Leave it to the Buffalo area to host this one. The American Yard Games Championship is happening in Western New York! This WOULD happen in Western New York. I say all the time throughout the summer: 'Buffalo is obsessed with backyard and lawn games' and I'm here for it.

If you are having people over or a party, it's nearly mandatory that we have cornhole and Kan Jam in the backyard. Everyone knows someone that is really good at cornhole and this tournament could win them some serious cash.

The American Yard Games Championship

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

9AM Registration – 10AM Start

Gratwick Hose Fire Hall

110 Ward Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

The tournament started a few years back and has grown every single year into a bigger and bigger event. According to Facebook, the tournament is one of the biggest yard game tournaments in the entire country.

How does it work?

  • You sign up in teams of two.
  • It is 60 bucks per team to register.
  • Teams can be co-ed
  • You must pre-register.
  • There is a cash prize. Last year, the tournament winners took home over $2000
  • There will be 7 different yard games played:
    – Cornhole
    – KanJam
    – Washers
    – BruBag
    – Rampshot
    – First -n- Ten

FAST FACT: Did you know that Kan Jam was created in the 1980s by Charles Sciandra and Paul Swisher right here in Buffalo? Its original name was not Kan Jam though. Kan Jam was originally called "Garbage Can Frisbee".

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