This week’s news:

Champp’s Tonight!! Our first night at Champp’s (North) is tonight. We are going to have a FREE singles tourney starting at 9pm. We are going to have prizes including: $20 cash prize, $20 value Chipotle card, 2 tickets to Thursday night at the Indy Tennis Championships and 10th row seats to Fridays FEVER game.

Music Mill Wednesday Night at 8:30pm – we have a FREE “casual” players bracket and we also run a “competetive” player bracket that is $10 to enter. The $10 bracket has prizes for the Top 4 finishers including 50% of the purse, concert tickets, Chipotle gift cards and MORE. $5 pitchers, Quarter wings, $3 JACK. Indoors. Great time. www.themusicmillvenue.com – Winner last week: Kevin Warner; 2nd: Justin Bowen.

Fionn MacCool’s on Thursday night: PARTNERS tourney – $100 guaranteed to 1st place – 7:30 start time. All ages, Outside on the patio. Last week winners: Greg Toth and Kevin Warner.

The Cornhole Cup Mondays at The Spot in Castleton – sponsored by Miller Lite – 9pm start. More info on our Calendar page – Week 1 winner: Matt Ott; 2nd: Brent Ellis.

Broad Ripple Beer Festival is this Saturday! Come out and see us! 3-7pm in Broad Ripple. More info on our Calendar page and here: www.brewersofindianaguild.com/festival.html

Each of our locations has their own page on our site now complete with Address, drink specials and pictures from prior events – check it out!!

Calendar – Keep up to date with all we have going on.

Rankings – get ranked at any of our events. If you pay to enter one of our tourneys you get a FREE score challenge attempt. If not, only $5 to qualify. We will be running a FREE tourney for our Top 25 Ranked players in the next 3 weeks – details will be announced next week! Get ranked this weekend at the Broad Ripple Beer Festival!

Brickyard 400 and Football season are coming – make sure you have BAGS!
If you need Rental sets for the race or a party let us know.

Events:

Tonight!! – That Place in Greenwood – Singles Tourney – no partner needed, 8pm start, INDOORS if raining.
Tonight!! – 100% payout tourney 8pm at Hot Shotz on e. 96th (behind 96th St Steakburgers) – Singles tourney, Double Elimination, $5 person, Top 3 paid out: 60-30-10%.

6/11 – Wednesday at The Whammy Bar inside the Music Mill – come out for a Double Elimination Singles (no partner needed)Tourney starting at 8pm – Great prizes like Concert Tickets – $5 pitchers too. Nice. Non-smoking bar.

6/12 – Thursday Night at Fionn MacCool’s on 116th St in Fishers: Relay for Life Charity Benefit BLIND DRAW Tourney Register at bar from 5-7:30pm, or call 863-2100 to pre-register. It is ALL AGES, Outdoors, $15/person, Credit Cards Accepted!

6/12-14 SummerFest in Greenfield (details at bottom of page) – Thursday, Friday and Saturday cornhole at SummerFest!!

Catch us weekly here: (click on bar to see their site)

Mondays at The Spot in Castleton 8:30pm
Tuesdays at HOT SHOTZ : 4705 e. 96th St. 8pm
Tuesdays at THAT PLACE: S. Emerson in Greenwood 8pm
Wednesdays at the Whammy Bar inside the Music Mill 8pm
Thursdays at Fionn MacCool’s in Fishers 7pm ALL AGES!

All events and detailed info here: www.indycustomcornhole.com/calendar.html

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Need rental sets for a graduation party, work party or to run your own tournament?? Contact us for more info, we have 20 rental/tourney sets. More info: www.indycustomcornhole.com/rentals.html

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HOW GOOD ARE YOU? RANKINGS PAGE IS UPDATED: www.IndyCustomCornhole.com/rankings.html
HERE ARE THE TOP PLAYERS AS OF 6/8/08:

Matt Guy 146
Kevin Warner 136
Gary Raley 130
Frank Stokes 122
Jason Robinson 118
Aaron Robinson 118
Eric Hinerman 118
Sam Canary 116
Tom Ramstrom 106
Paul Vickers 106
Nate Weinrich 104
Adam Rich 102
Mike Oehler 100
Andy Wintrode 98
Mark Plummer 96
Derek Ruble 92

The system is simple, each player throws an 8 bag inning 4 times. Total score from the 32 bags and then we double that score for a final score. So 8 bags + 8 bags + 8 bags + 8 bags = 32 bags x 2 = Score.

* To qualify see us at any of our events. Your score will be the top one of your first three attempts and then will be the average of the top 3 scores of your 5 most recent attempts. Qualifying is $5, most events you will be able to have two attempts for $5. Some of our events we will have qualifying included in the price of the event. Fionn MacCool’s on Thursday 1 attempt is included in the cost of the event.

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See us downtown on June 21 at the Indy Brew Ha-Ha Beer Festival : www.indybrewhaha.com

Here is what’s up with what’s up this week…

- Indy.com Magazine is running a cover story on Cornhole in their weekly magazine and website next week (5/14/08). The story is about some of our local players: Kevin Warner, Adam Rich, Mike Oehler and Sam Canary. Indy.com came out to several of our weekly events at Music Mill and Fionn MacCool’s to interview us and take pictures/video. It should be a cool article and a big boost for cornhole in Indy.

- Tonight at the Music Mill (Keystone at the Crossing) we are hosting a FREE “Mixer” tournament – Registration 7:45-8:30pm. The Mixer tourney is a new event we have been trying out that is alot of fun. We split the field into 2 or 3 pools of 8 people and have each person play 7 games with each other person in the pool as their partner one time. You each get a score for each game and after 7 games we total the scores to figure the pool winners. Come out and try it! We have great prizes like FREE pairs of concert tickets!! They also have $5 pitchers and quarter wings. Nice.

- Tomorrow night (Thursday) at Fionn MacCool’s on 116th St. in Fishers we will do the Mixer tourney again, there will be cash and gift card prizes for the top 2 players from each pool. It is a charity benefit as well. This week the charity event is for Cystic Fibrosis. Registration is 5:30 to 7:15pm, event starts at 7:30pm. We will also be giving away Free T-shirts and Coozies at MacCool’s tomorrow!!! All Ages.

- FREE X103 Concert/Thickburgers/Cornhole this FRIDAY night at the Castleton HARDEE’S!!! Hardee’s is introducing their new Prime Rib Thickburger with a Free X103 concert (Xero Sum) at 6pm and free cornhole starting at 6:40pm until 8pm. Monster Energy Drink will also be out the giving away Free drinks. We will be having our “Individual Score Challenge” set up and will have prizes for the highest score every 20 minutes and will have FREE PAIR OF MAYDAY tickets to the highest score of the evening. All Ages.

– Indy Cornhole Classic last Friday night at Sports of all Sorts was won by Matt Guy and Eric Hinerman ($300 top prize), congrats Matt and Eric. Runners-up were Jason and Aaron Robinson. Thank you to our event’s major sponsors Chipotle, XL950 and Fox Pub and Grill. Look for our next SOAS Tourney this summer!!

- Keep up to date with all of our events by going to our calendar page and clicking on the +Google Calendar Icon. www.IndyCustomCornhole.com/calendar.html – We have added several events this week!

- Watch our site for our Individual Score Challenge Rankings to be posted in the next week. Come out and see us to get yourself qualified! It is a 32 bag total score individual contest.

Monday Night MOJO Cornhole League Standings:

Team W L
9 A+B=C 10 0
1 STL 8 1
11 Here For Beer 7 2
4 Cubbies 7 3
7 Pimps 6 4
8 Rounders 5 5
5 Rookies 3 7
6 Hotties 2 8
3 R n D 3 7
10 Brew Crew 2 8
2 Fashugah! 0 10

Scott Melby
Indy Custom Cornhole, LLC
317 339-0780

www.IndyCustomCornhole.com
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I am cheating – just posting the info I emailed out to our mail list….sorry. Hope to see you at one or more of our events next week!!!

Monday Nite League at the Spot in Castleton starts on 4/21 – 2 or 3 person teams – 6 weeks – $50 – DETAILS at www.indycustomcornhole.com/leagues.html
NEW WEDNESDAY weekly event: THE WHAMMY BAR inside the Music Mill – WIN CONCERT TIX!! DETAILS on our calendar page
Thursday 4/17 Relay for Life Tourney at Fionn MacCool’s in Fishers – Comp & Rec brackets – Win $$ – DETAILS at www.IndyCustomCornhole.com peep it.

Indy Cornhole Classic sponsored by XL950 – Chipotle – Burd Ford – Knockouts!
Friday 7pm, May 2 at Sports of all Sorts
LIVE onsite broadcast by XL950’s Rake and Woch!
$40/team pre-registered – first 32 teams registered get 2 free event T-shirts. Win $300+

Need bags, scoreboards, rental sets or event hosting? Contact@IndyCustomCornhole.com

Good stuff going on in April, check it out.

Warm weather is here soon and we have some great events this month, come out and play!
Keep up with all our events from our Website Calendar Page.

– Indy Mojo Monday Night Cornhole League at The Spot starts 4/14
– Relay For Life Cornhole Tourney at Fionn MacCool’s 4/17 – Cash Prizes
– Indy Cornhole Classic at Sports of all Sorts 5/2 – XL950 Live Broadcast
– $5 singles tourney TONIGHT at Claude & Annie’s West – No partner needed

Indy Custom Cornhole Mojo Monday Night League Sponsored by Miller Lite

LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS APRIL 14!!

More Details and Register Here: http://indycustomcornhole.com/leagues.html
– We are allowing 3 person teams (only 2 play per night).
– The league runs Monday 4/14 thru 5/19, 6 weeks for only $50 per team.
– Teams will play at least 2 league games per week.
– League winners will receive a sweet customized league set with bags, there will also be Gift Certificates and T-shirts from Indy Custom Cornhole and The Spot for runner up teams!
– Stay in the loop with all Cornhole and Indy Mojo happenings: Join our Cornhole Group here: www.IndyMojo.com/Cornhole
– We will also be at The Spot on Monday April 7 from 9-11pm to sign up teams and play cornhole.

Cornhole Tourney at Fionn MacCool’s – April 17 – benefit for Relay for Life !
7:30pm start. We will have a Competitive and a Recreation bracket, the cost will be $35/$25 respectively.
– The format will be double elimination, played outdoors. CASH PRIZES – Drink Specials – Great Food.
– Registration form here: www.IndyCustomCornhole.com/MacCools.html
– We will be hosting Charity Cornhole Tournaments every Thursday at MacCool’s.
– Cornhole Rewards: Free gift cards, t-shirts or other prizes for attending events at MacCool’s! Sign up on 4/17!

Indy Cornhole Classic – Sports of all Sorts – Friday May 2nd – 7pm start

The first 32 teams entered will receive 2 free event T-shirts! We will have a 64 team cap – This event will sell out.
$40/team paid in advance, $50/team day of. Register for the event and pay via Credit card or Paypal: www.IndyCustomCornhole.com
XL950’s The Zone with Greg and Woch will be broadcasting live from the event and be our celebrity players.
$400 to winning team on full field – Guaranteed at least $300 to 1st; Prizes to top 3 teams.

Tonight at Claude & Annie’s – 8pm – Singles Tourney only $5 entry
Time to start getting your game tuned up!
Prizes include Claude & Annie’s $10 Gift certificate, Indy Custom Cornhole T-shirt; Coozies and other T’s
Claude & Annie’s is located at 1229 S. Girl School Rd. just north of the Airport

Spring is here. Do you need a new set of bags? How about a Scoreboard/Drinkholder? We can help.
We are also selling several sets of tourney used bags for half price – $15/set of 8.

What is up to you blog readers. I am exhausted. I have way more to do than I can keep up with…ugh. That and I am not doing the best time managing this year so far.

I am going to start up a new cornhole league this month at Claude & Annie’s, probably two locations. It is going to be sweet b/c we are going to offer them up at less than half price to get a following going.
Registration for the leagues will start this week and the leagues will start this month, you will be able to register from our website: www.IndyCustomCornhole.com

Besides that, peep what is up this week and next:

Winner and runner-up of this Wednesday and Thursday Tourneys 2/6-7 will receive FREE entry to our 2/13 singles tourney at Fox & Hound where we’ll give away at least one Free entry to the Butler Bubble tourney on Saturday 2/16.

Wednesday 2/6 at Fox & Hound: Singles Tourney. 16 player field, $10/entry. Winner receives a Fox & Hound private party for up to 20 peeps (worth approx. $150) + free 2/13 entry. 2nd place wins free entry to 2/13 tourney.
1/30/08 winners: Jason Robinson 1st; Gary Raley 2nd; Kevin Warner 3rd.

Thursday 2/7 Claude & Annie’s West $5 SINGLES tourney, register 7-8pm. WINNER TAKE ALL! (plus free entry to our 2/13 tourney). 2nd place winner receives free entry to 2/13 tourney also. Frosty 34 ounce Bud/Bud Lights for only $4!! 1229 S. Girl School Rd (at Morris)

2nd Annual Butler Bubble Winter Tourney – 2/16 4pm check-in, 5pm start. Comp/Rec divisions. You must pre-register for this event! To register: call 317 940-9618 or jrayman@butler.edu – checks, Master Card, Visa and AMEX accepted.

POLAR BEAR CORNHOLE TOURNEY Thursday 2/21 – Fionn MacCool’s on 116th st. – Outdoors, $20/team 6pm start. Entire Pot paid to top 3 finishers. Call 863-2100 to register. CCards ok.

What is up Mofo’s? 10 Degrees out this weekend, friggin great. Still a few months away from busting out the cornhole sets in the backyard . We gotcha covered though, playing indoors and win fantastic prizes too.

Play Cornhole in January? Absolutely.
Check out these great events we are hosting:

Tonight at Claude & Annie’s (on Girl School rd) we are having a FREE tourney, register 7-8pm. Every team will win something. we have coozies, T’s and some nice bar shwag. 34 ounce Bud/Bud Light for only $4!!

Wednesday 1/23 at Fox & Hound: Singles tourney. First 16 players only. $10/entry. Winner will receive a Free Party at Fox & Hound good for 20 people and includes billiards tables for 2 hours, pizzas, buffalo wings, chips/salsa and more (worth approx $150); 2nd place will win Free entry for themself to the Sports of all Sorts tourney 1/26.

Sports of all Sorts Winter Cornhole Classic – Saturday night 1/26 – register 6pm, 7pm start. $40/team if pre-registered, call 823-9555 credit cards accepted. 1st place wins up to $500! More details on our site: www.IndyCustomCornhole.com

2nd Annual Butler Bubble Cornhole Tourney – Saturday 2/16 – Register 4pm, 5pm start. Competetive and Recreation divisions. Free food/drink. 5 Game Guarantee. More details on our site.

Questions or comments? Hit me up here – Scott@IndyCustomCornhole.com

Check us out anytime at www.IndyCustomCornhole.com

Happy New Year! Here is what is going on in the next month or so with me. Helping everyone take care of their Cornhole Jones while it is 10 degrees out. I hope to see some of you Mofo’s at these.

– INDOOR CORNHOLE TOURNAMENTS

Mini-Tourney at Fox & Hound Wed. 1/9/08 – 8pm Register, 8:30 start. $10 entry, only 16 1-person teams max, double elimination, winner receives a Fox & Hound party room package good for you and up to 20 friends! Includes 2 hours of billiards tables, buffalo wings, pizza, chips/salsa. (worth approx $150). Prizes will be given out to all participants including T’s, koozies and free entries to our next F&H tourney on 1/23! Come out and see us every Wednesday at Fox & Hound!!!

WINTER CORNHOLE CLASSIC at SPORTS OF ALL SORTS – SATURDAY NIGHT 1/26/08 6pm Registration 7pm start. $40/team if pre-registered by 1/25, $50 day of. The 1st 32 teams registered receive 2 free event T-shirts and Free burrito gift cards from Chipotle, so register now! Call 823-9555 – Credit Cards are accepted. 64 team cap. Food and drink onsite. 1st Place Team will win $500 on a full field, $350 if not. Prizes awarded to top 5 finishers.

2nd Annual Butler Bubble February Cornhole Tournament – Saturday Night 2/16/08 at Butler University. Call Jeanne to register your team now 940-9618.

- MORE EVENTS:

We are now hosting cornhole every THURSDAY night at Claude & Annie’s West (Morris/Girl School) from 7-10pm. We will have FREE play and tournaments too!

Starting in March we will be hosting a weekly tournament night at Indy’s Authentic Irish Pub, Fionn MacCools in Fishers. Come out on 1/10 at 6pm for their 1st Polar Bear Cornhole Tourney! $20 per 2 person team. CASH prizes. Call 863-2100 to pre-register. This event is outdoor, can you handle it? A portion of the proceeds from each tourney go to Charity.

– OTHER NEWS:

ESPN has created an online cornhole arcade game. We have a link to it from our home page. Check it out, it is pretty fun.

At long last for the many who have asked, we FINALLY have orange duck cloth bags!

SHOW US YOUR CORNHOLE – We’ve sold 100’s of unfinished sets and we wonder how they turn out…we also see alot of you do a great job finishing sets you’ve built. We’ve decided to put a page on our site for everyone to show off how you have finished your sets. Email us a picture of your set(s) and we might post it in our soon to be built gallery page of sets!

Contact me if you have any questions.
Out.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

* Looking for a last minute gift idea? How about Cornhole Apparel, Bags & Scoreboards!?!?!

* Join us every Wednesday night before heading to Landsharks at Fox & Hound on 82nd st and play INDOORS! FREE!

* Soon we will be announcing indoor tournaments for January, February and March!

* Rental sets discounted for the winter

* We are hiring part-time help for events

Only 11 shopping days left til Christmas, time to start shopping! We have several new Collared shirts, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Coozies, scoreboard-drinkholders and 14 different color bags (including hard to find colors like brown, gold, burgundy, purple and more!)

Join us from 8-11pm every Wednesday night for free cornhole in the “Black room”. We give away T-shirts and Coozies etc.. to contest winners. Come out and play! We will be registering for a 5-week singles league starting in mid-January as well.

Spring is still months away, we are working on several indoor Tournaments and Leagues between now and then.
Updates will be sent soon or check out our website for more information. www.IndyCustomCornhole.com

If you have any indoor parties or are brave enough to play in the cold and need sets, we are now renting sets for $37.50/set. Contact us for more info or to reserve your sets.

We will be closed from 12/23 until 1/2 for the holidays. Other than hosting Fox & Hound on 12/26.
We are hiring part-time personnel to assist with our events and tournaments. More info here.

Have a safe a happy holiday!

Scott and the ICC Staff
www.IndyCustomCornhole.com
Indy Custom Cornhole, LLC

Ok, I have been getting some requests to post a blog and to list some of my likes/dislikes. I will stick only to my likes in this entry. Dislikes will take up a whole ‘nother entry. Here is what I am into:

My family, live music (the smaller the club the better), NFL football, my waycool dog Zoie, cornhole, time with my friends, Dos Equis Beer (GREEN), local h (chicago band), Stand-up Comedy, The Why Store, Appleton Wisconsin, United States Marine Corps, downhill snow skiing, The Office, sparkly stuff, YATS, softball, driving, swearing, driving & swearing, real cheesecake, Pulp Fiction, The Jim Rome Show, playing frisbee, funny T-shirts, Best Buy, Clerks (movie), Sportscenter, Brett Favre, Bacardi & Diet Pepsi, Chipotle Burritos, Italian Beef Sandwiches, Oliver Syndrome (90’s Indy Band), Skydiving, hockey shootouts, Mark Boyle, March Madness, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, 80’s hair bands, Watermelon anything, biking, playing basketball, peanut butter in my chocolate, chocolate in my peanut butter, Robert Schimmel, giant fountain sodas, hot tubbin’, Sausage Egg McMuffins, The Elect, rollercoasters, rock climbing, Roselli’s pizza, carb day, Stewie from Family Guy, giving, receiving.

Hope that works.

Take care all-

Scott