A litter under two years ago I wrote an article “Cornhole Game on the Road to National Sport Status”. At that time, my observation was that this odd named game, claimed to have started in the Midwest, had legs. Sure enough Cornhole not only has proven to have legs but it appears to have started to walk.

What is Cornhole, you say. Some call it Bags, but most call it Cornhole. It is a very simple game that everyone can play. However to become a Pro requires a lot of skill. Place two inverted 2′ x 4′ boards with a 6″ hole cut-out 25′ to 30′ apart. Each player gets 4 cornhole bags. Bags are 6″ square with a pound of fill – corn, beans, or resin, and you are ready to play. A bag in the hole, Cornhole, is worth 3 points. A bag on the board is worth 1 point. Opposing player can knock opponents bag off the board or negate any points by matching the toss. The game is played to 21.

Cornhole is on the move. Several months ago Cornhole: The Movie was released. The movie follows four teams of unusual characters in their pursuit of the National Championship. The book “Cornhole Throwing Bags In A Hole” by Mike Rogers has recently been released. The book is a historical review of Cornhole with background information on the characters who are influencing the game.

There have been a number of board manufacturers that have sprung up and several bag manufacturers as well. If you attend any tailgate party, there is a good chance you will find someone tossing bags at a hole. There is even an event called The King of Cornhole where all the Cornhole Pros gather in February to determine the Best of the Best at pitching bags.

Cornhole an odd name for a game is growing in fame.



Source by Ken Geers