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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
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!
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
Bags fly at 7:30 PM. Write to us at email@example.com with any questions.
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
Payout (Altered from previously advertised to accommodate competitive and social divisions and more cornhole!)
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!
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!
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 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!
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...
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:
Let's get ready for a pitchin' good season!
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!
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!
4-Bagger Chip: Sarge
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!
The first team randomly selected last Thursday night was the team that finished first! The pairing of Andy Gomes and Randy Parker Sr. headed in to the inaugural edition of the Woburn Cornhole League (WCL) as the favorites and delivered as advertised with an undefeated night and well-earned victory in the field of twelve teams. Second place went to the talented combo of Lance Madden and Randy Parker Jr. Rich Queen and Corey Aucoin rounded out the top three. While an "R" is the only difference in their first names, even less separates our champs in the individual standings as both sit at the top with 10 points. These friends will be foes on the 29th as league rules prohibit them from being teammates in the second tournament.
1. Andy Gomes/Randy Parker Sr.
2. Lance Madden/Randy Parker Jr.
3. Rich Queen/Corey Aucoin
"Nothing But Nasty" Shawn Renard is facing a tough foe
Win, lose or draw, the best part about cornhole is the extended family it forms by all who love to play. A diverse fraternity of former athletes, bikers with bad jokes, guys with too many guns, and all around good people. Shawn Renard, not only my "Nothing But Nasty" doubles partner, but a great friend is definitely one of us! Unfortunately, Shawn was recently diagnosed with stage three throat cancer and is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Let's help Shawn win this battle and drop a four-bagger on cancer! We will be turning Tuesday, May 13th in to a "Nothing But Nasty" Tuesday! Please visit the Shawn Renard Fundraiser page for event details.
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