AMERICAN CORNHOLE ORGANIZATION INVITES LOCALS TO COMPETE IN OPEN COMPETITION

📅June 22nd, 2015, 15:57

Slyder Cup part of ACO World Championships at Knoxville Convention Center

Slyder CupThe American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is kicking off its world championships by inviting teams of local businesses and individuals to participate in an open competition with the chance to win $3,000 in prize money.

The World Slyder Cup will be held Wednesday, July 8, at the Knoxville Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music, drinks, food and the chance to compete with and watch some of the best cornhole players in the world.

The event is part of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole X, being hosted July 7-11 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

“Whether you think you’re the best cornhole player in the world or you just want to have a good time, this event has something for you,” said Frank Geers, president and CEO of ACO. “Help us kick off our world championships in Knoxville and welcome our pros to the city. The World Slyder Cup is a great opportunity for team-building for local businesses and a fun social gathering for friends.”

Teams of five to seven can register to participate in the amateur World Slyder Cup. Each team pays $150, which is $30 per person or less, and the deadline is July 1.

The first-place team will win $1,500; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500. Only two ACO professionals can compete on each team. Slyder Cup jerseys will be awarded to members of the three winning teams.

To register a team, visit www.americancornhole.com.

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole X is open to the public for spectators. World champions will be crowned in men’s singles, women’s singles, doubles, seniors and juniors cornhole events. Competitors in these events will receive up to $10,000 for a first-place finish.

ESPN’s SportsCenter will be in town Saturday, July 11, and will air the show on ESPN2 from 9 a.m. to noon during the cornhole championships.

About the Knoxville Convention Center

The Knoxville Convention Center, managed by SMG, is located in downtown Knoxville adjacent to the Sunsphere. It boasts a 120,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a 27,000-square-foot divisible ballroom and multiple versatile meeting rooms. For more information, visit http://www.knoxvilleconventioncenter.com.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers, and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing 130 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.