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Bags tournament planned

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:08 a.m. CDT

MENDOTA — The very popular sport of “bags” will be part of this year’s 66th Celebration of Corn in Mendota.

The competition is scheduled for Aug. 10 and is being sponsored by Northern Partners Cooperative of Mendota.

To pre-register, pick up a form at the Mendota Chamber Office, download one at sweetcornfestival.com or call 815-539-6507.

“It will be a double elimination tourney, with each team guaranteed 4 matches,” said Alison Wasmer, Chamber executive director. “Space is limited to 48 teams.”

Entry fees are $40 for a two-person team with 100 percent of the entry fees paid out. Payouts are based on the number of teams entered. Teams can bring their own bags, or use bags provided.

The event will take place in the beer garden area of the Sweet Corn Festival (800 block of Main Street). Beverages will be available for purchase, none may be brought in.

If you do not have a partner and would like to play, you will be matched up with someone.

Because of the limit on the amount of teams that can enter, pre-registration is a good idea and begins at 10 a.m. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m.

The bags tournament will be part of the many things to do at Mendota’s Fest. For more information, visit www.sweetcornfestival.com or call 815-539-6507.

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