Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Finished Cornhole Game & A Winner

Since I whined and moaned about making the cornhole bags for the cornhole game my hubby made for his “day of fun” for work, I thought I’d share the finished project with you.  I showed you the bags I cut, sewed and filled with corn here

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On Sunday we got the paint and painted the platforms/boards he made.  Here they are in progress.

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We used Rustoleum oil based enamel paints {as per the instructions he found online}.  We used vinyl letters and numbers from Michaels to do the personalization for their district {he’s in retail and you can see who he works for here}.  The enamel should be better for wear and tear.

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For anyone like me who has never heard of this game, here are just some of the rules according to the American Cornhole Association {yup, there’s an association and everything}.  Apparently, it gets quite involved.

RULE 5 - PLAY OF THE GAME

Section C. 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. 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.
Section D. Delivery Of Corn Bags -
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. A contestant shall pitch the entire tournament with the same hand or arm, except in the case of a medical emergency.
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.

So, there you have it ~ the cornhole game!

Now, onto the winner of the Pick Your Plum Giveaway! It’s a shame only 18 people entered this giveaway for $75.00 worth of merchandise from Pick Your Plum, but all the better odds for those that did enter! 

The winner ~ chosen via random.org ~ is

Marilyn from Tarnished Rose!

Congratulations, Marilyn! Please send me your mailing information and I will let the Pick Your Plum people know, so your package can be on its way!

My last giveaway for April is up and it’s from Cutting Edge Stencils!

17 comments:

Red Door Home said...

My husband's family plays a samiliar game with washers. It really is a lot of fun as it is a game that anyone, no matter their age, can play.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congrats to your winner!

I had never heard of this game so I learned something today! YAAAY!

LuLu~*xoxo

NanaDiana said...

That is a game that is played around here. It is a fun family thing and sometimes families have a whole family ID thing going on.

Cograts to your winner. xo Diana

Katherines Corner said...

I've played a similar game, fun!! xo

Okio B Designs said...

Cornhole association eh? Definitely not a NY thing lol! =)

Jeanine

Becca said...

We "luvs" us some cornhole down here in the South! LOL. You did a great job on the bags and boards!

thistlewoodfarm said...

We are about to have a party over here with a corn hole tournament! Thanks for sharing your boards with us! I have seen so many and these are some of the cutest!

blessings,
karianne

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome cornhole tutorial, but Kathy!!! You made them in the wrong color! They're not supposed to be maize and nlue... they're supposed to be SCARLETT AND GREY, you silly!!!

(I still love ya, even if you are from Michigan heh heh!)

Hugs.

Kelly said...

I never knew about that game before. Sounds like fun!

Tarnished Rose said...

Yipppeeee! I can't believe I won your awesome giveaway. I'm still pinching myself.

I have emailed you with my shipping address. Please let me know at mcgoo4 (at) gmail (dot) com if you haven't received it.

That is one game I have NEVER heard of. Thanks for the explanation.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Lorraine said...

Hi Kathy--well, I'm having a fun visit to your blog! What a fun story about the cornhole game, and I love what you did in your bathroom. Ooooo, that didn't sound good, did it, LOL!!! I love how up beautified your bathroom. :)
And I have to get a copy of Jeanne d'Arc Living! Thanks for your visit to my blog, I'll be back! Have a great week!
~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Stitchfork said...

Game on!!
xo Cathy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The game is new to me...something different is always fun!

Special 'K' said...

Firstly I do want to say you have done a great job with the bags and boards! Secondly, LOL at the game and rules. It is so funny how serious I am sure the folk involved get. Best of luck to the all. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh this is one FUN game...play it at our football tailgates. Congrats to the winner.

Blessings,
Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great job you did on the corn hole game! That looks so professional, I bet Best Buy will be cornholeing it for years to come!

Carol

Karena said...

Fun game and the competition; well it is an activity and a challenge!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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