New England Cornhole Championship

New England Cornhole Championship

Cash prize purse up for grabs!

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    October 13, 2019

Congratulations to 2018 winners: Team Sons of Pitches with Mike Therriault and Kevin Morissette. They walked home $300 richer! Below are the top three teams who placed. 

1st Place: Sons of Pitches with Mike Therriault and Kevin Morissette
2nd Place: Cornhub with Robie and Tyler Wentworth
3rd Place: Bags Deep with Matthew Newell and Matthew Hamel

Next Year's Cornhole Championship registration will open January 1, 2019. 

Cornhole. Corn toss. Bean toss. Soft horseshoes. A game with many names played by millions across the world. But there's only one winning team.

Mark your calendar because 48 teams will take to Sunday River's snowless slopes on Sunday, October 13, 2019, for the 6th annual New England Cornhole Championship where a cornhole team will be named champion. Cash prizes are up for grabs along with bragging rights! 

Official Cornhole Tournament Play according to the American Cornhole Association 

The Cornhole match starts with contestants or teams of contestants tossing a coin to determine the order of play. The winner of the coin toss chooses to pitch their corn bags first or second. 

The Court
In doubles play, a member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the remaining contestants pitch from the other cornhole platform. The side that plays first alternates pitching their corn bags until all four corn bags are pitched by each contestant. The contestants playing from the other cornhole platform then alternate pitching until all four corn bags are pitched by each contestant and the inning is completed. 

Innings
Cornhole is always played in complete innings. For doubles, an inning is complete when the contestants pitching from both cornhole platforms have pitched all of their corn bags. After each side of an inning, the contestants examine the location of their corn bags and record the score. The points for each team and the innings played are recorded on the scoreboard.

Scoring
A corn bag in the hole (hole-in or HI's) is worth 3 points and a corn bag on the cornhole platform(in-the-count is worth 1 point. Play continues in this manner until a team has 21 or more points at the end of an inning. Cancellation scoring occurs when opponents hole-in corn bags and in-the-count corn bags cancel each other out and no score is recorded. To illustrate, if the first contestant lands two corn bags in-the-hole and two corn bags in-the-count and the second contestant lands two corn bags in-the-hole and two in-the-count, the score for both contestants would be zero as both corn bags in-the-hole and corn bags in-the-count cancel each other out. Corn bags in-the-count may be knocked off the cornhole platform or in-the-hole by an opponent or by that contestant's other corn bags. Where the corn bag ultimately lands determines the scoring. 

Determining Winners
The contestant or team of contestants that score 21 points at the end of an inning are declared the winners of the match. There is no requirement to win by two or more points. The match, however, is never over until the inning is complete and both contestants or teams of contestants have pitched all their corn bags. The match can never end in a tie and play continues at or above 21 points until one contestant or team of contestants has a higher score at the end of the inning. 

Skunk
If a contestant or team of contestants scores 7 points at the end of an inning before their opponents score any points, the match is declared a skunk and the contestant or team of contestants with the points wins the match. 

Not Just Any Cornhole Tournament
The New England Cornhole Championship takes place during Sunday River's annual Fall Festival Weekend on Columbus Day Weekend with a 'hole' lotta fun. Not only is this an amazing tournament, but it's an amazing time of year when Sunday River is surrounded by the Mahoosuc Mountains scenic fall foliage. Other events that take place during Fall Festival include:

  • Free outdoor concerts.
  • Annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Kids Games and Pony Rides
  • Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Mountain Park activities
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday Tent - The only place you can create your own Bloody Mary masterpiece
  • Chainsaw Demonstrations 
  • BBQ and Bars (duh, it's cornhole)