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.
Fodder for an easy Shick. Thanks for coming.
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.
Our 10th anniversary Christmas Beer Exchange and Cornhole Spectacular was held at the JLC Corndome and grease factory (thanks for hosting). We had 9 teams for a rousing double elimination tournament. Any team that hit 10 points during play had to take shots. Not sure who had to consume the most shots but it resulted in some unexpected game outcomes. Wally managed to get Shicked, Shick someone back, then get re-Shicked. A Walleye ! The winners of the night were Steve Hensley and Bruce Sidle ! The final non-tournament fun game of the night was a real thriller! Tom and Wally were down 20-0 against Hens and Rob. Tom only had to put it on the board to get 1 point and avoid a Shick, but instead he pushed in his opponents bag for a loss, got Shicked, and ended up with the can for the night. Best Christmas present ever. There really is a Santa ! Now off to wash the bags.
TPCA celebrated it’s 9th anniversary of beer, bags and brotherhood with our annual Spring Fling ! Six highly skilled teams competed for the coveted prize of Birddog Whiskey. The winners were Steve Hensley and Steve Miller. Clearly a stacked deck. Hens brought the cake and Dirc brought wings, beer and prizes. Good thing we have an athletic director to figure out the complicated bracketology. Lots of fun and we played till after 12.
For the first time in TPCA history we were able to play cornhole outside in February. We had a rare, warm 70 degree day and decided to take advantage of it. It was a nice break from playing in the smokey pub. The boards had been refurbished with new vinyl tops and the score towers had been rebuilt – Keefer proofed. We also had brand new ACO official bags. And there was a Shick ! Dan Oren and Nick Gates bit it. Great start to the 2017 season.