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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!