It was all for fun, and four teams from Blount County had plenty of that on Saturday when they competed in the 180 Sports and Fitness Cornhole Tournament in Knoxville.
Melissa Copelan, who until recently was manager of Community Relations for Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations, spread the word to Blount County friends about the tournament, which was held at 180 Sports & Fitness, which is owned by Copelan’s husband.
A total of 14 teams competed for T-shirts and a $200 first prize. Competing on the teams of two from Blount County were Chris Flynn and Maelea Galyon, Leah Flynn and Copelan, Dale Pearson and Jason Patrick and, representing Blount Today, Steve Stout and Rick Howard.
Each team played in a round-robin format to games of 21 until the semi-finals, which were single elimination. The Blount Today team of Stout and Howard were the only local team to make it to the Final Four and placed fourth in the tournament.