The Mangusta creators thought tirelessly to come up with the perfect blend of leisure sports that challenged both mind and body. Played independently of each other, these activities may not break the sweat of even the daintiest of Man; but played out over the course of a single day with endless free flowing beer and blistering summer heat, we guarantee these four hand selected leisure sports will challenge even the most rugged of men.
The 2010 Mangusta events and formats will be:
When: August 14, 2010. 08:45 (first tee time) – 13:30 (bus leaves for bowling)
Where: Iron Lakes Golf Course
Description: 2 Man Scramble, 2 mulligans/team, winter rules. Low net wins.
Names will be drawn at random to create teams of 2. 2 teams of 2 players will create each foursome across 4 foursomes. Each foursome will be given a tee time starting at 08:45. The format will be 2 Man scramble and 2 mulligan/TEAM will be given- NO MORE. We will be playing “winter rules” which means every player is allowed 1 club length relief for all shots but you CAN NOT improve your lie. Each foursome is responsible for monitoring ethical play of all participants. Any cheating or breaking of the aforementioned rules will be disqualified for this event and blackballed from all future MANGUSTA’s. Low score determines winner. The top 5 teams will be awarded points accordingly. Any ties will be decided per golf hole difficulty. Every team of 2 is expected to take the scores of their respective foursome meaning each foursome will hand in 2 scorecards to ensure accuracy. Any and all disputes will be handled by The MANGUSTA organizers, all decisions final.
When: August 14, 2010 14:00 (bowling begins) – 15:30 (bus leaves for Ed’s)
Where: The Rose Bowl.
Description: Teams of two. Two teams/lane. 3 games. High net wins.
Names drawn at random to create teams of 2. 2 teams of 2 players will fill each lane across 4 lanes. 3 games will be played with the same opponents in the same lane. Any computer error or score altering MUST be verified and confirmed by a MANGUSTA organizer. Each lane is responsible for enforcing ethical play of his piers. Any cheating or breaking of the aforementioned rules will be disqualified for this event and all future MANGUSTA’s. High net score determines winner. The top 5 teams will be awarded points accordingly. Any ties will be decided per paper/scissor/rock. Any and all disputes will be handled by The MANGUSTA organizers, all decisions final.
When: August 14, 2010. 17:30
Where: Ed’s House
Description: 6 Pabst Blue Ribbons/team of 2. Just you and the can. Low time wins.
Names will be drawn at random to create teams of 2. Each team will be given a 6-pack of chilled Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) Light beer. NOTE: After countless hours of research, The MANGUSTA organizers have determined PBR Light to be the quintessential all day drinking beer and therefore no other beer substitutes will be allowed. NO OTHER drinking vessel including cups, beer bongs, and funnels will be allowed. No outside tool or instrument may be used to supplement or alter the can (i.e. no shot gunning). It’s just you and the can, man. Each team will be given no less than 5 minutes with their beer to optimize their preferred beer temperature.
Team of two will challenge another team of two with the remaining participants watching. Teams on deck will be given stop watches to record time till all teams have a recorded time rounded to the nearest 100th of a second. All other onlookers will be assigned to check for spillage and any other shenanigans. At the official start, only then can the respective teams open their beer(s) and consume it as fast as they can. Minor dripping will be allowed though each infraction of “spillage” will be assessed a time penalty of 30 seconds (up to one penalty/beer or 6 penalties total). What determines a drip vs. spill will be at the digression of the onlookers and The MANGUSTA organizers. Puking is allowed with no penalty so long as the beer was consumed. Puking unconsumed beer will constitute a spill. Each team of two must consume all 6 beverages in any number, order or fashion they see fit. While subtle foam left in the can will be expected, any substantial quantity of beer left over (at the discretion of onlookers and The MANGUSTA organizers) will be assessed a 30 second spill penalty. In the event there is a tie, a heads up, one beer/person beer chugging contest will break the tie. Any cheating or breaking of the aforementioned rules will be disqualified for this event and all future MANGUSTA’s. The top 5 teams will be awarded points accordingly. In the event less than 5 teams actually finish the challenge, only those who finish all 6 beers will be rewarded points. Any and all disputes will be handled by The MANGUSTA organizers, all decisions final.
When: August 14, 2010. 18:30
Where: Ed’s House
Description: 9 game round robin tournament. Best overall record wins.
Names drawn at random to create teams of 2. Each team will play in a 7 game round robin tournament challenging each other team once. Final scores of each game shall be recorded by the winner and verified by the loser. The team with the best record will determine the winner. Any ties will be broken by the score of heads up play. Any 3 way tie will be decided by overall point differential. The top 5 teams will be awarded points accordingly. Any and all disputes will be handled by The MANGUSTA organizers, all decisions final. Understanding there are several variations and “house rules” with regard to quoits, The MANGUSTA will be adhering to the following rules:
- Distance between hubs (pins) is 18 feet.
- Choose who will throw first. All following first pitches are made by the player who scores on the previous pitch.
- All pitching is alternated. At no time shall a player make two successive pitches.
- Players forward foot must not extend beyond the board.
- As soon as a quoit touches the ground it is considered dead and does not count.
- Should a quoit hit the ground and then go onto the board and disturb other quoits, that quoit ring should be removed and the disturbed quoits replaced to their original position.
- The quoit nearest the hub (pin) counts as one point in scoring. In the event a player has two quoits nearer the hub than either quoit ring of his opponent, he scores two points. (1 for each quoit)
- If a “leaner” is made it counts as only one point. (a leaner is a quoit which rests on top or against the hub).
- A properly thrown quoit landing on the slate board or plastic board that bounces and turns upside down shall be considered a female quoit and does not keep its scoring value.
- Should a player make a ringer and also have thrown a quoit ring nearer the hub (pin) than his opponent, he shall receive four points. (three points for the ringer and one point for the closest quoit)
- If a quoit is half on the board and half off shall be considered “daylight” and will keep its scoring value.
- Each ringer pitched counts as three points, except when
- When some player pitches two ringers, one directly on top of the other, six points are counted.
- When first player pitches a ringer, which is topped by opponent, the opponent receives 3 points.
- When first player pitches a ringer, which is topped by opponent, and then again topped by first player, the last ringer made counts as 3 points for the first player.
- When 4 ringers are made, the player pitching the last ringer wins the game.
- 21 points wins the game. Winner must win by 2. 11-0 shall constitute a skunk and the team with 11 points wins.
The Mangusta Champion:
Though the events will be played out in a team format, the single Man with the highest cumulative score across all 4 events will be declared the 2010 Mangusta Champion. A personalized trophy/plaque will be awarded to the winner and it will be his to keep for one year. After one year, the standing Mangusta Champion will defend his title and put his trophy at risk for the 2011 Mangusta.