2017 Hope’s Cup Recap

2017 Hope's Cup Recap by Peyton Sivak Peyton Sivak is the Stones Throwing Association's lead analyst. The 2017 Hope’s Cup Tournament brought together some of the finest stones players Philadelphia and Chautauqua could offer this past weekend. The bi-annual event was hosted in Philadelphia this year for the first time. Following the crushing defeat from the previous Hope’s Cup, Philadelphia looked forward to using their home course advantage to best the travelling Chautauqua side. At the same [...]

2017 Year of the Rooster Coldcock Winter Tournament Recap

2017 Year of the Rooster Coldcock Winter Tournament Recap By: Peyton Sivak Stones Analyst   This past Saturday marked the beginning of the Chinese year of the rooster and the first ever Coldcock tournament to celebrate it. Many teams from the local area, Pittsburgh and Buffalo showed up at Enchanted Mountain Spirits in Jamestown to see what fortune the rooster had in store for them [...]

Top 3 Players to Watch Going Into the 2017 Season

Top 3 Players to Watch Going Into the 2017 Season By: Peyton Sivak Stones Analyst As we approach the beginning of the 2017 Stones season, it is time to look at some of the upcoming, underrated players we expect to make an impact in the Year of the Rooster. In Chinese mythology, the rooster is regarded as a symbol of fidelity and punctuality and the rooster’s crow was significant [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Tournaments, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2nd World Championship of Stones – September 20-21, Lakewood, NY

World Championship of Stones 2013 Trophy The 2nd World Championship of Stones Tournament will take place September 20-21, 2014, at Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood, NY. The tournament features a single-elimination, 32-team format. The field will be narrowed down to 4 teams by the end of day one, with the Final Four competing at noon the next day. The winners take home the hand-carved stone trophy and bragging rights for 2014. Entry cost is $50 per team. Rental [...]

August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Tournaments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recap: 2014 West Chester Invitational

A gorgeous spring day started the Stones 2014 West Chester Invitational tournament with round robin play between 11 teams to establish a seeded, 8-team single-elimination tournament. Team Black Irish, Sean Smiley and Nate Carter, ran the table during this portion of the day. Most shocking was the 0-2 start by Ryan Kinka and Tommy Pendergast, putting themselves on the brink of missing the elimination round. They scrapped out a win in their final game, however, and ended up with a [...]

Results: 2013 Memorial Day Tournament

It was a great 2 days that ended with one of the greatest games in STA History. Saturday started with a breeze in the air. Jason and Heath Sivak were the first to two wins and quickly got their challenge in to last years champions John Janick and Chris Kinka. Whether is was due to the chill in the air or just a lack of play, the former champs came out cold and were no match for the Sivak Brothers [...]