Monday, June 30, 2014

Michael Bradford Memorial Cornhole Tournament


Fort Thomas Matters has been keeping you up to date on the city's upcoming Independence Day festivities, and Tower Park is certainly the place to be the afternoon of July 4th. Along with the many activities taking place at Tower Park, the Michael Bradford Memorial Cornhole Tournament is not to be missed.
Ft. Thomas resident Michael Bradford was tragically killed in 2013 while working in Afghanistan. Bradford was a beloved member of the Fort Thomas community, and a true American hero. Bradford is often remembered by friends and family for his sense of humor, intelligence, and love for the game of cornhole. Since Fort Thomas has been hosting cornhole tournaments on July 4th for the past few years, Bradford's family and friends saw this as the perfect opportunity to honor his memory. Bradford's twin brothers, Chris and Kenny, have taken the lead on making this year's tournament a success.
Participating in this year's tournament is not only a great way to honor Bradford, but it will also help to ensure that the tournament continues to be sponsored by the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) for years to come. Organizers are hoping that participants will fill the entire 40 slots available for the tournament. Having 40 teams compete would likely bring the ACO back to Fort Thomas again next year for what will hopefully become an annual tournament in Bradford's memory.
Here are some the tournament's details as provided by the American Cornhole Organization's website:
  • ACO Sponsored Michael Bradford Memorial Tournament
  • Location: The Mess Hall in Tower Park, 801 Cochran Street, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 (RAIN BACK UP location is directly across the street in Fort Thomas Armory)
  • Date: July 4, 2014
  • Registration: 2:30-2:55
  • Bags Fly at 3:00PM runs until approximately 7:00PM
  • United Property Group is sponsoring a $500.00 GUARANTEED PURSE
  • Money to be paid out day of the event by United Property Group
  • Maximum team participation 40 teams of 2 people
  • Cost per team entry is $25.00 in advance, walk ups welcome if space available for $40.00
  • Tournament will be formatted with a single game double elimination mini bracket consisting of up to 5 teams on a court, total of 8 courts set up
  • The eight (8) mini bracket winning teams will advance to the MONEY ROUND ELITE EIGHT and are guaranteed a minimum of $25.00 in winnings
  • ELITE EIGHT money round will be a single game single elimination event
  • There will be no seeding in either the qualifier or the final tournament, teams will be randomly placed in brackets or seeded
  • $500.00 Guaranteed Purse, sponsored and paid out by United Property Group will be awarded: 1st = $200.00 / 2nd = $100.00 / Top Four = $50.00 / Top Eight = $25.00
  • Drawing for a pair of Golden Tickets for the ACO World Championships of Cornhole IX in Charleston, WV - July 15 to 19, 2014 – ONLY PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT WON A TICKET ALREADY WITH AMERICAN CORNHOLE IN SEASON IX WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR WINNING THE GOLDEN TICKETS
You can register for the Michael Bradford Memorial Cornhole Tournament by visiting ACO's website.  

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