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You Can Catch Up with the Game of Cornhole at the LPL

by Mark Bialczak | 46 days ago

Have you seen all those people having fun tossing beanbags at a hole in a board and wondering if you're missing out?

The chance to learn about the game -- sport to the best players -- of cornhole is the subject of this week's community library column for the Eagle News Online/Star Review.

Two boards used to play the game cornhole

The LPL cornhole boards will be set up on the Dinosaur Garden lawn.

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Have you been standing on the sidelines watching with varying degrees of interest as friends, family members or strangers take their turns at backyard parties, park picnics or sporting event parking lot tailgate parties tossing those little bean bags and cheering as they sail toward the board?
 
The game is cornhole, and there’s a chance for newcomers and avid players alike to learn the nuances, compete, and have fun with what is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing games in the country.
 
At the top, it’s officially become a sport. Yes, you can watch professionals in the American Cornhole League compete live on ESPN.
 
The atmosphere will be decidedly more relaxed for Let’s Play Cornhole, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the Dinosaur Garden lawn. You can register to attend at our website calendar page.
 
The Liverpool Public Library staffers will set up the LPL boards, go over rules, explain terms such as confusion, hammer, airmail and skunk, and let team participants start tossing the bean bags, hoping they make it into the hole in the other end of the board.
 
If you’re interested in other game opportunities, visit our website calendar page to register for programs such as Chess Club, Adults Who Game, Let’s Play MahJong and more.