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 Illinois Singles and Doubles Title tournaments. The Title tournaments are FREE of charge and open to all residents of Illinois 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 Illinois State Championships of Cornhole held in Danville. “We’re extremely excited to have launched our State Championships Program and believe that Danville, Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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.