01 March 2009

Washer Boards


I can't think of a better way to kick off the first day of March than to talk about one of my favorite spring and summer games. "Pitching Washers" I used to pitch washers back in college every once in a while. I got away from it for years until I played them again at a buddy's bachelor BBQ party about 6 years ago. I was hooked. I went up to Home Depot and picked out the supplies to make my very own custom washer boards. Now there are many different varieties of washer games. Some people play with holes in the ground made of PVC pipes (pits), others use 3 hole boards, one hole boards, angled boards, and some with back boards. Whatever your preference, it's a fun game! You basically score similar to horseshoes in a way. Washers in the hole gets a certain point value and washers on the board gets you a point as well. Points can be negated or cancelled out if your opponent matches you. First one to 21 wins. A good friend of mine from high school has a washer pitching tournament in his backyard each year in July. It's a pretty fun time! Above is a picture of my custom Texas Tech "Double T" angled one hole boards. There is an informative website called Bombat Washers that shows you boards from all over the country, tournament info, rules, and everything else you would ever want to know about pitching washers. My boards are even featured on the website. If you have never played before I suggest you go out and make you some boards or buy some online.....it will be a guaranteed hit at your next BBQ or get together.

4 comments:

  1. You should make some for your sister's school. Those would really look nice! BTW I gotta agree with you on Twelve Mighty Orphans. Great book.

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  2. What school is that? haha

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  3. Anonymous4/30/2010

    Try www.thewasherboardco.com for a awesome washer game

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  4. Do you have the dimensions for these 1 hole angled boards? Also, what kind of carpeting did you end up using?

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