The 23rd Annual Bar Stool Open will be held on August 10, 2024

4-Person Team Mini Golf Tournament at the Bars on Grand Lake St. Marys

August 10, 2024
9am Tee Time
Come by land or by sea, rain or shine!

Looking for official rules and more details? Find them on our Bar Stool Open FAQ page!

This year’s event features prizes for the golf tournament, pontoon decorating contest, T-shirt contest and a photo contest. Sign up at your favorite bar today!

Entry fee: $100 per team before Aug. 3, $120 per team after Aug. 3

Sign up today at your favorite participating bar!

Celina Moose, Shingle Shack, It’s It, Buoy’s Bar & Grill, Behm’s, Celina Eagles, Bayview Pub, South Shore Sportsman’s Club, Rustic Haven, Boardwalk Grill, Duckfoot’s, and Lakeside Hideout.

Prize Party 2pm Sunday, Aug. 11 @ Celina Eagles

Mini-Golf Tournament

Get the best score and take home the prize!

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

Pontoon/Boat Decorating Contest

Decorate your pontoon or boat and enter to win at the Bar Stool Open!

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50

T-Shirt Design Contest

Design T-shirts for your team and enter to win at the Bar Stool Open!

  • 1st Place: $150
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $75

Here are some tips:

  • Originality matters: How unique is your decoration or design? You don’t want to look like anything else that’s even been seen on Grand Lake!
  • Effort counts: Did you go all out?
  • Humor hits home: The Bar Stool Open is all about having a great time, so have fun with it!
  • DO NOT BRIBE THE JUDGES: Bribes will no longer factor into scoring of any kind

Judging will take place at Celina Eagles during the event, and winners will be announced at the prize party to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11 at Celina Eagles. Start planning your pontoon/boat decorations and T-shirt designs today so you can win big at the Bar Stool Open!

BONUS: We’ll also have a photo contest – post your BSO photos on the LIA Facebook page (tag them #BSO2024) for a chance to win $50!

Need help navigating the Bar Stool Open bars? Download the FREE Grand Lake St. Marys app and browse to Bar Stool Open for an interactive map!