The Backyard had another first this week.  On Thursday, 40 single men and 40 single ladies came to the club for the first ever Cornhole Singles Night.  We divided them into two pools to ensure one from each sex was playing together on a team.  Then, we randomly paired teams so a guy would play against a girl in every match.  They played a game to 11 and then switched partners.  What a great night! Maybe down the road, we will have a couple who can tell their kids how they met. 

Also, a reminder: this Thursday, April 18, 2024, we have the Social Mixed Doubles event. Make sure you register and come out for a great night of throwing. This is an opportunity to play with your partner for the entire night, no matter your skill level.

The Backyard at the SCA events team has finalized the details for the first-ever Prairie Throwdown.  This event will happen on June 29, 2024, and it will be the event of the year that you will NOT want to miss.  We will still be having our Friday night Switch (Funholio).  It will be the last Friday before we move to Thursday for July and August.  

The Throwdown is scheduled to be outside (behind the Backyard) with beer gardens on Saturday. Then, King for a Day will rock the Backyard as we move inside for a blind draw.  

So, what is the Prairie Throwdown?  It is an event for all skill levels.  Anyone could be a winner.  Only 48 teams can enter.  It is a Bring-Your-Own-Partner doubles event.  $100 entry fee.  There will be eight pools of six teams.  You will play everyone in your pool (five round-robin games).  After the round-robin, the top two teams will go into the A-bracket, the third and fourth-placed teams will go into the B-bracket, and the last two teams will go into the C-bracket.  Once you are in your bracket, you will play a double elimination format until we crown the winners.  We will pay out the top three teams in every division.  Registration will begin on May 01, 2024.

Onto the week’s events.  On Monday, ten ladies made it out to play the Switch format.  After the round-robin and the teams were set, Courtney teamed up with The Ghost, and she levelled her competition to take the win.  Great throwing, Mrs. Patches.

Tuesday, the Pigeons were showcasing their talents as nine teams were battling it out for the Tuesday win. Sarah and Bonnie P went undefeated, beating Mike and Stich in the final to win the night.  Four players had PPR’s above 6.5 PPR, which is really good and shows this Tier is getting better and better every week.


  • Bonnie – 7.61
  • Ringo – 6.73
  • Jason – 6.65

SureFire Swag dominated the play on Tuesday, losing only one game all night.  Franco’s 8 PPR aided Glen and his 8.23 PPR to win the night. The night’s highlight was a bar of soap tossed by Patches.  What is a bar of soap?  Newson’s bag was sitting on top of Patches bag, which was half in the hole.  Patches threw his bag, knocking Newson’s bag off the back and collecting both the bag sitting in the hole and the bag thrown.  The best part is we have it recorded:


  • Glenny – 8.23
  • Patches – 8.13
  • Spilly – 8.12

The Backyard was once again the place on Friday night as 74 players battled it out in the Funholio.  It might have been Bobber and Stich who were the team to beat, but there were a couple of Penguins/Pigeons in Long-haul Louie and Joe P that were looking to take out the powerhouse team.  By powerhouse, I mean once they hit the bracket, not so powerhouse in the round-robin.  Louie and Joe needed to double dip, but they only managed one win, and the night went to Chad and Stich.

Saturday, the SCA, in keeping with its mission statement, went on the road to support a great cause.  The SCA rented two 15-passenger vans to head out to Fort Qu’Appelle to play in an event for the Food Bank.  Glenny, who is an SCL player, was putting on his second annual fundraiser for the Food Bank and it did not disappoint.  It was great to get on the road with 30 players and play in a venue that is not The Backyard.  It was a great event. Glen and the SCL players did not disappoint.  


TIER 3 Power Ranking.   

  1. Jonathan– did not play this week
  2. Spilly 
  3. Patches – Even though Andrew’s partner let him down on Tuesday, Andrew threw well enough to stay in the three spot.
  4. Newson
  5. Glen – Back in the top five with some impressive throwing. 

TIER 4 Power Ranking. – I left the rankings the same as there was not much to go on this week.

  1. Bonnie Day
  2. B-RAD
  3. Oopsidacey
  4. Shawn
  5. Joey
My name is Kevin Bittman and I am on the Board at the SCA and a member of the Backyard Pigeon Coop. I have been playing cornhole for a couple of years, and I would say I am not great, but I try to get better every week. Cornhole, for me, is a fantastic community of people that, no matter your skill level, you can come out and have fun at the Backyard at the SCA. The blog is my opinion and how I see things in Regina’s cornhole scene. It is meant to be a way to keep people engaged in what is going on at the Backyard and the SCA. My hope is we can continue growing the game in Regina and Saskatchewan. The Backyard at the SCA is located at 2363 2nd Avenue in Regina. The venue has eight regulation cornhole lanes, a bar, and kitchen. Each week, The Backyard hosts events for all skill levels, and I will attempt to highlight some of these events and give my perspective on the club and the players in Saskatchewan.
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