ACO Oregon State Championships of Cornhole to be hosted in Forest Grove, OR
Cornhole players from around Oregon will compete for state cornhole championships title
Forest Grove, OR – The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) in partnership with the Oregon’s Washington County Visitors Association will host its inaugural ACO Oregon State Championships of Cornhole June 6 & 7, 2014 in Forest Grove, OR.
The ACO State Championships of Cornhole is a new program launched in Season IX by the American Cornhole Organization. It will feature a Friday night filled with game challenges, Luck of the Draw tournaments, food, music and fun at McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR, 97116. Saturday will feature more of the same, but will also include the Oregon Singles and Doubles Title tournaments taking place at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116. The Title tournaments are FREE of charge and open to all residents of Oregon who are active ACO Members. Participation is limited to the first 160 singles players and 160 doubles teams to register online at www.AmericanCornhole.com. Non-ACO members may also compete with a $20 registration fee. ACO Memberships are $20 for Season IX and are available through a local ACO Certified Official in your market or online at www.AmericanCornhole.com . The Luck of the Draw tournaments and game challenges are pay as you go activities that are open to the public both Friday and Saturday, spectators are FREE and welcome to the event.
“We’re extremely excited to have launched our State Championships Program and believe that Forest Grove, Oregon is going to be a great host city for the event in 2014 and for years to come,” says Frank Geers, President of American Cornhole, LLC. The winning player and team will be awarded a custom ACO Oregon State Championship jersey and each player will win a $250.00 Golden Ticket entry to compete in ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX, being played out in Charleston, WV, July 15-19, 2014.
It is the goal of American Cornhole to have an ACO State Championships of Cornhole in every state by Season X, June 2015. There currently are twenty states committed to the program which include AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WV with another few states close to signing on for Season IX, which is played out in June 2014.
“In addition to being crowned Oregon State Champions, the titles will also carry a lot of weight heading into the ACO World Championships of Cornhole,” says Eric Hinerman, Director of Certified Officials for the ACO. The ACO World Championships of Cornhole is the premier cornhole event every year and all state singles and doubles champions will bypass the qualifying rounds at the Worlds and be placed directly into the King of Cornhole and/or World Doubles final brackets. “These State Champions will have the opportunity to come to the ACO World Championships of Cornhole, and in some cases, be the very first players from their states to represent in the King of Cornhole and World Doubles final brackets. It gives you a shot at the biggest titles in the cornhole world!” claimed Eric Hinerman.
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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.
Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA)
The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is a not-for-profit destination marketing organization that serves the region’s tourism industry by actively promoting Washington County, Ore., as a destination for leisure and business travelers, and meeting, sports and events planners. The organization, which was established in 1983, is funded solely by a percentage of transient lodging taxes collected by lodging establishments in Washington County, Oregon. In addition to destination marketing, the WCVA supports tourism development, serves as an advocate for the tourism industry, and conducts annual research about the county’s tourism industry and its visitors.
Washington County, Oregon, is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast, and is only minutes away from downtown Portland. The county spans 727 square miles, and includes the growing communities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. Washington County is home to world-class golf courses, award-winning wineries, an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, lush, natural and scenic wetlands and wildlife preserves, superb dining, and myriad shopping, from lifestyle centers and mall to boutiques and antiques. For more information about the region, visit the Washington County Visitors Association’s website, www.visitwashingtoncountyoregon.com, or call 503-644-5555, toll-free 800-537-3149.