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    Participants in the Pigskin Weekend cornhole competition line up on the Graham downtown square and take turns throwing bags in teams of two. The competition had 60 teams participate on Saturday. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
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    Grant Upchurch and “BG” Brandon Gregor accept the award for winning the Open cornhole competition at the Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Old Post Office Museum and Art Center Pigskin Weekend event held Saturday. Shown from left to right are Gregor, CVB Manager Grant Ingram and Upchurch. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Pigskin Weekend draws a crowd to the square

The Graham Conventions and Visitors Bureau partnered with the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center for the inaugural Pigskin Weekend event Saturday handing over $6,000 in prizes to winners in three divisions.

“It was great to see the community come out and support this event,” CVB Manager Grant  Ingram said. “We really appreciate the sponsorship and the folks that came out and spent their Saturday with us. We had a lot of local teams competing for the cornhole tournament and had some great local musical talent throughout the day, so it was just a great way to spotlight the talent and the community here.”

The event opened at 10 a.m. and had tailgating, live music, college football, a pig roast and a cornhole tournament hosted by the Texas Cornhole League at the empty lot behind the OPOMAC. Ingram said the event had a successful turnout with the team for the tournament with some making a trip for the competition.

“We had over 60 teams that competed in the cornhole tournament,” Ingram said. “We had folks from all over the Texoma (area), even had some folks drive up from College Station and Lawton, Oklahoma to compete so it was a wide area that we were drawing teams in from and everyone said they had a great time.”

Texas Cornhole League supplied the boards and bean bags for the tournament, so no equipment was required for registered teams. The tournament was a double elimination competition with two-person teams.

The tournament was broken up into three divisions: Open, Competitive and Social. Prizes in the open cornhole tournament were $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place. Prizes in the Competitive cornhole tournament were $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place. The first place prize for social cornhole tournament was $1,000.

First Place - Grant Upchurch, “BG” Brandon Gregor
Second Place - Josh Groce, Peyton Welsh

First Place - Garrett Galven, Rene Moreno
Second Place - Julian Escamillo, Israel Aguirre

First Place - Israel De La Cruz, Mika Moreno
Second Place - David Baladec, Eli Bueno

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