Upon their arrival in Austin, our Chivers were greeted with smiles, love, and a party bus to transport everyone to the Copper bar to kick off the weekend with some drinks and stories, because drinks and stories beget more drinks, and new stories.
Congratulations to your Champions, Florida's own Brendan Scalley and Nathan Krosser! They'll be returning next year to Gatsby South to defend their belts. They chose to donate their $10,000 prize from FAST Hangover Relief to H.A.L.O. Rescue, which is a no-kill safe haven for abused and abandoned animals.
Thanks to FAST and everyone who helped to make this amazing weekend possible. Start practicing for next year!
Roger Oliver III
Gatsby was firing on all cylinders come Saturday. The DJ was playing hot music that had every beat trying its hardest to melt our ice sculpture. The bartenders were whipping up the delicious (and highly effective) Murricane cocktail for all to enjoy. FAST Hangover Recovery shots were aplenty to save our bodies and minds come Sunday morning. And floatation devices? Damn right. Everything was in place, and we were ready to take the day.
- Fresh Watermelon Juice
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Basil Leaves
- Elderflower Liquor
California. Florida. Illinois. Iowa. Louisiana. Missouri. Minnesota. Nebraska. New England. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Pennsylvania. Tennessee. Texas… These were the regions represented in the finals. They packed up their skills, honor, and spare livers and we flew them down to Austin for a shot at glory, and the greatest time of our lives, thus far.
This past month theCHIVE, along with FAST Hangover Relief, hosted a weekend in Austin for the ages – a beer pong tournament consisting of the best beer pong playing Chivers from across the country.
The idea was simple: let’s have a huge beer pong tournament and party that will raise money for a great cause. Little did we know there was a tidal wave of a response awaiting us. Chivers dove in head first to be involved and represent their community. One gigantic hashtag campaign, 14 regional qualifiers, and 30 Chivers later (plus John and Mac), the field was set for the first annual beer pong tournament to end all beer pong tournaments… and it was known as
The CHIVE Nation Cup.
Let's start from the beginning...
John and Mac pulled out extreme measures to try and get through their first round battle... but it was to no avail.
At the end of the day it came down to Florida and California for the title. Eternal glory is what they played for - their names etched in the annals of beer pong lore. Oh, and they were also playing for $10,000 to the charity of their choice. Sure, they had had a bit to drink. Sure, they were surrounded by a raucous crowd, hungry for an epic ending to an epic tale. The question on everyone's mind: who would make the last cup?
Our referees made sure everything was in its proper place.
WELCOME TO GATSBY SOUTH
In case you didn't know, Dougy plays a mean leg guitar.
Meanwhile, by the pool...
The drama was intense.
This cocktail derives its name from Dan Aykroyd, who refers to Bill Murray as "The Murricane," for his ability to roll into town party his face off with you, and leapfrog onto his next adventure. while everyone else was left broken and hungover.
It's your new favorite drink this summer. Enjoy!
THE CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE
You're probably wondering how we got here...