Charleston, West Virginia to Host American Cornhole Organization® West Virginia Major #1 – ACO Season XI – September 11th & 12th, 2015
Charleston, WV – The American Cornhole Organization is excited to be back in Charleston, WV for the ACO WV Major – Season XI. The event will be held Friday & Saturday, September 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Charleston Civic Center and will feature Championship title tournaments for Singles, Doubles, Women, Juniors, and Seniors. A new event will also be featured; the ACO Slyder Cup, which is a 5 player team tournament. The Slyder Cup is open to the public for walk-up registration at 10:30am Friday September 11th. The tournament will kick off at 12:00pm.
Samantha Carney, Executive Director of Sports for the Charleston CVB, commented, “Over the years it has been exciting to see the ACO continue to grow the sport of cornhole and promote the cornhole movement.” The cornhole tournament in Charleston, West Virginia is one of several ACO Major tournaments that will take place in 2015-16 and will feature the top PRO players in the sport.
ACO officials expect over 300 players from 14 to 16 states to be in attendance Friday night and all day Saturday. Gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday and 8:30 am on Saturday. Pay-as-you play “Luck of the draw” will be available Friday and Saturday for the general public. There will be food, beer and music to enjoy and the is no gate fee for the public to come out and spectate on either day.
“The city of Charleston has been a great partner with the ACO and we are more excited than ever to continue building on this relationship. The ACO feels right at home when coming into Charleston. We are extremely excited to keep the tradition alive and recognize Charleston as the ACO Capitol of Cornhole for the state of West Virginia,” says Frank Geers, President of American Cornhole, LLC.