Welcome to Boston Cornhole!  Our goal is to increase the presence of the exciting, fun game of cornhole in Boston and the Northeast.  Boston Cornhole promotes the game of cornhole with the organization of Leagues, Tournaments, and Special Events at local venues.

For more information, write us at bostoncornhole@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events:  
Hole for the Holidays - THIS SATURDAY - Noon check-in - Lansdowne Pub, Boston, MA
Delaney - St. Teresa's Knights of Columbus - Pawtucket, RI - January 31, 2015 at 11 AM

'Tis the Season for some Holiday 'Hole!

posted Dec 15, 2014, 9:34 PM by Boston Cornhole


Join us this Saturday, December 20th at the Lansdowne Pub for 'Hole for the Holidays, a cornhole fundraiser tournament to benefit the Cradle to Crayons charity.  All levels of cornholers are invited to compete for a great cause.  Check-in and day-of registration begins at 12 PM and the tournament will begin promptly at 1 PM.

Tournament Details
  • $25/person | $50 Team - Register Here
  • Day-of Check-in at Noon on December 20th
  • Tournament begins promptly at 1 PM!
  • Cash Prizes TBA
  • The Merry Money Shot and More!

North versus North at Country Cornhole 2014!

posted Dec 7, 2014, 7:14 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Dec 7, 2014, 6:59 PM ]

Tri-State Champs:  NH, RI, and now MA!

What is the skill that cornholers in Massachusetts have improved the most this past year?  Airmail...nope...defensive play...not really.  Topping this list is the ability to find lightly publicized tournaments in the area.  There were way too many familiar faces at the Northeast Country Music Cornhole Tournament to label this a secret tournament!  The last minute arrival of the Dirty Dots to play spoilers altered the competitive landscape to be a good-sized group from the Bunting Club Bunch and two Boston Cornhole heavyweights.  Unfortunately, the Dots handed Keith Lessard and me our first loss in our very first match!  Maybe this was a lucky draw as it forced us to come off the canvas in the loser's bracket and become more accustomed to the corn bags in a tournament that definitely had an "away game" feel.  Subsequently, the Dots dropped a match to Sarge and a new partner...a regular partner of his was in attendance happily playing the role of cheerleader...

Forget a 1-2 finish, I was wondering if the four of us were going to have to sneak out of there with paper bags over our heads.  Ok, R-E-L-A-X!  Being in Billerica, we were bound to find a happy ending one way or another.  The inevitable rematch with the Dots was a close one, but a big round by Keith turned the tide and I was able to "Lance" them with a walk-off four bagger.  With the toughest matches behind us, it was cruise control until completing the double-dip victory in a very competitive final two matches!

All in all, a very good tournament put on by Chris Doyle and the Northeast Country Music group.  Combining cornhole and other forms of entertainment is the next step in the rise of cornhole in our area.  Scarlett Drive rockin' the house and the presence of Wicked Cornhole gave this more of an event feel than just a tournament.  We look forward to future events! 

Lance-y Babe fillin' the hole in North Reading!

posted Dec 6, 2014, 6:13 AM by Boston Cornhole

ACO Turkeyhole Winner - Lance Madden

If you're not one of the six regulars (and you're probably not), then you are unaware of the run Lance has been on lately at Great American Tavern in North Reading.  He has won in his past three outings including finishing the past two with walk-off four baggers!  The only thing more impressive than his play has been his "Going to Disneyworld-esque" celebrations!  Kudos to Lance as he has put in hours of practice.  His latest victory has earned him his first ACO Season X Regional win and possibly the moniker "Best Player from Woburn???"

Join us on Tuesdays at GAT for doubles, singles, and maybe some skinny board action!  All levels are welcome!

Election Day Cornhole this Tuesday at Great American Tavern!

posted Nov 3, 2014, 8:04 PM by Boston Cornhole

Whether you like to pitch red bags or blue bags, I think we can all agree that cornhole is lots of fun!  Bring your bi-partisan A-game to North Reading for Tuesday Night Cornhole on November 4th.  Bags fly at 7:30 PM.  Double-elimination singles, blind draw doubles, or bring your own partner doubles...although Boston Cornhole is not a democracy, in the spirit of Election Day, we'll let you decide the format!  Last Man Standing to follow tournament play.

Just $5 to play and FREE for ACO members.  GAT gift card to the winners!

The WCL Regular Season is a Wrap!

posted Nov 2, 2014, 6:14 AM by Boston Cornhole

Rich Queen is the WCL Regular Season Leader with 63 Points

The WCL wrapped up its regular season this past Thursday night in Woburn.  Congrats to Dave Moran and Roy Cuddmore as they paired together to notch their first wins of the season.  Rich Queen nabbed another 4-Bagger victory and completes the season 18 points ahead of the next closest competitor in the standings.  We had a total of 17 competitors qualify (play in a minimum of four tournaments) for the Championship Night to be held on Thursday, December 4th at the American Legion.  The format and prize structure for the Championship are still TBA, but it could consist of a singles and doubles tournament.  In any event it will be FREE to play for all who have qualified!  The table below lists all those who have qualified for the season finale!

1Rich Queen  639.00
2Mike Santullo4576.43
3John Moran4467.33
3Mike Rielly4476.29
5Randy Parker Sr.4058.00
Dave Moran408.00
7Barry Mahoney3766.17
8Lance Madden 3565.83
9Jay Fishlin3348.25
9Justin McKinnon3365.50
9Kevin Lowry336.60
Cory Aucoin33 6.60 
13Shane O'Hara 32 6.40 
14Joe Schroeder28 5.60 
14 Barry Harkins 28 7.00 
16Dan Wackrow275.40 
17John Perrotta 26 5.20 

Plenty of cornhole on the docket this week!

posted Oct 26, 2014, 5:03 PM by Boston Cornhole

The 7th WCL Tournament is Thursday, October 30th

After a week of vacation, I am excited to get back to pitching bags this week and luckily there are lots of options!  The week kicks off with New England's final ACO Hole-O-Ween event in Pawtucket, RI.  For those of you who missed the events in North Reading and Bridgewater, here's your last chance to score some October ACO points.  Bags fly at 7 PM; singles followed by doubles!

Monday, October 27th at 7 PM
Boundary Brewhouse  
67 Garrity Street
Pawtucket, RI  02861

The scene shifts to the Bay State on Tuesday Night with Tuesday Night Cornhole in North Reading at Great American Tavern.  All levels are welcome to take part in a blind draw or two!  FREE to ACO members and $5 for all others.

Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
Great American Tavern  
303 Main Street
North Reading, MA 01864

The week wraps up in the Wu on Thursday with Tournament 7 of the WCL.  It's always a treat to play in the WCL and I promise nobody will be tricked out of pizza like last month!  This is the last regular season meeting for the current league.  Please remember that you must play in four regular season events to be eligible for the league championship tournament.  Don't be frightened, come compete against the area's best!

Thursday, October 30th at 7:30 PM
Woburn American Legion 
194 Lexington Street
Woburn, MA 01801

Play in one, two, or all!

The return to GAT is September 30th!

posted Sep 21, 2014, 7:39 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 7:45 AM ]

Tuesday Night Cornhole returns on 9/30

After taking the summer off we are returning to the Great American Tavern on September 30th for Tuesday Night Cornhole!  A few differences...we will play with American Cornhole equipment with the goal of making Tuesdays the training grounds for ACO Season X (September 2014  - July 2015).  With that being said, all ACO Season X members ($25) may play for FREE through 2014!  $5/person for non-members; gift cards to the winners.  If we need to schedule a points-earning ACO event on a Tuesday, then the standard ACO entry fees will apply with 70% cash payout.  There may only be a maximum of one singles and one doubles points-earning event per month.

ACO Tuesday Night Cornhole Details
  • $5/person or FREE to ACO Members through 2014 - OPEN to ALL PLAYERS
  • Weekly Double-elimination blind draw tournament (format subject to change)
  • Gift Cards to the winning team
  • Possibility of second tournament (time permitting)
  • Money Shot!
Bags fly at 7:30 PM.  Write to us at bostoncornhole@gmail.com with any questions.

Announcing the EXIT Realty Corn Toss Festival Tournament Format

posted Sep 4, 2014, 3:59 PM by Boston Cornhole

The EXIT Realty Corn Toss Festival tournament format will consist of group play followed by double-elimination knockout tournaments for competitive and social divisions.  To qualify for the competitive division, you must finish either 1st or 2nd in your group.  Teams that finish 3rd or 4th in each group will advance to the social division.  Teams that finish 5th and beyond in their groups do not advance, but are still guaranteed a minimum three games of group play.  Please note the following:

Size of the Field
  • The field will consist of a maximum of 48 teams
  • Current team count is in the 30's
  • Register Online today to avoid being shut out.  Day of registration will ONLY be allowed up to a maximum of 48 teams!
Group Play
  • There will be six groups composed of a maximum of eight teams per group
  • Each group will be allocated two courts for group play; all group matches are to be played on the assigned courts unless directed otherwise
  • Group play will be a triple elimination bracket.  The bracket will not be completed, but played far enough along to advance four teams
  • Teams will be assigned to their groups and given team numbers once they check-in
    • Teams with numbers in the 100's are in Group 1 and play on courts 1 and 2
    • Teams with numbers in the 200's are in Group 2 and play on courts 3 and 4
    • Teams with numbers in the 300's are in Group 3 and play on courts 5 and 6
    • Teams with numbers in the 400's are in Group 4 and play on courts 7 and 8
    • Teams with numbers in the 500's are in Group 5 and play on courts 9 and 10
    • Teams with numbers in the 600's are in Group 6 and play on courts 11 and 12
  • The top two teams in each group advance to the competitive double-elimination bracket
  • Teams finishing 3rd and 4th will advance to the social double-elimination bracket
Competitive Tournament
  • Twelve Team-seeded, double-elimination tournament
  • Four #1 seeds (group winners) will receive first round byes (randomly determined)
  • Two #1 seeds will have first round matches against #2 seeds (randomly determined)
  • The remaining four #2 seeds will have first round matches against themselves (randomly determined)
Social Tournament
  • Twelve Team-seeded, double-elimination tournament
  • Four #3 seeds will receive first round byes (randomly determined)
  • Two #3 seeds will have first round matches against #4 seeds (randomly determined)
  • The remaining four #4 seeds will have first round matches against themselves (randomly determined)
Payout (Altered from previously advertised to accommodate competitive and social divisions and more cornhole!)
  • Competitive Tournament 
    • 1st Place - $500
    • 2nd Place - $300
    • 3rd Place - $150
    • 4th Place - $100
  • Social Tournament 
    • 1st Place - $60 (entry fee returned)

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Cornhole Tournament is back at The Baseball Tavern!

posted Aug 22, 2014, 10:32 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Aug 22, 2014, 10:33 AM ]

BBBSMB Tournament - Tuesday 8/26 starting at 6 PM.

Want to play some cornhole? Join BBBSMB on August 26th at 6:00pm  at the Baseball Tavern for their Second Annual Cornhole Tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters through the Rodman Ride for Kids! First and second place winning teams will receive great prizes!

American Cornhole - From the Season IX Worlds to Season X...

posted Aug 15, 2014, 7:39 PM by Boston Cornhole

Rick Mayes and Cortez Hudson

Last month I had the opportunity to play in my first American Cornhole Tournament (outside of Massachusetts) while visiting Charleston, WV for the ACO World Championships of Cornhole, the culmination of Season IX.  A week full of cornhole and then some was worth the plane ride and met all expectations.  See some takeaways below from my trip and a teaser for Season X which begins in September!

The Winners

King James is not the only one from Ohio who sports a crown these days.  Quite a few from the Buckeye State took their talents to Charleston in mid-July for the ACO World Championships of Cornhole.  The opening match on Championship Night saw Ohio's Tom Bobo take two of three from Columbus Cisco in the inaugural Senior's Championship.  Up next was a showdown between Ohio and Kentucky with Rick Mayes and Cortez Hudson from Cincinnati rallying from a game deficit to defeat Lester Price and Dale Smith.  The Queen of Cornhole and King Of Cornhole Finals were an all-Ohio affair.  Stacia Pugh, last year's runner-up, claimed her first crown with a victory over Christine Papcke.  While it's great that there was a "Queen" division, make no mistake about it, these ladies can play with anyone.  Open singles on Wednesday had 200 or so players competing for only four KOC spots and two of those spots were won by Christine and Stacia!  Finally, in the main event, Jeff Reynolds played a nearly perfect decisive match to complete his victory over Adam Hissner.

Cornhole Bootcamp

Cornhole bootcamp is the only way I can describe a week full of cornhole.  Win or lose (and I did enough of that), you just played more cornhole!  Doubles, singles, blind draws or pickup games, if you like cornhole, you would love the World Championships.  As I went from local champion to national dormat, the biggest lesson I learned is that I need to develop my airmail game!  Even with a rough record, my moment of glory came on the final day in knocking off the top seed in my Competitive Singles B group!

The Mini-bracket

As we look to grow the game here on the East Coast, we are constantly trying new things to appeal to all levels of players from round-robin play for extra matches, triple-elimination, or even separating players in to "A" and "B" groups which can create its own controversy.  The mini-bracket approach employed at the worlds accomplishes all those things.  Everyone starts in the same pool divided in to mini-tournaments played on a couple of boards.  Some advance and move forward while others fall in to less competitive fields with players closer to their skill level.  This process repeated itself until three distinct groups were formed.  The KOC bracket, the competitive bracket, and the social bracket.  Look for us to adopt a similar strategy at some upcoming events in Boston...

Season X

It all starts again in September and we are looking forward to getting a full season under our belts in Massachusetts.  If the demand is there, we will also support regional tournaments in Rhode Island for this season!  The following are a few changes for Season X:
  • Season X Membership is $25
  • Frame Games (SCRs) are gone
  • Players will need to qualify for the World Championships 
Let's get ready for a pitchin' good season!

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