Bags Tournament 

2024 Urbandale 4th of July Celebration Bags Tournament


July 3rd
6pm at Lions Park

This is a doubles event and is a double elimination bracketless tournament. Teams are guaranteed two “best 2 out of 3” games in the tournament. Awards will be given to top teams in both divisions. All proceeds will be donated to the Urbandale Miracle League.


Divisions: If you’re not sure which division your team belongs in, please don’t hesitate to ask the tournament director! Beginning this year, there will be 2 separate divisions with different levels of play:

  • Sparklers (Recreational) – Do you love to play a game of cornhole at a backyard cookout or party? This is your division!

NOTE: any team may enter this division; however, this division is designed for more casual players and “sandbagging” is discouraged.

  • Bottle Rockets (Competitive) – Do you regularly play cornhole in a league or in competitive tournaments? This is your division!

NOTE: any team may enter this division; however, entrants should expect a
more competitive level of play.


  • In order to encourage faster play, the format of the tournament has been changed from a single elimination tournament with preliminary pool play to a double elimination bracketless tournament. Teams will be randomly paired within their division for their first match and will be paired for their second match based on their first match results. Teams will only play within their division.


  • As in previous years, games will be scored to 21 with a team “busting” for going over 21 at the end of a round; however, this year teams that bust will now reset to their previous score rather than to 12.
    • Example: if a team enters a round at 18 points and ends the round at 22 or more points after all throws are completed, they will have busted and return to 18 points.

Time: 6:00 until finish Sunday July 3, 2024 (plan on at least 2 hours, but could be longer for teams that advance in the tournament). Check-in begins at 5:15 pm and players meeting at 5:50pm to go over rules.

Location: Lions Park Tennis Courts.


  • Sparklers: $30/team
  • Bottle Rockets: $40/team

Registration Information: Register here. Day of event registration will also be available on a first come first served basis until the maximum number of teams is reached.

Other Information: Lawn chairs strongly encouraged and a canopy (there will be limited shaded areas) if available. Water will be provided. Outside food and beverage allowed and also available for purchase near the tournament area.

Questions? email Tournament Director David Tillinghast –

The tournament entry is closed now. Day of entry registration is still available on a first come first serve basis until the maximum number of teams is reached.