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Cornhole tournament taught me a bunch

While allowing what hair I have left to dry Saturday, I browsed my Facebook feed and something caught my eye – a cornhold tournament at Wind Creek Atmore.

Last weekend, the casino hosted the American Cornhole League’s southeast regional tournament. There are 183 players in the league, and some 12 tournaments are played each year.

The tournament was held both indoors and outdoors, and had participants from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.

A team from Atmore and a few teams from Brewton played along in the tournament, which includes players lobbing sacks, filled with corn I think, to a wooden-incline with a hole in the middle.

Zack Williams of the Brewton Bombers team explained the concept of corhole.

He said a player earns three points when the sack lands in the hole, and one point for landing on the board. The first two 21 points wins the round.

Williams said there is a group of 40-50 players who have a Monday night game at The Hourglass. The Brewton Bombers have a Facebook page, which highlights the team’s upcoming benefits.

One includes the Taylor’s Army Benefit on Nov. 21 at Camp 31 BBQ. The benefit tournament is being held for Taylor Diercks, who is in her third bout with leukemia.

Search for Brewton Bombers on Facebook for more details.

As I made my way toward the casino, I didn’t really know what to expect.

My game plan was to come take pictures and take a few notes. I took pictures and notes, and left more educated on the sport that I had only played a few times.

James Hill, the tournament director, gave me an overview of the tournament, and how many tourneys are played each year.

Once I entered the ballroom where the tournament was being held, I walked around and took pictures while soaking in the scene.

The scene was similar to attending disc golf outings. Relaxed and just a lot of fun.

Soon after, I went on my way.

As I walked out of the casino, I smiled because I gained knowledge on cornhole and how long it takes for my hair to completely dry.