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:  
 
Tuesday Night Tournaments at Great American Tavern - ACO November Turkeyhole on 11/25/2014
Windham High School Baseball Benefit - Windham, NH - POSTPONED

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!

 PlacePlayerPointsTournamentsPoints/Tournament
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!

Tailgate Season is just around the corner...

posted Aug 7, 2014, 4:29 AM by Boston Cornhole

Are you prepared for the NFL season?

The Patriots kick off their pre-season with a matchup against the Washington Redskins tonight.  Before you know it, the college and pro tailgate season will be upon us and what better tailgate sport is there than cornhole!?  While Boston Cornhole does not directly sell boards or bags, we work with many quality builders who do.  Check out the updated Cornhole Equipment page and place your order today!

To "B" or not to "B"...

posted Aug 3, 2014, 9:04 AM by Boston Cornhole

There goes the neighborhood!

WCL meet Sarge!  Sarge made a memorable debut in the Woburn Cornhole League by partnering with yours truly to double-dip Rich and Shane and capture Tournament 4.  In addition to the victory, Sarge also left with the 4-bagger chip!  While Sarge brought his "A" game, there was some chatter regarding my "B" classification.  Is something rotten in the state of the Wu?  Well, not really...heading in to WCL 4, I had a sub .500 WCL record, fewer points, and a lower points/tournament ratio than most in attendance.  But, rest assured conspiracy theorists, with Thursday's win, I am back to the "A" group for the duration of the league.  The real question is...do we still need the two distinct classifications or is everyone now at a level where a pure blind draw will work?  Some food for thought...

With another strong performance, Rich has padded his lead in the Overall Standings.  With only three regular season tournaments left, it may just be a battle for second place!  Join us at the end of August for Tournament 5!

Results

 Place Player Points
1stMike Rielly/Sarge 10
2ndRich Queen/Shane O'Hara 9
3rdDave Moran/Roy Cuddmore 8
4thJoe Schroeder/John Perrotta 7
5thDan Wackrow/Kevin Lowry 6
5thJohn Moran/Barry Harkins 6
7thMike Santullo/Dave Scott 5
7thBrad Bishop/Mike Massiglia 5
9thJustin McKinnon/Barry Mahoney 4

4-Bagger Chip:  Sarge

Plenty of Cornhole on the Docket in the upcoming months!

posted Jun 29, 2014, 9:15 PM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 6:50 AM ]

Will these guys defend the title in Amesbury?

Wow, hard to believe that it has been about two months since my last blog post!  You might think that I have been trying to keep cornhole in Boston a secret...the truth is that the cornhole scene has been busier than ever over the past couple of months.  With the Fenway Cornhole Classic and Cornhole Commotion behind us, it's time to look ahead at some great events taking place this summer and early autumn.  Check out the list and get in the game!
And if you want to test your skills against the most competitive players in the area, be sure to visit the Woburn Cornhole League which meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month.  As always, all non-private and non-secret cornhole tournaments will be listed on the Boston Cornhole homepage.

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