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The best players in the World.

The biggest Cornhole Party. July 26-31 IN FLORIDA

COMPETE

ACO Worlds Divisions are open to ACO Pros and any player that qualifies by participating in a minimum number of ACO Majors or other tournaments during the season leading up to Worlds.

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

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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.

Mon, July 26 – Sat, July 31, 2021

Bradenton Area Convention Center, FL
(Tampa, Florida area)

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WATCH ONLINE

Watch all the action during Worlds Week here:

ACO Home Page
ACO Facebook Page
ACO YouTube Channel


Also visit WeAreCornhole.com to catch shows and specials on the ACO Digital Network, produced from ACO Worlds footage.

Spectator’s Info

Here are the Divisions you can watch players compete in at ACO Worlds 16

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 of competing in a minimum number of ACO tournaments 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

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

  • 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.

Wanna throw bags too?

These are the games that anyone can play at Worlds, with no ACO Membership or qualifying needed. Most of these “pay-to-play” events have registration available the same day, but do have maximum entry limits.

  • Open Blind Draw: Open to the public. All players are paired up at random to form Doubles partners. Head to the Registration Tent between 4:00pm–6:00pm on Thursday, and play at 7:00pm.
  • Crew Cup Blind Draw: Similar to the Open Blind Draw, except that 4 players will be randomly drawn for each team. Each player on a team throws two bags each instead of 4. Head to the Registration Tent between 9:15am–9:45am Thursday, and play at 10:00am.
  • ACO Slyder Cup: A tournament based on teams of 5 players. Two divisions are played: Open Division (open to anyone), and Non-Pro Division, where current ACO-Pros (top 80 players) are restricted from competing. Head to the Registration Tent between 11:00am–1:00pm Thursday on Thursday, and play at 2:00pm.
  • Luck of the Draw matches: Open to the public. Various “pay-to-play” matches where you are teamed up at random with another teammate.
  • World Game Challenge: Open to the public. Various game challenges, including the popular Long Toss Competition
  • 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.

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.
LOCATION

Bradenton Area Convention Center

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4,000-seat multi-purpose arena and convention center in Palmetto, Florida. It was home to the Florida Stingers basketball team, and the Florida Scorpions of the American Professional Football League.

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5 Day Event Schedule for Worlds 16

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COMPETE

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VIDEO

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PARTY ZONES

“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 Riverwalk

As downtown Bradenton’s showpiece, the Riverwalk is our outdoor gathering place. Overlooking the Manatee River, the Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile, ADA-accessible park spanning downtown with many features including an amphitheater, skate park, beach volleyball, and a fishing pier.

Palmetto Riverwalk

Walkable pier and marina, ice cream shop, Palmetto Historical Park and waterfront dining at Riverhouse Reef and Grill.

Downtown Bradenton/Old Main Street area

  • Oak and Stone (rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Manatee River)
  • Paddy Wagon’s (on Main St. and has cornhole boards)
  • O’Bricks
  • Pier 22 (waterfront dining)
  • Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market every Saturday on the Old Main Street

Breweries

  • Motorworks Brewery
  • Darwin Brewery Co.
  • 3 Keys Brewery

Waterfront Restaurants

There are many throughout our county:

  • Caddy’s on the Point
  • Whiskey Joes
  • Woody’s River Roo Pub

Anna Maria Island

Spend the day on the island! (see itineraries for list of specific ideas to do out on Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and on the beaches.)

ACO WORLDS 16 HOST CITY

BRADENTON AREA, FLORIDA

Where Old Florida Still Exists

Located on the Manatee River, south of Tampa, Bradenton is filled with old Florida history. The nearby Riverwalk stretches along the water, just off the vibrant downtown. Galleries, studios and shops occupy colorfully restored 1920s and ‘30s cottages in the Village of the Arts.

Plus, Bradenton is a short drive from Gulf shores like Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.

For deals, discounts, and more visit Bradenton Area’s website exclusively for American Cornhole.

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SPECIAL HOTEL RATES FOR ACO PLAYERS AND GUESTS, PLUS TRAVEL PROTECTION

American Cornhole Organization is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a housing agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events. HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates. These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually include breakfast for your team.

Also, a  Travel Protection Plan is now available for purchase for all new reservations booked through this website. Most importantly this plan has a “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit that will protect 75% of your non-refundable hotel booking and event registration costs for only $21.05 (based on a 2-night stay). Book your hotel reservation and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip. Alternatively, you can call HBC directly at 505-346-0522 (Travel Protection Plan can only be added to your booking within 20 days of your hotel reservation date).

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ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16 Schedule of Events

MONDAY, JULY 26th @ 6:00PM: Early Bird Opening Night Party. Details to come.

All start times may be adjusted up to one-half hour due to tournament play times.

 TUESDAY, JULY 27WEDNESDAY, JULY 28THURSDAY, JULY 29FRIDAY, JULY 30SATURDAY, JULY 31
7:00 AM
8:00 AM------ Doors Open ------------ Doors Open ------------ Doors Open ------------ Doors Open ------
9:00 AM------ Doors Open ------Womens Doubles
Seniors Doubles
World Singles RPIDoubles Championship BracketLifeTimer Championship Tournament
10:00 AMCrew Cup Blind DrawDoubles Tier 2
Doubles Tier 3
11:00 AMDoubles Tier 411:30AM - Opening Ceremony / National Anthem / First Pitch
11:45AM – ACO LifeTimer Championship Match
12:00 PM12:30PM – ACO Seniors Doubles Championship Match
1:00 PMWomens Singles
Seniors Singles
1:15PM – ACO Womens Doubles Championship Match
2:00 PMSlyder Cup - Open Division
Slyder Cup - Non-PRO Division
World Doubles RPI2:00PM – ACO World Coed Championship Match
2:45PM - ACO World Juniors Championship Match
3:00 PMJuniors SinglesSingles Championship Bracket3:30PM - ACO World Seniors Championship Match
4:00 PM4:15PM - ACO World Womens Championship Match
5:00 PMPlayer of the Season PlayoffsPlayer of the Season Playoffs5:00PM – Awards Ceremony
6:00 PMCoed DoublesSingles Tier 2
Singles Tier 3
ACO Certified Official Shootout6:00PM - ACO World Doubles Championship Match
7:00 PMWorld Big Blind Draw Championship
Open Blind Draw
Singles Tier 47:00PM – ACO World Singles – Semi Final #1
7:45PM – ACO World Singles – Semi Final #2
8:00 PM8:30PM – ACO World Singles – Championship Match
9:00 PM9:15PM - Crowning of the new King or Queen of Cornhole
9:30PM - Closing Party – Details to come
10:00 PM------ Doors Close ------------ Doors Close ------------ Doors Close ------------ Doors Close ------------ Doors Close ------

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).
  3. Up to 540 total players enter the “RPI” qualifiers at Worlds (Ranked Players Invitational).
  4. Advance through three different Tiers of “Pool Play” Mini Brackets in Double Elimination tournaments. A minimum of 54 players advance to Worlds Singles Brackets.
  5. Advance through three different Tiers of Worlds Singles Brackets in Double Elimination tournaments. Up to 4 players advance to the Worlds Singles Championship.
  6. 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 16, these are the players of Season 16 to watch. They’ll put on a great show this year at the World Championships of Cornhole!

Terry "T-Bone" Dawson

Indiana

Maggie Geiger

Wisconsin

Kaleb Hurt

Virginia

Jeremiah Ellis

Ohio

Jaxson Garrison

Alabama

Dylan Aufdenberg

Missouri

ACO WORLDS HISTORY

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

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