The Fort Thomas Independence Day Celebration is an annual event with a plentiful and patriotic turnout. Last year there was an exciting addition to the day’s events; a cornhole tournament at Tower Park. This year the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is excited to announce they’re doing it again! The tournament will be held on June 29th in the same place, the tennis courts at Tower Park (near the armory) at three o’clock.
There will be $2,000 in prize money to be handed out! The most exciting part of the tournament this year is that the top finishers will not only win prize money, but they will also qualify for the $20,000 ACO World Championship to be held at Turfway Park, July 17-20!
The pre-registration fee is $30 per team. The walk-up registration fee is $50 per team. The payout percentages are the following:
Prize Payout: 70% of entry with $2,000 cap. Payout based on participation. Example of $2,000 payout: 1st Place: $1,000 or 50% plus Entry into ACO World Championships of Cornhole ($300 value); 2nd Place: $500 or 25%; Top 4 Finish: $150 or 15%; Top 8 Finish: $50 or 10%.
The tournament format is as follows:
-Team consists of 2 players
-Bring your partner
-Holeplay (Round Robin)
-Teams will play 3 or 4 games in holeplay based on participation
-Random placement in holeplay groupings
-Teams with 2 or more wins in holeplay advance to Single Elimination bracket
-Random placement in single elimination bracket
For more information regarding the tournament you can visit their Facebook page, you can go to the ACO website which has specific details regarding the Fort Thomas competition. Or you can call 888-563-2002
Do you think you have the best cornhole skills in the Fort? Get registered in the tournament and see if you have what it takes to compete with the best of bag and board!