Photos from the 2019 Tapey Beercone Open

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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Photos from Beerpope Day Weekend 2019

The Buckos celebrated a Decade of Tapey Beercone and Season 6 was kicked off over Beerpope Day Weekend. An exciting two game series took place at Anachy Canyon at The Pinnacles which included all seven founding Regents, as well and many of the games most dedicated players.

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Photos from the 2018 Winter Classic

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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News: Annals Updated for 2018 Winter Classic

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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Season 5 Award Nomination: Gerry “The Stud”

Season 5Jim Siemens Award of ExcellenceNomination LetterGerry “The Stud”

To The Board of Regents and the Player’s Association at Large,

Allow this letter to serve as my formal nomination of Gerry “The Stud” for the Season 5 Jim Siemens Award of Excellence. In no uncertain terms, Gerry is the avatar of excellence. Since his astonishing debut in the waning days of Season 3, Gerry has consitently confounded expectation.
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7 for 7: It Started With a Pinecone

Series One of 7 for 7 comes to its conclusion with the Nation’s Origin Story

It Started with a Pinecone, Every nation has their Legends. This is Our’s

In the beginning, lunch was long and boring. The spirit of competition lay dormant in the hearts of those who ached for sport. Neither soccer balls, nor idle conversation would sate them. Then the spark. Swinging a fallen branch as a bat. Someone pitched a pinecone. A hit, a hastily designed field, and the game was born. It was an age of discovery. Crush the pinecone to curb excessive pineyness, and find a place to hide the bat. An age of invention. The Grand Salami, the split ball double, and the testicle amendment. Discovery and invention created sport and fanned the flames of friendship.
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From the Annals: Musing on Award Recipients from the Early Seasons

Recently, the Commissioner’s Office of Tapey Beercone has Announced New Procedures for conferring Awards for the soon to be concluded Season 5. This continues a tradition begun in Season 3 to end the season by highlighting some of the Sport’s most outstanding players and performances. No such tradition existed prior to that point in the Sport’s history. In fact, the concept of seasons within the Sport of Tapey Beercone was not fully formulated until Season 3, leading Season 1 and 2 to be lumped together as the “Early Seasons” Still, this begs the question: Had awards been handed out in those earliest of seasons, who would they have been given to and why?
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Photos from Oregon Tapey Beercone Invitational 5

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.

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Gaveltime: Parliamentary Procedure of the Buckos Nation

There is a long and mighty legal tradition in the Buckos Nation. Tapey Beercone, famously created on that frigid January day, wasn’t “born with teeth.” From “Brown v. Education” to “Curtis v. Pile of Rocks” the laws of the Buckos Nation, and the game itself, were sculpted in media res. Any play, action, or stupid thing someone says can potentially trigger the meandering process by which a ground rule becomes codified in the “Official and Governing Rules” of the Sport.

Today, in preparation for the coming Rules Review, we discuss parliamentary procedure and the Buckos Rules of Order. Hang on tight, its gonna be a wild ride.
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Hammer Time: The Beercone: A Material Study – Part IV: Beercone Postmortem

In follow up to my previous posts concerning the material nature of the beercone, I am submitting this brief photo-essay concerning the case of a recently decommissioned beercone.

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