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:  
Worcester Cornhole TournamentWorcester, MA - Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1 PM
Bags For Breast Cancer - Woburn, MA - Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12 PM
Boards for a CureNorth Reading, MA - Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1 PM
Vet Together Group - Leominster, MA - Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1 PM
Stadium Bar Challenger Series - Opening NightQuincy, MA - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM
American Diabetes AssociationLowell, MA - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 PM
Fenway Cornhole Classic - Boston, MA - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 AM
Danvers KiwanisDanvers, MA - Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12 PM
Norton Fire and Police - Attleboro, MA - Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM

The month of May brings more cornhole to Boston and beyond!

posted by Boston Cornhole

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!

Road wins trending in Boston!

posted Apr 11, 2015, 6:18 AM by Boston Cornhole

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...

Spring is here and so is cornhole!

posted Mar 21, 2015, 12:07 PM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Mar 31, 2015, 4:43 AM ]

Plenty of upcoming chances at 2nd Place??

Spring is here, the snow is gone, the weather is warmer, and there are plenty of opportunities to play cornhole!  Well, all of that might not be true, but the most important part surely is.  If you are looking to pitch some bags over the next few months, check out these upcoming events!  Not all are Boston Cornhole events, some may be subject to change, and new ones may be added...so check the website regularly!

Upcoming Events

This Game is Going Global!

posted Mar 3, 2015, 4:48 PM by Boston Cornhole

Kwidzyn - The Cornhole Capital of Poland

For the past several years, we have witnessed the cornhole explosion in the United States.  The sport is now going international!  The Germans are on the circuit with establishment of a national organization of cornholers.  Now, it appears that bags are being pitched in the northern part of Poland.  I was more than pleased to receive this message today from a gentleman in Kwidzyn, Poland!  #Boston2024
My name is Marek Sroka and I live in Poland in Kwidzyn. I work in Kwidzyn Sports and Recreation Centre and dealing with for many years, the organization of recreational events for the residents of our city. We play in different disciplines min: bocce, bocce on the sand, boules, boule la molle, mini golf, darts, horseshoes and more. However, when in December 2014 years saw for the first time on youtube cornhole immediately captivated and charmed this game. In January, the box has already been made to the game (8 pcs.) And bags of corn (80 pcs.), And February 28, 2015 was held the first historical championship Kwidzyna in this game. It turned out that not only I was fascinated by cornhole, but all (27 participants) was impressed and immediately everyone kept asking when the next tournament will take place, and some took longer to build their own boxes.
Cornhole is a great game for everyone regardless of age, and the simplicity of the rules allows for great fun and a nice active leisure time.
On behalf of the residents of a thank you for a great idea to get through cornhole are more attractive leisure offer of our city.
Marek Sroka
Kwidzyn Sports and Recreation Centre
82-500 Kwidzyn
ul. Sports 6

Cornhole Commotion will not be held in 2015

posted Feb 15, 2015, 7:50 AM by Boston Cornhole

We will miss one of our favorites in 2015

I recently learned that the Light Foundation will not host Cornhole Commotion this year.  After reviewing the numbers from the previous years coupled with a price increase to rent the Dana Farber Fieldhouse, they came to the conclusion that the event would not yield the publicity and funds that they are seeking.  I would like to thank the Light Foundation and Goodwin PR for providing the opportunity to hold such an amazing event the past two years.  Many have already asked about the tournament this year and some wanted to plan their events around it to avoid conflict.  While that will not be necessary, it shows the demand this event generated from the cornhole community and I appreciate it!

With 48 total courts each year, this was not just a Boston Cornhole event, but one only made possible with the help of some of the biggest organizers and supporters of cornhole on the East Coast.  I would like to give special thanks to the following:

1.  Jeff Bachand and Andy Gomes (South Shore Cornhole)
2.  Pat Ward (Ward Boards)
3.  Bob Youtz and George Hoffman (Holes for Heroes)
4.  Scott Laba and Shayne Coyne (CNY Cornhole)
5.  Rich Queen and Randy Parker
6.  Mike Doherty and Rob Doherty (Doherty Custom Boards)
7.  Justin McKinnon (McKinnon Cornhole Boards)
8.  Joe Shaughnessy
9.  Craig Gagnon (Craig Boards)
10.  Cindy Boutiette
11.  Keith and Kyle Lessard
12.  John Moran and Dave Moran
13.  The talented Carolina players who traveled so far to participate...and win!
  • The Eric Ryder Clan
  • David Biggerstaff
  • Matt Young
  • Derek Fateiger
  • Victor Ruiz

A Reading from the Book of Cornhole...

posted Feb 13, 2015, 6:11 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 6:42 AM ]

40 Plus defeats "The Gods" in Church

The last Saturday in January presented several options for those looking to pitch some bags.  However, the most competitive tournament of the bunch played out in St. Teresa's Church in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the First Annual Knights of Columbus Cornhole Tournament.  Our first big tournament of the year lived up to expectations with a densely competitive field.  In group play, it was big names taking some big losses and failing to advance.  Order was restored a bit in the competitive tournament with Rich Queen and Randy Parker of 40 Plus cruising through the winner's bracket.  However, strong play from Andy Gomes and Charlie Prew (The Norton Gods) evened things up by taking the first match of the finals and were on the verge of completing the double-dip in the final match.  Down to their last point, Randy Parker put up a strong frame to deliver 40 Plus to a 21-20 victory.  Amen.  The Dirty Dots, Mike Doherty and Rob Doherty, rounded out the top three.  While teams from Massachusetts swept the podium, the Ocean State contingent racked up a HOLE lot of losses!  Honorable mention is due to G2, Gus and Gus Bruker, who won the social division tournament.

While this tournament may be remembered for the dramatic ending, we should also recognize the arrival of some new faces who not only played, but were able to compete!  It was great so see the guys from Abington, Jose and Joe represented a strong group from Sturbridge, and a star may be born in Larry Pigeon!  2015 is off to a great start and the next stop is The Wu with the Woburn Little League Cornhole Tournament on tap for February 21st at the Sons of Italy in Woburn.  Be there!

Help hit your Boston Marathon Fundraising Goal with a Cornhole Tournament!

posted Jan 25, 2015, 8:48 PM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 8:49 PM ]

Currently booking fundraisers for the 2015 Boston Marathon

It's marathon training season once again in Boston!  For those of you running the race, that means weekend long runs have begun (or at least they should have).  For many, that also means that fundraising campaigns need to be in full stride!  For the fourth consecutive year, we are happy to offer cornhole fundraiser tournaments beginning at just $200 (2-3 cornhole courts).  While cornhole may not be as much fun as a 20 mile long run, it's a great, fun way to get friends and family together to support your fundraising goals!

If you are interested in hosting a cornhole fundraiser tournament, please write to us at bostoncornhole@gmail.com.

Two tournaments on tap to support Woburn Little Leaguers!

posted Jan 11, 2015, 8:06 PM by Boston Cornhole

Cornhole Tourney 2/21/15 at Sons of Italy in Woburn

Another large, 64-team cornhole tournament is coming to the Wu!  That means a big field, big cash prizes, and a lots of fun all to benefit the Woburn Little League.  This two-person team fundraiser features group play that will advance the top four teams from each group in to a championship or consolation bracket.  Register your team today!

Tournament Details
  • $80/team prior to 2/14; $100 team on 2/14 or after
  • Register online via PayPal Button located below
  • 64 Team bring your own partner tournament
  • Group play consists of 4 groups
    • 16 teams per group
    • Top two teams from each group advance to championship bracket
    • Places three and four advance to consolation bracket
    • Every team is guaranteed a minimum of two matches
  • Championship Bracket
    • 8 team double-elimination tournament
    • 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $500; 3rd place: $300
  • Consolation Bracket
    • 8 team single elimination tournament
    • 1st place: $200; 2nd place: $100
  • Payouts based on 64 team field
  • Group Play begins promptly at 1 PM
  • Pizza served during the tournament | Cash Bar
  • DJ, raffles, silent auctions, door prizes and more!

Cornhole Tourney 4/4/15 at Elks Lodge in Woburn

The Woburn All-Stars are heading to Cooperstown again!  That means once again we'll be pitchin' bags to help send them there!  The two-person team cornhole tournament fundraiser features group play that will advance the top four teams from each group in to a competitive or social bracket.  Register your team today!

Tournament Details
  • $80/team Early Bird Registration prior to 2/28; $100 team after 2/28
  • Register Here via the Eventbrite Page
  • 48 Team bring your own partner tournament
  • Group Play
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the competitive bracket
    • Places three and four advance to the social bracket
    • Every team is guaranteed a minimum of two matches
  • Competitive Bracket
    • Double-elimination tournament
    • 1st place: $600; 2nd place: $400; 3rd place: $250; 4th place: $150
  • Social Bracket
    • Single elimination tournament
    • 1st place: $150
  • Payouts based on a 32 team field minimum
  • Check-in at 12 PM; Bags fly at 12:30 PM
  • Pizza served during the tournament | Cash Bar

2014 Player of the Year: Sarge is in Charge!

posted Dec 31, 2014, 7:47 AM by Boston Cornhole

Sarge (Right) - too difficult to remove Lowry from pic

He is one of the better-known players in the area, has an unbelievably high winning percentage, makes his teammates better, and has been overheard dropping F-Bombs (C-Bombs too)!  I could be referring to either Tom Brady or our 2014 Player of the Year.  Well, this isn't ESPN, so let's give Sarge his props!  His loud, brash style and affinity for profanity may rub some the wrong way.  But, if it's okay for New England's beloved QB, don't hate on the guy in the sandals!  My first introduction to Sarge was an ACO Regional where he blew through a very strong field for an undefeated victory.  However, accolades alone do not make the POY.  Sarge does not show up for the money (well, not just the money), meat on a stick, or any other reason other than to compete.  Always a tough out, I'm happy to have Sarge come spar with us anytime!

In 2015, I don't see Sarge marrying a supermodel or knocking up an actress, but anything short of that would not surprise me.  Congrats on a great 2014 and good luck next year!

2014 Tournament of the Year: EXIT Realty Corn Toss Festival

posted Dec 30, 2014, 9:33 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Dec 30, 2014, 10:12 AM ]

Introducing group play followed by competitive and social divisions

If you have been playing cornhole over the past few years, then you know that the EXIT Realty tournament has been one of the better ones.  Therefore, when Sean Harrington called me for help running the 4th edition, I was both pleased and challenged to improve a tournament that already did quite well.  Fresh off a trip to the ACO World Championships where despite losing just about every match, there was always another chance to compete.  I had a new format in mind for Slater Park.  We are not world beaters in New England, but competitive players will always massacre the novices at charity events.  Twelve courts permitted triple-elimination group play followed by two separate tournaments (competitive and social).  The determination of "A Level" and "B Level" was based strictly on group play performance and of course, luck of the draw!  The end result was a minimum of three matches for everyone, more than that for most, and a fun-filled day of cornhole.  There were no early EXITs in this one!

Since the Pawtucket tournament, this format has been employed and well received in the Sean Collier event and the Amesbury Rotary tournament.  A simple innovation to a simple game...when space permits, we will continue to adopt this format in 2015.

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