Sheri Eggleton, director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis JagTag office, is the top female player in the "fastest growing game in America," according to Mark Rogers, author of the book, Cornhole: Throwing Bags in a Hole. In the book, Eggleton is named among the top six players of this sport.
Eggleton is competing in the World Championships, where she could win the newly created Queen of Cornhole title. The first-place winner will receive $1,100 and the Championship Ring.
The game consists of throwing small square bags into a small hole near the top of a wooden board that is two feet wide and four feet long. Players earn three points for bags that go into the hole, which is about 30 feet away, and one point for bags that land on the board.
"My best placement in the nationals has been the top 16," said Eggleton, who appeared in the game professionally in 2009, when she nearly beat Randy Atha, the second-best player in the world at the time.
According to the official American Cornhole Organization (ACO) website, rules and regulations allow the ACO to set cornhole tournament standards and sanction leagues.
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