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Topgolf Las Vegas to Host American Cornhole ACO World Championship 14

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Bags will fly as the best of the best in cornhole compete for the King of Cornhole center stage Topgolf Las Vegas.

Two ACO Cornhole events are scheduled at the Topgolf Entertainment Center. July 1 the ACO World Cornhole Kickoff Bash and the Final Event July 6 the ACO World Championships of Cornhole.

All other ACO Cornhole Competition is at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Click for details.

The week of July 1 through July 6, 2019 will be a festival of cornhole fun.

This extravaganza features: Singles, Doubles, Womens, Juniors, Seniors, and the Main Event King of Cornhole Saturday Night.

Individuals and Teams will be represented from all over the country. An International Contingent will bring its skills to compete for the King of Cornhole Crown as well.

Check out the Schedule of Events here AmericanCornhole.com

 

Play Cornhole at a Higher Level… the Rules of the Game.

When you’re ready for the next level, view the complete ACO Rules Guide for the Sport of Cornhole at AmericanCornhole.com. Below are the ACO Basic Rules for the Game of Cornhole. Follow them to get the backyard fun started.

What Equipment Do You Need?

2 CORNHOLE BOARDS: Approximately 24” x 48” with a 6” diameter hole, centered 9” from top of board and centered 12” from each side edge. The front of the board is 3” to 4” from the ground to the top of the playing surface. The back of the board is 12” from the ground to the top of the playing surface.

8 BAGS: 4 each of two different colors. Each bag is made from two fabric squares with double stitched seaming. The bags should be made from a durable fabric like canvas, twill, or synthetic suede. Each bag measures roughly 6” by 6” and weighs between 15 and 16 ounces.

How Do You Set Up The Court?

CORNHOLE BOARDS: Boards are positioned 27’ from the front edge to the front edge of the board.

CORNHOLE PITCHER’S BOX: A designated pitcher’s box is a 4’ x 3’ area at each end of the court and on each side of each board.

CORNHOLE FOUL LINES: The front edge of the cornhole board is the foul line.

How Do You Keep Score?

TRADITIONAL 21: The game shall be played to the pre-determined number of 21 points. The first player/team to reach or exceed that amount at the conclusion of a frame is the winner.

VALUES: A pitched bag that remains on the cornhole board playing surface at the conclusion of the frame is a ‘woody’, worth 1 point. A pitched bag that passes through the cornhole board hole at any time in a frame is a ‘cornhole’ and is worth 3 points.

FOUL BAGS: Refers to any cornhole bag that has not been determined as a ‘woody’ or a ‘cornhole’, or was designated a foul bag due to a rules violation. Bags contacting the ground prior to reaching the playing surface and bags pitched when a player has crossed the foul line are foul bags. If a foul bag lands on the playing surface or comes to rest touching the ground and the board, it must be removed immediately.

FAULTS: A fault occurs if a player puts his or her foot over the foul line front edge of the board during the throw, or if a player throws out of turn. A fault results in the bag from the faulted throw being removed from the playing surface, if applicable.

CANCELLATION SCORING: The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is cancellation scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each frame. Example: Team Red achieves 1 woody (worth 1 total point) and 2 cornholes (worth 3 points each, 6 total points). Team Blue achieves 2 woodies (worth 1 point each, 2 total points) and 1 cornhole (worth 3 total points). This means that Team Red scored 7 total points in that frame, and Team Blue scored 5 total points, which nets Team Red 2 points for that frame (7 – 5 = 2).

Play of the Game:

SINGLES PLAY: Player A will compete against Player B. These players will both stay in their designated lane for the whole game. Players start the game at the headboard and will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all 4 of his or her bags. Players will then walk to the end of their lane to the other board, and resume pitching back towards the original board.

DOUBLES PLAY: Team A will compete against Team B – each team is comprised of 2 people. Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game. Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all 4 of his or her bags. Players at the footboard will then resume pitching back towards the headboard.

PITCHING: Players alternate pitching bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all 4 of his or her bags. A player must pitch all 4 cornhole bags from their designated cornhole pitcher’s box. One foot must be completely within the pitcher’s box at the time of release of the bag. Players must not cross the foul line with their feet before the bag has landed.

PITCHING THE NEXT FRAME: The player/team who scored last shall pitch first in the next frame. If neither player/team scores in a frame, the player/team who pitched first in the preceding frame shall retain first pitch in the next frame.

RAKING CORNHOLE BAGS: If bags become piled inside the cornhole board hole and may interfere with or obstruct the next pitch, or if there is a question whether a bag would’ve fallen through the hole naturally, a player may request to ‘rake’ the cornhole bags that have fallen inside the hole. During raking, all efforts should be made to leave bags on the playing surface undisturbed, including any ‘lippers’ that may fall in unnaturally during the raking process. If a bag is resting on the raked bags, and unavoidably falls in the hole as a result of raking, it shall be counted as a cornhole.

About American Cornhole, LLC Established in 2005 is headquartered in Milford, OH. American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the governing body of the Sport of Cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events.

 

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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 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.

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the World Governing Body of the Sport of Cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products,
tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events.
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ACO Hole Magazine Featuring Worlds 17 and Cast of Cornhole Characters

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American Cornhole, the ACO, released its 2022 Hole Magazine featuring the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 17 to be held in Branson, MO.

The Hole Magazine is for cornhole players and enthusiasts. It contains more than 100 pages of cornhole excitement covering the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 17 and so much more.

Enjoy reading what the Best of the Best of the sport of cornhole are doing, the ACO Pros, and learn what is on tap for the ACO Pro Series coming up in Season 18.

Discover the game of PipFall and follow the ACO PIPFALL World Championships – a new game twist for cornhole game boards.

The ACO Hole Magazine brings the Game of Cornhole to you in your backyard. Experience Tailgator level cornhole with the ACO Tailgator World Championships as players make their way to the finals.

Learn more about the ACO Family as the Hole Magazine brings you up close and personal with several  of the ACO family cast of characters.

Get a first glance of the ACO Bag Partners and see the many choices of cornhole bags introduced to the players market.

The ACO Hole Magazine is produced for cornhole players and enthusiasts. Download your ACO Hole Magazine copy today.

 

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.

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