For the purpose of this document, “ACO Tour Events” will refer to and include all ACO Regional tournaments, ACO Major tournaments, ACO State Championships, ACO Conference Championships, and the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 15.

ACO Certified Bags

  • Bags that have been certified by the ACO for use at ACO Tour Events
  • Players may bring their own ACO Certified Bags to ACO Tour Events
  • A complete list of ACO Certified Bags can be found on americancornhole.com/bring-your-own-weapon. Only bags on this list will be permitted to be brought to ACO Tour Events
  • Players are not required to bring their own bags to ACO Tour Events. A minimum of one series of “house” bags will be provided for players who do not bring their own bags.

Bags Specs

  • Each bag is filled with plastic resin/beads which will not breakdown
  • Each bag weighs between 15.75 ounces (447g) and 16.25 ounces (461g)
  • When flat, each bag not to exceed a thickness of 1.5 inches (3.8cm)
  • When flat, each bag to have a minimum thickness of 1.125 inch (3.18cm)
  • When flat, each bag to be a minimum of 5.75 inches (14.60cm) across at its narrowest point (side to side)
  • When flat, each bag not to exceed 8.25 inches (21cm) across at its widest point (corner to corner)
  • Each bag must have clearly printed manufacturer logo/name and series name
  • Bags must be one primary color
  • Bags may have rounded corners but cannot be rounded more than 0.5” from the corner on a 6” x “6 bag

Player Responsibility

Responsibility of players bringing their own ACO Certified Bags to ACO Tour Events:

  • Bag manufacturer and bag series must appear on the ACO Certified Bag list on AmericanCornhole.com
  • Bags must maintain all ACO Certified specs above regardless of wear and tear
  • Bags must have clearly printed manufacturer logo and series name
  • Bags must not be altered from their original state- altered/new seams, refilled/altered filling, restamped logos, etc
  • Bags must not have any foreign substance applied- sprays, talc powder, etc.
  • Bags must not leave any reside on the playing surface
  • Bags must appear clean and free of excessive wear
  • Bags must be one primary color

Additional guidelines for players bringing their own bags to ACO Tour Events:

  • Bags may be subject to inspection at any time by an ACO Official
  • Players may inspect and toss their opponent’s bags down-and-back once prior to the start of a game
  • Players may request an ACO Official to inspect their opponent’s bags prior to the start of a game
  • Once a game begins, bags are deemed legal, and the results of the game will stand
  • When choosing bag colors prior to the start of a game, the higher seeded or coin toss winner chooses their color first, then the opponent must choose another, distinguishable color
  • During a game, each player must use all four (4) of the same series bag from the same manufacturer
  • Players found to be in violation of any bag policies due to bag inspection may be subject to disciplinary actions:
    • 1st violation at an ACO Tour Event – Forfeiture of the offending bags for the remainder of tournament. Player must choose another set of their bags or choose ACO provided house bags for the remainder of the tournament
    • 2nd violation at an ACO Tour Event – Forfeiture of game. Player must use ACO provided house bags for the remainder of the tournament
    • 3rd violation at an ACO Tour Event – Disqualification from tournament. Possible further Membership suspension based on review
    • Violations at 2 separate an ACO Tour Events during the season – Disqualification from tournament. Possible further Membership suspension based on review
  • The coordinating ACO Official has final say on all disputes. At any time, an ACO Official may require one or both players/teams to use ACO house bags
  • For games to be filmed for broadcast, livestreaming, etc., if a player/team’s bags are deemed too old, dirty, or worn to pass visual inspection, players may be required to use ACO house bags