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May 31, 2006

CORNHOLE UPDATE UPDATE

(Thanks to Charles Simpson, and the guys at 105.9, for reminding us.)

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Cornhole. Its really too easy and all the best jokes were taken the last 2 times.

OK - I have erased about 5 posts that were even too tasteless for ME (and I refuse to make a connection between cornhole and tasteless either)

cornholing and rounding up a bunch of men to help out disadvantaged children just sounds too much like well, ummm, NOT a good idea.

As a native Cincinnatian, I'm shocked and grieved to see such tacky jokes made over an innocent past-time.

I just hope that you all refrain from the crass remarks if you learn about a similar game known here as 'sheep-lubing'...

haiku:

a cornhole classic
the fans cheer, the tension mounts
the sphincter tightens

"Shae and I got hooked on playing cornhole right after we moved out here."

So this may be just fine, as they are married.

Or as it's called in British croquet circles, Zuke the Duke.

Kind of being serious here. Is this one of those north/south things - like how you give the finger? I grew up in the south and this was the smuttiest word I knew until I was around 17. There is no way anyone would have used that word in public. Did it have a different meaning north of the Mason-Dixon?

I mean, I've heard of corns being used in inappropriate ways, but I've never known them to have holes. That's just going too far.

(Tasteless, yes and I'll probably end up giving birth on June 6 for it)

I grew up in the South too, Fivver. South Bronx, I mean. Same meaning there.

A the risk of severe digital bombardment, what is the alternate finger-giving technique of which you speak?

fivver, et al: It means the same thing here.

Now, imagine you're a guy, you and your friends are drunk, and you have just invented this game wherein you toss a bag of corn through a hole in the board. What are you gonna call it?

And, if you happen to be better than everyone else you play against, you are, indeed, the Great Cornholio.

JT: I'm also in the Cincinnati area. We played cornhole Saturday at my daughter's grad party.

Ah, corn. . . nature's tracer rounds. . . .

Cornhole? Charity?

*Begins to worry that there is an alternate meaning to "Triva Night"*

Cornhole, or Corn Toss, is a game in which players take turns pitching small bags filled with corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a player reaches the score of 21. The platforms measure 3'x2' and are generally made of wood, although plastic can be a suitable replacement. The bags are generally 6x6", made with duck cloth, and filled with dry feed corn.

The game is said to have originated in Cincinnati, and remains popular there. In recent years the game has spread beyond the confines of the mid-west. It is also growing in popularity among fans of NASCAR � stock car racing, particularly those who camp at race sites as well as with college students in the Midwest.

Cornhole/Corn Toss can be played as doubles or singles. In doubles play two contestants are partners against another team of two contestants; in singles play a contestant competes against another contestant.

In doubles play, one member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other cornhole platform. In singles play, both contestants pitch from the same cornhole platform. All other rules are basically the same for doubles or singles play.

Every Cornhole match is broken down into innings of play. During each inning there is a top and a bottom round of play.

In doubles play, the top of an inning is completed when both contestants pitching from the first cornhole platform pitch all 4 corn bags; the bottom of the inning is completed when the remaining contestants (pitching from the other cornhole platform) pitch all 4 corn bags.

In singles play, the top of an inning is completed when the first contestant pitches all 4 corn bags; the bottom of the inning is completed when the remaining contestant pitches all 4 corn bags.

An inning is never completed until all contestants pitch all four corn bags.

On October 3, 2009 Chicagoans and others from throughout the Midwest will join in tossing corn-filled bags in order to win $4,500 worth of prizes. Along with the tournament spectators will enjoy cheerful music, appetizing food and drinks, and other activities for all ages. This annual event will bring nationwide competitors together in order to find the best cornholer around!

The competition will have 4 divisions. This includes Competitive Doubles, Competitive Singles, Social Singles, and Social Doubles. The Windy City Cornhole Classic is open to anyone and all ages.

The 3rd Annual Windy City Cornhole Classic will be held at the historic Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, IL. Even if you are a social player, competitive player, or just want to enjoy your Saturday throwing bags everyone is encouraged to come!

Register now at http://www.chicagocornholeclassic.com/

For more information please call 847.540.3177 or email info@chicagocornholeclassic.com


Cornhole is a great game for kids and adults. You gotta love it.

I love playing the game of cornhole!

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