World-ranking cornhole tournament coming to Medford in 2023

MEDFORD, Ore. – Travel Medford and the Southern Oregon Sports Commission announced that a world-ranking cornhole tournament is coming to Medford.

The American Cornhole Organization, the official governing body of the sport of cornhole, will be making Medford one of its “majors.”

The event will last two days from February 3-4, which will include nine world-ranking events.

It will be ACO’s first major in Oregon and features a $5,000 purse.

The sports commission said they are excited to host one of the most significant events on the cornhole schedule.

“I think moving forward we’ll be a cornhole mecca in the west, certainly in the state,” SOSC Director of Sports Development Angela Wood said. “Which it’s a growing sport, it’s a really trendy sport and boy there’s a lot of opportunity there.”

The partnership with the ACO will run through 2025.

Next year’s event will be held at Armory in Medford.

From October 8 to 9, the sports commission is hosting the “Southern Oregon Cornhole Classic” at the Jackson County Expo to help spread the word about the February event.

NBC5 News reporter Zachary Larsen grew up in Surprise, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. At ASU, Zack interned at Arizona Sports 98.7FM and Softball America. During his Junior year, Zack joined the ASU Sports Bureau. He covered the Fiesta Bowl, the Phoenix Open and major basketball tournaments. Zack enjoys working out, creative writing, music, and rooting for his ASU Sun Devils.
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