[Updated] Finding Classic Skeeball in San Francisco

When I moved to San Francisco over four years ago, I had no idea where to play Skeeball in this fair city of San Francisco. So I went to my trusted resource of reviews and listings...Yelp. This is what I found, another man sharing my same concern: "Where can a guy get a classic game of Skeeball ...

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The Social and Nostalgic Dynamic of Competitive Skeeball

Upon hearing about competitive skeeball, one's first reaction might be "Wait a minute, isn't that a kid's game?" Of course for most of us, it absolutely WAS a kid's game. As was football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and hockey... Competitive games matter to us as adults because they ...

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The History of Skeeball

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Jonathan Dickinson Este. Este would go on to be a renowned fighter pilot during the first World War, shooting down 4 enemy planes, leading the United States 13th Aero Squadron, and being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. But before this, J. Dickinson ...

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One chapter ends, a new chapter begins

Back in 2008, I moved to San Francisco, CA from my home state of Oregon. It was a big jump as I had never been to San Francisco before. The move presented a plethora of new opportunities and challenges. The first of which was joining a competitive Skeeball league called Brewskee-Ball. In ...

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Joey the Cat’s Skeeball Rolldown Throwdown Recap

On February 28th, Skeeball rollers from all over San Francisco (and beyond) came to NWBLK for the NoisePop Festival Happy House Skeeball Rolldown Throwdown. The tournament was a collaboration between FunCheap, DSF Clothing and Art Gallery, NoisePop and myself. The format was simple, everyone got to ...

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The Cat hits Hollywood

When you think of Abercrombie & Fitch you think of Northeastern American preppy fashion. However, this weekend Abercrombie and Teen Vogue hit Hollywood with some west coast flare. Bringing their annual party to Siren Studios, Caravents truly went all out with decor and there was even a ...

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Meet Andrew, Los Angeles General Manager

We've expanded operations to Los Angeles and Southern California. The region is managed by my long-time friend Andrew Herrold. He joins Joey the Cat Skeeball Rentals after shooting live music events for SPIN magazine, production work for Bunim Murray Productions and volunteering with Team Rubicon. ...

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Hand-Painted Skeeball Trailer Signage

The Skeeball Trailer has been a passionate and never-ending project. Once I had the machines on the trailer, then I needed to build the structure that protected them from the elements. I partnered with an awning company here in San Francisco and they used my existing canopy structure to create a ...

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Assembling Skeeball Machines in Under 60 Sec (video)

I'm often asked, "How hard is it to assemble skeeball machines?" And the answer is, "Not difficult if you don't mind getting under the machines and you have the right technique." I've done over 100 Skeeball rentals and that means I've assembled and dis-assembled the machines twice as many times. ...

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Skeeball Trailer Travels to the Treasure Island Flea

A month ago, Charlie, from the the Treasure Island Flea emailed me to see if I would bring my Skeeball trailer to their amazing monthly event. At first, I thought there was no way I'd be able to bring my Skeeball trailer across the Bay Bridge because it hadn't moved from SoMaStrEat Food Park ...

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