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Jun
20
2016
Washoes and Cornhole Tournament is Friday
Washoes and Cornhole Tournament is Friday, June 24 at the Yuma Civic Center

Grab your friends and head out to the Washoes and Cornhole Tournament on Friday, June 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive.

The Washoes and Cornhole games are both popular versions of the classic game horseshoes played with washers or beanbags, tossed into holes on wooden boards. Amateurs and experts are welcome to participate.

Register your two-person team by Thursday, June 23 and receive a $5 discount off the $20 team rate. To receive the early-bird discount, pre-register your team at the Yuma Civic Center, the Parks and Recreation office on the first floor of Yuma City Hall, the Yuma Art Center or online at www.yumaaz.gov/events. Same-day registration at the Yuma Civic Center begins at 6:30 p.m.; however, the price increases to $20.

Games start at 7 p.m. The competition is open to ages 21 and over. Spectators are welcome to attend for free.

 

Cornhole Rules

Format will be double-elimination or round-robin, based on number of players registered. Two boards will be placed 20 feet apart. The player who starts will be decided by the flip of a coin. Game winner reaches 40 points. A tie will warrant a sudden-death playoff toss. Higher scorer from the last round goes first. Bag may bounce onto the board. The winner will be declared at total of 40 points.

Washoes Rules

Format will be double-elimination. Boards will be placed 8 feet apart. Flip of coin for first toss or round or square openings. Scoring: The closest hole scores 1 point, middle hole 3 points, and farthest hole 5 points. Last player to score tosses first during the following series. To score, the washoe must be completely in the hole and touching bottom or other washoes already in the hole. If a player reaches 21 exactly, prior to opponent tossing, all remaining washoes, and the opposing player is waiting to toss, the player with 21 points shall let opponent try to cancel. If successful, then player gives the toss back to original contestant. To cancel scores, the opponent must cover a washoe in the hole with his/her own, one for one. Any washoe in a hole counts for that player whose mark is on it even if knocked in by opponent. Score is final when last player has tossed and failed to cancel scoring.