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:
Wilmington K of C Blind Draws - Wilmington, MA - Thursdays (5/3, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31) at 7 PM
Dream Street - Boston, MA - Saturday, May 12th 2018 at 12:30 PM
Marathon Sports Summer Pub Series - Boston, MA - (5/17, 6/28, July TBA, August TBA, September TBA) at 6:30 PM
Fenway Cornhole Classic - Boston, MA - Saturday, May 19th 2018 at 10:30 AM
3rd Ave Tournament Tuesdays - Burlington, MA - Beginning Tuesday, June 26th 2018 at 6 PM
Capron Park Zoo - Plainridge Park Casino - Saturday, May 26th 2018 at 1 PM
Greenlock's Clam Jam & BBQ - Rehoboth, MA - Saturday June 16th at 4 PM
NBPT Brewing - Newburyport, MA - Saturdays June 16th, August 11th, September 8th at 12 PM
Seacoast Extreme Country Fair - Epping, NH - September 13th - 16th 2018

Strength in numbers may finally lead to a local Fenway Victory!

posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:53 AM by Boston Cornhole

The Sixth Edition of The Fenway Cornhole Classic is May 19th

There are tales of Massachusetts teams traveling to Connecticut and New York to win 20-hour tournaments against good competition.  But, there is also the disappointment of five Fenway Cornhole Classics and no New England trips to the Winner's Circle.  Perhaps the criticism is not fair as the state of Florida has fielded All-Star teams each of the previous five years.  Will they do the same this year?  I don't know as I have not yet seen the roster.  Regardless, I think this year will be different.  I even say this knowing that New England's top two teams will not be in attendance.  Why the optimism?  I have been playing more lately from the North Shore down to Pawtucket, RI and the depth of the cornhole talent is staggering.  With the growth in Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, a New England victory is inevitable!

Of course, anyone is welcome to prove me right or wrong as limited space is still available.  Register today and book your spot!  I have the utmost confidence in my right arm, do you?

Stepping Strong with Marathon Sports!

posted Apr 15, 2018, 6:57 AM by Boston Cornhole

The "Run Boston" Boards hit the streets this week!

It's that time of year again when runners make the trek from Hopkinton to Boylston Street.  While we certainly will not be covering 26.2 miles on foot, this year we partnered with Marathon Sports Boston and auctioned off the limited-edition "Run Boston" cornhole set on April 11th to benefit the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation!  If you are not familiar with the Wednesday Evening Running Club and all the wonderful things Shane O'Hara does for the running community, check it out!

The Boston-themed cornhole set features silhouetted runners with the backdrop of our favorite skyline, blue skies, and just enough patriotism!  The deck is made with 3/4" Baltic Birch; construction and craftsmanship by Custom Cornhole Company.  Need your own custom boards?  Let the boys at Custom Cornhole Company set you up!

If running and cornhole is your thing, be sure to stay tuned as we will be launching our next Marathon Sports Pub Series soon...

2018 - The Year of the Bag!

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:31 PM by Boston Cornhole

The hottest bag in the game!

You might think a bag snob is someone who plays cornhole in a scarf?  Well, you would be wrong and besides, that's a pretty suave look!  The 2018 Bring Your Own Bags (BYOB) trend has created snobs out of us all.  If you are someone who frequently asks "Can we use our own bags?", then welcome to the club!

Is BYOB a good thing?

Admittedly, in the spirit of fairness, I was not an early fan of the BYOB option.  For every "tennis players choose their own racquets", I would retort, that the "tournament balls are all the same."  Nike and Wilson make great basketballs, but all NBA players must dribble a Spalding.  And then there is the issue of enforcement.  I have no desire to carry around a ruler and a scale, and I reckon that several of you may not really know how long 6" is!  Couple that with a New England demographic that condones cheating and I thought we were on track for a train wreck...But, our first BYOB tournament, February's Triple Threat Throwdown, was a smashing success with no issues!  So, dare I say that I was not exactly right?  Maybe, maybe not.  To be honest, watching players put wear and tear on their own bags while mine sat nicely on the shelf is what really convinced me to embrace the BYOB format.  For tournament directors, BYOB can be a very good thing!

The Bag Market is alive and well!

If you are reading this blog, then you probably do not need me to tell you where to find a good bag.  Nonetheless, AllCornhole.com has been our ride or die supplier for years and I have nothing but great things to say about Chad and his team.   They are also the manufacturer of the extremely popular Slide-Rite Series.  Take advantage of the April free shipping special and Buy Your Own Bags today!

A Monumental Win in Wilmington!

posted Feb 25, 2018, 5:05 PM by Boston Cornhole

President's Day Weekend Cornhole Style!

There's been some clamoring for this blog (ok, one guy), but it's better for me to be one week late than your girlfriend, so relax!  On to the cornhole...the NBA wasn't the only one hosting a collection of All-Stars on President's Day Weekend.  The collection of talent in Wilmington, MA for our latest installment of the Triple Threat Throwdown was daunting!  We had some top tossers from the North Shore, South Shore, the Cape, and even some interstate imports representing Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.  

Three Rounds of Singles and Doubles Play

Each three-man team battled to earn points with a teammate as well as the opportunity to shine solo in singles play with the hope of making it into the final four.  The first two rounds played out in double-elimination tournaments with an abridged, single-elimination final round.  These mini-tournaments featured blowouts, upsets, and some sensational play!  With a maximum of 30 points up for grab, no team earned more than 15.  Translation - we do have some parity in New England Cornhole!  After tournament play, the following four teams advanced:

1.  Lance Madden/Pigeon/Sarge - 15 points
2.  Tim Grew/Charles Prew/Mike Ferreira - 13 points (won coin flip for 2nd seed)
3.  Em/Shorty/Butt (Rice Baggers) - 13 points
4.  Freddie Schulz/Mike Ryan/Joe Regan - 10 points

Semifinals and Finals

It was all singles in the semifinals and finals; each team needed two wins to advance.  As expected, the 2 vs 3 seed matchup was very competitive.  While Grew eased past Em, MFer and Charlie were in tight matches against Butt and Shorty respectively.  Those latter two matches were highly competitive and some must see cornhole!  Charlie got past Shorty and MFer squeaked it out against Butt for the sweep, but it very easily could have gone the other way.  Prior to the other semifinal, Mike Ryan was overheard giving a very passionate pep talk.  While he fell to Pigeon in his match, Joe Regan got past Lance and Freddie closed out the upset with a victory over Sarge.

While the semifinals were dramatic, the denouement was over in a blink of an eye.  Perhaps a letdown following the upset, the four seed did not put up much of a fight as Grew punctuated the final sweep with a walk-off four-bagger!  Sarge, Pigeon, and Lance captured the bronze medal by beating the Rice Baggers.

And after seven hours of cornhole, here is your podium...

1.  Tim Grew/Charles Prew/Mike Ferreira
2.  Freddie Schulz/Mike Ryan/Joe Regan
3.  Lance Madden/Pigeon/Sarge

Parting Shots

This was a big day for Boston Cornhole and I am humbled by the turnout on short notice.  For me, it does not matter who wins or where you are from.  We have good players in Massachusetts and beyond, but rarely do we see them all in the same place.  But, on this day we did and I hope to see similar battles in the future.  Until then....au revoir!

What you need to know about Sunday's Threesome!

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:31 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

President's Day Weekend Triple Threat Challenge on Sunday, 2/18

Wow, we are pleasantly surprised by the interest in our pop-up tournament scheduled for this Sunday.  Humbling to have players from every New England state except Vermont (have they joined Canada yet?) traveling to toss bags with us.  Hopefully this is a first step to establishing a series of events for competitive players in cooperation with the area's top cornhole groups.  I hope everyone got all the lovey dovey stuff out of their system on Wednesday because if you show up soft on Sunday, the competition will punish you!  Lots of questions to be answered...are GPC half as good as they think they are?  Is Pigeon really an underdog in the room he plays in every week?  How good are players from Connecticut and Maine?  WTF does Skull It mean?  This tournament should provide some answers and probably raise some more questions!

Being at capacity is great, but it does come with some challenges.  Time management may become an issue as the Knights of Columbus needs us to finish by 6 PM.  Please see below for some amendments and things to know heading into Sunday.
  • Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night.  Unlucky!  It should stop by day break, but please plan accordingly and give yourself enough time to be ready for a 12 PM start.
  • This tournament will have a Bring Your Own Bags (BYOB) option.  I am embracing the bag snob culture and approved bags will be permitted.  Please, no corn bags.
  • Each of the three rounds will be double-elimination.  BUT, first place points will be awarded to the winner of the winner's bracket; there will not be an opportunity to double-dip.  This amendment will limit idle time and help us stay within our time constraints.
  • To the extent possible, we will look to start the next round as the previous one finishes (3rd & 4th place matches / 2nd & 3rd place matches)
  • If we are running tight on time, the third round will be single-elimination.  We really hope to not have to take this approach.
  • Food options are limited and you are encouraged to bring your own lunch as it will be a long day.  We will also have pizzas delivered for $5/person.
  • All alcohol must be purchased from the Knights of Columbus.  If you play in our Wilmington League, then you may be used to member pricing; we will not have member pricing on Sunday.  But rest assured, they carry all the shitty brands (why is it so difficult for me to attract sponsors!?) that cornhole players like to drink; sorry Cathy!  Please note that it will be a long day, so drink responsibly and don't Skull It!
  • Please keep in mind that this is a friendly competition.  The Yellow Card / Red Card system will be in effect.  I reserve the right to assign cautions and expulsions if anyone is out of control or in the unlikely event that I am trailing in a match.
Once again, thank you for joining us, see you on Sunday, and have fun!

Pigeon holds off late Lowry charge in Wilmington..get ready for Season 2!

posted Jan 1, 2018, 6:12 AM by Boston Cornhole

The Super Six in the Wilmington K of C League

2017 has come to a close and so has the first season of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Cornhole League!  The league was a huge success and the table shifted on the final night; that's the kind of drama we want!  League favorite, Pigeon, did live up to expectations, but Kevin Lowry closed quickly and finished less than a point from the title.  Competitive play, skilled players, and of course, luck of the draw were all factors in producing our top six!

1.  Pigeon
2.  Kevin Lowry
3.  Lance Madden
4.  Pat Collett
5.  Rich Queen
6.  Jim Nocella

Oh, and there was plenty of solid play and improvement from everyone in the league.  Darryl had a very strong night during the "Threesome Experience", Brendan's play has picked up, and I even witnessed Chris Smalley put some in the hole!  Trust me, playing with the best will make you better!

Season 2

We plan to start the second season on Thursday, January 18th and continue for seven weeks.  I still need confirmation from the Knights of Columbus, but let's pencil it in!  We have a winning formula so much will stay the same, but there is always room for improvement!  Please note the following changes:

Removal of $5 Option - With pizza now being provided by the K of C, it will be $10/night to play for everyone and everyone earns league points.  There will still be the opening night offer of $50 for all seven weeks.

Response to Feedback - The critique I have heard most is that we had repeat partners too often.  Unfortunately, a random draw is one of the few things that is tough to fix and in my opinion, there is no truly fair way to alter this.  However, one week (Week 3), we will go with an A/B format to pair those at the top of the table with those in the lower half.  Spoiler Alert:  this usually benefits strong B players the most.  The best way to prevent repeat partners is to have more players to draw from.  Tell your friends and UPS drivers that tossers are wanted!

A little less Vanilla - In the first season, I only threw one curveball at you and it came as a shock to many.  In Season 2, don't always expect the high hard one, even if that is your preference!  We may also add more variety to the skills challenge each week.  To lessen the surprise factor, check out the tentative schedule below.

Tentative Schedule - subject to change

Week 1:  January 18th - Opening Night Blind Draw

Week 2:  January 25th - Blind Draw

Week 3:  February 1st - A/B Blind Draw - Players with tournament and skills challenge podium points will be considered A players and not permitted to play with other A players.  Everyone else is a B player.  Note, B players may still get paired with other B players.  I will do my best to ensure a fair draw.

Week 4:  February 8th - Singles Night - Comb your hair and brush your teeth because tonight you are playing with your self!  You will still draw for a partner.  Each partner plays in a separate singles tournament all determined by luck of the draw.  Your combined results from each tournament will factor into the awarding of league points.

Week 5:  February 15th - Skinny Night - If you are over 200 lbs, you cannot play.  Just kidding!  On this night we will host a blind draw to be played exclusively on skinny boards!

Week 6:  February 22nd - The Threesome - Resurrected from Season 1, the blind draw will form teams of three.  Two team members will play doubles and the other will play singles.  Who plays what is determined by the draw.  The combined results of the doubles and singles tournaments will determine league points.

Week 7:  March 1st - Championship Blind Draw

2017 was Tim's Time!

posted Dec 31, 2017, 8:33 AM by Boston Cornhole

2017 Boston Cornhole Player of the Year

He may not be as good as he thinks he is, but confidence is no reason to penalize anyone; especially someone who has a 2017 resume like our Player of the Year, Tim Grew.  With both ACO and ACL tournaments now in New England, there are more opportunities to play competitive singles.  Tim has not only played in these events, but he usually wins them and is ALWAYS looking to compete.  At the 2017 ACO New England Championships, Tim finished a close second to a former POY.  In doubles, he partnered with last year's POY for one of the most dominant seasons on record.  ACO New England Doubles Champion, part of the Team of the Year, Player of the Year...and a first time father.  Congrats on an amazing year!

Honorable Mention

Pigeon - Let's face it, the Phenom could win this title every year.  The former POY won the singles division at the ACO New England Championships and would still be considered the favorite in just about any tournament he enters.  Over the past two months in Wilmington, he has shown that he is a tough out with any partner.

Charles Prew - Last year's POY had another great year.  He also had ACO and ACL regional victories and once again won the Ocean State Cornhole League.  Very impressive, but this year he gives way to his cornhole BFF.

Mike Ferreira - In Owensboro, Kentucky, MFer was on a mission to prove that he could compete with the nation's best and he fared pretty well.  Back home, MFer is the guy nobody wants to play unless it is in the finals.  The game is there, the only thing missing for Mike are the wins.  I think that changes in 2018!

Kevin Lowry - Just kidding.  Hey, I am still sour that I didn't even make it on to Lowry's List earlier in the year.  Seriously, Kevin is playing very well and when he is on, he's on!  He also has some innovative ideas to push this game forward.  Keep tossing!

Prew and Grew are better than you!

posted Dec 30, 2017, 7:57 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

Charles Prew and Tim Grew compose the 2017 Team of the Year
You can't make these guys choke!
New England Champs
They bring the heat!

The Gamble at Mohegan Sun!

posted Dec 30, 2017, 6:19 AM by Boston Cornhole

The 2017 ACO New England Championships is the tournament of the year!
Big performances on the big stage!

2017 - The Year in Review

posted Dec 29, 2017, 10:00 AM by Boston Cornhole

Au revoir...

RIP Danny Talbot

Massachusetts is Titletown!

Missing you Jim!

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