For the 4th year in a row, the Tapey Beercone Open Game was held at Trailerville Acres and a wonderful day of Tapey Beercone action was had. This year saw three seperate games held over one amazing day of Tapey Beercone, which saw the largest turnout to date, including local players and others who made the trek from as far away as the Oregon Cascade League.
Congratulations to Team Reverend for their complete tournament shut out victory, in which the team was never scored on through the entire tournament and were shutout themselves until #5 Jeff hit a home run in the finals which proved to be the tournament winning run. Hats off to runner up Team Hammer, who dominated the round-robin stage of the event before being shutout in the finals.
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Tapey Beercone comes in many forms. In the standard version of play, the game revolves around two somewhat evenly composed teams. Then there are variants, such as the three player version known as Icelandic Rules, or the four team round robin format used for the Tapey Beercone Open. In all these versions of play, the players are organized into teams. But what if there was a completely different way to play? A variant to the rules that set each player apart? and pit them all again each other in an dynamic battle royale gauntlet? Enter: The Tapey Beercone Kumite!
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On a beautiful, sun shining day in Central California the Buckos met for The 2018 Winter Classic. Played at Creekview Court in Merced, CA, the Event provide an exciting end to Season 5.
Some photos and videos were taken of the event and can be seen below or click on the link to head directly to the album.
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The 5th Annual Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational provided the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, twice, to a total of 17 players and 2 full time spectators. 2 full cases of Bacchus D were consumed, a large jar of Zesty Pickles was drained of all juices, and the host facility was left with 118 remaining Coor’s light cans.
The Game of Kings also acquired its first actual factual corporate sponsor, Benny’s Donuts. This is a huge victory, as it lends legitimacy to the Sport of Kings while simultaneously promoting donuts, which are good.
Below you can view photos from the album or head directly to the album.
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Tapey Beercone was created in a fit of intoxicated inspiration among a group of friends know collectively as the Buckos, who now preside as the governing Regents of the Sport. These events took place on one of many “Buckos Trips”, epic excursions taken by our group or a portion of it. And so it would followed, as the Annals of Tapey Beercone unfolded all the games took place on these storied Buckos Trips. And at the same time the sport developed, adding written rules, traditions, and statistics, all taking place on Buckos Trips. But eventually this wasn’t the case, and the question became as to how to handle these games?
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A typical game of Tapey Beercone is 6 innings long and lasts about three to three and a half hours. For various reasons some games take longer, sometimes the play is slower, other times breaks are taken between innings. Still other times the inebriated state of one or more of the players causes delays.
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For the 3rd year in a row, the Tapey Beercone Open Game was held at Trailerville Acres and a wonderful day of Tapey Beercone action was had.
Congratulations to Team Coach for their nail-biter victory over Team Reverend, which required an extra inning of finals play to reach a decision, and to Tyler “The Deuce” for being named MVP of the Tournament after launching a colossal three-run home run over the left field fence and leading his team to the top seed of the round robin portion of the tournament.
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With a month remaining until the third running of the Tapey Beercone Open Game here are some updates on the event:
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