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American Cornhole (ACO) Features $25,000 Purse Go the Distance Festival Field of Dreams Movie Site August 26-28

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Just over a week ago, the Field of Dreams hosted the Major League Baseball game of the year between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs to baseball fans delight across the country.  Once again the storied movie set will host another very unusual event when the American Cornhole Organization, the ACO, journeys to Dyersville, Iowa for the Inaugural Go the Distance Festival August 26-28.

The Go the Distance Festival located on the Field of Dreams Movie Site features the ACO Dream Team Invitational and the ACO Corny Classic.

The weekend includes, for the Dream Team Invitational, Friday and Saturday qualifiers open to anyone, with Sunday’s play including the top 24 teams from the qualifiers plus any ACO Corny 40 player. The $25,000 guaranteed purse includes $5,000 for first place. The Corny 40 Classic is open to all Season 17 Corny 40 players. First place prize is a vacation stay at the “Kinsella Family Experience,” an all-expense paid trip to the movie site, overnight stay at the farmhouse, guided tour inside the house, movie apparel and more.

At the “Field of Dreams Movie Site” visitors will be able to tour the farm house used in the movie and be on the field where the baseball scenes were shot. Play will be inside the Barn event center and specially created classic Field of Dreams bags will be provided for game play.

For more information on the “Field of Dreams Movie Site” weekend, visit https://americancornhole.com/field-of-dreams/

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Established in 2005, headquartered in Camp Dennison, Ohio, American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the World Governing Body of the Sport of Cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events. AmericanCornhole.com

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American Cornhole Organization Updates YouTube Channel @AmericanCornhole

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American Cornhole Organization, the ACO, recently updated its youtube channel, @AmericanCornhole, to a more friendly viewing experience for the cornhole enthusiast. 

Upon entering the Channel the visitor is greeted with a featured video, followed by a newsworthy video that then presents organized playlists of ACO cornhole tournaments and events.

Playlists are arranged by event allowing the visitor to witness, as an example,  the World Championships of Cornhole Season 17 as one playlist rather than having to search for each ACO World Championship match individually. 

This year the ACO added a Pro Series to 10 of its 30 plus ACO Major national tournaments. Because of the uniqueness of this ACO Series it also is set to a playlist. Visit:  ACO Cornhole – ACO Pro Series to see the results.

You can find and connect with American Cornhole Organization on YouTube simply by adding @AmericanCornhole to YouTube search.

Check out the American Cornhole Channel today!

About the ACO | American Cornhole, LLC

The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) was established in 2005 and is headquartered in Camp Dennison, Ohio. The ACO is the World Governing Body for the sport of cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products, tournament listings and comprehensive information about cornhole events. Find out more at www.americancornhole.com

 

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American Cornhole Organization Holds First Major Cornhole Tournament in Idaho

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The ACO, American Cornhole Organization, will host its first Major Cornhole Tournament in Idaho the November 18th weekend. The event will be at the Mountain View Event Center in Pocatello as participants from the local community and out of state will compete.

The tournament which is free to the public for viewing, is open for registration for those interested in the chance to win some prize money and begins at 8:30 am. Friday and continues throughtout Saturday.

“We welcome any and all players of any and all skill levels to come out and be part of the event,”said Michael “Fin” Walter, the announcer of the ACO. “It’s a great chance to introduce yourself to the ACO family and for the family to get to know you. You will see world-class cornhole and have an opportunity to play alongside some of the best you have ever seen and those that match your skill level.”

Friday’s schedule includes the senior, womens, and juniors events, the coed event, and singles, and more. Saturday’s schedule includes the World doubles pool play, and World singles pool play starting at 8 am., among other events. Walter explained there is a $5,000 minimum guaranteed prize purse that will be split over the major divisions, along with trophies and payouts for several of the events.

This tournament is also one of over 30 points-earning American Cornhole Majors held over the nation, he added, and points that players earn here will go toward qualifyingfor for the ACO World Championships of Cornhole in July of 2023.

“Idaho is a state that has been underrepresented,” Walter said. Frank (Geers) our fearless leader, has gone to different sports conferences and he has been able to fill in some cities that make it more convenient for players that are involved or want to be involved to be part of our tournaments. We are excited to get into new cities like Pocatello.”

The opportunity to bring in an organization of this size has been a goal the Mountain Center has pursued for several years, said Raul Cano executive director of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Autorium District and the MEC.

“This is something we have never had in the community,” Cano said. “Itis a big deal because it is a large organization that puts on events throughout the country.”

Visit Youtube.com/@AmericanCornhole and watch ACO Cornhole Tournaments 24/7

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The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) was established in 2005 and is headquartered in Camp Dennison, Ohio. The ACO is the World Governing Body for the sport of cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products, tournament listings and comprehensive information about cornhole events. Find out more at www.americancornhole.com

 

 

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American Cornhole Organization Announces ACO Season 18 Majors Schedule

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With the ACO Season 17 World Championships in the books and Craig Ervin being crowned the new “King of Cornhole,” plans are well under way for the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) Season 18 Majors schedule.

The season will start over Labor Day weekend with the Lake Charles Major in Lake Charles, LA, September 2-3. The next weekend will be the Charleston Major in Charleston, West Virginia, September 9-10, the first Pro Series stop open to ACO Pros only.

“We’re so excited to launch our ACO Season 18 schedule in just one month,” said Frank Geers, president and CEO of the ACO. “We’re especially looking forward to welcoming our ACO pros to our 10 Pro Series stops.”

Other stops scheduled so far for Season 18 include:                                                                                                                               Fort Wayne Major, Fort Wayne, IN, Sept. 16-17                                                                                                                                     Enid Major, Enid OK, Sept. 30-Oct. 1                                                                                                                                              Manassas Major, Manassas, VA, Oct.7-8                                                                                                                                       Watertown Major, Watertown, SD, Oct. 7-8                                                                                                                                            PCB Major, Panama City Beach, FL, October 21-22 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                Lubbock Major, Lubbock, TX, Nov 4-5                                                                                                                                                 Idaho Major, Pocatello, ID, Nov. 18-19                                                                                                                                                South Bend Major, South Bend, IN, Nov. 25-26 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                     Concord Major, Concord, NC, Dec. 2-3                                                                                                                                        Owensboro Major, Owensboro, KY, Jan. 6-7, 2023 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                    Beloit Major, Beloit, WI, Jan. 13-14                                                                                                                                                  Knoxville Major, Knoxville, TN, Jan. 20-21                                                                                                                                    Bradenton Major, Bradenton, FL, Jan. 27-28 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                         Oregon Major, Medford, OR, Feb. 3-4                                                                                                                                              Augusta Major, Augusta, GA, Feb 17-18 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                                    York Major, York, PA, March 3-4                                                                                                                                                   Bentonville Major, Bentonville, AR, March 10-11                                                                                                                               Legends Major, College Station, TX, March 17-18 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                             Ann Arbor Major, Ann Arbor, MI, March 24-25                                                                                                                                      Cedar Rapids Major, Cedar Rapids, IA, April 14-15
Dodge City Major, Dodge City, KS, April 14-15                                                                                                                                    Grand Traverse Major, Grand Traverse, MI, April 21-22 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                            Mobile Major, Mobile, AL, May 5-6 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                                         Happy Valley Major, Happy Valley, PA, May 12-13                                                                                                                               Florida Major, Winterhaven, FL, May 19-20
Branson Major, Branson, MO, May 26-27 (A Pro Series stop)                                                                                                                   ACO World Championships of Cornhole 18, July 24-25 (Location TBD)
The complete ACO schedule will be released later in August.

The next ACO competition will be at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, IA, with the Go the Distance Festival, August 26-28 with the ACO Dream Team Invitational and the ACO Corny 40 Classic. For more information on upcoming stops, visit www.americancornhole.com.

About the ACO | American Cornhole  LLC.
Established in 2005, headquartered in Camp Dennison, Ohio. American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is
the World Governing Body of the Sport of Cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products,
tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events.
AmericanCornhole.com

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