The next player to be featured in our new Player Spotlight series is Bill "Bagnbill" Hadley. Bill was the inaugural Arizona State Singles Champion winning in 2016. This past season, Bill was named the Arizona Player of the Year with the most points earned throughout the 2016-2017 season, despite not being able to play in the 2017 Arizona State Championhips.
Bill, who is originally from Chicago, has been playing bags for eight years, although he didn't compete in his first tournament until moving to Arizona. His story of getting started is a common one - playing bags with friends while have a few drinks. Before cornhole, Bill competed as a 50% thrower in the World Horseshoe tournaments in Columbus, OH, Spear Fish, SD and Syracuse, NY.
Along with owning the title of 2016 Arizona State Singles Champion, Bill has racked up several big wins including the 2016 Wild West Shootout Singles Tournament, The 2015 Conrhole Cup Doubles Tournament, the 2015 Cornhole Bowl Doubles Tournament and a number of regional singles and doubles events.
Bill welcomes the competition of the game and he points to his hatred of losing as the driving force behind getting better and better each day. He also enjoys the social side of the game stating that "I have met a lot of great people and made many friends from playing bags".
Bill's long term goals include getting better, meeting new players and getting his son who just moved here, more involved so that they can partner up.
This page has been created to help you learn a little bit about Arizona cornhole players.