SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Cornhole players get pretty serious. There is even a world championship for the lawn game that actually has a governing body and official rules. Spotswood's Office on Aging held its fourth annual cornhole tournament this week. The stakes weren't quite as high as a world championship, but lots of fun was had by all the participants including officers from the Spotswood Police Department.

Patrolman John Fedak, Sergeant Nicholas Mayo, Lieutenant Les Genovese and Sergeant Edward Schapley stopped by the Spotswood Senior Center on Monday to take part in this year's cornhole tournament. Fedak and Mayo came out on top in the elimination round tournament and were awarded first place ribbons along with cornhole champion tees. Retired Appleby School music teacher Barbara Cottrell served as scorekeeper for the yearly event.

The annual cornhole tournament is the brainchild of Cottrell who also organizes and runs the Senior Center's cornhole league. Cottrell volunteers her time to the center and donates prizes for the tournament's winners.

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Fedak and Mayo defeated Jim Genovese and Sandy Capolupo in the deciding game of the best two out of three round. The third game was a nail biter with a final score of 21-18. The reining three-time cornhole champions Rose Caruana and Joe Sawicki were unable to defend their title this year.

"Congratulations and thanks to Sgt. Mayo and Ptl. Fedak as well as to Lt. Les Genovese and Sgt. Ed Schapley for playing in the tournament," Office on Aging and Senior Resource Center Director Donna Faulkenberry said. "It means a great deal to us in a year where community connection has been so difficult to achieve, especially for the senior population."

"Enjoy the trophy because we're coming back for it again next year," Faulkenberry added, throwing down the gauntlet for a rematch next year.