cornholeThere is still time to register your team for the big Corn Hole Tournament on Oct. 29 at JJ’s Cantina.

The tournament will help fund the work of the Santa Claus Club which provides Christmas gifts and a visit from Santa for children in the poorest neighborhoods of Puerto Peñasco each year. Last year the club gave gifts to more than 12,000 children.

This fund raiser will actually be a three-day event with Corn Hole competitions on Oct. 28, 29 and 30.

On Friday, the competition begins at 6 p.m. at the Baja Hotel near Manny’s Beach Club on El Mirador Beach. Buy-in will be $10 and the club will pay out 50 percent of the proceeds to the top three teams.

On Saturday, a double-elimination tournament will be held by the game room next to JJ’s Cantina. Competition begins at 9 a.m., on 10 courts with 40 players. Prize money will be paid to the six teams. All remaining proceeds will benefit the children of Peñasco through the work of the Santa Claus Club.

Entry fee for the Saturday tournament is $20 per person in advance, or $25 that day. A raffle of gift certificates from Arizona and Mexico companies for merchandise, services and adventures will take place throughout the day. Tickets are $6 for 10 or $2 each and can be purchased on site or ahead of time. Those who can’t be here but want to participate in the raffle can e-mail for tickets.

Players can register at JJ’s Cantina, or by sending the team names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and $20 per person to: Santa Claus Club, P.O. Box 5, Lukeville, AZ 85341. A receipt will be sent by e-mail with the team number. Bring that receipt to the registration area on tournament day.

For players who want one more shot at the prize money and bragging rights, the competition moves back to the Baja Hotel on Sunday for a 10 a.m. start and 50 percent payout to the top three teams. Buy-in will again be $10 per person.

For information about the Cornhole Tournament, or the Santa Claus Club send an e-mail to: or visit the website

B.J. and Kathy Lathram of La Cholla stand off against Melanie and Steve Hennessy of Tucson in a Cholla Bay tournament earlier this year.