Who is ready to play cornhole? As this season gets underway, here is a list of upcoming ACL events. We already locked in some dates and venues but keep in mind, depending on any more COVID restrictions, things could change. Events will be added to the schedule below as they are confirmed, so check back often!
This year, the ACL National events are only for the 256 ACL Pros to compete in. ACL Open events are open to the general public for competing, and are the best way to earn points towards qualifying to be an ACL Pro next season.
2020-2021 ACL Events
ACL National Events
2021 ACL Kickoff Battle – Advent Health Field House – Winter Haven, FL – February 5-7, 2021 CLICK HERE FOR ALL EVENT INFO 2021 ACL Cornhole Mania – Wichita State University – Wichita, KS – March 19-21, 2021
2021 ACL Bag Brawl – Westgate Casino and Resort – Las Vegas, NV – April 30 – May 2, 2021
2021 ACL Final Chase – Valley Forge Casino – Valley Forge, PA – July 2-4, 2021
2021 ACL World Championships & Pro Qualifier (see below) – Rock Hill Sports and Events Center – Rock Hill, SC – August 2-8, 2021
ACL Open Events
2020 ACL Open #1 – Lifezone 360 – West Dundee, IL – October 23-25, 2020 2020 ACL Open #2 – The Sports Hub – Centralia, WA – November 27-29, 2020
(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS)
2020 ACL Open #3 – Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel – Myrtle Beach, SC – December 18-20, 2020 2021 ACL Open #4 – Travis County Expo Center – Austin, TX – January 8-10, 2021 (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS) 2021 ACL Open #5 – (Southeast) Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex – Jacksonville, FL – February 26-28, 2021
2021 ACL Open #6 (Atlantic) – Fredericksburg Expo Center – Fredericksburg, VA – March 26-28, 2021 (Cornhole Addicts will be a vendor, be sure to stop by and say Hi)
2021 ACL Open #7 (Mid-West) – Bend XPO – Quad Cities, IA – April 9-11, 2021
2021 ACL Open #8 (Mid-South) Louisville Arcade Expo – Louisville, KY – April 16-18, 2021
2021 ACL Open #9 (Mid-East) – Erie Convention Center – Erie, PA – May 14-16, 2021
2021 ACL Open #10 (Northeast) – Times Union Center – Albany, NY – June 4-6, 2021
2021 ACL Open #11 (West) – Town and Country Resort – San Diego, CA – June 11-13, 2021
2021 ACL Open #4 and ACL Pro Shootout -Austin Convention Center – Austin, TX – June 25-27, 2021
For more info, go to ACL website
2021 ACL Open #12 and ACL Pro Shootout #5 – Atlantic Station – Atlanta, GA – July 16-17, 2021
2021 ACL Pro Qualifier
We are almost at the end of the 2020 – 2021 cornhole season. If you are looking to become a Pro player next season, hopefully you meet the requirements and are planning to attend the Pro Qualifier in Rock Hill, SC from August 2-8.
Each season there are 256 ACL Pro Division spots available. The top 50 Pro Doubles teams and top 100 Pro Singles players from the previous season automatically qualify for the next season’s Pro Division. Additionally, the top 24 ranked players in Open standings (excluding ACL Pros that qualified via the top 50 Pro Doubles teams/top 100 Pro Singles players) qualify for the following season’s Pro Division. There are also 32 spots reserved for ACL Pro qualification via the 2021 ACL Pro Qualifier. Any other spots remaining will be filled via the ACL Pro Application process which will be released in summer 2021.
With the introduction of gambling lines into the sport, the ACL Pro Division is limited to no more than eight (8) ACL Pros under the age of 18. There are currently 4 ACL Pros who would meet this criteria in the 2022 ACL Pro Season. That being said, there are tentatively only 4 spots available for players under 18 years of age in the 2022 ACL Pro Division. Priority will first be given to highest ranking Open standings players in the Top 24 followed by the ACL Pro Qualifier.
How the qualifier works
The 2021 ACL Pro Qualifier will be split into two sessions, a morning and afternoon session. Players only need to register for one of the sessions. Entry into the ACL Pro Qualifier is free for current ACL Pros looking to re-qualify for the 2022 ACL Pro Division if they have not already re-qualified via the steps mentioned above. Cost for all other aspiring Pros is $150/player. If a player qualifies for the Pro Division through the ACL Pro Qualifier, $100 of the $150 entry fee may be directly applied to the ACL Pro Membership fee.
The format for the 2021 ACL Pro Qualifier is 8 Rounds of ACL Rounders. ACL Rounders is a progressive round-robin format where the first game played is against a random opponent, and each subsequent matchup is against a player of identical or similar record (i.e. 2-0 vs 2-0 and 0-2 vs 0-2). Tiebreakers for players with identical records are based on point differential. The top 32 players across both sessions (not necessarily 16 from each session) will earn a spot in the 2022 ACL Pro Division.
For more information on the ACL or to become a member, be sure to visit iplayacl.com and tell them Cornhole Addicts sent you!