Category

ACO News (from the ACO)

ACO Pecan Classic Features $1,500 in Prizes

By | ACO News (from the ACO) | No Comments

ACO is headed to the Pecan Festival for the first ever ACO Pecan Classic

Cornhole players from around the region will compete for $1,500 in prizes

The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) will host its inaugural ACO Pecan Classic November 1, 2014 in Florence, South Carolina.

The ACO Pecan Classic doubles cornhole tournament is a new addition to the Pecan Festival held annually in Florence, South Carolina.

It will feature a day filled with game challenges, Luck of the Draw tournaments, food, music and fun. It will also include the ACO Pecan Classic, a double elimination doubles tournament with $1,500.00 in prizes.

The South Carolina Pecan Festival began in 2004 as a way to bring people to downtown Florence and to bring our community together and give local vendors a place to showcase their talent and goods.

The festival is on the first Saturday of November each year, with 8 stages of live entertainment, over 250 Arts and Crafts, and Food Vendors, the Run Like a Nut (5k, 10k, and Half Marathon) and the Bike Like a Nut event.

Other events include a Classic Car Show, the Free “Kids Fun Zone,” Amusement Rides, ScienceSouth on Wheels, an Antique Tractor Show, the Pecan Cook-off, Downtown Farmers Market, Art Trail on Evans, the “Act Like A Nut” Talent Show, and 5 Beer Gardens.

The cornhole tournament entry fee is $40.00 in advance $60.00 at the door if space is available.

Participation is limited to the first 100 teams to register online at AmericanCornhole.com under the tournaments tab. The tournament is open to non ACO Members but memberships are available for purchase for $25.00 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.

 

hamiltonstreetphoto18.jpg

ACO officials expect as many as 100 to 150 just to participate in the first ever ACO Pecan Classic being held at the Pecan Festival in Florence, SC.

“We’re extremely excited to have launched the ACO Pecan Classic with Florence and believe that this event is going to be a great addition to the Pecan Festival and will become a staple to the happening for years to come,” says Frank Geers, President of American Cornhole, LLC.

The first place team will win $250.00 and a custom made ACO Pecan Classic Prize Jersey. The first and second place teams will also qualify to compete in the World Slyder Cup, July 8, 2015 in Knoxville, TN. The top four teams will each win a one night stay at the Holiday Inn World Fair Hotel in Knoxville, TN during the week of July 7-11, 2015. Prizes are part of the celebration of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole X taking place in Knoxville, TN during the summer of 2015.

There are local, regional and national sponsorship opportunities, contact the ACO at 888.563.2002 or e-mail play@americancornhole.com

About the American Cornhole Organization

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 Florence, South Carolina

Florence is conveniently located at the intersections of 1-20 and 1-95. Florence offers a wide range of dining, including several national franchises, and spectacular local cuisine. There are nearly 5,000 quality hotel rooms, unique shopping and a variety of fine restaurants, all served up with a relaxed, easy going style. This thriving area still retains her southern charm and heritage. Nestled near the Pee Dee River and surrounded by scenic farmland vistas, Florence also offers a wonderful array of outdoor recreational activities, including great golf, river expeditions and a variety of beautiful parks.

 

Pitching Cornhole to a Higher Level

By | ACO News (from the ACO) | No Comments

The ACO would like to thank all the great members who have helped pitch those bags to a higher level and bring cornhole to bigger and better things.

As we move into ACO Season X, the ACO would like to share some insights on past decisions and steps as we head to the future.

As many players and spectators know, the ACO has lofty goals:

1) Increase the sports awareness by getting on television
2) Host the biggest tournaments
3) Have the largest payouts

Not everyone agrees on the methods we are using to achieve these goals, but we have a plan, will adjust it accordingly, and most importantly we will never give up. We are Cornhole!

GREATshotcrowdIMG_6440

Feature Sport on TV

When we started this business nearly 10 years ago, most people laughed and felt that cornhole would never make it on TV. We disagreed. Sure, we can’t reasonably expect to be featured weekly on primetime TV but there are a number of non-traditional sports who have found a niche and get plenty of exposure. In the past few years alone, we have had a number of players and events taped on sports channels like ESPN. Our most recent World Championship was covered on SportsCenter in much the same way other sporting events get covered. We’ve seen coverage in magazines like ESPN and have had a player honored by TOPPS with a sports card. Interest from nontraditional sports channels like MTV shows the growing popularity and potential of the game and its players.

Biggest Tournament, Biggest Payouts

The ACO wants to host tournaments with large prize payouts because the best players should be rewarded for being the best. Plus, it adds to the overall drama and pressure of matches, which is great for spectators. In fact, in the past five years, the ACO has paid out just over a quarter of a million dollars in prizes. But getting that money is very tricky, as many other tournament coordinators can testify. There are two ways to get prize money for a tournament:

1) Player funded in which the prize money is included in the entry fee cost putting the burden on the players
2) Sponsorship in which someone agrees to provide the money to be used as prize money

Over the years we have seen that the first option doesn’t consistently build participation. To make purses large, and to cover expenses, entry fees generally have to be higher. Players without a reasonable expectation of earning any money back quickly decide to stop playing.

The second option is to find businesses or sponsors who will provide the prize money. The problem with this option is that these sponsors want a return on their investment. Whether that return is in the form of food and beverage sales, eyes on their product, people spending money in their establishment or buying hotel nights in their town, there is ALWAYS an expectation of return on sponsored dollars.

So what can we offer a sponsor so that they can get a return on their money? Our biggest asset is our people. People whose passion is Cornhole and will stay in their hotels and frequent their establishments and purchase their products. The people are not just the players but also the spectators supporting their favorite player. Guaranteeing sponsors a number of players and getting them to actually show up is also quite a challenge. When you think about the prize money as a sponsor’s investment, you will understand that a $20,000 purse doesn’t make economical sense for tournaments of 100 players. Sponsors will quickly decide to spend their $20,000 on some other form of promotion.

So how do we build that system and get the number of players to tournaments to make it worthwhile for sponsors? We are doing it through our awesome group of ACO Certified Officials. Every Certified Official group that we add equals a handful of new players that will attend one or more tournament throughout the season. It’s a simple formula: Certified Official groups = players at ACO tournaments = sponsored dollars. We’ll keep adding all the tools possible to make it easier to add Certified Official groups and make the role more desirable.

Worlds IX payout

As we add Certified Official groups, we are truly getting to a point where it makes more sense for sponsors to consider us, but potential sponsors either want to see historical numbers or see potential for growth in the future. Because our numbers at our previous two World Championships (VII & VIII) remained flat at around 220, it was difficult to demonstrate the growth potential.

So, during this past season and World Championships, we had to do something to reverse the trend and make sponsors start looking our way. At the beginning of last season, we made an aggressive move aimed at showing a growth in participation at the Worlds IX in Charleston.

We decided to make it easier for players to come to the Worlds by forgoing almost all registration dollars. In support and partnership with our Certified Official group, we included 10 Golden Tickets as part of their CO Package. The intent was for them to use these 300 tickets to promote the product in their respective regions and encourage participation in the various tournaments.

Although we had yet to identify a sponsor, we needed to establish a prize purse. We established a purse of $10,000. The idea was that as participation increased, a company would be willing to sponsor the event. Although a number of organizations expressed an interest, without a history of history of high participation, no sponsor committed. In the end, revenue from tickets sales only generated $550. With the purse to cover as well as operating expenses, we had a short-fall of capital. As we recover and generate revenue through our merchandise, we will make all winners whole as quickly as possible. We are Cornhole!

The Good News

We needed the gamble to increase participation to pay off and it did. Participation at the Worlds IX was up 40% from the previous World events. Armed with those statistics, we were able to sell cornhole to our sponsors.

For the first time we had multiple cities bid to bring our ACO World Championships to them. In the past, we were happy with finding any venue that would be large enough to host us. Because of the higher interest, we were able to secure a sizable starting cash prize for the Worlds X.

We will continue to make efforts to increase the purse throughout the season, but the ACO can no longer afford to shoulder prize payouts without having it have a sizeable impact on the entry fees. Because we know that approach is not successful, we will have all future prize purses come directly from the sponsors. At the completion of payment for the World IX players, all future payments will be made quickly as they will be sourced through sponsorship.

To all the players who have supported us and came out to the Worlds, thank you. Without your participation and passion for the game, we would not have been able to accomplish this important goal and take the next crucial step in our growth. With every player who participates in an upcoming ACO event and every spectator who attends, we inch even closer. Together we will pitch the game to a higher level.

Because of your efforts, we are excited to announce that the World Singles Champion at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole X, whether it be a King or a Queen, will walk away from the Knoxville Convention Center July 11, 2015 with a $10,000 check in their hand, thanks to Visit Knoxville!

We’re getting there, together!

We are Cornhole.

GAME ON!

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX is in the books!

By | ACO News (from the ACO) | No Comments

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX have concluded, and as expected, there was no shortage of drama this week in the Charleston, WV Civic Center.

More than 350 of the sport’s most passionate players made this event the best to date. It was 5 days of great competition and camaraderie as new and old friends shared games and laughs.

Oh, and did we mention that we have a new royal court? Congratulation to Jeff Reynolds, our new ACO King of Cornhole, and to Stacia Pugh, our new ACO Queen of Cornhole! You played through the toughest competition that the sport can offer and you truly are champions!

A new KING to be crowned!

A new KING to be crowned!

 

Congratulations to all of our champions–
ACO King of Cornhole – Jeff Reynolds
ACO Queen of Cornhole – Stacia Pugh
ACO World Doubles Champions – Rick Mayes and Cortez Hudson
ACO World Seniors Champion – Tom Bobo
ACO Competitive Singles Champion – Seth Cottrill
ACO Competitive Doubles Champions – Quinn Peterson and Clinton Lucas
ACO King of Sling Social Singles Champion – Matt West
ACO Social Doubles Champions – Colten Herald and Kurt Sobey
ACO Farfsing Cup – Jay Dotson, Brandon Hill, Cody Henderson and Adam Hissner

See below for complete King and Queen results and check back soon for additional results, updates, and stories. Thanks to all the ACO players and Certified Officials for another great event!

Results of players who qualified for the King of Cornhole 128 player main bracket. 1st number is player’s finish. 2nd number was their bracket seed:

1st Place – Jeff Reynolds

2 3Adam Hissner
3 55Stacia Pugh
4 30Kyle Malone
5 9Jimmy McGuffin
5 14Matt Guy
7 15Daymon Dennis
7 7Brandon Hill
9 38Richard Stone
9 36Philip Haydon
9 128Cortez Hudson
9 28Caleb Avery
13 10Derek Fateiger
13 26Michael Lucas Jr
13 37Bradley Smith
13 2Eric Zocklein
17 17Derrick King
17 25Jake Woodall
17 85Eddie Justus
17 115Cody Clark
17 16Jordan Langworthy
17 22James Baldwin
17 5Gary Lewis
17 1Cody Henderson
25 19Greg Vajda
25 39Darrell Palama
25 23Mike Rice
25 62TR Freeman
25 96Ken Allen
25 41Dickie Adams
25 12Victor Ruiz
25 82Jason Schwab
33 32Tom Bobo
33 49Christine Papcke
33 54Teresa Forsee
33 123Lester Price
33 91Cody Buck
33 53Michael Byrd
33 18Elvis Orr
33 95Ron Cracraft
33 125Jonah Gonce
33 84Trellis Cisco
33 21Leslie McIver
33 8Jacob Davidson
33 90Gene Quilter
33 105Derrick Hammond
33 20Alan Rockwell
33 4Frank Modlin
49 66Mike Everett
49 111Bob Mallonee
49 24Bret Guy
49 71Ricky Dennis
49 6Jay Dotson
49 108Brandon Thevenin
49 45Eric Ryder
49 29Roger Wright
49 35Matt Young
49 77Mike Elza
49 11Dale Shobe
49 124Chris Wisniewski
49 58James Frantz
49 119Daniel McClain
49 50Mark Smothers
49 33Barry Hempy
65 65Brad Tucker
65 31Rex Uhrig
65 81Keith Lowrance
65 79Mike Pfaff
65 56Greg Stanley
65 106Charlie White
65 40Nate Butler
65 72Clinton Lucas
65 69Bob Vonch
65 92Bobby Mumper
65 86Shannon Lacy
65 75Brian Gaulding
65 52Keith Blair
65 110Cameron Jones
65 94Brent Ellis
65 61Eddie Melvin
65 67Matthew Stout
65 93Ed Spires
65 46Jeff O’Heron
65 51Spencer Crawford
65 117Dallas Parsley
65 43Jack Stagge
65 27Toby Smith
65 70Keith Geho
65 121Chris Hursey
65 89Rob Zukoski
65 87Colten Herald
65 120Danny Blanks
65 80Jeff Brinkley
65 48Ron Kugel
65 98Robert Booker
65 63Duke Bush
97 127Scott Eberly
97 34Kyle Anderson
97 47Bruce Forsee
97 114Jamie Graham
97 74Greg Howard
97 42Travis Jess
97 103Gary Lapier
97 122Dale Smith
97 59Mike Schaffer Sr
97 102Haseeb Habiban
97 107Brian Lynn
97 118Dan Whittington
97 78Kevin Henderson
97 83Tommy McMurray
97 99Ken Jones
97 126Steve Sileo
97 68Russell Tabers
97 100Jason Mora
97 109Brandon Jones
97 116Mike Cromer
97 76Allen Wingham
97 44Josh Lunsford
97 101Chris Howard
97 60James Keller
97 57Russ Funk
97 104Stanley Hale
97 88Sheila Melvin
97 73Timothy Pitcher
97 113Mike Juarez
97 112Michael Bailey
97 97Steve Aliff
97 64Sean Streng

Results of the Queen of Cornhole bracket. 1st number is player’s finish. 2nd number was their bracket seed:

1st Place Queen of Cornhole – Stacia Pugh

2 1Christine Papcke
3 2Teresa Forsee
4 8Stephanie Morgan
5 11Sara Davis
5 20Michelle Cahill
7 18Ginger Marshall
7 10Marsha McGuffin
9 6Kim Howard
9 5Terry Tweedy
9 30Debra Justice
9 7Susan Finley
13 14Kelly Crook
13 28Jessie Hempy
13 9Linda Everett
13 33Sunday Wright
17 16Patty Dwyer
17 24Lauren Johnston
17 26Amanda Byassee
17 29Ashley Epley
17 17Stephanie Biagi
17 27Samantha Finley
17 12Dayna Parker
17 4Sheila Melvin
25 32Andrea Wilcher
25 25Miranda Cisco
25 21Jeri Burcham
25 13Jordan Robertson
25 19Chelsea Morton
25 22Irene Mumper
25 23Linda Maree
25 15Stephanie Eakes
33 31Kathy Uransky
33 34Dawn Rudolph
49 36 Jannette Olenchick
49 35 Kelia Bennett

 

Best Ever Equipment Pricing – Limited Opportunity

By | ACO News (from the ACO), Worlds Page | No Comments

WORLDS IX OPPORTUNITY

Get ACO equipment for best price ever!

Package includes:

– Customized “Sponsored by” court sign displayed on your court throughout the Event. Can be individual, group, business, etc.

Court Signage-Joe
– Listed as court sponsor in Worlds program and on AmericanCornhole.com
– 1 set of 0153 Star Logo Tournament Series Boards (Retail $295.00)
– 2 sets of ACO PRO 450 bags – 4 red, 4 blue (Retail $79.95)
– 2 ACO Pitch Pads (Retail $395.00)
– 1 ACO ScoreTower (Retail $89.95)

Total Retail Value = $859.90(plus shipping)
Your cost = $595.00(FREE shipping)

– All equipment brought in new and used throughout the Event. Sponsor takes the equipment home at the conclusion.
– All orders ust be placed by June 23rd, 2014

This is a GREAT DEAL, I WANT TO RESERVE MY EQUIPMENT TODAY. TO PURCHASE THE PACKAGE CLICK HERE!

Oregon to Crown Singles and Doubles Cornhole Champions

By | ACO News (from the ACO), State Page | No Comments

ACO State-OR

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.

There are local, regional and national opportunities to become a sponsor with the ACO. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the ACO at 888-563-2002.

 

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.

 

ABOUT OREGON’S WASHINGTON COUNTY

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.

Cherokee North Carolina ACO Worlds IX Qualifier

By | ACO News (from the ACO), Events, Worlds Page | No Comments

 

cherokee_color_notag

 

American Cornhole is partnering with the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, NC to run an ACO Golden Ticket Qualifier on Saturday June 21, 2014 in which competitors will have the opportunity to win Golden Tickets to participate in the 2014 ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX taking place in Charleston, WV July 15-19, 2014.

Cherokee is hoping  their first ACO Cornhole Qualifer is a success so this can be developed  into an annual event. t

Details:

FRIDAY NIGHT – JUNE 20, 2014 – 5:00PM to 11:00PM

  • Open Courts for Cornhole Play – FREE PLAY for public
  • Optional pay as you play Luck of the Draw – open to public and non members
  • Optional pay as you play Game Challenges – open to public and non members 

SATURDAY – JUNE 21, 2014 – 11:00AM to 8:00PM

  • CHEROKEE NORTH CAROLINA ACO WORLDS IX QUALIFIER
  • FREE entry fee for participants
  • Single Game Double Elimination
  • Space is limited to a maximum of 32 teams (registration is first come basis)
  • Winning team wins (2) ACO Golden Tickets to participate in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX – July 15-19, 2014 Charleston, WV

REGISTER NOW CLICK HERE

[table “162” not found /]

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Cincinnati to Host ACO Golden Ticket Qualifier

By | ACO News (from the ACO), Worlds Page | No Comments

CINCINNATIsmall

American Cornhole is partnering with Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville in Cincinnati, OH to run an ACO Golden Ticket Qualifier on Sunday May 4, 2014 in which competitors will have the opportunity to win Golden Tickets to participate in the 2014 ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX taking place in Charleston, WV July 15-19, 2014.

Margaritaville is expecting this first event to be a huge success, which may result in the development of a series of ACO Qualifiers to be held throughout the ACO Cornhole Season at Margaritaville. It is the hope that through the success of this and other events coming to Margaritaville in Cincinnati, OH that one day other Margaritaville locations around the country might look to partner with American Cornhole to run similar ACO Qualifier campaigns to advance teams on to the ACO World Championships of Cornhole.

ACO Qualifier details:
May 4, 2014 at Margaritaville in Cincinnati, OH
Check in: 1:30PM – Bags fly:2:00PM
The event will be FREE to the public, first come basis.
Register online at American Cornhole.com (see Margaritaville Qualifier under event tickets)
Space is limited to the first 20 teams that sign up.
Walk-ups will be welcome if space is available.
Double elimination Tournament – Single game in winners bracket, Single game in consolation bracket
Winning team wins two GOLDEN TICKETS valued at $500.00 to the ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX.

REGISTER TODAY!

List of the registered teams scheduled to compete in the Margaritaville Qualifier
May 4, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH.

[table “161” not found /]

Alabama to Crown Singles and Doubles Champions of Cornhole

By | ACO News (from the ACO) | No Comments

ACO State-AL

ACO Alabama State Championships of Cornhole  to be hosted by Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Cornhole players  from around Alabama will compete for state cornhole championships title

 

TUSCALOOSA, AL – The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) will host its inaugural ACO Alabama State Championships of Cornhole June 20 & 21, 2014 at the Northridge Pavillion, 4205 Northridge Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.

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. Saturday will feature more of the same, but will also include the Alabama Singles and Doubles Title tournaments. The Title tournaments are FREE of charge and open to all residents of Alabama 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. ACO Memberships are $20 per Season 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.

ACO officials expect as many as 200 people in attendance for the first-ever ACO Alabama State Championships of Cornhole held in Tuscaloosa, AL. 

“We’re extremely excited to have launched our State Championships Program and believe that Tuscaloosa, AL 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 Alabama 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 nineteen states committed to the program which include AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MO, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA 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 Alabama 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.

There are local, regional and national opportunities to become a sponsor with the ACO. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the ACO at 888-563-2002.

 

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. 

 

About Tuscaloosa and the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission:

Tuscaloosa is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in West Central Alabama.  It has a unique mix of dining, entertainment, shopping, arts, music, lodging, sporting and meeting options that highlight Tuscaloosa as a premier travel destination location.  The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission’s mission is to increase the economic impact to the City of Tuscaloosa by positioning Tuscaloosa as a destination for our targeted markets including sporting events, meetings, reunions and leisure tourism.  This generates lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment revenue for the City.  To learn more, go to www.visittuscaloosa.com.

South Carolina to Crown Singles & Doubles Champions of Cornhole

By | ACO News (from the ACO) | No Comments

ACO State-SC

ACO South Carolina State Championships of Cornhole to be hosted by Aiken, South Carolina

Cornhole players from around South Carolina will compete for state cornhole championships title

 

Aiken, SC – The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) will host its inaugural ACO South Carolina State Championships of Cornhole June 20 & 21, 2014 in Aiken, SC.    

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. Saturday will feature more of the same, but will also include the South Carolina Singles and Doubles Title tournaments. The Title tournaments are FREE of charge and open to all residents of Indiana 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. ACO Memberships are $20 per Season 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.

ACO officials expect as many as 200 people in attendance for the first-ever ACO South Carolina State Championships of Cornhole held in Aiken, SC. 

“We’re extremely excited to have launched our State Championships Program and believe that Aiken, South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 fifteen states committed to the program which include AL, FL, IA, IL, IN, GA, KY, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV with another several states close to signing on for Season IX, which is played out in June 2014.

“In addition to being crowned South Carolina 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.

There are local, regional and national opportunities to become a sponsor with the ACO. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the ACO at 888-563-2002.

 

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.