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Cornhole tournament coming to Sanford Pentagon

09/03/2019, 4:00pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sanford Pentagon is hosting the $13,000 Sanford Pentagon Cornhole Classic presented by Southwest Minnesota Cornhole from Sept. 13-15.

Registration walk-up begins at 4 p.m. on September 13, with the events starting at 7 p.m. The total added money for the event will be $13,000 thanks to sponsors Sanford Health, Scheels, Fleet Farm, Blue Rock Bar & Grill, Octane Ink, West Georgia Cornhole and All Cornhole.

The event is open to experts and beginners. Each player is guaranteed at least 19 games if you play in all formats Friday – Sunday.

$3,000 in Scheels gift cards will be awarded in the Prize Pool for multiple divisions


Friday, September 13

  • Draw Partner Tournament.
  • Bags fly at 7 p.m.
  • Entry fee is $10 per player.

Saturday, September 14

  • Bring Your Own Partner Pool Play to determine Upper or Lower B Tournament. 
  • Bags fly at 9 a.m. 
  • B Tournaments will start after Pool Play. 
  • At the conclusion of the B Tournaments, the A and C Tournaments will begin.
  • Entry Fees:
    • A: $100 per team ***$6,000 Added to Prize Pool***
    • B: $80 per team ***$1,000 Added to Upper B Bracket Prize Pool*** Includes pool play + upper or lower bracket
    • C: $40 per team

Sunday, September 15

  • Singles Tournament
  • Advanced, competitive and youth 16-and-under will begin at 9 a.m.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Advanced: $60 per player ***$3,000 Added to Prize Pool***
    • Competitive:  $40 per player
    • Youth: $15 per player


If you are a Pro/Elite Player you are allowed to play in the Blind Draw, A Doubles Tournament and the Advanced Singles. You are not allowed to partner up with someone in the B Division and then go to the A Tournament with your Pro/Elite Player.  If you’re waiting for the A Tournament to start, play some cash games, do the Bomb Box, or even the Long Toss. 

Pool Play

You will get into team groups.  The number will be determined by the number of entrees.  There could be 8-10 teams in each Pool.  Your record determines if you’re in the Upper or Lower B Tournament.  If you played in a tough Pool that caused a poor record, but you wanted to play in the Upper B Tournament, that is allowed to happen.  You can move up. However, you can’t move down.  Upper B qualifiers are not allowed to move down to the lower B.  Upper B team qualifiers are only allowed to advance to the A Tournament.  Lower B teams are allowed to play in the A or C Tournaments.  The higher up you play the more money there is to win.  The lower you play, a lesser amount of money can be won.


Go ahead and sandbag.  Work your way down to the C “Social” Division.  There is no added money there.  We also plan on paying deep in the Social Division.  Social Division is for casual players learning the game and having a great time.  You won’t get rich winning the Social Division.

Food & Beverage

Food and beverage will be available for sale inside the Sanford Pentagon. Outside containers and coolers are not allowed. Keep Yetis and other similar containers out.  If you are caught sneaking alcohol into the Classic, you will be asked to leave.


ACL Approved Bags Only.

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