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Cornhole competition part of Amazing Week

June 26, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Teams and individuals will have the chance to try their skills in a Cornhole/Corn Toss Competition during Weston's Amazing Week beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dr. Lively Park.

The game may be called many things, corn toss, bean bag, bean toss, soft horseshoes or Indiana horseshoes, but for people raised in Kentucky and the southern part of Ohio, the game is passionately referred to as cornhole.

It has been said that the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky more than 100 years ago.

Cornhole or corn toss is similar to horseshoes except players use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided.

Organizers said the biggest reasons to play cornhole or corn toss instead of horseshoes or other similar games is that it can be played anywhere and everyone can play.

The cost per contestant will be $5 per player. The competition will use the official rules of the American Cornhole Association.

 
 

 

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