I cannot believe how time has flown by; we are already at the end of May. The club is a bit quieter as the weather gets nicer and people start opening cabins and lake houses. The Friday night Funholio has not cooled off as we see many newbies weekly. Last week we saw 42% of the players on Friday playing for the first time.

On June 07, 2024, we will not be hosting a Funholio. The Backyard has been rented to Brandt for three days to toss bags. That leaves us with five more Friday night Funholios before we switch to Thursday nights for July and August.

The Backyard has had an exciting eight months since we officially opened in September. It has hosted over 120 functions put on by the Sask. Cornhole League. The SCA Board has not only gone to high schools to teach the game but also had over 400 students to the Backyard to learn the game. Team building, Staff parties, Birthday parties, and fundraisers have all decided the Backyard is the place to be. It is awesome to be able to share this great game with so many people, and the community interest has ensured we can make cornhole fun and affordable to everyone.

The SCA was also privileged to be asked to participate in the Kidsport Amazing Race challenge at the Conexus Arts Center. This event had teams facing different challenges to raise money for Kidsport. It was a great way for us to showcase our game to a different demographic and help raise money for a great cause at the same time

In the past two weeks, the SCA has reimbursed over 30 Players registered for Nationals in beautiful British Columbia. It will be amazing as we have representation in every event in every tier. Our team is not final yet, and we anticipate closer to 35 players donning the Team Saskatchewan Jersey in August. When the SCA was established as a not-for-profit and the Backyard was opened, this was the exact vision for the players of cornhole in Saskatchewan. Giving back over $6000 in the first year is an amazing accomplishment and something the SCA is extremely proud of. It did not happen without lots of hard work and you, the players, coming out and playing regularly.

Tuesday night, we had our first drop-in Blind Draw doubles event. Interestingly, since we opened up the Backyard, we get to play so much against the same players. It was fun to have the anticipation of who we were going to be paired with for the night. It brought me back to the game’s roots, and I look forward to the next time we play this format.

In the Hawk division, Patches and Crystal were flying high, and their PPRs were even higher. They quickly made their way to the throne, and once the B-side was decided, they made quick work of Spilly and Bobber to take the win.

High PPR

  • Spilly – 8.68
  • Patches – 8.68
  • Crystal – 8.65


Jason was along for the ride in the Pigeon division as Jax flew him to victory. They beat SmokeJumper and Ringo to take the title. I sure hope these Pigeons take the time to enjoy playing with Jax because I feel his time as a Pigeon will be short-lived. Tier 4 next year could be very interesting because five or six players will be moving to fly with the Hawks.


  • Kim – 7.3
  • Jason – 7.08
  • Jax 7.06


TIER 3 Power Ranking.

  1. Jonathan– did not play this week
  2. Spilly – Dylan played with Vipers this week and still tied for top PPR. Spilly will stay in the two spot this week even though he did not get the gold.
  3. Patches—Andrew threw the MX meltdown this week, and they looked like he had been throwing them for years. He was the other person with the top PPR, and Patches has proven it week after week. Do not look at his round-robin because he comes to play in the bracket.
  4. Newson— Stays put in fourth, but officially, this tier is up in the air in the top 5 spots.
  5. Crystal – Her practice has been paying off, as she finds her game at the right point. With less than 90 days until Nationals, seeing if she can move up these rankings will be interesting.


TIER 4 Power Ranking. – This Tier is going to change drastically come September. A few players will be trading in their Pigeon wings for Hawk wings. It is getting harder and harder to rank these players. Ultimately, we need a good singles event to see how everyone stacks up against each other, but after the doubles play, this is what I got for you.

  1. Bonnie Day—Bonnie moved up this week because Tier 3 needed another player for the Blind draw, but she played well when she was there.
  2. Jax—Jax is quickly becoming a player to be reckoned with. He is still new to the game, but his youth and fearlessness make him a good competitor. His brain only thinks throw and his nerves do not seem to come into play, which is half the battle for most players.
  3. SmokeJumper – quietly sitting watching his stepson tear up Sask cornhole does not change the fact that Joey is moving just as fast up through the game.
  4. Oopsidacey – Mike’s improvement over this season has been incredible and he deserves to be back in the top five.
  5. Kim – Kim is new to the tier. She has spent much of her time beating up on the Penguins. Kim has improved immensely since Aug, when she threw her first bag. I honestly think she will on be a Pigeon until September and then she will move up to tier 3.
My name is Kevin Bittman, and I am on the board of 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 a 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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