Grand Lake St. Marys

Bar Stool Open 2022

Grand Lake St Marys Township Auglaize County

Saturday, August 13 2022 from 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

The Lake Improvement Association will host its 21st annual Bar Stool Open at the bars on Grand Lake St. Marys on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

The four-person team miniature golf tournament features stops at 12 different lake bars, a T-shirt contest, a pontoon/boat decorating contest and a photo contest. Tee time is at 9 a.m.; cost is $120 per team ($100 per team for early bird registration by Aug. 7). Teams can play by land or by sea, and the event will be held rain or shine.

A prize party will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at Celina Eagles.

Teams can register at any participating bar: Celina Eagles, Celina Moose, Shoreline Grill, Shingle Shack, It's It, Buoy’s Bar & Grill, Behm's, Boardwalk Grill, Bayview Pub, Rustic Haven, Duckfoot’s Bar & Grill and South Shore Sportsman's Club.

On the morning of the event, teams pick up their scorecards at the bars they register from, then can start from any bar they’d like.

All contests except the photo contest will be judged the day of the event at Celina Eagles, and announced at the prize party on Sunday. Prizes are as follows:

Bar Stool Open Mini Golf

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Pontoon Decorating Contest

1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $100

3rd Place: $50

T-Shirt Contest

1st Place: $150

2nd Place: $100

3rd Place: $75

Photo Contest (enter by posting photos during the event on the LIA Facebook page and tagging them with #BSO2022)

Winner: $50

All proceeds from the fundraising event go toward the improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Now in its 21st year, the Bar Stool Open has grown beyond a simple fundraiser - it's an annual tradition enjoyed by hundreds, a revenue booster for local businesses and a major engine for lake improvement efforts.

Funds raised through the LIA’s largest event are used to support water quality, amenity, legislative, awareness and economic initiatives for Grand Lake St. Marys

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