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What’s going on at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XII?

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ACO World Championships of Cornhole XII Owensboro Convention Center Owensboro, KY July 25th – 29th, 2017
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Over $30,000 in Cash and Prizes!

Featured Events:

ACO Big Blind Draw – 7/25/17

o $1,000 purse
o FREE to all Golden Ticket holders
o $20 per player entry for all others
o Register online beginning 6/5/2017
· ACO Corporate Slyder Cup – 7/24/17
o Prizes
o Open registration for all Corporate teams
o Call 888-563-2002 for Corporate registration

World Slyder Cup – 7/26/17

o $1,500 purse + prizes
o Open to all teams
o Maximum of 2 ACO-PRO players per team
o $100 per 5 player team
o Register online beginning 6/5/2017

Certified Official Shootout – 7/26/17

o $1,000 purse + prizes
o FREE to all ACO Certified Officials
o Must be an ACO Certified Official to participate
o Closed registration for Certified Officials beginning 6/5/17

RPI Qualifiers World Singles & Doubles – 7/27/17

o Golden Ticket holders
o Must be a qualified a ACO Member to participate

Juniors Championships – 7/28/17

o Prizes
o Open registration for all Juniors players
o FREE entry for players ranked 1-8 on the Juniors rankings
o $10 per player
o Must be an ACO Member to participate
o Register online beginning 6/5/2017

Womens Championships – 7/28/17

o $2,000 purse + prizes
o Open registration for all Womens players
o FREE entry for players ranked 1-12 on the Womens rankings
o $20 per entry
o Must be an ACO Member to participate
o Register online beginning 6/5/2017

Seniors Championships – 7/28/17

o $2,000 purse + prizes
o Open registration for all Seniors players
o FREE entry for players ranked 1-12 on the Seniors rankings
o $20 per entry
o Must be an ACO Member to participate
o Register online beginning 6/5/2017

Doubles Championships – 7/28/17

o $10,000 purse + prizes
o Golden Ticket is required for participation
o See Golden Ticket details below

Singles Championships – 7/29/17

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o $10,000 purse + prizes
o Golden Ticket is required for participation
o See Golden Ticket details below
Golden Ticket Details:

What is a Golden Ticket?

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN EPISODE OF THE TACO THAT TALKS ABOUT THE GOLDEN TICKET!

o A Golden Ticket includes:
§ 1 entry into the ACO World Singles Championship
· RPI, Tiers, and/or World Singles Bracket
§ ½ entry into the ACO World Doubles Championship
· RPI, Tiers, and/or World Doubles Bracket
§ 1 entry into the $1,000 Big Blind Draw
§ 1 ACO World T-Shirt
§ 1 ticket for Door Prize drawings
· Who is eligible for a Golden Ticket?
o In order to obtain a Golden Ticket a player must participate in a minimum of 4 ACO points earning events. Each event must carry different event title
§ Pick 4 of the following events:
· ACO Cornhole Classic (Regional)
· ACO HoleOween Classic (Regional)
· ACO Turkeyhole Classic (Regional)
· ACO HoleIday Classic (Regional)
· ACO MaizeKraze (Regional)
· ACO Icehole Classic (Regional)
· ACO Cornhole Madness (Regional)
· ACO SpringFling (Regional)
· ACO Cornhole De Mayo (Regional)
· ACO Charleston Major
· ACO Anaheim Major
· ACO Lakeland Major
· ACO Monroeville Major
· ACO Champaign Major
· ACO Knoxville Major
· ACO Las Vegas Major
· ACO Owensboro Major
· ACO Kenansville Major
· ACO Peachtree City Major
· ACO Kalamazoo Major
· ACO Virginia Beach Major
· ACO Northern California Major
· ACO Foley Major
· How to get a Golden Ticket:
o All players who finish ACO Season XII ranked 1-40 on the ACO World Singles Rankings will win a FREE Golden Ticket
o All players who are a member of a team who finish ACO Season XII ranked 1-20 on the ACO World Doubles Rankings will win a FREE Golden Ticket
o All players who finish ACO Season XII ranked 41-80 in the ACO World Singles Rankings will be eligible to purchase their ticket for $50 online beginning 6/5/17
o All players who finish ACO Season XII ranked 81 and over in the ACO World Singles Rankings will be eligible to purchase their ticket for $100 online beginning 6/5/17
· SPECIAL NOTES:
o There will be 600 Golden Tickets available for purchase
o Beginning on 6/5/17, players ranked 41-640 on the World Singles Rankings will have first opportunity to purchase their Golden Tickets.
o Beginning on 6/12/17, registration will open for players ranked 641 and over on the World Singles Rankings, on a first come first serve basis.
Basic Schedule of Events (Complete format to come)

Tuesday July 25th, 2017

· Welcome to the ACO World Championships XII!
· $1,000 Big Blind Draw
· Corporate Slyder Cup
· Blind Draws / Open Courts
· Other activities and times to be announced

Wednesday July 26th, 2017

· ACO World Slyder Cup Championships
· ACO Certified Official Shootout
· Other activities and times to be announced

Thursday July 27th, 2017

· Ranked Players Invitational (RPI) – Singles
· Ranked Players Invitational (RPI) – Doubles
· Tier Group Play

Friday July 28th, 2017

· Tier Group Play (Continued)
· ACO Doubles Tiers Championships
· ACO World Doubles Championships
· ACO World Juniors Championships
· ACO World Womens Championships
· ACO World Seniors Championships

Saturday July 29th, 2017

· ACO Singles Tiers Championships
· ACO World Singles Championships
o Saturday evening top 4 Finals

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Life’s A Pitch When You’re The World’s Best Cornhole Player

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button-blog-readDon’t bother Matt Guy about how he balances family and a grueling work schedule with being a six-time American Cornhole Organization “King of Cornhole.” Guy readily answers questions about pitching preferences, practice methods, and mental preparation — but he has touble explaining just how he gets everything done each week.

“I’m asked that all the time,” he tells Uproxx. “I really don’t know.”

The 44-year-old janitorial supplies salesman is the number one salesperson at his company. Calls, meetings, and site visits keep him on the road for 12 to 15 hours a day. Yet he still squeezes in time on the weekends for major, regional, and local ACO tournaments, as well as private events across the country.

media-uproxx3“I work all week, and when the weekend comes around, I head out of town to play in tournaments. That’s my life, but I have fun doing it,” he says. “I make a little extra money doing it, too.”

Guy’s skills set him above almost all other professional pitchers but, like everyone else in the ACO, he can’t live off of tournament winnings. There simply isn’t enough prize money to go around. Cornhole has expanded since the ACO was founded over a decade ago, but everyone still works a regular job, attends school, or is semi-retired.

For most of the world, it’s still a game you play with your cousins at cookouts.

The fact that they aren’t well-known doesn’t mean that cornhole players aren’t committed. The work days might be long, the commutes longer, and the fan adoration nonexistent, but Guy and other professional ACO players will never stop pitching.

“I’ll keep going until I can’t play no more.”

“Most players are just happy to get the bag on the board.”

According to Merriam-Webster, “professional” can be used to describe any activity “that requires special education, training, or skill.” Throwing corn-filled bags onto/into angled boards at a football tailgate or on the beach doesn’t seem like such an activity, but ACO founder, president and CEO Frank Geers begs to differ.

“Most [amateur] players are just happy to get the bag on the board,” he tells Uproxx.

Since 2004, the ACO has quickly become the sport’s most popular governing and commercial body. Geers set up shop just outside of Cincinnati in the town of Milford, Ohio. From there, the organization offers “official cornhole rules, sanctioned products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events” to paying members and newcomers alike.

In a 2007 Wall Street Journal article, Geers mentioned his initial dissatisfaction with the American Cornhole Association, which opened its doors two years before the ACO. He didn’t think they were doing enough to promote the sport, though ACA founder Mike Whitton told the paper that he was proud of his organization’s achievements — boasting at the time that nobody else “has the membership we do.”

Eight years later, the situation has certainly changed, though nothing more than a friendly rivalry exists between the two. “I tried reaching out to them to see if they wanted to partner and check out what we were doing,” says Geers. “They thought they knew what they were doing, so they went about their merry way and we went about ours.”

The groups have since kept their distance, though it’s safe to say the ACO owns the sport of cornhole. Their rules are followed, their boards and bags are used, and their tournaments are attended by the greatest number of professional players and greenhorn enthusiasts. Affiliated clubs are strewn throughout the country — from southern California and the Midwest, to the east coast and the American South.

“We’ve got about 25 states in the east coast, South and Midwest,” Geers explains. “Our borders end on the edge of Missouri right now, with a major tournament and a couple of certified officials there and in Illinois, but we’re working our way into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho. We’ve also got certified officials in California, and from there it all meets in the middle.”

“It was pretty much like second nature.”

Matt Guy has been with the ACO since Geers brought it to life in 2004. Yet his ties to the popular lawn game go back almost 10 years earlier, when his weekends were dedicated to practicing and playing a similar sporting occupation.

“I first played cornhole at a campground back in 1996. That was the first time I’d ever seen the game,” he says. “Of course, I was a horseshoe pitcher back then.”

Turns out Guy wasn’t just some run-of-the-mill passerby who stumbled upon the inaugural ACO world championship, signed up on a whim, and won it. He was then a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and was “ranked sixth in the world” among professional horseshoe players.

“I was one of the top players. I would travel around to horseshoe tournaments just like I do with cornhole tournaments.”

Guy cut his teeth tossing horseshoes with his father, Art Guy, himself a horseshoe pitcher of wide renown. In 2002, the Cincinnati Enquirer interviewed the pair during a game at the OK Horseshoe Club in the city’s Queensgate neighborhood. A then 31-year-old Matt said he enjoyed playing the game on a regular basis with his dad, who said he’d “loved the game all [his] life.”

“My dad starting pitching horseshoes, and we were always pretty tight. So when he joined a league, I went with him,” Matt tells Uproxx. “Then I started getting good at it. So one thing lead to another. We started going to tournaments.”

At 16, Guy was already playing with his father regularly. After high school, he got a job at Butternut Bread, where his father worked, and focused his energies on carving a path for himself. With no wife or kids, this meant he could devote his extra time to practicing horseshoes.

“It kept me out of trouble,” he laughs.

However, by 2008 the “King of Cornhole” had given up horseshoe pitching. The source of his newfound sporting success was taking up all of his free time on the weekends — Guy was already one of the best players in the ACO. This meant that he was always traveling to tournaments and, more often than not, winning them outright.

“I just pretended like I was trying to throw my horseshoe,” he says. “It was pretty much second nature.”

“I still tear up.”

After winning five straight ACO world championships, however, Guy failed to garner a sixth-straight win in 2011. The loss dealt him a devastating blow, tempered by the fact that his own teenaged son, Brett Guy, was rising fast among the ranks of the organization’s top players.

ACO certified official, director, and ardent cornhole promoter Ryan LaBelle of South Carolina has been watching the Guys play together since day one.

“Matt and Brett have been traveling around and playing tournaments together since Brett was 14. They play on the same team because Brett is thatgood,” he tells Uproxx. “That’s got to be a great feeling. To be able to travel around the country with your son, winning tournaments.”

Brett didn’t have any interest in learning the game of horseshoes, but there was something about watching his dad play cornhole that he found fascinating. Now 22 years old and working as the custodian at the Boone County School in Florence, Kentucky, he recalls watching Matt and others play the game and thinking how fun it would be to join in.

“My first ACO tournament was my first tournament ever, and I was 10 or 11. I was knocked out in the first round,” Brett tells Uproxx. “When I started playing competitively, I went to King of Cornhole ’07 and finished fourth. That’s when I thought, ‘I could be really good at this game.’”

Not only was Brett good at cornhole, but he was Matt Guy-good at cornhole. His father was winning world championships left and right, providing his son with the prefect study. When Brett finally decided to pitch his first competitive bags, Matt could immediately see how good his son was going to be.

“Brett naturally picked it up,” his father beams. “When he turned 15, it was time to team up with dad. So we became partners and started playing together. He’s grown up in it and improved over the years.”

Matt’s losing streak continued in 2012 and 2013, but he doesn’t mind the latter so much since that’s the year Brett won his own “King of Cornhole” title.

“I still tear up when I watch the video of him winning,” Matt says. “It still gets me.”

“Winning ACO Worlds VIII was the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life,” Brett adds. “Especially when I turned around and saw my dad standing there, crying.”

Guy Nation

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When Brett won the King of Cornhole in 2013, his father wasn’t the only member of the Guy family in attendance. The newly-minted champion’s brother, sister, mother and grandparents were also there, and all of them were wearing custom-made jerseys that read “Guy Nation” on the back.

“My wife came up with it,” Matt explains. “Most of our family was going to be there, so she had them made. It just kind of caught on.”

As Brett rose to prominence Matt found himself stuck in a rut. Time and time again, he would attend the usual regional and major tournaments in his annual attempt to qualify for the world championship tournament, and time and time again he’d come up short. According to him, it was all in his head. The reasons for his sudden inability to retain his top ranking were mostly mental, and he struggled for years after trying to pinpoint what — if anything — he was doing wrong.

“It got to the point where I told Brett to find a new partner because my bad throws and scores were killing him,” Matt says. “He simply wouldn’t let me quit.”

Brett realized his dad was in trouble, of course, but refused to break away from his coach and playing partner. So he kept at his father, using him as a warm-up during his successful run at the championship in 2013 and playing doubles with him throughout the season. He also turned the tables on him, the son coaching his father during the latter’s repeated attempts to regain his former crown. No matter how down and out Matt seemed about the whole thing, Brett would never stop hounding him — all in an attempt to help the former champion break through his mental block.

“I knew he was going to get back in it,” says Brett. “It took him awhile to get back into it, but I think me winning in 2013 helped him. Showed him I could do it, and that I would be there to help him through the tough times.”

As Frank Geers explains it, Matt “struggled for two and a half years” and eventually, if not inevitably, made his comeback. Why? Because “his son won season eight,” which gave him the strength and determination to make “a major rebound” a few seasons later.

In July, Matt attended ACO Worlds X in Knoxville, Tennessee with hundreds of other players. He entered the tournament tied for the top spot in the world rankings — a distinction he’d earned after a hard-fought season of local and regional tournament wins — and came out the other side with his sixth King of Cornhole title.

“That’s the beautiful thing about this game,” says Geers. “Whether you’re eight or 80, anybody has a chance to become good.”

The men of the Guy family are exceptionally good at cornhole. It may not make them rich or famous, but the sport continues to connect them through good times and bad. In a world when balancing work, family, and recreation often feels impossible, the fact that the Guy men have fused all three together seems like a massive accomplishment.

 

Visit Knoxville Brings American Cornhole World Championships Back to Knoxville

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The ACO will feature its World Championships of Cornhole XI at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN for the second year in a row on July 26-30, 2016.

Cornhole players of all skill levels will compete for multiple titles on the sport’s biggest stage.

“We are extremely fortunate to have found such a wonderful host city and partner for this event. There aren’t many places in the country that have as much to offer the American Cornhole Organization as the city of Knoxville, TN. We are proud and excited to have them host the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XI in July, 2016,” stated Frank Geers, President of the ACO.


“This is going to be the biggest and best ACO Cornhole event ever. The Knoxville Convention Center is situated in the heart of the city and is a perfect venue and with newly added Majors from Lakeland, FL to Pleasanton, CA, and our Membership base growing daily, it promises to be an amazing five days of Cornhole, Tailgating and Pitchin’ FUN!” Frank said.

“Fun is exactly what we want for our visitors. Repeat events like this are wonderful for our destination as a whole, and great for the Knoxville Convention Center as they show themselves as a world class venue,” says Kim Bumpas, President, Visit Knoxville.

“With the growth of cornhole popularity around the world and the success of the World Championships held here in July 2015, Knoxville could not be more ecstatic to host this tournament,” said Steve Winfree with Visit Knoxville.

media-ESPN-worldsX-4“We are proud to host this event for American Cornhole for a second year in a row. We even were fortunate enough to have ESPN in town last year for this event. Maybe, if we are lucky, they may return for a second year as well. Visit Knoxville will be encouraging locals and tourists alike to become sponsors, look to enter or just come out and be spectators.” said Steve.

The ACO World Championships is open to all players who qualify and will feature the most coveted Title in the Sport: the ACO World Singles Title, the crowning of the single best player in the World, if male “King of Cornhole,” or female “Queen of Cornhole”. Other notable Title tournaments held will include the World Doubles Championship, the World Slyder Cup, the World Seniors, World Womens and World Junior titles. There also will be luck of the draw, bring your own partner and the World Slyder Cup tournaments that will be open to players of all skill levels members and non-members alike. These will be taking place throughout the week-long festivities.

ACO officials expect to have 700+ players from 25+ states participating in the 5-day event. For more information and to learn how you can you can participate, visit AmericanCornhole.com

If interested in sponsorship opportunities please e-mail play@americancornhole.com

American Cornhole, a Decade in Developing the Sport

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The ACO continues it’s pitch to make cornhole a national sport

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Over 500 people gathered around to watch the Worlds X Doubles Championships in Knoxville, TN back in July 2015.

American Cornhole, located in Milford, OH, just celebrated its 10th year of pitching the sport of cornhole. 

Much has happened over those years. Starting as a backyard game, played with relatives and friends, then tailgate parties, and now national competition, cornhole is a recognized national pastime.

Ten years ago there was no organization, no defined rules, and no standardization of cornhole equipment. 

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Frank Geers (in black) pictured with Larry Newell the CA Major Singles Champion.

Frank Geers the Founder of the ACO knew that he had his work cut out for him. He wanted to take this backyard game and make it an organized sport.

He and his team for the past 10 years have been working to make cornhole an organized sport and bring it to television.

They created rules and regulations that standardized the game so that when a player in Georgia or California played they played under the same rules and guidelines.

They standardized the boards and bags so that equipment was the same no matter where it was played. This elevated the game from just a backyard game to a higher skill level – a sport.

Ten years ago, there was no organized body to regulate the sport of cornhole, the ACO took on that responsibility.

Cornhole Bags have gone from a canvas bag filled with corn to a bag filled with resin pellets. The resin pellets provide consistency of weight and playability adding to the standardization.

Several years ago, the ACO developed a two sided bag. One side sticky and one side slick. These bags added a layer of complexity to the game creating more types of shots and planned strategy to the game.

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The ESPN SportsCenter “On the Road” bus parks outside Knoxville Convention Center July 2015 at the Worlds X

This past year, ESPN featured its SportsCenter Show at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole, adding additional credibility to the sport.

To get the word out, the ACO has a network of Certified Officials scattered throughout the country that are ambassadors of the sport of cornhole. These men and women get the message out about the ACO. They run monthly points tournaments and educate the public as to the fun and seriousness helping to get the ACO message out. The ACO website is filled with valuable information.

ACO tournaments can be found in California, Ohio, the Carolinas, Florida, Kentucky,Nevada, Alabama, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and others are added every month.

For more information about the ACO visit AmericanCornhole.com

– See more at:Video clip on ACO and a decade of developing the sport of cornhole

ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CORNHOLE XI, KNOXVILLE BOUND!

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THE AMERICAN CORNHOLE ORGANIZATION WILL HOST THE ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CORNHOLE XI IN KNOXVILLE, TN

Cornhole players of all skill levels will compete for multiple Titles on the sport’s biggest stage

Knoxville, TN – For the second season in a row the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) will host the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XI July 25 – 30th, 2016 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN.

“We are extremely fortunate to have found such a wonderful host city and partner for this event. There aren’t many places in the country that have as much to offer the American Cornhole Organization as the city of Knoxville, TN. We are proud and excited to have them host the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XI in July, 2016,” stated Frank Geers, President of the ACO. “This is going to be biggest and best ACO Cornhole event ever. The Knoxville Convention Center is situated in the heart of the city and is a perfect venue, and with newly added Majors from Lakeland, FL to Pleasanton, CA, and our Membership base growing daily, it promises to be an amazing five days of Cornhole, Tailgating and Pitchin’ FUN!”

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“With the growth of cornhole popularity around the world and the success of the World Championships held here in July 2015, Knoxville could not be more ecstatic to host this tournament,” said Steve Winfree form Visit Knoxville. “We are proud to host this event for American Cornhole for a second year in a row. We even were fortunate enough to have ESPN in town last year for this event. Maybe if we are lucky they may return for a second year as well. Visit Knoxville will be encouraging locals and tourists alike to become sponsors, look to enter or just come out and be spectators.”

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The ACO World Championships is open to all players of every skill level and will feature the most coveted Title in the Sport: the ACO World Singles Title, the crowning of the single best player in the World, if male “King of Cornhole,” and female the “Queen of Cornhole”. Other notable Title tournaments held will include the World Doubles Championship, the World Slyder Cup, the King of Sling, and the World Social Doubles.

ACO officials expect to have 700+ players from 25+ States participating in the 5 day event. For more information and to learn how you can you can participate, visit AmericanCornhole.com

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities here are a few of the featured sponsorships available:

• State Championships Qualifier
• Places to Play Qualifiers (bars, restaurants, sports complexes, VFW Halls, etc…)
• Title Sponsorship
• Zone Sponsorships
• Court Sponsorships
• Equipment Sponsorships (score keepers, carpets)
• Official Category Sponsorship (beverage, snack, hotel, etc…)
• T-shirt Sponsorship
• Program Sponsorship
• Booth Sponsorships

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Please Contact Frank Geers, President of the American Cornhole Organization at 888-563-2002 or e-mail play@americancornhole.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN CORNHOLE, LLC
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.
For more information about the ACO or Frank Geers or go online at www.AmericanCornhole.com

ACO WV Major – Season XI – Complete Results

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Scroll down for all Divisional results

ACO WV Major – Season XI – World Singles Results
– Results of players who advanced from pool play into final bracket
Click here to view World Singles bracket

1st
Matt Guy
2nd
James Baldwin
3rd
Jay Dotson
4th
Daymon Dennis
5th
Eric Zocklein
Philip Haydon
7th
TR Freeman
Trellis Cisco
9th
Daniel Mcclain
Erick Davis
RJ Avery
Rocky Rockwell
13th
Tyler Poythress
Robert Booker
Sean Streng
Rex Uhrig
17th
Mike Lucas Jr
Leslie Mciver
Coby McIver
Shawn Dugger
Terry Mathis
Matt Stout
Christine Papcke
Jamie Graham
25th
Chuckie Coleman
Ronnie Hileman
Jordan Camba
Ronnie B Hileman
Mark Sheets
Ron Heibert
Bobby Morris Jr
Bret Guy
33th
Bob Mallonee
Dale Shobe
Colten Herald
Kenzie Beach
Bruce Forsee
Tim Pitcher
Ted Dillon
Dickie Adams
Mike Elza
Casey Frye
Roy Fields
Caleb Avery
Jeff Reynolds
Gary Martin
Wallace Justus
Derrick Hammond
49th
Stacia Pugh
John Athanaelos
Terry Dawson
Eddie Weatherington
Roger Wright
Mike Rice
Chris Clark
Tam Ho
Trevor Brooks
Jack Hartzell
Russ Funk
Braden Moon
Hans Paysour
Chris Hursey
James Frantz
Kurt Sobey
65th
Frank Wilson
Danny Blanks
John Lamb
Duncan Clemmer
Dave Kolenc
Rich Leonard
Doo Rag
Louis Duvall
Brandon Corwin
Gary Alger
Kevhen Adkins
Chris Royal
Ken Schaef
Josh Lunsford
Jordan Langworthy
Dave Morse

 

ACO WV Major – Season XI – World Doubles Results
– Results of teams who advanced from pool play into final bracket
– Click here to view World Doubles bracket

1st
Dennis – Haydon
2nd
Guy – Guy
3rd
Langworthy – Modlin
4th
Dinges – Lucas Jr
5th
Bobo – Shobe
Graham – Arrington
7th
Avery – Avery
Mciver – Ruiz
9th
Purtlebaugh – Rice
Beach – Williams
Spencer – Sobey
Mathis – Lucas
13th
Wingham – Moon
Booker – Heibert
Freeman – Dugger
Adams – Adams
17th
Hempy – Jess
Coleman – Weiss
Rockwell – Baldwin
Ryder – Wright
Camba – Stout
Zocklein – Blair
Funk – Mayberry
Pfaff – Geho
25th
Sheets – Crawford
Brooks – Stanley
Justus – Justus
Worrell – Brinkley
Stidem – Eudy
Pugh – Papcke
Gregory – Brandle
Adkins – Cisco
33th
Spoon – Parker
Lunsford – Weatherington
Bishop – Smith
Schaffer – Uhrig
Davis – Davis
Stewart – Ash
Morris – Clark
Biagi – Jones

 

ACO WV Major – Season XI – World Seniors Results
– Click here to view World Seniors bracket

1st
Rocky Rockwell
2nd
Dickie Adams
3rd
Mike Rice
4th
Allen Wingham
5th
Mike Elza
Mike Cromer
7th
Steve Stewart
Dave Kolenc
9th
Roger Brooks
Ron Heibert
Bruce Forsee
Roy Fields
13th
Terry Dawson
Mike Arrington Sr
Jeff Shepherd Sr
Gary Alger
17th
Ken Shaef
Gary Lapier
Rex Uhrig
James Frantz
Mike Schaffer Sr
Ron Cracraft
Dan Reed
Jack Smith
25th
Robert Keene
Ronald Rice
Jack Stevens
Ray Marks
Mark Rice
Robbie Hunsucker
Tom Bobo
Tom Mcmurray
33th
Louis Duvall
Darrell Haag
Jink Brown
Thomas Sanders
Phil Wolter
Ronnie Coates
Ron Weiss
Joe Treml
John Athanaelos

 

ACO WV Major – Season XI – World Womens Results
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1st
Stacia Pugh
2nd
Christine Papcke
3rd
Sara Davis
4th
Melissa Adams
5th
Stephanie Morgan
Patty James
7th
Megan Maupin
April Estes
9th
Lyndsee Mabe
Tammy Williams
Teresa Gregory
Jennifer Jolley
13th
Courtney Whitlock
Katherine Kennedy
Christy Blackwell
Lois Kimrey
17th
Vanessa Fox
Lindsey Riddlebarger
Shelby Johnson
Lisa Almarez
Mindy Miller
Rachel Lovelace

 

ACO WV Major – Season XI – World Juniors Results
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1st
Matt Stout
2nd
Jamie Graham
3rd
Duncan Clemmer
4th
Bobby Morris Jr
5th
Hayden Duvall
Kenzie Beach
7th
Ronnie B Hileman
Nick Dobbins
9th
Branden Davis
Bryan Widener
Coby McIver
Erick Davis
13th
Carter Heafner
Tanner Dinges
Dayton Webber
Josh Holland

 

ACO Season XI Begins in Charleston, WV

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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.

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Jordan Langworthy will be defending his title in Charleston this weekend – GAME ON!

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.

Live from the World Championships of Cornhole X

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KichlineThe big surprise of the day was Cody Kichline from Florida. Coming into the Worlds ranked ‪#‎125th‬, Cody worked his way up to beat #2 ranked Jordan Langworthy and was finally knocked out by #1 ranked Matt Guy. Congrats Cody!

Finalists for Tonight’s championship games:

SINGLES: James Baldwin vs Matt Guy
WOMEN: Christine Papcke vs Stacia Pugh
SENIORS: Trellis Cisco vs (tbd)
JUNIORS: Jamie Graham vs Caleb Avery

Congratulations to Doubles Winners:

Frank Modlin & Jordan Langworthy

The ACO is back in Charleston, WV for the State Championships of Cornhole!

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Announcing the ACO West Virginia State Championships of Cornhole

June 3rd, 2015

Samantha Carney
Special Events/Sports Sales Manager
Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
601 Morris Street
Suite 204
Charleston, WV 25301
samantha.carney@charlestonwv.com
(304) 344-5075 (Office)

 

Charleston, West Virginia to Host American Cornhole Organization® West Virginia State Championships of Cornhole

June 12th & 13th, 2015

     Charleston, WV – The American Cornhole Organization is excited to be back in the “Pitchin’ City” of Charleston, WV for the ACO State Championships of Cornhole. The event will be held Friday & Saturday, June 12th & 13th, 2015 at the Charleston Civic Center and will feature Championship title tournaments for Singles, Doubles, Women, Juniors, and Seniors. In recent years Charleston has laid it’s claim in the state of West Virginia as the place for championship cornhole, and next weekend, the trend will continue.

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 State Championship tournaments in which players can win the opportunity to compete in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole to be held July 7th – 11th, 2015 in Knoxville, TN.

ACO officials expect players from across the state 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 amateur players. There will be food, beer and music to enjoy. All of Friday night’s festivities and Saturday’s Championship tournaments are open to the public. No Memberships are required to participate, players must only be a resident of the state of West Virginia and provide a current state ID. Participants can learn more about American Cornhole by visiting their website at www.AmericanCornhole.com .

“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.

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About the American Cornhole Organization (ACO):
Established in 2005 and headquartered in Milford, Ohio, the American Cornhole Organization, ACO, is the governing body for the sport of Cornhole. The ACO offers official cornhole rules, sanctioned products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events. The ACO is in its tenth year of State, Regional, and World Championships. Cornhole is simple and can be fun for the entire family – if you can aim and toss a cornbag 30 feet, you can master the game of Cornhole! More information and registration can be found at: http://americancornhole.com
Contact Information:
Frank Geers, President
American Cornhole Organization (ACO)
208 Locust Street
Milford, OH 45150
Tel: (513) 965 – 8687
play@americancornhole.com