Where: Owensboro Convention Center / Owensboro, KY

When: July 25-29, 2017

What: The GREATEST CORNHOLE PARTY ON EARTH!

This is 5 days of nothing but food, beer, music, cornhole, friends, and more cornhole. It features the most competitive cornhole on the planet. Here, we crown the WORLDS SINGLE BEST PLAYER.

Who will be ACO Season XII KING or QUEEN OF CORNHOLE?

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A PITCHIN’ GOOD TIME. IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY OR CAN’T MAKE THIS YEARS EVENT BE SURE TO CATCH THE ACO LIVESTREAM, DETAILS TO COME.

Frequently asked questions regarding the ACO World Championships of Cornhole and the answers can be found below:

What is the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XII?

It is the premiere cornhole world championship event at the end of each ACO Season, featuring multiple championship title tournaments and an atmosphere of fun, friends and competition

When and where is the event?

It is July 25-29, 2017 – Owensboro, KY – Convention Center

What is the ACO Corporate Hotel for the Worlds XII event in Owensboro?

OPTION #1
BEST LOCATION – $134.00 per night plus tax
Only 75 rooms available in this block
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Hampton Inn & Suites
401 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Hampton INCLUDES:
1. Hot breakfast daily – no cost
2. Free Wi-Fi
3. Hotel sits a cornhole pitch away from CONVENTION – one of top two places to stay for this event.

RESERVATIONS CALL (270) 685-2005

DAILY RATE IS $134.00 plus tax – Make sure you mention you are attending the ACO World Championships of Cornhole

http://group.hamptoninn.com/ACOWorldChampionships
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OPTION #2
BEST LOCATION – $129.00 per night plus tax
Only 65 rooms available in this block
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Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront
701 West 1st Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront INCLUDES:
1. Free Wi-Fi
2. Complimentary use of indoor pool & fitness facility
3. Hotel sits a cornhole pitch away from CONVENTION – one of top two places to stay for this event.

RESERVATIONS CALL (270) 683-1111

DAILY RATE IS $129.00 – Make sure you mention you are attending the ACO World Championships of Cornhole
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OPTION #3 (slightly off site – 1.3 miles from event)
GOOD PRICE – $84.00 per night plus tax
Only 25 rooms available in this block
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Ramada Owensboro
3136 W. 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Courtyard Marriott INCLUDES:
1. Free Daily Breakfast
2. Free Wi-Fi
2. Complimentary use of indoor pool & fitness facility
3. Only 1.3 miles from convention center

RESERVATIONS CALL (270) 685-3941

DAILY RATE IS $84.00 – Make sure you mention you are attending the ACO World Championships of Cornhole
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OPTION #4 (off site – 3.8 miles from event)
NICE PLACE TO STAY – $124.00 per night plus tax
Only 25 rooms available in this block
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Courtyard Marriott
3120 Highland Pointe Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303

Courtyard Marriott INCLUDES:
1. Free Wi-Fi
2. Complimentary use of indoor pool & fitness facility
3. Only 3.8 miles from convention center

RESERVATIONS CALL (270) 685-4139

DAILY RATE IS $124.00 – Make sure you mention you are attending the ACO World Championships of Cornhole
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What are featured titles and the prizes for each division at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XII?

• World Singles (Crowns the single best player in the World – if male “King of Cornhole” or female “Queen of Cornhole”) – Pro Division – King or Queen Ring, Champion Jersey, Trophy and Money Payouts

• World Doubles Championship (Best Doubles team in the World) – Champion Jerseys, Trophies and Money Payouts

• World Seniors Championship (Best player male or female over 55 or over, a singles competition) Champion Jersey, Trophy and Money Payouts

• World Women’s Championship (Best female player in the World, a singles competition) Champion Jersey, Trophy and Money Payouts

• World Juniors Championship (Best junior player male or female 17 or under, a singles competition) Champion Jersey, Trophy

• T2 Singles – Trophy

• T2 Doubles – Trophy

• T3 Singles – Trophy

• T3 Doubles- Trophy

• T4 Singles – Trophy

• T4 Doubles – Trophy

• World Game Champion – Champion Jersey, Trophyand Money Payout

• World Slyder Cup Champions – Champion Jerseys,Trophy and Money Payout

What are the GUARANTEED money payouts at the ACO World Championships?

• World Singles Championship – $10,000.00 total purse
• World Doubles Championship – $10,000.00 total purse
• WorldSeniors Championship – $2,000.00 total purse
• WorldWomen’s Championship – $2,000.00 total purse
• Farfsing World Cup – 100% payout, $100.00 buy in side pot purse
• World Slyder Cup – $1,500.00

• Big Blind Draw  –$1,000.00

• ACO Certified Official Shootout

• World Corporate Slyder Cup

NOTE: The ACO is always working on coming up with additional prize money that will allow deeper payouts. This prize money will need to come from additional prize sponsorship revenue. There will be no guarantee but it is highly likely more prize money will be awarded to the top finishers. What the final money purse and exact payouts will be will not be announced until June 30, 2017.

I’m an ACO Member. What tournament(s) can I play in at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole?

Any player having competed in four (4) different points earning tournaments within the World Singles and World Doubles division is eligible to purchase a Golden Ticket (limited supply of tickets, based on first come first serve). The Golden Ticket makes a player eligible for both the RPI World Singles and RPI World Doubles tournaments.

ACO Members can pick from any nine (9) of the regionals held around the country from September through May. They can also play in any of the (14) Majors held around the country.

Here is a list of all the remaining events as of February 7, 2017 that qualify as one of the four events possible for a player to become eligible to purchase a GOLDEN TICKET

Remaining REGIONALS – Season XII
1. February – ACO Icehole Classic
2. March – ACO Cornhole Madness
3. April – ACO SpringFling
4. May – ACO Cornhole de Mayo

Remiaing MAJORS – Season XII
1. ACO Peachtree City Major (Georgia) – March 10 & 11
2. ACO Northern California Major (California) March 31 & April 1
3. ACO Kalamazoo Major (Michigan) April 7 & 8
4. ACO Virginia Beach Major (Virginia) April 21 & 22
5. ACO Foley Major (Alabama) May 12 & 13

What is the Golden Ticket?

A Golden Ticket is a ACO Cornhole Players entry into all Singles, Doubles and Big Blind Draw activity at the World Championships of Cornhole XII:

• World Singles – entry to all eligible tournaments – RPI, World Singles Championships,T2, T3, T4 Divisions.

• World Doubles – (1/2) of a Doubles entry to all eligible tourneys – RPI, World Singles Championships, T2, T3, T4 Divisions.

• One entry into Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Big Blind Draw

• A Golden Ticket is only able to be purchased by qualified players, a player is only able to purchase one Golden Ticket. Only those players having competed in four (4) different points earning tournaments within the World Singles or World Doubles division are eligible to purchase a Golden Ticket (the Golden Ticket has a limited supply, availability is based on first come first serve).

What is the cost of a Golden Ticket?

Golden Tickets will be available for purchase at the conclusion of ACO Season XII.

There are three price points on a Golden Ticket for Season XII:

  • FREE
  • $50.00
  • $100.00

LISTED BELOW IS HOW TO EARN AND THE COST OF A GOLDEN TICKET TO COMPETE:

1. All players who finish the ACO Season XII ranked 1-40 on the ACO World Singles Ranking will win a FREE Golden Ticket

2. All players who are a member of a team who finish the ACO Season XII ranked 1-20 on the ACO World Doubles Ranking will win a FREE Golden Ticket

3. All players who finish the Season XII ranked 41-80 in ACO World Singles Ranking will be eligible to purchase their ticket for $50.00 online beginning 6/5/17

4. All players who finish ACO Season XII ranked 81 and over in the ACO World Singles Ranking will be eligible to purchase their tickets for $100 online beginning 6/5/17

Is there a cap on player participation for Worlds XII? haven’t played in ACO tournaments this season or not enough to qualify for the Golden Ticket. Can I still play at the Worlds?

Most definitely. The ACO World Championships will have plenty of space for spectators and the average player to come and be part of daily game challenges and luck of the draw activities. However, there will be a cap of approximately 640 total players eligible for Golden Tickets. There will be approximately 600 tickets available for purchase after the CornyForty and TopGun 20 players are awarded their tickets. All remaining players ranked in the top 640 will be eligible to purchase  their tickets between June 1st and June 9th, 2017. If space remains, all other eligible players will be able to purchase their Golden Tickets from Jun 9th – June 30th, 2017. It will be first come first serve after June 9th.

I haven’t played in ACO tournaments this season or not enough to qualify for the Golden Ticket. Can I still play at the Worlds?

Most definitely. The ACO World Championships will have plenty of daily activity going on from luck of the draws to game challenges for players to have a good time.

Bigger events that NON ACO Members can pay to compete in:

  • Tuesday: Big Blind Draw – $1,000.00 purse – $20.00 per player to enter
  • Wednesday: World Slyder Cup – $1,500.00 purse – $100.00 per team (no more than two (2) ACO Pros allowed on a team of 5 players)

What is the ACO World Slyder Cup?

A team competition, a team consists of (5) cornhole players. Each team will have a designated team captain. A team can be comprised of only (2) recognized pros

Players may compete in only one of the two Slyder Cups offered at the World Championships

ACO Corporate Slyder Cup – Tuesday evening July 25, 2017 – Players can compete for prizes. Teams should be made up of players that are employees, partners, vendors or family of the business sponsoring the team. It is recommended they come wearing the corporate colors. Remember players competing in the the Corporate Slyder Cup can not compete in the World Slyder Cup on Wednesday

ACO World Slyder Cup – Wednesday July 26, 2017 – Players can compete for prize jerseys and part of the $1,500.00 prize purse – Entry fee is $100.00 plus processing fees online

 

How much does it cost to enter the ACO World Slyder Cup?

Corporate SlyderCup Team Entry – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 = $150.00 in advance online ($250.00 day of event if space is available)

World SlyderCup Team Entry – Wednesday, July 26, 2017 = $100.00 in advance online ($125.00 day of event if space is available)

World Slyder Cup Team Qualifier Entry = $295.00 (this includes marketing your event through ACO) Call 888-563-2002 and ask about how to promote your Cornhole Tournament as an ACO World Slyder Cup Qualifier.

How do I compete in the ACO World Singles Championships?

There are only three ways to compete in the final field of 128 at the ACO World Singles Championships for the chance to be crowned King of Cornhole or Queen of Cornhole.

• Qualify through the CornyForty (these are the top 40 players in the ACO World Singles Rankings at the end of the points earning Season).

• Finish in the top 64 of the World Singles Rankings for Season XII

• Qualify by finishing in the top sixty (64) in the RPI World Singles Tournament held on Thursday July 27, 2017 at the World Championships in Owensboro, KY

How do I get into the CornyForty?

The CornyForty is the name given to theTop 40 players in the ACO World Singles Rankings. Players are able to earn World Ranking Points (WRPs) throughout the season playing in Majors andRegionals.

How do I become eligible to compete in the RPI Tournament?

The RPI (Singles) is an invitational tournament held Thursday July 27, 2017 at the World Championships of Cornhole XII in Owensboro, KY for any player having competed in four (4) different points earning tournaments within the World Singles or World Doubles division within Season XI and lucky enough to have purchased one of the limited Golden Tickets. This includes a combination of both Regional and Major events.

Important Notice: Players must still purchase a Golden Ticket before they can compete. There is a limited number of tickets available, based on first come first serve.

How do I compete in the ACO World Doubles Championships?

There are only three ways to compete in the final field of 64 at the ACO World Doubles Championships for the chance to be crowned ACO World Doubles Champion.

• Qualify through the TopGun Twenty (these are the top 20 teams in the ACO World Doubles Rankings at the end of the points earning Season).

• Finish in the top 32 of the World Doubles Rankings for Season XII

• Qualify by finishing in the top thirty two (32) in the RPI World Doubles Tournament held on Thursday July 2016 at the World Championships.

How do I get into the TopGun Twenty?

The TopGun Twenty is the name given to theTop 20 teams in the ACO World Doubles Rankings. Teams are able to earn World Ranking Points (WRPs) throughout the season playing in Majors and Regionals

How do I become eligible to compete in the RPI Tournament?

The RPI (Doubles) is an invitational tournament held Thursday July 27, 2017 2016 at the World Championships of Cornhole XII in Owensboro, KY for any player having competed in four (4) different points earning tournaments different points earning tournaments within the World Singles or World Doubles division within Season XII. This includes a combination of both Regional and Major events.

Important Notice: Players must still purchase a Golden Ticket before they can compete. There is a limited number oftickets available, based on first come first serve.

How are teams and players seeded at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole?

We will use the World Singles Rankings to seed our singles players and our World Doubles Rankings to seed our doubles teams in tournament competition.

What is the Farfsing World Cup?

The Farfsing World Cup is a competition where crews of four players earn points based on their performance in the World Singles and World Doubles Championship brackets.

Each tournament place is assigned point values form lowest to highest. For example, 1stPlace = 1pt; 64th Place = 64pts.

The crew with the lowest overall point total is the winner of the World Farfsing Cup.

Entry Fee

The Farfsing Cup is free for any 4 players who would like to submit a crew. This will make you eligible to win the prize jerseys and get your team name on the plaque.

There will be a $100 side-pot for those who wish to buy-in

Side-pot will be 100% payout
• First pays 50% of pot
• Second pays 25%
• Third pays 15%
• Fourth pays 10%

Registration

When arriving at the ACO World Championships, visit the registration desk to fill out a crew sheet

Side-pot will be collected at that time

Crews MUST turn in their crew sheets before the start of the RPI Singles

Prizes

All members of the winning crew will receive a customized Farfsing Crew Cup Champion jersey

Is there a prize purse for the Farfsing World Cup winners?

Yes. There will be a 100% payout side pot of the $100.00 entry per crew of four players ($50 per man).  Teams must buy and register their team on Wednesday July 26, 2017

• First pays 50%
• Second pays 25%
• Third pays 15%
• Fourth pays 10%

What is the Tailgate Tradeshow?

The Tailgate Tradeshow is an event that has been added to enhance the overall experience of the players and fans of the ACO World Championships of Cornhole XII. It has been added to allow businesses the opportunity to sell and promote their products during the four day event.

Categories of products we are interested in promoting but not limited to:
• Apparel & Gift / Novelty Items
• Home & Outdoor Products
• Auto & Grilling Accessories
• Grilling & Cooking Accessories
• Food & BeverageGames
• Cornhole & Games

What is the investment for a 10’ x 10’ booth at the Tailgate Tradeshow?

$395.00 (plus $95.00 if electricity isrequired)

Limited to a maximum of 10 booths, first come basis.

What is included in the $395.00 investment?

• 10’ x10’ booth space
• One(1) 6’ skirted table
• Two Chairs
• Four(4) days of business exposure
• ½ page ad in Worlds X program

Note: Electricity is an additional charge of $95 for four (4) days

Is there an opportunity to run a qualifier?

Yes. Any group can purchase a $295.00 Slyder Cup Team Qualifier.

This qualifier purchase 
• One team entry for Slyder Cup, Wednesday July 26 2017

• E-mailblast
• Listingon American Cornhole Facebook page
• Facebook post
• Listingon American Cornhole Calendar of events online

Are there opportunities for sponsorship and brands to sell and sample their product at the ACO Worlds?

Yes. There are numerous opportunities available starting as little as $150.00. Here is a list of some of the opportunities.

• WorldSingles and World Doubles Title Sponsorship – Exclusive
• Trophy and Awards Sponsorship
• Court Sponsorship (unique and great value)
• Event Tent
• Event Chairs
• Event Posters
• Banners
• World Program Ads

Contact Frank Geers via:

Phone (888) 563-2002

E-mail fgeers@americancornhole.com

What is the Court Sponsorship?

The Court Sponsorship is one of the more unique opportunities and possibly the best bang for your sponsorship dollar. The investment is $1,100.00. There are 64 available court sponsorships. They will be sold on a first come basis and a customer can purchase as many court sponsorships as are still available.

What is included?
• Two Pitch Pads with custom imprint (your logoor message)
• One set of ACO Tournament Series Boards
• One set of ACO Tournament Series Bags
• One Court Number Sign (custom imprinted with your logo)
• One Corporate or World Slyder Cup Team Entry
• ¼ page ad in the ACO Program
• Your business and website link listed online at www.americancornhole.com
• Your business mentioned in one ACO email blast
• Customer keeps the pitch pads, boards, bags and score tower after the event. Theirs to do as they please.

Will it be live streamed?

Absolutely. The minimum plan is to live stream all the championship matches. We are currently working to find companies interested in advertising on our live stream feeds. Please reach out to Frank Geers at (888) 563-2002 if interested or e-mail play@americancornhole.com