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American Cornhole League to host tournament Saturday in Vicksburg

With a boost from ESPN, the game of cornhole is continuing to grow in popularity. Tournaments are being held throughout the U.S. and winners take home cash prizes.

Vicksburg will host its first cornhole tournament Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The event is being organized by Jeff Richburg, American Cornhole League regional director for Central MS Cornhole & Good Times.

“This will be the first regional of the year,” Richburg said. The league’s season began Sept. 1.

The tournament is open to all ages and participants can choose the division they would like to compete in, which includes novice, competitive and advanced.

Competitors can also decide if they want to play in a singles tournament or play in the BYOP (Bring Your Own Partner) doubles tournament.

“We will also have two divisions in advanced and competitive with a blind draw,” Richburg said, which is where there will be a computer matchup.

All equipment — boards and bags — will be regulated by the league and the tournament is double elimination. Cash prizes will be awarded in all divisions.

Walk-ins are welcome, with registration being held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

“Anybody can walk in and play,” Richburg said, adding, “If you just throw in your backyard, you are not going to go up against the best guys there. You are going to be separated.”

As one of three regional directors in the state, Richburg said he will be hosting anywhere from eight to 10 tournaments over the course of the next 12 months at different locations.

This is Richburg’s third year as a regional director and he said he is expecting players from all over the state and Louisiana to turn out on Saturday. He encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the day whether as a spectator or as a competitor.

All COVID-19 guidelines that pertain to the Vicksburg Convention Center will be maintained during the tournament.

For more information or to register, call 601-941-0864.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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