I think it is important to explain to people what the Saskatchewan Cornhole Association is all about. The SCA is a non-profit organization. The SCA’s money goes back to the league and the players. The Mission statement is on the website https://www.saskcornhole.ca/association/. The organization intends to grow the game of cornhole in Saskatchewan.

We are early in this venture, but it is important to recognize that many people volunteer their time to make this project successful. I want to thank the individuals for all the countless hours you have donated so we can all play cornhole whenever we want.

The SCA has been working hard to give back to our community. We have raised over $10,000 for different organizations in a short time. We have also started our School Youth initiative. Our goals are to build the youth and the next generation of cornhole players. We have taken our travel boards to different schools, and various schools have come to the BackYard. The plan is to educate the kids on the game’s rules, teach them proper technique, and let them toss some bags. The kids ranged anywhere from 6 to 17 years old. During November and December, every week, we will be educating different schools. The SCA hopes that we can have a high school championship in the near future.

It sure was a busy week in the BackYard. Every night, we had either the SCA players playing or a booking for Team building or Fundraising. In total, 280 players threw bags during the nine events this week.

It all started on Monday night. Fifteen ladies battled it out in a Switcholio format. Jennifer and Glenda W defeated Bonnie D and Dawn to win the final. Having to play as a Ghost (by herself), Kim ran out of steam but still managed to finish third. Great throwing, Ladies.

The Ladies Social, fun, learn to play, tier 5, cornhole night. The goal is to provide a social outlet where women can socialize and support each other’s skill development and strategy as they grow the sport of cornhole. All the players on Monday night are getting better, and every week, we have new Ladies coming to try it out.

Doubles League play was marked with some deadly PPRs in tier 3, but in the end, Glenny and Dean dominated the play as they beat Sure Fire and Rick to win the week. The Hawk division is ramping up, and everyone is throwing better and better every week. It is very noticeable that the players are putting in the work.

Tier 4 saw a pair that had not seen the winner circle in a while. Ritzy and Ringo managed to topple Sarah and Bonnie’s mother-and-daughter team to take down the victory. Great throwing by all the Pigeons, as this group is starting to get competitive.

Wednesday’s Senior League had 15 retired players come out to enjoy coffee and some afternoon throwing. GMA JO ended up being the Ghost in the bracket, and in this League, the Ghost has proven to be very productive. Wednesday was no different as Joanne laid a licking on Dean and Sandy M to win this week’s Senior title.

Wednesday and Thursday were booked up for team-building rentals. We have groups that rent the facility out and bring in their teams to play an event and have some fun.

Funholio saw its first sell-out on Friday night, which happened before the free night wheel spin. I told you in previous blogs to register early because as new people play the game, they are making their way to Friday because they cannot get enough. Ringo and Deadly won the Friday night as they took down Caesar and Jason S.

The BackYard was rocking Saturday night as a Bantam AA hockey Team had a fundraiser. Eighty-two people battled it out to raise money, and it was a great success, as we helped them raise over $3000 for their hockey team and, in the process, introduced the BackYard to over 60 newbies.

All in all, this week was a great week at the BackYard. If you are thinking of booking a fundraiser, get on it because, for a Saturday, we are booking into January.


The TIER 3 power ranking.

1ST – Jonathon – unchanged

2ND – Krentzy – unchanged

3RD – Newson, unchanged

4TH – Spilly (Dylan Grane): unchanged

5th – Glenny took the fifth spot away from Franco this week as he shot darts all night on Tuesday. With his new membership, Glenny has been practicing on the BackYard boards, which paid dividends this week. Good job Glen

The Hawk division was summed up pretty nicely by a Hawk, and there seems to be a separation from the top four and the rest of the group. The fifth spot changes most weeks, but the top four players move within the top four every week. It will be interesting to see if someone can crack the top four and reel in the group.

Tier 4/5 power ranking,

1ST – Stich – unchanged

2nd – Bonnie Polsom – unchanged because we cannot change the top spot without a victory

3RD – The Kid – unchanged

4TH and 5TH – Ringo and Ritzy will share the last two spots as they won together in doubles this week. I know this is a cop-out, but I did not get to see who was shooting better, and I did not want to give bragging rights solely on a PPR, a DPR, or an opponent PPR because all that would have done was give Ringo the fourth spot.

My name is Kevin Bittman, and I am on the Board at the SCA and a proud 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 and 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 and 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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