By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]

Cornhole enthusiasts look forward to July 17 tournament

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NEPA Cornhole was established by T.J. Griffiths and Tony Lucarelli.
Cornhole is a game for two opposing teams of two players. Players race to 21 points by tossing bean bags at boards with holes near the center.

TAYLOR — There’s a new league in town. A league that give fans of the backyard barbecue and tailgating game cornhole a chance to compete in tournaments.

NEPA Cornhole, founded about three months ago by business partners T.J. Griffiths and Tony Lucarelli, will hold its first cornhole tournament July 17 at the Oak Street Express, 610 Main St.

Cornhole is a game for two opposing teams of two players. Players race to 21 points by tossing bean bags at boards with holes near the center. Players score one point for landing the bag on the board and three points for getting the bag in the hole.

Griffiths said, the event, for players 21 and older, will feature a DJ, drinks and specials on food items like hot dogs and hamburgers. A cash prize will be awarded to the winning team.

“The prize will probably be about $300 for the first prize,” Griffiths said. “We want to have bigger prizes for (later events.)”

Sunday’s tournament was originally planned to be open two 32 teams, but Griffiths said that may change.

“We already have full registration, but we’re still allowing more teams to register,” Griffiths said.

Teams can register at NEPA Cornhole’s website, www.NEPAcornhole.com. According to the website, registration for a team costs $40. The event begins at noon, with registration starting at 11 a.m.

All teams can be certain of some playtime as, Griffiths said, all teams are guaranteed at least two games.

NEPA Cornhole will host additional events throughout the summer, including one in August.

“We’re hosting a big event with the RailRiders on Aug. 25,” Griffiths said. “We’re looking for 64 teams.”

In addition to larger tournaments, NEPA Cornhole also plans to hold fundraising events, Griffiths said.

Griffiths and Lucarelli started NEPA Cornhole, because of their love of the game.

“We wanted to start (NEPA Cornhole) because we loved playing it and there weren’t a lot of tournaments in our area,” Griffiths said.

For more information, visit NEPA Cornhole’s website or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NEPAcornhole.

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6119

Bags will fly July 17 in Taylor

By Patrick Kernan

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NEPA Cornhole was established by T.J. Griffiths and Tony Lucarelli.
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