SEVERE WX : Excessive Heat Warning - Flash Flood Warning - Flood Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Some of world's best cornhole players compete

The American Cornhole League returns to Harrah's Cherokee casino for its third year, and some of the world's best pla...

Posted: Jul 14, 2018 1:42 PM
Updated: Jul 14, 2018 1:42 PM

The American Cornhole League returns to Harrah's Cherokee casino for its third year, and some of the world's best players hope to win cash prizes.

"This is our third season, our third championships here in Cherokee. It keeps on growing bigger and bigger every year," player Eric Ryder said.

"We're very competitive. So, when you're standing next to each other on the board, you're competitors and after that you're friends again."

Players are competing for more than $70,000 this weekend.

"We've made this backyard game into a legitimate professional sport with real prize money," ACL commissioner Stacey Moore said.

"We've done over 5,000 tournaments all across the country this year, and it all culminates this week at Harrah's Cherokee. We have ESPN broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday that people can come out and watch.

"We've grown so much in the past three years it's incredible how this game has just swept across the country, and now we are in Canada. Now, we have interests from other countries. We're looking to start the World Cornhole Cup next year get some of these other countries involved that have expressed interests in coming out and playing in the aclACL. You know, hopefully, it will be the next national pastime."

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 83°
Albert Lea
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 82°
Austin
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 82°
Charles City
Few Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 78°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 74°
Another round of dangerous heat and potentially dangerous storms for Friday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

RCTC hires Bonde as women's coach

Image

IGHSAU state softball pairings

Image

21st Century Approach to Softball

Image

Save the track efforts continue

Image

Beating the heat at the North Iowa Fair

Image

Kemps releases new ice cream flavors to help beat the heat

Image

Eyota firefighters dig their renovated digs

Image

Home explosion rocks neighborhood

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 7/18

Image

Places to avoid the heat

Community Events