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.
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Stadium Bar Challenger Series - Opening Night - Quincy, MA - Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
ACO Season XI Cornhole Classic - Pawtucket, RI - Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM
EXIT Realty Firm - Pawtucket, RI - Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The Cornhole Company of Cape Cod - Sandwich, MA - Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Sean Collier Memorial Fund - Cambridge, MA - Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Our winners from the South and not really the South
I love hosting tournaments in new areas and this past Saturday in North Brookfield was certainly no exception as we gathered for the North Brookfield Boosters fundraiser. Allyson Bulger did a wonderful job organizing the event consisting of vendors, a DJ, and of course, cornhole! Leading up to the day, the unpredictable weather forecast was making us a little crazy, but in the end it, was a beautiful day for the field of 39 teams.
The tournament results turned out to be a little more predictable as our Southern visitor, Russell from Kentucky made an appearance. Pitching opposite Russell was Jeff Bachand and if you haven't heard, Jeff is the reigning Massachusetts State Champion and the sky is blue! This newly formed duo enjoyed an undefeated day on the way to the winner's circle. Just as impressive, the champs went on a small shopping spree with their winnings supporting the event's vendors; a classy move that did not go unnoticed. In second place was Alex and Jose from the Sturbridge area. When these two get hot, they can beat anybody! I was happy to come off the bench and reunite with Lance for a third place finish. Apparently, Pigeon's honing device was broken on Saturday. Rounding out the top four were Charlie and Ron, a tough out in any tournament. On a bit bizarre note, the top four teams of the tournament were also first round opponents. Hey, that's the luck of the draw! We hope to return to North Brookfield next year for another great event!
Season X MA State Champ Jeff Bachand
The most competitive league in the nation is back with American Cornhole Season XI that runs monthly from September through May, holds a State Championship in June, and the World Championships in July. We are so excited to kick off the new season, we are getting things underway a little early at the end of August in the Ocean State at the Boundary Brewhouse. The goal this year is to rotate the regional venues and unite all of the area's best players each month in a single regional. Some things to know about Season XI:
1. The season will consist of nine regional events where players will compete for points (and cash) in double-elimination tournaments; singles and doubles will be played. The first tournament will be randomly seeded. Beginning with the Hole-O-Ween Tournament in October, players will be seeded based on the world rankings. Throughout the season, players may also earn points at ACO Majors; currently no majors are scheduled in the New England area. A player's six best regional finishes plus any points earned in majors will factor in to his or her final world ranking.
2. You must purchase an ACO Season XI Membership to participate. Memberships are $25 and may ONLY be purchased from a Certified Official or Director. Anyone participating in the Cornhole Classic in Pawtucket may purchase a membership onsite.
3. These tournaments will be very competitive. While all are welcome, the level of competition will be much different than the blind draws that are held in the area. But hey, we had a longshot win the Massachusetts State Championship last season, so anything is possible! The only way to improve is to compete against the best!
4. If the demand is there, we will also run a women's division that would require a minimum of two competitors. Rachel McCabe, Kara Ilkowitz, and Danielle Prew, please take note.
5. If you cannot make a regional, our friends in New Hampshire are now certified officials and you could play in their regionals. We will do our best not to schedule regionals on the same day or weekend.
Details of the ACO Cornhole Classic on August 30th
If you own a set of ACO boards and bags, practice up and we will see you on the 30th!
Saturday, September 5th at 9 AM in Pawtucket, RI
Sunday, September 6th at 3 PM in Sandwich, MA
Mo Cornhole, Mo Money! Who knew a backyard game could also be a good side source of income !? With Lance and Pigeon on the scene, I am happy that the biggest checks are cashed before any bags fly! In a white base, this shirt pays homage to the mighty greenback. Available in men's sizes M - 3XL. Available in women's sizes sizes S - XL. $15
The subtle switch of black and white yields this classy silhouette. Pitch in style with this colorway. Available in men's sizes M - 3XL. Available in women's sizes S - XL. $15
Lane & Cuccia are favored for the 3-Peat
The 2015 Fenway Cornhole Classic is less than a week away and here are three reasons that make the third installment an event not to be missed!
1. Will Scott Lane and Chris Cuccia complete the 3-peat?
Let me take the drama out of this by saying, yes, they absolutely will! I have seen my fair share of cornhole in the Boston area and good teams are getting better, but I think Lane and Cuccia are still on another level. Factor in a 2nd place finish in a competitive field in Philly last Saturday and these two are entering Fenway full of confidence! Don't get me wrong, I would love to see some hometown heroes walk away with title, but if I were in Vegas, my money would be on the Floridians.
2. Boston's Top Teams will be in attendance!
Big time players show up to big tournaments and the sold out field is littered with top talent from the Boston area. The 2014 Team of the Year (40 Plus), the 2014 Player of the Year (Sarge), and the 2015 Player of the Year front-runner (Larry Pigeon) are all on the guest list. Good luck defending the home turf...you'll need it!
Larry Pigeon and Lance Madden
Rich Queen and Randy Parker
Sarge and Shawn Ainger
Andy Gomes is #1 in the MA ACO Rankings
Just as a one-letter typo could drastically alter this headline, the smallest faux pas in cornhole can turn momentum upside down in this game. That was evident on Monday night in Pawtucket, RI at the area's only ACO April regional. Starting at the top, Andy Gomes and Larry Pigeon, played two matches that began as blowouts, but ended as nail-biters. The difference? Andy was able to barely hang on in their first meeting and Pigeon could not prevent his collapse in the second. Advantage and victory to Andy! Larry Pigeon was runner-up and Mike Lobdell rounded out the top three. Blown leads were not unique to the podium as yours truly blew what seemed to be an insurmountable lead to John Moran. I'm not sure the Ocean State's top-ranked player had a lead to blow on Monday, but that did not stop him from channeling his inner-Sarge and blowing his cool. Whoa, big bro!
The field of doubles was equally as stacked with the powerhouse parings of Pigeon/Lobdell and Gomes/Grew joining the always dangerous Rhody Brothers. In the finals, Pigeon avenged his singles defeat with an assist from Lobdell to complete the double-dip victory over Gomes and Grew. While I did not stay until the end, I have Andy on record stating "Pigeon won Cuz I sucked." With all this blowing and sucking, one might think that we do not know too much about cornhole in New England, but trust me, the level of play was very good with players from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and even New York! Now we look forward to the last regional of the year and the State Championships!
Grew and Prew avenge the Plymouth Implosion
For the third time this year, the final pairing of the day came down to Tim Grew and Charlie Prew against Larry Pigeon and Lance Madden. The South Shore duo took the first meeting at the Baseball Tavern followed by a double-dip defeat at the hands of the Northerners at Plymouth Memorial Hall. As the scene shifted to Woburn for the Bags for Breast Cancer Tournament, the story continued for these two evenly-matched teams. Between group play and the knockout bracket, they split four games against each other; however, it was Grew and Prew who won the final, most important match of the day for the victory! Pigeon and Lance took the opening match of the finals to force a decisive final game, but Grew immediately put up a big round in the opening stanza of the money match to change the momentum. From that point forward, Grew was on fire as he outplayed Pigeon and guided his team to victory! Congrats to Team Grew and Prew! Fortunately, we don't have to wait long for the next installments of this rivalry. The Northerners will be traveling to Pawtucket for the April ACO regional on Monday at the Boundary Brewhouse and then next Saturday, Sarge and Pigeon unite as the heavy favorites in the Burlington Cornhole Tournament. Be there!
All in all, a great day of cornhole in Woburn for all 26 teams that participated! We should also take a moment to laud a strong performance from the Worcester-based team that rounded out the podium in third place. Honorable mention to Sarge and Lowry. Victims of a stacked group, they cruised to the social tournament victory. A special thanks to Mike Lounge, Joe Landry, Kevin Lowry, and Mike Doherty for assistance in running the event.
Finally, something new...GoPro videos of the final two matches. It's a work in progress as the camera could have been closer. Nonetheless, if you want to see what A-Level play in Boston is like, check it out!
Bags for Breast Cancer Finals - First Match
Bags for Breast Cancer Finals - Decisive Match
Nicer weather and more cornhole!
We are excited to announce two new additions to the schedule in May! On May 9th, the show rolls in to Leominster, MA for the Vet Together Group Fundraiser Tournament. Keeping with our most popular format, the tournament will feature group play followed by competitive and social brackets! A great cause and one not to miss!
Five days later it's opening night in Quincy as the Stadium Bar Challenger Series kicks off! The series will consist of monthly tournaments and run from May through September. Participation in the series is FREE and prizes will be awarded to the winning team each night! We will also maintain standings and crown the top cornhole pairing in September! The Challenger Series expands our cornhole map south of Boston and with the Woburn Cornhole League, we now have two monthly events to improve and perfect your game!
Celebrating a "Rhode" win in Boston
Here we are more than a quarter way through 2015 and there have been some changes in the cornhole landscape. While home field advantage plays a significant role in most sports, it has been the road teams topping the podiums in 2015. Forty Plus opened the year with a victory on the road in the Ocean State; however, in both Woburn tournaments, they have had to settle for being the best losers. Rumor has it that Mayor Galvin has asked for the keys to the city back!
This trend is not unique to the top of the pecking order either. Lance and Pigeon have exchanged wins with their South Shore counterparts on each other's turf and are sure to continue to battle as the year moves on. The Rhody Brothers, Rhode Island's top team, secured their most notable win of the year...in Boston.
So what does this all mean?? It tells me I should probably stick to the secret tournaments with Keith Lessard if I wish to reach the winner's circle ever again! Seriously, it shows how much the game has grown from novices to the competitive players. While the cream of the crop is still just north of Boston, the walls are beginning to shrink with the momentum Litchfield Cornhole has built up in New Hampshire and the successful Monday night tournaments at the Boundary Brewhouse hosted by Ocean State Cornhole in Pawtucket, RI. To be continued...
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