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.

ACO WORLDS REGISTRATION opens June 2022 to qualified ACO players

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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 25 – Sat, July 30, 2022

Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

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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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

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.

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Lose the bags and play with dice! Free Blind Draw Doubles Tournament with a guaranteed $1,000 Purse to the first 128 players that sign up!

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

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

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Similar to the Open Blind Draw, except that 4 players will be randomly drawn for each team. Each player on a team throws 2 bags each instead of 4.

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

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A tournament based on teams of 5 players. The Non-Pro Division is open to anyone except ACO-Pros (the top 80 ranked ACO players).

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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 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.

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

Branson Convention Center

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The Convention Center sits right at the heart of the new Branson Landing on the river. At Worlds, you’ll be walking distance from over 80 shops and 20 restaurants on the Landing, plus attractions like the Branson Zipline over the river! Each year, millions of visitors flock to Branson to enjoy world-class entertainment, championship golf courses and relaxing Ozark Mountain surroundings. Branson is renowned for live shows, exceptional shopping and beautiful natural scenery.

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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 Branson Landing

Branson Landing, where Live Music, Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Take Center Stage! You will have a whole new world to explore with over 18 restaurants and 80 specialty shops, plus attractions such as the Branson Zipline over the river! Don’t miss Branson Landing’s water and fire spectacular located in the middle of Town Square!

Attractions and Things to Do

You’ll find an amazing range of fun things to do in Branson. Whether you’re looking for thrilling family attractions for all ages, ideas for a romantic couples’ getaway, the latest and greatest live-shows or incredible outdoor adventures, Branson has activities to suit your vacation style.

From outdoor fun to world-class live entertainment, there’s no shortage of great things to do in Branson. Enjoy fishing on Table Rock Lake to catch big bass. Scream with delight on thrill rides at Silver Dollar City. Explore some of our fun attractions. Race the kids in go karts. Play a round at a local golf course. Indulge in some retail therapy with a great day of shopping in Branson. Enjoy a visit to a local winery. Fly over the Ozarks in a helicopter or soar over on a zip line. If you’re in the mood to relax, plan a tranquil day at a luxurious spa in Branson. Whether on land, air or water, Branson is packed with ways to enjoy yourself — whether you want to get out and be active or just take it easy and unwind.

Live Shows

Known for its incredible live entertainment, Branson has more than 100 shows that span all genres and interests.

For more than 50 years, live shows (and encores, of course!) have been a staple of Branson vacations. Morning, afternoon and night, Branson offers a variety of entertainment options for every member of the family, including comedy shows, dinner shows, shows for kids and even shows on boats! Explore Branson’s upcoming shows to create your personal lineup.

Restaurants

From kid-friendly restaurants to fine dining steakhouses, and national chains to eclectic only-in-Branson eateries, Branson restaurants hit the spot.

Whether you’re looking for family-style servings, a quiet table for two or something unique to the area, Branson’s long list of restaurants please every palate. Choose from family favorites, buffets, grab-and-go fast-food options and more. Branson also has plenty of banquet facilities capable of seating hundreds for conferences, weddings and other special events.

ACO WORLDS 17 HOST CITY

BRANSON, MISSOURI

Three area lakes, over 100 live shows, a vast array of lodging options and endless family fun await.

Experience world-famous live entertainment, thrilling attractions, outdoor beauty, delicious food and genuine Ozarks hospitality that will make you feel right at home.

In Branson, those precious moments with your family become memories to last a lifetime. No matter what brings you here or what your crew enjoys doing, Branson offers activities and natural wonders that will transform your visit into an unforgettable adventure. Start planning your Branson getaway today!

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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!

Austin Cameron

Virginia

Gary Ferguson

Tennessee

Kaleb Hurt

Virginia

Spencer Garner

Arkansas

Isaac Hurt

Virginia

Maddie McBride

Tennessee

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