INCONSISTENT COVID-19 POLICIES FORCES OFFICIAL CANCELLATION
TO OUR BONEYARD BLAST FAMILY — We have fought tooth and nail. Without question, the health of our community is our top priority. We understand that cases have spiked over the past week around the country including Nevada and California, and because of this, Nevada has not moved forward as expected. When it comes down to it, it is because of inconsistent policy that we are mandated to cancel Boneyard Blast XIV.
We do not understand why casinos are able to host all of our teams, why restaurants and bars can feed Boneyard players at a 50% occupancy, but we cannot have a fraction of those teams outside on a softball field. We do not understand why a water park can have 1,200 people at their facility which has a smaller footprint than Golden Eagle Regional Park and the City of Reno Sports Complex. Softball is inherently a social distancing event, with each field hosting a maximum of 30-35 people.
If you want answers as to why, well here it is and it doesn’t make sense – It’s not on us or the Parks and Recreation Department. The reason for the unfortunate cancellation of Boneyard Blast XIV according to the Washoe County Health District is “They reached out to the City of Reno Business License and asked about occupancy requirements but outside facilities normally don’t have a set capacity by the fire marshal. We have learned if an event permit is submitted, it is limited to 50 individuals. Furthermore, there is a limit to 50-person maximum at a gathering. Therefore, no tournaments or games can be held.”
The answer: Outdoor softball facilities do not have a set occupancy level through the Fire Department, so they cannot have more than 50 people at once if an event permit is required. The size of our Boneyard Blast tournament requires both City of Reno and City of Sparks event permits. Therefore, despite our efforts, the Washoe County Health District would be required to shut down Boneyard Blast under the current State directives. And yes, that is even with all of the COVID-19 policies and restrictions we put in place to keep teams and our staff safe and to adhere to current regulations and restrictions.
According to The Washoe County Health District, “We are following the guidance as set by the Governor of the State of Nevada. As such we cannot, nor will we approve anything outside the scope of the Governor’s Directives. As such we cannot provide any guidance on when new policies will be released. Pursuant to the latest information, which came from the Wednesday press briefing from the State of Nevada, that we will be in Phase 2 for the foreseeable future. Precautions need to be in place which do not allow groups larger than 5 individuals who all must be from the same household. Sports teams cannot meet this requirement.”
We cannot begin to convey how deeply disappointed we are in this turn of events. Many of you take time off work, fly in, or drive for hours to experience Boneyard. And we spend the entire year putting the tournament together for you. It’s beyond softball. This ongoing pandemic has affected the physical, mental, and economic health of our communities.
As promised, we will refund all teams their full registrations and deposits. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
Boneyard will return in 2021 with a vengeance. We will celebrate together even bigger and better than ever before.
UNLIKE ANY TOURNAMENT YOU’LL EVER PLAY IN & IT’S THE FASTEST SELL OUT IN SOFTBALL
Rescheduled for August 7-9, 2020
Guess what, its SOLD OUT.
The rules and atmosphere makes this one of the great softball events you’ll ever play in. Registration opens each year on January 1st and in less than 48 hours later 96 fill up a jammed packed bracket. You’ll just have to play to find out why. Look, it’s Saint Patty’s day, let’s party.
Dublin Dirty has an obscene number of giveaways and prizes including bats, bags, equipment, and more.. oh and of course..green green green! Costume up, don’t get pinched. If you don’t it, by rule, it could effect your team.
WHAT MAKES THIS EVENT SO MUCH FUN? THE RULES!
Is your luck good or bad, because it will effect your team. This is Irish softball. The rules are random, dramatic and could determine your outcome. You will be referencing them for the rest of your playing days.. Signature Dublin rules include, “The Luck of the Irish”, “The Irish Inning”, “The Brutal Rule”, “The Mulligan”, “The Brasser Flip” , the giant Arseway wheel and of course that is just the beginning. Visit dublindirty.com for all the info.
21 YEARS OF MADNESS
May 22 – 25, 2020
All World’s Midnight Madness paved the way for the monster that is Boneyard. All the benefits of Boneyard except on major addition, camping! It is Madness. 100+ teams set up camp for 60 straight hours of non-stop softball in the heart of Carson City, Nevada at Centennial Park. All teams in one location, all weekend long for one of the most epic camping experiences you’ll ever have. This annual sell out features one of softball’s largest homerun derby’s, huge crowds, dance contests, beer slamming contests, 3 point shoot-outs, huge random raffle giveaways and a prize lot that is the largest in all of softball.
Get in now before you can’t. Visit madnessinfo.com to register and for more info.
WHO PRODUCES BONEYARD?
September 13 – 15, 2019
We do! Established in 2007 and Liquid Blue Events specializes in a major event marketing, production & management. That sums it up, right? Nah, that’s too vague. Really, it’s all about creativity. We look at life, fill voids and create opportunities. We just flat out love what we do. We develop our own events, enhance current events, streamline logistics and budgets, develop marketing, branding and partnership campaigns.
Our current schedule includes marketing, website, creative, sponsorship and event development for the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, Night in the Country Music Festival, The International Camel and Ostrich Races, The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, PumpkinPalooza, Chili on Comstock, Reno Pop Culture Con and many more. Our own events include The Reno River Festival, Redrun 6.66k (A Zombie Manifestival in the dead of Virginia City), The Coors Light 48hr Boneyard Blast, The Dublin Dirty and a very special one on the way.
Over the past decade, we have worked with a wide range of events and clients including RGJ’s Fantasies in Chocolate, The Momboosa Music Festival, IGT’s Can Do Celebration, The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, The Western States Police Fire Games, Virginia City’s Taste of the Comstock, The 41st International Collegiate Ming Games, Lake Almanor Wine Walk Series, The Monster in Medford, Riva Club U.S.A. and many more.
The secret is out! Reno Tahoe isn’t your basic vacation destination. It’s a collision of contrasts packed with award-winning accolades and activities! Check out this video and fuel your ambition to see, do and experience.