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Margate Catch the Wave cornhole league builds momentum with players, sponsors

Margate Catch the Wave cornhole league builds momentum with players, sponsors

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MARGATE — This summer will hold the chance for a lot more fun with the inaugural Margate Catch the Wave Cornhole League, debuting Monday, May 3.

Teams of two players will compete in 10 regular season matches during the spring and summer leagues on Monday nights from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Matches will be held at host sponsors Ventura’s Greenhouse, Robert’s Place, Bocca Coal Fired Bistro and Maynard’s Café. There will also be major tournaments at Beachstock on June 26 and Funfest on Sept. 25 and 26.

Free, family friendly recreational cornhole play will also be available on Thrilling Thursdays in July and August, before the free movie on the beach, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Huntington Avenue beach.

Cornhole is a quickly growing, competitive sport that is easy to play for anyone; however, players must be 21 or older to participate in the league. National cornhole tournaments have been broadcast on ESPN and is increasingly popular in shore communities where it can be played on the beach as well as in the backyard.

Cornhole boards are placed 27 feet apart and players toss 4 bean bags per round, trying to amass 21 points by getting bags through the hole or by landing on the board.

The Margate Business Association premiered cornhole at Beachstock, The Planet’s Biggest Beach Party and again at Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay, where it was met with great enthusiasm.

“The MBA showed a lot of vision to bring cornhole to Beachstock and Funfest in 2019. Those players thought a league could thrive in Margate, so this is the next step in that evolution. It’s a great opportunity for businesses, and another fun recreational alternative for residents and visitors alike. I am really looking forward to it,” said Michael Collins, league director, MBA board member and owner of Colmar Home Center and the UPS Store, Margate.

For more information on how to become a sponsor or more details about league play, contact mba@margatehasmore.com. To register a team see MargateHasMore.com.

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