Official Organizations and Tournaments for Cornhole

Baggo, also known as cornhole or corn toss, has become an increasingly popular lawn game. The fun has spread like wildfire across the Midwest. If you have not heard of Baggo, you have not lived! It has all the same rules and concepts of cornhole (a basic bean bag toss game), but it features a much more convenient platform, especially for traveling. So, unless you have been hiding under a rock for years, it is time to come up to speed on the fun that is Baggo.

The game has become so famous that there are two primary organizations associated with the game. The American Cornhole Association was designed to promote the fun of the game. The organization originated in Cincinnati, Ohio by a group of dedicated players. It has grown to become the largest organization throughout the United States associated with the game. According to its website, the mission of the American Cornhole Association (ACA) is “to introduce our friends and neighbors to the game of Cornhole or Corn Toss (some folks call it Bean Bag or Bean Toss) and to establish more standardized rules for Cornhole or Corn Toss play around the country.”

The members of ACA work on a volunteer basis. Although they do have sponsors and sales of promotional products, the group does not work to seek a profit. Its sole focus is to promote and grow the game throughout the nation. It is famous throughout the Midwest, but the ACA hopes to bring that popularity to the east and west coast, as well as down south.

Because the family-friendly game is often played at your typical backyard barbecue, the rules vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Not only does the ACA wish to educate and inform people about the game, but they also desire to create standardized rules for tournament play. A ranking and rating system will allow gamers to compete against each other and different teams.

The ACA also lists upcoming tournaments throughout the country. You and your team can participate for a small fee with a chance to win big prizes. Here is a list of events you can sign up for, including:

DOTY FAMILY BENEFIT

Saturday, April 9th, 2016–2:00 p.m.

Village Cafe

5320 S DIXIE HWY

CRIDERSVILLE, OH 45805

Fee: $30 / Team

Registration and Information: matthinds0604@gmail.com

ACE In The HOLE Cornhole Tournament Benefitting CMNH

Saturday, April 16th, 2016–10:30 a.m.

Onalaska Omni Center

255 RIDERS CLUB RD

ONALASKA, WI 54650

Fee: $50 / Team

Registration and Information: http://couleeregioncornhole.com/

Main Street Heat Cornhole

Saturday, April 16th, 2016–11:00 a.m.

The Railyard

3 N MAIN ST

MOUNT AIRY, MD 21771

Fee: $15 / Team

Registration and Information: mountairymainstreet.org

Fight For The Tatas Cornhole Tourney

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016–02:00 p.m.

New Market Fire Hall

76 W MAIN ST

NEW MARKET, MD 21774

Fee: $25 / Person

Registration and Information: cmgregory22@yahoo.com

Ryan Bellows Bluegrass Bazaar

Saturday, June 4th, 2016–12:00 p.m.

Kearsley Park

1700 KEARSLEY PARK BLVD

FLINT, MI 48506

Fee: $5 / Person

Registration and Information: www.bluegrass-bazaar.org

DMV College Cornhole Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–02:00 p.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $80 / Team

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

Maryland American Cornhole League Singles State Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–11:30 a.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $25 / Person

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

Best Of The DMV Cornhole Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–11:00 a.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $40 / Team

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

Virginia American Cornhole League Singles State Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–11:30 a.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $25 / Person

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

Virginia American Cornhole League Doubles State Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–04:00 p.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $50 / Team

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

Maryland American Cornhole League Doubles State Championships

Sunday, June 19th, 2016–03:30 p.m.

Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 HALF ST SE

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Fee: $50 / Team

Registration and Information: http://www.dmvcornhole.com

2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament

Saturday, June 25th, 2016–12:00 p.m.

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

4100 KNOLLS POINT DR

GOOCHLAND, VA 23063

Fee: $40 / Team

Registration and Information: http://goochlandchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/2nd-annual-corn-hole-tournament-at-lickinghole-creek-craft-brewery-4336

MountainTop Boys Home Cornhole Classic

Saturday, August 13th, 2016–09:00 a.m.

Due West United Methodist Church

3956 DUE WEST RD

MARIETTA, GA 30064

Fee: $100 / Team

Registration and Information: richchapman@yahoo.com

Hopefully, a tournament is near you! It is time to get your team together, create a name, and start practicing!

American Cornhole Organization is the other group associated with the game. It has similar goals as the American Cornhole Association, as far as educating people about the match, standardizing rules, and promoting tournaments.

The tournaments are for teams of singles, doubles, junior, senior, and women. If you love playing this game, you need to plan your summer. Although trophies and complete bragging rights are cool, the singles world championship offers a payout of $10,000. If you are looking to make some cash, this may be the most fun way to go about it!

Make sure you practice your game. If prizes don’t matter to you, then go ahead and wing it, but if you are after that money, then you will want to brush up on your cornhole skills. Your form, arc, stance, and other factors will all affect your tossing ability. It is wise to purchase your own game and play as often as you can. While you are having fun and enjoying the beautiful weather outside, you are getting one step closer to being rich! If you lose … oh, well. At least you had fun and got to meet some new friends.

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