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December 2--  The Vidalia Area Convention and Visitors Bureau anounces the first ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup. The event, which is sponsored by Cintas,is a sanctioned American Cornhole Organization tour stop.The American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is kicking off the 2012 ACO cornhole season with its first tournament in Vidalia, Georgia, on March 23-25, 2012. {mosimage}

The ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup – an ACO Masters Series Major – will have a $20,000 purse payout. It is the first of four majors planned for the 2012 season.In its inaugural year, the ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup promises to attract cornhole players and enthusiasts from around Georgia and neighboring states. This event is open to cornhole players of all skill levels.

A player can enter the ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup as a singles entrant, a doubles entrant, or a crew. A crew can enter the $20,000 ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup challenge for $250 ($62.50 per crew member). A crew is given the opportunity to participate in all four cash payout events. These include the following: Luck of the Draw, Open Singles, Open Doubles, and Vidalia Cornhole Cup competition – a minimum of 8 guaranteed games for all crew members.

The crew competition is points-based concept developed exclusively by the ACO. A crew consists of four cornhole players, accumulating points based on each player’s finish in the Open Singles and each of the team’s finish in the Open Doubles. The crew with the lowest overall point total wins the coveted ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup.

Tom Cato, General Manager of Cintas in Vidalia, said “I jumped at the opportunity to be the main sponsor for this event because it’s a great way for Cintas to give back to the community.”  Mr. Cato also said he thought it would be a good way to showcase our sweet piece of paradise with the outside world. Ann Todd, the outgoing chairman of the Vidalia Area CVB, said she is delighted to have such an event coming to Vidalia. “This is a great opportunity for us and could be a big event for years to come.”

For more information about the ACO Vidalia Cornhole Cup or anything ACO, visit or call Kortney 888-563-2002.If you would like to be a vendor or sponsor for this event, please contact Richard Williams or Ingrid Varn at 912.538.8687.