Grand Junction Symphony’s 1st Annual Cornhole Tourney to be held Saturday, August 27th in Sherwood Park

July 26, 2016

Arguably the most widely-played lawn game in the United States over the last several years, cornhole has found a place in Western Colorado and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra has taken note. On Saturday, August 27th in Sherwood Park, the GJSO will hold its first ever team double-elimination cornhole tournament. The tournament begins at 1pm with team check-in at 12:30pm near the Sherwood Park picnic shelter in the middle of the park.

With the creation of a Grand Junction Parks & Recreation cornhole league, regular games at establishments like Edgewater Brewery, Old Chicago and the Palisade Brewery, and even a local custom cornhole board company, Colorado Cornhole Company, owned and operated by Grand Junction Symphony Board Treasurer Audrey Hamon, the game of cornhole is more than just a fad.

Cornhole (sometimes known as bean bag toss) has players take turns throwing bean bags filled with corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches a score of 21.

The entry fee for a team of 2 is $50 and there is a 64 team limit. Each team will be guaranteed at least two games. Cash prizes of $250, $150 and $50 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place teams.

This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) tournament. Since it is being held in a city park, no full strength beer or glass bottles are allowed to be brought in. Only 3.2% cans. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

A raffle will also be conducted throughout the tournament. Each entry is $5 and prizes include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, sunglasses, etc. from Palisade Brewing, Ska Brewing in Durango, Blue Moon, Miller Brewing and Coors as well as concert tickets and merchandise from the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Junction Rockestra.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 24th and interested teams can register online at www.gjso.org/event/cornhole2016, by calling 970-243-6787 or visiting the Grand Junction Symphony office at 414 Main Street. Upon registration, teams will choose a skill level of beginner, intermediate or expert, and the tournament bracket will be seeded accordingly with an option for two brackets depending on number of entries.

Don’t miss a fun afternoon of cornhole all while supporting the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, August 27th at Sherwood Park.

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