33 teams compete in cornhole

By Aaron Michell
Correspondent

33 teams took the field Friday to participate in the first annual Old-Fashioned Days Cornhole Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park. Despite the cool weather and occasional rain shower, the event was a success.

“We had a great turnout,” said event organizer Jessica Eising, “For [being] the first cornhole tournament, we had 33 teams and raised over $700 to go towards the Marion Elementary PTO.”

Cornhole – or bags, as some call it – is a game in which players score points by throwing bean bags onto, or into, the opponent’s rectangular board (with a center cut bullseye). 1 point is awarded for a bean bag landing on the board, and 3 points are awarded for a bean bag that goes through the bullseye hole. For this double-elimination tournament, the first team to 21 points would advance.

Competitors take the field to compete in the 1st Annual Old-Fashioned Days Cornhole Tournament.

Competitors take the field to compete in the 1st Annual Old-Fashioned Days Cornhole Tournament.

Brothers Trevor and Tyler Eising defeated the team of Ethan Russell and Nate Root to take home the championship.

“The tournament brought everyone together for a fun night of cornhole,” Jessica said, “Cash prizes were awarded to the top 3 teams, and other awards were given to the top married team, the top co-ed (not married) team, the top woman’s team, and top men’s team (after the cash winners – 4th place team). “Awards were given for the best team name, and there were also many raffle prizes donated by the generous merchants of Marion.” 

For those who missed out on the tournament this year, no worries – the Old-Fashioned Days Cornhole Tournament will be back again next year. “We are looking forward to hosting the tournament again next year,” Jessica said, “It’s a great event to get the community together for a fun competition to help raise money for our schools.”  

Results 1st Annual Old Fashioned Days Cornhole
Tournament

1st place: Trevor Eising and Tyler Eising
2nd place: Ethan Russell and Nate Root
3rd place: Lance Johnson and Derek Prielipp
Top Married Team: Ron and Toni Urbanavage
Top Women’s Team: Lisa Sembach and Lynna Eising





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One Response to 33 teams compete in cornhole

  1. Team Sports Reply

    September 5, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Well, this only shows how popular this game today. Look at those people who are enjoying the game and in fact, they are becoming good and expert at it. It’s not just about a tournament here but really fun one to enjoy with family and friends with.

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