A Cornhole League in Gallup

By Nate Haveman

Sammy C’s Indoor Cornhole League:

Who:
You!  Beginner to Advanced.  21 years and older, though.

What:
A sweet weekly indoor Cornhole League.

When:
Every Thursday night at 6:30 pm from early October until early December.

Where:
Sammy C’s

Why:
Because we all love Cornhole, having fun and imbibing.*

How Much: 
Teams are $40 each**

Cornhole, also known as Tailgate, Bean Bag Toss and variants, is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of 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 the score of 21.

Gallup Journey Cornhole

A Bit of Gallup Cornhole Terminology:

Backstop (or Corn Backer): A bag that lands past the cornhole but remains on the board creating a backboard effect.

Blocker: A bag that lands in front of the hole, essentially blocking the hole.

Corn Dunk or Corn Swish: An expression that means the bag passed through the cornhole without touching the rim.

Cornado: When a player dominates a game in such a way that they destroy everyone in their wake.

Cornsistency is Key:  When a player routinely puts four bags on the board every round.

Cornfusion: When players or teams cannot agree on the scoring of a given inning.

Cornhole!: A bag that falls in the hole, which is worth three points.

Hanger: A bag on the lip of the hole ready to drop.

Highway (or Corn Highway):  Term used when there are bags on the board, but none are blocking the hole, creating a pathway for sliders.

Honors: The team who tosses first, resulting from the team scoring last.

Mary Lou Retton: A cornhole that goes over the top of a blocker and into the hole.

Quad Corn: Four cornholes by a single player in a single round.*

Slider: A cornhole that slides into the hole.

*Double Corn and Triple Corn are other frequently-used sayings in a similar situation.

*And Happy Hour pricing during the League.

**This $40 will pay for prizes throughout the season.

If you’d like to learn more about the League and/or sign-up, come to Sammy C’s on Thursday, September 25 at 6 pm for a “Get Acquainted/Sign-Up” night. If nothing else, it’ll be a good time to throw some corn and share a cocktail with old and new friends.

Don’t miss out!

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