Chris presents the prize to the Champs!
Everything seems to be going right for Henry Meng this week. On Thursday, he was a winner in the Woburn Cornhole League and on Saturday he entered the winner's circle at the inaugural Boston Crusaders' Titletown Tournament. Heck, even the steering wheel is on the right side of his car! And while I thought he had a strong partner on Thursday, he certainly upgraded for the Saturday tilt. Known as The Godfather or Boo (Uncle) to the Mill City Crew, the rest of the competition should just call him Daddy based on the way he played on Saturday. Congrats and we hope to see both of you at many more tournaments in the future!
Let's not forget the usual suspects as the field was very strong. It looks like we have finally found our cornhole Mason-Dixon Line in Dedham as there were several Northern and Southern Massachusetts teams in attendance including some new pairings of familiar faces. Happy to see everyone getting along! The runner-ups on the day were the Rhody Brothers who overcame an early setback to make it to the finals. Regulars at the Boundary Brewhouse on Monday nights, it looks like a HOLE lot of practice has paid off for the Ocean State Cornhole duo! Rounding out the podium were Sarge and Richie Queen. This partnership is the aftermath of the fall of 40 Plus. Sarge has partnered with the other half of 40 Plus on occasion and while a Queen doesn't necessarily trump an Ace, it was nonetheless a strong effort from this pairing by cashing a check in their debut.
And while the Crusader faithful did not advance to the final rounds of the tournament, I was impressed with how engaged they were in following the action. As the going got tough and the tough got going, all eyes were on the sacks flying through the air! My takeaway from Dedham is that the competition level in the area continues to rise exponentially. While the final outcome may not be predictable, odds are that the path to the finals may resemble a trip down the Ho Chi Minh Trail! We are so happy to have the boys from Lowell on the scene. They will force everyone to improve their play and force me to step up my sneaker game!