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C2>Beer drinkin' country boy

 Beer drinkin' country boy

by Jeff Birchler 
(Evansville, Indiana, USA)
 
I first saw the game played at a gathering of maintenance men from the automotive glass factory where I spend almost every day of the year. One of the fellows, a farmer, invited the department to his pole barn shop for a Christmas party / poker tournament. For the guys who don't play poker, he had a couple of sets of cornhole set up. 
 
Being maintenance men, you can only dream of the quality of the boards and score towers we were using. The boards were painted John Deere green and yellow (the predominate color in these parts of Southern Indiana). He had them polished as pretty as a new JD combine. I don't know where he got the Cornhole Bags, but they were green and yellow also. His second set were Indiana University red and white with the corrisponding bags. Not being as big a fan of IU as I am of PURDUE UNIVERSITY, I tried to play mostly on the JD set.
 
I am in the process of collecting materials to build my own sets, and found your site using Google/Bing search. I printed out the Cornhole Dimensions and the rules and plan to laminate the Cornhole Rules for posting where ever the game is played so there can be no arguments. (You can only imagine how a bunch of seasoned maintenance men like to be right, so rules MUST be posted in black and white). Add a little (or lot) of beer and it gets real colorful!
 
Since my initial experience with the game of cornhole, my wife has had to opportunity to play also. Being competitive to a fault, she is anxious to get the boards built so she can practice while I am at work. She slaughters me at horseshoes already, as we have a pit in our back yard, but that is a story for another time and site.
 
Looking forward to lots of evenings of Cornhole gaming!