Baggo State Championship at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

May 4th 2024


Come play in the Arkansas Baggo State Championship Tournament with a guaranteed purse of $3,000 + prizes payout purse payout purse

($1500 1st, $750 2nd, $500 3rd & $250 4th)!

The 2024 Arkansas BAGGO State Championship Tournament will be held on the infield of Oaklawn Racing Casino & Resort. Enjoy Live Racing, Gaming & HUGE Cash Payouts!

 Register day of from 11a - 12p or Pre-register below. Tournament starts at 12:30pm. $50 entry per 2 person team, must be 18 years of age or older. 

Like to play in Cornhole tournaments? Come give Baggo a shot and take home some money! Open to anyone 18 years or older. You do not have to be a resident of Arkansas to play.

The Arkansas Baggo State Championship is in it's 18th Year, will you be the next Champion to take home the Cash & Championship Game Boards?

To get signed up, click the link below. This is just a pre-registration that will save you time at the checkin table. (your not commited to anything). 

Q: How do I sign up?

A: The registration link above is to pre-register. This just lets us know your coming and will save you time at the check-in table. 

Q: How do I pay?

A: Bring $50 cash to the registration table on the infield day of the event. 

No credit cards or checks. 

Q: How old do I have to be?

A: All participants will need to be 18 years or older

Q: Does the payout depend on how many teams show up?

A: No. Oaklawn guarantees the $3,000 purse

Q: Can I bring a lawn chair & cooler? 

A: You can bring a lawn chair, however coolers are prohibited. 

Q: Does it cost to get into Oaklawn?

A: No, gate entry is free every race day, first post time is 12:30

Q: Can I bring my own bags & boards?

A: No, only official Baggo equipment will be used.

Q: What time can I show up to warm up?

A: Gates open at 11am, proceed to the infield and checkin at the Baggo table.

Q: I don't have a partner, can you pair me with someone? 

A: If there is anyone else that is looking for a partner, we will be happy to pair you up with that person. 

Q: How many games do I get to play?

A: This is a double elimination style tournament. So if you lose once, you will go into the losers bracket with a chance to work your way out & back to the finals!

Q: I'm a beginner, is this for me?

A: Sure! There is no experiance required. Like all sports, practice makes perfect. Teams range from beginners to backyard experts. 

Q: What are the rules? Will someone explain what to do?

A: Standard Baggo rules apply: 1 point on the board, 3 points in the hole, net scoring & all games to 21 points. Prior to the start of the tournament, we will go over the rules, how to play, best practices & let you know what game board you need to be playing on.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The infield is only open weather permitting. In the event of bad weather, a decision will be made on Friday April 19th to play or reschedule. 

Q: Do I have to be a resident of Arkansas to play?

A: No, the competition is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Q: Does the same team win every year? 

A: No. We are in our 18th year and have only had 2 teams repeat but only one of those was a back to back repeat champion.

Q: Is there food & beverage available?

A: Yes, there are concession windows on the infield, as well as places to make wagers on the races. 

Q: Can my kids come?

A: Yes! The infield is open to everyone, there is plenty of room to run around and there are also food trucks. 

However the tournament is only for 18+.

Q: Is there anything else going on incase I lose?

A: Remember, this is a double elimination tournament. But yes, there is a Beer festival going on as well as Food trucks!

Q: How long with this take?

A: Time for the full tournament to complete, depends on the number of teams that are entered. Normally, we suggest to be prepared for 2-4 hours depending on how many games you win. In 2024 the tournament took right at 4 hours to complete. 

Q: Is this cornhole?

A: Similar. Baggo is a 2x3 version of Cornhole made of a Blow mold polyethelene. Bags are a lighter weight & the game is played a 20 ft (vs 27 cornhole)

Q: Does it play like a Cornhole game?

A: Baggo has a slide to it that provides fun high scoring game play. Cornhole bags tend to pile up around the hole, which can also happen in Baggo, but there is a great chance of knocking them all in during Baggo resulting in faster game play / scoring.