tournament! Wally got the prize for the best and only costume, although he didn’t wear it while playing.

Foregone Conclusion

6/2/22 – Spring Fling. As soon as we drew cards, we knew who was going to win. However, Dirc and Hens lost in the first round while George and Steve Miller were winning match after match and looked like they had a shot to take the trophy. Then, Dirc and Hens came back from the losers bracket and beat them twice for the final win. We had 7 teams competing and many of the matches were close. It was a great night of competition and lots of fun. We were rained out the last 2 weeks so we were very ready for this night. To make the night even better, Billy and Mark got Shicked and will receive the cans.

A Christmas Spectacular like no other !

Date: 11/9/21

Location: JLC CornDome

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.

My Solution: 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.

Triple Crown

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.

13 Year Anniversary Tournament

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.

Spring Fling 2021

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.

It’s only 12″

2/11/21 – A little shoveling and game on!

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.

Think about it Bill – you don’t want to go there.

Cornhole Freezer Bowl

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.