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Bar Stool Open

August 14, 2021

The Bar Stool Open will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the bars on Grand Lake St. Marys. Get your 4-person team together and enjoy a day of mini-golf at the bars around the lake!

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

Register at any participating bar by August 7 for early bird pricing ($100 by Aug. 7, $120 after). On the morning of the event, pick up your scorecard at the bar you registered, then start wherever you’d like. Tee time is 9 a.m., and holes must be completed by 6 p.m.

Participating bars: Celina Moose, Shingle Shack, It’s It, Shockers, Beach Point, Behm’s, Celina Eagles, Bayview Pub, South Shore Sportsman’s Club, Rustic Haven, Duckfoot’s and Shoreline Grill.

Come by land or by sea – the event will be held rain or shine and features:

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!
  • Bribe the judges: The LIA judges are definitely open to bribes… come up with a fun and unique way to get them on your side!

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 15 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 #BSO2021) 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!




August 14, 2021