Boonville holds inaugural cornhole tournament


By Beanie Taylor - [email protected]



A total of 12 teams braved the rain to play in this year’s Boonville cornhole tournament.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

First Place winners Austin Davis and Ryan Embry.


Submitted Photo

Roger and Ryan Norman won second place.


Submitted Photo

These cornhole players were thankful for the indoor venue at the Booneville Elementary School.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Players had time to practice before the tournament began.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Mark Wall and Chris Anderson have played in several tournaments but were very excited to play in Booneville.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

A silent auction and tee shirt sales were available for those who cam in out of the rain.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

The rain was intense Saturday but it didn't dampen the fun.


Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

BOONVILLE — Saturday’s storms couldn’t dampen the spirits of participants in Boonville’s inaugural Cornhole Tournament. Hoping this event will last for many years to come, coordinator Sarah Harris, the town administrator, was pleased with the turnout in spite of the downpour of rain.

With 12 teams participating, “It was a good opportunity to get our feet wet,” in her opinion. First Place team of Austin Davis and Ryan Embry and the second place team of Roger and Ryan Norman received trophies.

In a partnership between the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, the proceeds from this tournament will go towards building a downtown park for residents. Harris stated, “Through the sponsorship of Yadtel Telecom, PVH, Boonville Restaurant, Waste Management, North Carolina Rural Water Association (NCRWA), Wolfe – Reece & Lynch, Inc., and Southland Transportation we were able to off-set the cost of the event.”

Participants included regular tournament players Mark Wall and Chris Anderson, who have played in tournaments to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Christmas Kids, and others. “This is a pretty good turnout for this weather,” said Wall, who reminded that, “If you’re having fun, you’ll do better than if you’re stressed out about it.”

Jerome Caudill, employee for sponsor Yadtel, was excited to play in the Boonville tournament after having only played for fun at such events as the company’s health fair. In his opinion the tournament is, “good for the community. If you can support the community, it’s good for Yadtel.”

Cornhole is played with a cornhole platform which is a slanted board with a hole. These boards are created using regulation guidelines and placed at a standard distance as per the American Cornhole Association (www.playcornhole.org). Each player tosses four bean bags, attempting to put them through the hole. Scoring is based on location of the bag at the end of play. This game may be played in teams of two or as singles and can be inside or outside.

Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Twitter @TBeanieTaylor.

A total of 12 teams braved the rain to play in this year’s Boonville cornhole tournament.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0002.jpgA total of 12 teams braved the rain to play in this year’s Boonville cornhole tournament. Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

First Place winners Austin Davis and Ryan Embry.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0887.jpgFirst Place winners Austin Davis and Ryan Embry. Submitted Photo

Roger and Ryan Norman won second place.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0886.jpgRoger and Ryan Norman won second place. Submitted Photo

These cornhole players were thankful for the indoor venue at the Booneville Elementary School.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0010.jpgThese cornhole players were thankful for the indoor venue at the Booneville Elementary School.Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Players had time to practice before the tournament began.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0011-1.jpgPlayers had time to practice before the tournament began.Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Mark Wall and Chris Anderson have played in several tournaments but were very excited to play in Booneville.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0007.jpgMark Wall and Chris Anderson have played in several tournaments but were very excited to play in Booneville.Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

A silent auction and tee shirt sales were available for those who cam in out of the rain.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0015.jpgA silent auction and tee shirt sales were available for those who cam in out of the rain.Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

The rain was intense Saturday but it didn’t dampen the fun.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0017.jpgThe rain was intense Saturday but it didn’t dampen the fun.Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

By Beanie Taylor

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