Local business to host first Battle of the Palmetto Cornhole Tournament in North Charleston

Ashton and Justin Wages are brothers, business partners and avid cornhole players. After starting their own venture called Cooler Cushions, which is just like it sounds: cushions for the tops of coolers for those times when there’s a shortage of seating, they decided their first company-sponsored event would be a cornhole tournament. This weekend, they will host the inaugural Battle of the Palmetto Cornhole Tournament with up to 32 teams competing for cash and prizes. Board Spaces, a local group that specializes in custom cornhole boards, will help run the event. It’s a double-elimination tournament with a NCAA-type bracket of registered teams. The team in first place will win $700, a cornhole set and other prizes, second place winners take home $200 and game day prizes and third place winners will receive various game day prizes. Spectators will have a chance to enter a raffle to win a YETI cooler and other items, which are all sponsored by businesses such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tidewater Boats, Cinebarre and about a dozen others.

When: Late registration from 2:30-3 p.m., games from 4-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Dig in the Park, 1049 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free for spectators. Registration for teams of two is $50, which includes T-shirts and a customized name

More info: battleofthepalmetto.com