Florida Cornhole Championships Coming to Clermont

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The American Cornhole Association (ACA) is bringing its Florida Championships of Cornhole to Clermont.

The City of Clermont and Visit Lake County Florida will host the tournament on May 24-25 at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27.

“As the Choice of Champions, the City of Clermont is happy to host yet another championship,” Clermont City Manager Darren Gray said. “We wish all the cornhole competitors well and we invite them to enjoy Clermont’s many shopping and dining options, including our new downtown breweries and restaurants.”

Cornhole is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and has taken off within the last decade. The social game is accessible to kids, adults and seniors alike and has expanded from a tailgate staple into a hit TV sport, even being broadcast on ESPN.

“We believe that Clermont, FL is going to be a great host city for this event in May of 2019 and we hope a home to many more ACO events in the future,” American Cornhole President Frank Geers said.

Gates open at 2 p.m. May 24 for the championships; the Blind Draw Division starts at 3 p.m.; Seniors, Womens and Juniors compete at 5:30 p.m.; and Coed Doubles begins at 8 p.m. On May 25, gates open at 8:30 a.m. with World Singles at 10 a.m. and World Doubles at 4 p.m. All events are open to the public. Teams will compete for a $1,500 prize and more. Registration is open to Florida residents at www.AmericanCornhole.com/events.

“The City of Clermont and its Parks and Recreation Department are excited to be a part of this event and to showcase the city and our facilities,” City of Clermont Parks and Recreation Director Scott Davidoff said. “We are looking forward to a great event for participants and spectators alike. Also, bringing this unique competition to our multipurpose facility will exhibit its convertibility beyond concerts, shows, and galas.”

The City of Clermont’s Choice of Champions brand and outstanding facilities continue to attract state, national and international tournaments.

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