In a stunning turn of events, a series of major winter storms have forced the suspension of the Tapey Beercone (TBC) season. The series of blizzards that swept through the Northern California coast over the past few months left beercone fields and beercomplexes buried under several feet of snow, downed thousand of trees and powerlines closing roads and highways, and made mountain passes inaccessible making it impossible to play any Tapey Beercone games.
This lead to the indefinite suspension of the Beerpope Day Tapey Beercone series and has led to speculation that the remainder of Season 7 of Tapey Beercone could be cancelled.
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Two weekends ago a very successful and exciting series of games were played over Beerpope Day Weekend at Anarchy Canyon. The weekend marked the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the Games of Kings, and the games marked the first games of Season 6. The Annals have now been updated to include content from both games of the series.
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Last month saw the third running of the Tapey Beercone Winter Classic, this year in Merced, California at the newly created field Creekview Court. The game was an exciting match pitting teams of three regents each, with each team assisted by one additional player. In the end it was Team Reverend Coach Master feat. “The Student” who emerged victorious.
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Rocket Surgery, How a Veteran Completely Rebuilt His Game.
Every rocket launch begins with a moment of tension. Having counted down the seconds until launch the rocket motors are ignited creating a flurry of flame, steam, and percussive sound. Then the moment of liftoff, when the thrust of the rocket motors are just enough to overcome the oppressive force of gravity, allowing the rocket to seemingly hover as it slowly builds momentum taking it up and away from the launch pad. This is a precarious moment. One that often ends in a triumphant column of spaceward bound rocket exhaust, but at times ends tragically in an explosive ball of flames with a spacecraft that fails to clear the launch tower. The same principles apply in Tapey Beercone with Boyd “The Rocket”, and when Season 3 began he failed to launch.
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Stat Chug: A specially brewed stats based draft.
The Statistical Anatomy of the Rooster-Dragon: Dissecting the Dichotomous Nature of One of Tapey Beercone’s Most Intriguing Players
When last we left off here at Stat Chug, this author presented a graph depicting the batting characteristics of the Regular Players of Tapey Beercone as they compared to average. This showed that no player compared close to average, with the possibility of one exception. Here’s what that graph looked like:
Recurring Players Compared to Average on Four Metrics
The one player close to average was Chris “The Rooster”/”The Dragon”. But as we will find, on closer inspection Chris is anything but average.
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Tapey Beercone can be played just about anywhere, and the variety of locations and field characteristics represented in the Tapey Beercone Atlas provides amble evidence of this. The rules for field making are left intentially vague. So consice in fact, all rules and regulations for Tapey Beercone field-making could fit on the back of a post card. And while, there is no effort, neither within the Regency nor the player base at large to change these rules, a general trend has emerged over the seasons which has led to measured consistency between fields. This post will explore the Atlas to compare how fields vary, and just how consistent they are, with the aim to answer the question: What would the prototypical Tapey Beercone field look like.
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The First Ever international game of Tapey Beercone took place on Thursday, March 22nd! Where, you ask? Not in Mexico, nor Canada, but in the frozen rugged majesty of Iceland!! “The Hammer”, accompanied by “The Rookie” and Gabby “The Viking” braved the wilds of Vatnajökull National Park to bring the Game of Kings to Haoldukvisl field. This will be an on-going goodwill exhibition match, a travelling embassy of sorts, aimed towards spreading Tapey Beercone and building stronger ties with the Icelandic People!
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