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The best players in the World.

The biggest Cornhole Party. July 24-29 in Owensboro, Kentucky

COMPETE

ACO Worlds Divisions are open to ACO Pros and any player that qualifies during the season leading up to Worlds.

ACO Competitive Divisions include: Singles, Doubles, Womens, Seniors, Juniors, Coed Doubles, Hampton Farms Big Blind Draw.

ACO WORLDS REGISTRATION opens June, 2023 to qualified ACO players

REGISTRATION OPENS IN JUNE 2023

ATTEND

ACO Worlds is a five-day event for players, spectators, and the whole family, including fun Game Challenges, vendors, player meet & greets and more! It’s always free for spectators.

Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29, 2022
Owennsboro Convention Center, Kentucky

Spectators can play too! Scroll down for more info on the games open to anyone at Worlds, including FREE tournaments and thousands of dollars in prize money!

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Hampton Inn Riverfront Downtown
Next to Venue

401 West 2nd Street

Booking Deadline: 6/24/23

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$149.00

Holiday Inn Riverfront Downtown
Next to Venue

701 West 1st Street

Booking Deadline: 7/1/23

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$159.00

Courtyard

3120 Highland Point Drive

Booking Deadline: 6/24/23

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$129.00

Best Western Plus

1018 Goetz Drive

Booking Deadline: 7/7/23

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$119.00

Hampton Inn South

615 Salem Drive

Booking Deadline: 6/24/23

ACO Discount Booking Link

$119.00

Spectator’s Info

So you didn’t make the cut to compete in Worlds? YOU can throw bags too!

We have multiple events for all those backyard, social, and tailgating players to compete in (and win MONEY) at Worlds. No ACO Membership or qualifying is needed, and most of these “pay-to-play” events have registration available the same day.

Entry: $5
Prize Purse: (to be annoucned)
When: Tuesday July 25- Friday, July 28
Start Times: 10am, 11:30am, 8:00pm, & 9:30pm

  • Maximum 64 players per qualifer
  • Blind draw
  • Single Elimination
  • Only the winning team advances to Championship Saturday from each qualifier (16 teams total)

Championship Bracket: Saturday, July 29
Start Times: 9am

  • 16 Teams
  • Traditional Double Elimination

Lose the bags and play with dice!

Entry: (to be announced)
Prize Purse: (to be announced)
When: Tuesday July 25 – Friday, July 28
Tailgator Qualifiers will host 2 events each day
Start Times: 1:00PM & 5:00PM

Bring your own partner: Eight (8) separate double elimination tournaments.

Entry: $30 Per Player
Prize Purse: 50% Payout
When: Tuesday, July 25
Start Time: 6:30PM
Register on-site from 4:00PM-6:00PM
Walk-Up Registration Only

Open to the public. All players are paired up at random to form Doubles partners.

Entry: $20
Prize Purse: 50% Payout
When: Friday, July 28
Start Time: 6:00PM
Walk-up Registration Only

Open to the public. Switcholio is a blind draw round robin in which players get a new partner for every game and get ranked on an individual basis.

Entry: $150 Per Team
Prize Purse: 50% Payout
When: Tuesday, July 26
Start Time: 2:00PM
Register on-site from 11:00AM-1:00PM
Walk-Up Registration Only

A tournament based on teams of 5 players. The Open Division is open to anyone.

Entry: $100 Per Team
Prize Purse: 50% Payout
When: Tuesday, July 25
Start Time: 2:00PM
Register on-site from 11:00AM-1:00PM
Walk-Up Registration Only

A tournament based on teams of 5 players. The Non-Pro Division is open to anyone except ACO-Pros.

Open Courts (pick-up games): Open to the public. Find an open court, find a partner, and toss some bags! Kids and families are always throwing at Worlds.

Here are the Divisions you can watch players compete in at ACO Worlds 17

ACO World Divisions are played throughout the Season, and players head to Worlds to compete for the Championship title in their respective Divisions. These tournaments are only open for ACO Members who have met the qualifications throughout the Season, or who are ranked in the top 4o in the World Singles Division, or the top 20 in the World Doubles Division.

  • World Singles: The ACO division to crown the King of Cornhole at the World Championship night
  • World Doubles: The ACO division to crown the top Doubles Team in the world

  • Womens: The ACO division to crown the top Womens Player in the world
  • Womens Doubles: The ACO division to crown the top Womens Doubles Team in the world

  • Seniors: The ACO division to crown the top Seniors Player in the world
  • Seniors Doubles: The ACO division to crown the top Seniors Doubles Team in the world

  • Juniors: The ACO division to crown the top Juniors Player in the world
  • Juniors Doubles: The ACO division to crown the top Juniors Doubles Team in the world

  • Coed Doubles: A Doubles division consisting of one male and one female player per team

  • Hampton Farms World Big Blind Draw: The ACO division of chaos: a blind draw tournament for the crown made of cash!

  • Certified Official Shootout: This is a chance for all of the ACO Certified Officials (CO’s) to find out who is best! Open only to ACO CO’s

  • Lifetimer Championship: The “ACO Ink’d” Lifetime Members play for the championship title in this ACO-tattooed tournament

  • ACO Player of the Season Playoff: The Player of the Season is the Singles player with the top ranked standing at the end of the season. In the event that two or more players are tied in standings at the end of the ACO season, a playoff match is held to find the Player of the Season.

Tournament Talk

Lots of tournament types are played at Worlds. Here’s how they work.

  • Double Elimination: The loser of a match gets another chance to win by moving into the Loser’s Bracket. Most matches at Worlds are Double Elimination.
  • Best of 2 of 3: Players play 3 matches, and whoever wins two of the games is the winner.
  • Pool Play Bracket: A tournament format that breaks up competitors into smaller round robin brackets. The top finishers of each bracket advance to a Final to determine final standings. This is ideal when there are many players in a tournament.
  • Mini Pool Play Brackets: Small pool play brackets that are used to advance top finishers to the Champion Bracket, or advance next finishers to the Tier Pool Play Brackets. An example of this is the RPI (Ranked Players Invitational).
  • Tier Pool Play Brackets: These brackets are used to find the final two players who will advance to the Tier Championship.
  • RPI (Ranked Players Invitational): A mini pool play bracket type to advance Singles players to either the Singles Championship Bracket, or the Singles Tier 2 – Tier 4 Championship Brackets.
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Western Kentucky’s award-winning venue is a full service facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY.

Features include the 8,900+ sq. ft. Kentucky Legend® Pier outside over the scenic Ohio River, a hotel on either side, proximity to the Riverwalk (rated America’s #1 Municipal Park), restaurants and shops.

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“Welcome to Worlds” Party and Saturday Championship Night

Our opening party and Championship Night events are held off-site for a special celebration with ACO family and friends! Locations TBA.

THE ROAD TO WORLDS

FIND OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION

Here’s how to become ACO World Champion in the Singles Division (King or Queen of Cornhole)

  1. Become an ACO Member and start playing.
  2. To make it to Worlds, you have to first qualify. Up to 540 Qualified Singles are accepted into the Singles Division at Worlds. To qualify, a registered ACO member must have played in at least 5 tournaments (ACO Majors or ACO Regionals) in Singles Division tournaments during the year-long ACO Season. Or, finish the Season in the “Corny 40” (the top 40 ranked Singles Players of the Season). Up to 540 total players enter the “RPI” qualifiers at Worlds (Ranked Players Invitational).
  3. Advance through three different Tiers of “Pool Play” Mini Brackets in Double Elimination tournaments. A minimum of 54 players advance to Worlds Singles Brackets.
  4. Advance through three different Tiers of Worlds Singles Brackets in Double Elimination tournaments. Up to 4 players advance to the Worlds Singles Championship.
  5. Beat 3 other players on Championship Night to become the ACO World Singles Champion, and the King or Queen of Cornhole!

“This Season, I was both Player of the Season and World Champion in Womens, I made Pro, and was the only woman in the Corny 40 (top 40). I love the family atmosphere at ACO. People are so happy to see friends that they haven’t seen for months whether they’re players or not.”

– Paula Stevens
ACO Womens World Champion, Season 14, Las Vegas, NV

Players to Watch

As we head into ACO Worlds 17, these are the players of Season 17 to watch. They’ll put on a great show this year at the World Championships of Cornhole!

Kaleb Hurt

Virginia

Isaac Hurt

Virginia

Gary Ferguson

Tennessee

Craig Ervin

Missouri

Riley Brewster

Alabama

Johnny Thomas

Alabama

ACO WORLDS HISTORY

Worlds 17 Champions

Season 17   July 2022   Branson, MO

ACO Players of the Season

World Singles
• Kaleb Hurt

World Doubles
• Kaleb Hurt / Isaac Hurt

Seniors
• Johnny Thomas

Womens
• Maggie Geiger

Juniors
• Austin Cameron

Coed Doubles
• Tammy Williams / Kaleb Hurt

Big Blind Draw
• Dan Deisher

ACO World Singles Championships

  1. Craig Ervin
  2. Austin Thomason
  3. Gary Bearpaw
  4. Austin Cameron
  5. Riley Brewster
  6. Kole Brewer
  7. Bracey Blanton
  8. Bob Heil

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams in World Doubles:

  1. Kaleb Hurt / Isaac Hurt
  2. Gary Bearpaw / Gavin Kirk
  3. Craig Ervin / Russell Tabers
  4. Austin Cameron / Jaime Fincham

ACO Coed Doubles

Top four (3) teams Coed Doubles:

  1. Teanitia Lashley & Terry Mathis
  2. Spencer Garner & Maddie McBride
  3. Randall Garrison & Amber Fretwell

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top 3 players:

  1. Bracey Blanton
  2. Sebastian Barger
  3. Sammy Vansickle

ACO World Womens Championship

  1. Katlyn Hamm
  2. April Alvarez
  3. Maggie Geiger

ACO World Seniors Championship

  1. Johnny Thomas
  2. Gary Ferguson
  3. Doug McClure

ACO Big Blind Draw Championship

  1. Kaleb Hurt / Dan Deisher
  2. Chase Puckett / Zach Rush

ACO Womens Doubles Championship

  1. Megan Puckett / Amber Fretwell
  2. Tammy Williams / Tiffany Fincham

ACO Senior Doubles Championship

  1. Tony Franco / Paul Schroeder
  2. Richard Hochgesang / Michael Hochgesang

Slyder Cup – Open

  1. Austin Cameron, Jaime Fincham, Bracey Blanton, Josh Glover, Kyle Anderson

Tailgator Championship

  1. Ayden Ward / Eric Bruce  – IMF Cornhole

LifeTimer Championship

  1. Aaron Kandler

Certified Official Shootout

  1. Brian Jones
  2. Chris Seaton

Worlds 16 Champions

Season 16   July 2021   Bradenton, FL

ACO Players of the Season

World Singles
• Austin Cameron

World Doubles
• Tanner Halbert and Eric Zockline

Big Blind Draw
• Jerry Armstrong

Senior Doubles
• Keith Blair and Terry Mathis

Women Doubles
• Tracy McMichen and Teanitia Lashley

Senior Singles
• Terry Mathis

Women Singles
• Amber Fretwell

Juniors
• Dylan Aufdenburg

Coed
• Kaleb Hurt and Tammy Williams

ACO World Singles Championships

Top eight (8) players World Singles:

  1. Gary Ferguson
  2. Austin Schlobohm
  3. Kaleb Hurt
  4. Kole Brewer
  5. Spencer Garner
  6. Terry Mathis
  7. Jacob Foreman
  8. Eric Zocklein

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams in World Doubles:

  1. Eric Zocklein & Tanner Halbert
  2. Shawn Anderson & Austin Schlobohm
  3. Kyle Anderson & Josh Glover
  4. TJ Miller & Steve Smith

ACO Coed Doubles

Top four (3) teams Coed Doubles:

  1. Josh Glover / Katlyn Hamm
  2. Craig Ervin / Ashley Ervin
  3. Maggie Geiger / Wayne Rau

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top four (3) players:

  1. Isaac Hurt
  2. Sebastian Barger
  3. Caleb Rogers

ACO World Womens Championship

Top four (3) players

  1. Teresa Forsee
  2. Julia Maki
  3. Megan Maupin

ACO World Seniors Championship

Top four (3) players

  1. Terry Mathis
  2. Terry “T-Bone” Dawon
  3. Scott Burridge

ACO Big Blind Draw Championship

Top four (2) teams

  1. Kody Dobyns & Chris Day
  2. Kole Brewer & Robert Booker

ACO Womens Doubles Championship

Top four (2) teams

  1. Megan Maupin and Bailey Giffin
  2. Teanitia Lashley and Tracy McMichen

ACO Senior Doubles Championship

Top four (2) teams

  1. Scott Burridge and Johny Thomas
  2. Bruce Forsee and Teresa Forsee

Slyder Cup – World Draft

  1. Bob Heil, Wayne Rau, Charlie Kase, Steve Smith, TJ Miller

Crew Cup Challenge

  1. Tanner Halbert, Eric Zockline, Keith Blair, Clinton Lucas

Tailgator Championship

  1. 7 Mile- Michael Gammon & Matt Gammon

LifeTimer Championship

  1. Travis Vansickle

Certified Official Shootout

  1. Randall Garrison
  2. Jerry Armstrong

Worlds 15 Champions

Season 15   July 2020   Columbia, SC

ACO World Singles Championships

Top four (4) players World Singles:

  1. Matt Guy
  2. Erick Davis
  3. Tanner Halbert
  4. Kaleb Hurt

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams in World Doubles:

  1. Hurt & Hurt
  2. Ochoa & Webb
  3. Harrison & Miller
  4. Cameron & Cameron III

Top four (4) teams in World Coed Doubles:

  1. Halbert & Kennedy
  2. Davis & Renegar
  3. Armstrong & Armstrong
  4. Blair & McMichen

Slyder Cup – World Draft

Top four (4) teams

  1. K Blair, M Guy, B Guy, E Zocklein, T Halbert
  2. B Lynn, M West, B Kimbrell, R Guthary, J Tyson
  3. J Garrison, R Garrison, D Parker, J Armstrong, J Glover
  4. E Davis, A Cameron, K Hurt, J Fincham, A Schlobohm

Crew Cup Challenge

Top four (4) teams

  1. P Sandridge, R Cameron III, J Swafford, A Cameron
  2. K Hubbard, S Smith, J Dennison, K Blair
  3. A Brown, R Seibert, J Glover, A Renegar
  4. T Armstrong, D Keltsch, C Austin, K Renegar

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top four (4) players:

  1. Austin Cameron
  2. Erick Davis
  3. Dylan Aufdenberg
  4. Jackson Gore

ACO World Womens Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Paula Stevens
  2. Karen English
  3. Alexis Hammett
  4. Tammy Williams

ACO World Seniors Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Allen Wingham
  2. Terry Dawson
  3. Steve Heath
  4. Mickey Pope

Worlds 14 Champions

Season 14   July 2019   Las Vegas, NV

ACO World Singles Championships

Top four (4) players World Singles:

  1. Matt Guy – KY
  2. Matt Stout – VA
  3. Ryan Windsor – IL
  4. Jeff Link – NV

Top four (4) players in Tier 2 World Singles:

  1. Matt Guy
  2. Jeff Link
  3. Kaleb Hurt
  4. Erick Davis

Top four (4) players in Tier 3 World Singles:

  1. Tyler Parent
  2. Matt Stout
  3. Maggie Geiger
  4. Wayne Rau

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams in World Doubles:

  1. Halbert (FL) / Windsor (IL)
  2. Guy (KY) / Guy (KY)
  3. Barnett / Glover
  4. Blair / Zocklein

Top four (4) teams in Tier 2 World Doubles:

  1. Chesnut / Wolters
  2. Clark / Tanner
  3. Pryor / Parent
  4. Box / Cordell

Slyder Cup – World Draft

Top four (4) teams

  1. Halbert / Kase / Clemmer / Tidwell / Burns
  2. Davis / Glover / Arrington / Cordell / Hammett
  3. Mullis / Hurt / Easley / Stevens / KnoxSnellings / Johnson / Wolters / Armstrong / Schumacher

Slyder Cup – Conference

Top four (4) teams

  1. Kentuckiana: Blair / Zocklein / Guy / Guy / Mathis
  2. SVC: Williams / Hurt / Hurt / Cameron / Cameron
  3. Davis Nation: Halbert / West / Davis / Davis / Davis

Crew Cup Challenge

Top four (4) teams

  1. Reynolds
  2. Nine Inch Males
  3. Silent and Deadly
  4. Courtesy Flush

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top four (4) players:

ACO World Womens Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Paula Stevens
  2. Karen English
  3. Alexis Hammett
  4. Tammy Williams

ACO World Seniors Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Don Bailey
  2. Jr Williams
  3. Allen Wingham
  4. Mike Arrington, Sr

Worlds 13 Champions

Season 13   July 2018   Montgomery, AL

ACO World Singles Championships

Top four (4) players World Singles:

  1. Ryan Windsor – IL
  2. Tanner Halbert – FL
  3. Matt Guy – KY
  4. Bret Guy – KY

Top four (4) players in Tier 2 World Singles:

  1. Rob Guthary – SC
  2. Johnny Lang – KY
  3. Derrick Mentzer – PA
  4. Ethan Morgan – IL

Top four (4) players in Tier 3 World Singles:

  1. Matthew Morton – VA
  2. Jake Childs – FL
  3. Billy Young – GA
  4. Jeremy Jacobs – IL

Top four (4) players in Tier 4 World Singles:

  1. Brian Bailey – KY
  2. Brianna Crosco – MD
  3. Bobby Kimrey – MO
  4. Todd Crosco – MD

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams in World Doubles:

  1. Guy (KY) / Guy (KY)
  2. Sutton (MO) / Windsor (IL)
  3. Corprew (NC) / Uransky (VA)
  4. Graham (NC) / Holland (NC)

Top four (4) teams in Tier 2 World Doubles:

  1. Cromer (MD) / Mallonee (MD)
  2. Cameron (VA) / Cameron (VA)
  3. Cross (IN) / Dawson (IN)
  4. Stevens (IL) / Webb (IL)

Top four (4) teams in Tier 3 World Doubles:

  1. Gregory (TN) / Smothers (KY)
  2. Brandle (KY) / Gregory (KY)
  3. Priest (IN) / Quilter (IN)
  4. Perkins (MI) / Singleton (MI)

Slyder Cup – Social

Top four (4) teams

  1. Toss 21
  2. Kzoo Cornhole
  3. Free Money
  4. Skooterz

Slyder Cup – Pro

Top four (4) teams

  1. Chair City
  2. Beer Belly Bags
  3. Here For Beer
  4. FL-VA Line

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top four (4) players:

  1. Michael Avery (NC)
  2. Erick Davis (NC)
  3. Kenzie Beach (VA)
  4. CJ Slugantz (KY)

ACO World Womens Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Courtney Coy (IL)
  2. Samantha Finley (FL)
  3. Kaylee Hunter (NC)
  4. Katherine Kennedy (VA)

ACO World Seniors Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Daymon Dennis (KY)
  2. Chuckie Love (OH)
  3. Mike Schaffer (OH)
  4. Philip Haydon (KY)

Worlds XI Champions

Season 12   July 2017   Owensboro, KY

ACO World Singles Championships

Top four (4) players:

  1. Jamie “KING” Graham – North Carolina 
  2. Ryan Windsor – Illinois
  3. Matt Guy – Kentucky
  4. Erick Davis  – North Carolina 

Top four (4) players in Tier 2 World Singles:

  1. Danny Seals – Kentucky
  2. Ronnie Hileman – Virgiinia
  3. Brad Tucker – Kentucky
  4. Steven Bernacet – Indiana

Top four (4) players in Tier 3 World Singles:

  1. Branden Davis – North Carolina
  2. Paula Stevens – Virginia
  3. Eddie Justus – West Virginia
  4. Ryan Johnson – Florida

Top four (4) players in Tier 4 World Singles:

  1. Scott Phillips – Oregon
  2. Tanner Dinges – Virginia
  3. Katie Beason – Florida
  4. Mike Ferreira – Massachusetts 

ACO World Doubles Championships

Top four (4) teams:

  1. Herrara (IL) / Windsor (IL)
  2. Avery (NC) / Avery (NC)
  3. Corley (FL) / Poythress (NC)
  4. Zocklein (KY) / Blair (KY)

Top four (4) teams in Tier 2 World Doubles:

  1. Camba (VA) / Stout (VA)
  2. Justus (WV) / Justus (WV)
  3. Tate (VA) / Cecil (VA)
  4. Jacobson (VA) / Smith (VA)

Top four (4) teams in Tier 3 World Doubles:

  1. Vonch (IN) / Seals (KY)
  2. Peterson (OH) / Mayes (OH)
  3. Villareal (IN) / Ellis (IN)
  4. Quilter (IN) / Priest (IN)

Top four (4) teams in Tier 4 World Doubles:

  1. Stelter (IL) / Bernacet (IN)
  2. Kase (KY) / English (KY) 
  3. Rager (MI) / Rager (MI)
  4. Webber (NC) / Byrd (NC)

ACO World Womens Championship

Top four (4) players

  1. Christine Papcke – Ohio
  2. Kamryn Belvin – Virginia
  3. Rosie Streker – Florida
  4. Paula Stevens – Virginia

ACO World Seniors Championship

Top four (4) players:

  1. Daymon Dennis
  2. Chuckie Love
  3. Mike Schaffer
  4. Philip Haydon

ACO World Juniors Championship

Top four (4) players:

  1. Erick Davis – North Carolina
  2. Duncan Clemmer – North Carolina
  3. Bobby Morris, JR. – North Carolina
  4. Kenzie Beach – Virginia