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Isidro Herrera crowned ACO King of Cornhole

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Newly crowned ACO world champion King of Cornhole Isidro Herrera thanks the crowd for their support.

Isidro Herrera wasn’t going to play in the King of Cornhole VII.

Excuse me. Say that again.

The Chicago native who lost to Eric Zocklein at King of Cornhole VI wasn’t planning on returning to Tunica, Mississippi for another shot at the ACO world championship title. That all changed three weeks before the event.

The reigning ACO world champion Queen of Cornhole Crystal Mann sent Herrera a text. She needed a partner for the World Doubles Championship.

“So I said, ‘Well, I’m in,’” Herrera said. Besides, who can say no to an invitation from the Queen?

Herrera and Mann lost to Derrick King and Jimmy McGuffin in round one in the final 32-team bracket, which eliminated their chances at the World Doubles Championship titles. They won their next two matches in the losers bracket before getting knocked out by the husband and wife duo Bruce and Teresa Foresee.

But it’s the King of Cornhole where Herrera wanted to be. He and Eric Zocklein put on a performance last year that went down as one for the record books.

“We were tied 20-20 in the second game, and he gave me two chances to score 1 point. I didn’t take advantage of it,” Herrera recalls, thinking back to last year’s title bout. “Then, just one bad throw that I had, he scored his points on me, and that was the game.”

Zocklein entered the King of Cornhole VII seeded 4th, having earned a free entry into the tournament due to getting into the CornyForty (top 40 in the world rankings). Herrera had a much bigger hill to climb.

Herrera had to battle through almost 100 players to win one of eight Open spots in the King of Cornhole VII. His quarterfinals lost to Matt Guy at the ACO Hamilton Cornhole Cup in June earned him 16 points in the World Rankings. He was nowhere near getting into the CornyForty. Even a great SCR wouldn’t put him anywhere close to qualifying for the Ranked Players Invitational, an exclusive tournament for top points earners vying for 16 spots in the King of Cornhole.

Not only did Herrera return to the main event, it would be against his friend and reigning world champion King of Cornhole Eric Zocklein. Herrera won game one 21-16, lost game two 21-14 and found himself down 20-12 in the third and final game of the match.“Honestly, I thought I was done,” Herrera said.Herrera was far from done. He inched his way back into match, eventually tying the final game 20-20. Zocklein had a bad frame. Herrera capitalized on it and edged Zocklein 21-20 to earn the crown and rightfully be known as the King of Cornhole.

“You play around here and go to little tournaments and you think everyone’s good. There’s a lot of good cornholers around here,” Herrera said. “But you get to the big tournaments, and they’re just incredible. Every little chance they get, they want to score on you every time. They’re aggressive.”

 

Shane Andrews and Danny Blanks are ACO World Doubles Champions

By ACO News (from the ACO)

Shane Andrews and Danny Blanks shortly after their win at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII (photo courtesy from Sara Davis wildcatgirl83@gmail.com)

Danny Blanks teamed with Shane Andrews in 2011 and finished the year runners up for the ACO World Doubles Championship title losing to Eric Zocklein and Chase Lackey.

Flash forward one year later. Blanks and Andrews are world champions.

Blanks and Andrews returned to American Cornhole Organization World Championships VII in Tunica, Mississippi. Only this time they won the world titles over ACO Team of the Year Jay Dotson and Brandon Hill and staked their claim as the best team in the sport.

“Feels great knowing we brought the title back to the Carolinas,” said Blanks, a Fort Mill resident whose partner is Andrews, a Bessemer City, N.C., resident.

Blanks had different expectations entering this year’s premiere event due to taking off almost six months of personal time away from the game to spend more time with his family after the birth of his son.

“To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to throw as well as I did,” he said.

One could see tiny bits of rust in his game in singles competition. He finished top ten in two ACO Majors in 2012. He finished 17th in the King of Cornhole VII.

“Just wish I could have took the singles also but had a great time,” Blanks said. “I believe the four months I took off hurt me, but I practiced the week before, so no excuses. I will try to bring it home to Fort Mill next year and win some majors for us this year.”

New World Champions of Cornhole

By ACO News (from the ACO)

There are tournaments and there are events.

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole isn’t only an event. It is THE event. It is the one event of the year where cornholers from around the country go to compete against the best players, have fun, meet new people, see incredible competition and be part of the experience. Everyone has their Worlds moment. Maybe it’s advancing into the Open Bracket, beating someone you lost to in a Regional or Major, winning a t-shirt in a buy-in micro tournament, watching an awesome match, making it to the 64-player King of Cornhole or winning a world title.

“If you’re not having fun playing this game, don’t be here, ” said reigning King of Cornhole Eric Zocklein. “We’re here to have a good time.”

There is no doubt the ACO World Championships of Cornhole are about fun and competition. But when someone achieves something special, emotions are displayed which transcend trophies, prestige, money or a ring. You could feel that moment when Jay Dotson and Brandon Hill forced a third game against Shane Andrews and Danny Blanks. You could see that moment after Jen Allen’s emotional Queen of Cornhole III victory over two-time champion Crystal Mann.

2012 ACO World Doubles Champions Danny Blanks and Shane Andrews

The Worlds is a place where one can earn special recognition amongst their peers; a place where a player’s season long journey culminates into achieving personal goals. It is the place a cornhole player can be crowned the Best in the World.

Teams had to win five matches to earn the ACO World Doubles championship title. There’s no better way to start your journey to the world titles than by facing the reigning champions. ACO Team of the Year Jay Dotson and Brandon Hill made a statement defeating the defending ACO World Doubles champions Eric Zocklein and Chase Lackey in round one. Three victories later, they were in the championship finals against Shane Andrews and Danny Blanks, runner-ups at Worlds VI. Andrews and Blanks took game one. Jay Dotson and Brandon Hill fought back and took game two. But the ACO Team of the Year fell to Andrews and Blanks who won their first ACO World Doubles Championship title.

“Feels great knowing we brought the title back to the Carolinas,” said Blanks.

The excitement didn’t stop there. Next up was the Queen of Cornhole between two-time reigning world champion Crystal Mann and Jennifer Allen. Allen challenged Mann. She took risks. If this was a Rocky movie, this was Rocky III. Two fighters going three rounds for the world title. Allen came out fighting like Rocky Balboa attacking Clubber Lang and took game one 21-0. Mann regained control of the match winning game two 21-12. They went back and forth in game three.

Crystal Mann (left) and Jennifer Allen battle for the Queen’s crown.

“I couldn’t really get anything going,” said Mann. “Bags weren’t going where I wanted them.”

Allen took the lead and never let it go, sealing the Queen of Cornhole title with a 21-14 win. The post match interview tells the story why Allen’s victory will go down as one of the most emotional victories ever at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole.

“That was hard. I took a lot of effort into this,” said Allen. “Six months of busting my ass. But I did it. She’s a beast. She’a a beast.”

The question many had was if Eric Zocklein (KY) and Isidro Herrera (IL) could match the epic performance of King of Cornhole VI? Their KOC VI match goes down as a top five KOC match. It would be hard to top. Some argue Zocklein and Herrera did.

Zocklein got out to an 8-0 lead in game one. Herrera not only fought back, but he built a 20-12 lead. Zocklein climbed back to 20-16 until Herrera took game one 21-16. Zocklein would start game two with a nine point lead, up 11-2 over Herrera. And again Herrera would climb back, closing the gap to 13-10. Zocklein secured game two 21-10.

Herrera took an early 5-0 lead in game three and built a nice 9-4 lead. Zocklein would battle back to 9-8 and then take the lead 10-9. With a 12-10 lead, Zocklein hit a five spot to go up 17-10. It was very similar to his performance against Matt Guy in the semifinals. Zocklein was up 6-4 when Matt Guy put up a five spot to take the lead 9-6. Three frames and five points per frame later and Zocklein won 21-9 and returned to the world title match.

ACO King of Cornhole® VII Isidro Herrera with ACO Chairman Doug Hopkins

What happened next was amazing to see. Herrera was down 20-12 to Zocklein in game three. His third bag sat on the edge of the hole. Zocklein’s bag was up against the front of the hole. The only option for Herrera was an airmail. Not only did Herrera hit the airmail, he took the other two bags with it for a wash. It energized the crowd and gave Herrera life. It gave him momentum.

“He had me down pretty good. I thought I was done,” said Herrera. “But I had to keep my head up. Keep working, working, working.”

Herrera’s perseverance paid off. He scored two more points to cut the lead 20-14. Then he cut it to 20-18. Then 20-20. Eight bags later and Isidro Herrera was crowned the new ACO World Champion King of Cornhole.

“I want to thank everybody that came out and supported me from the Illinois area. And definitely I’ll come back next year to defend the title.”

Three world championships matches were only part of the experience at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII. Crews also participated for the Farfsing Cup. Crew members earned points based on their performance in the Singles an Doubles. The Crew with the least amount of points walked away winners of the Farfsing Cup. The winning Crew consisted of former King of Cornhole Eric Zocklein, Chase Lackey and ACO Team of the Year Jay Dotson and Brandon Hill.

Other tournaments at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII were the Ranked Players Invitational (Singles and Doubles), an exclusive tournament for players/teams in the ACO World Rankings, Open Singles and Open Doubles (open tournaments with the best players/teams advancing to the King of Cornhole and the World Doubles Championship), World Games Championship and two social tournaments, King of Sling (singles) and Social Doubles Championship.

Congratulations to all the winners at the ACO World Championship of Cornhole VII:

King of Cornhole VII: Isidro Herrera
Queen of Cornhole III: Jennifer Allen
World Doubles Championship: Shane Andrews and Danny Blanks
Farfsing Cup: Jay Dotson, Brandon Hill, Chase Lackey and Eric Zocklein
World Games Championship: Dale Smith
RPI Singles: Dale Smith
RPI Doubles: Adam Hissner and Jeremiah Wilson
Open Singles: Crystal Mann
Open Doubles: Randy Atha and Dale Smith
King of Sling: Mike Lucas, Jr.
World Social Doubles Championship: Steve Ard and Austin Robillard

ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII Results

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The ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII is the biggest cornhole event of the season. Here are the updated results from this year’s season ending event.

Ranked Players Invitational (RPI): Singles | Doubles

Open: Singles | Doubles

World Social Doubles Championship

King of Sling

World Doubles Championship

Queen of Cornhole

King of Cornhole

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ALGovernorTroy Catlin
Shane Snider
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ARGovernorPhil Wynne
LaTonya Wilson
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Michael Perry
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Duane Keltsch
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Jennifer Lewis
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End of Year Awards

By ACO News (from the ACO)

The ACO World Rankings are final. Congratulations to players who finished in the Top 40 of the ACO World Singles Rankings, known as the CornyForty. Not only does the CornyForty receive a free invite to compete in the King of Cornhole® at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII, they will also be placed directly in the KOC bracket seeded 1-40 and will await the winners of the RPI and Open Singles tourneys in the 64 player KOC bracket.

Congratulations also go out to the 106 Singles players who finished the 2012 ACO Masters Series season with 200 or more ACO World Singles Ranking points but did not finish in the Cornyforty. You are officially invited to participate in the RPI Invitational Singles at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII. The top sixteen finishers in the RPI Singles will advance to the King of Cornhole bracket. All players who finished with less than 200 ACO World Singles Ranking points are invited to participate in the Open Singles.

Congratulations to Matt Guy – ACO Player of the Year!

The ACO Player of the Year honor goes to the player who finished the ACO Master Series season Ranked #1 in the ACO World Singles Rankings. Matt Guy is no stranger to the spotlight as the 5-time King of Cornhole and remains a favorite to claim the crown next month at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII. Matt Guy racked up three ACO Major wins and six ACO Regionals during the 2012 season.

2012 was the first season for the ACO World Doubles Rankings. Each team finishing in the Top 20 of the ACO World Doubles Rankings, known as the TopGun Twenty, receive a free invite to compete in the World Doubles Championship at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII, will be placed directly in the WDC bracket seeded 1-20 and will await the winners of the RPI and Open Doubles tourneys in the 32 team World Double bracket.

Congratulations to the 44 Doubles team who finished the 2012 ACO Masters Series season with 300 or more ACO World Doubles Ranking points, but did not finish in the TopGun Twenty. Those teams are invited to participate in the RPI Invitational Doubles at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII. The top eight finishers in the RPI Doubles will advance to World Doubles Championship bracket. All teams that finished with less than 300 ACO World Doubles Ranking points are invited to participate in the Open Doubles.

Congratulations to Brandon Hill and Jay Dotson – ACO Team of the Year!

The ACO Team of the Year honor goes to the 2-player team who finished the ACO Master Series season Ranked #1 in the ACO World Doubles Rankings. Brandon and JayBird have been top dogs in competitive Cornhole for years, but this year they took it to another level. They duo won two Majors and five regionals, edging Matt and Bret Guy for ACO Team of the Year by .67 of a point! Congrats gentlemen and good luck next month at the ACO World Champioships of Cornhole VII in your bid to become ACO World Doubles Champions!

ACO World Championships of Cornhole VII

By ACO News (from the ACO)

The season ending cornhole event of the season arrives January 9th-12th at Harrah’s Tunica with the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) World Championships of Cornhole VII.

Players of all skill levels will gather from across the country to compete in an energetic, fun, competitive atmosphere for various World titles including the World Doubles Championship, Queen of Cornhole and the featured main event King of Cornhole.

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole provides plenty of cornhole action for all players participating in the event. Competition starts Wednesday with the Regional Points Invitational (RPI) for Singles and Doubles, followed by the large Open tournaments for Singles and Doubles. The best players and teams in the Open will advance to the King of Cornhole and the World Doubles Championship. Remaining players and teams participate in the King of Sling and Social Doubles, respectively. The best in cornhole will be celebrated during Championship Saturday with the three events: World Doubles Championship, Queen of Cornhole and King of Cornhole.

Participants now can join with their friends as a Crew for free and compete for the Farfsing Cup. Plus, players may also compete in the World Games Championship.

Register today!

ACO Major: Virginia Cornhole Cup Results

By ACO News (from the ACO)

Here are the results for the ACO Virginia Cornhole Cup.

PAYOUT CHART

Total Participation in World SinglesTOTAL GUARANTEED PURSE for this Division1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
Up to 149 Players500250150100
150 – 179 Players62527517012060
180 - 209 Players750300200150100
210 - 239 Players8753252001501005050
240 - 255 Players10003752501751005050
256 or more Players12504503002001507575

ACO Major: Alabama Cornhole Cup Results

By ACO News (from the ACO)

 

Here are the results for the 2012 ACO Alabama Cornhole Cup.

BRACKETS
2012 ACO Alabama Cornhole Cup (Singles)
2012 ACO Alabama Cornhole Cup (Doubles)
2012 ACO Alabama Cornhole Cup (Luck of the Draw)

PAYOUT CHART

Total Participation in World SinglesTOTAL GUARANTEED PURSE for this Division1st Place2nd Place3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
Up to 149 Players500250150100
150 – 179 Players62527517012060
180 - 209 Players750300200150100
210 - 239 Players8753252001501005050
240 - 255 Players10003752501751005050
256 or more Players12504503002001507575