American Cornhole Organization Sets Sight on $1,000,000.00 CornyForty Purse

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CornyForty Participation Purse has Cornhole Pros Pitching a New Sport.

The earlier a player begins participating in the Corny Forty the more opportunities they have to compete in TopGun events and be invited to participate in ACO-PRO events giving the cornhole player a chance to earn more money and points during the cornhole season. The reward for being an ACO cornhole player finishing in the

American Cornhole, LLC a Milford, Ohio based company has moved one step closer to realizing its dream of the National Sport of Cornhole with the addition of its CornyForty List. The CornyForty List is a performance based ranking system identifying the best cornhole players and the top 40 cornhole players in the world, known as the "CornyForty". In order to be part of the CornyForty List a cornhole player must earn points towards their CornyForty ranking. The ranking is through two sources: 1) a player's best SCR Score in a Season, 2) a player's performance in TopGun events throughout the season. Players in the "CornyForty" receive an invitation at the end of the season to compete in the ACO U.S. Nationals "King of Cornhole" in January. Starting with the 2009 cornhole season, a player in the CornyForty will share in a Guaranteed Minimum $10,000.00 Participation Purse.

To participate in the end of the year $10,000.00 payout a player must have a current paid ACO Membership and be an active CornyForty List member. The Top 40 players from the CornyForty List, the "CornyForty", will receive a share of this purse. Frank Geers, from the ACO, was quick to point out that the $10,000.00 purse was a guaranteed minimum, and that he expected the Participation Purse to exceed $1,000,000.00 by year 2013.

In order to have the best chance at making the "CornyForty" by the end of the 2009 cornhole season "a player should get on the CornyForty List early in the year," Frank said. "The earlier a player begins participating in the Corny Forty the more opportunities they have to compete in TopGun events and be invited to participate in ACO-PRO events giving the cornhole player a chance to earn more money and points during the cornhole season. The reward for being an ACO cornhole player finishing in the "CornyForty" at the end of the cornhole season is receiving an invitation to the ACO U.S. Nationals, a chance to play in the King of Cornhole Tournament in Las Vegas, and a share of the $10,000.00 Participation Purse. Throughout the cornhole season players can review their World Ranking on the CornyForty List whenever they like."

The CornyForty List is an objective way of looking at the cornhole player's ability and compare this ability to other Cornhole Players based on both raw skill and competitive performance, and rank it. This ranking system is another part of the recipe for elevating the game of cornhole to a sport. All sports require standards from which to compare. The ACO has standardized cornhole boards, bags, and cornhole rules to establish a consistency of play wherever the game is played. Now the Corny Forty List will display the ranks of players based on their ability to play all other factors being equal.

The American Cornhole Organization will present the ACO U.S. Nationals for the second year in a row in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 23 & 24, 2009 at Sam's Town. The ACO U.S. Nationals features "The King of Cornhole" Tournament, Cornathalon, a doubles tournament, and other festival related cornhole games. The public is invited to attend to experience this sport first hand.

American Cornhole, LLC wants to move the backyard game of cornhole to center stage as the national sport of cornhole. With a projected participation purse of $1,000,000.00 in 2013, it is well on its way.

About American Cornhole, LLC:
American Cornhole, LLC. promotes the sport of cornhole through the American Cornhole Organization. For additional information about the ACO visit http://www.americancornhole.org.

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