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 or call us at (857) 225-2302.

Upcoming Events:
3rd Ave Tournament Tuesdays - Burlington, MA - Beginning Tuesday, June 27th 2017 at 6 PM
Boston Breakers - Boston, MA - Friday, July 7th at 4:30 PM - POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
Marathon Sports Summer Pub Series - Boston, MA - Thursday, July 27th 2017 at 6:30 PM
Winner's Circle Cornhole Club - Salisbury, MA - Saturday, August 19th 2017 at 12 PM
Fort Point Festival - Boston, MA - Sunday, August 20th 2017 (Festival at 12 PM; Cornhole at 2 PM)
Fenway Cornhole Classic - Boston, MA - Saturday, September 9th 2017 at 10:30 AM
The Arc of South Norfolk - Walpole, MA - Saturday, September 9th 2017 at 2 PM
New England Cornhole Cup - Pawtucket, RI - Sunday, September 10th 2017 at 12 PM
YFALS Corntoss Challenge - Cambridge MA - Saturday, September 16th at 11 AM
Sean Collier Memorial Fun - Cambridge, MA - Sunday, September 17th 2017 at 11 AM
Hidden Battles Foundation - Billerica, MA - Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Pepperell Youth Baseball - Pepperell, MA - Saturday, September 30th 2017 at 12 PM

Big Tournament, Big Venue, Big Success!

posted Jul 10, 2017, 12:05 PM by Boston Cornhole

Jayme, Tim, Charlie, and Pigeon

Thank you everyone!

The third edition of the American Cornhole "State Championships" came off without a hitch this past Saturday!  The decision to include all of New England and move it to Mohegan Sun?  Apparently a good one as attendance was up 150% from previous years and the competition was tougher than ever.  Prior to discussing the winner's circle, let's give some praise to all that played.  After all, this tournament was configured to appeal to 1-48, not just 1-8.  We had several familiar faces and some Boston Cornhole first-timers from CT, ME, and NH.  And if you are keeping score at home, these non-Bay Staters know how to toss!  We hope all who played enjoyed the day and that John, Lisa, and I were able to meet your expectations.

The Cream of the Crop

Larry, The Pige, Thavone...whatever you want to call him, one thing is certain, the King was in the building!  Once again, Pigeon soared above the rest.  However, the final was a hotly contested battle as Tim Grew put up a great fight in a match that was literally closer than the score indicated!  Rounding out the podium was Mike Ferreira (MFER).  If you're the guy building a list of the top players, here's the answer key!

1.  Pigeon
2.  Tim Grew
3.  MFER

In doubles, the result was not a surprise, but the path to get there was a bit unexpected.  Your State Champs, Tim Grew and Charlie Prew dropped their opening match to the unranked super team, Sarge and Em.  However, after that, they righted the ship and rolled off nine straight avenging their only loss and double-dipping Freddie Schulz and Mike Ryan in the finals.  Damn, momentum can be a mofo!  Put your hands together for New England's top teams!

1.  Tim Grew and Charles Prew
2.  Mike Ryan and Freddie Schulz
3.  Sarge and The Godfather

Last, but certainly not least, we have a new Women's Division Champion and her name is Jayme Carroll!  The youngest competitor in all divisions turned out to be one of the best.  While we still only had four compete in the division, the level of play was up by a factor of ten compared to last year's tournament.  While Jayme completed an undefeated run, there was a sense that anyone of these ladies could have been crowned State Champ!

1.  Jayme Carroll
2.  Tammy Downey Hampson
3.  Stephanie Bergeron
4.  Lauren Laflamme

Massachusetts, the cornhole state!

Yes, Massachusetts collected all the hardware at this event and guess what...the sky is blue!  But, that's not why the Bay State may want to consider changing its moniker.  In speaking with our neighbors, I was repeatedly given the impression that our cornhole scene is a thing of envy that the rest of New England wish they had.  Oh my, if they only knew!  Seriously, if you think about it, they are right.  From Lowell and the Ipswich Bay all the way down to the Cape, cornhole is everywhere!  States now look at us like we used to look at the South and Midwest.  And yes, this blue state is ready to join the big boys!  That was evident at Mohegan Sun back in March and there are opportunities in the near future to once again prove our mettle!  A successful event goes a long way in motivating the push for competitive cornhole.  See you in September for Season 13 and who knows, maybe something else too!  Stay tuned!

The Marathon Sports Summer Pub Series is off to a running start...

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:17 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 9:19 AM ]

Runners who cornhole or cornholers who run?

The opening night of our Marathon Sports Summer Pub Series that combines the best of both worlds, running and cornhole, is in the books.  The evening started as our group of 14 left The Baseball Tavern and headed out for a nice stroll through the Fens.  Many of us, including myself, had the pleasure of trying a new sneaker from ASICS, our event night sponsor.  Not only did the shoe provide a smooth ride, but also came with a free beer!  Thank you Chris!

On to the cornhole side of things, our tournament field included many novices and a few who may have tossed a bag or two.  Our seven team field turned to eight as Run Club Brat Packers, Mimi and Kelly arrived fashionably late.  Although running is a prerequisite, sometimes you have to break the rules and alter the bracket*....Please do run next time so that nobody thinks we are playing favorites.  And after a couple hours of play, Shane O'Hara and Michael Dunnigan made it to the winner's circle.  Congrats to the champs, but you'll now have a big target on your backs at our next meeting on July 27th!

Michael Dunnigan and "Shane the Shark"

Standings have been updated here.  If you are new to cornhole, we hope you enjoyed the night and come toss with us again.  Bring a friend!  Until next time...

*Fodder for that conspiracy theorist who I know is reading this.

The Competition heats up in July as Mohegan Sun hosts the ACO New England Championships!

posted Jun 12, 2017, 7:17 PM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 5:14 AM ]

July 8th at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT

The American Cornhole State Championships are back with a twist as the Season XII edition welcomes players from all across New England to join us at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on July 8th.  New venue, new players, and I reckon that we will see new champions in all divisions!

The registration fee is ONLY $30 per player to participate in all divisions:  World Singles, World Doubles, and Open Women's (if applicable).  You MUST register online via PayPal (Registration now closed) before July 3rd; there will not be any day of event registration.  You do NOT have to be an ACO member to participate.  Seeding will be based on the ACO rankings.  Check-in begins at 11 AM with tournament play to start at 12 PM.  Each event will follow a double-elimination format.  Schedule of play will be posted following the closure of online registration.  For more information, please visit the ACO Season XII New England Championships page.

Whether you're a novice, backyard bandit, or borderline pro, we invite you to come check out competitive cornhole at the casino!  Even if you won't be crowned champion, there's plenty of winning (and losing) to do at the casino!

Cornhole meets Running in our latest Summer Series!

posted May 25, 2017, 9:18 PM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated May 26, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

June 22nd, July 27th, August 10th







Nobody wins when you play for each other's money!

posted May 15, 2017, 8:18 PM by Boston Cornhole

A cornhole rant with some ideas for this year's Halloween costume...










Meet our 2017 Jersey Sponsors and Team!

posted May 6, 2017, 7:56 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated May 6, 2017, 9:12 AM ]

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Keeping the FUN in Fundraiser!

posted Apr 15, 2017, 4:50 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Apr 16, 2017, 3:51 AM ]

"Ringers" won in 2015...private the past two years.

Since late January, it's been harder for some people to enter the United States; I know some of you must like that.  Similarly, some fundraiser tournaments now have their own "no-fly" lists.  I know some of you definitely don't like that.  In the past few weeks, some teams have been refunded or denied entry for tournaments Boston Cornhole has hosted; one of them was even advertised as public (sorry Chad, that's on me).  Perhaps you are not aware and probably do not care about the negative feedback I hear when a team who knows nobody at an event (except me) comes in and wins, but I do.  Too often I hear "your ringers are just here for the money."  And sometimes the prizes are modest, but the complaints are not.

Private or Public?

When hired to host a tournament, the first question I ask a client is "public or private" and I explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option.  It's not always an easy decision, but the overwhelming trend is to keep most events private.  Private means no outsiders.  It does not mean that you can play if you live in the next town or that you can play because you are partnering with someone who does not play regularly.  It means you can only play if the organizing group authorizes it.  And to be clear, that decision is made by the organization; I do not make that decision.  But, if a client does not recognize a name and asks me to review a registrants list, I will happily do that.  If a client asks me to post to facebook that a tournament is private, I will happily do that too.  Each and every time, my priorities and loyalties are with the group who is writing my checks.  It is strictly business, not personal.

It's on EventBrite and Facebook so it must be public, right?

Nope!  Organizers use social media and the Internet for its original intent to get the message out and connect with friends.  Unfortunately, they are not aware of the unintended consequences of placing the deets in cyberspace.  Many organizers cannot comprehend why people that they do not even know would want to join their event.  Usually it's to chase cash, sometimes it's just to play.  And since Mohegan-gate, the trend of finding private tournaments in the public sphere will definitely continue!  I know our top Google connoisseurs usually check with the organizer prior to blindly registering for a secret or private tournament.  Probably a good strategy!

Doesn't it seem weird for a fundraiser to turn away money?

Not at all!  Yes, one goal of a fundraiser is to bring money in.  However, from Whitman to Wayland, nobody wants to alienate a core group of supporters  for a couple hundred dollars; it's just not worth it to them.  I have seen players such as Tim Grew and Sarge spend plenty on raffle tickets at events.  I would never question the generosity of some players.  Unfortunately, these are the things that are rarely noticed.  In contrast, I have received negative feedback on some players who I know are the most gentlest of gentlemen.  The bottom line is that some groups simply will not welcome competitive players and it is completely their decision to make.

Is there really a problem?

In my opinion, demanding to play in a private tournament is no different than barging into somebody's backyard and that is absurd!  But, if this is the latest cornhole molehill to be made into a mountain, then so be it.  The beauty of the cornhole landscape today is that you can play every night of the week and there are multiple weekend offerings.  If you do not like our rules of engagement, go play somewhere else.  Boston Cornhole will continue to provide the best service we can and run tournaments based on the preferences of our clients.

Lance and Larry lead a strong Massachusetts showing at Mohegan Sun!

posted Mar 5, 2017, 3:04 PM by Boston Cornhole

Lance and Larry topped a strong field in CT

I thought 2016 was going to be the breakthrough year for Massachusetts cornhole; however, contentment with disappointing performances at the Fenway Cornhole Classic, had me questioning if local teams would ever make it over the hump.  With Chris Cuccia and Scott Lane en route to Mohegan Sun, I thought we would see more of the same this weekend, but I am happy to be wrong for the first time ever!  Larry Pigeon walked through that door and Lance Madden played like the pro that I thought I'd be telling him he wasn't.  Going undefeated to win Last Bag Standing with two wins over Stranger Danger is a big deal!  Gracious in victory, Scott and Chris were equally as gracious with the silver medals.  And now, I cannot wait until their paths will potentially cross again in September at this year's Fenway Cornhole Classic!

While Lance and Pigeon flew the highest on Saturday, they were not the only ones from Massachusetts to make a statement.  Rounding out the podium with a third place finish was the pairing of Charles Prew and Tim Grew.  The duo suffered two defeats to Stranger Danger, but showed everyone else why they are the best team south of Boston.  And let's not forget the rest of the Rice Baggers who won some big matches!  In my opinion, this is the Bay State's most competitive group and regularly tossing against these guys is what pushed the champs to pay dirt.  If you are serious about improving your game, go to Lowell on Tuesdays or play in one of the Rice Baggers' weekend events.

The real winners...

Only a few cashed checks, but Last Bag Standing is a win for all who like cornhole in the Northeast.  Kudos to Mohegan Sun for taking a chance on cornhole and putting on this event.  Cornhole and casinos are made for each other and I am hoping that this event was a success for the organizers.  They priced it perfectly and offered enough prize money to not only sell out, but build a waiting list of over 40 teams!  Oh, and with that space, this venue could host some of the biggest tournaments in the country.  If you enjoyed the tournament, be sure to let them know!

Was this a secret or not?

The real story is above, but let's address the chatter from those who are crying foul and throwing shade.  If this was a secret tournament, then it was the worst kept secret in history!  With that said, from Lowell to Pawtucket and everywhere in between, any time this event was mentioned, it was always a "How did you hear about it?" and never a "Hey, did you hear about the tournament at Mohegan Sun?"  And yeah, it's because of the prize money.  While I have railed against this before, it's part of the game and here to stay.  If you are building a list of people who knew about this tournament and did not share, it will be a very long list.  Rather than be angry, my advice is to sharpen your Google skills!

Cornhole Doubleheader this Saturday!

posted Jan 16, 2017, 4:39 AM by Boston Cornhole

Play in one or play in both!


2017 is here and so is more cornhole!

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:07 PM by Boston Cornhole

The weekends are filling up in January and February...



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