Weekly Meeting

In previous meetings, we experimented with a modifier called Three Card Draw. Last meeting this concept was expanded upon. With a deck of Uno cards, we attempted the Five Card Draw. This slight modification moves beyon the 3-card to a 5-card system. With Three Card Draw, the values of the cards were 3, 4 and 5. With Five Card Draw, the 3-, 4- and 5-cards are kept and two new cards are added. From the Uno deck, the +1 and +2 cards are appended to the traditional Three Card Draw set. After a card is drawn, the card must be replaced and the drawing player mix up the cards for their opponent to choose a card.

While we are not quite clear who the drawn cards affects, we moved to experimentation. The possibilities are:

  1. Card drawn indicates number of balls opponent places on table
  2. Card drawn indicates number of balls drawing player places on table

This must be decided beforehand to prevent arguments and successive re-draws.

Another possibility that we experimented with is placing the cards face down in the middle of the table. Each player takes one turn throwing the cue ball down the table to push the card they wan to throw against toward the opposing player’s gutter.

There are multiple possibilities for this and we will continue to research this as a future modifier.

Another subject that has come up over the past week is the Battleship modifier. We would like to create a stable, efficient obfuscation screen to place in the middle of the table. The plan is to take two boards of appropriate height and width to obscure each player’s ability to see the balls on the opposite end of the table. We then would attach a hinge at one end and attach a tether between the board to prevent it from flattening on the table. Imagine this shape as a capital letter A. Without the raw materials to build this at the meeting, it has been postponed for a future meeting.

That brings up another subject. We will be on hiatus for a week of rest and relaxation, so next week’s meeting will be skipped. During this time we can thoughtfully reflect on meetings past and plan for an epic meeting upon return to regular our schedule the following week.

May Carpetball be with you.

Weekly Meeting Preview – 5/7/2014

Tomorrow will be the first meeting of the C.O.C.S. since endorsement by the National Carpetball Association. We can move our primary focus toward establishing the Central Ohio Carpetball Society “brand”. The next step is to finalize a logo and re-brand the website.The must-do list is getting shorter, so we can start incorporating like-to-do items.

  • Logo review
  • Website redesign
  • Carpetball 3d: The Game
  • Play Carpetball
  • Discuss future tournament
  • Plan a “Take Your Table to Work Day”

National Carpetball Association Endorsement

We had a goal to send a letter to the National Carpetball Association (Timothy Allen) by the end of April. Unfortunately, we were a couple of days late, but did finally send an email on May 2, 2014. After a day of nervous anticipation, we are very pleased to announce that the National Carpetball Association has accepted the Central Ohio Carpetball Society into the NCA family.

As members of the C.O.C.S., we believe that we have created something epic in our letter to the NCA:

Date: May 2, 2014
To: National Carpetball Association
Subject: Central Ohio Carpetball Society Charter Request

To: The National Carpetball Association Board Members (and honorees as dictated by the NCA President)

We, the founding members of the Central Ohio Carpetball Society (referred to hereafter simply as The C.O.C.S. as deemed appropriate), are interested in establishing the Central Ohio Carpetball Society as a chapter of the National Carpetball Association and request charter under the NCA. As a community-focused group of Carpetball enthusiasts, we believe that our goals and aspirations to bring the game of Carpetball to citizens, simpletons, and visitors of Central Ohio align perfectly with those of the NCA.

While The C.O.C.S. strives for local acceptance and fights to keep Carpetball a wholesome, moral sport, we need the support on a national level to keep our dream alive. We believe that we can do our part throughout Central Ohio and surrounding areas to bolster the work that the National Carpetball Association is performing nationally. This is the basis for our charter request.

Beyond any rules or competitive nature, we are in this for one and only one reason – sharing the fun of Carpetball; sharing this fun and excitement with everyone around us. At a backyard barbeque, we want Carpetball there. At a family get-together, we want Carpetball there. At a friendly argument over who gets to decide where to go for lunch, we want Carpetball there. Carpetball is the game that transcends every other sport in its ease of play and acceptance of all players.

Our love of Carpetball is never ending. With your backing and support, we will strive to bring Carpetball to everyone in Central Ohio and eventually…the World. There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we all work together as one.

This is who we are.

Andrew Blasiman
Erica Blasiman
Ben Turski

Please visit us on the web at: http://www.thecocs.com and while you are there be sure to check out 3D Carpetball: The Game – http://thecocs.com/capetball-3d-the-game/

Bingo Bango 🙂

Tim’s reply:

Date: May 3, 2014
From: National Carpetball Association
Subject: Re: Central Ohio Carpetball Society Charter Request

Love your site and your table. You have my blessing to join the NCA family.

President of the National Carpetball Association

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Thus begins the next chapter for the Central Ohio Carpetball Society.