Cornhole Tournaments at Field of Dreams

Cornhole Tournaments at Field of Dreams

Cornhole Tournaments at Field of Dreams, There will be two major cornhole tournaments held at the Field of Dreams movie site in August – the ACO Dream Team Invitational and the ACO Corny 40 Classic featuring the top 40 ranked professional players.

The Dream Team Invitational has qualifying rounds open to anyone on Friday and Saturday, with the top teams advancing to the Sunday finals which also includes the top 40 pros. There are entry fees but over $25,000 in prize money.

The Corny 40 Classic is only for the top 40 ranked players from the previous season. It’s free for them to enter and they get a free hotel night and jersey. The semi-finals and finals are best 2-out-of-3.

Play by the Pro Rules

Play cornhole using the official rules followed by professionals. You can download the Official ACO Rules for Cornhole to use no matter where you play.

Tour the Farm House

Take a 30-minute guided tour of the farm house from the Field of Dreams movie. You’ll hear stories about the house’s history, from when it was owned by the Lansing family in the early 1900s to when it was used as the Kinsella family home in the 1989 fantasy movie.

Stay Overnight

Fans can spend the night in the newly renovated 3-bedroom farm house and experience what it was like for the Kinsella family. Staff will welcome you personally and give you a free gift basket. The house can be rented and can fit up to 7 people.

Cornhole Festival Called “ACO Dream Team Invitational”

Join in or watch two cornhole tournaments at the Field of Dreams in August: The ACO Dream Team Invitational, and The ACO Corny 40 Classic. The Corny 40 Classic will have the top 40 ranked cornhole players in the world.

Who Can Play:

  • Friday and Saturday Qualifying Rounds: Anyone can enter
  • Sunday ACO Dream Team Invitational: The top 24 teams from Friday & Saturday qualifiers, plus any of the top 40 ranked ACO players

Entry Fees:

  • $125 per team to enter one (1) qualifying round
  • $295 per team to enter all four (4) qualifying rounds (save $205)
  • Free entry for any top 40 ACO player in the Sunday Invitational (but they need their own partner)

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What’s Included:

  • Entry into one or all four qualifying rounds (depending on what you paid for)

Qualifier Round Prizes:

  • Trophies for the top teams

$25,000 Total Prize Money for Sunday Invitational:

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,400
  • Top 4 Teams: $2,000 each
  • Teams Ranked 5-8: $1,000 each
  • Teams Ranked 9-16: $500 each
  • Teams Ranked 17-32: $250 each
  • Teams Ranked 33-48: $100 each

Format:

  • Maximum 24 teams in Friday & Saturday qualifiers
  • Single elimination, best 2 out of 3 games
  • Guaranteed minimum 2 games
  • Guaranteed minimum 8 games unless team qualifies early for final 64
  • Top teams from each Friday/Saturday qualifier (minimum 6) get free entry into final 64 on Sunday
  • Special cornhole bags filled with corn will be provided
  • Final tournament format depends on total entries

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ACO CORNY 40 CLASSIC

Who Can Play:

  • Open only to the top 40 ranked ACO players from Season 18. The ACO will contact you with an invitation.

No Entry Fee

What’s Included:

  • One free night’s hotel stay on Saturday, August 12, 2023 for each top 40 player
  • An ACO Field of Dreams Corny 40 jersey to wear during the tournament

Prizes:

  • Trophies and/or prizes for the top 4 players

Tournament Format:

  • Single elimination, single game until the semi-finals
  • Semi-finals and finals will be best 2 out of 3 games on the center court in The Barn event center
  • Special cornhole bags made for the Field of Dreams will be provided

Event Schedule

Friday – August 11, 2023

Courts Open: 8:00 AM

9:30 AM – ACO Dream Team Qualifying Round #1
3:00 PM – ACO Dream Team Qualifying Round #2

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6:30 PM – USA Patriots vs Ghost Players game (Free on the movie field) More info

Saturday – August 12, 2023

Courts Open: 8:00 AM

9:30 AM – ACO Dream Team Qualifying Round #3
9:30 AM – ACO Top 40 Player Tournament

12:00 PM – MLB Hall-of-Famers Autograph Session (Get tickets, in tent behind house)

1:00 PM – USA Patriots Kids Alumni Game (Free on movie field) More info

3:00 PM – ACO Dream Team Qualifying Round #4
3:00 PM – Home Run Hitting Contest with MLB celebrities, USA Patriots, Ghost Players (Free on movie field) More info

5:00 PM – Cornhole Tournament with MLB celebrities and ACO Pros (Free on movie field) More info

6:00 PM – MLB Autograph Session

8:30 PM – Live Music
10:00 PM – Fireworks (Free at Downtown Dyersville park)

Where It’s Happening

The Field of Dreams movie site where the tournaments are held is located in the hilly countryside of Northeast Iowa. It’s about 25 miles west of the city of Dubuque, near where the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin meet along the Mississippi River.

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FAQ’s

How much does it cost to enter the tournaments?

For the Dream Team Invitational qualifying rounds, it’s $125 per team for one round or $295 per team for all four rounds. Entry is free for the top 40 ranked ACO Corny 40 players in the Sunday finals, but they need to bring their own partner.

What are the prizes?

The Dream Team Invitational has a $25,000 guaranteed purse, with $5,000 for first place. The Corny 40 Classic offers trophies and prizes for the top 4 finishers.

Who is eligible to play?

Anyone can enter the Dream Team qualifiers on Friday/Saturday. The Sunday finals includes the top teams from qualifiers plus any Corny 40 top player. The Corny 40 Classic is only open to the top 40 ranked ACO players from the previous season.

What is the tournament format?

Both events use a single elimination format – best 2-out-of-3 games in the Dream Team event, and single games until the Corny 40 semi-finals which is best 2-out-of-3.

What kind of cornhole bags will be used?

Special bags filled with corn made specifically for the Field of Dreams tournaments will be provided to players.

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