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.
Last night we were finally able to play! After many weeks of lockdown and social distancing our governor (Andy not Steve, Johnny) decided to let us gather in groups of 10 or less. Well we might have miscounted by 1 or 2 but we had our TPCA masks on for extra protection! Though our throwing skills were a little rusty we still had a fun night. And there’s always next week.
12/26/19 – It was about 60 degrees and we just could not pass up the opportunity to play outside. I mowed the yard on Christmas Day (that was actually thrilling), washed the bags to get the grease off, and got everything out from winter storage. We had a fun time, but no Shicks. Great way to finish off the year.
Dec 5, 2019 – our annual Christmas Beer Exchange and Cornhole Spectacular was held in the JLC Corn-dome in Wilder. We had the usual tasty appetizers, funky Christmas beer and whiskey. Our 7 1/2 team double elimination tournament was won by Dirc and Billy. Runners up were Wally and Dan. Special Yasiel Puig Mother’s day bats were provided by Mark Goetz. Very cool ! Thanks Mark. Peculiar music was provided by Steve Miller and Nick.
A special senior men’s singles competition was initiated late in the evening with George beating the crap out of Tommy 3 games to 0. No prize was awarded. Just satisfaction.
No Shick’s last night. Sorry can owners.
Thanks to Johnny for hosting !
Note – Dirc has won 50% of the tournaments for the last 3 years. Check the blog history if you doubt it. Something has to be done about this.
We may have had one of the best fall Toss Off tournaments ever. The air was crisp, the vibe was n-dimensional, our bags were hot, and we were all in a very competitive, winner take all posture. We had 7 teams of semi-pro players. Dirc and Andy just had it all and laid waste to the rest of us loser wanna-be’s. Gorman and Roy were hopeful but really, really lacked the skills The competition was so hot last night we experienced 2 Shicks. Can’t recall the first round but the 2nd round was Voodoo Doc Schweitzer & Coach Goetz. Well deserved. Great end to the season. We were really challenged in the spring since we had so much rain that we had to use the tarps almost every week. Then in the fall the 6 week drought just killed the grass. What a nightmare for the poor underpaid, overworked, and under appreciated Facilities Manager. Thanks to all in the TPCA Brotherhood for an awesome fun filled 2019. Looking for more fun with bags in 2020.
HOLD THE PRESSES ! Late update. Just noticed that Dirc has won the last 3 Fall Toss Off’s as well as the 2019 Spring Fling and the 2017 Christmas Beer Exchange. Dirc is obviously on a lucky streak with his partners !
Last night we had a nice visit by John the Sherbet, his son Robby who lives in Portlandia and wears ladies pants and slippers, and his son-in-law Michael ( I can barely standup) the Irish. Aren’t the Irish supposed to be able to hold their whiskey ? Maybe too much time living in Chicago.
Last night instead of playing cornhole the TPCA celebrated Valentines Day and our lovely wives at Grassroots & Vine. It was a fun evening and the food was wonderful. Their flat breads are just amazing and literally works of art. If you haven’t been there you really should give it a try. We enjoyed the food and wine and had a lot of fun but missed throwing bags.
Steve Miller somehow managed to hook a bag onto the tiny hook in the ceiling at the pub last Thursday night. Only because of his erratic and inconsistent throws would this be possible. If this was your goal it would take a thousand throws to accomplish this. Only Steve. And he didn’t buy a single round ! But he didn’t win any games either.