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Cindy Chadderton and Geoff Bertkau of CDW are your 2015 Champs.

final4-1The winning team changed, but not the company as Cindy Chadderton and Geoff Bertkau (Too Corny to Care) gave CDW their second straight Cornhole championship by going undefeated in the double elimination tournament. It was a dominating night for CDW as Chadderton and Bertkau defeated fellow CDW participants Dan Whipple and Joe Porembas (Corny All The Time) in the finals after Corny All the Time had defeated another CDW team (Sons of Pitches – Dan Marra and Chris Stacey) in the finals of the losers’ bracket. BIC’s David Gray and Andrew Kush (BIC Corn Roilers) cracked CDW’s stranglehold on the top with a fourth place finish with a loud and and enthusiastic band of BIC participants on hand. CDW also managed a tie for fifth with TEAM, Inc. as the Holy Bagmen (Tim Smith and Rick Allain) tied TEAM’s Jeff and Sue Westine. TEAM, won the initial Cornhole tournament in 2012.

Team Photos:

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Complete Cornhole Results

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The cost for individual Cornhole teams not covered by a full company registration is $75.00. You must register each of your teams even if you did a full registration. We reserve the right to limit the number of teams from any one company based on event capacity. Companies are guaranteed their full team registrations as long as they register in a timely fashion. Additional slots will be awarded proportionally for fairness to all companies, but timeliness of registration is a factor.

Cornhole is far from a simple bean bag toss! What was once an very informal kids game has now evolved into a competition that is sweeping the country and has even spawned its own national association – the American Cornhole Association. Their website provides this background information:

What is Cornhole?

It has been called many things, Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, but to many of us born and 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 over 100 years ago. The truth is, who really knows, but the game is great fun for all ages and can be played anywhere! Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you 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. The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

Corporate Cup Cornhole:

We are pleased to have added Cornhole, and we want to thank Chris Sansone and the students at O’Brien Tech in Ansonia who built the boards for us. We will be playing doubles and here are some simple guidelines from ACA to help you in your planning:

Singles Or Doubles Play: 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 of 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.

Innings: Every Cornhole / Corn Toss 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.

Value Of The Corn Bag: 1. Corn Bag In-The-Hole – A corn bag in-the-hole (or Hole-In) is a corn bag which is thrown through the hole in the cornhole platform or otherwise comes to rest inside the cornhole platform (knocked in by another player or an act of God). A corn bag in-the-hole has a value of three points. 2. Corn Bag In-The-Count – A corn bag that is not in-the-hole but lands with any portion of the corn bag resting on the cornhole platform is in-the-count (sometimes called on-the-board). A corn bag in-the-count has a value of one point. For a corn bag to be in-the-count, it must not touch the ground or any other portion of the court prior to coming to rest on the cornhole platform. If a corn bag touches the ground before coming to rest on the cornhole platform, it is a foul and must be removed from the cornhole platform prior to the continuation of play. 3. Corn Bag Out-Of-The-Count – A corn bag which comes to rest anywhere except in-the-count or in-the-hole is out-of-the-count and has no scoring value. A corn bag which is declared to be a foul is considered to be out-of-the-count (no matter where it comes to rest) and must be removed from the cornhole surface prior to the continuation of play.

Delivery Of Corn Bags During Play: 1. In doubles play, the first side of contestants alternate pitching corn bags until they have thrown all four corn bags, then the remaining contestant (pitching from the other cornhole platform) continue to alternate in the same manner until all four corn bags are delivered and the inning completed. Delivery in singles play is handled in the same manner (but from the same platform) with each of the two contestants alternating their pitching of corn bags until all four corn bags have been pitched completing the inning. 2. A contestant may deliver the corn bag from either the left or right pitchers box (see above) but, in any one inning, all corn bags must be delivered from the same pitcher’s box. 3. Each individual contestant shall deliver the corn bag within 20 seconds. The time shall start when the contestant steps onto the pitcher’s box with the intention of pitching.

Pitching Rotation During The Game The contestant who scored in the preceding inning shall pitch first in the next inning. If neither pitcher scores, the contestant who pitched second (last) in the preceding inning shall pitch first in the next inning.

Length Of The Game: The Cornhole / Corn Toss match shall be played until the first team of contestants reaches (or exceeds) a number of points (to be determined) at the completion of an inning. The winning team does not need to win by two or more points. The Cornhole / Corn Toss match can never end in the middle of an inning. Thus, if a team that pitches first reaches or exceeds the set number of points, the game can not end until the other side is allowed to pitch all of their corn bags and the inning is completed. If the Cornhole / Corn Toss match is tied at the set number of points or more at the end of an inning, play continues until one team or the other achieves a higher score at the end of an inning and wins the match. The game shall be played to the set number of points unless a team scores 7 or more points at the end of an inning before their opponents score any points. It this case the game is a skunk and the team that scores 7 or more points wins the match.

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