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Are You Ready For Some Cornhole? Placer Valley Attracts California Championships

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Fans play cornhole in the parking lot prior to Game One of the National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park on October 1, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Fans play cornhole in the parking lot prior to Game One of the National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park on October 1, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Are you ready for some cornhole? Then make room on your calendar for the California State Championships of Cornhole.

Placer Valley—a composite of Rocklin, Roseville and Lincoln—will be hosting the event with the American Cornhole Organization on June 20-21 this year.

The sport derives its name its main goal: Players must take a bag of corn and toss it into a hole in a board. If you don’t have a bag of corn handy, a beanbag will suffice.

If it seems simple, then you haven’t talked to American Cornhole Organization certified official Ken Jones.

“At the tournament level, Cornhole is not just a game of sliding a bag in a hole.” Jones said in a statement. “You’ve got to be able to block your opponents path to the hole, and if your path is blocked, be able to airmail over the top of them. Strategy plays a huge part of elite level cornhole.”

But residents who want to get involved shouldn’t be intimidated by the intricacies of tournament play. In fact, they’re encouraged to come out.

“This year, we’re giving anyone who enjoys cornhole the opportunity to come to Rocklin to test their skill with the best players in the state,” Jones said.

So if you’re ready to take up the challenge, here’s the rule book to study and a tournament bracket to print out.

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