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 League - Wilmington, MA - Thursday, November 8th 2017 at 7 PM
ACO Turkeyhole - Bridgewater, MA - Tuesday, November 28th 2017 at 7 PM
Youth Villages - Boston, MA - Sunday, December 3rd 2017 at 2 PM

Pat pulls Rank on the General!

posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:55 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 4:47 PM ]

Week 3 of 7 is in the books in Wilmington!

One of my favorite things about blind draw is watching partners square off against each other.  And with my 0-2 record last Thursday, I had plenty of time to sit back and watch.  If you are familiar with cornhole north of Boston, then you may know that Pat and the General are sort of a thing.  But, on this evening, the friends turned temporary foes were on teams (Pat Collett & Rich Queen vs. The General & Jim Nocella) that battled it out for the top position.  Down to his last toss, Pat swept in two bags (his eyes may have been closed) to force a rubber match and eventually complete the double dip!  With the victory, Rich and Pat join Pigeon with having a 1st and 2nd place finish on the resume after three weeks.  As expected, this has also tightened things up at the top of the standings.  The General and Jim also climb a few rungs with some solid play.  Rounding out the top three were Joe Sac and Nasi.

You don't need to be a league member to play...or have an impact!

After we drew for teams, I had Lowry as the walker, Lance and Phil, and Derek and Evanda pegged as the favorites.  But with a blink of an eye, I saw Evanda and Derek playing with by themselves, Phil and Lance exiting stage left, and Lowry lamenting a missed opportunity of playing solo.  All were shown the door by league newcomer Joe Sac paired with the strong play of non-leaguer, Nasi from Custom Cornhole Company!  Blasphemy?  Absolutely not!  The beauty of our format is that we welcome all comers on any given night!

Skills Challenge

We had our first tie in the skills challenge with both Kevin Lowry and Pigeon tallying a score of 41 earning each five points.  Dan Madden was third with a score of 30 which was good enough for two points*.

We hit the midway mark this week.  Come see us in Wilmington!

*You still need to show me more to earn a Board Klownz T-Shirt.

A MADDENingly Fun Night in Wilmington!

posted Nov 28, 2017, 7:53 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

Smiles and 5 Points for these guys!

Last Thursday was all about the turkey.  The week before that Lance and yours truly were barely able to pardon Pigeon and Pat from the winner's circle.  And Lance was not the only Madden to find the podium as cousin Dan teamed with Derek to round out the top three.  Luckily for the rest of you, the third Madden was MIA...Dare I say that Lance was the top dog of the family!?  Some of you cornhole OGs might remember the last time the blog started a family feud, so let's just chalk this up to Lance having the biggest safety net anyone could ask for standing 27 feet across from him!  In the skills challenge, Rich Queen was king of the skinny boards and airmail box keeping himself punching a tad above his weight on the leaderboard.

After two weeks, I am pretty excited about the league.  And no, it's not because I have a victory under my belt.  If you know me, then you know that I have never cared about finishing first and I am certainly not going to start now.  However, these trends are encouraging:

  • We are welcoming new faces each week!
  • A tournament podium finish will affect the standings as will a no-show, so keep coming each and every week!
  • As stated on opening night, as long as the top players play each week, they will still have an advantage, even with a blind draw format.  If the standings surprise you, then you also may be disappointed to learn that the world is not flat!
So what is the next chapter of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Cornhole League?  Come play Thursday and help write it!  To be honest, I really do not want to be using fowl language each week to recap the winners.  Bring your A game and land on the homepage!

I got 99 problems, but my pitch ain't one!

posted Nov 12, 2017, 3:36 PM by Boston Cornhole

A big thanks to all who turned out on opening night!
The author of "Lowry's List" with the Pige!

Look who's back up North with a gig!

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:23 PM by Boston Cornhole

Opening Night is Thursday, November 9th in Wilmington.  Be there!

What's been going on in the world of New England Cornhole?

posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:18 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 9:19 AM ]

A busy week of cornhole on the horizon!

American Cornhole Season 13: The Year the ACO "Grew" in Massachusetts!

posted Aug 6, 2017, 5:29 PM by Boston Cornhole

ACO Tournaments to be held north and south of Boston in Season 13...
Tim Grew will run ACO events on the South Shore

The American Cornhole World Championships from Owensboro, Kentucky!

posted Jul 30, 2017, 7:58 AM by Boston Cornhole

Cornhole, cornhole, and more cornhole...

Season 13 - New England needs more players and Certified Officials!

Tournament Tuesdays - First FREE Cornhole, now FREE Pizza!

posted Jul 29, 2017, 3:26 PM by Boston Cornhole

Bags fly at 6 PM on Tuesdays until the end of August

Just how special are 3rd Ave's Tournament Tuesdays!?  Well, as I sit here at the American Cornhole World Championships of Cornhole in Owensboro, Kentucky, I want to blog about Burlington!  Our Tuesday turnouts have been spectacular, so THANK YOU to all who have been joining us to toss some bags!  As well as things have been going, we are taking it up a notch next Tuesday as Nino's will be hosting an "After-Party" and providing pizza to all who participate in the tournament.  That's right, FREE cornhole and FREE pizza, so be there!

If you have been out of loop with regards to Tournament Tuesdays, here are some reasons why you should be making weekly visits to Burlington:

1.  It's cornhole!  Seriously, is there a better summertime game to play!?  Whether you play with us on Tuesdays (and we hope you do) or somewhere else, get in the game!  You will be happy you did!

2.  It's FREE!  Yes, cornhole is worth paying for.  But, even with modest entry fees, it can add up quickly if you have the family in tow.  And that's exactly what we want...bring your kids, friends, and neighbors!  Let's face it, a free night out trumps anything a movie theater or bowling alley can offer.  And of course if you really want to pay, I'd be happy to take your money!

3.  You will get better!  Play on a weekly basis and you will improve and improve quickly.  Last year we had some beginners who have entered this year with their skills polished.  And don't be intimidated by some competition, it only accelerates the growth process.  Come learn from the best!

4.  Great prizes!  Not only do the 3rd Ave businesses support Tournament Tuesdays, they also provide the great prizes.  Maybe get your hair did at James Joseph Salon or spend date night at Nino's.  Even if you don't win (there are some competitive players), 3rd Ave is still a great area to spend some time with plenty of options.

Convinced yet?  We hope so!  Bags fly at 6 PM each week until the end of August!

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.

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