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 - October 18th - December 13th at 7:30 PM
Pigeon's Cornhole Classic - Tyngsboro, MA - October 13th at 6 PM
Pawtucket Pacers - Pawtucket, RI - October 20th at 12 PM

Get Ready for a HOLE lot of Fun in Wilmington!

posted Oct 10, 2018, 10:23 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 12:03 PM ]

Cornhole League begins October 18th

Yes, I am stealing John Moran's "corny" lines and will shamelessly borrow his league format too.  But, don't worry, I won't be growing a beard and hopefully I won't botch posting the standings each week!  Joking aside, one thing I cannot criticize is the Ocean State Cornhole League format that is drawing raves from Worcester to Pawtucket.  Multiple matches, multiple partners, and a format where every bag matters...I like it!  And in my not so humble opinion, the weekly sparring that goes down at Boundary Brewhouse is one of the reasons Charles Prew and Freddie Schulz have been nearly untouchable as of late.  Like it or not, the blog doesn't lie and the South has been trumping the North!  So, help me help you by joining version 3.0 of the Wilmington K of C Cornhole League!

If you are living that cornhole life, then you already know that there's no monogamy in cornhole!  Thus, it is very fitting that our partner-swap format originates south of Boston.  Check out the highlights below and the entire 411 on the league page.
  • $70/person to Enter ($73 with credit card) | 36 person limit
  • 7 Week League | Bags fly at 7:30 PM on Thursdays
  • Blind draw for multiple partners each week; minimum of 3 partners per night
  • 6 matches per night guaranteed
  • Bring Your Own Bags (BYOB)
  • 80% Cash Payout
  • Those paid in full by Week 1 are automatically entered into Opening Night Slide-Rite raffle!

So many reasons to play Tournament Tuesdays in Burlington!

posted Jul 15, 2018, 8:20 AM by Boston Cornhole

Bags fly in beautiful Burlington on Tuesdays

We are in our third summer season at 3rd Ave in Burlington and things could not be going better.  I could gush for hours about all of the things I love about Tournament Tuesdays, but let's focus on the top five!

1.  It's FREE to play - weekly cornhole the way it should be!  Bring the family, your girlfriend, boyfriend or both!  Having a good time does not need to have a price tag.  You may be forced to listen to some bad jokes, but that should not deter you!

2.  FREE Pizza - it's not just free cornhole, but free pizza too!  Osteria Nino provides the warm welcome and hot pizza each week.  Food on them, drinks on you!

3.  Low Key - No points, no cash games, no hassles!  Just come get at it for two hours whenever you can.

4.  You will get better - Just because this is a social event, doesn't mean we don't compete!  Play weekly and you will improve.  Play with and against some state champions and you will become great!

5.  Summer on the Green - Enough said.  Come experience it for yourself.  If you are able to win a tournament, you'll get gift cards to 3rd Ave's finest shops and restaurants!

Looking for cornhole equipment? Look no further!

posted May 28, 2018, 7:08 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated May 28, 2018, 10:53 AM ]

As we head into summer, cornhole season is in full swing!  Boston Cornhole has partnered with Custom Cornhole Company in Burlington, MA for all your cornhole needs.  Buy the equipment and brand we use at our tournaments!

Boston Cornhole Tournament Boards
Brand:  Custom Cornhole Company
  • 4'x2' Regulation Boards with 3/4" Deck
  • Black Boston Cornhole Logo
  • $225 + MA Sales Tax 
  • Allow 2-3 weeks for production
  • Local Pickup in Boston area

Custom Cornhole Boards
Brand:  Custom Cornhole Company
  • 4'x2' Regulation Boards with 3/4" Deck
  • Prices begin at $250
  • Email bostoncornhole@gmail.com with design information and we will provide a price quote.
  • Allow 3-4 weeks for production
  • Local Pickup in the Boston area

Pro Cornhole Bags
Dual Sided Bags from Custom Cornhole Company
  • Resin-filled
  • Slick Canvas
  • Stick Suede
$50 + MA Sales Tax
Local Pickup in Boston area
We will contact you for color preferences after purchase.  Allow one week for production.

Some things change, some things don't!

posted May 27, 2018, 5:25 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated May 27, 2018, 5:32 AM ]

Blake and Cole win their 2nd at Fenway

If you want something done...you have to score more than 17 points!  I would have liked to complete that sentence differently, but you can't always get what you want.  However, Blake Sparrow and Cole Mason did exactly what they set out to do despite mother nature's curveball.  Congrats to the Side Bar duo as they repeated as Fenway Cornhole Classic Champs with an undefeated run!  That's six victories in six attempts by teams from Florida at a tournament held in Boston.  That may be the most bizarre statistic in cornhole history!  Chris Baril and Scott Pelletier finished second as Chris airmailed them to one spot shy of the winner's circle.  The last step on the podium was claimed by Andy Gomes and Jeff Bachand.

Familiar faces returned to the top, but talent was scattered across the brackets creating the deepest field ever at the Classic!  Even without some of the top area teams, New England cornhole is alive and well!  And let's not forget my favorite team of helpers consisting of Raul Serrano, John Moran, Shane O'Hara, Chad Leverone, and JC Peters.  Thank you for once again making the Fenway Cornhole Classic a terrific event!  See you next year!

1st:  Blake Sparrow and Cole Mason
  • $500 Cash Prize
  • Two ticket upgrade to premium area for 9/9 game
  • Exclusive viewing of Batting Practice from on field
  • Scoreboard recognition during the game
2nd:  Chris Baril and Scott Pelletier
  • $250 Cash Prize
  • Two autographed baseballs
3rd:  Jeff Bachand and Andy Gomes
  • $100 Cash Prize
  • $50 Aramark Bucks
4th:  Brian McGee and Joe Regan
  • Heimlich Training

Strength in numbers may finally lead to a local Fenway Victory!

posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:53 AM by Boston Cornhole

The Sixth Edition of The Fenway Cornhole Classic is May 19th

There are tales of Massachusetts teams traveling to Connecticut and New York to win 20-hour tournaments against good competition.  But, there is also the disappointment of five Fenway Cornhole Classics and no New England trips to the Winner's Circle.  Perhaps the criticism is not fair as the state of Florida has fielded All-Star teams each of the previous five years.  Will they do the same this year?  I don't know as I have not yet seen the roster.  Regardless, I think this year will be different.  I even say this knowing that New England's top two teams will not be in attendance.  Why the optimism?  I have been playing more lately from the North Shore down to Pawtucket, RI and the depth of the cornhole talent is staggering.  With the growth in Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, a New England victory is inevitable!

Of course, anyone is welcome to prove me right or wrong as limited space is still available.  Register today and book your spot!  I have the utmost confidence in my right arm, do you?

Stepping Strong with Marathon Sports!

posted Apr 15, 2018, 6:57 AM by Boston Cornhole

The "Run Boston" Boards hit the streets this week!

It's that time of year again when runners make the trek from Hopkinton to Boylston Street.  While we certainly will not be covering 26.2 miles on foot, this year we partnered with Marathon Sports Boston and auctioned off the limited-edition "Run Boston" cornhole set on April 11th to benefit the Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation!  If you are not familiar with the Wednesday Evening Running Club and all the wonderful things Shane O'Hara does for the running community, check it out!

The Boston-themed cornhole set features silhouetted runners with the backdrop of our favorite skyline, blue skies, and just enough patriotism!  The deck is made with 3/4" Baltic Birch; construction and craftsmanship by Custom Cornhole Company.  Need your own custom boards?  Let the boys at Custom Cornhole Company set you up!

If running and cornhole is your thing, be sure to stay tuned as we will be launching our next Marathon Sports Pub Series soon...

2018 - The Year of the Bag!

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:31 PM by Boston Cornhole

The hottest bag in the game!

You might think a bag snob is someone who plays cornhole in a scarf?  Well, you would be wrong and besides, that's a pretty suave look!  The 2018 Bring Your Own Bags (BYOB) trend has created snobs out of us all.  If you are someone who frequently asks "Can we use our own bags?", then welcome to the club!

Is BYOB a good thing?

Admittedly, in the spirit of fairness, I was not an early fan of the BYOB option.  For every "tennis players choose their own racquets", I would retort, that the "tournament balls are all the same."  Nike and Wilson make great basketballs, but all NBA players must dribble a Spalding.  And then there is the issue of enforcement.  I have no desire to carry around a ruler and a scale, and I reckon that several of you may not really know how long 6" is!  Couple that with a New England demographic that condones cheating and I thought we were on track for a train wreck...But, our first BYOB tournament, February's Triple Threat Throwdown, was a smashing success with no issues!  So, dare I say that I was not exactly right?  Maybe, maybe not.  To be honest, watching players put wear and tear on their own bags while mine sat nicely on the shelf is what really convinced me to embrace the BYOB format.  For tournament directors, BYOB can be a very good thing!

The Bag Market is alive and well!

If you are reading this blog, then you probably do not need me to tell you where to find a good bag.  Nonetheless, AllCornhole.com has been our ride or die supplier for years and I have nothing but great things to say about Chad and his team.   They are also the manufacturer of the extremely popular Slide-Rite Series.  Take advantage of the April free shipping special and Buy Your Own Bags today!

A Monumental Win in Wilmington!

posted Feb 25, 2018, 5:05 PM by Boston Cornhole

President's Day Weekend Cornhole Style!

There's been some clamoring for this blog (ok, one guy), but it's better for me to be one week late than your girlfriend, so relax!  On to the cornhole...the NBA wasn't the only one hosting a collection of All-Stars on President's Day Weekend.  The collection of talent in Wilmington, MA for our latest installment of the Triple Threat Throwdown was daunting!  We had some top tossers from the North Shore, South Shore, the Cape, and even some interstate imports representing Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.  

Three Rounds of Singles and Doubles Play

Each three-man team battled to earn points with a teammate as well as the opportunity to shine solo in singles play with the hope of making it into the final four.  The first two rounds played out in double-elimination tournaments with an abridged, single-elimination final round.  These mini-tournaments featured blowouts, upsets, and some sensational play!  With a maximum of 30 points up for grab, no team earned more than 15.  Translation - we do have some parity in New England Cornhole!  After tournament play, the following four teams advanced:

1.  Lance Madden/Pigeon/Sarge - 15 points
2.  Tim Grew/Charles Prew/Mike Ferreira - 13 points (won coin flip for 2nd seed)
3.  Em/Shorty/Butt (Rice Baggers) - 13 points
4.  Freddie Schulz/Mike Ryan/Joe Regan - 10 points

Semifinals and Finals

It was all singles in the semifinals and finals; each team needed two wins to advance.  As expected, the 2 vs 3 seed matchup was very competitive.  While Grew eased past Em, MFer and Charlie were in tight matches against Butt and Shorty respectively.  Those latter two matches were highly competitive and some must see cornhole!  Charlie got past Shorty and MFer squeaked it out against Butt for the sweep, but it very easily could have gone the other way.  Prior to the other semifinal, Mike Ryan was overheard giving a very passionate pep talk.  While he fell to Pigeon in his match, Joe Regan got past Lance and Freddie closed out the upset with a victory over Sarge.

While the semifinals were dramatic, the denouement was over in a blink of an eye.  Perhaps a letdown following the upset, the four seed did not put up much of a fight as Grew punctuated the final sweep with a walk-off four-bagger!  Sarge, Pigeon, and Lance captured the bronze medal by beating the Rice Baggers.

And after seven hours of cornhole, here is your podium...

1.  Tim Grew/Charles Prew/Mike Ferreira
2.  Freddie Schulz/Mike Ryan/Joe Regan
3.  Lance Madden/Pigeon/Sarge

Parting Shots

This was a big day for Boston Cornhole and I am humbled by the turnout on short notice.  For me, it does not matter who wins or where you are from.  We have good players in Massachusetts and beyond, but rarely do we see them all in the same place.  But, on this day we did and I hope to see similar battles in the future.  Until then....au revoir!

What you need to know about Sunday's Threesome!

posted Feb 16, 2018, 7:31 AM by Boston Cornhole   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

President's Day Weekend Triple Threat Challenge on Sunday, 2/18

Wow, we are pleasantly surprised by the interest in our pop-up tournament scheduled for this Sunday.  Humbling to have players from every New England state except Vermont (have they joined Canada yet?) traveling to toss bags with us.  Hopefully this is a first step to establishing a series of events for competitive players in cooperation with the area's top cornhole groups.  I hope everyone got all the lovey dovey stuff out of their system on Wednesday because if you show up soft on Sunday, the competition will punish you!  Lots of questions to be answered...are GPC half as good as they think they are?  Is Pigeon really an underdog in the room he plays in every week?  How good are players from Connecticut and Maine?  WTF does Skull It mean?  This tournament should provide some answers and probably raise some more questions!

Being at capacity is great, but it does come with some challenges.  Time management may become an issue as the Knights of Columbus needs us to finish by 6 PM.  Please see below for some amendments and things to know heading into Sunday.
  • Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night.  Unlucky!  It should stop by day break, but please plan accordingly and give yourself enough time to be ready for a 12 PM start.
  • This tournament will have a Bring Your Own Bags (BYOB) option.  I am embracing the bag snob culture and approved bags will be permitted.  Please, no corn bags.
  • Each of the three rounds will be double-elimination.  BUT, first place points will be awarded to the winner of the winner's bracket; there will not be an opportunity to double-dip.  This amendment will limit idle time and help us stay within our time constraints.
  • To the extent possible, we will look to start the next round as the previous one finishes (3rd & 4th place matches / 2nd & 3rd place matches)
  • If we are running tight on time, the third round will be single-elimination.  We really hope to not have to take this approach.
  • Food options are limited and you are encouraged to bring your own lunch as it will be a long day.  We will also have pizzas delivered for $5/person.
  • All alcohol must be purchased from the Knights of Columbus.  If you play in our Wilmington League, then you may be used to member pricing; we will not have member pricing on Sunday.  But rest assured, they carry all the shitty brands (why is it so difficult for me to attract sponsors!?) that cornhole players like to drink; sorry Cathy!  Please note that it will be a long day, so drink responsibly and don't Skull It!
  • Please keep in mind that this is a friendly competition.  The Yellow Card / Red Card system will be in effect.  I reserve the right to assign cautions and expulsions if anyone is out of control or in the unlikely event that I am trailing in a match.
Once again, thank you for joining us, see you on Sunday, and have fun!

Pigeon holds off late Lowry charge in Wilmington..get ready for Season 2!

posted Jan 1, 2018, 6:12 AM by Boston Cornhole

The Super Six in the Wilmington K of C League

2017 has come to a close and so has the first season of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Cornhole League!  The league was a huge success and the table shifted on the final night; that's the kind of drama we want!  League favorite, Pigeon, did live up to expectations, but Kevin Lowry closed quickly and finished less than a point from the title.  Competitive play, skilled players, and of course, luck of the draw were all factors in producing our top six!

1.  Pigeon
2.  Kevin Lowry
3.  Lance Madden
4.  Pat Collett
5.  Rich Queen
6.  Jim Nocella

Oh, and there was plenty of solid play and improvement from everyone in the league.  Darryl had a very strong night during the "Threesome Experience", Brendan's play has picked up, and I even witnessed Chris Smalley put some in the hole!  Trust me, playing with the best will make you better!

Season 2

We plan to start the second season on Thursday, January 18th and continue for seven weeks.  I still need confirmation from the Knights of Columbus, but let's pencil it in!  We have a winning formula so much will stay the same, but there is always room for improvement!  Please note the following changes:

Removal of $5 Option - With pizza now being provided by the K of C, it will be $10/night to play for everyone and everyone earns league points.  There will still be the opening night offer of $50 for all seven weeks.

Response to Feedback - The critique I have heard most is that we had repeat partners too often.  Unfortunately, a random draw is one of the few things that is tough to fix and in my opinion, there is no truly fair way to alter this.  However, one week (Week 3), we will go with an A/B format to pair those at the top of the table with those in the lower half.  Spoiler Alert:  this usually benefits strong B players the most.  The best way to prevent repeat partners is to have more players to draw from.  Tell your friends and UPS drivers that tossers are wanted!

A little less Vanilla - In the first season, I only threw one curveball at you and it came as a shock to many.  In Season 2, don't always expect the high hard one, even if that is your preference!  We may also add more variety to the skills challenge each week.  To lessen the surprise factor, check out the tentative schedule below.

Tentative Schedule - subject to change

Week 1:  January 18th - Opening Night Blind Draw

Week 2:  January 25th - Blind Draw

Week 3:  February 1st - A/B Blind Draw - Players with tournament and skills challenge podium points will be considered A players and not permitted to play with other A players.  Everyone else is a B player.  Note, B players may still get paired with other B players.  I will do my best to ensure a fair draw.

Week 4:  February 8th - Singles Night - Comb your hair and brush your teeth because tonight you are playing with your self!  You will still draw for a partner.  Each partner plays in a separate singles tournament all determined by luck of the draw.  Your combined results from each tournament will factor into the awarding of league points.

Week 5:  February 15th - Skinny Night - If you are over 200 lbs, you cannot play.  Just kidding!  On this night we will host a blind draw to be played exclusively on skinny boards!

Week 6:  February 22nd - The Threesome - Resurrected from Season 1, the blind draw will form teams of three.  Two team members will play doubles and the other will play singles.  Who plays what is determined by the draw.  The combined results of the doubles and singles tournaments will determine league points.

Week 7:  March 1st - Championship Blind Draw

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