Title:
Pub washers AKA combat washers
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Description: A table top pitching or tossing game which may be played indoors or outdoors. A single game board consisting of a raised board covered in carpet which has three holes in vertical alignment. These holes are lined with plastic or PVC pipe which forms pockets for scoring. Each hole is assigned a different point value for scoring. The scoring board is contained in, and attached to, a larger wooden tray shaped box (game board) which acts as a gutter or catch area for projectiles that bounce or roll off the scoring board. Players stand a distance, usually 6 feet, from the front of the game board and pitch washer shaped projectiles at the scoring pockets. The point value of the (pockets) can vary with the game being played. However in the preferred embodiment the pocket values are 1 point for the closest, 3 points for the center pocket and 5 points for the farthest pocket. The players each toss 3 washers at the pockets trying to score a total of 21 points if a player goes over 21 points his score starts again at the number of points over 21. Example: player has 18 points and scores 5 points. His score is 23 which exceed 21 by 2 points. He now has 2 points. A player who goes over 21 a second time loses and his opponent wins by default. The game requires skill to be an accomplished player, so different scoring rules may be adapted for new players or children. An additional piece of equipment included with the game is a magnetic retrieving device for removing the washers from the scoring pockets. This device consists of a round magnet glued to a 6 inch long wooden dowel. A more detailed description of the rules is attached.



Inventors:
Terich, Michael F. (Murrieta, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/229335
Publication Date:
04/02/2009
Filing Date:
08/22/2008
Assignee:
Terich, Michael Frank (Murrieta, CA, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F41J1/00
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, MARK S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Michael F. Terich (Murrieta, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed as being new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent of the United States is as follows:

1. Portable tossing game comprising: One scoring board with at least one hole or pocket to receive tossed projectiles (washers) and at least one projectile (washer) for tossing into hole or pocket in the scoring board. The scoring board is covered in shock reducing padded material such as carpet. The scoring board is contained in the larger game board which provides a gutter surrounding the scoring board. The gutter serves as a catch basin for the non-scoring projectiles (washers).

2. The new and improved portable tossing game as described in claim #1 is designed to be played on an elevated surface such as a tabletop. There is a larger drawer shaped enclosure (game board) which contains the scoring board and forms a gutter around the scoring board. The gutter formed around the scoring board is for the purpose of catching projectiles (washers) which do not score, but roll or slide off of the scoring board; thus preventing them from falling to the floor or ground surface.

Description:

Description: A table top pitching or tossing game which may be played indoors or outdoors. A single game board consisting of a raised board covered in carpet which has three holes in vertical alignment. These holes are lined with plastic or PVC pipe which forms pockets for scoring. Each hole is assigned a different point value for scoring. The scoring board is contained in, and attached to, a larger wooden tray shaped box (game board) which acts as a gutter or catch area for projectiles that bounce or roll off the scoring board. Players stand a distance, usually 6 feet, from the front of the game board and pitch washer shaped projectiles at the scoring pockets. The point value of the (pockets) can vary with the game being played. However in the preferred embodiment the pocket values are 1 point for the closest, 3 points for the center pocket and 5 points for the farthest pocket. The players each toss 3 washers at the pockets trying to score a total of 21 points if a player goes over 21 points his score starts again at the number of points over 21. Example: player has 18 points and scores 5 points. His score is 23 which exceed 21 by 2 points. He now has 2 points. A player who goes over 21 a second time loses and his opponent wins by default. The game requires skill to be an accomplished player, so different scoring rules may be adapted for new players or children. An additional piece of equipment included with the game is a magnetic retrieving device for removing the washers from the scoring pockets. This device consists of a round magnet glued to a 6 inch long wooden dowel. A more detailed description of the rules is attached.

DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1. page 1: This is a top view of the game board. The center section [101] is 12″×24″ raised 2½″ and carpeted with indoor outdoor carpet on the top surface and 4 sides. There are three 3 inch holes [102] centered and evenly spaced in the scoring board. The outside walls of the game board form a 3 inch gutter [103] around the scoring board. The gutter is 3 inches wide and 3 inches higher than the scoring board and is designed to catch any washers that bounce or roll from the scoring surface.

FIG. 2. Page 1: Shows a right side view of the game board 5½ inches in height 30 inches in length. [104]

FIG. 3. Page 1: Left side view of game board 5½ inches in height 30 inches in length. [105]

FIG. 4. Page 1: Rear view of game board 5½ inches high 18 inches wide. [106]

FIG. 5. Page 1: Front view shows 5½ inches height and 18 inches wide however the front is cut down to 2½ inches with radius corners as to not interfere with low trajectory throws approaching the scoreboard. [107]

FIG. 6. Page 2: Scoring board in greater detail: [108] Scoreboard is 12×24 inches, 2½ inches in height. The board is covered by indoor/outdoor carpeting or other padding material. The carpet covers the playing surface and extends to all four sides. Three 3 inch holes are cut into the playing surface centered and evenly spaced on the board. The scoring holes have 3 inch PVC inserts glued into the hole and to the bottom of the game board. The PVC pipes form scoring pockets.

FIG. 7. Page 2: Side view of scoring board [109] shows 2½ inches height and 24 inches length covered with indoor/outdoor carpet. Dotted lines denote locations of 3 inch PVC inserts which form the scoring pockets.

FIG. 8. Page 2: Detail of 3 inch PVC inserts. [110] PVC is 3 inches in diameter and 2½ inches in height when inserted in the scoring board and glued to the game board they form 3 inch pockets.

FIG. 9. Page 2: Shows 18×30 inch game board. [111] Dotted line denotes location of scoring board when attached to game board. Note gutter [112] formed by 3 inch space between score board and game board.

FIG. 10. Page 3: Drawing of projectile (washer) [113] 2 inches in diameter with a ¾ inch hole approximately ⅛ inch thick. 6 washers are needed to play the game and are matched by weight as closely as possible. Washers can be painted, engraved or plated for identification, (which player they belong to).

FIG. 11. Page 3: Washer retrieving device [114] consists of a 5 inch×¾ inch dowel with ¾ inch circular magnet glued at one end. This device is used to retrieve washer from scoring pockets and gutter area. Between rounds the retriever can be stored in the gutter area. If desired the retriever can be attached by a string to the game board so that it remains in the game area.

FIG. 12. Page 4: Shows player and game configuration. [115] Game board, FIG. 12B is elevated a minimum of 29 inches and can be placed on a table, FIG. 12C. in doors; picnic table when camping or outdoors, tailgate of pick-up truck or in trunk of car or station wagon. Player, FIG. 12A. stands 6 feet away from the front of the game board. Each player throws 3 washers at the pockets of the score board. In the preferred embodiment the scoring value of the pockets is one, three and five starting with the closest hole and increasing in value as the holes are farther from the player. Each player takes a turn throwing 3 washers until a player scores 21 points. See attached detailed playing instructions.

Note: Measurements are approximate and may vary slightly due to variations in thickness of materials used and limitations of manufacturing. In the preferred embodiment the game is constructed of wood but may be made of any rigid material suitable for mass production, such as but not limited to plastic or PVC.