White Castle and ACO to Host Crave Case® Cornhole Tournament
Winning Team to Compete in ACO World Championships of Cornhole
CINCINNATI (December 27, 2013) – Greater Cincinnati White Castle has partnered with the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) to host qualifying Crave Case® cornhole tournaments each Saturday in Jan., culminating with a championship tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1. The winning team will receive an all-expense paid trip to Charleston, W. Va. to compete in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole in July 2014.
Interested teams can learn about the challenge on the ACO’s website, americancornhole.com, starting today. Registration is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualifier Tournament #1 will accept the first 16 sign ups starting Monday, December 30, 2013 at noon. Teams are able to register each Monday at noon for the following Saturday’s Qualifier tournament, only the first 16 teams to register will be qualified to compete in that following Saturday’s event.
Participants will play with mini beanbags on limited edition Crave Case® cornhole sets – a customized version of the popular carrying case that contains 30 White Castle Sliders. Up to 16 teams of two can compete in each qualifying tournament at one of four area White Castle locations. The schedule is as follows:
• Jan. 4 (8111 Highland Pointe, West Chester, OH 45069)
• Jan. 11 (11575 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246)
• Jan. 18 (3410 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45213)
• Jan. 25 (8101 US RT 42, Florence, KY 41042)
The top four teams from each location will advance to the championship tournament on Feb. 1 at the White Castle on Highland Pointe Drive in West Chester.
In addition to advancing to the finals, at each qualifying tournament, White Castle will award teams that finish first with a $25 White Castle gift card, second with a $20 gift card, third with a $15 gift card and fourth with a $10 gift card.
“We’re excited to host an event like this and to give our customers a chance to compete for a world title,” said Tommy Loveberry, area supervisor, White Castle. “These tournaments are sure to bring a lot of energy and excitement to our area locations and we can’t wait to watch local teams fight for their spot in the championships.”
“We know that Cincinnati is home to some die-hard cornhole enthusiasts and we’re excited to partner with White Castle to showcase our great sport,” added Frank Geers, founder of the ACO.
Greater Cincinnati White Castle customers will receive the custom Crave Case® cornhole set and mini beanbags with the purchase of a Crave Case®. This offer is valid through the month of January and while supplies last.
About the American Cornhole Organization
The American Cornhole, LLC was established in 2005 and headquartered in Milford, Ohio. American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the governing body for the sport of cornhole, offering official cornhole rules, certified products, tournament listings, comprehensive information about cornhole events, and an ACO Certified Official Program that brings awareness of the sport to localized markets.
About White Castle
White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The privately held company owns and operates 406 restaurants in 16 major metropolitan markets, in 11 states. It is the first multi-unit/multi-state, quick service hamburger chain. White Castle wholly owns and operates three meat plants, three bakeries, one of which is located in Evendale, and two frozen product plants with one in Covington. There are 43 locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, and most White Castle restaurants are open 24 hours. The company employs over 1,230 team members in the region. For more information, visit www.whitecastle.com.