American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the First and Official Governing Body for the Sport of Cornhole, since 2005.

Established in 2005 and headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, the ACO offers official cornhole rules, sanctioned products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events.

The ACO was founded by Frank Geers, and is an organization dedicated to transforming the game of cornhole to a competitive national sport. The ACO held its first ACO Nationals Championship, December 2006, in Northern KY to crown the ACO National King of Cornhole.

Wikipedia recognizes the ACO as the founder of the sport of competitive cornhole.


American Cornhole Historic Markers

  • ACO PRO First Nationals Championships to crown ACO King of Cornhole
  • ACO Introduces Resin Filled Cornhole Bags 2006
  • ACO Introduces Airmail Box and Challenge 2007
  • ACO Unveils ACO PRO Skill Challenge Test to Rank Pros Nationally 2007
  • ACO PRO Jersey introduced at Easter Seals Tailgate Bash World Championships 2007
  • ACO Adds World Ranking Points System featuring CornyForty – Top 40 Cornhole Players 2008
  • ACO Introduces PlayersChoice Tournament Series Bags – two sided playing surface 2008
  • AC “Star Logo” Tournament Series Cornhole Boards star in Cornhole the Movie 2010
  • ACO Introduces – ACO Certified Officials & Sanctioned Cornhole Events 2010
  • Topps Company Official Cornhole Collector’s Card featuring Matt Guy, reigning 5-time ACO King of Cornhole Champion 2011
  • ACO World Championships of Cornhole featured on ESPN’s Kenny Mayne Wider World of Sports Summer 2013
  • ACO World Championships of Cornhole featured on ESPN SportsCenter on the Road w/ Matt Barrie & Sara Walsh Summer 2015
  • World Cornhole Day – last Saturday of July – Official Proclamation in Columbia, SC in 2020
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