Club History

The Winner’s Circle Cornhole Club (WCCC) was born as a club in May 2016.  We had been playing cornhole regularly during the weekly tournaments at the Winner’s Circle in Salisbury, MA, and had become close friends, friendships that endure to this day.  It was decided that we should organize as a club to formalize what we were doing together, to pool some money together to purchase upgraded equipment, and to see how we could grow as a club and the game in general.  The original 14 members joined the club, held meetings to determine the basic structure of how the club would operate, and away we went!

After 4-5 months of slowly but steadily growing the club, we decided that we wanted to expand our horizons, and the natural way of doing so would be to hold our first ever tournament, and that we could also give back to the community by having the tournament benefit a charity.  Autism Speaks was chosen as the beneficiary, and the fine folks at the New England Sports Park & Crossbar Pub graciously gave us free use of their facility for our event.  Thus, on October 15, 2016, we held our maiden event, the 2016 WCCC Fall Classic.  Ten teams attended, and between our donation and some gracious donations from the players we were able to donate $300.00 to Autism Speaks.

Coming off the success of our maiden voyage, we decided to continue down the path of the charity tournaments, holding them roughly quarterly in 2017, with our best effort coming with the 2017 WCCC Spring Classic, our first major tournament at our home at the Winner’s Circle, attracting 18 teams, a sizable spectator crowd, and over $700 in donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  We continued to grow as a club, and decided that we needed to elect officers.  Our original officers were Edju Martin as President, Gary Clifford as Vice President, and Tom York as Treasurer.  Our Wednesday night tournaments thrived under the A/B modified blind draw format we use to enable newer players to learn the game while still having a chance to win, and we passed the 40 member mark in the fall of 2017.

Also in the Fall of 2017, we decided that we needed to own as many boards as possible for the future, and we undertook the labor of love of building our own boards.  Although we had a sizable team do the prep work, massive credit goes to the team of Gary Clifford, Jake Rockwell, Scott Pelletier, and Peter Conti for spending much of their off time making sure the boards not only got built, but built to a high standard of quality.  Five excellent sets of boards resulted from the project!

The dawn of 2018 saw some changes to the Board of Directors.  Edju Martin & Gary Clifford retained their positions as President & Vice President, while Brian Foster took over as Treasurer, and Mike Pigatti was elected to the newly created position of Recording Secretary.  A move to monthly charity tournaments also beckoned, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley in Salisbury welcomed us into our second home, and we were able to raise $2850 for the B&GC, which will allow for local youths to continue to develop and grow into wonderful adults!

We also welcomed our 50th member early in the year, and had smashing success with our tournaments, attracting 35 & 36 teams the first two months to crush our old record, and also provided a venue for our members to be able to play against the best players in New England.  We thank everyone that has traveled to our tournaments – we truly appreciate it!  Finally, we sent 4 1/2 teams to participate in the 2018 Fenway Cornhole Classic, and the team of Chris Baril & Scott Pelletier put on a show, winning 6 straight elimination games en route to a 2nd place finish out of 80 teams, the highest showing by a New England team in the 6 year history of the tournament.  A banner day for the WCCC!

As we look to the future, we will continue to strive to grow the club, and also to grow the game of cornhole while giving back to the community and providing the players in the region with well-run, organized tournaments.  We hope to see you here! ~Edju

2024-2025 WCCC Board of Directors

Edju Martin
Edju MartinPresident
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Being President of the most fun cornhole club in New England!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Wings
Go-to song before a tournament: House of The Rising Sun by The Animals
Beverage of choice before competing: Roy Rogers

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Sean McKinnon
Sean McKinnonVice President
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Poor
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Sure Fires

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Hit the board once
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Turkey Club
Go-to song before a tournament: Led Zeppelin
Beverage of choice before competing: Miller Lite

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Shannon Titcomb
Shannon TitcombTreasurer
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Jordyn McKinnon
Jordyn McKinnonSocial Media Manager
Throws: Righty
Bags of Choice: Vendettas

Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Beverage of choice before competing: Margaritas

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Mike Pigatti
Mike PigattiRecording Secretary
Nickname: The Mighty Penguin
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blended
Posture: Step
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Being captain of Team 3 in Turf War
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Cheeseburger Club
Go-to song before a tournament: Lose Yourself by Eminem (which I can also rap)
Beverage of choice before competing: Diet Roy Rogers

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John Warren
John WarrenTournament Coordinator
Nickname: John
Throws: Right
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Reynolds

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Actually hitting the board
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Thick onion rings
Beverage of choice before competing: Coors Light on tap

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Dan Leahy
Dan LeahyWebmaster
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: SlideRites

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Beating Brian Foster and Zack Hoover at the WCCC tournament in January 2019.
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Small cheese pizza. Light sauce.
Go-to song before a tournament: Killing in the Name | Rage Against the Machine
Beverage of choice before competing: Anything fresh and hoppy.

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Gary Clifford Jr.
Gary Clifford Jr.At-Large
Nicknames: G-Money
Throws: Both (Ambidextrous)
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Other

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Started from the bottom now we here!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Lasagna
Go-to song before a tournament: Anything DMX
Beverage of choice before competing: All The Liquor!

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2023 Club Roster

AJ Applegate
AJ Applegate
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Both
Posture: Step

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Being in the Yankee Homecoming Parade
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Mozzarella sticks
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Hellcat by NCS
Beverage of choice before competing: Coke

Andy Applegate
Andy Applegate
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs

Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pretzel
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Eduardo Azamor
Eduardo Azamor
Nicknames: Eddie
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: None just yet
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: French Fries
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Any
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Jeff Bachand
Jeff BachandACL Pro
Nickname: Back-hand
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Airmail
Posture: Set

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: The growth of the cornhole family
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Seasoned Curly Q Fries
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Quiet Storm (instrumental) by Mobb Deep
Beverage of choice before competing: Guinness

Shane Bieber
Shane Bieber
Nickname: Beebs
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Step
Bags of Choice: Reynolds Pro-Advantage

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: 1st Place @ ACO Regionals 2020
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Ham and cheese club
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Too many to choose
Beverage of choice before competing: Light beer

Richard Bushway
Richard BushwayACL Pro
Nickname: Bush, Bushie, Dick Bushway, Big D, Dick Bush
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Tyler Callahan
Tyler Callahan
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Cut bag
Bags of Choice: Vendettas

Favorite Food Item at Winner’s Circle: Turkey Club
Go-to Song Before a Tournament: WAP
Beverage of Choice Before Competing: High Noon

Alison Caram
Alison Caram
Nickname: AC, Renee, Ali, Al, Caram
Throws: Left
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Reynolds or All Slides

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Being part of an amazing cornhole family
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Lobster Roll
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Sail by Megalithic Symphony
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer, of course

Tracey Clocher
Tracey Clocher
Throws: Occasionally
Bags of Choice: Seabags, Coach, Scout

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: 1st- That 1 particular point in my 1st cornhole tourney- you know the one! 2nd- Raising money for local charities in need.
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Haddock Plate
Go-to song before a tournament: AC/DC or Ozzy
Beverage of choice before competing: Blue Raspberry Sparkling Ice

Carly Cole
Carly Cole
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Other
Bags of Choice: SlideRites

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Four bagger!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: BLT & Savory Q Fries
Beverage of choice before competing: Downeast Cider

Christopher Cole
Christopher Cole
Nickname: Cole (champion)
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: GameChangers

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Won a tournament where I beat two ACL pros twice (Prew and Grew) with Chris Baril
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Beer
Go-to song before a tournament: Wasn’t Me by Shaggy
Beverage of choice before competing: The highest alcohol % available

Ryan Deschenes
Ryan Deschenes
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Brian Foster
Brian Foster
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs
Mike Gertz
Mike Gertz
Nickname: Mike
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Pro X

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Winning a conference tournament
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Go-to song before a tournament: Popular Monster
Beverage of choice before competing: Coke

Zack Hoover
Zack Hoover
Nickname: Hoov
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: GameChangers

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Anytime I beat Bushway
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Go-to song before a tournament: Shoot Me Straight by Brothers Osborne
Beverage of choice before competing: Session IPA

Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson
Lissa Jarvis
Lissa Jarvis
Nickname: Lissa
Throws: Lefty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Step
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: 2 Four baggers!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza burger
Beverage of choice before competing: PBR or Bud Lite

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson
Nickname: Buzz 13
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Step
Bags of Choice: Reynolds Pro X

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: N/A
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Wings
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Wild Side by Motley Crue
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Dominic Lander
Dominic Lander
Nickname: Dom
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Winning my first time I came!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: None
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Money In The Grave by Drake
Beverage of choice before competing: Downeast Cider

Shawn Lander
Shawn Lander
Nickname: Papa Bear
Throws: Left
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: None yet (soon)
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Chicken Wings
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Wild Thing by Tone Loc
Beverage of choice before competing: Soda water

Cathy MacKay
Cathy MacKay
Steve Marshall
Steve Marshall
Nickname: Steve
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Step
Bags of Choice: Game Changers

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Two all-airmail fourbaggers in one night
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Mozzarella Sticks
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Anything rock
Beverage of choice before competing: Jack & Coke

Deanna McConville
Deanna McConville
Nickname: Dee
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Step

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Four bagging playing in the competitive bracket of a tournament.
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Ryan McConville
Ryan McConville
Nickname: 190
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: SlideRites

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Blind draw wins
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Is beer food?
Go-to song before a tournament: Enter Sandman by Metallica
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin
Nicknames: Star Lord
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Winning multiple WCCC awards
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Chicken Fingers
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
Beverage of choice before competing: Roy Rogers

Donald McPhee Jr.
Donald McPhee Jr.
Nickname: Donny
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Throw’N BagZ

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Winning my first week at the circle
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Go-to song before a tournament: Anything showtunes related
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Jamie Paquette
Jamie Paquette
Nickname: Jay
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Slide
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: GameChangers

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Finally coming in first on Wednesday night @ the WC
Go-to song before a tournament: Master of Puppets by Metallica
Beverage of choice before competing: Sam Adams Wicked Hazy

Scott Pelletier
Scott Pelletier
Throws: Right
Throw Style: Blended
Posture: Set
Jesob Rockwell
Jesob Rockwell
Nickname: Jboogyyy or Mike Pancake
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Baldwins or Game Changers

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Hitting 3/4 bags in airmail for $3,444
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Cheese Pizza
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Any Joyner Lucas song
Beverage of choice before competing: Some shots of Jacky Daniels

Mylah Rockwell
Mylah RockwellPrincess
Throws: Shade
Throw Style: Smooth
Posture: Bundled Up

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Being born on a WCCC Wednesday night to my Mommy & Daddy!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Baba
Beverage of choice before competing: Milk
Musician: Joyner Lucas

Allie Simons
Allie Simons
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Killshots 357

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: 1st place in Beginner at 2020’s The Ed Martin Memorial Classic
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Seasoned curly fries
Beverage of choice before competing: Ginger Ale

Kayley Simons
Kayley Simons
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Reynolds Pro Advantage

Go-to song before a tournament: Get Ready – Pitbull, Blake Shelton
Crowning cornhole achievement: 3rd Annual The Ed Martin Memorial Classic Beginner Division Champion
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Chicken fingers & fries
Beverage of choice before competing: Water

Matt Simons
Matt Simons
Throws: Left
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: Pro X, 357, BG Mercenary

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Using cornhole to raise some money for charity
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Cheeseburger club and curly fries
Go-To Song Before a Tournament: Round and round – Ratt
Beverage of choice before competing: Beer

Mindy Sponagle
Mindy Sponagle
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend of both
Posture: Other
Bags of Choice: Cheetahs

Crowning cornhole lifetime achievement: Can’t say I’ve ever come in first but I’ve come in 2nd and 3rd. I have had a few four baggers and my throw has improved so much this year. But the greatest thing about WCCC are all the amazing friends!
Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Pizza
Go-to song before a tournament:The Final Countdown – Europe
Beverage of choice before competing: Downeast Winter Cider or Jameson & Ginger

Dylan Tosi
Dylan Tosi
Nickname: The Crimson Chin
Throws: Righty
Throw Style: Blend
Posture: Set
Bags of Choice: SlideRites

Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Go-to song before a tournament: Crazy Train by Ozzie Osbourne
Beverage of choice before competing: Gatorade

Cheryl Warren
Cheryl Warren
Throws: Righty
Posture: Step

Favorite food item at Winner’s Circle: Thick onion rings
Beverage of choice before competing: Coke

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“If you live on the North Shore, or if you are looking for a cornhole field trip, I’d encourage you to come visit the Circle. Edju runs some of the best round robin tournaments around. The competition level, and “bang for your buck” can’t be beat – except for maybe by the quality of people that come out and play.”

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