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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 Organization World Cornhole Day Celebration in Bradenton Florida

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ACO Championship Saturday, July 31, wraps up the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16 with a day full of Championship Division Cornhole Matches all working toward the final Championship Match where either the King or Queen of Cornhole will be crowned.

All Saturday Championship Matches can be watched Live Stream on https://americancornhole.com.

ACO Championship Saturday is Special in that it is also American Cornhole Organization World Cornhole Day declared via Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Columbia, South Carolina. He stated “Every year hence forth the last Saturday of July has been so designated.

This will be fun filled and meaningful ACO World Cornhole Day, considering how much the Sport of Cornhole has grown over just the last couple of years.

Come to the Bradenton Area Convention Center on Saturday July 31 to celebrate ACO World Cornhole Day and to enjoy the Championships of the ACO Pros.

All spectators are welcome to visit the Bradenton Convention Center and watch for FREE. The Bradenton Convention Center is located at 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Florida, 34221

The ACO Championship Divisions include: Singles, Doubles, Womens, Womens Doubles, Seniors, Seniors Doubles, Juniors, Coed, and Doubles Coed.

The American Cornhole Organization World Championships of Cornhole 16 opening ceremony begins at 11:30 and first pitch will follow.

Bring the family on Saturday July 31 to the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto, Florida for a day of fun and great cornhole competition.

Watch the Pros play at the Convention Center or watch the Live Stream at https://AmericanCornhole.com

 

About 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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ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16 is Underway in Bradenton Florida

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On Tuesday July 27, Bradenton Area Convention Center opened its doors to the American Cornhole Organization World Championships of Cornhole 16 for the weeklong festival of professional and non- professional Cornhole.

The events of the week lead up to Saturday where a New King or Queen of Cornhole will be crowned.

Cornhole Players from all around the country have made their way to Bradenton in anticipation of leaving Saturday with the coveted crown.

If in the area, make your way over to the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Florida, 34221 from July 27-31 and watch some exciting cornhole. Spectators get in FREE.

Want a hint of what to expect for this marquee event featuring the ACO Pros. Competitive Divisions include: Singles, Doubles, Womens, Womens Doubles, Seniors, Seniors Doubles, Juniors, Coed, Doubles Coed, and World Big Blind Draw.

If you think you are a player and want to test your skills, signup for the Tailgator World Championship 16 in the ACO Annex Tent, next to the Convention Center.

The Tailgator tournament is for non-professional players and will be lots of fun. Bring your friends to watch you play.

Watch the Pros play or signup for Tailgator. For a Schedule of Events go here and scroll down the page. ACO Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 31, you could be crowned Tailgator World Championships of Cornhole 16 Champion and presented with the Championship shirt that is your claim to fame for life. Your Backyarder friends and family will take notice and give you the respect of a cornhole champion.

For more information visit: ACO Schedule of Events. Scroll down the page

Be part of the festivities on Saturday July 31, while the ACO celebrates American Cornhole Organization World Cornhole Day as declared via Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Columbia, South Carolina. Every year hence forth the last Saturday of July has been so designated.

About 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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ACO Tailgator World Championship of Cornhole 16 | No Pro Cornhole Tournament | Bradenton Florida

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If you did not make the cut to compete in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16, do not despair. Your opportunity has not passed you by.

If you think you have a Cornhole Game in you put it up against other backyarders like yourself and see. Play is scheduled in the same place as the ACO Worlds 16, Bradenton Area Convention Center, during the same week, July 27-31. You will be playing right along with the ACO Pros.

Imagine Saturday, July 31, crowned Tailgator World Championships of Cornhole 16  Champion and presented with the Championship shirt that is your claim to fame for life. Your Backyarder friends and family will take notice.

Be part of the weeklong festival of events as you participate in the World Championships of Cornhole excitement.

The Tailgator World Championship, launched at Worlds 15, continues to add momemtum to this Cornhole extravaganza. Backyard cornhole players will compete with other players of their own skill level.

For more information visit: Tailgator World Championships of Cornhole

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for spectators. And ACO Pro matches are open to the viewing public.

Bring your own partner. There are eight (8) separate double elimination tournaments throughout the week with the first tournament beginning Tuesday July 27. The Finals for the Tailgator World Championship 16 is played on Saturday July 31.

Sign up and reserve your Tournament day now. Tailgator play starts Tuesday July 27 and goes through Friday July 30 to determine who will play on Saturday July 31. Taigator Finals are on Saturday July 31.

Get more information here: Tailgator Worlds 16.

Be part of the festivities on Saturday July 31, while the ACO celebrates American Cornhole Organization World Cornhole Day as declared via Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Columbia, South Carolina. Every year hence forth the last Saturday of July has been so designated.

About American Corbhole, 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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