Earn an ACL pro spot

How to earn an ACL Pro spot

If you want to earn an ACL Pro spot for the next season, you need to read this! It is possible that the new season has not even started yet but if you have your sights set on claiming one of those ACL Pro spots, you need to start preparing now to make your dream a reality. Lets jump right in and give you all the new info, as of today, that you need to focus on.

As the sport of cornhole grows, many backyard players are looking for information on how to take their game to the next level after seeing a match on ESPN over the weekend and muttering, I could beat that guy. Well, this is your big chance! Put your bags where your mouth is. Read below on exactly what you need to do to get the opportunity of a lifetime. A chance to earn on of those 256 ACL Pro spots in the American Cornhole League.

ACL Pro spot

How to Qualify for a 2022/23 ACL Pro Spot

Below are the ways to qualify for an ACL Pro spot for the 2022/23 season: 

1. The top 100 ranked ACL Pros via ACL Pro Singles from the 2020-2021 season will automatically requalify for the 2021-2022 ACL Pro Division
2. The top 50 ranked ACL Pro teams via ACL Pro Doubles from the 2020-2021 season will automatically requalify for the 2021-2022 ACL Pro Division
3. Finish in the top 32 at the ACL Pro Qualifier at the 2021 ACL World Championships
4. Finish in the top 24 in ACL Open standings in 2020-2021
5. Win a certified ACL Pro Conference Qualifier event (1 per ACL Conference)
6. All remaining spots will be filled via an ACL Pro Application, which can be found here

Benefits of an ACL Pro

  • The ability to refer to yourself as an ACL Pro in the public marketplace and market yourself to sponsors as an ACL Pro. 
  • Participation in the ACL Pro Standings and Prize Pool associated with it.
  • Entry into the ACL Pro Singles, ACL Pro Doubles, and ACL Pro Team events at ACL Pro Nationals, ACL Pro Shootout Qualifiers and the 2021 ACL World Championships.
  • Opportunity to qualify for the ACL Pro Doubles Shootout Championship. 
  • Opportunity to qualify for the ACL Pro Singles Shootout Championship. 
  • Opportunity to purchase an ACL Pro Officially licensed jersey.
  • Recognition on the ACL Website in the ACL Pro Section.
  • Opportunities to be selected for ACL Special Events and Public Relations opportunities.
  • International opportunities with the WCO.
  • Additional opportunity to appear on Nationally Televised events.

2021-2022 Season Details

The ACL Pro Division will be the only skill level within the ACL that will have a guaranteed prize pool.

The minimum ACL Pro guaranteed prize pool is $1,000,000, spread across all ACL Pro events, doubled from 2020-2021. The ACL reserves the right to increase the total prize pool at any time.

Check the full ACL Schedule of events here

2021-2022 ACL Pro Points

There are 2 types of events where ACL Pros will earn points towards their ACL Pro Rankings during the 2021-2022 Season.

ACL World Championships – Each ACL Pro Doubles team and each ACL Pro Singles player will count the points earned at the 2022 ACL World Championships as part of their Pro Standings

ACL Pro Nationals – There will be 4 ACL Pro National events during the 2021-2022 season. Each ACL Pro Doubles team and each ACL Pro Singles player will count their best 3 out of 4 finishes at ACL Pro Nationals


This is the information we have and it comes direct from the ACL. For more info, visit their website directly and be sure to tell them, you heard about it on Cornhole Addicts. This is subject to change and if it does, we will make the appropriate changes here.

Of course, if you are playing in the ACL, you will need some ACL Approved cornhole bags. Be sure to visit our Pro Shop for all the best bags and equipment to make your game the best it can be. We are Everything Cornhole to Feed Your Addiction!

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