Thursday, September 23, 2021

Wallaceburg squad captures title at National Cornhole Championships

A team from Wallaceburg captured the team title at the inaugural Canadian National Cornhole Championships, held August 27 to 29, 2021 at the Southshore Centre in Barrie.

The team, called the Wallaceburg Beavers, consisted of eight local players and competed against players from all over Canada.

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“The Moose Lodge #1156 Wallaceburg would like to congratulate the Cornhole players from Wallaceburg on winning the Canadian National Championships,” officials from the Moose stated.

The team plays at the Moose Lodge in Wallaceburg on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

There is also an open house scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Anyone interested is asked to arrive at the Moose at 6 p.m., with play starting at 6:30 p.m.

The upcoming league gets under way on September 15, 2021.

Also on the weekend, Travis Myers and Tim Santsche were finalists in the blind draw #2, while Mark Goode and Scott Gorry finished in third place.

According to Cornhole Canada, Cornhole is a game in which players take turns throwing bean bags at a raised platform board with a hole in the far end.

A bag in the hole scores three points, while one on the board scores one point.

Play continues until a team or player reaches or exceeds the score of 21.

Cornhole dates back as far as the late 1800’s and through the years variations of the game have been played like Bean Bag Toss Game, Horseshoes, Bull’s Eye and Bags.

The sport evolved primarily in the United States in the early 1980’s.

Most people play at the cottage or tailgating outside a local sports venue, but the game is now played at a Pro level with events being televised on ESPN in the United States.

Cornhole Canada was established in 2019 to provide athletes a structured environment for all levels of play.

“We will govern, sanction and standardize the sport. We are a registered not for profit organization with the Canadian government and the official sanctioning body for our sport in Canada,” Cornhole Canada officials say.

For more details, visit: https://cornholecanada.ca/

Top photo, from left: Jim Dodge, St.Thomas; Tim Santsche, Wallaceburg, Jeff Halcovitch, St.Thomas, Travis Myers, Wallaceburg, Jay Goff, Essex, Al Whitmarsh, Wallaceburg, Scott Gorry, Wallaceburg and Dean Lang, Wallaceburg, front row.

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