What a week. Great venue, amazing tournaments ran all week long, and great company! Started the week in the best way possible. Wednesday I ended up getting 3rd in the Director Blind draw. Lost game 2, and made a deep run, ended up beating the team we lost to, and finished behind 2 great teams. Read more…Read More
The ACL paid out over $256,000 in prize money at their final event of the heavily Covid-affected 2019-2020 season. Here’s how it went and who won! ACL Man and Woman of the Year Jamie Graham and Maya Cup were each awarded $5,000 as the Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. WCO World Cup Read more…Read More
If you don’t know TikTok, ask your kids. It’s a social media platform that consists exclusively of very short (one minute max) video clips. You can learn more here, (and about some controversy here), but all you really need to know is it’s insanely popular with over 120 million users in America and over 800 Read more…Read More
A week ago we conducted a survey of cornhole players, and are excited to share the results! About the Survey The survey, which we ran with SurveyMonkey, went live on July 12. We promoted the survey via our own Facebook page (~7,000 fans) and the popular Facebook group Addicted to Cornhole (~11,000 members). We encouraged Read more…Read More
The demand for cornhole bags, boards and other products has been booming lately, along with the game itself. Established players are struggling to keep up, along with the new players who are cropping up all the time. Cornhole bags are fairly easy to make — sew together some fabric and fill with plastic pellets. And Read more…Read More
One of the most common things people think when they first discover the great game of cornhole is “This is great…and I could build my own set!” and it’s true! I’ve built dozens of sets by hand myself, bought a handful from a variety of builders, helped friends repair/upgrade boards they built or bought, and Read more…Read More
We’re proud to announce that we’ve worked with Scoreholio, the #1 innovators in cornhole, to develop a revolutionary system that will allow a safe return to real-live in-person cornhole — introducing SocialDistanceHolio! We’re proud to announce that we’ve worked with our partners Scoreholio, the #1 app in cornole, to develop a truly game-changing system that Read more…Read More
The cancellation of cornhole leagues and tournaments due to the Coronavirus-driven shutdown has led to a rush of efforts designed to let cornhole players compete against real competition, for real prizes, in virtual tournaments. Here we’ll break down a few of the options we’ve learned about. If you know of any other, let us know! Read more…Read More
With all kinds of rec sports tournaments cancelled and players stuck at home, league organizers and tournament directors have been scrambling to come up with online ways to satisfy their players’ desire to play against real competition.Read More
The most gratifying thing about running Scoreholio is hearing how we help make life easier for those who use cornhole to build community and camaraderie with leagues and weekly blind draws. I thought this note from Jim Psik who runs West Branch Cornhole in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was not only super nice but does a great job of explaining the value of Scoreholio in the words of a user.Read More
Cornhole and other bar sports are almost always played between two individuals or 2-person teams, but Scoreholio now gives tournament directors and league administrators the ability to combine people and teams into “squads” that take each other on in a battle for supremacy. It’s a fun format that can turn individually-oriented games into collective competitions that generate great camaraderie and community, and we’re calling it “Squadholio.”Read More
Last night I ran my 54th Switcholio tournament at Hapa’s Brewing Company in San Jose as the weekly blind draw of Silicon Valley Cornhole, a club I founded 2 years ago. That represents a full year of Switcholio, because on Wednesday January 16, 2019 I ran the first Switcholio tournament…in the world…EVER! The anniversary inspired me to look back at the inception of the idea and the amazing way it’s grown and impacted how cornhole is played across the country.Read More
Before every game, Scoreholio predicts what will happen based on both players’ or teams’ Scoreholio Player Ratings. If that does happen, both teams move up or down very little. If something unexpected happens like a lower rated upsetting somebody, or a team that’s supposed to squeak blowing somebody out, you’ll see much bigger swings in SPR. SPR+ allows all of you to dig into the stats for every game you play on the system. Remember to click on the Profile Settings on the top right, there you can edit your name or your club/crew you play for. We have lots more awesome features coming soon, so stay tuned.Read More
There’s no other system that does a better job of quantifying cornhole players’ skill level and ranking them than the SPR system we’ve been beta testing for a few months…bar none! But if you know us, you know that’s not good enough. We’ve tweaked and tuned the algorithm behind SPR, addressed lots of concerns that came up, listened to what YOU wanted out of an upgraded player experience, ad have come up with something we really think you’re going to like.
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Last week my home town of Santa Clarita experienced a school shooting that took two young lives, seriously injured three more, and deeply affected every one of us who live here and love this town. I now know first-hand the trauma of needing to get your family together, safe, while begrudgingly respecting the need to lock schools down, shelter in place and let law enforcement do their job, and I wouldn’t wish that experience and helpless feeling on anybody.
I also, through cornhole, now know the gratifying feeling of helping the community you love come together to heal and support the victims of something like this.
Brackelope is a simple yet capable iOS app that lets you generate and run tournament brackets. Scoreholio lets you create brackets too, but that’s just one feature of many. Scoreholio is a full-featured tournament automation solution that makes life easier for tournament directors, offers up a wider variety of formats to meet the needs of different kinds of events and leagues, and makes events more fun and interactive for players and spectators onsite and around the world.Read More
Before reading this, you might want to check out our guide to setting up your club or league’s Facebook presence. If not, carry on! The first step to effectively promoting your cornhole tournament is creating a Facebook “event” for it. You can add or update information over time to let people who RSVP or express Read more…Read More
TL:DR; Depending on your goals you’ll want to create a Facebook “group” for your club, a Facebook “page,” or both. Here’s the difference according to Facebook ,and I’ll explain the pros and cons of each myself below. While building out our club directory and event calendar, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly Read more…Read More
Cornhole Central founder Greg Barr plays in a fair number of cornhole tournaments, including the weekly blind draw he runs and occassional tournaments across northern California. Greg’s a social guy, and while chatting up fellow players he heard the same complaint over and over: “Why is it so damn hard to find quality cornhole?!?” Some Read more…Read More